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  • Rupesh Yerwa
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    Story

    I found a trivial secret.

    Posted in Staying quit 8 Feb 2018
    1 Comment

    My journey of inhaling 699 harmful chemicals lasted for about seven years. Simply a glance into the mirror one day was more than enough to think about quitting this habit. My skin was getting dry, clothes smelled of smoke, never felt good about myself and all those sombre things that you already know. So I decided once and for all that from January 1st 2017 I'll try my best to quit. Obviously I ...

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  • Lia
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    Food for thought

    Posted in Staying quit 6 Feb 2018
    4 Comments

    Yeah. So good to hear from fellow long time quitters. The road is bumpy but we have stuck to outperform guns and determination. We have laughed and cried as we read each other's posts. Red-67 is approaching 1 year soon. Dobbin Spurs me on because he has always been 100 days "behind" me. No wYwoyld he want me to falter. Besides, I am paving the way for him. Then there is WendyOhNo. She is still he...

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  • Purple33
    South Eastern Sydney
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    Story

    So far, so good

    Posted in Staying quit 6 Feb 2018
    2 Comments

    I am 30days smoke free. I haven’t announced it on social media because I feel that 30 days is nothing in the greater scheme of things. When I get to 3 months, then I will announce. This time seemed so much easier than previous times trying to quit. What is really wierd is that I have had NO cravings. I think about smoking and I do still miss it sometimes but I am not fighting cravings like before...

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  • Unbe
    Hunter New England
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    Stories

    Be positive!

    Posted in Hints and tips 6 Feb 2018
    2 Comments

    Hi all, I've been finding it easier if I stay positive about the benefits of not smoking rather than wishing I was having a cigarette. When I have a craving I think isn't it great I'm now a non-smoker. I think about the money I've saved and my health. And then instead of feeling sad about not having a cigarette I feel happy that I've done it. Let yourself feel proud to have successfully given u...

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  • Lia
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    Just do it...

    Posted in Reasons to quit 5 Feb 2018
    6 Comments

    How good is this. A copy from the past from another quitter. I have noticed that the postings here come and regularly go and never return. I am so glad I was here nearly 1000 days ago and I was so fortunate to have the support and humour and insights others had. We were such a powerful and potent group. I can think of at least 15 people who took the ride. We were an amazing bunch. Connected so ...

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  • Ghimself
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    Story

    Be stronger and self motivated

    Posted in Staying quit 5 Feb 2018
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    To remove this habit from life Completely, you need to be engaged in the things which give satisfaction and prevent you from smoking..... Remove all the habits which are good for smoking. And at last be stronger, and confident... Always. Never give up!

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  • 76dragon
    Hunter New England
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    Story

    Champix Not For Me!

    Posted in Quit experiences 4 Feb 2018
    3 Comments

    Hi, I'm not sure if anyone else has had a similar experience with champix but I now know for my own mental health that I will never use them ever again, yes they definitely stopped me from wanting to smoke but sadly I fell into a deep dark depression even though I am on antidepressants and antipsychotic medications, champix had a massive impact on my mental health, it has since taken me almost a ...

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  • Charlie73
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    Story

    Champix

    Posted in Quit experiences 3 Feb 2018
    9 Comments

    Hi guys New here! I see most of you are ok on champix but myself I tried to take my own life in the 1st Of feb, they say if you have any mental health issues do not take this medication, my dr New my mental health wasn’t great. I was moody, bitchy, irratable, nauseous and just my head was screaming kill your self, well I tried that and ended up in hospital😔. On Tuesday I’m going to see my dr and...

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  • Moonbeam
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    Boxing On

    Posted in Staying quit 3 Feb 2018
    3 Comments

    Hi All. I'm still here and boxing on. 3 months ! , 13 weeks ! [they don't sound enough], 127 days - that sounds more of an achievement. Don't miss having a puff at all.I actually don't like the smell anymore and it used to be one of the things I enjoyed most. My family are all on board now. It was really funny watching their individual reactions as they pieced together the changes in my behaviou...

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  • Westy
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    Story

    Hypnotherapy

    Posted in Staying quit 2 Feb 2018
    2 Comments

    So I went for Hypnotherapy on Tuesday and haven't smoked since only 4 days i know but after 20 years its a good start. but what I didn't expect was the overwhelming sadness and feeling of loss. Its not the cravings that are getting me its the sadness. I am determined to quit for my 4 year want to be a healthy energetic mum, but i also want to be a happy smiley one so hope this sadness goes awa...

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