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Quitting in 3 days 6 hours posted 8 months ago
Hello and welcome to the Community Forum!

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.

We are cheering for you, and know you can do it for the long-term!

~ QuitNow Team
7 Comments last reply 3 weeks ago
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 10 months ago Commented 8 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.
ritarunningshoe Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 months 4 weeks ago Commented 5 months 4 weeks 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!
SheilaT Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 6 months ago Commented 3 months ago
Yes I'm free of that gross habit for over 1 year. I've smoked for over 30 years. It took several tries but I did it.
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 3 months ago Commented 3 months ago
Rita I am just seeing your message now … I hope you are still hanging on ❤️ SheilaT congrats 👏🎉👏🎉👏🎉👏. It’s the best feeling to know we made it this long. Here’s to a lifetime of freedom!!! 🌹
Owlsnest Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 weeks 3 days ago Commented 4 weeks 1 day ago
I started smoking at age 14. I have had cancer twice. I love my wife and family and want to live.
Happiness Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 years 2 months ago Commented 3 weeks 4 days ago
Hello Quit Now Team.

Your work here is invaluable. Keep up the great support.

I believe in staying connected to a site like this after quitting as to remind us how grateful we should be to be free and to STAY free. When I joined however, it assumed that I am quitting smoking from day 1 although I have been quit for over 3 years. How can I fix this? It is confusing to others.
Happiness Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 years 2 months ago Commented 3 weeks 3 days ago
I fixed my quit time by clicking my name in the upper right hand corner which dropped a menu. From there where it asked how many cigarettes smoked, after entering "other" I had forgotten to enter "none" in the box provided. Don't forget to "save" at the end.

Thanks to Green Meenie answering and I hope this is where it can help others too.
I Get To
Quit 2 years 3 months ago posted 7 hours 5 min ago
It has now been 2 years and 3 months and , as always, I am grateful for each day that has been gifted to me. I am also grateful for the cash that has been freed up since I quit and for the fact that I haven't smoked over 11 000 cigarettes. One day at a time, one hour at a time. My second granddaughter has been welcomed to our world and all is good. I am content.
2 Comments last reply 28 min ago
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 3 months ago Commented 5 hours 57 min ago
Congratulations on all accounts 🎉🎉🎉🎉.
QuitCoach Shikha Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 8 months ago Commented 28 min 29 sec ago
Congratulations to you and your family! Hope your granddaughter is doing well and healthy <3 And that is a lot of cigarettes that you haven't smoked. You no longer are putting that in your body and you have saved money as well.
Beanie57
Quit 10 months 1 week ago posted 9 hours 52 min ago
Oh!!! It’s been 10 months!! On March 21 it’ll be a year!!
4 Comments last reply 31 min ago
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months ago Commented 9 hours 28 min ago
Congrat for 10 months. Miss you so much Beanie.

Cheer you up and Keep NOPE

Stand firm to say No to nicodemon
CaroleD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 years 2 months ago Commented 9 hours 8 min ago
Congratulations on 10 months Beanie!! So good to hear from you and glad you are going to be discharged from hospital soon!
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 3 months ago Commented 8 hours 51 min ago
Happy 10 months ❤️👏❤️👏❤️👏❤️ I was thinking of you this morning! I miss you😘
QuitCoach Shikha Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 8 months ago Commented 31 min 29 sec ago
10 month smoke free is amazing! That's a big accomplishment. Keep up being smoke free and continue saying NOPE. Glad to hear you will be discharged soon!
Beanie57
Quit 10 months 1 week ago posted 9 hours 53 min ago
Hi everyone. How’s the quitting going? It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I think of you everyday and wonder how you’re doing. I’m going to be discharged from hospital soon. Have been in for 2 months getting ECT treatments. I don’t even remember how long it’s been since I quit. I’m sure there are lots of new members. Going to catch up on the posts. I hope you are all doing well.
3 Comments last reply 32 min ago
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months ago Commented 9 hours 25 min ago
Hi Beanie,

I am doing good. I am following your step to reach 9 months. Nice to know you will discharge from hospital. Hope you are everything good.

Take care and we all miss you
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 3 months ago Commented 8 hours 50 min ago
Miss you 📢❤️
QuitCoach Shikha Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 8 months ago Commented 32 min 55 sec ago
Hi Beanie,
Hope you get discharge soon and doing well. We've missed you on the forum. Can't wait to have to back to support and encourage others to quit!
Stanley
Quit 9 months ago posted 1 day 8 hours ago
The sneaky thought pops up yesterday evening. It has been nine months. Sometime still has the thought. Probably the emotion bring it up. I am so happy being smoke free for 9 months looking forward to a year. Now picking up the running since stopped at Dec last year. Hope it helps me to keep my focus on my quit. I hope this quit is for good. When I looked back I can't believe I am able to quit as a heavy smoker.

Cheer everyone up and KEEP NOPE

Stand firm to say No to nicodemon
8 Comments last reply 14 hours ago
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 11 months ago Commented 1 day 8 hours ago
Yay Stanley! 🎉 Congratulations on reaching your 9 month smoke-free milestone! It's amazing how quickly time goes by! We thank you for normalizing that even after being quit for 9 months, occasional cravings due occur and that with preventative maintenance it's possible to remain smoke-free for good! So great to hear that you have also made another amazing commitment to yourself to get in shape! Running regularly has so many health benefits and in conjunction with quitting smoking, you must feel amazing! You have proven that you are stronger than this addiction Stanley, you have conquered the Nicodemon! All the best Stanley, NOPE!
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 3 months ago Commented 1 day 5 hours ago
Happy 9 months Stanley 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈 I can believe you did it … you worked so so hard and stayed committed. You are truly a warrior!!! I’m glad you get to run. I can’t yet .. but soon I hope!!! Have you quit this long ever in your smoking lifetime? 3 more months and you hit your year 👏👏👏👏
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months ago Commented 1 day 5 hours ago
Hi Liz,

I haven't quit this long in my lifetime. It is amazing that I am able to quit the smoking. Now my head is turning better not thinking of the smoke always. I felt bad when I was a drug addict. Now I can have a peaceful time to enjoy my own time. No need to hid at the Conner to smoke, no need to go out for every 30 mins. It is a truly freedom that I never had. I hope this quit is for good no more relapse. Thanks for cheering:>

Cheer you up and Keep NOPE

Stand Firm to say NO to nicodemon
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 years 3 months ago Commented 1 day 2 hours ago
Well done Stanley! Congratulations!! Yes you certainly are a warrior. You and your wife must be very very proud, I know we are!! The one year mark is close my friend. Now there is a heavy price to pay if we make bad decisions:) Cheers
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 10 months ago Commented 23 hours 37 min ago
Congratulations Stanley. All your hard work and persistence paid off. Always remain vigilant however as the nicodemon can still tempt you. Hugs, Lucille.
LLD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 years 7 months ago Commented 20 hours 30 min ago
Awesome accomplishment, Stanley! You are so right about how wonderful it is to liberate yourself from the prison of addiction. I ALWAYS think of that when I see people huddled under an wave in the rain. I’m so relieved that’s not me anymore! 💃🏿
And now it’s not you either! 👍💪👏🏻

Well done! On to your one year anniversary now…🏃🏻
LLD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 years 7 months ago Commented 20 hours 29 min ago
Not “wave”.

Should say “eave”. 🤣
walek69 Log in or register to post comments
Thinking about quitting Commented 14 hours 18 min ago
Try Tabex is very helpful
https://tabex.store/
Don Fraser
Quit 1 week ago posted 1 day 15 hours ago
I'm six days smoke-free! I'm feeling OK, sort of, except for a few headaches and tiredness. I'm happy that I'm smoke-free and I know that I have a long road ahead. I'm feeling pretty confident but I feel that I've kind of lost a friend. It's kind of emotionally draining and I'm not sitting well with that. Still, I know I've made the right decision and that I will go forward from that point. Have a happy smoke-free day, everyone!
4 Comments last reply 9 hours ago
QuitCoach Sunetra Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 years 9 months ago Commented 1 day 13 hours ago
Don, in the first days and weeks when you quit smoking, the emotional ups and downs could feel like a roller coaster ride. Quitting smoking is a big change, physically and emotionally and can naturally lead to heightened emotions. You are certainly very determined about this quit and as long as you understand that this is just a stage and what your are feeling is normal, you can ride through the hard times and settle into feeling more confident without cigarettes. The short term discomforts are well worth the long term gains. Hang in there!! You have worked hard to stay quit and you have got this, Don!!
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 3 months ago Commented 1 day 12 hours ago
I love what you are posting each day Don. Allow yourself to feel the ups and down … and be kind to yourself 🌹🤗. You are giving yourself such a beautiful gift! 🎈
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 10 months ago Commented 23 hours 36 min ago
Just keep reminding yourself Don that by quitting you're allowing yourself to be healthy again. It's entirely worth it. Hugs, Lucille.
Jeanne Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 months ago Commented 9 hours 9 min ago
Hi Don - I felt the same way as you - like I was losing a 'friend', but it didn't take long for that feeling to disappear. I know how hard that first week is, but you are doing great, Keep it up!
Jeanne
Quit 4 months ago posted 2 days 8 hours ago
Yesterday I was at the dentist for a check up and cleaning. You know how the hygenist has that little tool that measures the amount that your gums have receded? Well, it turns out that one area in my mouth has improved since my last checkup in July. The hygenist told me that there is improved blood flow to the tiny vessels in my gums now that I have quit smoking. It didn't occur to me that would happen! Just one more benefit of being a non-smoker!
5 Comments last reply 23 hours ago
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 3 months ago Commented 2 days 7 hours ago
How exciting 👏👏👏👏 happy four month anniversary Jeanne 🎈🎂❤️
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 11 months ago Commented 2 days 7 hours ago
Nice Jeane! What a great feeling to physically to be able to see your oral health improve due to the hard work you've put into being smoke-free! Thank you for sharing your success and raising awareness as to how quitting smoking improves your oral health and overall health! Congratulations on your 4 month smoke-free anniversary! 🥳 Keep up the great work! ❤️
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 years 3 months ago Commented 2 days 4 hours ago
Healthy gums, happy you! Super congrats on four MONTHS Jeanne! Stay in the game, NOPE!
CaroleD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 years 2 months ago Commented 2 days ago
Reap all of the benefits of being smoke-free Jeanne, there are many! Congrats on four months, yay to you!!!
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 10 months ago Commented 23 hours 35 min ago
Just one of the many benefits of quitting Jeanne, there are a lot more to come. Hugs, Lucille.
Dar
Quit 2 weeks 3 days ago posted 2 days 9 hours ago
Well, it's been 15 days since I quit smoking. Medication has helped take the craving away & make the cigarettes taste awful. Here's to another 15.
5 Comments last reply 23 hours ago
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 3 months ago Commented 2 days 8 hours ago
Great job Dar 👏🎉👏🎉👏🎉👏🎉. I can’t believe how quickly time passes (for us haha) when we don’t hear from our new peeps often. Super proud of you!!! How are you feeling? Any noticeable miracles? For me, it was my nasty cough disappearing immediately. Sending huge hugs today 🤗🌹
QuitCoach Sunetra Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 years 9 months ago Commented 2 days 6 hours ago
Hi Dar, Congratulations for being smoke free for 15 days. It is great to know that the medications were helpful and took the cravings away for you. There are a range of changes that you can expect after about two weeks being smoke free. Some are more behind the scenes benefits such as decrease in blood pressure. But other changes may impact and improve your daily life experiences. Let us know if you notice any benefits or changes to your health. Wishing you the best, Dar!!

GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 years 3 months ago Commented 2 days 4 hours ago
Cravings will eventually back right off once NOPE(Not One Puff Ever) kicks in. The more NOPE, the less desire to smoke. At 15 days you have this nicotine thing by the tail Dar, your doing great!
CaroleD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 years 2 months ago Commented 1 day 23 hours ago
Way to go Dar! Glad the medication is helping you.....I used the lozenges and they really did help. Keep going!!
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 10 months ago Commented 23 hours 33 min ago
Well done Dar, your perseverance and determination are to be rewarded. You're doing remarkably well. Congrats on 15 days, hugs, Lucille.
Gabriel2022
Quit 1 week 3 days ago posted 2 days 14 hours ago
Hi there !

My name is Gabriel.

I've been smoking since I was around 15-16. I'm now 42, which is still 26 years of smoking… :fearful:

This is the third time I've tried to quit. The first time I lasted a little over a month. The last almost 6 months. Each time, and despite all the benefits of these stops, it was in the convivial setting of an evening with friends that I relapsed or after a stroke of professional stress.

My reasons for quitting are my health and physical condition, my children and family, the savings I can make of course and without a doubt the most important: regaining my freedom.

The cigarette appeared to me as a factor of rebellion and emancipation when I was younger. I started smoking at parties in high school. There are so many memories of sleepless nights partying with friends associated with cigarettes. I have since understood that this illusion is, in fact, the marketing plan of the tobacco industry.

No matter how I think about it but cigarette is an addiction. And may be the entry door to drug addiction for young adults. The same mechanisms are at play : dependance, money, illusion,.... The most amazing is that cigarette has been valued socially for so long and is still widely represented in films,...Unfortunately, I got hooked and I am now trying to escape this prison.

Today, I quit smoking because I want to regain this freedom I lost when I became an addict. Be free. Free to carry out the activities that I wish, free not to spend crazy amounts of money in illusory smoke, free to share a long life of happiness and health with my family,…

I currently use nicotine patches. Some say you can do without NRT. I think it can help to have a smooth transition.

It's been 8 days now. For the moment everything is well.

I am here to share and support.

Stay strong
9 Comments last reply 14 hours ago
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 11 months ago Commented 2 days 13 hours ago
Welcome Gabriel and congratulations on being 8 days smoke-free! 🥳 Great work evaluating all the amazing things you’ve learned throughout your previous quit attempts. Identifying reasons for past relapse is a great strategy to be able to determine how you will handle those situations differently. After all, “life experience is the best teacher”. You are now better prepared for those triggers! Thank you for sharing your powerful motivators to keep you smoke-free! Please keep those motivators in mind as you progress throughout your quit journey. This can be helpful to keep you focused on the goal of regaining your freedom! We love your deep understanding of how smoking was introduced into your life and how it was all an illusion created by the tobacco industry. You have proven to yourself through your past quits that you are stronger than the industry and you can do this! Quitting is a personal journey and the use of nicotine replacement therapy has been shown to greatly increase your chances of quitting long term! Great job incorporating them into your quit and creating a personal plan that works for you! You have identified some wonderful benefits to look forward to and you have chose to be “free to share a long life of happiness and health with my family”. We look forward to hearing more about your journey to freedom! ❤️
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 3 months ago Commented 2 days 11 hours ago
Gabriel you are completely aware of everything cigarettes have done and represented in your life, and I believe that staying in that awareness is key to success. No matter what feelings of withdrawal, mental or physical, that I had, I always tried to bring my mind back to the fact that so many people in this world do not need cigarettes to survive … and with some effort, I could be like them as well. We were duped by the tobacco industry … mine was a 38 year habit … and I am 55 now. All of my memories in youth were attached to smoking so for me, I have had to relearn so much. I continue to work on this each and every day but it is not as bad as it was in the early part of my quit. So six months is the goal you need to surpass this time and I believe you will do it. You know what took you back to smoking, so your job will be to come up with something to help you through one of those situations that made you cave. No matter what happens, you are here now and every day you don’t allow yourself to smoke is a successful day!! You made it through hell week, and NRTs are not bad … they saved my bacon and I am grateful I had access to something that lessened the discomfort. It won’t be forever, but it is what you need now and it’s totally ok!!! Your lungs are thankful. Your brain is thankful. Your nervous system is thankful. I am thankful you are here sharing your journey with us 🤗🌹❤️
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 years 3 months ago Commented 2 days 3 hours ago
The patch is what did it for me Gabriel, a gradual nicotine squeeze and END. Learn from past mistakes my friend. Get a strategy together that will stop you from caving and you WILL be free. Be strong! The further away from your last cigarette the closer you'll be to freedom. No it's not easy but you CAN do it! Be that person you dream of being.
CaroleD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 years 2 months ago Commented 1 day 23 hours ago
Awesome Gabriel. I definitely learned from past mistakes as well. The Lozenges helped me to get through the first part. My reasons for quitting are health related and also for regaining my freedom, which is a wonderful feeling! Way to go and keep us posted, we are all in this together :)
Gabriel2022 Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 week 3 days ago Commented 1 day 11 hours ago
Hi guys

Thank you so much for your support! It is really heartwarming ! Yes, quitting smoking can be challenging, especially after long years of addiction. But as you said one has to stay strong.
I try to embrace the process and admitt that the cravings or the nervousness that I experience from time to time are part of the cleansing process. I also try to focus on the positive aspects of the quit and there are many of them already !
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 11 months ago Commented 1 day 10 hours ago
You are so welcome Gabriel! We are so thankful to be apart of your quit journey! The process certainly can be challenging after years of smoking but with hard work, dedication, strategies and support, it is possible! 💖 Please remember we are here for you! Being present and embracing the feelings you experience due to withdrawal and reminding yourself that this is temporarily and indeed apart of the cleansing process is so important! You have some fantastic strategies to keep you focused and help you along your quit journey! Keep up that positive mindset and focusing on all the benefits to come! We wish you all the best! 💖
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 10 months ago Commented 23 hours 27 min ago
Gabriel, your positivity is refreshing and you'll certainly go a long way if you keep it up. Use whatever tools available to you to keep you smoke free. With trial and error you'll be ready to face whatever the nicodemon throws at you and success is just an arm's length away. Keep doing what you're doing and if at any time you need help just reach out. We back you 100%. Way to go on 1 week and 2 days. That's awesome. Hugs, Lucille.
Gabriel2022 Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 week 3 days ago Commented 14 hours 17 min ago
Hi Katerina
Thank you very much for the support! Yes, staying positive is paramount I think. NRT are also of great help to cope with the withdrawal symptoms.
Cheers
Gabriel2022 Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 week 3 days ago Commented 14 hours 10 min ago
Hi Lucille
Thank you ! I am very impressed by the people who quit a long time ago like you. Their quit experiences are always inspiring.
I don't know if Nicotine is a demon but it's certainly a sneaky addiction which offers only bad health, empties your pockets and leads you to a premature death. Not for me anymore.
solsticejoy
Quit 3 weeks 5 days ago posted 2 days 22 hours ago
I've smoked long enough and hate stinking.
5 Comments last reply 14 hours ago
QuitCoach Elke Log in or register to post comments
Quit 27 years 11 months ago Commented 2 days 21 hours ago
Congratulations on being smoke free for over 3 weeks! That is a big accomplishment. It sounds like your are done with smoking and all its negative effects. Create a list with things that you can do instead of smoking, anything from chores to things that you enjoy doing and maybe picking up a new hobby or skill. Keep going and remind yourself of NOPE (Not One Puff Ever). All the best!
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 3 months ago Commented 2 days 11 hours ago
Oh my goodness solsticejoy three weeks in yay!!!!!! 👏🎉👏🎉👏 It looks like you have set the wheels in motion and on your way to freedom and not being stinky (that is something I am really grateful for!!!! ). Would love to hear about any wins you have seen so far? Did you quit cold turkey? No matter what, NOPE is the only rule … keep being awesome 🌹🤗
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 years 3 months ago Commented 2 days 3 hours ago
At 24 days, you are doing great! Take this thing out of your life, it stinks in every way. Keep going solsticejoy!!
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 10 months ago Commented 23 hours 23 min ago
Solstice, there are many more benefits to come, enjoy each and everyone of them as they come at a price but one that will lead to a healthier and a feeling of self worth. Congratulations, you're nearing your four month milestone. Hugs, Lucille.
walek69 Log in or register to post comments
Thinking about quitting Commented 14 hours 17 min ago
Try Tabex is very helpful
https://tabex.store/
James2564
Quitting in 1 week 2 days posted 3 days 9 hours ago
Went to the pharmacy and registered for NRT last night...
So far so good, my mind is is the right place !
4 Comments last reply 2 days ago
Jeanne Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 months ago Commented 3 days 9 hours ago
Great start James. You can do this!
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 11 months ago Commented 3 days 9 hours ago
Way to go James! Congratulations on beginning your journey to freedom! Great job setting up a quit date and preparing yourself with NRTs. These tools can be very helpful as your body adjusts to being smoke-free! Wishing you all the best and please know you are not alone in your quit journey! We are here for you!
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 3 months ago Commented 3 days 5 hours ago
🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈yes!!! You are ready 👏👏👏👏
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 10 months ago Commented 2 days 23 hours ago
James, just keep thinking positive and you'll go far. Use any tools that are available for your quit and don't forget to drink plenty of water, exercise when you can, take long walks and post us if you find you're having a tough time. Hugs, Lucille.
Don Fraser
Quit 1 week ago posted 3 days 17 hours ago
Hi folks - Fourth day smoke-free! I'm feeling good and confident I can see this through. Being smoke-free is going to be so liberating and healthy, that I'll dance the funky chicken in a while here! Best wishes to all of you and remember - being smoke-free is an attainable and realistic goal!
3 Comments last reply 2 days ago
QuitCoach Sunetra Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 years 9 months ago Commented 3 days 11 hours ago
Congratulations Don!! Quitting smoking is a transformational process that will change your confidence in yourself, your health and your life. Way to go!!! We are already cheering for your one week milestone.
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 3 months ago Commented 3 days 10 hours ago
Great job Don!!! I am cheering over here for you ☺️🌹. Have another amazing smoke free day 👏👏👏👏
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 10 months ago Commented 2 days 23 hours ago
Well done Don, this will be your time and you deserve the freedom after working so hard. Cheers, Lucille.
Chops-Mark123
Quit 4 days 17 hours ago posted 4 days 2 hours ago
I have tried to quit smoking and found champix very helpful but was really expensive, is there a way to get champix for free?
4 Comments last reply 14 hours ago
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 11 months ago Commented 4 days 2 hours ago
Hello Chops-Mark123! So good to hear that you have found a quit method that works for you! Great job coming onto the forum with your questions! We are happy to help! Prescription smoking cessation medications including bupropion (Zyban®) or varenicline (Champix®) coverage depends on the rules of your PharmaCare Plan, which may pay for all, part, or none of the cost. Please feel free to contact Pharmacare for more details at 1-800-663-7100. Wishing you all the best on your quit day!
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 3 months ago Commented 4 days ago
Good luck Mark123 👏👏👏
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 10 months ago Commented 2 days 23 hours ago
Mark, even if you have to pay for Champix, you're saving hundreds of dollars on not buying cigarettes. You'll be amazed at just how much you'll save in the long run and believe me when I say it's well worth it. You may even decide that you don't need Champix later in your quit and go cold turkey when you're ready. Right now though just keep it up as with the money saved from not smoking, it will keep you in the green. Hugs, Lucille.
walek69 Log in or register to post comments
Thinking about quitting Commented 14 hours 16 min ago
Try Tabex is very helpful
https://tabex.store/
Don Fraser
Quit 1 week ago posted 4 days 22 hours ago
Hi peoples - I'm on my third day of being smoke-free and I feel great! I haven't coughed or choked at night and I feel at ease and at peace during contemplation. I know the next little while will be difficult but I'm confident I will do well. I know you will have a good smoke free day wherever you are, so be happy and take care!
4 Comments last reply 2 days ago
QuitCoach Sunetra Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 years 9 months ago Commented 4 days 12 hours ago
Hi Don, Congratulations for being 3 days smoke free. Sounds like you are enjoying being smoke free and you are very determined to do this. You are getting closer to a time when you'll be happier and healthier and free of smoking thoughts. You got this, Don!!
Jeanne Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 months ago Commented 4 days 9 hours ago
Good for you Don! It doesn't take long for the cough to disappear, I noticed that as well. Keep it up!
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 3 months ago Commented 4 days ago
👏👏👏 keep it up Don we all believe in you!!
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 10 months ago Commented 2 days 23 hours ago
Believe Don, persevere and remain determined and have faith in yourself.
Liz S
Quit 1 year 3 months ago posted 4 days 23 hours ago
Smoke free life WIN story 📖. Two days ago, one of my puppies had to have knee surgery … we have two dogs and this is the second knee surgery this year (each dog has had one). Well, this particular baby of mine is highly anxious, and the meds the vet had put her on just did not override her adrenaline 😢. Needless to say, I had to sit with her until she was finally able to let go to the meds and relax and the surgeon asked that I return right after surgery to sit with her as she came out of the drugs so she wouldn’t be stressed … oh man, was I ever grateful to be a non smoker! I sat for over two hours, loving my baby and not one ounce of ‘I gotta get out of here and have a smoke’ stress. I could just enjoy loving my girl, and making her wakefulness as full of positive energy as I could. That, my friends, is just one of the many amazing things we get to enjoy now. So many moments like that each and every day. 🙏🏻 For my new non smokers to be friends, you have so much to look forward to after you get past the initial discomfort … I would have NEVER thought I’d be at this moment in my life … I believe in all of you too!!
10 Comments last reply 1 day ago
CaroleD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 years 2 months ago Commented 4 days 22 hours ago
Awwww......so nice that you could be there for your puppy! So many benefits to being smoke-free hey! 🤗
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 years 3 months ago Commented 4 days 17 hours ago
So nice Liz to be free! Not tied to nicotine and it's addiction. So nice you were there 100% for your fur baby and in no way distracted:)
QuitCoach Sunetra Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 years 9 months ago Commented 4 days 12 hours ago
Hi Liz, hope your fur baby is doing fine. You are certainly at a stage where you can ride through the hard times and settle into feeling more confident without cigarettes. Thank you for always being there and inspiring others on the Forum. Enjoy your wonderful smoke-free life and freedom!!
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 9 months ago Commented 4 days 3 hours ago
Hi Liz,

Hope your puppy speedy recover. And good to know non smoker advantage in all aspect of our life.

Cheer you up and KEEP NOPE

Stand firm to say No to nicodemon
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 11 months ago Commented 3 days 20 hours ago
Oh Liz, so great to hear that your dog’s surgery went well! Your story hit home as I also have 2 dogs with knee injuries who both required bilateral knee surgeries. This was an extremely stressful time and certainly a very proud moment to be smoke-free and provide the fur babies with all the attention and love! I hope recovery is speedy and your fur baby feels better ASAP. Being fully present for our loved ones is such an incredibly rewarding benefit of being smoke-free! Thank you very much Liz for sharing your stories with us and your for constant dedicated to our Communities! Wishing you are your furry babies all the best! 🙏🏻💖
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 3 months ago Commented 3 days 10 hours ago
Oh my goodness Katerina. How refreshing to know someone else has lived our experience with your two dogs haha. What kind of dogs do you have? We have two blue heeler border collie crosses … who both ran too hard in the snow! I thank you for sharing your story. I am having some tough days probably due to lack of sleep looking after Sage, and just getting through the days. It is a blessing to be able to give her all my attention though. Every day is a little better. Thank you all for your positive messages ❤️
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 10 months ago Commented 3 days 6 hours ago
Liz, take good care of your puppies and enjoy doing it smoke free. Goes without saying you've come a long way and are now a full fledged non smoker. Excellent work. So happy you joined the forum when you did and with all the hard work that it took you to get here you deserve a huge reward for your efforts. The biggest reward of all is being able to say NOPE and reaping all the benefits that goes along with it. So proud of you and thanks for sharing. Hugs, Lucille.
Gabriel2022 Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 week 3 days ago Commented 2 days 14 hours ago
Hi Liz
Thank you for sharing your story. You overcame stress and that is one of the main challenges I had to face when I quit before.
sabritas@sabrosas Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 1 month ago Commented 1 day 22 hours ago
Hi Liz
I can’t imagine how anxiety inducing the surgery and now the recovery time has been for you. Are you able to get out for walks sometimes or a run? And is your sleep getting better? I bet you you’ll use the help of your kids right now. I am sending you a big hug and hope that this little note finds you well. Un fuerte abrazo amiga! 🤗
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 3 months ago Commented 1 day 21 hours ago
Hello my friend ❤️ Thanks for the kind thoughts. No walks or runs … hopefully one day soon. I’ve been the one looking after Sage and on night duty as everyone else works and I’m good with that. Every day is a bit better. I hope you are feeling better … I miss seeing your posts but I know that you are a very busy mama and teacher … I still miss you though 🤗🤗