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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 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...
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.
When anxiety hits me, smoking is making it more worst.
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!!!!
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.
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...
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...
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 .
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 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 ...
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 quit 11 days ago when i had a heart attack
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)
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...
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 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 started fasting from sunrise to sunset for 19 day.
Keep my busy and say to my self I can do it.
Throw away every thing that will remind you that you used to smoke. Ashtray lighters..
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...
I have CFS and I'm about to get weight loss surgery. Quitting has been put off for so long now and today it's time to do it. I read about harms of smoking and surgery to scare myself into doing this. I think it has worked. today is the day. New year, new decade, new me
Hello everyone 🙂 im glad to say that im now 27 days smokefree, cold turkey 👍
In the beginning it really was horrible..
Night sweats, irritable , and pretty horrible insomnia.. first three days are the worst it gets physically after that its just mind over matter in my experience anyway..
The reasons i feel i had to quit were..
1. The money!! I was spending upto 25-35 dollars daily..
Why do so many put the decision to Quit so later in life?
How is it that one packet of smokes is purchased almost daily?
I truly respect you guys who have given up, found the freedom and no longer want a single puff. But unfortunately, there would be a majority of smokers always having some excuse to continue to smoke.
How about hearing from those smokers that cant quite get there. Succ...
My quit date is Monday 3rd Febuary 2020...My reasons to Quit are: I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 5 yrs ago, and I want to keep my circulation good, I don't want any parts amputated...also to make exercise easier ,to breath better, not to have to worry about not having money for my habit ..To afford other things in life cos let's face it, it takes a lot of money to smoke there's days...I kno...
I find if I chew gum it helps me to stay focused on quitting, BUT, then it makes me hungry so I spend more money then necessary on food.
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