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I can say after quitting 491 days ago that giving up is a lot easier than I ever though it would be. Good luck it only gets better:)
Today I am officially 3 weeks nicotine free. Still at the beginning of my journey, but I feel it is worth celebrating.
One of the reasons I gave up smoking was because I used to suffer from excruciating tension headaches, which are now nearly gone.
One of my big concerns about stopping was gaining weight. Although I followed the advice given in a comment on my previous p...
The other day I came across a story from someone who was hiding their habit from their husband.
The Hiders!!! I know exactly of what you speak. I've been an on-again off again smoker for years -- mostly non-smoker but having left the evil habit for sixteen years -- when I was 25, I would then pick up the evil NICOMAN (a term I learned on this web-site)! I would quit for five or six years, smoke...
Hi all I gave up smoking 14 days ago after smoking 20 a day for 43 years I’m using patches and gum I’m going to be a grandma for the first time in September so have to get healthy so I can run around with my granddaughter
Hi y'all! I just wanted to check in and thank everyone on this site who helped me and encouraged me in my struggle to finally be free. It's 92 days of freedom from cigarettes. I still have that pack of smokes in my kitchen drawer that I mostly forget about. I do want to confess that early in my quit process, I was smoking a lot of marijuana to help me quit. I don't recommend going this route...
I’d stopped for 20 years then my daughter and son both were having health issues and my wife was stressed about her business so I started smoking again. I want to handle stress better.
Hola. Weather in UK miserable so takes the romance out of the whole affair somewhat! I hope you are all well. Remember it gets better and better!
Well this year november will be ten years since i stopped smoking after suffering a heart attack dont even miss it saved a lot of money and i have more energy than i had when i was younger. Just a bit of friendly advice give it up save a lot of money feel better and potentially save your life , you really can enjoy life again without it , i thought i couldnt enjoy life without my smokes but you c...
I quit smoking on 24th April 2021. I'm on NRT ....at times it's hard to keep focus ....I'd be glad if anyone could share how they're rewarding themselves for staying off smoking over short and long run....any tips on the types of rewards that u guys are giving yourselves....till this date I haven't smoked a single cigarette....I'm on gum and I'm doing pretty well till now....I need some encourage...
Today is 1500 days nicotine/smoke free for me. Needless to say that I am happy and proud of myself. To all who are just starting out to fight for your freedom. It hurts only in the beginning but you'll be free, no cravings before you know it. It seems that in the beginning time slows to a crawl but as the cravings diminish it gets better and better. Practice NOPE (not one puff ever) and you'll ...
So nearly a year since I first posted on here hoping it would help me to quit along with nicotine patches(used for 3 months). I’m still smoke free and although I haven’t posted in so long I still find myself on here every so often reading all your stories which spur me on. Looking back I was so worried the constant nagging my brain did urging me to light up. But the days are easier, the nagging h...
I quite because like everyone else I knew it was slowly killing me. After two months, and really recognizing how winded I'd be after shot spurts of energy I just figured it will go away the longer I stay nicotine free. I went for a chest x-ray last week and today found out that I have COPD. I wasn't shocked to hear this. Upset, yes with myself, but I will do the do, and live as healthy and as ...
Everyone's quit is different in some ways and in others we all have the same battles to fight.
As I reflect on 1000 days quit, I was lucky that my quit itself was unplanned which is not the norm. However when I did decide to stay off cigarettes after returning to familiar routines, the cravings flooded in but I had a streak to protect as a motivation.
I still get distressing dreams that I h...
I started a course of Champion six weeks ago. I quit smoking two weeks into the course, but still feel the urge a lot if times. What can I do?
Greetings to everyone here. It been a very long time I had been here, thank you so much for your support and advice. Well it been 1 year now without smoking and I still have left chest pain and difficulty breathing and weekness sometime feel low in me and sometimes out of breath.left numbness ,Please any advice from this site.
Hi everyone. Had an email from icanquit to see how i am going. 836 days smoke free and going great. I will never smoke again. To all of you new quitters, Hang in there. It is so worth it. It really does get easier. I dont even think about having a smoke now. Happy smoke free day to all
Emotionally - When something is upsetting me and causing me stress, I make sure I speak ASAP to a supportive friend.
Spiritually - I make sure to get out into nature and enjoy my new breath of fresh air.
Physically - I go to the gym and workout regularly.
I havent smoked for 9 weeks now. I completed 4 weeks of champix. I stopped smoking on the 3rd day of champix .I weaned off champix on the 5th week.
I have been on holidays, parties and outings where smokers are present. At times I have been tempted. But I continued to remind myself of how far I have gone now without smoking . I really dont need the stinking poisonous smoke fumes in my lungs a...
91 days quit today and over $2,000 saved.
I wanted to share a thought I had today which was brilliant. I don’t worry about premature death. When I smoked I was always thinking I would die soon, that I would miss my kids growing up and how selfish I was. This negative daily self talk really takes a toll on a person, it makes you feel small, anxious and out of control. Well now I never worry ab...
Day 302 ... nearly a year. Whoop.
Greetings fellow quitters!
Just realized that 4 year anniversary being free from this nasty was yesterday. Time flies but one thing is certain - quitting smoking was hard but well worth it.
The good thing is that nowadays is that I have no fear that I will run out of a cigs that will make me suffer physically and mentally. Besides not being a slave to something that is consistently killing you...
I want to thank all of you for your supportive comments. I forget who wrote that they start each day by reading the comments here. I've become like that, and those readings help me.
You know those times, when you regularly used to head outside for a smoke. I don't know about Australia, but here in Canada you're not allowed to smoke inside public places. My husband built a greenhouse o...
Managed to stay quit for one month now, stepped down from 21mg patch to 14 mg patch, staying strong. Going in for an operation (hip replacement) next Thursday, I will be five weeks clean by then. Then I have to stay quit to help manage my recovery.
Hi Y'All! Day 18 today. I start out every morning by reading day 18 quit experiences on this site and the iquit-smoking site. So the restlessness has been replaced with an ennui and I sometimes feel a slight headache/fogginess. I know this too shall pass. Overall I feel great. I know this is the most important thing I am doing for myself EVER!! Keep going everyone, don't stop quitting. I ...
I am having difficulty with the N.R.T. It is addictive. I am concerned that if I don't have it, I will crave cigarettes. I therefore am trying to wean myself from lozenges. I haven't had a cigarette since the
09/04/2019. I am proud to have some time up. Somehow, iDon't feel as if it's over. Maybe I need to rethink it.
309 smoke free days. I can't believe I'm a non-smoker. For the most part these days I don't even think about it. I'm free. A few months ago I was tempted but it burned my chest so I'm not doing that again. I'm so happy.
Hi all again, thought I drop in to say hello. I am still going strong and my withdraws symptoms are almost gone. The weather has been very miserable, raining most of the time. It's given me the opportunity to walk my dogs more than usual. The dreaming is not as frequent as they were before. I feel much better overall and today when I went shopping. The store manager which I talk to sometimes came...
Stopping smoking really is mostly psychological. You must have the mental mindset that you don't want to smoke anymore. The physical part is over in about 4 days.
I was very unwell back in March 2020 which coincided with the covid-19 pandemic. I was actually frightened that I had contracted corona virus with my temperatures reaching 39.6. I was tested and negative for covid-19. I visited my GP ...
A respected friend came up to me while playing pool and said"Hi...I see your still smoking...you know, Ive been hearing some really cool stories and great things about smoking lately, and even thinking about buying a pack and start smoking too. I immediately knew I was done smoking. After 30 years smoking every day. Just done. Over it. I keep replaying the dumb look on his face and his voice when...
So it's been 38 days. And im still taking champix but 1 tablet a day as 2 was making me feel worse. And so far so good the weird dreams have gone, i still get occasional headaches, but what i do notice is the fact im not as stressed and depressed as when i did smoke. i did go through a week of feeling like i lost a friend but that's all due to quitting and i found out its normal. After reading ot...
In the past the cost of cigarettes was never a motivating factor for me to give it up. I would find the money and just go without other things.
However it was annoying at times that I didn't have a certain something and just had to improvise. I calculated today. I would have purchased 14 packets of cigarettes by now at an average cost of $40 per packet. Wow that's $560 i have saved. That's a ...
Well, 9 weeks now.. really past it, smoking that is. Looking for ways to lose a little weight that I gained along the way.
After reaching a year since my last puff on the 6th of February 2020, I set myself toward another goal.
$10,000.00 saved so far is tomorrow!
It has become very easy to not smoke now. And I'd like to thank myself, for "not smoking - no matter what"
Thank you team.
How is everyone? I just ticked over 21 weeks off the darts and I thought I'd drop in to see how everyone is doing and hopefully let my story show that if can do it you all can!
Stay strong, would be good to hear how you all are going, especially those who helped me out in the first few weeks!
Reach out if you want to chat.
So it's been 3 weeks now. Im currently taking champix as i tried once before cold turkey and i couldn't do it. I feel very proud of myself and there was last week when i did feel like i had lost a friend and felt depressed for a bit which i think is only natural but i am determined to do it, after today will be 4 weeks and i keep looking at the breakthrough app seeing how much money i have saved ...
At the beginning, you are climbing Everest. But remember when climbing a mountain, the air becomes less concentrated and your breathing becomes more important. With this mountain, your breathing becomes better. You need to remember this as every positive needs to be acknowledged. Know that with every attempt you will become more firmer in your decision and success will eventually be yours. This i...
I cut down to about 5 cigarettes a day then set a date NEW YEARS DAY so far so good I’m on the gum which helps staying strong as I never want to smoke again. Tomorrow will be 6 weeks
It's been a while since I last visited this site, but wow, a pack a day for 40 years, and I'm on the eve of 2 years quitting. Can't believe it. I still get cravings and they're annoying, but I won't give in. I've come this far, I won't give in. Good luck on your journey.
Hi everyone ! After smoking for 15 years , I’m happy to say I’ve been smoke free for 26 days now. I quit cold turkey . I’ve been using a quit app that’s has helped see how many cigarettes I haven’t smoked ( 516 to be exact ) my skin looks amazing and I can smell properly again. The first 2 weeks were the most difficult but I battled it through with NRT, mints. NRT has helped me a lot with the anx...
Hello all I’ve just realised it’s half a year since I gave nicoteen the boot,well it’s over half a year now because that date was on the 2nd of feb,great feeling,next milestone is a year which is on august the 2nd 😀
I am still quit 4 weeks down today, and it is still amazing. I have been taking photographs of my gums (I won’t share them because that is gross), but they have already changed back to this lovely pink colour, and are becoming less bumpy. It sounds crazy, but when I look at them I envisage that this is my whole insides, and they are slowly turning back to a lovely healthy fleshy...
Just checking in. It has been 808 days. I am proud of how far I have come. I love myself for choosing to stay like this. It is an amazing feeling.
I however, will need to continue regulating my stress management. I took up hiking every week. I stay off social media and check in once a week. Although I was a social drinker, I quit drinking too because it made me look tired and old (not ...
So today the gf and I took the kids shopping to a big box store
Its an outting we look forward to since covid has shut it all down.. even skating or tobogganing is 🚫
It’s ok tho.. as long as it’s for the good of the compromised
So as I was about to drop them off in the front entrance ..since it was -30 Celsius today .. I catch a glimpse of 3 smokers by the doors .. maskless and puffi...
I am over two years smoke free and feel so grateful for many things, this forum is one of them. It has helped me in staying on track. I have tried many times to stop smoking , my sense of self- worth took a strong downward turn during these failures, because I have not failed at many things in life.
I often wondered what was holding me back from achieving the result I wanted. It wasn’t my dete...
“After this pouch I quit this crap”I told myself one day
Rizlas,lighters,Ashtrays went straight in the bin,as my lungs both screamed hurray,
Feeling strong in mind about my goal I Googled every road
about quitting this evil drug for good,to find info and advice to lighten the load.
First I read that in 8 hours that the carbon in your blood is halved
And in 24 hours it was totally gone,
People I quit 3month ago. This form helps a lot. A few question I am clearing out the mucus in the morning. Not much but the question is how long it will take to get rid of this. I have a GERD problem after quitting as well. So anyone also faces that My throat has been getting irritated due to this any suggestion for this and please can anyone answer the mucus question
Im not sure I could imagine getting to 600 days when I started or how it would feel.
It of course feels amazing. I rarely even think about smoking anymore and can easily be around smokers without getting tempted.
Over $17k saved.
If I can, you can.
Trust me when I say the grass IS greener on the other side of the fence! Join me and come and see.
WOW.... don't seem to find time these days to keep up to date with what's happening on this great site.
But just been skimming through some posts and it's so great to see we have soooo many newcomers😊 and some older namesakes😊 still on this site.
26th Sept 2015 saw the start of my journey into my Stop Smoking personal goal, just sooooo proud of myself that I am still on the right track withou...
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