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Im on my first day of no smoking ...using patches , Im aware fully of my oncoming difficulties ..I have bipolar disorder ..cant take zyban or champix ...I do so badly want to stop so I can grow old
We thought smoking was glamorous back in the day. Yellow skin, brittle nails, wrinkles, stink and rotting teeth are on the rage!
It was Cool. How many times did we freeze, huddling in a corner to "enjoy" our intimate moment with our friend.
Our friend who gave us confidence, while we didn't feel accepted unless we had him between our fingers. Today we are the social outcasts and we also kno...
So I’ve been a smoker for about 17 years now
Saturday I had a severe asthma attack which landed me in hospital very unwell. (Have a history of asthma although nothing present for about 22 years)
Have wanted to quit smoking for quite sometime but the excuses kept over coming me. I was stressed, angry, sad, going out, having a drink or just felt like a cigarette you know the excuses which alway...
Don't get married smoking is cheaper not
Every story I have read has had a reason for quitting besides money but if I'm being brutally honest, its the only reason I am quitting.
My father smoked for 70 plus years and passed from lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease, and yet, nope, still smoked myself.
My kids asked me to quit, nope, still smoked.
New laws came into effect but they didn't affect me anyway as I always smoked away f...
It took a while for me to realise just how selfish i was being
I am retired but my wife still works and works long hours
she said while ever i smoked it would stop her retiring too because we would not be able to afford to live a decent life if i still smoked
finally it sunk in and i stopped:)))
My 9 year grand son said to me yesterday how proud of me he was for quitting!
That almost had me ...
I had tried everything , patches, gum , hypnotism, cold turkey until one day I got to the point of lighting up, smoking a quarter and throwing it away. I hated myself, I hated cigarettes, I hated everything about the control I was under. A mate of mine gave me Allan Carrs book "Quit Smoking the Easy Way" it took me ten days to read it and by the end I'd realised, I hadn't had a cigarette in two d...
Hey guys an gals, I'm Tom, 65, pack a day smoker for 50 years
Well, my heart was hurting, went to cardialogist & he ran a stress tess. I failed miserably, on to a Cath. 2 top arteries blocked 85 & 95%
he stinted them, he said other 2 or 3 blocked 30% or so, but if I keep smoking he'll be doing it again within the yr, PROBLEM is, the arteries are hard to stent, and I'll be looking at bypass th...
I am on my 23rd day of no cigarettes. The reason i quit was completely based on mental health. With every cigarette i smoked i felt disgusted at myself and was convinced that that exact cigarette I was smoking would give me cancer or a heart attack. It got to the point where this dread became so common with every cigarette, that I was sliding into a depressive state. Quitting has completely turne...
Being a 10 a day smoker for 40 years, I'm really proud of myself for holding on for 26 days now. As we all know it is a struggle especially smoking for that long. But holding on with patches of course. What has motivated me... family and money. Family... want to be around if grandkids come along. Money... saved $420 so far (that's crazy). Keep going guys and we'll get through this.
And thanks fo...
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