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Hi I’ve tried desperately hard to quit entirely. I have been failing lately and giving in to smoking occasionally. It seems that the urge becomes too strong for me and I reason that one or two won’t hurt. I know that this is untrue as it’s just keeping it alive in my mind. I need some advice as I’m in danger of going back. I don’t want this to happen ie be a regular smoker again or even this occa...
I have been smoking for over 18 years now in my 30s and my health is going downhill, my bank account is feeling the pinch and I am just generally sick of being so reliant on something so disgusting, I've been so depressed that i have even started smoking in my house which I have NEVER done, and everything smells. I have my last packet in front of me and today I joined icanquit, NEXT STEP is to go...
I smoked my last cigarette on the 7 th June 2001 that is just over 21 years ago.I used nicotine replacement therapy to help me on my new smoke free journey. What also helped me was drinking lots of orange juice and water , walking briskly in the fresh air was also very beneficial in quitting.It was difficult at first but I persevered because I knew the cravings to smoke would eventually fade ,an...
I just found out I’m pregnant after a failed IVF attempt in February. I got my blood test results today and I want to make sure this baby sticks and grows. I’m scared that I’ll miscarry and that’s my trigger.
I am just over 6 and a half years quit and mostly thanks the this forum. I pop in from time to time to express gratitude to all the friends here who helped me quit.
Having smoked for 53 years it seemed an impossible task to stop. But by then I had become really disgusted with myself having reached the age of 67 and desperately trying to kill myself with the strongest cigarettes and 20 a day. ...
I have lasted 17 days smoke free so far. I am also 21 days alcohol free also.
I must say that I do feel quite good about it all. The biggest thing to me is my smell has returned.
I can smell a smoker from a mile away! I can’t believe I used to smell like that!
I am using a very low nicotine vape and have found it to be very useful.
I have had the odd craving, but nothing that I can’t deal wi...
My key motivation if you like to give up smoking was increased energy. I haven’t smoked for 3 weeks and have no intention of returning to smoking. However- my main motivation hasn’t transpired and isn’t true- i have less energy and I am exhausted.
I have projects to do at home- no energy.
I feel I want a reward for all this pain of stopping- I know well hey that’s life no one owes no one a...
Day 2. The amount of times I've gone to reach for a cigarette without thinking is ridiculous. Realising how much I actually smoked..after food, on the toilet, after the toilet, hanging out washing, driving,..smoking was everywhere with me..
3 weeks in. my experience on this current quit attempt.
No cough not one no runny nose.
I was hoping for some energy and umph to excercise- I have none.
I am chronically fatigued. I have no energy for anything.
metal fog seems to be lessening in the last day. Will it return- I cannot rule it out.
Gaining weight at a rate if a stone every 3 weeks.
My expectations - none- cannot see a moti...
U.K. Health care professionals although well meaning often extol the benefits of quitting whilst trivialising the withdrawal symptoms.
I understand they do this to encourage quit attempts.
I also understand many are reading from a script and have never smoked themselves.
I don’t think you can equate smoking to any other type of addiction however I notice they don’t really do this wit...
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