Welcome to the iCanQuit community this is your opportunity to share with your fellow community members any tips, stories or advice you may have around quitting smoking or staying quit.
I’ve been ciggie free for over a month and a half and I’ve honestly stopped counting the days
Out of sight = out of mind
And this forum has helped a ton by having so much great info
But I still believe the trick is to erase the thought that you’ve ever smoked from your mind
How am I doing this??
By changing up all my old routines I had as a smoker with new ones
And feeling hea...
I tried quitting last year. After 35 days I slipped up. This time I had a plan and the determination is much stronger. Smoking is a living prison. It is always a thought, a consequence, a way of life and I truly hate it. I was so hesitant to do try again, couldn't see myself getting through and sustaining. But let me say this to all who feel the same way, WILL POWER IS STRONGER THAN ANY MEDICAT...
Hi team, thought I'd check back in and read up on everyone's progress! I hit the 4 month mark a few days ago and I'm happy with how it's going. I have been on nicotine gum for a while and finally stopped using that as well. How did everyone spend the Xmas and new year? Take care y'all and feel free to drop comment if you want to chat.
Just want to share with you all, 813 days smoke free life.
Hi all, happy new year and I hope everyone reading this is feeling good about quitting! I was reminded by an email sent by this site to checkin after not doing so for several months.
I was a smoker for 36 years. Heavy smoker. I am now 76 days quit. Life feels clearer, my mind feels unclogged. My eyes feel like they can actually see clearly. And I am pretty sure I smell great!
Hi everyone. Its been 2 years since i lit up a cigarette. The time has gone by so fast, even though my first day of quitting seem to go on for years. Quitting was one of the best decisions of my life, and although it was a bit hard at times, and i did'nt know what to expect, i was determined to quit. I think that determination plays a very big part in quitting. I have also saved a lot of money. T...
Hi Everybody,I hope you’ve all had a great Christmas and new year,for me in lockdown,tier 4 in the UK,it’s been a quiet one,eating lots of nice food,out for my runs as usual, it’s been over 5 months I’ve not smoked for now,and I’m feeling fantastic.Have a lovely smoke free day everyone.👌😄x
Firstly - thank you all for posting your stories! I love this site from far away in the UK! The thing I love that most about this site is being able to search past stories of others who were at my ‘days’ once. e.g. 200 days and then click on their name to see they are 2,3,4,5 years quit and that they don’t even think about cigs anymore. This gives me a lot of hope! I still find it difficult when ...
I "only" smoked about 12 day. So a pack a day smoker could have saved nearly $20K - and that's after tax - you would need to earn maybe $25K to have that to spend.
Considering 10% of Aussies earn minimum wage of just under $40K, and only another 30% earn between that and the median wage of $90K, that's a massive chunk of the take home pay going up in smoke.
I made a rule no smoking in the car. 6 months later 1 morning i had a smoke but was out in the car rest of the day. Dinner time i thought well, all day without and im exhausted so sleep. Next morning i lit 1 up had a puff and yuck put it out thinking later finish, but the yuck taste lingered so i just stopped
Merry Christmas everyone. Have a safe and happy and smoke free holiday season. Hoping 2021 will be a better year for all
I just logged on to see a very special number. 777 wonderful days free of nicotine ruling my life! Where 777 is supposed to bring luck and fortune, I feel I have found it a long time ago. Quitting smoking was one of the best things I have ever done. It also led me to losing weight and ahead of my goal on that as well!
The confidence I now have that I can do anything I put my mind to, after a...
Hello friends am happy to be here again, and am still on track struggling. Am on 7 months smoke free but still short of breath, feeling heat all the time at my left chest and body’s aches, feeling low energy and moodiness.heart palpitations all the time, I had done a lot of text al normal. Hope I will get better soon.
So far so good. I have stopped hanging around friends that smoke. Smoking was taking a toll on my breathing. I’m so glad I stopped I don’t have cravings much but when I do they are hard. I feel good so far been coughing and clearing my throat like crazy. Been to the doctors several times cause I’m scary lol. Doctor told me I’m healthy as an ox. I made a promise to my oldest son that I stopped two...
158 days smoke free, with each day things become a little easier. Keep going.
Hope you all are doing well in your smoke free journey.
Just received some major family sibling drama news and I feel like smoking right now.
I bought a packet and a lighter. They are in my bag as I type this. I feel so low. I have been dealing with with issues, work stress, and now sibling drama.
I don't know why I'm typing all this. I know better but I feel so hopeless. I must ...
Hi everyone sorry I didn't get reply sooner I had a lot of family problems. Look it's been 14 months since I have stop smoking and I am doing great. I have everyone from I can quit family helping me and my doctor too. How is everyone doing. And have a great Christmas and New Year. Gary
Hi all I stopped smoking cold turkey on Aug 2 nearly 4 months ago,when I first stopped I read about the 3’s,3 days 3 weeks,and 3 months,up to the 3 months period I got through it pretty well,but from the 3 month mark to now,I’ve been thinking about it more,and feel really moody just like I’d just quit and was going through the first 3 days,I know it’s a passing phase in my quitting process and I ...
I can’t believe it’s been an year already. I have never felt better! I try to take it one day at a time and each day is a small victory. I encourage anyone who is struggling with staying quit to change up their daily routine. This was a huge help in the beginning and some of those healthy habits have stuck! I still get the occasional thought when drinking but it’a not so much a craving as it i...
I have gone 54 days cold turkey from a miracle. I never made a decision to stop smoking I made a decision not to continue. I smoked for 40 years 30 to 40 rollies a day. I had a health issue and was rushed of to hospital at a moments notice, I was there for 7 days and was unable to smoke, when released I decided not to continue and here I am smoke free. I have had two heart attacks and been to hos...
Hello everyone here in this group I quit smoking 6 months ago and I still feel very difficult in breathing and feel dizziness and light, running nose and blocks all the time , with chest pains and mood changes. Left side chest pain and rib been to cardiology but he says everything fine. Do anyone feel the same.
Just remember that you are stronger than the nicotine drug.. It will get easier and so many on this wonderful forum can attest to that!
The strength comes from within, we often don't give ourselves the credit we so rightly deserve. Stay strong, the withdrawals will pass, and the smoking addiction will soon be a distant memory.
Hello to all my long term forum buddies and welcome to all the n...
Just thought I'd stop by and see how everyone is going with their quit battles! I'm nine weeks and one day free today. I'm feeling great and am only getting the odd craving here and there.
Hope you all are keeping well!
Hi all, well, I am starting to get quietly thrilled to be not being addicted to smoking. This is about my 10th attempt over 35 years nd this time is different, I have zero desire to smoke, my previous attempts involved pretty much having the odd cigarette here and there and pretending I was not slipping up. This time, I have changed up my daily routine to include taking more time to prepare mysel...
Today marks 1186 days & approximately 22,000 less cigarettes smoked.
I can't believe just how fast this time has gone.
I started my journey not knowing if I would succeed & I'm proud to say that I did!
It has gotten easier & easier & I know I will never, ever go back.
Sure there are still days & I've heard it will last a lifetime, that I could certainly go for one but that feeling is just a...
THANKYOU so much to you who have replied to my story with encouragement and what feels like love! So nice.So, I am now 8 days with no puffs, this time is different.Not sure if it's because I am now middle aged,or if I am simply ready,but my mind seems to be in tune with my resolution. Mind you,I am practising on my mat like a demon! Another thing,I have been practiing yoga for 7 years a...
Looking at things in a new way can shed light on things we may have missed. There are times when you might think that you will never reach the goal but if you persist you will.
When we see gradual change, it is not like when someone sees us and says "Wow, you lost a lot of weight!" We don't notice the little things, but they are there and they do build up. When we accept the journey and have fa...
when i get cravings i know they will pass
in .a few minutes if ignore them
then on wih life
Thank you for the support on this forum. Just a quick update on my circumstances.
No I did not smoke or have a drink despite great urges to do so. Am proud of that. Instead I vented on this forum and the responses were so supportive. I read them a few times over. Thank you. I also rang a friend. In short I’ve ended up with two job offers both are quite exciting and fulfilling work. Life will...
Today is day 15 without a cigarette for me. What a ride so far!! A gal asked me for a smoke this morning, I don't smoke I replied, the buzz from that was better than any cigs ever gave me!!
Hope everyone is doing good with this covid worry.
Still lots of peeps on here trying to quit so that's good .
Well 7 yrs to the date or 2556 days ago I to was here for the first time it wasn't easy but I knew I had to start my journey as you can read in my stories so I won't re post , I will say it's not easy at first but you just need to stay positive and be your own best frie...
I have hit 28 days off the darbs today! Feeling pretty compared to a couple of days ago when I was having a hard time breathing.
How's everyone doing?
Keep strong, team!
Just letting everyone know that you can make it. Just past 2 year mark and don't miss smoking one bit.
Well it’s 2 months today I quit Nicotene,how time Flies😀have a Great Nicotene free day everyone from here in the UK👍
Good morning my nine smoking buddys😀well I went running at daybreak and decided to time my 5k run,I did it in 30:40 without stopping,feeling pretty good right now,who needs nicotine hey 😀Have a fantastic nicotine free day 😀👌💪
175 days and feeling great! I’ve learned to accept that I have bouts of anxiety and I have learned how to deal with it best for myself. I’m a better dad now than ever, and have baby #3 on the way. I’m so glad smoking is not apart of my/our life’s!!
Hi I have 80 days without smoking nicotine and any other form of drugs including alcohol, I had to put my self on a Christian Rehab Center for 18 days, it I wanted to share that it has been a bless, I drank a lots of water in the process, I am feeling lots better, I had gain a few pounds in the process, my family is supporting me more, I do not need extra money meaning that I have money always I ...
I am so sad to say that it's been a minute since I have been on here....I have felt too bad to even look up the site. I had succeeded in quitting for almost 2 months without a single smoke, even managing to stay quit after the sudden passing of my father-in-law in May not long after my quit journey started. Unfortunately, I received more bad news in July after finding out that one of my uncles wh...
i was a smoker for 33 years ive been smoke free for almost a year
i have been through my dads death and covid lockdown in melbourne
i found it quite easy after the first month tbh,,,
Good morning Everyone from here in the uk,have a Great Nicotene Free Saturday😀
Hello all you wonderful people out there. Just letting you all know that thanks to this amazing community with all of your combined sharing, tips, wisdom, advice and suggestions I am a non smoker. Not one puff ever again. I had to call the help line and have a chat they also got someone to call me back and help me and they have scheduled another call for next week. I have taken on many of your w...
Did Get Smart air in Australia.... with agents 99 and 86? A great old show when I was growing up.
To 86 is also slang as in the get rid of something. So 686 smoke free days seemed to merit a story. Interesting facts about where the term 86 came from...amusing.
86 was the deck of the empire state building where people jumped from
86 was a code for "out of" in a restaurant.
86 was possibly de...
Hi everyone sorry I reply sooner, on the 10th next month I have of smoking for 12 months and going strong . How is everyone doing I hope you're going strong. Gary
It’s been 7+ months so far for me. Quitting smoking was one of the biggest life changing decision for me. I didn’t realise how much money, energy and time I was spending just to get that hit of nicotine. In last 7 months even with Covid 19 i was able to pay off 80% of my debt, saved enough to see house mortgage on horizon, switched my job and home (now living independently without any housemate s...
It is day 36 and I feel like having a smoke, a cigarette. It is really full on! But, I'm not going to. I have come too far to go back, because all that would happen is I would take a few drags, feel a bit dizzy and think how wonderful that is and then realise what have I done??!! So I am going to save myself that old familiar anguish and say "No" to my self. Otherwise I'll be hooked right ba...
I'm really stoked that I've reached 1 month today. If anyone is battling, keep it simple, just get through today without having one. It today is too much, break it down into hours or minutes, knowing that if I can make it through 1 minute I can make it through the next one, and before long it is hours and hours turn to days. And days become a month. That is what I have done and it works. If ...
Hello everyone I am on day 45 with a slip on day 19. Life has thrown a few curve balls my way recently which has effected my emotional and mental well-being. I am very grateful to say that it hasn't stopped me from remaining a nonsmoker. The things that have helped me have been this forum, reading your stories and commenting when I think I can be of use. I am very grateful also to those who have ...
I am 16 days into my quit journey and feeling fab! As previously stated I have smoked for 20 years and only quit temporarily for a few months, or during pregnancies.
Today I told my “smoking buddies” that I have joined this site and I will not take up smoking again when this baby is born and I found this really helped me cement that this time it is for good!
I absolutely love the internal...
I find that for cravings, Listerine Total Care Zero Alcohol and Arm & Hammer Peroxicare toothpaste really lessen them. It is a wonder that these two things work so well in managing something that is outstandingly difficult sometimes; it could be more burdensome. But it is wonderful that it just stops them in their tracks.
It seems like a life hack.
I was a smoker for 15 years. I had tried few times to quit smoking but relapsed after 1 week, two weeks to two months or even one time I had quited for 1.5 years but eventually relapsed. I tried to analyse my relaps reasons an find out that each time I quited as the time passed I forgot how hard it was to quit and why I wanted to quit. About two years ago, when I still was a smoker, I listed out ...
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