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  • Slk
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    Story

    Neither

    Posted in Quit experiences 12 Jun 2022
    8 Comments

    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..

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  • MiaK
    Western Sydney
    5
    Stories

    34 days

    Posted in Quit experiences 5 Jun 2022
    4 Comments

    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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  • Keith Porch
    2
    Stories

    Starting over - with a new weapon

    Posted in Quit experiences 4 Jun 2022
    3 Comments

    I’m a 40 year old male who has smoked since I was 17 years old. 23 years of smoking! The time has come where a change has to occur in my life… the cigarettes MUST go! A bit of background about me - about 15-20 years ago I was playing professional sport and managed to hide my smoking from coaches and team mates. My smoking didn’t really have much affect on my fitness. I guess I was quite lucky...

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  • MiaK
    Western Sydney
    5
    Stories

    Day13

    Posted in Quit experiences 15 May 2022
    4 Comments

    Day 13 and still having urges still feel an emptiness an absence where the smoking used to be still feel quite flat and unmotivated in regards to everyday things I’ve had a few good days which gives me hope and I know a lot of the advice is “it’s all in my mind and I hold the power” but it just doesn’t feel like it feel depressed but just concentrating on each day hoping it will get easier eventu...

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  • MiaK
    Western Sydney
    5
    Stories

    Day 11

    Posted in Quit experiences 13 May 2022
    2 Comments

    I’m on day 11 can’t quite believe it. The past 11 days have been a roller coaster of ups and downs. Last night I dreamt that I had a cigarette and I was devastated all I could think was oh no I have to start again. I feel like this will get easier with time didn’t feel like that Tuesday night was balling my eyes out. Like I said it’s a journey the hardest part is the emotions that come with quitt...

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  • Kirk88
    10
    Stories

    Day 4 is my achilles heal

    Posted in Quit experiences 16 Apr 2022
    4 Comments

    I have slipped up again. On day 4 again. I think o have identified why I keep letting this happen (I grow complacent knowing that nicotine is out of my system and I’m underprepared for the cravings on day 4). To combat this I have set up reward for myself on day 5 (kids will be back at school so I’ll have some me time). I am heading off for a shower now because I know I won’t want to stink once ...

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  • Kirk88
    10
    Stories

    Day 3

    Posted in Quit experiences 14 Apr 2022
    1 Comment

    Day 3 today. I have managed most of the day without to much fuss today although I did wake up to a nagging craving. It wasn’t intense but it seems to have reminded my mind that I was a smoker and that I probably would like one, which of course made me think about it until I was able to focus on something else. I am currently having another one just like it. Time to lie in bed and distract myself...

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  • Mishmash74
    South Eastern Sydney
    6
    Stories

    Slip up

    Posted in Quit experiences 12 Apr 2022
    1 Comment

    So I slipped up today. A session with my psychiatrist today was a trigger. I only smoked 3/4 of the cigarette and it tasted horrible, given me a headache and nausea. I admit during the last 7 days I have fantasised about having one last cigarette and I'm kind of glad I gave in because now I know for certain that it's just gross! Never again!

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  • Mishmash74
    South Eastern Sydney
    6
    Stories

    Day 4

    Posted in Quit experiences 9 Apr 2022
    2 Comments

    At the end of day 4 today. Yesterday was bad. I discovered that my craving to smoke mostly happens in the afternoon/evening. When it hits, I make myself focus on how much my physical health has improved already.

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  • Mishmash74
    South Eastern Sydney
    6
    Stories

    Method I'm currently using

    Posted in Quit experiences 6 Apr 2022
    0 Comments

    Half way through day 1 and I'm not doing to bad. I know the worst is yet to come, but I don't have the anxiety I used to have at this stage on previous attempts. I'm using a mouth spray medication and wow, that is an acquired taste lol. I've only had to use it for really bad cravings (2 at this point) and it really does kill that craving quick smart.

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