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The 19th is my birthday.
The first one in 43 years in which I will not be smoking.
I am now 10 weeks smoke free (Dec.10).
I can only say this- do whatever you can to not pick up that cigarette again. You won't regret it.
I have a rare form of psoriasis which is mostly found in those who smoke . I’m quitting to improve the health of my skin
I am not thin skinned. I appreciate what you are trying to say, but when what I was trying to portray, is something that is valid and pertaining to this particular issue ie smoking and the detriment of doing so, I considered it pertinent to my point. The fact that iCanQuit wanted me to water down my post, although it contained no offensive language, had information for which I ...
1351 days and counting the Dollars and no doubt extra days on the planet. I have enjoyed tossing some of the $30000 saved into my mortgages and some on trips, shoes, clothes and expensive bling. Besides, anything I spend is pretty much what would have been in an ash tray. I call it Ash Money. Much less stress when there is money in the bank. I wonder how many on this site feel stress pangs becaus...
I quit because I had to have major abdominal surgery. I spent 9 days in the hospital so I couldn't smoke. I wasn't about to go back to it when I was discharged. I look at my 10 in scar and know that I can't smoke again.
One of the most pervasive aspects of smoking is the smell., and how it gets in everything in your home.
As a smoker you tend to scoff at the "Passive smoking" effect, but on giving up you quickly realise when walking past someone smoking how it stinks. It takes many many washes of all the clothes in your possession and a lot of Glen 20 at home on bedding, curtains and the like and things l...
When you quit everyday invest the money you spent on cigarettes on a investment thats what I am doing
For those that come here for some guidance for a quit that you do not really want but is necessary to live a full life, we commensurate. Many of us have for sure been there or have faced with a future reality that it will become necessary one day. A real choice. Live or die. It does not make the journey easier. The choice is no longer yours and you feel out of control. Personally, i love having ...
Just in time they have changed the categories to money and family. I am torn between working part-time as a waitress and retiring. My kids seem to spend any extra money, whereas i have had hard times in earlier years and tend to be a saver. I do help my kids by enabling them to raise their kids in by house for nominal rent... meaning it pays mine elsewhere.
Liberal gov. does not give me any inc...
Wish me luck 3 days without a smoke I can do it I have save $57 dollars already omg I can do it Im ready
Hiya all Newbie here from the UK.
I'm on day 98 and I can tell you it's been hard I quit the day after my Dads funeral I told him I would stop and I have kept my word bit as you can imagine it hasn't been easy but I did it through the hardest time in my life,my dad had copd heart disease bowel cancer etc and I watched him every day wither away to nothing it does out things into perspective,98 da...
I never thought I would become a smoker, but I did. I started 9 years ago and I've tried to quit so many times. I just hope I can stick to it this time. This time I have more reasons, this time I'm doing it for me, not because someone told me to.
I'm quitting because I want to start a family soon, and I don't want to go into parenthood still smoking.
I'm quitting because I'm so sick of waki...
I was the bright spark that decided to quit on New Year’s Eve at 11:45pm.. right before the fireworks kicked off.
My timing was certainly cliche. I’ve tried quitting several times over the last 5 years.
Something clicking this year though. Smoking has ruined my life for the past 5 years. It’s the toxic relationship I’ve been & now it’s time to flick it.
It’s caused me to become alien...
You’ve probably heard the same reason over and over again.
Mine is clichè and overplayed but has meaning I guess , I’m 20 years old and started smoking due to stress due to my grandmother who was like a mum to me who passed due to lung cancer due to smoking and I had to look after her when she refused chemo.
I don’t want to end up like my nan , looking like a skeleton, living my last days in a...
I was a non smoker until the age of 31. Then I tried a cigarette with my girlfriend's for fun. After that I brought a pack of cigarettes and hid it in my handbag and would smoke one cigarette per day at work. I would smoke only on work days. Slowly I started getting cigarettes home. I used to smoke at home without my husband knowing. I was caught a number of times, me and my husband used to fight...
im sick of spending all my money on smokes. im sick of constantly thinking about smokes. i tried to quit cold turkey and cutting down but it got the best of me.
so wish me luck on champix. hopefully be able to kick this addiction in the butt
To rid myself of this demon called nicotine addiction, and build my self-esteem via more conscious and positive lifestyle decisions.
Hi guys !! So I’m VERY new and just signed up.. I’ve been smoking for a few years now.. and want to quit! I know I must sound silly but I’m so afraid to quit and gain weight (stupidity) I know! Any hints or tips to beat the fear and go for it. 😊
Just started my quit journey. Just got sick of lying to my loved ones about my smoking. Never used to smoke at home, but as soon as I left home and went to work. I would pull over to the side of the highway and and have a smoke with my coffee. I was always able to blame the nature of my job and the company i keep at work on why i would smell when i got home. This was just a lie to my wife to keep...
i am reallyreally proud of you lori. once you pass the first week you have entered the good zone so let the games begin. we are all behind you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
thank you Robn and Happiness, everyone that reaches this site are willing to give them up. i understand how hard it is but there are so many toxins in tobacco and its been proven that smoking will kill you.i beg you all to give them up. once you pass the first week you start to realize your health is starting to improve. yes the craving is terrible but when you shout out NO this tends to calm you...
I am so far 45 days into my quit plan..After going to the doctors and being told that I have C.O.P.D and probably only 50% lung capacity,I thought it was a good idea to do something before it got worse .with sone luck i may regain 75% lung capacity but as for the rest their is no cure.
I got to a stage that everytime i was breathless i would smoke..i would do a task but after a minute or two i ...
I have bipolar disorder and smoking helped me for a long time but when I was given a chance to be part of the nsw riot squad as in the nsw police force and help out in the Mardi gras and protest or rally's I wanted to give up on smoking to be able to help the community and members of the public to feel safe and secure and the children as well but most of to save money
I’m doing this as I have to be smoke free for a while before op on 28Nov
just a dad looking to quit for his young sons sake chaps, any tips on how to distract yourself or beat the cravings would be appreciated
Hi I’m Nicole, I’ve been trying to quit due to my health problems and seeing my family suffer from smoking it’s had a impact on my life.
From seeing my family go through different health issues an losing family over the smoking I want to make a differents.
I’ve only just joined icanquit so if anyone could help myself an maybe I could help you to. since I’m only 21 I’ve been smoking since I...
On the 2nd November my hubby woke up couldn’t breath we thought it was an asthma attack he said call an ambulance they came immediately he was dripping with sweat his obs were fine they took him in and on the way he had a heart attack I didn’t go with him as we have children I rang the hospital to see how he was they said he’s had a head attack I dropped in shock I was hysterical 😭 I went up the...
Just want want to quit. Not heavy smoker but have 1 year old now and I think it’s best it I quit.
My 2 year old loves to run, every day he says "Daddy I want to run" at first I could keep pace with him by walking but as the weeks went by I found I was having to jog to keep pace, it was then I realised that he is not going to slow down, he will only get faster and why should my smoking disadvantage him, it's not fair on him, so I made my appointment with the doctor for Champix, and I have bee...
30 days for me now and think really getting on top of it now. Still determined but has been a challenge. A big boost today was when I saw a guy put out a smoke and walk past. God the smell was so strong. I used to wash my hands and pop mints thinking I was all good. God my poor wife.
today will be 30 days since i have brougt or smoked ciggys being told i had copd at my age was or is a scary thought i have gone cold turkey up until a week ago the i started the champix now im gettig better my mind thinks it wants to smoke again
It wil be a struggle to quit
After almost eight months tobacco free feeling grand it's a must do i used the lozenges their handy but rather gimmicky all said and done still it's living the dream without the sickness of the vile worthless habit I've lived very comfortably with plenty of cash highly recommend to take a stand against the tobacco weakness mind game all ya can do is win it's an easy mindset when you're fitness re...
After seeing deterioration of my teeth and gums, and lack in health, I took that as a massive wake up call. I wish I had never ever picked up this awful habit.
I don’t know if this is the right column to share my concern. I used to smoke a lot back in the 90s. I decided to quit smoking in 2005 and I never smoke till last year. I was stress and I just find myself smoking again. Now I want to quit again but I am having a hard time quitting. Most of the time I feel upset and depressed after smoking.
Better my health and have more money
after 10 weeks of quitting (please dont laugh) i purchased a piano,2 guitars,an amplifier, a violin, 6 rods and reels and a Mohamed Ali memorabilia. Next will be a drum set so my grandchildren can run a riot when they visit me. dont you think its time to give the smokes away and enjoy your spending's in a more fun way.
I started at 19 to stupidly impress someone. It's now been 6 years and I have wasted most of my 20s on the stupid habit. I have lied to my parents trying to hide my habit, my hair reeks, my clothes smell like crap and I cant get the yellow stains off my teeth. I cant run 10 metres without losing breath and I cant smell the flowers in spring or the rain during a thunderstorm. I've seen so many peo...
Writing this out in case i can help others on there journey.
- my mother passed away from cancer when i was 13, she was a smoker too, if any of you have a similar story use that as a strength to help stay quit.
- find something to keep your hands busy. Look up a diy craft on YouTube. Knit. Or draw, colour in, video games. I make pom poms silly but they work at keeping me busy.
- exercise, try ...
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I am leading up to my quit date! I have decided to kick the habit for my three beautiful children
Lung cancer didn’t scare me but high cholesterol & smoking link sure did. I’m 54. Smoked & quit so many times but can’t do it anymore. Have 2 recovering addict kids who have kicked heroin. So I think I can do this. Dr told me smoking & cholesterol are linked and for some freaky reason that scares me more than the million other threats. Day 3 today. Sobbed at work. People think I’ve lost my mind. ...
I guess my story is similar to everyone elses. i did quit 7 years ago for 7 months, when my life fell apart i started again.
Im one of two people in the office that smokes and the non smokers always give me the LOOK when i step out for a smoke. You now the LOOK right?? I hate that!! And with rising tabacco prises ive finally come to the decision to give`em up. I am on day 5 with Champix, althoug...
When I decided to quit smoking it was because I wasn't enjoying it as much as I used to and was just smoking because I could. I now unfortunately have a very different reason to stay quit. A couple of days ago I was diagnosed with COPD stage one emphysema, which is a progressive lung disease. I was lucky in a way that it was caught early. Since then i feel like i could really do with a cigarette...
I have decided to quit today . I have been a chain smoker for the past 3 years and i am sick of this habit since its making me weak .
The only thing that stops my craving is nicotine gums
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...
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