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It is my first time posting here. Today I am 10 days smoke free! I quit cold turkey. Today is also the first day I had a major craving while working. I recognized the trigger immediately - work and a cup of tea at the same time. I am a Graphic Designer and I usually work from home; it has always been easy for me to have a smoke while working and having a tea or coffee. Work used to...
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...
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.
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 ...
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...
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 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 285 days not smoking thank GOD
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 ...
I think that cutting down gradually has helped me stay on track. I had cut down from 20 per day to 6 per day when I quit 5 days ago. No major cravings. I am using my nicoette inhaler 3-4 times day plus my vape ( no nicotine) 3 times per day. I have got this beat now.
It’s been 12 months today smoke free it’s had it’s moments I’m not going to say it wasn’t hard I still have my moments 12 months on
The hardest I’ve noticed is still when I get stressed
Good Luck Everyone
This is my 19th day staying quit from cigarettes. My lungs and heart feel much better, and my blood pressure has gone down! I am so thankful that I have got a loving family that takes care of me when I don't feel like making life worthwhile.
My experience with smoking was a dreadful one. It lasted about 7 years, and no one knows more than me the effects it has on mental health. I know that a ...
Just remember how much it costs you!~!
Not only money but all the other things it takes away from you!
Dont stop now keep going!!!
I am 37 days now and feel like a new man :)))
1500 days & $32,400 saved from turning into ash money. So good to have choices about what I can do with my money. This amount and more would have been ash. Carton prices have increased by $95. I don't know how anyone can afford this insidious dependence. I can only hope others on this site see the light and a way forward to release them from this habit.
Well fellow.quitters I'm on day 7 n feeling pretty awesome using patches n fruit lol I have my struggling days where I should smoke again feel like I'm stressed to the max but I jus get my fruit n move on my knee surgery is going to be closer then I thought 😊😊😊I can do this 🤩🤩🤩
Triple digits club now, reached an important milestone for me, it’s been such a help reading others experiences on this forum. I have saved over $3000, will be enjoying on o/seas trip soon. Thanks to all for your support. Anyways, onwards and upwards without that monkey on my back..... now for dry July...
<p style="text-align: left;">Quitting cigarettes was a JOURNEY!
<p style="text-align: left;">It was one that I did not plan for, nor wanted. I LOV<strong>ED</strong> smoking. As I'm sure all of us have/did/do.
<p style="text-align: left;">Newport 100's was my choice. Before i get to HOW/WHY/WHEN i quit i want to talk about how it all began.
<p style="text-align: left;">I never wan...
Always think about rewarding yourself with the money your not spending on cigarettes. My last cigarette was the 21st of November , 2012. What a day !.37 years of lung busting finished . I’m 58 a few days ago , working hard , when I’m not working going to concerts , shows and tripping around . Just bought a new camper , fags paid for that or at least some of it . It is really nice to enjoy life an...
I am 60, smoked since I was 13 and am or was the heaviest smoker I knew. I successfully quit half a dozen times, it was staying quit that defeated me. I have a hubby and daughter who both smoke and I am weak, if they are laying around I am sorely tempted, but after being a 50+ a day smoker if I smoke one I no longer feel a failure and keep going.as you can see by my joining date of 2016 this is n...
40 days as a non smoker, plenty of ups and downs on the way, but I seem to be doing it anyway. Happy Easter to you all
I am nearly 5 weeks without a cigarette & I feel so much better. I have now got a little rescue dog & spend my $$ on her instead of cigs. Went to the shop last week to buy cigs & he said he no longer stocked my brand cause I hadn’t been in. Went to 2nd shop & same story. Decided to come home to Missy instead. Someone up there was looking after me. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏👻👻👻👻👻👻
lots of fruit and Zooper doopers plus cut a straw in half and hold in fingers or chew it
so far I’m just half way through the month course and I’ve been completely nicotine free for 10 days. I tried champix in the past and suffered terriable side effects and still smoked. Desmoxan is amazing, Within days I went from smoking 50 a day to zero.
Stay appreciative of the effort Made to quite......I feel so much better about myself as a non-smoker. No more shame, inconvenience, cough, horrible smell, expense, anxiety about when I’ll be able to have the next cigarette, freedom from the slavery. I have thought, many many times, about how I’d like to have a cigarette, but then I say to myself -“no, you really don’t want to do that,because it...
To all those doubting their ability to quit and also those wining the battle, if I can do it cold turkey I hope you can too. 1399 days and counting. Just like this milestone, tomorrow will be another one. Felt exactly the same after day 1 and then day 2 etc. One foot after the other. Move forwards and hopefully not backwards. Such a good feeling to listen to one's inner positive thoughts and not ...
1 week as a non smoker how the time flys by I’m so happy and proud of myself it’s something I never thought I would be able to do but I have, changing my habits has helped a lot I chew a lot of gum now haha still have the odd thought about how I’d love a smoke right now but not acting on it, it’s not going to win this time.
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As the heading suggests - I need a Special Diet to fight my Endometrial Cancer ... plus Nicotine to fight it (Yes!) & I can't afford both so thank goodness for the Govt. Patches Subsidy etc .. *MY SPECIAL DIET: (1) NO CARBS except 7 slices bread Weekly - either wholemeal, soy/linseed, rye, multigrain/multi-seed & natural potato & carrot), (2) HIGH PROTEIN very LEAN (200-300g daily): Note - NO TO...
wow two weeks done and dusted the first week was hard very hard.It is getting easier :) and wow I've saved over three hundred dollars.feeling positive
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