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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
If I live to be a hundred, I will never forget the vile sickness that consumed me when I smoked my last cigarette.
I was in my garden, doubled over, trying to suck the smoke into my lungs between deep, violent coughs which tore at my chest and expelled huge, filthy phlegm bombs out across the floor.
One small drag, one huge cough…
…Another small drag, another disgusting blob splatting out, fee...
Today I celebrate 1 week with out one cig. I am confident that I will stay on tract at least today. Still paying my dues like everyone else here but I am strong and I can do this. Think the fear of disappoint if I had one cig is the biggest driver for me.
Too early for me to give hints
Hi guys, i am 21 years old and i have been smoking since when i had 14 years, so more or less 7 years. 44 days ago i decided i will quit smoking not because i had health issues but because of course it harms you and to be honest everything on you smells bad. The first days were horrible, i mean i was angry all the time had a headache and everytime i'd see an old person smoke i'd try to convince m...
Wow it's been 900 days since I had a my last cigarette I still can't believe It, I'm counting 100 days to reach my 1,000 days,Then I'll be celebrate without no cigarette can't wait.
November 16th 2018 marked another milestone for me 4 years I have now been smoke free I can’t be more happier with my progress you have to fight those cravings yes I still get them but not as much I fight through them i work with a collegue who smokes but it doesn’t bother me I can’t stand the smell of cigarettes anymore I’m hoping many others out there will follow x
Today marks 23 months that I quit cold turkey. The one regret I have is that I waited so long to quit in the first place. Better yet, I regret that I ever started at all! For me, I still find experiencing things that are stressful and that I haven't endured since quitting to be triggers that try to trick me into thinking that a cigarette would make things better. These triggers/cravings definite...
I am 95 days smoke free I’m feeling happy 😃 with myself
Read my last post and thought about how I felt then, it was only day 11. Was amazed that I have now passed the one month stage, a month seemed a long way off when I last posted. Still use NRT at this stage which helps, I don't know if its the nicotine or just in my head/habit, however it works for now. I still haven't told my wife that I have Quit. I know she has noticed however I will tell her s...
Hey Guys, it's been ages since I've been on the site. I've been busy with the usual stuff. I'm going great. Smoking is now in my past and it's not something I with to pick up. It's around 74 days now.
I don't desire a cigarette at all. However it helps to keep busy, especially your mind. Reading and crosswords is a great way to take your mind of having a cigarette. I wish you all the best. Just...
Day 66 still smoke free it was tough at first but getting easier
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