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So its been 122 days since I went cold turkey. I can tell that the cravings are getting less frequent and my breathing is getting much better when going on a run, so that keeps me somewhat motivated to continue on down this path, but I cant help but wonder: am going to be stuck like this forever? Am I going to have to fight an urge to light one up every day? Does it ever go away?
Gday,133 days,since a ciggy,bout 5th attempt,my problem is,i think im addicted to tje lozenges, when i try to go cold turkey on them,its like me body is shutting down. Has any one else had same thing? Cheers
I have smoked for nearly 38 years. I'm embarrassed to admit this. I fact, I have tried to not think about how long I have smoked. I need to quit. I survived breast cancer and should have quit then. Now I'm starting the constant disgusting cough with phlegm. Its time. I'm scared because I enjoy smoking. Always have. My triggers will be coffee, love my first smoke of the day with fresh coffee. I am...
This my second go at trying to quit smoking again, and I'm trying to learn how and what I can do to distract myself any tips
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 ...
Started Nicotex patch today. Didnt feel craving for the first half of the day but bit itchy now:( I have tried cold turkey a few times but it didnt last so hoping the patch with help. My spouse is a heavy smoker so I am bit nervous about relapse- psychological / habit based rather than withdrawl... I am more determined in a non- dramatic way this time so lets hope!!
It's 156 days today since I had my last smoke. There are few days in a week now that I don't even remember about smoking. I feel great. I feel confident about myself. Am able to spend more time with my family. Though I feel my breathing is not completely back to normal there is a tremendous improvement. It's been about 25 days since I had my last drink now. Need to work on reducing my weight. I h...
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 ending up in hospital diagnosed with PVD(clotted artery in groin)... that was enough for me to wake up and smell the roses..... well anything other than cigarettes really!!!!
Would you believe 5 years and 9 months ago when I quit, a carton of Dunhill cost $196. Went to the supermarket today where I used to make that weekly "deposit" into their coffers and discovered now the same costs $376, nearly double when I enquired at the cigarette counter. I visit once a year just to check. That is more than a lot of monthly mortgage payments. So glad I bit the bullet when I did...
I have successfully completed 6 months without any puff. I recommend homeopathic medicine like Avena Sateva (Dr Rickweg or better & Plantago drop (Any good brand). they don't have any side effect specially for those people who have allergy from allopathic medicines . Good luck guys, keep fighting for a healthy life..
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.
Hi, I’m 2 weeks in and going well but my Sinuses are terrible esp at night did anyone else experience this?
Please help me quit for my family
Hi my name is Sarah and I’ve been smoking since I was 12 years old. I’m a mother of two young boy age 4 and nearly 3 and I don’t want them growing up with out a Mum. I lost my pop at 15 and my dad at 16 and my nan at 17 and more family members along the way not far apart my uncle 19 my auntie 20 and my auntie this year. So I want to live longer for my kids I need help
today is 9th month of freedom life.. I'm happy that this is a reality.. :)
How was month no. 9? Great.. With many downs and ups, currently ups, but just few moments of my thinking was occupied by cigarettes, so in this case it's really better.. Now I see that very likely I will forget think of cigarette at all.. I believe that time will be after 1 year.. So soon.. ;)
As I read, the l...
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.
I have been a smoker for about 32 years. I have given up several times over the years. I started when I was about 13 or 14yo. I started smoking heavier when I finished year 12,.especially when out drinking and partying with friends.
My first serious attempt at stopping was when I was 24yo. I was determined. I went cold turkey. It felt so weird. I didn't know what to do with myself. I was so v...
I am wanting to quit to better my health I’ve smoked for a lot of years now and I just feel terrible all the time I don’t enjoy it at all but when I give up omg I’m
A mess I’ve tried before and the most I’ve done is 2 weeks but I just get so depressed angry and upset it’s horrible how it takes over ur body until u give in I’m hoping this time with this support and another app I can finally give ...
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
Today is my first day of quitting smoking. I have smoked for over 40 years and I’m really scared. I have asthma and my lung function is decreasing. I’m 64 years old and I already feel like crying. I need support but live alone. I would love to hear other peoples stories. Oh yes I have a Nicotine Replacement Patch on and am planning on tapering down from 20 cigarettes per day to none. Did anyone e...
I was craving them so much it was like a hallucinary experience for me to get at them again. My Mom got me some patches to really do the trick and make it all go away once I made my mind up: no more of it!
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.
I stopped smoking 20 days ago and it's been a bit of an emotional roller coaster since then. I find myself bursting in to tears every now and then for no reason that I can think of. I don't feel tempted to smoke, but I am strongly aware of missing something. I feel adrift, restless, disconnected and also most things feel kind of meaningless and pleasure less. To be honest, I think I'm either gett...
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...
Hello beautiful community! I have been stalking you for years and although I have had periods were I quit in the past I always went back to smoking. I thought I would try a different method this time because things never seemed to work out before. Yesterday was day 1 of being free from cigarettes. Yay!! I'm doing great, so far so good. I have a pack of cigarettes in my kitchen drawer that I ...
I logged in to the app today to discover that I have been smoke free for 2150 days...the app tells me I have saved 49,500$ but that is way out. I soaked at least 40 a day so on today’s rates that is 100,000$ plus.
That gave me reason to pause and reflect...I have been able to extensively explore more than half of the country with my family...I have not made a late bill payment since quitting....
I’ve been a smoker on and off (mostly on) since I was about 16. I started in high school, and have attempted to quit many times over the past 14 years. This is probably my strongest attempt yet at 33 days. I had struggled with other issues of addiction (mainly marijuana) in my early-mid 20’s only finally giving up when I fell pregnant with my now 3 1/2 year old daughter. And I did quit smoking wh...
Hello. Im new here but not new to trying to quit. I have made many attempts. Im Allergic to the patch. I just picked up chantix yesterday and nextweekend is my quit date. Im 48 yrs old and have been smoking since 11. I am also a cancer survivor and desperately need to quit. Any tips to help would be great. Those of you on chantix,how is it working for you?
31 days smoke free hardest thing I ever had to do but so far so good did it all for my 5 year son I was a heavy smoker for 25 years a pack a day if I can do anybody can pretty proud off my self
How does one Quit when you live with other smokers?
Hi All, great to be here. I started about 12 & stopped after turning 50.
This is my 2 nd attempt, 1st one was using Champix & sent me round the looney bin ! (Or so I thought).
I saw a hypnotist this time & it has worked for me, but same thing has happened, stopping smoking has sent me round the bend again, depressed, anxiety, so so tired all the time, my GP has me now (last 40 days) taking Zo...
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 ...
Hii...I quit smoking for 2 days. There is no special reason for me to quit smoking but I want to quit. I started smoking when I was 18 and now I am 54 years old. I have been smoking for almost 36 years. Now I feel tired of smoking .... I want to quit.
though it has been sum months, i have returned back to this beloved site to let u all know that u have not driven me off it.
i understand the bullying u all were doing was to drive me off- both this website and my journey on quitting smoking.
i missed u all, esp happiness. my biggest fan through-out this journey. i will be updating u all on my recent adventures.
- love u a...
Another day one yes another failed attempt but I feel like this time I will be okay. Have only ever got to day 5 them the cycles starts again and again. I must say when I quit I don’t have an appetite which is scary as am underweight and d CSS an not afford to lose any kilos. Has anyone else felt like this as the majority have an increase increase in appetite I wish
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...
I am three weeks today! Very exciting, in the past I have always struggled at this time, and always forgotten about the reasons I want to not smoke, it’s like all the short term benefits have been achieved and so I can’t see a point to keep going. This time it is different, I feel different, I just keep dreaming of that lovely smoke free woman that I want to look and be, and smell like in a years...
30th January 2021
I’m 20 years old and I’ve been smoking solidly since I was 17. I was going onto my 4th year that I started smoking. Smoking now is getting really expensive and I want to start saving more money and living a healthy lifestyle for my family, friends and especially myself. I’ve had a lot of support over the past year of trying to quit. This is now my second attempt and my girlfrie...
I've never seen a year so devastating in our country with severe drought, bushfires and flooding rains and when covid -19 hit my town closed down on march 17, we thought that was almost the end of the world as we knew it. We had an immediate lock-down. Fortunately, our local council got businesses re-opening in a few days and i kept employed right through the pandemic. I live well out...
Not sure if it's normal but I quit on the 31st of December 2020 and only used patches for three weeks before I decided I didn't need them.
It's been a week now without patches and for some reason I'm having no cravings or missing smokes at all. I even have a friend who smokes in front of me on occasions and it doesn't bother me (they asked first if it was okay).
I don't seem to be suffering any...
Hi again, I just couldn't resist to come in here again to let some new readers know that I have completed over 1 month smoke free now. I am so happy and proud of myself and hopefully my dream will come true one day. I haven't had much craving,anger,anxiety or anything else too complain about which is a good thing. Only negative is my insomnia and find things to do during the day. The thing that i...
Day 5 here yesterday I felt like death today I’ve woken up with a different attitude and feel like I will enjoy the ride now 😊 feeling excited!
I am on champix though so I’m nervous about when I eventually stop those ..
After two weeks of no smokes I have had minimal cravings, or symptoms of withdrawal, now I have a soar throat with some chest congestion. Is this normal after two weeks or could this be covid related? I'm worried.
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