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Quit 5 months 1 week ago posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
Hello and welcome to the Community Forum!

Whether youโ€™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
2 Comments last reply 1 month ago
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Quit 5 years 6 months ago Commented 3 months 2 weeks 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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Quit 1 month 2 weeks ago Commented 1 month 2 weeks ago
Thank you Liz and Lucille! Appreciate your encouragement and advice.
I did read Carrโ€™s book and even tried his method a long time ago. And here I am again!
Thanks again!
Zoerose
Quit 1 day 11 hours ago posted 21 hours 8 min ago
Struggling a bit today, have given by bank cards and credit cards to my fiance so I can't smoke and think that made me a little panicky. But I know it is only going to get easier if I keep moving through. Patch is on.
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QuitCoach Shikha Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 4 months ago Commented 20 hours 8 min ago
Hi Zoerose,
You can do this and keep pushing through! Like you said, it'll only get better and easier if you keep going. That's a good strategy you did by giving your husband to keep your bank cards. That will help deter you from going out to buy some. Definitely take it day by day. Sometimes looking at the whole picture can be overwhelming. All the best :)
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 20 hours 3 min ago
You can do this Zoerose โ€ฆ the first few days are the most uncomfortable. Keep that patch on as your body is craving the nicotine, and the patch is giving you some. I used it too! You will do this, I can feel it ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 14 hours 57 min ago
Zoe rose,

You can do this. I believe in you. As I do it the same way like you. I gave all the pocket money to my wife even credit card. This will prevent me to go to little store to buy a pack. Now I am four months, I still have the sneaky thought ๐Ÿ’ญ pushing me to do it especially when I am under pressure and stress. So you are very smart to do something to protect your quit.

Cheer you up. And keep NOPE.

Stand firm to say no to nicodemon
Zoerose Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 day 11 hours ago Commented 14 hours 30 min ago
Thankyou everyone for the support. Tomorrow is a new day and I have had my last cigerette!! Got my fiance to oick me up step one patches and I am going to do the whole program!! And going to message on here during my tough moments tomorrow. Just going to tske it, one day, one step at a time. Doing this not only for myself but for my kids!
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 6 months ago Commented 5 hours 6 min ago
Zoerose, take all the time you need to adjust, it's difficult but by the same token one of the best things you can do for your health. Use whatever tool at hand, be it nicotine replacement products such as the patch, Allan Carr's "Easy Way To Stop Smoking," prescriptions from your doctor or just saying NOPE once a day (Not One Puff Ever). Whatever it takes to take the edge off. Reach out whenever you need to take a load off or call the Quitline at 1-877-455-2233. Both these services are absolutely free and may be a help to you. Hugs, Lucille.
jdonnett
Thinking about quitting posted 21 hours 32 min ago
I'm tired of being addicted to nicotine, and am working on quitting regular use of cannabis.

I am stressed out, feel anxious and depressed often and don't know what to do about it. I'd like to start cutting down on what does nothing for my body
2 Comments last reply 20 hours ago
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 21 hours 15 min ago
Hi jdonnett ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป I can relate about being tired of being addicted to stuff โ€ฆ great news is you are in the right place to fix that! If you donโ€™t have a plan in place yet, and are comfortable reaching out to a coach, start there โ€ฆ there are so many quit aids available to you and a coach can help you figure out what may work best for you. We are all here for you too .. we are all going through different stages of our quits, and rely on each other for guidance and support. Will be great to see you here too!
QuitCoach Shikha Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 4 months ago Commented 20 hours 4 min ago
Hi jdonnett,
It sounds like you want to make a lifestyle change. And you are definitely starting at the right place. Try to take it day by day as sometimes thinking about the long term be overwhelming. Use the 4Ds-delay, distract, drink water, and deep breathing to help you. Try to pick up some new habits or hobbies if you can. That was you are no longer focusing on the negative aspect of quitting smoking but on the positive aspect of it, being that you have new things in your life now! You can do this!
debit
Quitting in 3 days 12 hours posted 21 hours 37 min ago
I have lung cancer really need to quit
3 Comments last reply 4 hours ago
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 21 hours 19 min ago
๐Ÿ’” Iโ€™m so sorry debit ๐Ÿ˜ฅ. Please connect with a Quit Coach if you donโ€™t have a quit strategy!! You can do it and beat the cancer too!!! Sending a huge hug to you!!!
QuitCoach Shikha Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 4 months ago Commented 20 hours 1 min ago
Hi debit,
Like Liz said, feel free on call us at 1-877-455-2233 to talk to a quit coach. A coach will be able to help you come up with a plan to quit smoking. So sorry to hear about your health. It is possible to quit smoking and make a change!
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 6 months ago Commented 4 hours 56 min ago
debit, miracles happen and in all likelyhood you have the strength to beat it. Give yourself a huge pat on the back for taking the first step by joining our community for support and encouragement. Know that you're not alone and that there are many here who have faced what you are facing now. Quitting is difficult but doable all the same if you remained determined, believe in yourself and remain positive. Take it one day and one step at a time and give the Quitline a call at the number that QuitCoach Shikha gave you. It's absolutely free and may be just the thing you need to reach freedom. Take care and sending healing thoughts and prayers, Lucille.
Stanley
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago posted 23 hours 14 min ago
Finally I choose to run 15 mins during my break. Hope I am able to deal with the crave that triggers by the stress.

Cheers everyone up and keep nope

Stand firm to say no to nicodemon
4 Comments last reply 15 hours ago
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 6 months ago Commented 22 hours 55 min ago
Way to go Stanley, you have had a lot of success with running in the past! Great job discovering strategies that are helping you manage the cravings and reduce stress. Keep up the great work! ๐Ÿ‘
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 21 hours 21 min ago
Yes ๐Ÿƒ keep going Stanley one moment at a time!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
sabritas@sabrosas Log in or register to post comments
Quit 8 months 3 weeks ago Commented 17 hours 24 min ago
Thatโ€™s a great strategy Stanley! Staying too busy to smoke and getting lots of clean air into your lungs are win win ideas! Take care
Sabritas
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 15 hours 5 min ago
Thanks all,

After I put the step 2 patch on. I am feeling better. I donโ€™t have the sneaky thought ๐Ÿ’ญ showing up my mind till dinner to now. I think I will put the patch on during my work hours to see the patch work for me or not. At least I can avoid to take a slips when I under pressure and stress.

Good night everyone

Cheers everyone up and keep nope

Stand firm to say no to nicodemon
Jeanne
Thinking about quitting posted 1 day 2 hours ago
Just 5 smokes again yesterday. Today I will go down to 4. Staying busy is helpful in taking my mind off of smoking, but that can be challenging sometimes. Thanks to everyone who has sent positive messages, it really is helpful.
2 Comments last reply 1 day ago
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 6 months ago Commented 1 day 1 hour ago
Great job Jeanne finding a method that is working well for you! Congrats on keeping the amount that you are smoking low, this is a great harm reduction strategy. Many people use harm reduction techniques as a method to prepare to quit completely and build confidence in making changes when it comes to their tobacco use. What strategies have you been finding helpful to keep busy? Thank you for keeping us updated on your quit journey, keep up the great work! ๐Ÿค—
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 day 1 hour ago
Being mindful is such a great tactic Jeanne ๐Ÿค—. You can do this!
Lucille Brown
Quit 5 years 6 months ago posted 1 day 15 hours ago
Quote of the day: Perseverance-Rising from failures, overcoming difficulties and never giving up. Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable. (Author Unknown)
4 Comments last reply 1 day ago
sabritas@sabrosas Log in or register to post comments
Quit 8 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 day 15 hours ago
Thanks for that Lucille!
โค๏ธSabritas
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 day 14 hours ago
Thanks for your quote. It give me strength.
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 day 7 hours ago
๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• We WILL persevere!
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 6 months ago Commented 1 day 5 hours ago
Thank you Lucille for sharing such an inspirational quote. It can certainly be challenging to find the strength to rise from a failure but believing in yourself does indeed make you unstoppable! Thanks for all your dedication to making our Community a supportive and welcoming atmosphere. ๐Ÿ’•
GregD
Quit 1 year 10 months ago posted 1 day 20 hours ago
Back after a trip into one of this beautiful provinces' parks. We are the lucky ones to live here, quit smoking and make it last!
5 Comments last reply 1 day ago
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 6 months ago Commented 1 day 19 hours ago
Congrats GregD on being smoke-free and enjoying the beautiful provincial parks! Great job rewarding yourself with such a lovely trip! We are indeed to lucky ones and quitting smoking is a great thing for both your mental and physical health! Thank you for your constant support and dedication to the Community! Keep up the great work!๐ŸŽ‰
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 day 19 hours ago
So so lucky to live here ๐Ÿฅณ. Iโ€™m so glad you have been able to spend some time outdoors Greg ๐Ÿ˜Š. I am also glad you are back here with us ๐Ÿคฃ. Missed seeing your posts! You are such an important part of this community ๐Ÿค—
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 6 months ago Commented 1 day 16 hours ago
Greg, still going strong and just about at your 2 year milestone. Wow, excellent work. I missed your posts as well, goes without saying that you are an integral part of this forum. My goodness, aren't we the lucky ones to be smoke free and enjoying the great outdoors without missing a breath. Feels wonderful doesn't it. I hope that one day we'll have a reunion, where we can all meet and celebrate our success together. Now wouldn't that be wonderful. Wether we're long time quitters or short time, doesn't matter, we are all part of a wonderful community who have signed on to help one another and put the money back into our own pockets where it belongs. Here's to continued success and good health. Cheers, Lucille.
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Quit 8 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 day 15 hours ago
Wow Greg you got to go camping after Labour Day? Thatโ€™s my dream. I bet it was quiet and beautiful! When I retire thatโ€™s what I want to do. Maybe I can volunteer as a park ranger for the fall cleanup crew. You lucky duck! ๐Ÿฆ†
Sabritas
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 day 14 hours ago
Good to know you have a great ๐Ÿ˜Š trips. Yes, you are right. We are lucky to live in BC.
sherdon
Quit 10 months 1 week ago posted 1 day 23 hours ago
Wow!! I've made it to 10 months. It's been an incredible journey so far. I've had to learn so many things - how to deal with stress without smoking, how to manage after meals without a cigarette, how to sit with a friend and chat while she's smoking and I'm not, to name a few. But I've also stopped smelling like smoke, stopped having a wracking, embarrassing cough, increased my lung capacity and no more standing in nasty weather to have a smoke. My diehard smoker husband, who always said he would go to his grave smoking, has told me he wants to quit too and is starting to substitute cigarettes with nicorette gum. I won't deny that the cravings still come and hit me pretty hard sometimes, but i just have to keep saying NOPE!
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QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 6 months ago Commented 1 day 22 hours ago
Way to go Sherdon! Congratulations on being 10 months and 1 week smoke-free!๐ŸŽ‰ So great to hear that you have learned so many valuable coping strategies throughout your quit journey! All of your hard work has certainly paid off. It sounds like you're enjoying so many of the amazing benefits to being smoke-free, your freedom, no more smoke smell, no more embarrassing cough, no more standing outside in awful weather and also an increase in your lung capacity! You must be so proud Sherdon, be sure to reward yourself for all the hard work you've put into your quit! It sounds like your determination to quit has inspired your husband to quit as well, yet another amazing benefit to quitting smoking! Keep up the great work and thank you for updating us on your quit journey! NOPE & all the best! ๐Ÿค—
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 day 21 hours ago
Congratulations Sherdon ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I am so sorry I missed this huge milestone a week ago โ€ฆ you hung in there and Iโ€™m so proud of you!!! This journey isnโ€™t easy, and even doubly so with a smoking spouse but you did it!!! Iโ€™m glad he is seeing the light too. If you lived close I would take you out for lunch to celebrate โ€ฆ you will have to settle for a really big virtual hug. Thank you for being a beacon of light for me too ๐ŸŒนโค๏ธ๐Ÿค—
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 day 21 hours ago
Congratulations Sherdon being 10 months smoke free. The benefits you mentioned is reminding me to stay on quit not to break my promises.

Hope your husband will decide to quit .

Cheer you up and keep NOPE
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 10 months ago Commented 1 day 20 hours ago
As I have said to you before sherdon, I am VERY proud of you. 41 weeks plus is nothing to cough about lol. I hope your husband follows your example of strength and perseverance. You are the rock.
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 6 months ago Commented 1 day 16 hours ago
Sherdon, only 1 month and three weeks and you'll have been quit a year. So so proud of you and happy to see that your health has improved and that you are persevering even though your husband still smokes. However, you've proven to him that if you can do it, he can too. They say patience is a virtue, and you have it tenfold. Never let yourself be thrown off by the nicodemon. Perhaps by giving your husband a helping hand you'll find you have what it takes to be an excellent mentor to him. Enjoy and continued success and good health. Cheers, Lucille.
Jeanne
Thinking about quitting posted 2 days 1 hour ago
I had 5 smokes yesterday which is probably about 3 less than usual. I read someone else's post about not being a heavy smoker and considered that to be my excuse as well. I will keep reading posts and hope that will give me the confidence that I can quit too.
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Thinking about quitting Commented 2 days 1 hour ago
Hi Jeanne!! Congratulations on making the decision to try and quit smoking. It's a major life changing decision but you can do it and deserve to be smoke free. Every single cigarette that you consume is causing damage, so smoking Less is reducing the harm but not eliminating it. You mentioned that you have reduced by 3 cigarettes per day, which is incredible and proves that you are able to do what you set your mind to. Try and remember the 4 D's each time your brain tells you to reach for a cigarette: DELAY- tell yourself not right now, maybe 15-30 more minutes. DISTRACT-get busy doing something/anything else to get your mind off it. DRINK WATER.- it will help with the physical craving and its also a distraction. DEEP BREATHING- 3-4 deep breaths will help relax you.
If you would like a Quit Coach please call us and we can work together on a quit plan if you'd like 1-866-797-0000.
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 2 days 1 hour ago
When you are ready, you will do it! ๐Ÿค—
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 6 months ago Commented 1 day 16 hours ago
Jeanne, it's the best thing you can do to lead a happy, healthy life. It may be difficult at first but well worth it. Just give it a try, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. One day and one step at a time. Hugs, Lucille.
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Quit 8 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 day 15 hours ago
Jeanne,
Quit now?
Or quit later?
Quit now!

That was my little poem to encourage you Jeanne.
๐Ÿ˜€Sabritas
Stanley
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago posted 2 days 3 hours ago
A little stressful from the new job as i can feel the pressure. Because the team is not meet the standard. I have a bit crave in the morning. I am trying to handle it nicely because i need to work. I also can feel the urge sometime. Hope the crave will over soon.

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 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 2 days 2 hours ago
Good luck Stanley!!! You can do this ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 6 months ago Commented 2 days 2 hours ago
You've come so far Stanley, keep saying NOPE. Congratulations on being smoke-free and on your new job! We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing a bit of stress. How have you been coping? Please remember, we here for you! Keep up the great work Stanley!๐Ÿค—
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 2 days ago
Hi Liz and QC,

I drove to the park and turn around. I donโ€™t want to break my quit. Not one puff ever is only way out even the stress is on my mind. I put back the money to my wife pocket and drinking some tea. Then I go on the forum to seek help. Hope I will not break my quit. It is a bigger challenge to me. I think I am able to overcome today.

Cheer everyone up and keep NOPE.
Stand firm to say no to nicodemon
sherdon Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 1 week ago Commented 2 days ago
Hi Stanley - we have trained ourselves to believe that smoking relieves stress. What we actually did was remove ourselves from the stressful situation for a few minutes by going somewhere to have a cigarette. As non-smokers, we have to find new ways to deal with stress. I deep breathe, relax my body or sometimes exercise (depending on where I am at the time that I'm stressed). Maybe you can sneak off to the men's washroom for a few minutes to calm yourself or go to the breakroom and have a drink of water? Stay strong. You've got this!!
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 day 23 hours ago
Thank you sherdon,

I am trying to take a short break to against the crave. Now I am feeling better. Hope I am able to stay on NOPE all day.
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 day 19 hours ago
Maybe you should put a patch on during the work day for now Stanley. No you donโ€™t want to go back to smoking โ€ฆ youโ€™ve come so far!!! Just let it go into the universe and continue on my friend ๐ŸŒน. Sending you a huge hug โ€ฆ I know you have the inner strength to make it happen! ๐Ÿ’•
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 day 18 hours ago
Thanks Liz,

It is good idea to put the patch on small dose during the day. I will try it out tmr.

I will not surrender.
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 6 months ago Commented 1 day 16 hours ago
Stanley, don't let the nicodemon destroy what you've worked so hard to achieve. It's not worth it and you are much smarter now then you were before your quit. Give him the old heave ho and send him on his way and remind yourself in the process that you and only you, have the strength to beat him. I believe in you and you'll achieve anything you set your mind to because you've proven it by going 4 months and 2 weeks into your quit. Hugs, Lucille.
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 day 15 hours ago
Thanks Lucille,

I hope I am able to overcome the crave and urge tmr.

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Quit 8 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 day 15 hours ago
Stanley
You CAN get through this.
Probably this is a hard transition going back to work. Now you can save more ๐Ÿ’ด money! Good luck tomorrow
Sabritas
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 day 15 hours ago
Thanks Sabrina,

Hope I am able to deal with it. I will try again tomorrow.
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 day 14 hours ago
I will not surrender. I know it is little set back today. I reviewed myself. I shouldnโ€™t give up. I will not do it again. It is smell. It also has stained on my teeth and fingers. I hate that three inches little things. I almost forgot the slavery days that I got hooked. I donโ€™t want to recall my addiction up again. Last time I failed because having few cigarettes. This time I wonโ€™t give the nicodemon a chance to control me again. I will take control my mind and not being obsessed by the demons tmr. I donโ€™t give in and I wonโ€™t do it. I will saying out loud I donโ€™t do it. It is a wrong message to let my junkies brain ๐Ÿง  know it is wrong signal. I hope ๐Ÿคž I am able to win the battle again tmr.

Good night everyone and keep NOPE
MichelleC
Thinking about quitting posted 2 days 13 hours ago
Hi. I need to quit vaping for urgent medical reasons but I don't feel ready.
4 Comments last reply 1 day ago
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 2 days 5 hours ago
Hi Michelle โ€ฆ give the Quit Coaches a call or message โ€ฆ they can help you figure out what may work best for you!! And we are here too if you need us โ€ฆ you can do this! ๐Ÿค—
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Quit 11 years 6 months ago Commented 2 days 2 hours ago
Welcome MichelleC and congratulations on thinking about quitting vaping. We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing health concerns, please let us know if we can assist you in any way. As Liz S has mentioned, if you are interested, the Quit Coaches offer free one-on-one support. We are here to listen by chat or by phone at 1-877-455-2233. As you know, quitting is very personal and you are the expert in your quit. You will quit when you are ready and we as a Community are always here to support you ๐Ÿ˜Š
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 10 months ago Commented 1 day 20 hours ago
Try to nip this thing in the bud BEFORE you have big problems. Just make an honest 200% try and see what happens. If you relapse, figure out why it happened. Then try again and again. Sometimes bravery takes practice.
Do this for you Michelle. We are proof that it can be done and you CAN do it too.
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 6 months ago Commented 1 day 16 hours ago
No time like the present Michelle. Just give it a try. What's the worse that can happen. As Greg said you can always try again. Don't worry, when you're ready you'll know, just don't wait too long as the longer you wait the harder it will be. Take it from a 40 year + smoker, it ain't worth it.
Zoerose
Quit 1 day 11 hours ago posted 2 days 14 hours ago
Had a lapse today and feel back into smoking. I have become a serial quitter. But I never want to have a day like today again. And I am going to use that as my motivation to get back on the wagon tomorrow. I really really do want to leave smoking in the past.
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Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 2 days 5 hours ago
Donโ€™t beat yourself up โ€ฆ just get back on the horse Zoerose. You can do this and every cigarette not smoked, is a win!! Sending hugs ๐Ÿค—
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Quit 11 years 6 months ago Commented 2 days 2 hours ago
Hey Zoerose, great job getting back on track. Quitting is a process and slips are often a part of the process. What's important is that you are not giving up on quitting. A mantra that can be helpful is: "Never quit quitting!" You can now closely examine the slip and determine what you might do differently next time, a great learning experience! Keep up the positive self-talk and motivation and you will certainly be leaving smoking in the past! Please remember we are here for you! ๐Ÿ˜Š
sherdon Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 1 week ago Commented 2 days ago
Hi Zoerose: Don't feel bad for multiple quit attempts. I too have had many attempts. Each day you don't smoke is a good day for your body so keep quitting!! We are here for you.
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Quit 1 day 11 hours ago Commented 1 day 21 hours ago
That is for the support. And yes next time before having a lapse I will log onto here first!! Forgot to mention also I am 22 weeks pregnant, so that is my biggest reason for quitting! Once I get pictures from my ultrasound, I am going to post them all over the place to remind me!! I really can not wait to leave smoking in the past. It has taken too much of my life!
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 10 months ago Commented 1 day 20 hours ago
The past is a moment away.
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Quit 1 day 11 hours ago Commented 1 day 17 hours ago
I like that GregD!! And definitely going to use the mantra never quit quitting!! Thanks everyone for the supportโคโค
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Quit 5 years 6 months ago Commented 1 day 16 hours ago
First Zoerose, congratulations on your pregnancy. That's a wonderful reason to quit now, while you're still young. Be a role model to your child. He or She are going to need you for a long time to come. If you need us we'll be here to support and encourage you, you won't be doing this alone and I'll guarantee that you'll have a healthy and full life with your new baby. Hugs and all the best, Lucille.
KC1982
Quit 2 days 11 hours ago posted 2 days 21 hours ago
Hello. I have been smoking for over 14years. I have tried quitting on several occasions and had succeeded before for 6 months, but then stressed happened and I used smoking as an excuse again. For my own personal health and the cost, I would like to quit smoking.
6 Comments last reply 1 day ago
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 2 days 21 hours ago
Hi KC1982 ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป The first step is picking that day to stop and you did it!! Congratulations as that is a big one!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ Please use this forum for support, or connect with a QuitCoach as they are an amazing support system. We are all here to help you succeed so donโ€™t be shy โ€ฆ read through old posts as well as we have all shared different parts of our journeys as well โ€ฆ Iโ€™m very happy that you are here ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒน
QuitCoach Stacey Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 3 months ago Commented 2 days 17 hours ago
Welcome, KC1982. As Liz mentioned, you have made a big step choosing to set a quit date and make it known out loud. This community offers a great amount of support if that is what you are looking for. You can choose to just read through posts, comment, or create posts like this one. We also offer free, one on one phone coaching that can help you through the process of quitting. 1-877-455-2233. We are so happy to have you. I look forward to hearing more.
~QuitCoach Stacey
sherdon Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 1 week ago Commented 1 day 23 hours ago
Hi KC1982 - Good for you for setting your quit day! The first little while can be a struggle so don't hesitate to post as much as you want on here or call the quit coaches. I called at 3 am one night when I couldn't sleep because I couldn't stop thinking about having a cigarette. Just having a person's voice on the other end helped calm me down. We are here for you!
Zoerose Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 day 11 hours ago Commented 1 day 21 hours ago
Well thinking about quitting is always the first step!!! Happy to hear you have made the decision.
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 10 months ago Commented 1 day 20 hours ago
There you have the motivation you need to end this viscous cycle of self harm. Yes it's not easy but together we can do this!! As you will discover, stress is still there regardless of if you smoke or not. Maybe even more so when you do smoke.
The positive is you have gone 6 months before and you have what it takes to get yourself there again, beyond that point is definitely doable, I promise.
Behind these words is a person who was where you are and who took things one craving at a time to start. Keep active mentally and physically if you can and slay this dragon with us.
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 6 months ago Commented 1 day 16 hours ago
KC, stress always takes hold wether you smoke or not. It's a given, but if you quit smoking you reduce it and
learn to cope with it. Give the quit coaches a call and formulate a free plan that will be extremely helpful to your quit in the long run. Take it one step at a time and remember to reward yourself everytime you succeed in staying smoke free, believe me when I say the benefits are totally worth it. Cheers, Lucille.
era
Quit 1 month 1 week ago posted 2 days 21 hours ago
Hello friends,

Reading the daily posts and replies on the forum has become my new favorite activity. This community offers wonderful support.

I'm still experiencing fatigue, so I live chatted with a Quit Coach who explained nicotine is a stimulant...it feels good to know that it's a common quit symptom.

Other positives include no weight gain and color in my face now...blood circulation has improved.

I'm still on the patch and I use it in combination with the nicotine lozenges which I find quite effective.

I remind myself constantly - Not One Puff Ever because that will cause me to smoke again, and then I will have to start the quitting process all over again, and that's just too challenging for me.

Good luck to everyone starting this journey...and congratulations to those who have remained smoke free. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months 3 weeks ago Commented 2 days 21 hours ago
Awe era I am so so so proud of you!!! Thank you for continuing to write in the forumโ€ฆ you are serving to help those following you on their journey. My heart is so happy when I see your posts!!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒน
QuitCoach Stacey Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 3 months ago Commented 2 days 17 hours ago
Hi era! 1 month smoke free under your belt. What a great milestone to reach. By recognizing the health benefits, you are truly living in the greatness of being smoke free. You are seeing that your blood circulation has already improved plus many other benefits are no doubt happening within your body as we speak.
I am sorry to see you are experiencing fatigue still. If this continues and you are concerned, no harm in reaching out to a health care provider.
I love the mantra, NOPE. Keep on telling yourself this. You have come a long way.
~QuitCoach Stacey
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 10 months ago Commented 1 day 20 hours ago
One month is absolutely fantastic! You are only starting to radiate the beauty you will feel each and every day. Be that person you know you are. Cheers
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 6 months ago Commented 1 day 16 hours ago
Era, keep smiling and remember to take time to celebrate the small successes you manage to accumulate day to day as they'll lead you to a long term achievement that one day you'll look back on and ask yourself why you didn't do it sooner. 1 month at a time , you're doing awesome and deserve to reward yourself for all your hard work. You are much stronger now than you were when you first started. I believe you're going to go much further and reach freedom in no time. Cheers, Lucille.