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i have recently been told to start chain smoking. though i take the p*ss out of this website, i was truly hurt that a member of this community told me to take up smoking once more.
u may think i am mentally unstable, and i am but i have had a lot on my plate. people have come and gone in my life and i have been struggling (somewhat). i come on this site 2 brighten up other's lives and yet i fe...
after months of harassment on this website, over my infamous story about my co-worker, Mr. Holbery, it has been taken down.
i am being silenced on this website, they r trying to weaken my voice. i bring the life of the party on this website and yet i have offended many.
still to no avail with u silence me, i have a plethora of stories (such as my love life and many more co-workers). this f...
other than being harassed on this website, i am taking amazing dubs.
the man that makes me feel young is out of the door and back with the man who has a plethora of mental issues. but we can work on that another time.
i am feeling, free. like an unwashed hippie in the 70s. i am zen
-chwoe, finally at peace
Hello everyone :)
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.
also broke up with that a**hole of a boyfriend and back to the other one <3
-chwoe, the lover
Can anyone tell me the benefits of eating carrots when quitting smoking please
I need help
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...
i smoked for a 5 years and searched for a way too stop smoking.
i recommend the video guide i made to stop smoking.
type in youtube "a healthy way too stop smoking"
a short guide around 8 min and if you follow it for a month it would be easier for you too stop smoking entirely . getting over your psychologies habits and substitute physical smoke craving is important to succeed stopping smo...
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 ...
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
Day 1 and I can’t hold a thought for more than a few seconds, except the thought that I’d like a smoke! I remember when my dad quit years ago. He’d stare out the window with a glass of juice in his hand instead of a cig. I’m replacing each cig with a glass of water, focusing on how clean and refreshing it feels going down.
Giving up this Monday for good. Want to be here for my kids weddings
I'm on day 6 of my journey and am finding that I am constantly hungry. When I feel start to feel hungry I drink water, my water intake had tripled, but I'm not thirsty, I'm starving. Does this stop? I'm trying to eat fruit and other healthy stuff but the volume will catch up very soon. Advice please.
I came across an article that was geared towards quitting addictions in general and nutrition. I believe nutrition was a helpful tool I used in my early days of quitting. Not only did it help physically, but it was a commitment to a "lifestyle" change that supported my endeavour of escaping smoking for good. Here's the article:
IT WOULD SEEM LIKE A no-brainer that the foods you eat can affect ...
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...
Ive been a smoke for 4 years now and i smoke upto 20+ smokes a day. I quit for 2 months in 2016 but started again at the start of last year due to stress from the violent relationship that i was in. I have been trying to quit smoking for a good 6 months and i have tried champix and if worked for a while but it had started making me feel sick. i want to quit to get active and live a healthier life...
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
I was adviced to snack on carrots and celery. However i am not a fan of these raw.
I have discovered raw capsicum.
The most delicious quitting snack ever!
Nom nom nom.
Just thought i would share :D
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...
Can anyone explain withdrawal symptoms please
I was a long term (40 yrs), heavy smoker (50 plus daily), attempting Champix for the 4th time. This time, instead of giving up after a week I persevered to let my body get used to & settle with some side effects which encouraged me to continue. I still had side effects, other than laxatives, I struggled & coped with the rest because I was determined. After a couple of weeks I only smoked 1 a day ...
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!!!!
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...
I need to stop for health and well-being
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...
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...
Never quit quitting. This time I won. 4th time on champix but I was scared of not smoking or what it would be like without them. I started smoking at 11yo am now 42! I guess I made the decision to hate nicotine and the way smoking ruled my time. I've had to give up beer too (JUST FOR NOW) cos as many of us know drinking and smoking ... Need I say more.
For some it...
I am trying to quit for the first time. It is day 2 and so far I have only given in once (I am quite proud)However, my appetite has gone crazy!!
I never realised how much smoking suppressed my eating until now!
I am constantly starving! what are some good foods to eat (At the moment i am scoffing down anything I can get my hands on)
For what it's woth folks, I have found that since I became a non-smoker 1o days ago, my taste buds have become more sensitive and food tastes better than it did before. For some, this can be a reason for gaining weight after they have given up but for me, I have used the new experience to seek out new tastes that I was not too partial to before giving up.
Each day, I try to come up with some new...
make a plan, invest in making your whole life better!
right cliche time, you only live once, you can be who you want to be, you can make your whole life better. Wow once this is understood set about writting down all those things you want to change and improve, even if its cleaning the bloody fridge for instance or taking that walk or eating more fruit or having those daily vitamins or v...
Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. A smoke free Christmas and New Year!! How amazing that we can have a different New Yeara resolution other then to give up the cigs!! Enjoy spending time with your families.
One month!!! I'm so so proud and you know what is strange I told one person, like one person seriously I thought I would want to tell everyone that I've reached one month, scream it so loud so that the whole world would know! But I haven't really thought about it. Smoking, cigarettes don't enter my mind much these days. It's been 5 whole days with out the patch and from my research it says nicoti...
One more day until I've hit my next big target since I've hit double digits. ONE MONTH!! It's day 4 without the patch and I'm feeling fantastic. Some of you will think I have taken off the patch too quickly, but this is my journey and I'm doing what I feel is best. Over the past weekend I felt so sick and I truly think it was caused by the patches, I felt like I was going to faint, my chest hurt,...
This is what i wrote last night:
I play oz tag tonight. I havent played in one whole year see I got sick my chest became tight, I suffer from asthma and it was playing up it was too uncomfortable for my body I struggled to breath in and out. So I sat at home and smoked. I miised playing the game, I've played since I was 12, I represented my town and state. I played 3 games a week until...
Where I sit at my desk at work I can just see the entry way to the building through a little glass window. I am so busy and I work and work and work and then I stop its weird its like theres somthing that I need to do, something that needs to be done. I look out the little window thats only one way I can see them, they cant see me and I see the smokers going out for ...
Living healthy, what is that? now i know i get it, i understand it, i appreciate it, i need it, i want it, i have it!! I have started doing breathing exercises whenever i think of it. It opens up my lungs and chest makes me feel like i can run a million miles. I do them while im sitting at my desk at work, i lie down in my office and stretch out and breath (my co workers think im crazy) i do them...
Day four and i am feeling fantastic!! I was never a coffee or tea drinker but loved a coke zero with my smoke so i have stopped drinking fizzy as its a trigger one of many i have and i have started drinking green tea OMG i had no idea if i would like it but its helping (i now love it). The first cup i had was feral my reasoning to keep on drinking it was a memory i had from years and years a...
i started my Journey of becoming Smoke free 2 weeks ago,so i went to doctor to get chimpax.
i am on day 14 today on chimpax and day 10 without a single cigy,however taking chimpax sometimes can be really tough as i sometimes feel vomiting,headache,depression.
to cope with this side effects,try to be happy and stay connected with your friend.always have a big meal before you tak...
Would like to tell the world i am a NON SMOKER and have been for 21 days, I have saved $220.00 , and not smoked 314 cigarettes.. ( that sounds terrible) .. I have had hard moments/ days and my orange slithers have got me through .. I also bought some Rescue Remedy lozenges and taken a lozenger if im feeling really anxious .. My next mission is to be a bit more motivated and get up and moving more...
Does anyone have any ideas on healthy but tasty snacks??? Im eating like crazy!
I have quit before, so I am confident that I can do it again.
I am on day 4 of my champix tablets and would really like some ideas on healthy snack ideas or any thing that will help me on my journey. I have been smoking for 7 years and I think it is just about time to quit, I've heard that green tea helps but I would really appreciate some help. Thank you. :)
1 year today, :D i had a friend say the other day she thought i was the last person on earth to ever be able to quit, i smiled and smiled......because i had to agree with her......cravings all but gone, although i did have one the other day, dont even think about it much any more and ive waited and waited for this day to be able to say its been a year! I also cant believe how mu...
Today is my first day smoke free. I'm taking champix and on day 16, I woke up and didn't feel like smoking so I haven't. Feeling overly hungry though! Does anyone have any healthy snack ideas??
Hello, i quit smoking using an e cig im now on zero nicotine after a year i fount this to be the most painless way to quit, first i gave up the 4000+ toxins and now im off the very small amount of nicotine that i was using.
It was so easy for me to quit smoking and start vaping, (i have been on patches and done 2 scripts on champix without any joy in the past ) i have been wondering why the e ci...
Hi, further to my post about other symptoms of giving up smoking besides craving, if anyone out there is interested to share some of their more horrible side effects, and even better, what they did to help those symptoms, it might be great for other to know! The worst symptom by far for me was the dizzyness, it was really scary and an off and on all day every day for the first 4 weeks, it h...
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