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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...
I had the goal of having another smoke free holiday and being smoke free for six months. I am pleased to report I have successfully achieved both. I went to New Zealand to visit my brother. Then when I came home I just had to wait a few days to be six months smoke free. It was so worth it.
It's been good days bad days but I'm thankful so I just keep praying for the strength to continue to push past this I had so many emotions I was upset at myself for putting toxins in my body I forgave and came to an understanding I had mood swings that scared me so I just had to distance myself for awhile I found the smallest things triggered me and I had no outlet but prayer meditation more pray...
woo hoo ive done it one year 3 days no smokes it does get so much easier i just think about how sick i was and hearing my docter say to me if i keep smoking im not gonna be here on this earth in 5 yrs i now cannot stand the smell of them
Hi everyone , well I have had a busy month pretty much, my mother passed away and I have been busy dealing with my issues with her but on the bright side I still am a non smoker. A few times I could of done with a dose of nicotine but I stayed stubborn. Yes I’m proud of myself lol. Oh and I found out I’m having a granddaughter so I’m pleased with this. Thanks for checking in with me it was lovely...
Its troubling that even after being smoke free for over 400 days now and rarely if ever getting the craving to smoke, I have been having vivid dreams of me having smoked. Recently the frequency of such dreams has increased and each dream seems more realistic than others.
Its bothering me that while my conscious mind rarely thinks to smoke, when I am sleeping the desire to smoke is alive.
238 days not smoking cigarettes give all Glory TO GOD!!!!
I cant believe I am 200 days smoke free, I still have a thought now and then, but I think it could be because I am now trying to loose the few extra kilos, less sugar and less carbs, I still use them for rewards so will need to dole them out to myself for a bit. The main thing is I have had a few big challenges throughout this nearly 7 months and have done very well so far. Here is to another 7 m...
I am over 5 months clean. People said to me "never quit quitting". I took two decades to abstain. I weaned myself down to nothing. I don't sit around tables smoking anymore.
Was planning to post on Day 100 (much better title) but missed it, so going with Day 108 instead.
Haven't posted in here for awhile but things are going well. Still completely smoke/nicotine free since the start.
Just shy of 3k saved.
Still get thoughts about having one which is annoying but theyre easily dismissed compared to first few days/weeks.
A question for those much further into the j...
Today I celebrate 34 days of being nicotine/Tobacco free.
One day I just knew I wanted to stop smoking. I was a cigarette smoker for nearly 10 years but because of routine, stress, habit and life in itself I kept pushing my quit day back. Until I just decided to give it a try, cold turkey. By my fourth day of being smoke free, I found this iCanquit site. Reading so many other people quit storie...
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