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One year ago today, I had my last cigarette. I was a blind,stupid, slave to smoking for 45 years. I have had the last pack I bought, unopened, all this time.. I had planned to cremate it today, so it went on the burn pile. Just out of curiosity, I lit one, and had a few puffs.. At this point, I can't imagine, how I let that thing run my life for so long, except, that SMOKING MAKES YOU STUPID :)
Well, I guess that is not entirely true.. I had my last smoke Feb, 16th, but I can really say, knowing I was free for 8 months :)
I had not given any real thought to quitting.. At times over the years, I would cut back down, always trying not to go over a pack a day. But, one day, I saw a young couple lighting up, just outside a restaurant, and thought,, How stupid do you have to be to pick up o...
I was out of town this week, for work, and ran into an old friend. Turns out that he had quit smoking a couple months ago.. But, like Des M. , it was not his choice. Less than an hour after his last smoke, he was in the hospital gasping for life.. A severe, and sudden, onset of C.O.P.D. ! I, like him, had no idea it could come on like that.. One day, you are active, working, happy smoker, and the...
In a comment, just a little while ago, it hit me... I think I understand now.... While I was jumping with joy, waving my arms, and screaming,, look what I found !! Come get some !! ... You are seeing me strutting, poking my chest out and saying... Look what I did..
And, I will admit, after thinking this, I went back and read some of my stories, and post, objectively, and I can see why....
First, I no longer want to think about weeks or days.. I had my LAST smoke, Feb. 16th, and I doubt I will ever forget that.. :)
Would be nice.. I could forget being so stupid for so long too :)
Now, just my opinions, you know, everybody has one.. lol...... Lets stop calling this a journey.. We smoked for years.. quitting is just a few weeks. It's just a thing, we finally, dec...
It's been 9 weeks ! 63 days !! And I feel fine. I know I am FREE !
Sure, it takes time for the body to really heal, but I can breathe better, I smell and taste things better, and I know I smell better :) Unfortunately, I don't look any better. :) I have no cravings. Really had no cravings for weeks now, witch brings me to a point.. I have said before, you will not crave something you do not WANT...
As of today, I am 2 months, without a smoke, and feeling surprisingly good. Almost like I had never smoked ! A big part of my success, I owe to the people here :) Thanks a bunch :) ! ! ! ! !
--- Here, being a quitter, is a good thing. Only 7 out of 100 do ! ---
As a curiosity, research type thing, I decided to really look at the Ecig, as a quitting aid.. Now, to be clear, I am not talk...
It's day 49 for me. End of week 7, and feeling good !
For anyone on this journey / struggle, or just starting, Just find a path
and stay with it ! It will not be easy, but it is so worth it, to be FREE !
I have only respect, and admiration for anyone, who has decided to kick this thing, however they do it. WE CAN TAKE OUR LIFE BACK !!
Enough said ??
I am at the end of week 6, and as one of the lucky ones, I guess, I
want to share some observations, that may help others.
What ever method you choose, when you start this fight, the most
important thing is the mindset that you WANT this.
As you can read, in my other post, I cut down over a short time, and then just quit. I had smoked an average of a pack a day for 45 years, and by day 30, h...
I almost feel guilty.
We are all so different on how this process goes. Some have to fight for Months,
while others seem to get through much easier . I had smoked a pack a day+,
on average, for 45 years, so I expected this to be really hard, for some time.
I did force myself to cut down, on number, and depth of smoke, less inhale, for
about two months. Then take the final plunge cold turke...
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