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 like to smoke but have realised lately that I REALLY am not enjoying them as I used to.
About 80% of my smokes I would only smoke about 3/4 of the cigarette anyway before butting our and thought this is a waste.
But how do I break the stranglehold these things have over me as I have been smoking for 30 years?
Perhaps it’s my daughter telling me I smell; perhaps it’s the financial strain I am...
I need tips on how to quit
I'm trying to quit smoking for my health my baby daughter and also because I lost my dad due to cancer in 2012 and it makes me think about my life and I want to be around for a long time...
I am divorced and earlier this summer in August (I am from Chicago) I had a planned vacation to London with my 9 year old son. I have been smoking since I was 25 but always wanted to quit.
On August 3rd Friday, I smoked my last cigarette before I went to pick up my son from his mom's place to catch our flight to London. I left the cigarette packet on the kitchen island.
The 7 days in Lond...
Well, here goes my story. I know that as soon as I read it back once written, I will consider myself an idiot for not quitting sooner.
I started smoking around 20 years of age and am currently 55 years old.
I smoked around 20 a day, every day, and led an active life with many outdoor hobbies. Other than menopause and turning lactose intolerant, I’d had no health scares at all. Young and bull...
Hi, today is my first day on Champix and to say I’m scared would be an understatement. I’m 45 and have smoked since the age of 16. I get that it’s better going through the side effect, nausea etc than chemo, but I’m really worried as I have a pretty stressful job and need to on my A game all the time. Any helpful tips would be gratefully appreciated.
Hi..I'm new here! I am planning on quitting this week! I am on day 3 of Wellbutrin. Other than dry mouth, cant tell much yet. The cigs do taste kinda weird. I don't know whether to stop on Day 7 of Wellbutrin..or..just play it by ear and see what happens.☺
I also wanted to add one more thing. Once you quit smoking, you’ll be amazed at your lung capacity. When I was a smoker, I would be out of breath from walking one or two city blocks - absolutely exhausted, huffing, puffing, gasping for air. Now, I power walk everywhere with my dog and am never out of breath. Maybe tired because I have lupus but never out of breath. It - Is - Wonderful!
I have to have more willpower! Day 37
Remain determined not to be a slave to addiction. Physical withdrawals, while difficult, can be managed. It’s the mental and emotional triggers which are most challenging. Lots of positive self talk, CBT, mindfulness....whatever works. When the urge to smoke strikes, tell yourself that you are strong enough to let the urge pass. Remind yourself at such times that “I don’t smoke”.
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