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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.
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