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I will succeed!
I simply want to quit so that I don’t encourage my son to take up this habit
I recently completed Dry July. I found going a month alcohol free removed a huge component of the nicotine craving.
Very recently I had a minor stroke and I attribute this to lifestyle factors like smoking. I am now a very committed quitter and I feel very proud of what I’ve achieved.
It’s been a very long road. The stroke was a final wake up call to kick the habit for the sake of my life and for the people who love me and care.
It’s so important to take ones health seriously.
I'm not sure what my future will hold but I'm hoping it's smoke free
Hi, I am on day 2 of being a non smoker. I smoked for 30 years. I watched my dad die from lung cancer and am now watching my mum gradually get worse with early emphysema from passive smoking. My family are struggling to make ends meet and smokes are taking a lot of our money. So for myself, my health, my family and our future I finally did it! Not wanting a smoke so far but feeling very lost and ...
My partner and in quit in February. He vaped untill 4 weeks ago and has now stopped. I had three slip up where I had a couple of cigarettes as a one off just over 7 weeks ago. Now that he is not using the vape I feel the pressure to not have even one as I dont want to cause him to start smoking again ( this is helpful to me as it stops me from smoking. Issue is that he is going overseas...
Hi all its been a year since I have been here and still struggling with that awful addiction
I am starting tomorrow as a non smoker..
Well done to everyone who has stopped or who is also trying to stop smoking..
Thanks to my own realisations and the help of others on this forum I am having a real go at quitting smoking. Not one puff ever is my new motto. I have felt an instant big boost to my mental well being.
Smoking really sux. It’s such a horrible thing. So many great reasons to get and stay quit forever. 🙂
I’d recommend the books you can heal your life Louise Hay or Stop giving it away by cherylynn veiland. $10 a pop!
These books give advice on self care in that have something for yourself, a gift put yourself first for once. Many of can’t justify or motivate if it’s not for someone else or a cause outside of ourselves. Giving up smoking can be just that your own private space even nirvana these...
I seen people in hospital with breathing problems and I don’t want to be worse than them I have early COPD and I can prolong the illness I gave up cold turkey in beginning of April and I have not wanted to smoke
Oops! I nearly forgot! On May 30th I reached my 7 years quit date. Hope Dobbin and other quitters around that time see this and know that with their friendship and support I am still "stench free". Wallet is getting very heavy! Can only hope others achieve success and go the distance.
i am 61 have to have surgery so been told to stop,,
My granddaughters are telling me all the time to quite
im also got no breath to take short walks.
i did use patchs a few years back but was allergic to them
Think what is more important
I have finally realised that Mr Nic o’tine is an evil and wicked tyrant who aims to destroy brain chemistry and invade and break down every tissue and organ of the human body then laughing all the way to the bank. This could sound a bit extreme but that is what smoking does. I have had a lightbulb moment. And that is enough for me to say no more and goodbye forever to this insidious habit.
I recently started smoking again 😣 I quit for 9 months now I’m back on them 😣 need help with quitting again 😢
Starting my quit date on April fools day. The ironic thing is, I am the fool for smoking. I became a single dad about 10 years ago, after my partner died, when my daughter was 6 years old. She is every reason I get up every morning. She has made me a much better man I am today. My final step is to quit smoking, if I don’t, I know I won’t see my daughter grow up, and it would absolutely be devasta...
I have a lung infection, but I still struggle to quit.
My marriage ended so its time to give up 👍
I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease that is chronic to terminal.
I’ve got too much to do in life and I don’t want to quit but I can’t afford it and I’m forced retired on a pension.
When you are on your own 85% of the time, it’s a real struggle.
I smoke when I’m bored drinking coffee or having a beer.
I’m really want to quit but ever day I buy another pack
Just a quick few words on my quit experience so far ....
The benefits of quitting smoking far outweigh the effort involved. Quitting can be really hard but there are lots of personal rewards in it like a new appreciation of Life. Plus you get energy !
Hello I’ve been on here before about giving up smoking. I’m going to try again to give the smokes up. As I have got bad news from the doctor. At the moment I’m trying to cut down the patches. So I can do it this time as I have to.
Just had 2 heart attacks and I'm only 50
Everyone wants to quit smoking, but it has to be in your mind set! You know your ready to make the commitment!🌻🐕🐈
Stopped smoking 5th September 2018 after being diagnosed with emphysema. What can I say, health improved regardless of my medical condition, don't smell of smoke anymore and the financial savings are enormous. My wife continued to smoke and has just recently quit, about 4 months now, so proud of her, going cold turkey like I did. Still love the smell but will never go back to it again, even afte...
There is a small country in the the pacific aiming to become cigarette free in a few years. The rest of the world is beginning to sit-up and take notice. Other countries are starting to believe it is possible because this country was the first in the world to allow women to vote in elections. Also, the first official climber to conquer Mount Everest (Edward Hillary). First sea harbour to ban nuc...
Challenge your self to fight the addiction
HELP!! My dear team, I have been over 10 months quit, and STUPIDLY on the weekend I had some alcohol and smoked way too many cigarettes. Tonight my friend came over and I have 5 more.
I am not going to change my quit date because I am not going to smoke another cigarette. The shame is Immense, I never thought I would have to write this because I was going along so strong, no urges, no desire,...
I find every time I get a craving I get up and move some examples do dishes clean out pantry or pull weeds in garden or just go for a walk. I hope this helps it really does work for me good luck everyone.
i’m 17 years old and addicted. it’s so embarrassing and no one knows about it. i feel so ashamed of myself. today is my first day in a year where i have not had a smoke
I’ve been a drug addict many years ago… for me cigarettes are my last drug enjoyment. It’s not speed or smack or codeine.. I’m a massive drinker and that also needs addressing. I see a shrink weekly for childhood sexual abuse and violence. But it’s all up to me now. No excuses and no one is coming to save me. It’s all about choices and I want to make good choices for me now. This is my time!!
My reasons for quitting are definitely about health and relationships and mental health. I find my quoting for a few days really opens people up otherwise I find I get the cold shoulder quit alot and people listening to me will often go out the window. Maybe it's the smoking maybe it's something deeper I don't know but I do see improvement in my relationships when I manage without it only for a f...
Smoking makes my mental health worse. Also the money i spend just adds to stresses
I’ve been a full time smoker for a short portion of my life.
There are just so many things I would like to do but that involves money.
I have autism and often get use to a routine or habit.
If anyone on here has autism and has managed to give up smoking.
May I please have some advice please.
After having a heart attack it really was time to give up I haven't had a smoke since giving up. I am on patches and an inhaler.
I want to quit to improve my own health in general and the wellbeing of others around me.
Earlier this year, before surgery my anaesthetist approached me and said “Do you know it is much harder for me to keep you stable because you are a smoker”
I was really shocked and so ashamed.
Today filling out my anaesthesia forms I declared myself a non smoker!
I was so proud and relieved. Very empowering 😊
I’m Erin, I’m 41 from nsw. I started smoking when I was 15!
I have a beautiful 5 year old girl and I’ve been smoking for all these years. I really want to give up smoking but having some difficulties. Would love to share and hear your stories.
Drink plenty water
Hi all! I am wanting to join and write to the group to make me accountable this is my first time after numerous attempts. After smoking nearly 20 years did give up for 4 years to go through IVF which was successful thinking I would never smoke again. After a car accident have struggled ever since now that I’m 47 need to do this for me and my family. Not getting any younger😂 lost both parents to ...
I tried to quit so many times. Then I got squamous cell carcinoma on my pipeline. I thought it was a little blemish-no big deal. It took a couple of months before it was on my radar, and it was during the pandemic shutdown. It's been over a year now since I had the surgery of removing 1/4 my bottom lip, doing various topical therapies to stave off any recurrences. I'm not out of the woods yet.
Only recently had my first heart attack, 48 years old and a smoker for over 30 years, waited in hospital for the angiogram results only to find out that they could not stent it and needed a double bypass open heart surgery, this absolutely put the fear of god into me, at my age, no family history of heart attacks and several Drs have suggest to give up smoking over the years, i'm not ove...
I had a mild stroke 12 mobths ago and then covid happened, however as we approach the end of lockdown I realise there is still much more I would like to do in life. Both my children have now left home so now it is my time to shine.
My previous 3 attempt to quit failed.
But now I feel I will quit this time.
I have changed so much since quitting. It has been such a journey. This is the greatest feat I have ever achieved. And it wasn't on my own. The doctors really pushed it. And I was so lucky I listened to them. I am going to go farther than I ever have because I stopped this nasty habit. I'm thoroughly excited to start living again. And that is something. I've noticed so many things about my person...
Hi, I’ve been smoking for 13 years now and I’m just so nervous and scared about quitting. I’ve attempted many times and nothing. Would love to have some support so have come on here. I’ve got chimpax and gum I just feel like it’s been a part of my life since I was 17 it’s going to be really weird and hard.
I have to quit for my health as i have asthma and it is getting worse, i have also lost my job and can't afford it anymore, have to do it as covid has scarred me as well
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