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Congratulations on your pregnancy and a great reason to quit. I was as hard a smoker as they came, smoked 2 packs a day at the end and smoked for 31 years. It is tough at the beginning but it really does get easier, you can totally do this and will feel so great that you did. Rooting for you Gemma.
Thank you sooooooo much today has been better. I’m walking off the cravings, drinking loads of water and singing really loudly your messages are helping so much! You lovely lady
Awesome. I know I'll get there some day. I'm at the point where I think I'm just going to stop counting. Feels longer. Dido on the "seeing other people smoke" thing. I can't believe I used to smell like that too.
That is scary. Chest discomfort at rest and needle pricks with exertion/coughing. Very unsettling. I hope you keep going. Try replacing with nicotine free gum every now and then. Has been working for me. The less nicotine the better. Be amazed because you can do it.
Sometimes it does feel like time is moving soo slowly.
Dido on that. I'm going to try not counting and not checking out my quit smoking app. You guys give me inspiration and ideas without even intending to. Thanks.
I'm quitting for the 2nd time in 2019, at exactly midnight sharp, today, October 21st 2019, so I am with you Julian. 1st time lasted nearly 3 months and 6 days. Stupidity allowed me to stray. It won't happen again. 56 years old. It's enough already. We'll get through the first week together. I will not post much, but will follow. Will NOT be the person with the oxygen tank. Will NOT be the person gasping for their last breath. Will NOT give Philip Morris 1 more red cent of my money. "F" them. 5 hours 53 minutes. I'm with you. Good luck to ALL of us.
ive been smoke free for 4 months and 1 day now. Before this i tried quitting 100’s of times with no success. For me 3 thi gs really helped:
-1) try to smoke your last cig at 12 noon. When the going gets really tough(6-8) hours after , go to bed and sleep. When you wake up tell yourself its only 6 hours then you have a full day.
-2) try to diet and lose weight while stopping to smoke. For me it became harder not to think about chocks than cigs, and i did cheat alot on the diet but it took my mind off smoking. Drink a lot of water.
-3) tell the people around you that you stopped. That way youl feel real stupid to light up again.
At the start its really sh@$y but after a few days you start to feel really good.
Take it one day at a time and keep those reasons firm in your mind, better yet, write them down. Wishing you all the best with your quit.
Congratulations on 4 months free. You are doing awesome.
This could be my millionth time trying to quit, but I'm trying to quit. I just soaked the last of my pack in water and threw it away, along with all the lighters I could find. I'm scared I'm going to die. I'm scared I'll never succeed. I'm scared I'll turn into a monster with my mood swings. I want to feel the relief of freedom from slavery. I want to feel committed. I want to mourn this as if there is absolutely no way I can ever go back to it. And hopefully, with a few days under my belt, that will happen. For now I just plan to sleep as much as possible :) So hello, October 2019ers!