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Its funny but had never really thought being part of a group like this would be for me. However reading over the community stories I have been truly inspired by how open you share, how much of yourselves you invest in it.
I am a newbie so cant ofer any great insights or tips, am still humbled to be at the start of the journey.
But one thing I do know from a personal perspective, is tha...
Hi Everyone! I wanted to touch base to let you know that I’m still 100% quit. I’m only 5 months away from 5 years. For those who are new to quitting, it does get easier. The day is coming very soon for you that you will only think about smoking once every few months (if then). It took a while for me to get my life back on track after quitting but even when chronic illness, I managed to get a ...
I looked up ‘do nicotine lozenges have carbs in’ today.. I discovered that lozenges raise blood sugar and can cause insulin resistance.. Great. I’ve been addicted to them on and off for over four years. I’ve dropped from 2mg to 1mg but chain chew them. I never am without one while awake. If I haven’t got one I crave one within about 30 mins. My throat is sore, my kidneys ache and my urine is weir...
Champix I found made me quit I smoked a 25grm pouch of capstan makers blend in one and a half days I was a chronic smoker but after been on the champix for 5 months I have quit for one year now and I am saving about 200000 a year what a bonous and hopefully cancer free andrew
Hi Y'All! Just wanted to check in. Today is my day 26 and I do feel like a different person not smoking. I still think about it but it's easier to get the thought out of my head whereas before in the earlier days or previous quit attempts I would obsess about it until I finally just went and bought that pack or smoked that smoke. Knowing I have that pack in my kitchen drawer eases the craving...
I was smoking for 20 years in wich i had made several attempts to quit but without success. One of my best friend recommend me a product that helped him a lot and actually i'm on my second month without smoking!!
Hope this product will help you as it helped me, wish you the best of luck.
I just want to share my happiness of being smoke-free for 6 months with you as happiness increases if you share it with someone.
It was Sep 15, 2020, when I decided to quit smoking suddenly and found that this was the best decision of my life. I read Allen Carr's book, experiences of all here on iCanQuit. That helped me a lot while quitting.
Although it was an easy ...
I saw this comment by PuffNoMore, and I quote..
"I am wondering when an addict to smoking nicotine, becomes free? Is it true once an addict, always an addict?
Is there a time limit to reach to be a declared Free? "
Please understand, This is only my opinion, based on many years as a smoker, and now being able to look back, objectively..
Some do say, once a smoker, always a smok...
Hi guys, I’m here again to share with you my happiness since I have passed two digit no of months – 10..
Yes, 10 months without smoke.. 10 months with frequent happiness without any reasons, just feel happy about myself.., I’m proud of myself that I was able to quit..
And I hope for all people who want to quit that you will be successful also, to be able to get to the point, when you can deci...
Well, 12 weeks no smoking. Off the Patches and gum now. All on my own, into the unknown! I feel confident and relaxed. Hard to believe i quit, from a pack a day. Gotta take it easy i guess.
It's six months since my last smoke. The time spent on smoking has been spent on family, friends, reading, exercising, and watching good movies. Never been more happier. Thank you to all in the community which has been my support during this journey.
Hi everyone how is everyone's smoking journey going?
As you can see from my past posts I had quit for a few months and started again to smoke.
Very silly mistake but don't beat myself up for it
Every quit is closer to the final quit.
I have still have the struggle with it. As of now I have no more ciggerates and all I do now Is not to buy another packet. Move on and don't dwell on the hor...
I wanted to ask for some guidance and advice.
I’m 4 months into my cold turkey quit. 4 years cigarettes and 4 years vaping. It’s been a whirlwind of symptoms to say the least and have felt so weary. I’m hoping I can get some clarity and some peace from someone who has gone through it as unbearable as it was, in this case for me, it is. Here are some symptoms I’ve...
Hi All,I’ve made the decision to delete the I can quit site,I think it’s a great site with lots to offer,with some fantastic people on it with lovely positive outlooks and caring natures,thankyou all for your support through my quit you’ve been fantastic,we’ve had a problem blighting this site since I joined I think we know who I’m on about,casting negativity every time it raises its ugly head,I’...
I have tried multiple times to give up and always feel back into it. I have taken a massive step mentally to make this time work by getting in the best place I can before giving up for good. I have put away money each week as I cut down in smokes each week. Seeing my partner struggle to give up because I was still smoking has hurt the most as she needs to so she can have surgery to get her in a m...
Is it normal to have sharpe chest pain and be coughing up brownish black specs 1 month after quitting?
I knew I was serious when I kept a pack of smokes handy in the kitchen drawer. I did relapse on day 13 and I started counting over again and today is my last day 14 because I want it this time. Whether it's easy or it's hard it's both because the withdrawals make you go back and forth in your head but you do need to redirect your thoughts and play the tape out. Try something different this tim...
I haven’t bought cigarettes for one week and I feel very relieved that I don’t have to use credit to pay for them.
I feel as tho a BIG weight has been lifted ❤️
Love to take time out for a smoke, hate the cost and everything else but love it
Hi everyone! It's my first time posting! I recently just hit my 6 month cigarette-free mark (yay!). For 3 months now(since 3 months of no cigarettes) I've had left side abdominal pain and heart burn. It's not excruciating, but I'm always aware of it. The heart burn is the worst. Every now and then I get a day where I hardly notice the pain, but it always comes back full force. I had blood work do...
I quit 40 days ago I am 30 years old. I have always delt with pretty bad anxiety but since quitting I have had panic attacks rapid heart beat and anxiety seems worse now. Has anyone else experienced this?
Hi all am on day 5 and this time I can honestly say have not had one puff which is amazing. Still feeling tired and appetite is a little better but am just taking it day by day. Thank you all for the encouragement and feedback it makes me so determined not to fail this time. I do suffer depression but that’s okay and am so proud of myself as I have always sneaked some puffs not this time. A grea...
Am really tired all I want to do is sleep and have no appetite which is weird. Aren’t I supposed to be eating and eating. Has anyone else felt like this. Yes am sleeping lots 12 hours eating a little but am drinking water. Day 4.
I really want to quit but can’t seem to do it without assistance -
I’ve just started champix and started with a sore neck/throat. Glands aren’t swollen but had been quite sore. Now soreness in the neck/throat is not so bad but have lost my voice?
Has anyone experienced this when taking champix? And does it go away? Thanks
I am 50 days quit today, what a lovely number. Seems more appropriate to write today, 50 feeling so clean than at 2 months!
I don’t know what to say except I never think of smoking anymore. Sometimes I dream I have smoked, but even when I wake up these days I know it’s just another test, and ignore it.
My true test has been to ignore the whole concept and keep on keeping ...
Being around smokers helped me strengthen my will power
Have been quitting for the last 14 months . How ridiculous I would get to day 3 or 4 then have a couple of puffs a day which turned into a couple of smokes a day. Then it would start all over again. Yes Groundhog Day ... I am 4 days in and think I have got this because I’m not too bad but am definitely not letting my guard down for a second. It is really exhausting to keep starting again and aga...
I am 2000 days nicotine free $50000 better off. Most of all I am still alive. I gave up using this forum after smoking for 53 years up to 30 a day aged 67. I am still 100 days behind Lia my quit buddy. Was it easy ? No. Was it worth it Yes . Can anyone do it ? If the really really want to. Am I safe now ? No , one ciggy will put me back like snakes and ladders. When was the last time I reall...
Hi everyone it's been a bumpy start to the year once again
I have had a few bad weeks as I have broke my finger and back on hospital
I should be a member there as I am never out of the place.
I picked up that ciggeratie and smoked it and was not feeling great after that.
I have slipped back to that habbit and I am indeed playing with the devil and i am so aware of it this time around.
Hi, I’m 20 days in and had a drink last night and I didn’t enjoy it without smoking 😏 it’s all I could think of so I stopped drinking! Does it get better?
Gday,133 days,since a ciggy,bout 5th attempt,my problem is,i think im addicted to tje lozenges, when i try to go cold turkey on them,its like me body is shutting down. Has any one else had same thing? Cheers
It's 156 days today since I had my last smoke. There are few days in a week now that I don't even remember about smoking. I feel great. I feel confident about myself. Am able to spend more time with my family. Though I feel my breathing is not completely back to normal there is a tremendous improvement. It's been about 25 days since I had my last drink now. Need to work on reducing my weight. I h...
Would you believe 5 years and 9 months ago when I quit, a carton of Dunhill cost $196. Went to the supermarket today where I used to make that weekly "deposit" into their coffers and discovered now the same costs $376, nearly double when I enquired at the cigarette counter. I visit once a year just to check. That is more than a lot of monthly mortgage payments. So glad I bit the bullet when I did...
I have successfully completed 6 months without any puff. I recommend homeopathic medicine like Avena Sateva (Dr Rickweg or better & Plantago drop (Any good brand). they don't have any side effect specially for those people who have allergy from allopathic medicines . Good luck guys, keep fighting for a healthy life..
Hi, I’m 2 weeks in and going well but my Sinuses are terrible esp at night did anyone else experience this?
Please help me quit for my family
today is 9th month of freedom life.. I'm happy that this is a reality.. :)
How was month no. 9? Great.. With many downs and ups, currently ups, but just few moments of my thinking was occupied by cigarettes, so in this case it's really better.. Now I see that very likely I will forget think of cigarette at all.. I believe that time will be after 1 year.. So soon.. ;)
As I read, the l...
I have been a smoker for about 32 years. I have given up several times over the years. I started when I was about 13 or 14yo. I started smoking heavier when I finished year 12,.especially when out drinking and partying with friends.
My first serious attempt at stopping was when I was 24yo. I was determined. I went cold turkey. It felt so weird. I didn't know what to do with myself. I was so v...
Hello beautiful community! I have been stalking you for years and although I have had periods were I quit in the past I always went back to smoking. I thought I would try a different method this time because things never seemed to work out before. Yesterday was day 1 of being free from cigarettes. Yay!! I'm doing great, so far so good. I have a pack of cigarettes in my kitchen drawer that I ...
I logged in to the app today to discover that I have been smoke free for 2150 days...the app tells me I have saved 49,500$ but that is way out. I soaked at least 40 a day so on today’s rates that is 100,000$ plus.
That gave me reason to pause and reflect...I have been able to extensively explore more than half of the country with my family...I have not made a late bill payment since quitting....
31 days smoke free hardest thing I ever had to do but so far so good did it all for my 5 year son I was a heavy smoker for 25 years a pack a day if I can do anybody can pretty proud off my self
Hi All, great to be here. I started about 12 & stopped after turning 50.
This is my 2 nd attempt, 1st one was using Champix & sent me round the looney bin ! (Or so I thought).
I saw a hypnotist this time & it has worked for me, but same thing has happened, stopping smoking has sent me round the bend again, depressed, anxiety, so so tired all the time, my GP has me now (last 40 days) taking Zo...
Hii...I quit smoking for 2 days. There is no special reason for me to quit smoking but I want to quit. I started smoking when I was 18 and now I am 54 years old. I have been smoking for almost 36 years. Now I feel tired of smoking .... I want to quit.
Another day one yes another failed attempt but I feel like this time I will be okay. Have only ever got to day 5 them the cycles starts again and again. I must say when I quit I don’t have an appetite which is scary as am underweight and d CSS an not afford to lose any kilos. Has anyone else felt like this as the majority have an increase increase in appetite I wish
I am three weeks today! Very exciting, in the past I have always struggled at this time, and always forgotten about the reasons I want to not smoke, it’s like all the short term benefits have been achieved and so I can’t see a point to keep going. This time it is different, I feel different, I just keep dreaming of that lovely smoke free woman that I want to look and be, and smell like in a years...
Not sure if it's normal but I quit on the 31st of December 2020 and only used patches for three weeks before I decided I didn't need them.
It's been a week now without patches and for some reason I'm having no cravings or missing smokes at all. I even have a friend who smokes in front of me on occasions and it doesn't bother me (they asked first if it was okay).
I don't seem to be suffering any...
Hi again, I just couldn't resist to come in here again to let some new readers know that I have completed over 1 month smoke free now. I am so happy and proud of myself and hopefully my dream will come true one day. I haven't had much craving,anger,anxiety or anything else too complain about which is a good thing. Only negative is my insomnia and find things to do during the day. The thing that i...
Day 5 here yesterday I felt like death today I’ve woken up with a different attitude and feel like I will enjoy the ride now 😊 feeling excited!
I am on champix though so I’m nervous about when I eventually stop those ..
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