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Today, 1275 smoke free days for me, so I am fast approaching the milestone 3.5 years smoke free
I have been reading everyone's stories and the comments associated seeing both old and new names
I am so impressed how this forum works, the support that is available and given here is an invaluable tool for everyone
I honestly don't think i would have succeeded without this site
So where ever you...
Today is my anniversary, it is 3 years to the day that I stopped smoking, congratulations to me
It is hard to believe that I have achieved this, I still remember those early days when I was never sure that I could get through the next hour.
I apparently am a lot more determined than I was aware in those early days.
I still have fleeting thoughts of having a cigarette, sometimes the thought t...
Unbelievable 1016 days without a cigarette
i remember when i first joined this group i thought i would never make it.
The idea that i could get thought a full 24 hour period without a cigarette was such a foreign concept and I honestly never thought i could do it.
However, the support I received from everyone on here was amazing, and without this service i am not sure i would be where I am no...
Today I am 935 Days Smoke Free
For those of you who are just starting your journey to a smoke free life, believe in yourself, take one day, one hour or one minute at a time.
Use this site or whatever you need to help you. we are all on the path to a smoke free life, we may take different routes to get there but that's OK.
I thank this site and the many people on here that supported me especia...
Hi all today is my Birthday and i am 2 years 1 month without a cigarette or 761 days.
I never thought this was possible in the beginning, I had smoked since the age of 13 I stopped one month before i turned 60 at which time I was smoking around 40 a day sometimes more.
So it can be done. the longest I had ever gone without a cigarette was I think around 6 days, and I think I still had a puff ...
Hi all. Today is TWO YEARS smoke free 730 days
I am so so proud of myself, I just wish I had done it earlier before I developed COPD but there is no point dwelling on it, I just have to get on the best I can and push myself.
Anyway I will stop feeling sorry for myself after all, I have no one to blame but myself.
Anyway if I can do this anyone can good luck everyone
It has been about a month since I checked in last, I have been reading your stories and it is great to see so many new names starting your individual journey to a smoke free life.
I wish you all well, it is journey that we must embark on in our own way, for me I needed the assistance of Champix, my husband has just begun his journey he had been trying to cut down however, after a serio...
I am 632 days smoke free & I don't want or feel like a cigarette.
But HABIT nearly got me I have just been talking on the phone out on the back veranda,( my husband still smoke but has cut down a lot and leaves his cigs on the table out there) and before i knew it I had a cigarette in my hand and lit the lighter It gave me such a shock, i didn't lit the cigarette. So be careful out there, someti...
Hi all, it has been a while since I last posted, on Wednesday I reach my one year anniversary without a cigarette, smoke free.
I truly believe without this site I would never have made it, for all those that have helped me during the last 12 months and believed in me when I had doubts thank you so much.
To those of you who are on the journey to a smoke free life, use this site and have faith...
Hi all today I am 282 days smoke free, and doing well, just wanted to pop in and say thank you to all on this site , this site has been invaluable to me on this journey I certainly would not have made it through the first 100 days without you. So I wish you all a Merry Christmas, whether you celebrate Christmas or not please accept my best wishes and heartfelt thanks at this time
Hi all, it has been quite a while since I last checked in. I find it difficult to believe that I no longer smoke, and even more surprising that I no longer even have an urge to smoke. To all those starting this journey, believe in yourself and take one day at a time, it can be done, I smoked for about 47 years, 40 a day at the end, and probably for the first 100 days, smoking was all I thought ...
WOW!!! Day 151
At the beginning of this journey, I thought maybe I will be able to do this at least long enough to enable me to have an operation that the doctor thought I might have to undergo.
Well it turned out that I didn't need the operation and I haven't had a cigarette either.
I know that deep down I'm still a smoker and even one puff I would be smoking full time again, so I take o...
Hi all, it has been a while since I have posted.
Last post I celebrated 100 day's, I can't believe how fast the last 29 days have gone, I can now get through a day without constantly thinking about a smoking, I now sleep better most of the time.
I have gained a lot of weight, so I will have to deal with that soon, I don't know if it's the weight gain or just the time of year but my health ha...
Just sharing - Wednesday was my 100th day smoke free, WOW, congrats to me, never thought I could do this.
I have spent the last couple of hours reading through my own stories, what a strange journey. The support and thoughts of all on this site have been invaluable. It also highlights how different we are and at the same time how much alike.
Even after this amount of time being smoke free, I st...
Hi my name is storm
I am a smoker
Today I am 84 days smoke free
I Will Not Smoke Today
The above may seem strange to some but this is how I have stopped smoking on this journey.
On previous attempts I have told people that I was quitting smokes and it never worked for me.
This time around I have thought long and hard about my situation. I know I am a nicotine addict and that won't change, w...
Day 74 smoke free, each day is a triumph.
Thank you everyone for the support you all give, especially after my last post, I was not in a good place and your support was most appreciated.
Today is my day 70, 10 weeks smoke free, so proud of myself.
i have been taking Champix and have 3 days left, i am starting to get nervous, i know this medication has helped me and i know that i also had to used willpower not to smoke. because everyday i have the urge to smoke but i choose not too. I carry my last packet of cigarettes with me at all times and have never gone to my bag and taken...
Well who would believe it 65 days without a cigarette, well certainly I wouldn't have, but I have done it. This week has been the worst for some time, I have been unwell and the urge to smoke has been full on, don't know why but I have always wanted to smoke more when I have been unwell. I am back off to the doctor next week for a check up hopefully whatever this is, it is just a bug.
I am so h...
Today I am still smoke free, 59th day and coming to terms with the new me, heavier than before but at least I am smoke free. So today I have been shopping to buy some clothes that are not so snug, I can not fight my weight and my addiction at the same time, I am sure that in the future I will be able to get my weight under control. At this point in time I fight the urge every day but that is OK I...
When I logged in today, I checked my quit plan and thought WOW, Today is day 56, that is 8 weeks smoke free I can't believe it the last 4 weeks seem to have gone so fast, the first 4 weeks seem to drag and at times I thought I would never make it.
The urge to smoke is always close but at the moment I seem to have the a handle on it, I think I might also have a better sleep pattern the last 2 d...
Hi all, it has been a while since I posted, I have been in reading how well everyone is doing congratulations to you all. I have been smoke free for 50 days I am so proud of myself. I am still doing it one day at a time as I may always have to but the main thing is that I am still smoke free. Sleep still does not come easily, and I have put on a fair bit of weight but I am sure that in the future...
Congratulations to me, 42 days 6 weeks without a cigarette, I have totally amazed myself, I never would have thought I could do this.
I still get the urge to smoke and sometimes reach for them without thinking, but I know I can never have one because I am sure I could not stop there. My friends that stopped smoking years ago tell me that they still get the urge to smoke sometimes but it goes as ...
Day 38 nearly over, it is strange how even after this amount of time the urge to smoke at certain times is really strong. I don't crave a cigarette it is just a memory, that after doing such and such you have a cigarette. Then you have find something else to do, it is getting better and I am getting stronger but I wonder if it is like when you go on a diet you are forever going to have to watch y...
Hi all and thank you to those who sent birthday wishes. I had a wonderful weekend celebrating with family and friends, ate and drank too much and so very proud of myself still smoke free 35 days today. Sleep is still a problem and the urge to smoke doesn't seem to go away, so it is one day at a time
Smoke free, day 30 nearly over, in two days time I am going to be 60 and smoke free 32 days I can't believe I am actually doing this, as much as I sometimes think I want a cigarette, I know that I actually don't so I just keep moving forward, this is the first time I think I have allowed myself to celebrate before I achieved something but I am confident that I can do it. Tomorrow I will have a ho...
Smoke free nearly finished day 24, can't believe how much money I have saved. I should be so happy with myself but with all the s*** that is happening around me just makes me feel low. However, I am stronger than I realized so will keep going one day at a time
Day 21 nearly over, thank god, what a horrible week. I'm so glad that this community is available to us all. I read today a post from IC, that reminded me that regardless of what is happening, a cigarette is not going to fix it. So again I have succeeded in another day smoke free. Thank you to everyone that posts, remember each time we post it helps us but it also has the ability to help someone ...
Today has been interesting, stressed and really bad tempted but I didn't have a cigarette. It is still hard but everyday is a little win over the habit that has been a large put of my life. Everyday is another step towards a smoke free life, congratulations to all of us wherever we are on our journey
Nearly through another day. I'm on Champix does anyone know how long before you start sleeping?
Nearly through day 15, smoke free. Today has been difficult, but I am starting to believe that the feelings I have now are not so much a craving but more looking for the comfort of an old friend.
I know we are all different but my husband smokes, and we have always smoked inside, and he does still, but being around smoke doesn't seem to bother me.
I can only image that my head was in the ri...
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