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Hi guys tomorrow is the day I’m stopping this habit. I have thrown out all cigarettes and everything. I’m a little bit nervous because my previous attempts have failed. But I really want to stop this habit.
I’m cold turkey and a patch during the day is what I’m going to do. Does anyone recommend anything else to help me get through the first few days?
Hi. 3.66 years quit. 1337 days that is and saved $34000 dollars and most of all probably my life. Great thanks to “ icanquit” and all my quit buddies over the years. I pop in from time to time just to remind myself how lucky I am. My list of positives grows each day. Thank You.
Day 5 and yes I still would like a smoke but I know that I want to break this habit so am resisting the urge .I have 2 goals
1 is my health will be better and 2 is money saved
bring on day 6 I am ready
I am making this story i refer to from time to time a little easier to access by bringing it forward. I hope it gives some insight and help to some starting out.
If You've Givin'Up Given'Up Try This!!!
So many newcomers lately. Some read the posts and are excited by the mindset they are learning. They are off to a great start, and i am sure they will succeed. However, many put in an appeara...
I just wanted to say thank you to all you guys who have written such heartfelt words for me.
I’m committed to replying to all of you , however I’m a bit of a technical moron and I can’t seem to find the way to respond to each of you.
If anyone could guide I would be most great full 🙏🏼
I had tried everything , patches, gum , hypnotism, cold turkey until one day I got to the point of lighting up, smoking a quarter and throwing it away. I hated myself, I hated cigarettes, I hated everything about the control I was under. A mate of mine gave me Allan Carrs book "Quit Smoking the Easy Way" it took me ten days to read it and by the end I'd realised, I hadn't had a cigarette in two d...
I recently discovered that my old links for his book do not work. I did manage to find this page and the author gives a PDF link about three lines down. He also writes some brief notes about the book and what he got out of it. I do not like the fact that he "skimmed through the book" as Allan Carr request that you read and absorb every word until you understand the concept.
This is a must read ...
Hey guys an gals, I'm Tom, 65, pack a day smoker for 50 years
Well, my heart was hurting, went to cardialogist & he ran a stress tess. I failed miserably, on to a Cath. 2 top arteries blocked 85 & 95%
he stinted them, he said other 2 or 3 blocked 30% or so, but if I keep smoking he'll be doing it again within the yr, PROBLEM is, the arteries are hard to stent, and I'll be looking at bypass th...
I am on my 23rd day of no cigarettes. The reason i quit was completely based on mental health. With every cigarette i smoked i felt disgusted at myself and was convinced that that exact cigarette I was smoking would give me cancer or a heart attack. It got to the point where this dread became so common with every cigarette, that I was sliding into a depressive state. Quitting has completely turne...
I m 9 month away from smoke.. may be its just time that I am feeling very low mentally and emotionally. Getting vision of a quiet and lonely place with no one else but me smoking my frustration off .
I know logically quitting is a right thing but sometimes I am too much lonely and sad to even don't know with whom I can share my feeling . I feel.very weak when I think of starting smoking again...
Today is day 23. These past few days have been a little weird because I have been sleepy. I come back from work and I just feel like going to bed at 6 o'clock in the evening, don't feel like doing anything other than just lie there...I have also had some urges but I kept my cool :) Is this a normal thing? It has been 3 weeks.
This won't be easy .I have smoked for 35 years but im determined to do this .this is my first time to try quiting and my last
I'm 3 days in and crave a smoke but I'm saying to myself I don't need a smoke and having a piece of gum
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...
Being a 10 a day smoker for 40 years, I'm really proud of myself for holding on for 26 days now. As we all know it is a struggle especially smoking for that long. But holding on with patches of course. What has motivated me... family and money. Family... want to be around if grandkids come along. Money... saved $420 so far (that's crazy). Keep going guys and we'll get through this.
And thanks fo...
Not one for many words,
However after many times trying to convince myself to quit, the straw the broke the camels back was seeing my not yet 2 year old pick up my ciggies and putting in mouth, and then when I saw her she said daddy, with a lighter in her hand. The cigarettes and lighter where in the bedroom, away from where she was meant to be.
That was the moment that I needed to understand h...
418 days of no smoking.its just feel like a start of complete new life.Skin tone is so improved and breathing feel so feesh.i think i am so lucky to get away with this.
Well technically 3 days 17hrs smoke free, but just finishing up Day 4.
This was the 1st day I was worrying about, since I was back at work. I do a lot of work related driving and usually spend my days smoking while out and about. Before my quit day I practiced a few times driving to places without lighting up to show myself I could do it. Think it helped becuse I got through today quite essily ...
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Picking up starting to smoke is a decision often regretted. A destructive habit with no positives, but for the benefit of the bank accounts of the tobacco company directors. With what we know about the destructive outcomes of smoking, it is now almost universally seen as a bad l...
It’s just not worth it!
On Friday morning 7/6, I woke up with severe pains to the right side of my chest and back it’s all a very long story but I’m actually being treated in a clinic with depression, the result of my wife trying to commit suicide 7 weeks ago!
I couldn’t get the vision out of my head so I went to the bottle in an attempt to block it out. After 4 weeks my situation declined imme...
this is day 81 for me. I have been told by my surgeon he would not operate on my back unless I stopped smoking for at least 3 months. This was the final push I needed to stay committed. My grandchildren have been constantly telling me about the black lungs I will have and to please "no more cigaretting gran". I really want to do this and your stories have helped me tremendously. I thought it woul...
Hi everyone. I want to apologize to all of you. I haven't been able to be on here lately to lend support. Trying to get ready to move has kept me busy.
Tomorrow (6/10) is the 6 month anniversary of the day I had my last cigarette. I couldn't have done it without all of you . You're an amazing group of people. I have had some ups and downs the last half year, but I haven't smoked and for that I a...
I am wanting to give up again. Finding it very hard. Please help I have had a few attempts to quit. Just need motivation & support.
Since i quit smoking 5 months ago, i have had dreadful heartburn and a bitter taste in my mouth. Has anyone else had the the thing, and if so how long does it last for
555 days smoke free. I still pinch myself today that I actually did it. I have saved $10,000!!!! We have just retired so glad I gave up before retiring. It would have been so difficult and unaffordable for us. My husband gave up about a week after me. So that made it a bit easier. You know when the time is right. It was for me. I smoked for around 40 years! 20 or so a day. I was having...
The power of the mind. I always try to remember, the biggest “Battles” I will ever face take place inside my own head. Victory in our world of nicotine is a state of mind, we can reclaim the power nicotine hold over us if we stay strong mentally.
Im 44. Ive smoked for 24 years, but its now time. Ive quit once before, around 16 years ago, lasted for about 7 months.
Have been planning for a few weeks for my quit date. Im using Zyban and have been on it for 6 days with 1 tablet, but tomorrow I start taking 2. I used Zyban last time and no physical cravings(only mental ones) but it does have side effects. Difficult to explain, but I can do i...
I used to smoke at least 2 packets per day for almost 20 years. I severally tried to quit without sucess. 😀 It was in 2018 while visiting a doctor friend when I learnt about the wonder drug zyban and decided to give it a try. I've got it from "GETZYB2SS" (you can search on Google, I don’t remember the link). I’ve got great results with it. I took 1 tablet per day for 1 week and has never looked ...
800 days and counting. Feels great: 1) no more morning cough, 2) no more stink, 3) no paranoia of running out of cigarettes 4) no more wasting money on something that was slowly killing me.
Smoking was my personal prison and I am out and finally free.
Good luck to everyone in your own journey to freedom.
We know now that no forewarned health scares, no money problems, nor threats will stop you from smoking in most cases. It is the true desire to want to quit. I am not saying that you may not have mixed feelings and be a bit afraid of what life will be like without it. Nor that you have to say you hate cigarettes.
Its a journey, like any other. You don't just embark on it.
First you had...
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