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I don't have a hint or a tip today. But it's 42 days since I found freedom and stopped smoking. My problem is that today I'm feeling a great deal of stress because of family pressures. It started with my brother who looks after my mother's affairs. She's 92 and in a care facility. He refused to give me some information which was important about my mother. My sister won't even speak to him o...
Doing really well
struggle first few days
Long way to go
Day by day
Step by step.
My mother just passed away from emphysema. She was 67 and had a long battle with her sickness. Toward the end she couldn’t even stand up without having to rest for lack of oxygen to her brain. The pain she was in for many years absolutely broke me to see. I have 2 young daughters, 4 & 2 and honestly want to see them live a rich and full life of joy and happiness. I want to be able to cherish ever...
Hi! Congratulations to everyone for being here. I’ve been a smoker for a long time and have made more attempts to stop than I can count! I’m over it! I’m here because clearly I need to try a new approach. Wish me luck!
Hi everyone hope you are all well and smile free.
I have completely fallen back into the trap
As they say you can't have 1 without having another and another and before you no it your back to smoking.
It's 9.12pm and I am about to smoke my last 1 from tomorrow on start the journey and be smoke free.
I no what to expect.
I have decided to walk 5k a day and get my health back on track.
I CAN DO IT, I want to live a long and healthy life
Hi everyone, I have just decided to start my quit journey and am a little apprehensive about the whole process. I actually gave up in August 2019 but took the habit up again 3 months ago when I was pretty low and mentally ill. It seems to have an even stronger hold on me now and I'm worried I won't cope without my crutch. I'm thinking of talking to my GP about champix. Has anyone used Champix ...
I got over waking up every morning caughing up a lunge and want to better my daughters life
Hello - I am a 32 year-old American man. I have smoked for most of my adult life. I have been sober from alcohol and drugs for over 4.5 years now, and I desperately want to be smoke-free. I have had some success in the past with nicotine gum and patches - however, I really want to be free of nicotine, completely. I have had several quit attempts since the new year, and am having a really hard tim...
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Not only having Quitters in their early days getting inspiration to plot their journey ahead with some insight from others who have experience and knowledge!
Some Quitters counting weeks and month's too!
Congratulations to all making positive changes for themselves and for the people around them, also get rewarded.
And great exchanges of varied opinions is of gre...
Its a wonderful world!
Can any one come up with one GOOD reason to continue smoking?
come on, any excuse will suffice.
Get it off your chest. BE honest.
We want to know why people smoke.
We hear how marvelous it is to be free.
But what keeps you smoking?
Any ideas would be welcome on a forum from smokers (Ex-smokers too) around this world.
I always can quit for around 4 days then if I feel like going out to a club I always get a pack of cigs because it sought of goes with it for me and seems like more fun and enjoyment while having a drinks.
So 50 days so far, 50 bloody days! can't believe how quick it's gone... so since i was last here a couple weeks ago i think i have still been on track with no smoking, i've gradually started not even thinking about it maybe a slight little bit in the back of my head but not as bad, and the champix is going well with just the 1 tablet for me it's great! I still get irritable and such but not as mu...
When anxiety hits me, smoking is making it more worst.
I want to be fit and healthy
After ending up in hospital diagnosed with PVD(clotted artery in groin)... that was enough for me to wake up and smell the roses..... well anything other than cigarettes really!!!!
Hi my name is Sarah and I’ve been smoking since I was 12 years old. I’m a mother of two young boy age 4 and nearly 3 and I don’t want them growing up with out a Mum. I lost my pop at 15 and my dad at 16 and my nan at 17 and more family members along the way not far apart my uncle 19 my auntie 20 and my auntie this year. So I want to live longer for my kids I need help
I've never seen a year so devastating in our country with severe drought, bushfires and flooding rains and when covid -19 hit my town closed down on march 17, we thought that was almost the end of the world as we knew it. We had an immediate lock-down. Fortunately, our local council got businesses re-opening in a few days and i kept employed right through the pandemic. I live well out...
I think that if i can beat the addiction that cigarettes hold over me, then it would really be a turning point in my life. I want to see my kids grow up and the more they tell me not to smoke, the more motivated it makes me. I need to get past the first week smoke-free, fingers crossed I find a way how.
There are so many reasons to quit, from health to the wallet.
My main reason to quit is that addiction is a form of slavery. I don't smoke because I enjoy it or want to, I smoke only because I feel the need to do so.
After a few hours without being able to have a smoke I always started feeling uncomfortable. I don't want to feel that again. I want to feel as at ease and relaxed a...
Hi guys, I was just thinking how dedicated i am towards my quit journey. I am focussed on staying off cigarettes and dont ever want to go back. Staying head strong! nope
The love of my life pops up when I quit. It's amazing. How much more do I need to be thankful for? Doesn't life some of the time just do like that?
I have really young kids, I smoked through both of my pregnancy’s, which is totally shameful, I cut back, absolutely, but that is just a justification that’s really just abhorrent. Sometimes I look at my kids and imagine putting a cigarette in their mouth and the shame is immense.
I never smoke in front of my kids, but the other day my three year old told me I smelt funny and rubbed his nose ...
Hi all doing well so far with the non smoking.
Everyday is a step close to been free from nicotine. And that's a great feeling.
I am more and more starting totally nor like the smell of the smoke.
I am looking forward to a free non smoke Xmas and new year.
What's everyone doing for Xmas this year.
I.hope you are all doing well in your journey to be free from nicotine. 🌲🌲✨💪💪🥳👍👍
Hi all. So I have and did start smoking again. Very silly I no. But the thing is with every smoke I was having I was very aware of my health and it could take just 1 smoke to.put me back to square 1. I do no my thyroid cancer was not caused with smoking but it sure as h#ll does not help atal. So I realised well I am not enjoying this now because I'm scared of what it is doing to me or what it co...
Rome wasnt built in a day. Yet most of our civilization's is made up from each and every day making progress.
My father's generation grew up worried about the 'Cold war' whether or not somebody would press the nuclear war button?
My grandfathers went to war for justice against the "yella peril" japanese and the Hitler war mungers from Germany.
They always had the Tobacco Companies supplying f...
How often have you wished the boss would simply offer you a pay rise? Or maybe, how often have you thought of asking for one? As a smoker, you are likely to give yourself a pay rise if you just quit burning money. How does a $300+ pay rise per week sound? That is how much quitting can potentially put into your pay packet. Not bad. Won't get that from the boss. Better still, as a non smoker, you h...
If you really do get all your priorities straight, then you can see that life is full of love and love is full of life. It could only get up and go up from that point on that you realize that nothing beats it once you realize you can get over anything you need to with the help of those who love you.
My parents have been so much of a help. They cannot be less burdensome if they tried. I love t...
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