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 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...
I am glad to be part of this community. I have tried to quit smoking many times. I did quit and didn't smoke for 14 years. I stayed quit because I got pneumonia and bronchitis. I started smoking again when I thought I had this licked and could just smoke a few and then be done. NOT! I tried again many times and did stay quit but only when I was in the hospital. Now I have lung problems aga...
Each day while I’m trying to quit I’m thinking of my health and why I’m trying to quit - which is for my two year old son .
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
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