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Day 3, Still going strong, though I don't mean to bore you, I'm expressing my thoughts here, to try & make it painless as possible not smoking. Your good gestures make me feel better, & keep me looking at a smoke free life. I will let you know on a weekly basis from on, how I'm am going. Again Thankyou For Your Support
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It is my first time posting here. Today I am 10 days smoke free! I quit cold turkey. Today is also the first day I had a major craving while working. I recognized the trigger immediately - work and a cup of tea at the same time. I am a Graphic Designer and I usually work from home; it has always been easy for me to have a smoke while working and having a tea or coffee. Work used to...
Hi. This is my first ever visit to any of such community threads about smoking\noctine addiction.
I am 31 and had been smoking from last 13 years. I have been 38 days smoke free today (cold turkey) and I can assure you if you can sail through the first 2 weeks, it would be way easier going ahead. I have tried quitting before and had been successfull in being a non smoker for 1.5 years. A carel...
Hi all. Today is the first day of week 3. I was a bit sick during the week with mouth ulcers and body aches, I chalked that one down to the changes of quitting. I am honestly finding my quit relatively easy, I know all to well it's early days but I can honestly say I'm not suffering mind games or head battles as I'm done with smoking and know there is nothing to miss. I'm keen as to hit the next ...
Today I am 3 weeks smoke free and while I am angry at times, depressed, struggling...I know in my heart there is no going back, and after these three weeks, I no longer want to...but it wasn’t easy. Lately I have read about people waffling, questioning their resolve, even relapsing, and it has made me more angry for how much junkie thinking we have all bought into that would make us feel unsucce...
This is a milestone for me. I rang in my birthday yesterday as a non smoker and I was proud of me! I don’t really have cravings...just thoughts now...if I romanticize the one cigarette or allow myself to fixate on smoking, it will make me crazy. I just stick to deep breaths and keep moving for now. I appreciate everyones’ Stories and support. I am cautiously optimistic that it is my time to ...
Just happy to be able to share with you all if you read any Iof my stories you know I almost always afraid to be proud but by the grace of God I able to push hard I choose to be proud today I will admit that it wasn't cake walk this one year I had more stuff happen and challenge me more that a person would feel they had an excuse to pick a cigarette up my fear was being to confident and falling b...
Day 70 and $4000 in the kitty. Just booked and paid for a cruise to NZ in March. Im staying quit cause I can do this every 70 days. lol The thought is there but the craving is not. positive affirmation I dont smoke, still works but dont have to remind myself as often now. Im happy, my health is 100% and Im going on a holiday. What else could I ask for? So proud of myself.
I haven't had the opportunity to be on since before Christmas. I hope everyone here had a wonderful holiday season.
I am still not smoking, thanks in large part to all of you here.
It's now been since December 10, 2018 that I had my last cigarette. Right before my one year anniversary, I got a new tattoo to celebrate. Olive Oyl on my right forearm. My husband has Popeye on his left forearm. We...
Today is 1 year smoke free. Wow, I cant believe i did it. A year ago, i was determined but scared at the same time. It was hard at times, but i didnt give in, and i am so happy to be smoke free. Stay strong everyone. You wont be sorry 🤗🏁🏁🏁🤗
7 days Nicotine free today...will be 8 by this evening!
Sitting on my couch having a cup of coffee and the junkie thinking creeps in...”pssstttt...Jill...it’s early...kids won’t be awake for hours...no one will know...run to the store and grab a pack...get a hot fresh cup of coffee and then you can have me...your cig buddy...with coffee!!! Yay!!! Wouldn’t that be awesome?? Wouldn’t YOU be lucky?...
Happy new smokeless year everyone! I have been going to the gym for the past two week and this has been a great help in my 12 day quit
Happy New Year to all of you. I am proud of each and everyone of you. You are all amazing. Stay safe. 🎉🎈😚🥂
Thought id come back and share a story for Christmas.
I gave up smoking on November 21 , 2012. I had major surgery and for it to be successful i had to stop smoking and I did.
37 years of lung busting finished . What a battle but worth every bit of it.
Started exercising , watching my diet , became single, met a new partner. go to shows and concerts regularly . 2 good holidays ev...
It’s been 1,3001 day without cigarettes. It’s the longest journey I ever quit smoking and I never ever look back.
Finally I am into quadruple territory. Wishing it happened earlier. With the money I saved we got a nice computer that my better half appropriated, a nice Toyota Camry and a van for my daughter. Couldn’t have done it without quitting. I am a quitter and proud. Stay smoke free and enjoy being smokeless. Cheers.
A nice early Xmas present. 200 days nicotine free!! :-) $5,803 saved.
I still have the odd moment or two every now and then when I have a mental craving, but it quickly passes. I can be next to someone smoking and not feel like I'll give in and ask for one.
Reading back over my early posts the thing that strikes me is the fear.
Fear about quiting.
Fear of cravings
Fear of the experience.
I would just like to wish everyone on this site a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. thank you all for your support . to the new non smokers I say keep going it gets better and better ,the change in your life is awesome CHEERS TO ALL.
Howdy all, Wishing everyone happy holidays and all the best in the new smoke free year! Checking in at 999 days of being smoke free. I attribute 30-40% of my successful quit to this site and getting support from everyone by reading everyone’s stories. Thank you all who contributed. The other 30% came from NOPE mantra - not one puff ever. The rest of my determination came by way of cigarettes beco...
Just popping in to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a smoke fee new year.
While I’m still smoke free for 109 days I’ve just gotten over pneumonia.
I went to the doctor and got some antibiotics and a puffer.
It was scary I was very much short of breathe.
But feel 100 percent now and not using the puffer as much
Smoking is not worth it.
I love to eat. I have been eating and making up for not really having many cravings while I was smoking. It is glorious, and I even savor the meals. I think I taste the food and drinks better. Plus, chocolate drinks just feel good to the bone.
I'm also getting back into doing some of the things that I used to be into before I really started to become a smoker.
And I think as a thing I am ...
I was hoping to be able to get some feedback on how some of you have dealt with quitting. I went cold turkey and I haven’t had a cigarette in 11 days. I just wanted to see what side effects have been experienced by others. Surprisingly my cravings have not been that bad but I feel my anxiety has been through the roof. I don’t feel motivated to go out and socialise and I get nauseous and dizzy fro...
45 days. positive affirmation "I dont smoke". its addiction but its mind over matter too. give yourself permission to change youre mind. your mind is stronger than the addiction.
Do I miss smoking? There are certainly times when I wish I could smoke without the side effects that I am well aware of. The cravings do appar from time to time but I am in control of my cravings. I also know not to be complacent.
The one side effect of quitting that I was not thrilled about was my weight gain. That too has become a non issue as I have started losing the lbs. At 10lbs now and...
Day 18 today. No NRT gum today and feeling fine. I've been chewing regular gum on and off since breakfast and haven't felt any need for the NRT gum. Really trying to rid my body of all nicotine.
Feeling more positive and energized today.
Also started reading Allen Carr's book.
Have a great day people!
Just popping in to say hi and to celebrate 200+ day's. I'm still going strong in my own mind, but the battle is real. I've started to exercise, but let's say smoking has pushed my health back tremendously . I have only myself to blame for abusing my body for 30 years with smoking, so i have come to reality that regaining what I have destroyed, will need time to recover. But just like quitting it...
11 Months tomorrow and I will at least give myself a chance to acknowledge something I don't like doing this because I don't wanna get to confident I know the road ahead is long I just ask God to continue to guide my steps any word of encouragement won't hurt
I have a problem of severe anxiety about my heart and feel any day can have a heart attack/ cardiac arrest. I smoked 3-7 cigarettes a day.
Its been 5 days since I have quit now and whenever I feel like smoking, I check my heart rate and if it is above 90 I feel concerned and my mind tells in if I smoke, it will go above 100 leading to severe risk to my heart
If is less that 90 then...
Over 6.5 years ago I quit inhaling combustible tobacco. I’d tried everything prior. Cold turkey, Patches, Gum, Medication, Hypnotherapy... you name it I’d done it. A friend introduced me to vaping and the minute I tried it, I knew this would work for me. I purchased a unit and liquid and from the moment it arrived I have not touched a cigarette since. Over the next year I weened myself down from ...
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