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Quit 3 months 3 weeks ago posted 2 months ago
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Whether you’re thinking about quitting, have set a quit date, or have quit and are continuing to experience a tobacco-free life, this Forum is for you. We encourage you to share your own quit story, and support one another through challenges and milestones, in the path to better health.

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Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 4 months ago Commented 2 months ago
There's no time like the present to take a chance. It may be the best decision you've ever made and if you value your health and your life well worth it. There is no better feeling than knowing your hard earned dollars are going back into your own pockets and not that of those who continue to poison us with their tobacco products.
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Quitting today Commented 12 hours 9 min ago
Thank you Liz and Lucille! Appreciate your encouragement and advice.
I did read Carr’s book and even tried his method a long time ago. And here I am again!
Thanks again!
kdlife
Quit 1 day 23 hours ago posted 21 min 4 sec ago
I’m back. I had quite the slip and have reset my counter. All good, I’m ok starting over. I’m feeling the toxins leave my body, begging to stay and be fed.

I don’t know why I gave in to that one moment of weakness that set me back, started me over. I need to look into this a bit but I don’t feel that anything triggered me. I just did it.

Anyways, it’s been 1 day and 12 hours since I last smoked and I am DONE!
peter
Quitting in 4 days posted 12 hours 47 min ago
Hi my name is Peter. I had my first cigarette when I was nine, and was a committed smoker by the time I was 12. I'll be 70 this year, and have tried to quit on my own many times. Five weeks was the longest I ever lasted. Now I know I need help. I'm wondering if this program uses the 12 step method? Thank you.
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QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 5 months ago Commented 12 hours 33 min ago
Welcome Peter to the QuitNow Community. Our program offers free client-based support throughout the quitting process. If you feel that the 12 step method has been helpful for you then you can certainly incorporate it into your quit plan. You are the expert in your quit and know what works best for you. If you would like to work with your own QuitCoach who can help you create a personalized quit plan, please feel free to contact us by chat or by phone at 1-877455-2233. 5 weeks smoke-free is a great accomplishment, you may find that you've learned some vital information throughout that quit attempt. This might include risky situations, places and triggers. As long as you learn something positive with each quit attempt, you will be further ahead than before you made the attempt. Please don't feel discouraged, many people make more than one attempt to stop smoking before they succeed. Congratulations on setting a quit date Peter, the first huge step towards living a healthier, happier smoke-free life. Please keep us updated on your quit journey, we are here to support you!
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 9 hours 32 min ago
Hi Peter 🤗. We are a happy to have you here and can’t wait to support you however you need us. The quit coaches are amazing and there are many quitters here going through exactly what you are … make sure and use us!! 🌹
CaroleD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 8 months ago Commented 3 hours 20 min ago
Welcome Peter. Whatever method you choose, as long as you give it a try you are a winner. I started smoking when I was 17 and smoked for 46 years (off and on). This is my 3rd attempt during that time and I'm confident that this is the one that is going to stick. I used NRT (patches and lozenges) and it certainly did help with the cravings. Joining this community is also the best thing I have ever done, wonderful people here who know what you're going through and will be there through hard times, good times etc. Wishing you all the very best!
Annielfc
Quit 19 years 3 months ago posted 13 hours 10 min ago
Helllooooo day 70!
Hi all, hope everyone is well and staying smoke free. I'm sorry I've not been on the forum since my last post but life has been really busy lately. I am super chuffed to be marking 70 days vape free. I'm even forgetting now to take my daily champix, down to 1 tablet a day now from 2. I get a weekly call from a lovely woman from the local smoke free support provided by the NHS which has been helpful in terms of reporting my progress.
Anyway, just a quick note to say hi to you all. Weather has been amazing in the UK until last week when it's just rained and drop in temperature by about 30 degrees. I'm not yet seeing an improvement in my breathing, I still get very breathless but I'm being tested for long covid so it may be that. Either way, my breathing would be a lot worse if I were still vaping.
I just wanted to say hello and to say if I can go 70 days vape free, anyone can. I have poor willpower yet have been amazed at how easy it has actually been to stop vaping. I've yet to think how much I've saved as vaping was miles cheaper than smoking cigarettes but I am measuring what I've saved health wise and that's the big win for me.
Hope you all have a great day!
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Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 13 hours ago
Yay Annie 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉. I think of you so often and am thrilled at you reaching 70 days!! Isn’t it such an amazing feeling being free? I am very very proud of you 👏 I live in the Okanagan where the smoke is so thick in the air because of the fire situation, it is scary. I just keep giving thanks that I am not adding extra smoke to my lungs anymore 👏👏👏 please stay in touch here and there … addiction has no geographical location and it’s great that we are able to share our journeys even though we live so far apart. Goes to show we are all really ONE 💕
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 5 months ago Commented 12 hours 27 min ago
Hello Annie, congratulations on your 70 day vape-free milestone and on 19 years and 3 month smoke-free! Wow, such dedication that you have put towards living a healthier life free of smoking and vaping! Way to go! Thank you kindly for coming onto the forum to update us on your quit journey, we always look forward to hearing about all your success! Great job organizing or supports, the benefits may take some time but they are plentiful! We look forward to hearing more about your quit journey and hope you are able to reward yourself for this big win! Wishing you all the best!
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 9 months ago Commented 7 hours 58 min ago
Hi Annie and super excited that you are doing so well!! You are using tools at your disposal so well, to put a fork into this menace that whispers addicted musings into our ears and rides freely on our backs.
A couple of observations, the first one being the nicodemons' reverse psychology suggesting that quitting is easy and silently suggesting that you could do this anytime (so why not spark up the vape again!). Be strong and stick to the NOPE (Not One Puff Ever) mantra, you'll do well in following that.
The other thing I wanted to comment on was that you are not seeing improvement in your breathing. I wouldn't think clearing your lungs after vaping would be the same as if you were a conventional smoker, so in my non professional opinion, it makes sense that clearing the vaping gunk would probably take longer because you were catching vapor off a heated liquid? Anywho...just some thoughts.
Please remember that yes, you are doing really well but keep an eye on that sneaky sob nicodemon. Cheers to you Annie!
sabritas@sabrosas Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 months 1 week ago Commented 6 hours 11 min ago
Annnnnniiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeee!
I am so happy to hear from you!
Sorry you have cold weather that’s a bummer. We have a lot of air quality problems right now with thousands of hectares of wildfires in our province. It has been unbearably smoky for the last 3 weeks where I live which is a crying 😢 shame since summer is my fave season and I have to keep my kids inside the house.
Well done for you staying quit- good job. Sounds like it is indeed getting easier over time that is awesome. Talk to you soon, Sabritas
CaroleD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 8 months ago Commented 3 hours 15 min ago
Way to go Annie!! 70 days is awesome, Keep it up! 😊
Stanley
Quit 3 months ago posted 13 hours 16 min ago
Keep running this morning, i did a 8k run. After three months quit, my body has no physical crave. But i still have one puff thought in my mind sometime. I choose to walking around and keep telling myself NOPE. Keep thinking of the negative impact on smoking. The thought will go away.
Cheer everyone up and KEEP NOPE. Stand firm to say No to nicodemon
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Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 13 hours 4 min ago
YOU. ARE. AMAZING 🤩. I still am in awe of how hard you fought to get to this point Stanley!!! Congratulations on your massive success!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months ago Commented 12 hours 39 min ago
Thanks Liz and all other quitters in the forum to support me to reach three month goal. Hope i am able to turn myself to be a life long quitter. Cheers
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 5 months ago Commented 12 hours 18 min ago
Way to go Stanley, congratulations on your 3 months smoke-free milestone and running 8k! Huge accomplishments to be very proud about. You have worked hard on your quit and are doing a fantastic job remaining smoke-free. Be sure to reward yourself for all your hard work and to keep you motivated! NOPE. Keep up the great work!👏
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 9 months ago Commented 8 hours 23 min ago
Congratulations on three months Stanley!! This will be the last time you will celebrate this milestone so treat yourself to something you will remember. I am very proud of you my friend!
CaroleD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 8 months ago Commented 3 hours 12 min ago
Congrats Stanley, Wow three months already!! Focusing on the negative impacts of smoking is exactly what I did....and am still doing. Keep thinking that way!
ritarunningshoe
Quitting today posted 14 hours 8 min ago
I’ve been smoking for over 40 years. Had quit for 2 years a long time ago but started again. Today is my quit date- for the zillionth
time! I have the nic patch on (which doesn’t stick very well!) and also using the nic lozenges.
Quitting is the hardest thing to do for me. But I have to keep trying. Wish me luck!!! 😜
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Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 13 hours 32 min ago
Oh my gosh Rita I am sending you a huge hug!! Just take each hour as it comes for the time being. I know for me, looking ahead stressed me out! Can I suggest when you are feeling off, picking up Allen Carr’s book easy way to quit smoking. Although he doesn’t support the use of NRTs, his insight into nicotine withdrawal helped me understand the demon I was battling. I also watched a ton of videos on quitting smoking on you tube. I also did the patch, Zyban and used some lozenges too. Where are you sticking your patch? My best adherence point was the back of my upper arm. Anywhere else it seemed to unstick. Anyhow, we are here for you and I am super proud of you getting back on the horse. There is no limit to how many times we get back on 🌹🎉👏👏
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months ago Commented 13 hours 15 min ago
I did so many quit before. Keep trying and never give up. We will be free someday. :>
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 5 months ago Commented 12 hours 22 min ago
Congratulations Rita on reaching your quit date! Wonderful support from the Community! As you know Rita, is is very common to have multiple quit attempts before quitting. What is important is that we continue to try until we've reached our goals of being smoke-free! The mantra, "never quit, quitting" can be helpful to some when we need a little boost of motivation! Great job using the patch and lozenges. You might find it helpful to uses medical tape to help the patch adhere to your skin, or a cut a sock into an armband. It can also be helpful to use an alcohol wipe on the hair-less area of skin before applying the patch. Quitting is very challenging for many, please know we are here to support you throughout the process! We wish you all best and are cheering you on!
ritarunningshoe Log in or register to post comments
Quitting today Commented 12 hours 3 min ago
Thank you!! I used some medical tape in the patch.
CaroleD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 8 months ago Commented 2 hours 55 min ago
I used medical tape as well for the patch and it did help keep it on. Quitting smoking is hard, but is the best thing you could ever do for yourself and it is doable. I didn't think I could do it, but this time it stuck. Wishing you all the best Rita and keep in touch!!
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Quitting today Commented 2 hours 51 min ago
At the moment of reading your comment I was fighting a seriously strong craving… I was almost ready to go and buy smokes, but I didn’t!
This timing and your words helped me a lot Carole. Thank you!
CaroleD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 8 months ago Commented 2 hours 39 min ago
You are so welcome! Keep fighting those cravings, you can do this! Also keep posting, that's what I did and it took my mind off of things!
ritarunningshoe Log in or register to post comments
Quitting today Commented 2 hours 15 min ago
I will thank you!
Anyone who wants to share their tips here is welcome to do so. I was reading some old posts which helps but always open to new ideas. As mentioned this is not my first time quitting ( likely my 20th!) but I must succeed this time !!
William.L
Quitting in 1 month posted 16 hours 15 min ago
I have been smoking since age 19. I quit a few times cold turkey. I felt good. Then started again. I tried last year on Champix. However I had wicked dreams and I felt sick. However on the plus side I do not smoke in my vehicle and smoke outside. I have figured out my triggers so I want to try again.
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Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 14 hours 39 min ago
Welcome aboard William 👏👏👏 Are you planning on cold turkey this time around again? I am excited to see you conquer your quit this time around! It can take a few tries before it sticks (9 for me 😀) … we will be here waiting to cheer you on when you hit the ground running!! 🎉🎉🎉
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 5 months ago Commented 14 hours 16 min ago
Welcome William.L to the QuitNow Community! Congratulations on setting a quit date, the first HUGE step towards becoming smoke-free. Such kinds words from Liz S, thank you! As Liz has mentioned, quitting smoking is a process not an event and often times it takes several quit attempts to stay quit. Great job William with harm reductions, limited the areas where you allow yourself to smoke is a great strategy! A smoke-free car and home is a huge accomplishment! Great way to limit the exposure to second-hand and third-hand smoke for yourself and your loved ones. We are sorry to hear about the side effects you experienced with Champix. Champix at times does cause negative side-effects, you may wish to discuss your experience with your doctor to ensure you are getting information from an expert. Knowing you triggers going into a quit is great way to explore ways to avoid them or develop new healthy coping strategies. Great job William preparing for your quit, please feel free to post as often as you'd like and let us know how we can best support you! Wishing you all the best! We are here for you!
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Quitting today Commented 2 hours 42 min ago
I had tried champix too some years ago and had bad dreams and trouble sleeping. Now I am trying to quit again; I am on patch and lozenges. Good luck!
M1992
Quitting in 4 days posted 21 hours 42 min ago
I have been smoking since 15, I first started with weed and then began smoking cigarettes. I am 29 now and it's a real problem. I was once show to mix tobacco and weed together. They called it poppers. I have been doing this through Bong for years. And it's really taken a toll on my health. Stomach, lungs , heart I feel are at their worst. I cough up phlegm constantly and it's often black/grayish. I have troubles sleeping and wake up and take a toke to go back to bed. From the time I get up til I go to bed I probably smoke 30 of these tokes a day
I am going to die if I do not stop. I have been put on an inhaler for people with copd. I am scared and disappointed in myself. I have ruined my body before I even turned 30. Before I even had a chance to live. I wheeze and cough like a 90 year old that's been smoking their whole life. I wish I never started. I wish I had another chance but I don't know if any if this damage is reversable! I am officially quitting Aug 7th. Praying that it works!
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Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 17 hours 45 min ago
💕💕 I can feel your remorse through your words. I am so sorry that you are feeling so bad. I believe that our bodies do have a chance at regeneration given the time to heal. You have a quit date M1992 and that is a major step in moving forward. It may be a wise thing to set up a meeting with a quit coach to make sure you have a solid plan that will work for you! They are super helpful and former smokers so they know what they are talking about 💕. And we are all here waiting to support you through the ups and downs … stopping smoking is very doable and I am so looking forward to watching you free yourself from this burden in your life.
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 5 months ago Commented 14 hours 11 min ago
Welcome M1992 to the Quit Now Community. We are so sorry to hear about the negative impact smoking has had on your life, thank you for sharing your story with us. Great job reaching out for support on the forum, we are here for you. Please know that it is never too late to quit smoking. Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do to improve your health and quality of life. The body is quite amazing on how quickly it begins one we've quit smoking. Within just 20 minutes of quitting, heart rate drops and heart rate can return to normal. Within 8 hours, the level of nicotine in your blood and carbon monoxide drop and the oxygen levels return to normal. Within just 72 hours of quitting, nicotine completely leaves the body. Great job setting a quit date, this is a huge step in the quitting process. Thank you Liz for recommended to QuitCoaches. William, if you would like one-on-one support please feel free to contact us to be assigned your own personal QuitCoach. This is a free support service that you can access by chat on the site or by phone at 1-877-455-2233. Wishing you all the best and please keep us posted on your quit journey and remember, you are not alone!
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 9 months ago Commented 7 hours 40 min ago
Hi M1992. You are wise to quit now because you will have to quit eventually for sure. When I started smoking I figured they would find a cure for cancer by the time I needed to quit so no big deal. Well that was a long time ago and here we both are today.
Anyways I came on to say that you really should have a doctor on your quit 'team'. A pharmacist too. Good relationships with key people who you can freely talk to is, for me, a key in what has gotten me here. I wish the same for you. The black phlegm could be concerning, to a 'normal' Joe like myself, so confirm that this is 'normal' with a doctor or ask to have tests done to eliminate any guess work. Let the facts guide you.
I look forward to hearing from you as you do this amazing thing for yourself. Cheers
meltingcain22
Thinking about quitting posted 2 days 1 hour ago
I relapsed just because i wanted 1 smoke, what ive noticed is that when u smoke just a few a day you get totally less cravings. like 1-3 a day and the cravings go away! Lol im not a advocate for smoking but i am committed to lessening my quantity
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Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 1 day 17 hours ago
Hi Darius. Every attempt at stopping is one step closer to letting go 🌹. Took me nine times … we are always here if you need us! 🤗
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 9 months ago Commented 1 day 10 hours ago
Sounds amazing. That would never have worked for me, the amounts smoked each day would gradually climb. Like I say I'm speaking for myself, it's far from a criticism on what you're saying. Don't get me wrong.
My goal was to completely stop smoking period If you are happy to smoke 1-3 and that is what you want, then all the power to you my friend. It just never has worked for me because, like I say, I ultimately want to keep smoking completely out of my life. Everyone is different and that's one of my favorite thoughts about the human race! Cheers
Quit Coach Linda Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 6 months ago Commented 1 day 3 hours ago
Meltingcain22, we are sorry to hear that you had a relapse. It’s very common to have a “setback” and it can happen to anyone. Many people will try to quit many times and they may learn what works and what doesn’t work for them. So, they can make some adjustments and do something different next time. You have successfully quit and staying smoke-free for any length of time is a big accomplishment and a great benefit to your overall health. We are so glad to hear that you are committed to reduce your smoking. Good on you for continuing with your quitting process and working on “lessening the quantity” you smoke. Please know that we are here for you. Keep us posted and let us know how you are doing.
CaroleD
Quit 1 year 8 months ago posted 2 days 4 hours ago
Thanks Lucille for the gentle nudge! Not sure if I'm considered one of the long term quitters yet.....but haven't posted in a while so here I am. 🤗 So glad to hear you got moved okay and are safe and sound. I know it's a lot of work moving, hopefully you can take your time with unpacking all of your stuff.
I sure hope everyone is okay, it looks like you are all hanging in there with your smoke-free life. Kudos!!
I live in the East Kootenay and between the smoky skies and the heat, it's sure hard to function sometimes. Those of you that are still running, etc. I say good for you!! It is 8:40 pm here right now and is still 32 deg. out.....whoa, too hot for me! Keep hangin in everyone, this smoke-free life is the way to go! Hugs, Carole
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GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 9 months ago Commented 2 days 2 hours ago
Yes, it is HOT alright! 9ish pm and 27 in the back yard. But I did feel some rain on my dried out puckered up skin this afternoon and it was cloudy. We could see it was raining on the mountain sides off yonder. I swear, the lawns here look like Dennis Rodman's hair:)
Glad your doing well Carole, looks like the only thing that will stop our quits now is ourselves and I don't know about you but I bought that t-shirt too many times and, this time it has definitely stuck.
She was do or die for me. Now it's up to us to make good choices and stay away from trouble:)
Thanks for checking in.
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 1 day 16 hours ago
Thank you for checking in Carole 💜. I have thrown in the running and biking towel for now as the smoke has now sunken so low in the air, that I’m feeling like I’m in a dream state when I’m outside … it’s also claustrophobic feeling! I would imagine you are experiencing that as well.

I do want to take this moment to thank you, GM, Greg, Lucille, Sabritas, Sherdon, Stanley, all of the Quit Coaches and everyone else who checks in regularly. I have come to rely on this place of safety and support to get through these times. I am still very much aware that my staying quit requires me to stay in the quit mind set. Engagement with you all has saved my bacon 💕. So big thanks to you all! 🌹🤗💕
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months ago Commented 1 day 9 hours ago
Cheer you up CaroleD. You are one of the long term quitter of course. Keep Crushing the time.
Quit Coach Linda Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 6 months ago Commented 1 day 2 hours ago
Hi Carole, we are so glad to hear that your quit journey is going well. You have successfully quit and remained one year and 8 months smoke-free, that is an amazing “long quit”! You are a long-term quitter and you are doing wonderful Carole. Thank you for checking in and cheers to continued success.
rickey68
Quitting in 1 week 4 days posted 2 days 9 hours ago
I have been smoking on and off for over 50 years. I have tried to quit more than twenty times over the years with one successful three year stretch, I was a menthol fan for most of my life and thought when they discontinued menthols in Canada that I would just quit. Obviously, I did not. The price of smoking is really stupid these days and I no longer have the breath to do the kinds of activities I enjoy. It is time to quit and get a better handle on my life.
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sabritas@sabrosas Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 months 1 week ago Commented 2 days 9 hours ago
Welcome Rickey 68
I also was a menthol fan too so I can relate. Now I enjoy having mint candies when I am playing dominoes with my kids, or also a cup of mint tea before bed.
Quit smoking and live a richer life! That’s true about money and quality of life too. Take care, let us know how you are doing!
Sabritas
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 5 months ago Commented 2 days 8 hours ago
Welcome Rickey68 to the QuitNow Community! What wonderful and thoughtful words from Sabritas! Thank you for welcoming Rickey 68. It's never too late to quit Rickey, and please know we are here to support you! Great job coming onto the forum and thank you for sharing your story with us. Improving your breathing and saving money are fantastic motivators to quit smoking! You are very determined and this is your time to quit! Congratulations on setting a quit date, please feel free to let us know how we can best support you! Wishing you all the best in your upcoming quit.
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 2 days 7 hours ago
Welcome aboard Rickey 🤗👏👏👏. You know you can do this and we are all here waiting to lock arms with you. My first cigarette (and a few there after) was menthol as it was what my mom and dad smoked … I was 6/7 years old and too young to buy my own 🙁. Actually saddens me to remember those times. I suggest that you get that savings jar ready to fill up!!!! 💰🎉🎉🎉
CaroleD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 8 months ago Commented 2 days 3 hours ago
Hello rickey68 and welcome to the forum. You have made the best decision of your life, to begin your quit journey and join all of us. I know myself, my breathing was the first thing to improve which made life so much better. Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing once your quit day arrives!
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 9 months ago Commented 2 days 2 hours ago
Hi Rickey, welcome. Don't be shy, pull up a chair if you have any questions / concerns. Lay it out there, we can't do the work for you but we may be able to make it way easier. A little tip would be to give a quit coach a call prior to quitting and get a plan together that you feel would do the trick for you. Confidence in your plan is one of the keys to ridding yourself of this menace! It's all good, you can do this. Cheers
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Thinking about quitting Commented 2 days 1 hour ago
you can buy menthols pigeon park vancouver
Wigo Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 6 months ago Commented 1 day 15 hours ago
Hi Rickey68. wishing you all the best as you take your first steps. I loved menthol cigarettes too. I didn't believe it when my sister told me that there was evidence that they were more addictive than ordinary cigarettes.

change happens one new breath at a time. Enjoy every change in your breath as you start your journey. It is a powerful and positive journey.
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months ago Commented 1 day 14 hours ago
Welcome RIcky you made a good decision is to quit. Menthol is my old favorite too. But now i have changed to be smoke free. So you are worth to try. Cheer you up. KEEP NOPE NOT ONE PUFF EVER.
Stanley
Quit 3 months ago posted 3 days 13 hours ago
Keep having a one puff thought in the morning, i don't need to smoke to calm down my mood. One cigarette only good for seven puffs then finish. All you inhaler is tars and chemical. No benefit to your body. It also unable to release your stressful mind. Therefore, smoking is not an option. Don't let it recall the addiction from your brain cell to urge you to smoke. Keep you hooked then keep smoking again and again. This is the cycle which is horrible part then we are so hard to quit.
Therefore, stay smoke free at all time it is a smart choice for you and me.

Cheers everyone up. KEEP NOPE. Stand firm to say No to Nicodemon

Keep NOPE
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Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 3 days 11 hours ago
Happy Friday Stanley! Mornings can be tough for me too some days. I’m not even stressed about anything … one day we will be free! 🤗
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months ago Commented 3 days 10 hours ago
Hi Liz,

The stress pushes me to smoke. But i don't do it. I know i don't need it to calm myself down. It is Friday. I will restart my running tomorrow morning. Hope i am able to beat the Nicodemon down. KEEP NOPE. For sure one day we will be free :>
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 9 months ago Commented 3 days 6 hours ago
I rarely think about smoking anymore guys. I was cleaning the truck and came upon a pack of cigarillos, flipped it in the trash NO PROBLEM. Keep doing this for you. Cheers
QuitCoach Shikha Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 2 months ago Commented 3 days 2 hours ago
Hi Stanley,
Keep saying NOPE. Our brain tricks us by thinking that just 1 puff will be ok. But in reality, that's what hooks up in. You've made such good progress and you worked really hard on this. Don't let that "one puff" trick you. Keep moving forward!
CaroleD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 8 months ago Commented 2 days 3 hours ago
Wooohooo Stanley, way to go! You are doing so well. 🎉🎉👏😎
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months ago Commented 11 hours 14 min ago
Thanks QC Shikha your reminder is sound good to me. I will keep NOPE and Stay SMOKE FREE.
Lucille Brown
Quit 5 years 4 months ago posted 3 days 16 hours ago
I've noticed that a few of the long term quitters have not posted in a while. Just hope everything's going well for you and if per chance you have a chance to post we'd love to hear fom you. Hope you're all okay and safe. Much love, Lucille.
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QuitCoach Stacey Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 2 months ago Commented 3 days 13 hours ago
Thanks for your continuing love and concern for our community, Lucille. Your genuine wonderings do not go unnoticed. I'm sure I speak for everyone but we are extremely grateful for you. Thank you.

How are you doing, Lucille? I hope you are keeping well.
~QuitCoach Stacey
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 3 days 11 hours ago
I noticed too … I hope everyone is good.
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 4 months ago Commented 3 days 4 hours ago
I'm doing O.K. Stacey, thank you.
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Quit 7 years 6 months ago Commented 1 day 15 hours ago
Hi Lucille, I guess I will take the title of 'long term quitter' at this point. I'd actually lost my sign in details and with the help of the lovely staff I found it again. Today I am delighted to say I am at 7years+. This platform helped me out so much from day 1. I posted regularly. I shared pain and frustration and difficult days and good days. I supported and took support. And I didn't look back because I knew that I didn't want the shame that I felt with smoking any more. So to all the people starting today, welcome. Today is the first day. We will be on this journey for the rest of our lives. It is such a good journey and the best time to boast 'I am a quitter!'
Lucille Brown
Quit 5 years 4 months ago posted 3 days 16 hours ago
You may all be in for a tough time ahead because of forest fires etc. but your resilience to stay smoke free and your strength of character will carry you to safety from whatever obstacles that may make you stumble and fall. Better days ahead, so chin up and stay safe everyone. Hugs, Lucille.
3 Comments last reply 2 days ago
Frankie B Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 months ago Commented 3 days 13 hours ago
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Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 3 days 11 hours ago
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Quit 11 years 5 months ago Commented 2 days 12 hours ago
Always so lovely Lucille to hear your kind and supportive words! Better days are ahead ❤️
Stanley
Quit 3 months ago posted 4 days 12 hours ago
Two phone interviews upcoming today and tomorrow. One puff thought arise but i don't give it a chance. I know the thought will go away. So i don't need it to calm my mood down anymore.

By the way, the heat wave will arrive soon so everyone stay cool and safe.

Cheers everyone up. KEEP NOPE. Stand firm to say No to nicodemon
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Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months 1 week ago Commented 4 days 12 hours ago
Good luck with your interviews 🤗. Keep staying strong Stanley!! 👏👏👏
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 5 months ago Commented 4 days 11 hours ago
Best of luck Stanley on your interviews. One puff is not worth it, great job not giving it a chance. Great strategy to remind yourself that the craving will go away. Congrats again on your 3 month smoke-free milestone! Keep it up! 👏
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Quit 3 months ago Commented 4 days 11 hours ago
Thanks Liz and Katerina,

I passed the first phone interview, Now preparing for the second round interview. I also prepare for tomorrow another phone interview as well. The one puff thought still comes up on my mind. I used to smoke to release those stress but now i don't need it. I choose to go online quit forum to seek support.

Cheers everyone up and keep NOPE. Stand firm to say No to nicodemon.
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 5 months ago Commented 4 days 11 hours ago
You're welcome Stanley! Congratulations on passing the first phone interview! Wishing you all the best on your second round interview and your other interview tomorrow. You're right, you don't need to smoke anymore to release the stress. You may know this but smoking tricks us into thinking we are calm but really it is doing a ton of other negative things to our body that increases the level of stress. This includes: an increase in blood pressure, an increased in heart rate, tensed muscles, constricted blood vessels and a decrease in oxygen available to the brain and body to facilitate healthy coping skills. We are better off without the NicoDemon! Keep up the great work Stanley! NOPE 🤗.
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Quit 2 years 1 month ago Commented 4 days 8 hours ago
You should be so proud of yourself, Stanley! Congrats on your 3-month quit. Yay! 👍 it sounds like you are working hard in many aspects of your life…all these goals go hand-in-hand because you are in the right frame of mind. That’s why you are having a successful quit and are doing well getting and doing interviews. Yes! Just awesome work.

Stay cool in this heatwave! ⛱
Frankie B Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 months ago Commented 4 days 7 hours ago
You’ve got this Stanley!!! The more situations and triggers we overcome without nicotine the stronger we become !You sound very strong in your battle against the nicodemon💪🏻
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 months ago Commented 4 days 7 hours ago
Thanks LLD and Frankie B,

Your comments and encouragement are helping stay focused on my quit. One puff thought 💭 comes up and a bit mood swing because the nicodemon urge me to feed him. I won’t and I don’t. Stand firm to say no to nicodemon. Keep NOPE
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 4 months ago Commented 3 days 17 hours ago
Stanley, look at you go at 3 months, excellent work and sending positive vibes your way for your interviews. I know you're going to succeed because you have so far. Good job, hugs, Lucille.