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though it has been sum months, i have returned back to this beloved site to let u all know that u have not driven me off it.
i understand the bullying u all were doing was to drive me off- both this website and my journey on quitting smoking.
i missed u all, esp happiness. my biggest fan through-out this journey. i will be updating u all on my recent adventures.
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Quitting with the smoking addiction was the start of a new chapter in my life, which lead me to a much better path. This has inspired me to help others achieve this, because I want everyone to able to live a heathy lifestyle.
Im already helping two test clients with success on the journey to stop smoking completely. As I want to perfect my method and gain more experience, ...
today i received my package from the government to help my journey on quitting smoking. the package has humbled me, because i only got books on how to stop smoking and some silly little magnets.
i didn't even get a vape or anything, scomo continues to disappoint me.
(12) Today was easy!
Listen to what I am saying: “Going the entire day without smoking was easier than anything else I did today.” Now consider this . . . I am a 73 year-old man who smoked anywhere from a pack to three packs of cigarettes a day for 53 years of his life. I also happen to have celebrated 8 years of being nicotine free on July 12, 2020. If anyone had told me on July 11, 2012 that I...
Can anyone tell me the benefits of eating carrots when quitting smoking please
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Associate yourself to new place where your old habit reminds you, keep walking in new places/garden/mountains and breathe (deep breathe) after 1 month and observe what you missed when your able to breathe easily and deeply... :-)
What I didn't realize when I quit smoking was how much time I was losing by smoking. Not just the time at the end of life but the time during my life. I smoked about 25 cigs a day which took about 10 minuets per cig. That's over 4 hours a day wasted. I think this is one of the reasons quieting is so hard. You sit around with all that spare time with nothing to do but wish you had a cig. Time for...
Had been smoking for 50 years apart from a couple of short breaks...Anyone with a similar habit knows how hard it is to quit, besides which I have always considered it as one of the few things I do well.Smoking consists of basically two things - The Addiction to nicotine and the Habit....Sticking it in your mouth, lighting it, smoking it and sharing with your friends..Now the addiction is the eas...
In my quit smoking survival kit i have:
1. Kava capsules or powder for quitting smoking side effects like irritability. They have helped alot at keeping me calm.
2. Fidget toy sutch as a stress ball or fidget spinner.
3. Symbolic friendly reminders, i have a coin to symbolize the mony i am saving and a feather to remind me of my freedom of addiction.
4. Cuticle Oil and a good lip balm. Just ...
Hey guys! I’m aiming to be quit smoking by the 1st of July and I’m wanting advice I’m defiantly ready but I want to be prepared. Tell me how you quick. 💕
I have a very hectic life very stressful which I would always head straight for a smoke and I don’t want to replace smokes with food.
I’m just wondering how people work through basically life’s challenges how they have worked through it especially in the first couple of days. Please I would love to hear from your experiences
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Giving up this Monday for good. Want to be here for my kids weddings
We need to support everyone in a positive way.....we do not need quoted passages from books etc, we do not need people standing on their soap boxes dishing out advice as if they know all there is to know. We simply need to quietly encourage and support anyone that needs it. Everyone has a point of view, but I honestly believe there are some who are giving advice that has not been asked for. Somet...
I have a few questions... I quit around a week ago after smoking a pack a day for a little over a year. I assumed that after the four days passed, so would the symptoms. While they have decreased, I'm still having trouble concentrating and communicating. My mind is so foggy I have trouble forming coherent sentences at times. It's really inconvenient since I'm in school and this is an important ti...
My experience at 80 days was the first 3 to 5 during the nicotine withdraw were the worst and most difficult. The next difficulty was changing the daily routines! " The first morning smoke, the stress reliever, the after meal smoke. Smoking to me was like my best friend that's killing me slowly!! Changing the high risk smoking times of day, need to be changed with healthier alternatives, the mind...
Go for a long walk. Worked well for me on day 1.
I am eating more than ever since I cut down on my cigarette intake for the day. My cravings for healthy food has increased due to my metabolism being fast when I was active. I am hesitant to just binge out on good food and drinks as I have a lot of stress and am currently not active since being in a motor bike accident last year October my smoking has increased a lot up until now as I do not have...
I have compiled a list of the top things that have helped me get to the point I am at now (over 15 months quit). Please keep in mind the quit process is different for everyone but I believe there are certain techniques listed below that will help most quitters:
1) Read and be open to the concept of Allan Carr's "Easy Way to Quit Smoking" The foundation for Allan also gives live seminars in ce...
after a meal i am struggling with the most i am 2 days with no smokes and almost gave in and went and brought some smokes but my will power and self talk talked me out of it i was just wondering if anyone has any ideas on after meals what they do to stop the craving
Hi I quit also, using champix.
Few headaches to start with but no problems now as long as I eat before I take the pill.
I was not a long long term smoker, I smoked for nearly 2 years.
Still been hard.
Apart from using champix I just cut down from 8 to 3 then to 2 then none.
Also I gym everyday which helps with stress and I also ride my bike.
On top of this I had my partne...
hello everyone, it was really long period after my last time posting here :) I feel very well I don't have any cravings or stress or something like this.
With cigarettes I have quitted also weeds or hookah, so everything smoking. now I have exactly 1 year after quitting. what is your ideas or experiences about smoking weed???
Hi all, today is my first day I'm going to quit my smoking habit. I know its tough to do but I really hope someone out there can help me out. My last cigarette I had at 2pm today. I'm going to be free from nicotine. I re-frame my mind and make my will strong enough. Pls wish my success and keep pray and motivate me.
I found a program called You Can Do It 123 Easy on ITunes and it is fabulously helpful and is making it so much easier check it out everyone. Cheers!
I am really struggling to staying quit. I keep trying after a relapse of not smoking for 10 weeks, but I just can't seem to shake it. I'm not giving up on giving up though. Any words of advise or encouragement for a determined struggler.
I am proud I can now finally say I am 9 days without smoking. I smoked around 20 cigarettes a day for more than 10 years and after a couple of attempts I now finally decided to quit forever. The reason I wanted to post is to share my point of view regarding the emotional reactions witch all of us have to endure during our first months without smoking. In my case I could describe it as an emotio...
Today is my first day of being smoke free. I am going well, been to see my doctor and got and filled a script for patches. I have been tempted to smoke, but when I feel the urge to I use NRT and deal with it in my thoughts, and re assess my goals and reasons for quitting. I know I can do this!!!!
Hello all you lovely smoke free people. It's been 2 full months now for me and I finally did the the big 5k run at the weekend for Cancer Research UK. Guess what! I managed it, I ran all the way round the course and I even had enough breath left at the 4k mark to have a chat with a lady who quit smoking 3 years ago. It was thrilling to see thousands of women dressed in pink and all running for...
been easy nope, been doable though.
I do not have physical cravings only thoughts and that's where the addict lives in my head, so the more time that passes the weaker he gets as no is easier than yes.
I can not today think of one good reason to light up other than if I want to commit slow and painful suicide.
it hasn't been easy and I am happy for that as doing the hard yards really sti...
So I woke up this morning at 6.am which is totally out of character for me as a smoker but now its becoming common. In fact, since I stopped all nicotine products /smoking I've been waking up early almost every day. I've also been sleeping better. I've not researched it but I'm sure that nicotine screws up sleep. I know from my own body that there is at least an indirect link if its not directly ...
I have made a You Tube video so people can see the pros and cons for them selves:-
Lock your tobacco up in an automatic pill dispenser to limit the number of cigarettes you have access to, and put the key in a time lock box. This w...
Just my experience and now over two weeks free of smoking, green tea has helped me, in the following way: Relax, replace the habit of smoking or holding a cigarette and subdue in part the cravings of tobacco.
just my experience so far, Enjoy. :)
Some of you will know me here. I'm now on day 80 nicotine free. In the first 6 weeks of quitting I started putting on a lot of weight. Now its really coming back to normal and I'd like to share why I think so. This is just my experience so it may not be everyone elses. I am writing this for the benefit of those who want to know one man's story.
As a heavy smoker I always needed my sugar, especia...
I'm on day 8 on champex and getting the weird dreams, headaches as well but committed to quit smoking in two days. Does exercise help the champex side effects or make it worse?
I forgot. bought a boxing bag. That should help me cope a lot better with the stress, and frustration, and get fitter too. might sound a bit out there, but anything to distract the thoughts. Will see???
I am a few hours smoke-free. I want to have a quit attempt in the morning. I believe I can do it with posative self-talk. The quitline say I'm very posative. I ask my husband to buy cigarettes for me when things get rough. I find not saying anything works best. Then the patch passes no drama. If I concentrate on things like my garden or the weather, I get over the thoughts of smoking. It's only t...
Yes I am afraid this is going to be a long status:
1st has anybody got tips for the "I need to get out of bed to prepare food for those I love.....I cannot seem to get past the "I need/have to or I always START THE DAY LIKE THIS and I need it to get going....GO OUTSIDE AND HAVE AT LEAST A FEW PUFFS AND THEN BUTT AND SAVE THE REST FOR LATER?
Here it is 3.50am and I am feeling bad about having me...
This idea is for all those who have tried to give many times before and needs to succeed this time.
Vaping is a replacement to smoking without all the negative cancer causing effects of tobacco.
This is the only thing that has worked for me and this time, I'm confident I can beat smoking tobacco for good.
Every time I have tried to give up, I was a mess for three to 6 months till I went bac...
Just got back from my powerwalk for an hour and 10 minutes . Not puffing , healthy sweat, coming up 54 years old and feeling like I'm 40.Why did I smoke for 35 years ? We've all got the same pathetic excuses. Give up now and reclaim YOUR LIFE !!!.I have saved $17,500.00 and spent in on nice clothes, fine dining, weekends away, concerts and an overseas holiday and that's just out of money I would'...
I am on champix and have been smoke free for 3 days now. ITs all going well the vivid dreams I find fun they don’t actually bother me it’s the waking up at 2am and staring at ceiling for hours trying to get back to sleep. I have tried the 4,7,8 technique it doesn’t work. So insomnia is killing me slowly. Any advice there I am thinking about speaking to my doctor about a form of sedation. My secon...
Well here I am, a year to the day after I decided to quit smoking. 365 days smoke-free. There were times I never, ever thought I would get here. At times I thought I was going crazy, that I would never be the same. It was foggy and yuck and I didn't like who I was without ciggies. It felt like losing a best friend.
But I did it. I pushed through - and you can too! I don't care if it sounds che...
Look far and wide, however you will never find a tobacco company executive that uses the product.
They understand the science behind their products...
My reason to stop smoking this time was due to the fact that my breathing was getting so bad that it was a struggle to walk back up the 100metre driveway without a couple of pit stops to catch my breath. After hearing many horror stories about people taking Champix, I still decided to give it a go. I started taking Champix on January 12th 2015. By the 22nd I had completely stopped smoking.
I am 8 days in to no smoking which is not a massive milestone but relative to my past attempts this is a winner. I have barely had a craving - have had a few glasses of red wine and kept up my commitment to staying smoke free. Of course - it does help to be seeking out my non smoking buddies more so than socialising with my smoking friends but it is still a win.
I changed my fo...
For me it was impossible like for many of us always. I thought I will end up my life smoking but I can’t quit this stick or rather these sticks don’t want to leave me ever. Smoked for 20 long years everyday.. 365 days in a year and associated smoke and those puffs with all my victory, failures, ups, downs, happiness, anxiety, waiting and driving. I loved my ciga...
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