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  • Lia
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    Stories

    1700 days...

    Posted in Quit experiences 24 Jan 2020
    7 Comments

    What a nice surprise. 1700 days smoke free and $39984 saved from the ash tray. Tomorrow it will be over $40000... IT REALLY IS TIME FOR EVERYONE TO QUIT. If anyone thinks it wont happen in their country, think again. Wait long enough and work out how hooked you will be when you no longer can afford to support this habit. Besides, life after quitting means you will inhale and exhale without what f...

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  • Billie78
    1
    Story

    Stopping patches

    Posted in Hints and tips 23 Jan 2020
    8 Comments

    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...

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  • DH2424
    1
    Story

    It's hard but liberating

    Posted in Getting started 22 Jan 2020
    8 Comments

    I'am 24 going on 25 years old and i have gone a full day without smoking. At certain points it was hard but i'm remembering how my father died of Lung Cancer and how it was now affecting me as well negatively. A strong support team and the urge to not want to smell or taste like crap really moved to do this and i really want to never have one again :) I can't wait for the upcoming days, weeks ...

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  • Andrew_P
    1
    Story

    Very Hard Journey

    Posted in Quit experiences 22 Jan 2020
    7 Comments

    Quit Experience - Month Five. I am Fifty Two Years old and have been a two pack a day smoker since i was 15 Years Old. I was diagnosed with Bladder Cancer in September 2019. I immediately quit smoking. I was so scared that I was going to die that smoking was not always on my mind. However after months I still wanted to smoke and always fixated on smoking. I can say the desire to smoke has l...

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  • Robn
    37
    Stories

    Price rise

    Posted in Reasons to quit 21 Jan 2020
    12 Comments

    Hi All, we have just had another price rise in Australia...12.5%....wow. We are paying the highest of any country in the world. Makes you wonder how anyone in Aus can afford to smoke, but people always seem to find the money to do so. Really sad that people will pay so much to destroy their health and self esteem. Stay focused and strong......there is no good reason to keep smoking x

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  • Jodes10
    Hunter New England
    1
    Story

    Baby steps.

    Posted in Getting started 21 Jan 2020
    5 Comments

    Hi guys, Im only at the very beginning of my quiting journey. Its been 3 days since i had my last cigarette (feels like longer lol). Im using patches, which actually seem to be helping a teeny bit. I definitely feel better than what i did when i attempted to quit cold Turkey a few months ago. I've needed to quit for a long time due to my health, but the stress of everything i had going on m...

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  • gfitz
    1
    Story

    struggling with insomnia

    Posted in Quit experiences 20 Jan 2020
    14 Comments

    hi im new to this group. i am 23 days and 5 hours smoke free!! 😀 I was sick over Christmas and had a health scare and decided my health and family were my priority and i quit smokong Cold Turkey. iv been doing really great besides 1 Massive issue and thats Insomnia. For the last 2 weeks i have been getting 2 hours sleep a night. i am going to sleep easy and fine but its the issue of staging...

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  • PiyushInd
    1
    Story

    Keep Fighting

    Posted in Staying quit 20 Jan 2020
    5 Comments

    Hi. This is my first ever visit to any of such community threads about smoking\noctine addiction. I am 31 and had been smoking from last 13 years. I have been 38 days smoke free today (cold turkey) and I can assure you if you can sail through the first 2 weeks, it would be way easier going ahead. I have tried quitting before and had been successfull in being a non smoker for 1.5 years. A carel...

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  • Leeann
    Central Coast
    22
    Stories

    2 Weeks in and going strong

    Posted in Staying quit 19 Jan 2020
    9 Comments

    Hi all. Today is the first day of week 3. I was a bit sick during the week with mouth ulcers and body aches, I chalked that one down to the changes of quitting. I am honestly finding my quit relatively easy, I know all to well it's early days but I can honestly say I'm not suffering mind games or head battles as I'm done with smoking and know there is nothing to miss. I'm keen as to hit the next ...

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  • HMT
    2
    Stories

    Not getting easier

    Posted in Quit experiences 18 Jan 2020
    20 Comments

    So.... as of tomorrow night at 10.18pm, it will be 4 weeks since my last cigarette. Whilst I am pleased to say that during that time I have had quite a few dramas outside my control and survived them without reaching for a cigarette. For that, I am proud. I am on Champix but only taking the tablet in the morning as the dreams that I was having was waaay too much and I found it hard to get to slee...

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