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I "only" smoked about 12 day. So a pack a day smoker could have saved nearly $20K - and that's after tax - you would need to earn maybe $25K to have that to spend.
Considering 10% of Aussies earn minimum wage of just under $40K, and only another 30% earn between that and the median wage of $90K, that's a massive chunk of the take home pay going up in smoke.
8 weeks today I have been free of the beast.
My Nanna died of emphysema aged 60. Such a nasty nasty way to die. She was on oxygen, and once she actually set fire to herself because she lit up with the oxygen still attached. Didn't stop me smoking.
My mother had a massive stroke aged 64. She lives in a nursing home now, she has no quality of life. She is 68 now, but might as well be dead. ...
Since my last post, at my 6 week celebration, my first ever grandbaby has been born. 9 pound 3 ounce healthy baby boy.
His other grandma is a smoker. Glad I don't have to worry about my smell, or about my cleanliness, or about having to leave the premises and move away from him for whole minutes to answer the slavemaster's call.
Glad I will be around a whole lot longer to be a part of hi...
6 Weeks. Seems like an eternity. For the right reasons. Because this feels right, it is how we are meant to be. I know the saying "here for a good time not a long time". But the more I think back on my 35 years as a smoker, the good times were plentiful, but that had nothing to do with smoking. It hasn't enhanced my life. It hasn't made anything easier or better or funner.
I am never going ba...
I know I just posted and was high-fiving myself all over town at my 4 week mark. But I am excited to count in months, and soon enough years.
So one month has passed. Whoop Whoop!!
I am so glad to be a non-smoker. WTF was I thinking?? I have been in a smoke screen for 25 years.
I am absolutely stoked about being now 4 weeks as a non smoker!
I can't believe now how scared I was. This is the first time I have actually confessed to that. My days are so much easier now. The anxiety about when I am going to fit my smoke breaks in, getting to the shops to make sure my stocks are ok, who is around, can they smell me......all gone.
And I saved enough money to go out and buy...
Day 17. The monster is still slain.
I feel so much better. My skin looks so much better. I smell so much better. My sense of smell is so much better. And I am $300 so much better off.
I am pleased to be a non smoker.
I have felt the call of the monster tonight. Friday night. Having a couple of beers/wines with my husband.
I still didn't want to have a smoke, but I wanted to be a smoker. Doesn't make sense. But just that total habit of drinking a wine on the patio having a smoke. Pang.
Lucky I threw all the smokes out. Lucky I don't live in walking distance of a shop. Lucky I have my wonderful husband I ca...
Thanks to all the support I have received from my family, and my friends on this site, the journey has been pretty smooth sailing. Have had some pangs, but they don't last long, and are very minor. Reading the Allen Carr book has been a great help as well.
I was pretty determined when I started out that this time would be be the forever time. If this first week is as hard as it gets, then I s...
With support from family, I have been strong. Don't really know what I need, why I am feeling the need to post, but it seemed the right thing to do. Maybe the right words are feeling a little lost without my "freinds" of 35 years.
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