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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 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...
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...
Hi guys.. hope you doing well.. I'm pleased to share with you that I'm 2 (by words: TWO) years smoke free.. I did it!
I can confirm I'm non smoker and be next to smoking guys doing nothing to me except feeling relief that I do not have to smoke! I'm very happy that I was able to quit smoking, I still find it as something unbelievable..
I do not come here often anymore, but I saw many new comers...
I decided to go cold Turkey. 22 years 20-30 a day smoker. Two weeks in to quit no coughing at all no runny nose. However extreme bouts of fatigue pretty much daily constant brain fog and distraction. Ravenous appetite and occasional optimism for bouts of energy before fatigue crash.
Wendy Ooh let me know fatigue lasts months on occasions so thanks Wendy. In the U.K. where I live the advice is ...
Wow. I can’t believe I made it over 1 year.
It was not easy for me and I still get thoughts, urges from time to time but not as intense or frequent as the first 3-4 months.
I appreciate those of you who can post/write your journey when you were going through your quits. I am not a writer and found it difficult to express myself during the beginning stage of my journey. I was so mentally...
52yo male smoked for 35 years and I tried to stop plenty of times, lasted a few weeks and once even months but today 12 months on for the first time I can say I am an ex smoker. Also first time I have posted here.
It is hard, one of the hardest things I have done but what worked for me is remembering the reason why I wanted to stop and making that more important than a quick fix. I'm got to ...
It’s just been over a month and I’m so proud of myself never did I think it was possible for me to quit. What I’m finding the hardest is the absence I still feel where the smoking used to be. Can’t seem to shake that yet I do my best but still don’t feel motivated to do anything other than my walking. Just to get through each day is so challenging if feel lonely a lot of the time unmotivated depr...
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