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I have schizophrenia. I seem to need nicotine, whenever I go without it my mental health suffers dramatically. I'm 5 months smoke free now, but it took a full year of constant trying to get quit. I had to quit because I couldn't afford it (I'm on the pension)
After trying everything, in the end it was champix that got me smoke free, but after a month or so I was dying to buy cigare...
I tried and tried, but just couldn't do it, then I tried champix and it was a miracle. I quit and it was easy. I've since gone off the champix and straight away I started craving. I've been vaping and chewing nicotine gum and that has helped heaps.
I want to stay quit as I can't afford it financially, but I looooved smoking and miss it. It is great not to be a slave to it though, not con...
I feel I've dodged a bullet. Last night I really wanted to buy cigarettes. I dreamt that someone gave me a packet. Then in the morning I was ready to go buy some. I got dressed ready to go to the tobacconist.
Then I thought that would be failing and I don't want to fail. I don't want to go back to buying them every few days. I don't want to be an addict any more.
So I got on my bicycle an...
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...
I have schizophrenia and have been a heavy smoker ever since I got the illness. Before then I was a social smoker.
Every time I've tried to give up (which is many times) I've ended up going completely mad and been hospitalized. My psychiatrist thinks I should keep smoking. But my problem is I can't afford it. I'm on the disability pension and I worked out I'm spending about 9K a year on i...
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