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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.
It is now day 145 for me! It gets easier and easier every day. I fact I don’t even think about it that much anymore. I do however still having some throat issues, trouble swallowing and recently I’ve been getting a lot of hiccups and on and off swollen lymph nodes under my jaw line. That has me really worried and I’ve been bugging my doctor to have me referred to an ENT. My doctor even without se...
I am 4 days away from being 5 years nicoteen free and very much alive and kicking Yeah. Thanks Icanquit for getting me off to a great start. If Lia is around sorry I missed your 5 year date. 100 days ahead of me and a great quit buddy. Advice. The pain and torture does not last and eventually you will notice that days have passed and you haven't even thought about cigarettes. Did it cold turkey w...
whats up everybody! today its my 4 month and its good for the most part. my breathing is really better now. sometimes i still have to take a deep breath but its ok . my anxiety is uh still there and there but i always try to keep my time busy. for people who quit and having a scared feeling listen thats part of quiting it gets better. but for now im just spiting alot of crap from my lungs and bod...
i went to my local doctor to get help with quitting smoke and she offered me a tablet called champix it was working fine as 1st starting on the 0.5 mg my smokes would taste bad and make me feel sick then i got to my 2nd week with the 2mg tablets and this is where my problem would start i was still smoking at this point and 3 days before i was done on my 2nd week i was having a smoke i passed out ...
Hi all I stopped smoking a month ago cold turkey and have not smoked but I’ve hit a bit of a wall,I feel a bit low in myself I’ve been like it for a few days now,I seem to have lost all my motivation and mojo is this normal
Thanks for reading
Hello all :)
Well i slipped up in march. after having 1.5 years quitting.
I am currently at day 2.
Yesterday was really quite fine quitting besides the cravings.
Today those cravings are enhanced and alongside that has brought some mental challenges.
i know i can do this. :)
One thing pops up from time to time though and wondered if anyone else still has these thoughts
Seeing people i real...
Hi all I am almost at the 3 month mark now
And my partner and I have been invited to a friend's birthday tonight.
Feeling a little nervous since I haven't been out in the last 5 to 6 months because of health reasons. A few of my friends will be there they smoke but I am more excited to no that I will not be smoking at the party tonight and i feel proud for that. But i little nervous about goi...
Thanks to everyone who was in my corner. I see now I didn't deserve it. My apologies are hollow without change. I am going to dedicate myself to fixing myself. My eyes have been opened and this isn't who I want to be anymore. Maybe one day you will see I have turned things around. Hopefully. Wish you all the best in life.
I haven't written a post of my own since the onset of winter. I was announcing my 3 month milestone. I am happy to announce that I have already celebrated my 6 month mark some weeks ago! Infact, Yesterday was 29 weeks completed, and now loving life, being free from the prison of the endless need to buy those smokes at any cost. From $27 everyday to upto $47 a day depending where I bough...
Hi all. I'm back again. After successfully being smoke free for two and a half months, I slipped. Actually, I crashed and smoked more than before. Maybe because of covid, or possibly other reasons, nobody had time for me. Had nobody to turn to and felt it was me against the world. Sad to say, cigarettes became my best and only friend. After much thought and causing too much pain to my family, I d...
Can you still have bad anxiety 5 weeks later even with patch??
I went to shop at one of my favourite stores "Officeworks" and as i got out of the car I suddenly realised "I'm free!" I'm free of this cursed habit of Smoking! It was a liberating moment. Smoking used to determine when I got up in the morning, how many cups of coffee I would have, while it was rapidly sending me broke! I literally smoked, on average, 23 smokes a day @ $1.50 per cig it was a ...
i am currently experiencing another pickle in the journey known as life. i’m scared i am going to star smoking again.
Hi guys.. I was on mute last few weeks due to my small commitment to write 10th posts when I will reach 100days.. And that day is today, 100days of smoke free life.. I'm glad to myself that I didn't fell back in taught days.. I wanted to know if prople who said that it will be better after few months, that you will have very few thinking about it and almost no cravings, are right.. and I can conf...
I am 10 weeks today a non smoker and I am proud to say I am a non smoker 🚭🚭💪
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