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While doing my profile, I am asked how long have I quit for? I haven't quit yet, I want to quit, and have set a date 7 days from now.
Hello everyone I have a had a hiccup. I was overwhelmed by my son being sent to prison last week and no matter how hard I tried I was unable to stop myself from reaching for the tobacco. I have been talking with the folks on the quitline phone and have made the decision to to put the tobacco back down this Saturday. Someone from the quitline will also call me on Saturday to assist me in continuin...
Going cold turkey, last attempt lasted a year.
I’m here for a support network - ex smokers get it!
11 year smoker - started during first deployment with the Army.
Health scare - Couldn’t breath the morning after a 5km run, 2 days coughing up phlegm, coughed up a little blood also. Chest X-ray and stethoscope showed all clear, just waiting For blood test results. I’ll be asking for a Spri...
Going cold turkey and am here for help and support on this journey
I'm not sure what's going on with me but I feel like I'm losing the motivation.😪😪😔
I need some motivation from all you lovely people can you please help throw some things at me to keep me on straight and narrow again.
I sliped up again today with 1 smoke and this isn't like me.
I don't think it's fair after 3 months of going to a friend's house and been smoke free that I fi...
Hi all well I am very angry and very disappointed with myself.
I had a smoke. I had just 1 smoke since I stopped 3 months ago.
And to be honest I felt sick to the gut with anger that I give in.
The thing is it triggers when I am at a friend's house
Because that's where I used to go and have a drink and a smoke with her. And today well it got me.
And now one hour after doing so I thought...
I recently quit smoking and I mean like yesterday afternoon. Today for some reason I can’t get moving. I am so tired. I don’t know if I’m getting sick or if it is from
Not smoking. I can’t even tell you how many years off and in I smoked. More on than off. But it’s been a while and I do remember the irritability and depression but never being this tired. Anyone’s opinions. This would be greatly...
I live in Arizona, US and I have COPD. I'm already been a non-smoker for 34 days still have very painful coughing fits. Pain was why I quit smoking. I was and still am have very horrible coughing fits. I be-leave I still continue to be a non-smoker my coughing will stop hopefully. I was only smoking for like 10-14 years. I'm 43. In 2011 I had cancer. (Acute lymphoblastic leukemia-ALL) I smoked l...
Reason for quitting for me is because I have multiple blood clots in my lungs due to a thrombosis in my leg, and was told that my smoking was not going to help me at all. Stopping immediately is the best thing I have ever done.
Hi all surgery was a success and all is good
It's make such a difference with not smoking
Didn't need extra oxygen and feeling much better this time round.
But one puff ever
Hope everyone has a nice weekend
I will be in hospital for 1 night and resting up woth the tv and a view 🤣🤞💪🚭🚭
I quit smoking after 13 years of half a pack a day about 2.5 months ago! I quit because I developed a tickle in my throat and persistent cough. I thought when I quit it would go away but it sadly hasn’t and now I also get food stuck in my throat. So looking at Dr Google, it would suggest I will die from throat cancer! I talked to my doctor about it and he didn’t really give it much attention. He ...
hey guys iam new here and i am trying to stop i have stage 1 emphysema and cant breath anymore i ignored the signs early and now have alot of problems breathing .. i really want to stop
thanks for reading
NOT ONE PUFF EVER
Today struggling a bit but will not give in.
I would hate to give it and then back to day 1
Not going to happen
Positive thinking everyone 🚭🚭
Hi everyone made it through surgery recovery is going very well
No need for ciggeraties now as surgery was on the throat
Can eat and talk and drink which is good signs
Thanks for all the support
Hi everyone tomorrow is my surgery day and I'm very nervous. I am still no smoking and definetly won't be after surgery. Struggling with no smoking but will not give in
I am stronger that nicotine.
If you don't mind to please say a we prayer for me tomorrow during surgery. It's not a to serious of surgery but my health is just not good at the minute.
I am still using my patches and will be a...
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It’s not enjoyable anymore
I frightened for my health.
I see the effects of long term smoking at work everyday, and I don’t want that for myself.
Get yourselves a pet scan!
Totally out of the blue I went in for a suspected ovarian cyst which I have and is non cancerous but after routine Chest X-ray a shadow was found on my lung liver and spleen....luckily the more accurate Pet scan show only one site being the lung but having a biopsy in 3 days for the final conclusion.
All this without a single symptom and excellent blood work perfect w...
My friends ( 3 of them in past 5 months) ...all from my age group of 45 to 50...suffered heart attacks. All 3 of them had started smoking with me on same day in 1994 along with 4 more guys ( at graduation party we decided to try it just for sake of trying). We all smoked since 1994. We all tried to quit unsucessfully.
First guy (Vinod) suffered heart attack in March. Passed away.
This made us ...
I recently quit smoking cigarettes around the second week in April. I quit for my family and myself but mostly cuz I was having throat issues. Felt a tightness in my throat. So after a month and a half that feeling still hasn't gone away and intensifies during dinner or when I eat. No issues when I go to sleep though. Been also spitting out a lot of brown stuff. Went to my pcp last week and he ga...
I have recovered from breast cancer and bilateral mastectomy 5 years ago. Last surgery for recon Feb this year. Down to 3 mth appointments with my plastic surgery today! Yeah!! So live with my partner who smokes cigars and we have both recently stopped smoking cannabis. 4 months butI am having difficulty kicking the smokes. I will go a day without any and then I will make any excuse and validate...
I am sick of borrowing money off my little sister and friend
To buy smokes
I a tired of borrowing off mates smokes
i quit 11 days ago when i had a heart attack
In this time where we are in lockdown and being high risk with multiple health issues - and my family does not live here- that cannot even come and be with me at the end. My nephew is studying here and I can’t put him through this trauma so I just stopped smoking. It’s one month yesterday and I look forward to the next milestone.
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I cant say its been easy. But, it is what I wanted and here I am at
one-quarter of a year smoke free! I have learnt to not let any excuse to light up and have no reason to pay any shop ( selling tobacco) for some stupid draw-back of poison down my throat and instant hit to my brain.
Because I smoked I have COPD which May not r...
As someone diagnosed as bipolar, I used to rationalize smoking thinking it helped with stress, anxiety and depression. There is now, however, solid evidence showing by stopping smoking you reduce stress anxiety and depression as you're not spending over half the day in the state of withdrawal between cigarettes. Therefore, if you want better mental health, which everyone does, stop and stay off c...
Having been put off work due to Covid19 and mornings of coughing and breathing difficulties it’s time to give them up (again)
Hi, This is sarif. i am new member just register yesterday. When i was in class seven then some of friends try one cigarette because then we saw our senior they are smoking openly. So we go to far from our house and take one cigarette but this is not reguler. My main journey start when i was in college. Me and one of of my friend telling me can you take challenge of smoking then said why not Man ...
I’ve recently found out my blood pressure is beyond high, and that smoking is not helping this situation.
I am only 30 years old with 2 little children. Heart attacks and strokes run in my family. So I’m wanting to cut down to quit while using patches and gum to help take the edge off. I suffer severe anxiety and clinical depression, which has been my excuse in the past of why not to quit. But ...
What I am finding helpful is using images (Internet) to reinforce the reasons I want to quit for instance I used an image of a man having a heart attack and a picture of a 70 year old man finishing a 10K marathon to illustrate my prime reason for quitting-Health, I keep these images in my Quit Smoking blog on my computer and refer to them when I am having a craving, this reinforces my resolve to...
Hey guys first time posting just started today as my first day to quit and just want any advice I can get what methods are the best and most effective way of quitting cheers
I've tried several ways of quitting. This time I have consulted my GP and I am going down the prescription method.
For me this is a reality check. My mother has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. So I'm not only doing it this time for me but as a promise to her.
Any positive feedback regarding Champix would be greatly appreciated. Please hold on to your negative ones at this ...
So I’m 33 yrs old and I have decided today that i wanna stop smoking for good. I smoke a pack or 2 a day sometimes less. I’m desperate to know the quickest way to quit. I don’t feel healthy at all, my heart kinda aches sometimes (literally) and I’m also afraid of this Coronavirus pandemic being smokers are of high risk too. A lot people tell me to quit cold turkey but I am findin...
Being quit makes me feel like I can accomplish anything. It is a great feeling to be free; I was a cog in the machine. I feel like it is the things I should not do are the things I am looking out for. Tjere are more than cigarettes.
I am trying hard to cut back on caffeine and sugar. Soda. I could feel and look great at the end of this. I think it. I also should grow my hair out and just gener...
Have smoked for about 30years. Been contemplating quitting smoking for a while. Had a major health scare 2 weeks ago. Haven't smoked since using a patch every other day. Some days are harder than others. Feels strange but good being a non smoker. Not too many cravings but definitely eating more which scares me as I don't want to put on weight. Has anyone else had this issue and if so how di...
$9,999 not spent on cigarettes. Lol. Isnt it fabulous to be able to say that. We all wasted so much money. Add that to your list of positive reasons to quit. Stay strong everyone. Its so worth it
9 days now cold turkey after 30 years smoking and going strong - you can do this too! - have support - talk it through and face the challenge head on and good luck
I don't want my daughter or family to watch me die from cancer
i started fasting from sunrise to sunset for 19 day.
I have tryed to give up so many time over the year's and I do it for four months and I start smoking again but I got sick few years ago and it scared he'll out of me so I give up smoking 2016 for 1 year and 2 month's and we had so much stress we started smoking again in 2018 so I'm going to do it again and stick with it for the last time for my self .
Keep my busy and say to my self I can do it.
No hints yet just starting, wish me luck
Since my last post, at my 6 week celebration, my first ever grandbaby has been born. 9 pound 3 ounce healthy baby boy.
His other grandma is a smoker. Glad I don't have to worry about my smell, or about my cleanliness, or about having to leave the premises and move away from him for whole minutes to answer the slavemaster's call.
Glad I will be around a whole lot longer to be a part of hi...
Process the mind and relax
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...
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