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Hi. 3.66 years quit. 1337 days that is and saved $34000 dollars and most of all probably my life. Great thanks to “ icanquit” and all my quit buddies over the years. I pop in from time to time just to remind myself how lucky I am. My list of positives grows each day. Thank You.
I m 9 month away from smoke.. may be its just time that I am feeling very low mentally and emotionally. Getting vision of a quiet and lonely place with no one else but me smoking my frustration off .
I know logically quitting is a right thing but sometimes I am too much lonely and sad to even don't know with whom I can share my feeling . I feel.very weak when I think of starting smoking again...
Today is day 23. These past few days have been a little weird because I have been sleepy. I come back from work and I just feel like going to bed at 6 o'clock in the evening, don't feel like doing anything other than just lie there...I have also had some urges but I kept my cool :) Is this a normal thing? It has been 3 weeks.
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Picking up starting to smoke is a decision often regretted. A destructive habit with no positives, but for the benefit of the bank accounts of the tobacco company directors. With what we know about the destructive outcomes of smoking, it is now almost universally seen as a bad l...
Since i quit smoking 5 months ago, i have had dreadful heartburn and a bitter taste in my mouth. Has anyone else had the the thing, and if so how long does it last for
The power of the mind. I always try to remember, the biggest “Battles” I will ever face take place inside my own head. Victory in our world of nicotine is a state of mind, we can reclaim the power nicotine hold over us if we stay strong mentally.
I used to smoke at least 2 packets per day for almost 20 years. I severally tried to quit without sucess. 😀 It was in 2018 while visiting a doctor friend when I learnt about the wonder drug zyban and decided to give it a try. I've got it from "GETZYB2SS" (you can search on Google, I don’t remember the link). I’ve got great results with it. I took 1 tablet per day for 1 week and has never looked ...
800 days and counting. Feels great: 1) no more morning cough, 2) no more stink, 3) no paranoia of running out of cigarettes 4) no more wasting money on something that was slowly killing me.
Smoking was my personal prison and I am out and finally free.
Good luck to everyone in your own journey to freedom.
I was a smoker for more than 20 years and am now I am on Day 14 of being smoke free! I have had some days where the craving was pretty strong I thought I would cave, but a few deep breaths and the craving passed. I am using patches and find these are helping a lot however I am really exhausted from this insomnia I experience every night for the past week - I am awake until around 3:00am and it’s ...
I have to share this with you, I have smoked 20 a day for 5 years+ now, probably longer but we all like to pretend we haven't been long term smokers.
I haven't bought a pack in 7 days and I have no desire to either, here is how I did it.
Half the battle is getting past your cigarettes running out which creates panic in your routine so you smoke again. You know the drill, leave one in a pack...
Having gone cold turkey on a Saturday I was able to spend time with my fiancée who recently stopped smoking. We went about our day doing things together and a few times when I was feeling weak my love set me right with a
If of tough love and understanding
Hello I quit smoking 4 days ago. I had a slip today and smoked 3 cigarettes. I gave them away because I don’t want to be smoking but I do not want to feel the need to sleep all the time either. I start a new job June 5th and cannot be sleeping until 2 pm. Have others felt this way? Suggestions?
Just thinking about the $33557 saved from the ash tray. Thrilled with the passing of yet another year smoke free.
I have smoked for 25 years and am 40 years old currently. I smoked about 20 a day up until 3 years ago where I took a break for 6 months and then went back to it. I went up to about 30 a day when I went back to it.
My quit story has come about due to ongoing issues with recurring glandular fever symptoms over the last 5 years. After a fair amount of reading I noted that quitting smoking was a ...
I went shopping today, i bought a whole winter outfit for less than i spent on 1 weeks supply of of smokes. Cant believe how much money i wasted over the years of smoking.
Still doing well. I finally stopped the gum, had a few minor cravings for about three weeks but it was more of a mild discomfort than anything else.
Hey there :) It's day 4 for me today... today has not been a good day. I have not had so many cravings, however, it's the general state of being... it can get so hard :(
Hi Everyone, not so much a hint or tip rather looking for advice. I'm into day 5 of being smoke free, I'm feeling incredibly lonely/sad/blue/depressed. Please tell me it gets better
Today is my 1,000th day quit anniversary! It has been a wild ride: In the past 1,000 days, I have faced the following:
- Diagnosed with a major autoimmune disease
- Had my truck break down three times
- Suffered a major loss in my faith community - a loss so detrimental that I was displaced and had to start all over again in a new community.
- Was almost homeless
- Twice denied disabilit...
I mostly had sucsess in giving up smoking but found not after long i was addicted in my case to the nicotine gum my mum knows now i have a habbit of chewing the gum and some family members have even commented saying just how addictive it can be. But i guess in the long run it's still better than inhaling the something like 4,000 toxic chemicals. I guess in the last 2 years since i quit i still mi...
Let's start the season with a big bonfire. Please calculate and let us know how many cigarettes you have spared your lungs from and are thankful that you can throw on our bonfire this weekend.
Hi everyone i have been an active member of this site for just under 3yrs now...the time i have been quit. I chatted with some realistic members over time such names as Dobbin, Lia, Steve just to name some. From my understanding they all went on to become non smokers. For all the people in progress of quitting i can only advise you to stay with it. Hard i kid you not but does get easier with dete...
Thank you all for your kind comments. I would love to continue supporting others on this site, but by not allowing me and others to comment on stories, I am unable to participate which I find very disappointing. But I guess the powers that be think they have improved the site regardless of what we think. Thanks again....stay strong and focused xx
Hi everybody had a slip up for 5days and smoked in the evening with my partner feel mad at my self but My mind set is ready to try again, never stop trying
Hi Everyone, I can’t post from my iPad anymore so I guess you won’t be hearing from me again.
I do not have a mobile phone so that is not an option. Since they changed the format I find it more difficult to navigate. I think they call it progress or improvement...lol
I wish you all a happy and successful journey....take care xx
I am 8 month smoke free now. Life is rather easy and I don't forcefully fight to stay quit. No smoking is a routine.
Having said that, I want to reiterate the most important stay quit mantra NOPE..
NOT ONE PUFF EVER
I always keep my guard on with this mantra.
Life is Beautiful now
Having problems responding to comments on my site, have anyone had problems when pressing the Post Button.
After several attempts at quitting since before Christmas I've now been smoke free for 14 days. I purchased the nicorette spray but haven't used it. This time I feel more positive I can continue to stay smoke free. I don't miss it like on previous attempts and most days don't even think about smoking. Just goes to show that no matter how many slip ups you have keep trying.
I have had problems trying to comment on stories so I have resorted to doing it this way.
So sorry that you are hurting so much Leeann. This is a bump in the road...it does not define your whole journey this far. Keep going girl, you are my quit buddy, and you have a milestone to celebrate next month and I will not leave you behind. xx
I did it. It would seem as if I must have quit a million times in my mind, however I never made it this far before. I am so proud and happy accomplishing this 4 month milestone, when I started this smoke free journey, I really didn’t know for sure if this was the beginning of the end of another failed attempt. However now for the first time I believe I have won this fight for my freedom and my he...
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