Welcome to the iCanQuit community this is your opportunity to share with your fellow community members any tips, stories or advice you may have around quitting smoking or staying quit.
I am so happy to share that it's been 7Months since I had my last cigarette.
I am travelling and in the same hotel where I traveled 7 Month ago after quit and was struggling like a addict to smoke. This time I have no such cravings.
KEEP A LIST of reasons why you are quitting. Mine is typed and is three pages long.
When you are having a craving, you have two choices: have a cigarette or don't have one. Make the better choice!
Enjoying not being a smoker. it is tough at time's, espcially with the craving's, but i keep reminding myself that if i start smoking again i will be back at square one and start all over again, so i just tell my self not to buy smokes and i will succeed. it is getting easier, but i will keep up telling my self to not buy smokes.
It isn't easy, but Champix certainly helped me. I have been a smoker for over 40 years and always thought giving up would be too hard after a couple of half assed tries. I finally tried Champix last year and have now clocked over 200 days smoke free. It really is worth a try.
I agree that it increases your appetite and that sleeping is a bit harder, but the eating urge only lasted for a couple...
had to have a 1 hr MRI last week. Being claustrophobic & having breathing troubles when on my back had me very worried (panic stricken), 1 hr in the machine, dozed off & the time passed quickly. Realised later, I have not been able to lie on my back & breathe through my nose for years - did for one hour in the machine. Only 20 days smoke free & I can do this!!
I’ve been a smoker for 7 years non stop. I’ve only tried to stop twice and could only go through a day. That was also feeling immensely miserable, with immediate flu like symptoms after 4 hours to no smoking. But this time I was very prepared to stop. I was done with smoking mentally. There was nothing that benefited me, so i set a date and stopped. The first 3 days were hard. Just sleeping and e...
You are my extended family here coz trust me that I can share without hesitation on this platform that once upon a time.. I was a SMOKER.
Yes I had no courage to socially admit to my family and friends (except the smoker company).
I always wanted to quit and this portal has helped me to stay connected and motivated as I can share my joy of quitting which I couldn't otherwise anyw...
I made a tea rugged up (its a cold morning here) and am enjoying a almost quiet moment on the deck and realising what true relaxation feels like.
By that i mean i used to have a coffee/tea and smoke ritual every morning and thought it was a peaceful moment.
No lol . . . this is what peace feels like fresh air and tea . . .
Being able to breath properly, on my 8th day smoke free.
I stopped smoking last Sunday and I actually don’t get the craving to smoke I just am very tearful 😢 I am hoping this will pass
I was a smoker for 10 years. I smoked everything from black & milds to menthol to non menthol to light menthol. Quitting has been hard because my body was so used to having at least 8-9 cigarettes a day. On day 85 I still suffer from anxiety, and panic because cigarettes was my drug of choice. If you are a fighter and you feel yourself ready to give in just remember you just added more years to y...
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