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I don't know how to reply to people after I've posted....but Percy verance. What a kind message. Thanks so much. I'm so grateful for the empathy and support.... I've been going well this week and I know I have to keep it up. Words of encouragement are so appreciated and kindness.
My mum overheard my darling son say to his little mate..."I'm so proud of my Mum for quitting smoking" his little mat...
⭐I've booked in a 🎧 call back from a support worker tomorrow and I feel confident that this will change my life 🙂... I am burning 🍊 orange 🕯️ candles for 💸 money to celebrate (I asked a Clairvoyant for some advice & was told that I could burn orange candles for 💸 money)... I feel
🍀 lucky & 🧚🏼♀️ wish everyone all the best... 🦄
I used to be in really great shape and I have been smoking for the past 9 years and I want to find my way back not just for myself, but my family and my girlfriend and I always need any help and any way to get out of my funk to where I can live without fear and live my best possible life with my loved ones and any friends I make along the way!
It was Easy. The Mindset makes it possible.
I never thought I could quit, stumbled into in actually. Once believing that I could quit like millions of others, I did.
I think forums like this are invaluable, yet many don't need them. I needed to believe and so i did.
I found others who also quit with a mindset that they swear helped.
Allan Carr is the master.....read the free e-book and mak...
I still experience headaches, brain fog, slightly elevated heart rate, decreased appetite, anxiety and mild panic attacks. No cravings! Whenever I feel/experience any of the above, I always tell myself "This is for me and the people around me. I'm not caving in!" Anyone still having these withdrawals as me?
Smoking is everything.. it gets me out of bed to start my day.. it is my best friend when im lonely it is my support when something is going wrong or I get some bad news.. it is what I do when I am bored, stressed,alone,on the phone, celebrating, drinking, having a coffee.
I can get my fix from most corner shops petrol stations every supermarket and in walking distance from any craving I get.
Hi everyone. I'm back after my failed quit last year but this time, I'm 3 months off with Champix. My question to anyone who has experienced this is... Has anyone weened off Champix only to find the withdrawal has hit like I've never quit? I know this must be uncommon as I've read enough positive reviews from happy ex smokers. I'm thinking I may have to stick it for another 3 months but the bloa...
Fix coffee, go Mainstream, enjoy new things. Even Already CEO says they are quitting cigarettes and moving to new areas. I am done signing out
I'm back again peeps, day 12 today, so far im finding it pretty easy. I don't want to jinx myself, I think i've just reached a point where I'm fed up with the taste, the wasted time, the cost and stench. Therefore I'm not feeling one bit deprived. What's there to miss, nothing!!!😊👍
I have quite so many times.... every time I ran out really, i would 'quit' ~ for a few days, weeks, months, and once, I even managed a few years.
What I find is, if my monkey mind is hammering me with thoughts of buying 'just one more pack', I put a patch on and within 5 minutes I'm busy doing something else and my mind has quietened. If I don't put a patch on, I am likely to get online and orde...
Congratulations to everyone who is smoke free and never give up on giving up to those who are future non smokers. ❤️🙏❤️
For the last 3 weeks, I have made a feeble attempt to quit smoking. At first I did well, then a puff here and there, then a day without a puff... I still continued to count those days still as quit days, however, I'm not fooling anyone. A puff here and there means I am still "feeding the monster" so to say.
I am here in the US and it is Saturday evening. My quit day will be Monday. E...
Today has been the toughest so far. Nothing drastic - just an unpleasant hollow feeling and a few episodes of feeling highly agitated.
My books arrived today. Allen Carr's 'The Little Book of Quitting Smoking' is great - small enough for a jacket pocket or handbag and it contains the most powerful passages from his book in short, punchy paragraphs - perfect to fortify your willpower in a mom...
I remember the last cigarette I had. I don’t remember enjoying it, and I wanted another one but It was 1201am only quit date so I refrained. The only was I have had success, and I have made 1 month before, is without alcohol. No drinks and no ciggies is easy for me. Now all I have to do is either never drink again, or get a handle on it! Wondering how long I should wait to have a beer, it won’t b...
The end of my 'Day One' as a non-smoker is just coming to a close.
I'm a British lady - purposefully joining an Australian forum because I have terrible trouble sleeping and the nights pose the greatest temptation for smoking.
I have been unwell for the last two and half years with Red Skin Syndrome. The pain so was acute that I was only sleeping for a few hours every third day. I depende...
I want to quit smoking and did tried earlier on my own but was never able to stop it. If anyone can help me with how to stop smoking would be of great help. I think it's not possible but still I would like to try and not give up.
I always logon to this site and read the experiences and advice from other quitters. It’s been very helpful having this site available and as I review my previous stories - 4 in total about slipping up, I feel foolish about posting again. Truth is, I tried to quit about 100’times, not 4.
But this time is different. I am 4 days quit and staying strong and not really paying too much attention to...
Hope your all having a lovely smoke free evening.
I myself am now 16 days smoke free.
I feel good most of the time every now and again there's a little niggle but I can control that now much better now and even though I work in a supermarket and I walk past them ciggerates every single day I have no intentions of buying a packet..
It doesn't bother me that they are right there.
I cannot believe it i made it a full year. It has been a struggle since my husband diagnosis. It does happen, the silent killer....he sneaked into my husband and now we are in real mess to save his life. STOP SMOKING.
I’m certain COVID affects the immune compromised as well as smokers in general. As a smoker I am diverting the energy from my immune system to deal with every cigarette I inhale.
I stuffed up... Stress, relationship struggle, just me working now and homeschool, house work, money worries. I had five smokes today. I was doing really well but feel pathetic.
My children are the reason for quitting but I weakened today. My relationship with my husband is a battle....
Hope tomorrow is a better day..... I feel so alone
Ok, so its only been 14 days nicotine free ~ after 50 years of smoking ~but im still hanging in there, with the help of Champix.
I have a question, since stopping i have been vaping - but with Zero nicotine content .Its just to help the psycological side for now.
Im just wondering if im cheating myself!!
Anyone else resorted to this?
Haven’t been here for quite sometime but wanted to come back and read some of the stories! For me it’s now day 467! I don’t even keep count anymore it’s only because of the white smoking app I have. I’m here to tell those who are thinking of quoting or just freshly quit, that the hardest part is the first maybe 90 or so days, but it gets easier as time passes! Just make yourself the goal of not s...
It seems like awesome news I continued this quit. I didn't think I could. But the good news is it's over. I am in this new-founded territory and should always tell myself that. Good news. I am not a newbie at this anymore. And I should always remember the journey that I started. It was because of doctors in a hospital that I ever did succeed in this. I was a wreck, and they kindly tore me away. I...
Avoid the caffeinated drinks and the fast food. Drink water. And for me, it is important to stop eating foods at all because it all makes it worse. I don't mean that as it sounds....try not to snack on anything. I learned that.
Happy Sunday everyone. I am 51 years old and have never gone this long without a cigarette since I was probably 11 or 12 years old. I have tried to stop smoking many times over the years. It has taken me till the age of 51 years old to kick this stinking,life sucking, financial breaking, spirit crushing addiction to the kerb. What a hold it use to have on me. If you are out there still battling w...
Haven't thought of this site for a while. Made 1027 days. Hardly even think of smoking now. Saved over $27,000 and not worried about always having a packet of cigarettes' around. Quitting is one of the best decision I have made. Please don't give up trying.
Many times in the past when I had the thought of quitting, I wouldn't entertain the thought of quitting, it was as though it was too scarey to even imagine being nic free.
Now when the thought of a drag,puff,inhale etc comes into mind I just keep thinking about the many people I've known over the years that used to smoke and quite, and Stayed quit. I am now one of those ex smokers. I no longer h...
Well this once 30 to 40 smokes a day for 38 years tragic can happily report I'm still free of the nicotine shackles. Not smoking is so normal for me these days and I could never imagine I'd be at this point. My quit plan on this forum reports that I have saved over $60k ...Cant believe what they cost now...just ridiculous 😱
Anyway...stay strong all of you starting your quit journeys...
Well I'm 7 days cigarette free today! (I'm still vaping occasionally) but tonight I'm really feeling like a cigarette to the point I can feel my pulse racing 😪 I thought it would be easier to quit during this lockdown as I won't be around other smokers and am not doing my usual routine, but nothing is helping me tonight, not even vaping is helping and it has been helping all week.
I slipped up and trying to not go and buy a pack, so tough love needed please. Supported a longtime smoking friend through acute grief last night (including my own distress) had 2 smokes with her. I’m now making up reasons in my head to buy a pack, like- next few weeks will be very tough, I’ll be around her heaps, I don’t know how to manage this trauma. But at the same time I don’t want to withdr...
Pick a date if you can't cold turkey,see your GP I have a Quit Tracker app and it reassures me and a goal to work on I'm use a patch a day now after starting with 3a day after 50 years of smoking I'm now 51 days clean still having respiratory problems but I have other unrelated problems I hope this helps other quit smokers good luck.
9 days smoke free now.
I have been using patches and they started to leave really red marks on my legs so I am now on a different patch to see if it will make a difference
Still going strong. ✅😁😁
I will not smoke with you today.
I will never ever give up...Even if I fall once, twice or a hundredth time...I will fight this terrible habit/addiction called 'SMOKING/NICOTINE'...
Lovely to read all your stories/experiences. Keeps the fire in me still burning to give up 'SMOKING'. So this is my 7th day smoke free. For some reason my WILLPOWER wears off between now and Day -21...Not this time though...I will continue to fi...
Hi all :-)
4 days smoke free today, although I am still using a vape so not sure if that really counts 🤔
Looking to come off the vapes this Friday though as it will be 1 week free of not smoking actual cigarettes.
I find the vapes help me alot when I have cravings, but probably pointless as the vapes still contain nicotine 🤔 will keep going anyway and hope for the best x
21 days today. No more cravings and smoking feels like a distant memory! I dreamt 2 days ago that I smoked a cigarette and was angry about it( in my dream). I was so happy and relieved when I woke up. Don't know why I had the dream in the first place cause I wasn't thinking about smoking! any hints???
Hi all :-)
Just wondering if there are others out there who already suffered with anxiety and depression BEFORE they quit smoking and what affect did quitting have on ur already existing mental health?
Also, if it made ur anxiety worse for the first week or 2, did it then begin to get better?
I finally decided to quit after smoking for 17 years. I last brought a pack of cigarettes in. April 2021 and after that pack was over - the shopkeeper asked me to try one of those disposable vapes (iget) that are available in the market. I started vapes and did not it a pack of cigarettes till today. My recent visit to my GP prescribed me Champix. I started on Champix yesterday and I hope I stay ...
Day 24 SF. Many many quit attempts. Longest quit time was 6?weeks about 3 years ago. This time I’m ready to make sure it’s a permanent change.
My motto is
I borrowed that from elsewhere but find it a very powerful reminder that I will always be just one puff away from going back to full blown smoking addiction. Using Nicotine patches is helpful for me. My first ...
A bit of a struggle getting through a weekend, but I am surviving. Taking naps and going to bed early to avoid cravings. Cold turkey and lot's of celery sticks!!
Hi everyone :-) I'm back again on my 1000000th quit attempt 😒 I realised I haven't been on here and posted a story in quite a long time! But once again I am attempting to quit (I'm only on day 3) this time around I have been using a nicotine vape everytime the cravings get bad. I have suffered from anxiety and panic disorder for the past 10 years that I take medication for daily. I have had a fe...
Today is seven weeks smoke free cold turkey for me which totally blows my mind when I actually think about how did this happen 🙏 I never gave up on trying to give up. I always wanted to return to that pure state of being that I was before this addiction took over. I don't think I truly believed that I could be a nonsmoker again until now, until this attempt. I love no longer being a slave to the...
Hi, since posting here around 10 days ago, ive now touched down in Melbourne and in Hotel Quarantine. So happy to be back.
Thank you for all the encouragement ive received here.
Day 10 of Champix, Day 4 of not smoking , know its early days but…. The longest ive gone without a puff for 50 years! I know the true test will be when Im “released” but i have put a poster on my hotel wall saying ~ I ...
I am back and I feel fine! I've had some urges but I remind myself they are only thoughts. It's all in the mind. I worked hard to change my mindset. Read and viewed about all the bad stuff smoking does and drilled it into my head. It does absolutely nothing for me. Also read these great posts about how awesome it is once a non-smoker. Thank you all for your posts. I know it's only day 5 so I don'...
Staying active to burn the nervous energy and sleep better
I had smoked for 38 years. Its my 35th day smoke free, I went cold turkey and really didnt miss not smoking. But it really hit me around day 30 the restless nights, anxiety and uncontroled tears. The thoughts of going back to smoke just so I wouldnt feel the way i have been. I havent gone back as i really dont have a urge to smoke or want one. I just dont want to feel the way I am feeling the anx...
I am day 33 smoke free and I have to admit it has not been easy. Been in lockdown and my mum is in hospital after having a mild stroke and not allowed to go and visit her. I would give anything to have a cigarette
Nearly 24 hours smoke free
I'm new to this guys.... technology is not my forte 🤪 I just wanted to thank "happiness" for your lovely comment. Sending you massive hugs. Hope you're doing well and life is awesome.
Hope everyone is coping, we're in this together brothers and sisters 🙏❤️🌻
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