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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 ...
I have been a heavy 30+ a day smoker for near 17 years. I am now, for the first time, 42 days ciggarette free thanks to vaping. Already i have noticed a difference in my health. My skin, eyes, gums, less phlegm, easier breathing and less snoring. I'm less irratable and less lethargic. Luckily I have the options for flavoured E juice because I think having tobacco flavoured for me personally would...
I started smoking at 14 and after 25 years smoking my lungs were wrecked. I tried cold turkey, gums, sprays, patches, even hypnosis.
Nothing worked for longer than a couple of weeks.
The patched gave me a horrible rash and the gums made me feel like I was going to throw up. I have no idea what was in the sprays but it burnt.
5 years ago I found out about vaping.
In the space of a week I ...
My name is Andrew.
I have 4 children and smoked over a packet a day for 32 years
I tried every way to quit including Champix, patches and sprays.
The only thing that has stopped me smoking for 18 mths now is Vaping. The Royal College of Physicians in the UK 100% endorses vaping and it is now in 2 UK hospitals to assist patients who wish to quick.
The easiest,safest and best thing I have don...
I just wondered how much money we could put on the Money Tree by Dec. 25.
I will bet it will blow our minds. I am sure it was put to better use than blowing smoke.
Any money saved while on this site this year counts! I will publish the total collection before the New Year.
It's been nearly 8weeks since I gave up smoking and I am doing great. My doctor is very pleased with me . And now I just look the other way when I can smell someone is smoking around me. So now I know I have stop completely and the support I get from people and I can quit . Gary
Hello , Im almost at 5 weeks, of not smoking a cigarette and 96 hours of no nicotine gum. I feel ok. Not much energy , not really feeling like doing anything, moody and very pensive but not as anxious today . I've lost 14lbs as the change, worry and not really wanting to "stuff" myself as that is when I have the worst craving. I spoke to a hypnotist yesterday. She said I took u smoking as a copin...
I haven't had nicotine gum in exactly 73 hrs . yesterday was a good day. today i woke up with a headache . I just eat lunch hoping it will help . I'm also going to try meditation music .. any tips would greatly be appreciated...
Hi everyone, hope all is well with you all. Just a note to touch base. I’m 127 days smoke free and feel amazing also have no intention of ever going back. I still crave but easily deterred. I’ve had a family holiday and saving for the next already. I spent $200 yesterday on baby clothes for my granddaughter who will be here in 10 weeks around about lol. I could not have done all this if I was sti...
A big thanks to penelopejane, Happiness, softly40 and SteveJ. It is always great to hear from my fellow ex smokers. May your Journeys be filled with love and health and happiness. In case I don't call in during the holidays, I would like to wish everyone the best for the holidays. Stay safe.
I haven't posted since my 3 week mark and now I'm around 790 days since my official quit date.
I used a product that unfortunately is no longer available but I have to say it was just a catalyst to quitting that I was done with after week 3. From then on staying smoke free was about being able to breath clearly in the morning. Kiss my wife without chewing gum first. Not smelling like an asht...
Today makes 100 days of me being nicotine free.
This accomplishment feels absolutely amazing..
Hey ev1 sorry haven't been around been pretty flat but guess what 🥁🥁🥁 155 days smoke free.no hiccups no nothing there's been days that I felt like a smoke n I just tell me self I have money all the time n it works still have trouble with other demons like my knee injury n anxiety depression n panic disorder but I've done it there is defin no turning back for me now.... and everyone on here is ...
I have been a smoker for 53 years and have decided again to stop smoking. I am motivated by what I can spend the money on.
I had nausea and nightmares on champix eight years ago but I did quit. But started again after four months. So now I am taking champix again. I have stopped smoking but still feel like one quite often. I think this is the habit more then the nicatine.
I'm on day 42 and ...
Giving up is hard, staying smoke free is harder. I am now a non smoker, No one said it was going to be easy but when you see the bank balance now you wonder how you could afford to smoke. As a reward to myself I bought a new car. Loving life smoke free
today 285 days not smoking thank GOD
I live in a small town of only 29 people. Since i quit smoking , everyone in town have commented on how well i have done. With a bit of encouragement from me, 3 more people in town have quit. Now there are only two smokers left in our town. We are all hoping that they will quit, so our whole town will be smoke free. I hope that everyone will encourage a friend to quit and beat the cigarette.
Hi people just checking in to offer my support to newbies and ongoing quitters. I been quit 3and1/2 years now and absolutely thrilled that i quit. Thank God i breathe better and able to walk up hills not like before i quit. To add to this cigarettes in my part of the world are heavily taxed e.g. 50 gms tobacco now $95. Absolutely disgraceful and i could never afford to pay such a price. I feel ...
My brother died today. It was quite unexpected and not smoking related as far as we know.
Actually it was yesterday he died but it is 4:30 AM and I haven't slept yet.
Yes, smoking. To occupy my mind I started watching a movie. It was a period drama about the American civil war. At one point the action lets up and the hero pulls a pipe from his pocket, loads it and inhales the smoke.
I could ...
The five days leading up to the date I had set for quitting smoking were harder than actually quitting. The fear of giving up was actually what caused the most pain. After I got over the fear of giving it up, the rest was easy. The worst symptom of giving up has been insomnia, initially I could get no sleep, but as the nicotine has left my system I gradually was able to get some sleep to the poin...
60 days smoke free today 😀 $750 dollars better off.
Health improving after 38 years puffing my life away.
They are just a thought now and I remind myself on how I used to cough and gasp for breath.
A poison I used to be a slave too.
It sure is a mindset thing for me.
It only seems like yesterday I posted my One Year On story & here I am into my second year already. It has gone so amazingly fast & easy peasy!
No lie though, I still feel like one every so often & the smell of someone lighting up is just wonderful but that urge lasts just a second or two & I go about my day as an ex smoker (I don't like to refer to myself as a non smoker. I believe a no...
i started to quit about may, june this year. i have been a moderate to heavy smoker for over 46 years and i am 59 now. i started to vape and was using flavored nicotine ejuice and and after 2 months i am now vaping just flavored juice and totally enjoying the experiance. if you look at my facebook page you can see a video i have on there that show you the benifits of vaping and how it assist anyo...
21 years ago I was a hopeless alcoholic wreck. My drinking had cost me everything important in my life and most of that which wasn't particularly important. Finally, after my umpteenth attempt, I staggered into AA and got sober. Five years later when my sobriety was fairly secure, I decided it was time to do something about my smoking.
There were no NicAnon (Nicotine Anonymous) meetings in my...
We isn’t it a fabulous day. I don’t count the days now but I know I haven’t had a smoke for more than 3 months. I will never go back. I’ll be honest I do miss going outside with my work friend and having a puff but I’m sooo proud and pleased with myself I have got this far. It’s great that I don’t have to have a smoke before and after everything as well. Well and the money I have saved has paid f...
I decided to check how long I have been quit for, and I am pretty stoked with the no. 477. It's so weird, I feel sometimes like it hasn't been that long...like it's only been a month. And i feel pretty proud. So everyone on a quit journey, You can do it!!! 🤩🤩🤩
Hi everyone just checking in I'm still on my journey it's hard not to keep count 1/11/19 I remember the last day I smoked a cigarette was before I had two teeth pulled on 1/11 they kept making a point to make sure to advise me not to smoke to avoid getting a dry socket and I just was so overwhelmed by the control anxiety it had over me I was more worried about not being able to smoke then I was ...
Just checking in. 334 days of being a non-smoker. I'm so happy for myself. I should do something to celebrate my one year milestone in November. A spa day? A weekend getaway? What did you do to celebrate your first year?
I can’t believe I’m at the 60 day mark. I’ll be super excited when I get to 365 days smoke-free, but everyday matters and small victories should always be celebrated..
Don’t forget to do something that makes you feel badass, all day.. Whatever that means to you!
1600 days smoke free cold turkey. 45 years and I would never have believed my determination. I just love the new numbers. Some are ordinary and some are so exciting. Hope you enjoy your journey as much as I do mine. So amazingly incredible. I am flabbergasted,
shocked, dumbfound, taken aback, bowled over, knocked for six, floored, astonished, amazed, astounded, stunned, flabbergasted,
Thank you Allen Carr 😘 40 days today and still smoke free.
The cough has gone but still shortness of breath.
38 years of being a slave to the coffin nails.
Congratulations to all that have quit or even thinking of quitting.
I just wanted to check in and let you know I am 10 days short of being smoke free for a whole year 😃
If you asked me a year ago if I would/could succeed I would have laughed.... but here we are and I truely couldn’t be prouder of myself! Thanks to willpower and Zyban!
I’be got over a month behind me and looking forward to staying smoke free. Anytime my mind wanders to considering having a smoke I think of a big red stop sign and it’s worked really well. I know it’s my mind that will take me back to smoking. My physical health has improved so much. Whiter teeth, more stamina at the gym, warm hands and feet are all big benefits so far. I’ve gained a bit of weigh...
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