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Throw away every thing that will remind you that you used to smoke. Ashtray lighters..
8 days now and feeling powerful. I was talking to a friend today (smoker) about my journey so far, and to my surprise he congratulated me on my decision, I didn't to preach to him but felt sorry for him, when he said he had tried before but now accepts that he will be a smoker until the end. How bloody sad! Just goes to show the slavery to nicotine has over those still smoking, and i am so glad t...
Just dropping a line as I haven't been on since Jan 19. Still quit 617 days and doing well. Keep going all.
just 3 hours into quitting and thought i would sign up for support and already this website is already doing my head in but I know its my anxiety at work and not the website! any way as ive mentioned this is my 4th attempt. I have been diagnosed with COPD and Heart Failure 18 months ago but have continued to smoke. Woke up this morning made a cuppa and reached for the ciggies and realised i was o...
I have CFS and I'm about to get weight loss surgery. Quitting has been put off for so long now and today it's time to do it. I read about harms of smoking and surgery to scare myself into doing this. I think it has worked. today is the day. New year, new decade, new me
Hello everyone 🙂 im glad to say that im now 27 days smokefree, cold turkey 👍
In the beginning it really was horrible..
Night sweats, irritable , and pretty horrible insomnia.. first three days are the worst it gets physically after that its just mind over matter in my experience anyway..
The reasons i feel i had to quit were..
1. The money!! I was spending upto 25-35 dollars daily..
Why do so many put the decision to Quit so later in life?
How is it that one packet of smokes is purchased almost daily?
I truly respect you guys who have given up, found the freedom and no longer want a single puff. But unfortunately, there would be a majority of smokers always having some excuse to continue to smoke.
How about hearing from those smokers that cant quite get there. Succ...
My quit date is Monday 3rd Febuary 2020...My reasons to Quit are: I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 5 yrs ago, and I want to keep my circulation good, I don't want any parts amputated...also to make exercise easier ,to breath better, not to have to worry about not having money for my habit ..To afford other things in life cos let's face it, it takes a lot of money to smoke there's days...I kno...
I find if I chew gum it helps me to stay focused on quitting, BUT, then it makes me hungry so I spend more money then necessary on food.
How do I get started? first day of not smoking and it scared to start, I know I want to give up. I’m sick of hiding to have a smoke I’m scared of my partner smelling it on me, I’m scared that this may ruin my relationship as I’m not being affectionate because I’m worried that he will smell cigarette on me well on my breath
Hi All, we have just had another price rise in Australia...12.5%....wow.
We are paying the highest of any country in the world. Makes you wonder how anyone in Aus can afford to smoke, but people always seem to find the money to do so. Really sad that people will pay so much to destroy their health and self esteem.
Stay focused and strong......there is no good reason to keep smoking x
Hello Happiness, we are all saddened to hear of your stroke, I think you said it was minor, I apologise if I have this wrong. I have been thinking of you every day and hope you make a full recovery soon. You have really gone above and beyond in the I can quit community to become a fantastic ambassador, cheerleader, friend and true inspiration to so many people on here. Sending you a massive hug r...
This is my first time on here and I’m so blown away by all your amazing success stories. To cut a long story short, I was diagnosed with a breast abscess, spent a week in hospital, two aspirations and septicaemia. I was advised to quit smoking as that increases my chance of it coming back. I’m not well at the moment a I just been discharged and still in somewhat pain. I want to quit...
I just need to say Happy Christmas to each and everone of you. I cannot believe how long I have stayed smoke free without even one puff. Staying close to the forum. Helping others along. Looking at How to be a happy smoker by Nasios Davos. Reading loads of literature. Experimenting with various Mantras. All of these things have helped me along the way. Top one: A strong belief in myself.
I am older than the seven seas,
I am stronger than the tallest oaks.
I will always endure.
I will never be completely gone,
Look around and you will find me
For I will not leave you alone
Pisces24, Happiness? and TryingTK
I am so horrified and shaken by your constant touts and ridicule.
You obviously didn't read my story as I have 4 children so the "my age group" comment was discrimination??
Next I don't need to explain my story to you but I will with shaking hands.
Being left a single father due to lung cancer I needed to find anyway possible to quit smoking.
Having tried EV...
I was smoking two packs a day. Sometimes a pack in an hour. It was just time to quit.
Besides my health being much better, I have saved a load of money. I finally quit after smoking for over 40 years. It has been 18 months as of December 7, 2019. I still have cravings sometimes. I just don't act on them.
I am gearing up to take another attempt tomorrow so I’m trying to convince myself I hate smoking. Here are my reasons why:
I used to be an athlete now I’m to concerned about my health to train and have gotten fat.
I’m a singer and can’t sing like I used to.
I hate wheezing and coughing after being intimate with my partner.
The tightness in my chest.
This is my first day . Cant do it anymore even if i will be dying still will not smoke.
I was a very heavy drinker, well let's be honest, I was an alcoholic. Of course, this meant I was also a very heavy smoker, up to 40 cigarettes a day while I drank all day. A few weeks ago I had a massive flare-up of inflammation and my immune system basically quit on me. While I was in hospital I was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Bronchitis. I thought it was just a smoker's cough. Since the...
I just made an enormous stuff-up, by buying another packet of cigarettes, when I'd been doing so well.
When I started smoking a packet of Marlboro Red cost 54 cents. This was in about 1972. A 50 gram pouch of Drum cost $1.65 and the papers were 5 cents.
It has been 16 years, nearly 17, since I last had a cigarette. I have honestly forgotten many of the early benefits of quitting; I know there has to have been an upturn in my health. I remember feeling better really quickly after I stopped. Par...
When you’re living week to week on minimum wage & you can’t cover your expenses, you are pretty much forced to cut down on the amount of cigarettes you buy. It feels good & less stressful having money for other more important things.
I believe a really good reason to quit now is that there are just so many open possibilities to explore once you do.
First of all, you save money. You can spend it on whatever you actually want or need. It is a good experience having so much money in the bank when you really need something.
Second of all, the cravings dissipate so there isn't that much more you have to put up with. If you...
Hi I had stop smoking because for my health and money. So been asking my doctor help me but it took him 5years to help me. So three weeks ago he gave me nicotinell lozenges to help me. I started on 4 a day or every 2hours and now three weeks later I have fully stopped smoking I feel very good with myself . Gary
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