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Hi Everyone, Im Charki and I quit smoking in September, just over 3 weeks ago. I thought I had gotten through my worst cravings to smoke especially the physical ones but today was a whopper of a day. Over 3 hours of intense cravings to smoke. My brain was giving me a hard time I tell you. I had a deadline on a project for my boss and was falling behind stressing. Working from home and tryin...
Hi everyone, last week my husband and I quit smoking. 3 days, in control, feeling proud, a few moments where I was bored and it was difficult. On the evening of day 3 I was really really struggling. I sat down and pondered on the fact I was struggling then planned how I could have just one. Then it happened, I slipped. For two days we slipped. Then yesterday, we quit again and I am feeling strong...
Have 471 days under my belt! Yipee. This is sort of the best that I have ever felt. It's like I feel so much self-dignification and the need for more betterment. What else can I do to try getting better? The ideas that pop up sound outstanding. I have two little projects in the wings, just dealing with words and forming correct grammatical and worthwhile sentences. It could end up helping me alot...
Today is day 20 and for some reason I find myself cranky and craving. I keep saying NOPE to myself but it’s really hard today. I was doing so well. Any ideas why this is happening now please.
Would somebody with the power on this site get Chwoe removed,this is a superb positive site full of really kind inspiring people and a fool like this comes along and taints it,get the fool gone.
I have come to my anniversary by giving up smoking. I did it by going cold turkey and still haven't taken back up again, it been over 3 yrs now.
So sorry to everyone that when I post a comment it comes up twice. Very frustrating for me also. It is doing it automatically and I don’t know how to fix it. Once again I am so sorry that you have to put up with it duplicating
Hi Everyone, After 50 days of quit smoking, blood circulations and digestions problems improved. I can feel better smell and taste, May Allah help everyone to get rid from this evil habit.
Please someone tell me the sleeplessness gets better !???
I am so exhausted but cannot get a proper sleep, day 15 🚭 for me today but have been sleepless since day 0
Any tips or time frames ? It’s making it so hard :(
Today is my 180th day and just a few days shy of 6 months! My throat problems still bug me a bit but not as much as before! Once I got a clear diagnosis of no cancer from my ENT I started to feel better although I still have swallowing problems. In these 180 days, I will have walked 1000km soon and apart from my throat problems and cough, I feel great! If I could quit and stay quit, anyone can! I...
Just an update 119 days and counting. Smoke free
Just easier now once you have the right mindset.
I don't think of them as often now and don't have cravings as much.
I'm on the right track now.
Thanks for all support.
I'm working toward Xmas and been smoke free in the new year 🥂🥂
Have a lovely Sunday afternoon.
Out to the garden I go to listen to the birds and do some po...
Hello everyone. This is my first time to express here. Today it's my day 24 as a non-smoker and enjoying the freedom. It's really a great experience and would like to share with you all.
I started with Cold Turkey without deciding anything in advance. Cravings were huge for first week, causing me to slip for 3 times. In the same week when I quit smoking, I found this website and all of the s...
Good morning Everyone,I’ve been stopped smoking 2 months and my breathing and health has felt great,thismorning tho I’ve woke up weary and coughing,is it too late for it to be stopping smoking causing it do you think..if not I’m coming down with something
Thanks for reading😀👍
Today’s trip to the dentist felt a little different to me. As I got my cleaning I thought to myself.. my teeth are healing too! For years I’ve hated my teeth due to smoking, but NOW I’m embracing my new smile and look forward to fixing the damage the smoke has caused my teeth! 6 months free. Nope.
Just remember NOPE 😃
Hello everyone,I’ve had a beer tonight,I’ve stood outside the pub with numerous smoker friends,chatted,had a laugh,watched them smoking,and not once thought “god I’d love one of them”,I think I’ve broke the camels back,I truly am a none smoker 😀
Happy Monday everyone
No more slips for me I made it I'm a nonsmoker. I never altered my dates after the slips and set backs I had because they are part of my journey in becoming a non smoker. I am in no way shape or form recommending slips because in the past they only led me back to being a smoker however for me this time they played a role in me becoming the non smoker I am today. If anyone o...
After reading today’s stories a song by Queen “we are the champions” spontaneously started playing in my head. It keeps playing and I can’t get rid of it. Congrats to all my fellow quitters because to quit this addiction you’ve got to be a champion.
Today marks 6 months quit! I may not post a lot, but I come to this site weekly (sometimes daily) to keep me focused. I’m so thankful this site exists, and I have others I can relate to!! My anxiety is WAY better, and the freshness in the air almost brings tears to my eyes. NOPE.
Wounded tonight,After work we always pop for a quick pint on the way home to a pub close by,since we’ve been going in I was attracted to a very beautifull waitress there,well after a few weeks of having a bit of banter and stuff we exchanged numbers and tonight we’ve been messaging,it was all going well until I asked her if she smoked,she said”yes”and now I’m not interested but I don’t know what ...
I was out tonight and on the way home was so determined that When I got there was “just going to have one”. Then I got on here and just read stories. You are all so amazing the way you encourage everyone. It has helped me. Thank you all.
Morning everyone ,I had the worst night last night I hardly slept my mind was really active,but when I did sleep I remember dreaming I’d failed and lit a cigarette up in a beer garden with my friend,I woke up really fast but remembered the dream,I’m surprised I dreamed that as I don’t even feel like I would like one,feeling a bit flat today,but I’m sure I’ll snap out of it.Have a good day everyone
Today is my 5 month. Wow what a mission. I can’t believe this is really hard but I did it . Like I said before my anxiety is still there and the feeling if this is real is still her . I have to deal with it now . I take a lot of cbd so it helps me out. My breathing is ugh geting better I still have to take a deep breath all the time but it’s geting there day by day. Hope everybody is staying safe...
It’s only day four today but I am feeling proud of myself. I also just saw the NOPE mantra. I love it and have now got it stuck in my head. Good luck everyone and have a great fresh smelling day.
I am so pleased to say 109 days smoke free with 1 slip up which I Think is not really that bad for someone who that had no willpower atal
But obviously I do as I had enough power to take back control after slip up.
I am very proud to be almost at 4 months smoke free.
I think what keep me motivated now is the thought of how hard I worked to get this far smoke free.
It is not an easy addi...
Day 3 smoke free 🚭
And Man has my nose gotten a shock!
I can smell everything! To much IMO ahha 💪🏻
Finding it very hard tonight. Fighting it but cranky.
I come back from my slip up 2 weeks ago dusted myself off and carried on as a non smoker. I'm so happy that I actually didn't give in completely and go and buy a packet because that is what I would have done before.
I really wanted to stop smoking and I did
I didn't let that addiction get the better of me I took back control and carried on as a non smoker.
I am a non smoker.
I now ...
Quit using acupuncture. I'm 44 days smoke free, but it seems im very anxious, depressed, and angry. However, I've had anxiety problems before I quit.. Nothing seems to help, im taking one day at a time but struggling. I go for walks, and chase a 2 year old. Did anyone else have a raise in anxiety that lasted so long..
When I got a craving I concentrated on my breathing and found the feeling passed after 2-3 minutes.
It’s my 2nd week and while it feels easier, I’m finding the heart palpitations really awful upon waking.
I’ve been on champix for 4 weeks but non smoking for 2 week, I’ve spoken with pharmacist and she says it’s my body craving nicotine but it’s quite scary, has anyone expe...
Hi Everyone,I’m really chuffed today,when I quit smoking I started running,I’m upto 5k now,when I first started I needed to stop to walk a bit because I was gasping for breath,today after nearly 2 months of stopping smoking I ran a full 5 k without stopping,I’m chuffed,feeling so so good. Just thought I’d share that with you all.thanks for reading. 😀
champix side effects : dizziness And vivid dreams has gotten me! And sleeplessness because of the dreams 😅
The dizziness I think only comes as I’m still smoking (less the half my average though which is exciting for me) my quit day is meant to be tomorrow night and I’m really praying my determination stays with me !
Do you get withdrawal when you stop the patch?
I have picked myself up from my slip last week I did yes smoke and regretted it very soon after.
Smells,taste,dizzy head wasn't a nice feeling atal.
I picked myself up and made myself strong and I am carrying on smoke free. I had a smoke on Sunday 1 smoke. And have not had one since then and I will not be smoking again.
I've made my decision final thats it.
No more smoking I am a non smoke...
I've put cigarettes down cold turkey before because the reason I quit was more exciting and important than my need to smoke. Stay excited about a future and keep trying
Hi everyone, after reading through a few stories today and noticing a few people struggling to stay quit, I thought I would share.
If you have read a lot of posts on here we talk a lot about mindset...it is key. Some folks want to quit and see how it goes...others make the decision to quit forever.....there is a huge difference in this thinking. The first one is already giving you an out if you ...
Hi everyone an update on my quitting experience.
I smoked my last cigarette on Aug 2,which means I’m nearly 2 months nicotine free,I’ve been through several emotions through the 2 months,from feelin proud and euforic when I first stopped,then I had a phase where I was moody and depressed,I took a good look at my self and shook the depressed feeling off,telling myself that it was just my addictio...
Hello all I today is day 56 for me with quite a few slips and two solid days of smoking in there. I am determined to learn from what has worked for me and what has not worked for me in the past 56 days. I have finished my final cigarette,picked myself up and am continuing on with being a non smoker. Thank you all so much for your encouragement and advise I really appreciate it. I have no doubt th...
Its a very simple story, it started with my thought process towards my upcoming baby. My wife is pregnant and 7th month is running. One fine day i was sitting idle and thought of my baby with a cigarette in my hand. Albiet I was enjoying smoking, but that day some energy came to my mind which forced me to give a thought towards my babies health due to smoking. I decided to quit that day and belie...
i smoked for 45 years was up to 3 packs a day it took me two weeks to quit. i just got a pill from my doctor and they made it easy to quit .you take the pills and kept smoking after a wile you start to lose the need to smoke after a week or two you just stop.just ask your doc for Chantix.
I'm an American male in my early 30s. I decided to quit smoking last year on October 12th, two days before my 31st birthday. I had smoked on and off for a few years but had pretty much been a pack a day for two years.
What made the date to quit easy was that I wanted to say I quit "by the time I was 30", and on October 12th, I was still 30 years old for 48 hrs.
Secondly, I suffer from anx...
I just need some help and motivation. It's my 147 days and I still have the urge to smoke, occasionally😵. Everyday went by with me thinking of lighting up a cigarette. I even reach a point where I don't even know what to do with my life. Everytime I got a free time, my brain will always told my body to light up a cigarette. I still yet to slip up though, but it just getting harder and harder the...
Champix fourth week and although I've cut down a lot I've still been smoking a bit. However today is the first time I've actually felt the same when I smoke as when I've not had one. This is encouraging to me. I'm surprised to learn that for some people champix can take up to four weeks and I guess I'm just one of those people! So new quit date is Saturday, please wish me luck 👍
Hi guys, I can announce 4 months of smoke free life.. I'm very happy for that.. time flies quickly.. 4 months mark was something very very far away and now it's nothing else just reality.. :)
What has changed since last post app. 20 days ago? Lots of.. I have started to go to work after 1 year paternity leave.. It was easier as I had thought.. I can go with my buddy collegues to smoking area a...
Hi All, today is 859 days since I quit being a slave to smoking. It started with day one....just like everyone else.
I urge anyone who wants to quit to start with day one and progress from there. Don’t put it off, don’t make excuses to do it later...do it today. People say there is never a good time to give up....I feel there is a good time to give up and it is NOW.
There is nothing to fear and...
can't explain withdrawal symptoms its nightmare but I guess everyone has there own story and their own battle, after decade of smoking inhaling those toxic and poisoning myself I'm glad I have come this far. I still dream about smoking and have that urge for smoke but I know I won't touch it again.
I'm having these popping sound in my chest now and then don't know if its ribs or lungs, my hous...
I can't quit, taken champix for just over two weeks and although I'm smoking considerably less from 20 to 3 a day I can't stop taking 3 and I'm passed my quit date.
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