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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.
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 ...
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 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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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 ...
My previous 3 attempt to quit failed.
But now I feel I will quit this time.
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
After nearly 32 years of smoking. I can't do it anymore. It makes me feel like crap. I hate the smell, the taste and I do not want to be a slave to it anymore.
Taking the first steps today.
I just want to quit for family a d my own health. Being on a disability pension. It's hard and expensive. Plus I am sick of it.
Why waste money on something that’s not doing anything good for you or your family, it’s a horrible habit that we all need to beat
I struggle to do it without patches
I am for 83 days smoke FREE man right now after 43 years of smoking! Obviously my heart attack it was the main reason for it!
Cold Turkey is the way to go, its extremely hard the 1st 2 weeks but after that becomes so much easier! You have your taste back your smell back your health back and you will enjoy your family to the max! I am so happy and I intend NOT to put the cigarette in to my mouth...
I've just reached 2547 days (7 yrs) as a non smoker and I bless the day I stopped - wish it had been 20 years earlier. At today's rate, that means $120,000 not spent on my previous unhealthy addiction.. I was a 40 per day smoker and needed to stop for health and wealth reasons. With the right mind set I found it easy to stop and start stopped. It's a mind thing.
Keep strong and keep telling yourself I can do this
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!
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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...
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 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 ...
$9,999 not spent on cigarettes. Lol. Isnt it fabulous to be able to say that. We all wasted so much money. Add that to your list of positive reasons to quit. Stay strong everyone. Its so worth it
Process the mind and relax
Throw away every thing that will remind you that you used to smoke. Ashtray lighters..
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..
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.
How do I get started? first day of not smoking and it scared to start, I know I want to give up. I’m sick of hiding to have a smoke I’m scared of my partner smelling it on me, I’m scared that this may ruin my relationship as I’m not being affectionate because I’m worried that he will smell cigarette on me well on my breath
Hi All, we have just had another price rise in Australia...12.5%....wow.
We are paying the highest of any country in the world. Makes you wonder how anyone in Aus can afford to smoke, but people always seem to find the money to do so. Really sad that people will pay so much to destroy their health and self esteem.
Stay focused and strong......there is no good reason to keep smoking x
I was smoking two packs a day. Sometimes a pack in an hour. It was just time to quit.
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