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Here's my quick & dirty - I smoked for 20 years (a pack a day) and I tried champix for the first time, I LITERALLY lost the desire to smoke after about 3 weeks being on champix. It was GREAT and so unexpectedly surprising! I never thought I could go without a smoke for a day - but I didn't smoke for a month!!
then at the turn of the month - I was so sure that I had permanentl...
Nearly 24 hours smoke free
Hi everyone just wanted to post and let you all no that I have found an app that's really great and it will help anyone struggling.
It's called quitsure.
It's free aswell
I have started 4 days ago
It's a 6 days program by day 6 you are a non smoker
All the best to you all.
I just can not stop even tough I am on champix
What's is it about the 3rd day the 3 week mark the 3rd month?
Is it really true the 3s are lays the hardest time to pass
Or is it all an illusion?
I'm a 40 year old female and after having been a chronic smoker for over 20 years , I have quit on 24/04/2021.... I had a few slips .....smoked thrice till date starting from my quit date...feel awful about it.... I had decided to not smoke even a single puff but I slipped....my bigger goal is to remain quit for about a year and become a smoking deaddiction coach....but as i slip now and then i f...
I have realised I have passed 8 months smoke free. I am bloody proud of myself. I have done it w through covid and losing my marriage and the life I knew. It has made me realise I am a strong woman. And proud of myself. It makes me feel good to be able to share that with my I can quit family. I proud of the woman I have become. You can do it too.
To commit one needs to accept to bad and what sacrifices must be made to achieve the good.
Remember that you are choosing you.
Realize that having a cigarette does not change the situation you may be facing. Making up an excuse to have a cigarette is just that, an excuse. Generally, during our earlier attempts, most of us tend to be full of excuses, once you realize this and take control which means to stop making excuses, you start to get results.
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Reading Allen Carr’s book- ‘Stop Smoking Now’ is a great help.
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.
- love u a...
Hey there, so at the moment, I’m currently on day 19 of champix and for about a week now I’ve had nothing but constant vomiting. I know feeling nausea is common but just want to know whether vomiting every day is common?? Every bit of food I had that day, gets taken back out with ease and it’s starting to make me panic a bit. Anything I can do??
it's been 14 and half since have given up smoking. And I am going strong and I loosing weight and my doctor and family are so happy with me. As long as you friends and family which I can quit is family. Merry Christmas to you all and a beautiful and new year. Keep strong everyone Gary
Tomorrow marks my 2 years of being a happy non-smoker. I think the realization that I was an addict of sorts albeit legal made an impact. Trying to better my health in other areas led me to the belief that I could quit smoking. After 4 decades of smoking I finally came to understand how I started and how to end it.
Hence lesson 101.111111 and yes i won,won, won, won. And will keep...
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.
(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...
Adopting a belief in yourself and desiring to be a non-smoker can achieve wonders. Many start their journeys thinking that it will be just another failure , but we do learn at each turn and will eventually get there. When you achieve the right mindset, when you believe that this time it will work and commit to the desire, when you realize that smoking never did anything for you, you too will choo...
So I'm going for surgery a week today and I need to no if you think it's Okie to still be using patches a week before surgery I need them more than ever now to keep me strong and not give in to the dirty habit again.
Hi All, I am 756 days quit today....yay.
I have learnt many things through all of those days. We are stronger than we give ourselves credit for. If we really want something we can and do make it happen...quitting is exactly the same. Wanting to quit and making it happen is within us all.
As in life...don’t focus on the negatives...focus on the positives. Being a non smoker is full of positives ...
Can anyone tell me the benefits of eating carrots when quitting smoking please
Can someone please tell me how to reply to comments after sharing.Unfortunately i'm not a whizz on these gosh darn computer thingys
Go for long walks, listen to music, multi vitamins, lots of water, exercise, get minties
Thanks to those that have responded to my stories. Does anyone know a way to respond directly to people that comment on your story?
Most of the withdrawal and recovery issues are well published and no surprise but at weeks 10-12 I started having excessive sinus drainage and mucus, sometimes bloody, build up in the back of my throat (Not coming up from my lungs). My Doctor assured me that this was actually a good indicator of tissue rebuilding throughout my upper respiratory system that may continue for several weeks. Periodi...
Hi all. First time joiner and poster 😊 I started smoking age 14, quit age 31 for 8 years then started again 3 years ago. I’m 23 days in of ditching the death sticks and have found it relatively easy. I think this is because I had an easy experience when I quit the first time and know that I can live very happily as a non smoker because I did it for 8 years! I have used patches (21mg) as they hel...
Hey peoples so this is the hardest thing for me to do I try and fail try and fail please help I want to quit I do but I just don't now even having a ciggy I just let it burn away most of the time I get out of breath I tried patches alone bit I feel l need something more please someone advice is good either pleasant or harsh all is welcomed
I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and give you all a story about Christmas and a little gift.l
My sister pulled a Christmas prank on Mom and it was hilarious! She presented my Mom with a box with air holes, a bag of dog food and a leash. My Mom , while liking animals, was appalled at the idea of owning a dog. Too much work for her at her age. We howled in laughter as we surmise...
Has anyone tried Turmeric & Ginger to help detox from nicotine and other nasty chemicals after quitting? Thoughts on this? Thanks in advance! : )
When i was young, everyone smoked. It was the cool thing to do. These day to our young people, vaping is the cool thing to do. When you think about it, a lot of the things that we did, our kids are doing in a different way. We smoked. They Vape. We smoked a pipe. They smoke E cigs. We chewed tobacco. They chew nicotine gum. The same but different. However, There is one big difference. We didnt kn...
Wow, I have been reading over the post, for yesterday, and things got a little crazy..
I am a big fan of cold turkey. I also understand that many can't handle it, for an assortment of reasons. Had I not been semi retired, and needed maintain any kind of production, I may not have made it. I was pretty useless for a couple weeks.
I have recommended the use of a simple, disposable E-cig, with n...
Tonight we seemed to have attracted a number of vape users and supporters. While all points of view are to be respected we all have to consider all the points and decide what is the best for you as an individual as all quits are different.
These four who came forward within the space of a few minutes to support each other seems strange to me. All four joined today. All four claim to be happil...
I decided to write this because this wonderful concept, one-day-at-a-time, which has helped myself and so many others deal with drinking, smoking, over-eating, and so many simply unpleasant situations, is widely misunderstood.
To many it is no more than mental trickery, a dynamic. We are kidding ourselves, really, aren't we? After all, we may say one-day-at-a-time but we really know it means f...
hi all in the I can quit community .I am now over 1 year quit ,I was a smoker for 44years ,I quit on the 21/10/18 .now I can begin my journey as a non smoker. I follow the nope mantra .My quit was not as bad as I thought it would be ,but I know that if I get trapped again I will not be so lucky . I have gained so many benefits from not smoking ,the best is the freedom ,you can go anywhere with an...
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...
The sad thing is I have been quitting smoking & relapsing for a good year & a half. Shame on me! So much wasted time & energy. And I absolutely despise when others waste my time & energy, but me...ehn apparently I let it slide. I have to start holding myself accountable with smoking as I do everything else in my life.
I do not yet know where the fear comes from (other than the addiction itsel...
Part of my failure to launch stems from my irrational fears surrounding my ridiculous expectations of quitting. So by not taking action, I am actually choosing to stay in this cycle of self imposed torment. What fun! LOL. I am absolutely awful at tearing my self down when I am fighting with myself. And I am a very mean fighter. Thanks to some very kind members on this forum I have not been doing ...
I chose this quote for my first one because it really strikes a cord with me. It is so easy for us to say "I'll do it tomorrow" & I am the QUEEN of procrastination. Part of my fight with myself is the fear of the unknown (How will I ever get through a work day with out smoking? That place makes me crazy!) I am working on this. I have gone a whole work day without taking a break, so I know I can d...
These are some of the reasons I adopted during my numerous attempts of quitting. PLEASE add or subtract your own
WHAT NON SMOKERS CAN EXPECT
1 The return of your confidence and courage.
2 Freedom from the slavery.
3 Not having to go through life suffering the awful black shadow at the back of your mind (or even your body.)
4.More self respect (Not being intensely aware of others de...
I quit on Thursday! I don't know how I will go but am determined to keep being a quitter! It's Monday and I have had one smoke, is that bad?
I am making this story i refer to from time to time a little easier to access by bringing it forward. I hope it gives some insight and help to some starting out.
If You've Givin'Up Given'Up Try This!!!
So many newcomers lately. Some read the posts and are excited by the mindset they are learning. They are off to a great start, and i am sure they will succeed. However, many put in an appeara...
Deciding to quit smoking because of the cost is not a good enough reason alone. We have all deprived ourselves of better things in life while choosing to smoke. Maybe you couldn't afford to buy a house. That is a great security and investment if you missed out.
Some maybe don't eat as well as they should. Others can' t enroll their kids in hockey. Family vacations are out of question. How muc...
I do apologise for asking this question in this area, I understand it's unorthodox, but I just haven't been able to find out where I go to respond to comments left by other members. Would someone be kind enough to help me/ tell me how I can respond to comments left for me please?
Hi iCanQuit Members,
We have fixed the technical issue. Thanks for your patience.
We’ve also made some changes to the top stories section. These are current stories and are now only from the last month. The reason for adding this section is to make it easier for new members to find some of the great conversations that are happening on the forum.
Thanks for your feedback and for always...
It seems that some, including myself, are having trouble posting, since the change.. I also think, the first thing we should see, is the latest post, not top stories. The way it was. It was simple, clean, and easy to use. We have a saying, here in the States,, IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT.. :)
We appreciate what you do, but sometimes, it is best to leave things as they are..
Just thought I would try to help a few of the people who have posted Llanelli about their struggles with quitting. We keep saying it and that is because it is key to quitting happily.
Your mindset is a very powerful tool...and you can use it to aid in quitting more easily.
Be happy that you have quit...be happy that you have been smart enough to kick that habit out of your life. A lot ...
Hi everyone! I really need a tip on when to take my champix. Im in my second week & really struggling at work. I work 8:30pm to 6:30am & not sure how i should be taking the day & night tablets. Is anyone else in the same boat? Anyone previously been through this? At the moment i get home in the morning & take my day tablet & then take my night one before heading to work. Thanks heaps in advance!
Hi guys I’m
Due to start 2 zyban pills a day tomorrow can anyone share there good and bad experiences with zyban please
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