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Mikey1983
Quit 1 week 1 day ago posted 6 days 9 hours ago
I have lung disease and have smoke on and off for many years... I am 40 next year and I am feeling the effects on my lung health... I am an avid outdoorsman and would like to still be able to breath for hikes in the great outdoors! I have no choice but to stop. Thanks for all your support!
3 Comments last reply 6 days ago
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 years 7 months ago Commented 6 days 7 hours ago
Welcome Mikey1983 to the QuitNow Community! So great to have you join us in your quit journey! You are making such an incredible positive choice for your mental and physical health! Thank you for sharing your story with us, being an avid outdoors man and wanting to improve your breathing for hikes will be such a great reward to achieve for the hard work you've put into your quit! We are here to support you along the way, please feel free to reach out via the forum, online chat or by phone at 1-877-455-2233! Wishing you all the best in your quit!
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 6 months ago Commented 6 days 6 hours ago
Mickey, it’s time to take your life back and to not have to worry what the future will bring. By taking an initiative to quit, you stand a very good chance of doing just that. We’re here to help in any way we can. So reach out when you’re feeling overwhelmed and read what others have written here to get ideas and tips that will surely help you. The first week is always a challenge but if you stay positive and work at it you’ll be well on your way to freedom. Hugs, Lucille 👍👏🙋‍♀️🎗🚭
TammyT Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 week 1 day ago Commented 6 days ago
We have the exact same quit date and time. Best of luck to you !
TerryTeo
Quit 1 week 6 days ago posted 6 days 13 hours ago
7 days knowing I feel better not puffing toxic chemicals and off the vape too because I know it is a blessing to be able to breathe in clean air. Praise God.
2 Comments last reply 6 days ago
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 years 7 months ago Commented 6 days 7 hours ago
Way to go TerryTeo! Congratulations on reaching your 1 week smoke-free milestone and on also being vape-free! These are such amazing accomplishments, you must be so proud of yourself! What a priceless gift you have given yourself, the gift of better health and being able to breathe in clean air! Keep up the great work TerryTeo, you are putting in a ton of hard work and now get to enjoy all the fantastic benefits! Be sure to reward yourself for your dedication hard work! Wishing you all the best!
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 6 months ago Commented 6 days 6 hours ago
Congratulations Terry, getting through what we call Hell Week will help you move forward and give you peace of mind. Keep it up and remember to reach out when you need to. Hugs, Lucille 👍👏♥️
TammyT
Quit 1 week 1 day ago posted 1 week ago
Hi everyone. I woke up this morning and finally put the patch on. I have the willingness to not smoke today ! I am a 5-year cancer survivor and the guilt of smoking is a heavy burden on me. I have smoked since I was 14 - I will be 40 this December and I am so done. I want more energy, I literally hate everything about smoking but it's very hard to just up and stop. I'm going on this journey of not smoking just one day at a time... So far so good :-)
4 Comments last reply 1 week ago
Quit Coach Linda Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 8 months ago Commented 1 week ago
Hi Tammy, welcome to the QuitNow community and congratulations on your decision to quit smoking! We are so happy to have you here with us. Sounds like you are ready for this big lifestyle change and you have already put the patch on and are quitting today, that is so awesome! You are very motivated to quit for many reasons and we believe you can do this! With your positive mindset and your willingness not to smoke today, you are heading towards a wonderful smoke-free life. Please know that you are not alone in your quit journey and we all want to help you in any way we can. You may contact us anytime if you have any questions or would like some support. You may also read the previous posts to get more ideas and tips on quitting. We love your plan going on this journey one day at a time! Keep going strong. You are doing something remarkable and each day that you are not smoking is a great benefit to your overall health. Thank you for joining us today and we look forward to hearing more about your journey! 🤗
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week ago
That’s the spirit Tammy. Just take it one day at a time and do the best you can. You’ll have many challenges but with the help of our community you’ll soon feel able to meet them head on. We’re so happy to have you share your journey with us and we’ll do our absolute best to help you succeed. Hugs, Lucille 👍👏❤️🙋‍♀️
Jeanne Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year ago Commented 1 week ago
You definitely have the right attitude! I smoked through my cancer and all the treatments as well and hated that I was doing it. The time may seem to go slowly at first but before you know it you will start to think differently and those nasty things will be in the past. I wish you all the best in your journey.
TammyT Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 week 1 day ago Commented 1 week ago
Thank you everyone for your encouragement. It is greatly appreciated :)
angie803
Quit 4 years 3 months ago posted 1 week 1 day ago
I'm 55 years old,quit 4 years and 3 months ago but still chewing nicorette gum....alot.Have also started drinking 2 glasses of red wine every night since Covid.I rarely drank when i was a smoker...feel as though I've switched one crutch for another....ugh
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QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 years 7 months ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
Hello angie803, congratulations on being 4 years and 3 months smoke-free! You must be very proud of this milestone! We are sorry to hear you are going through a challenging time. It can be helpful to remind yourself that using nicotine replacement therapy is the safest way to consume nicotine. They deliver controlled doses of nicotine and do not carry the toxins and associated health risks of smoking or vaping. As you may know, using nicotine replacement therapy is much safe than smoking. If you're looking to make changes to your NRT gum use please know we are here to support you! Feel free to give us a call if you'd like free one-on-one support at 1-877-455-2233 or through our online chat. For more information from an expert regarding NRT use long term or concerns regarding alcohol use please consider speaking to your health care professional to ensure you are getting expert information! Keep up the great work Angie at remaining smoke-free! We wish you all the best in your quit journey!
capricorn Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 1 day ago
When I replaced the word “crutch” with “control” I Let go. I stopped being so hard on myself and realized I’m not super human. Life’s difficult but I was making it even harder by being dependent on something. Best of luck to you.
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week ago
Angie, one step at a time. Just focus on your quitting smoking. Everything else will fall into place when you’re ready. No pressure, you’re in charge. Hugs, Lucille 👍👏♥️🎗🙋‍♀️🚭
TerryTeo Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 week 6 days ago Commented 6 days 13 hours ago
I like to buy big bottles of chocolate milk.
capricorn Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 months 3 weeks ago Commented 6 days 2 hours ago
Chocolate milk 😂 ok now I gotta go get some chocolate milk...
MandyB
Quit 2 weeks 3 days ago posted 1 week 2 days ago
I quit cold turkey, I get no more cravings and been keeping busy,doing amazing one week down ❤️🥳
2 Comments last reply 1 week ago
QuitCoach Sunetra Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 5 months ago Commented 1 week 2 days ago
Nicely done, MandyB!! !! You are very determined about this quit and you got this. Enjoy the freedom and all the benefits that you have as a non-smoker. These benefits are just beginning. Continuing to use the strategies and your positive mindset can be super helpful in this journey. We wish you all the best moving forward and hope that you have been able to reward yourself for all your hard work dedicated to remaining smoke-free!! 🤗❤️
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week ago
Congratulations Mandy, that’s very impressive. You’ve got this. Hugs, Lucille. 👏👏👏
blessed owl
Quit 2 years ago posted 1 week 3 days ago
Hey guys, so today is 2 years since I quit smoking. It's such an encredible gift that any smoker can do for themselves is just quit smoking. I would say I'm in a much better place now since I stopped smoking. My life transformed quite a bit during this couple years. For anyone who just starts this journey I would say to not give up. It's totally worth it and it will make your life better in so many ways. I'm still looking forward to what I will get out of this endevour, but so far it was pretty good. Good luck everyone! I will post updates here from time to time.
2 Comments last reply 1 week ago
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 years 7 months ago Commented 1 week 2 days ago
Wow blessed owl! Congratulations on reaching your 2 year smoke-free milestone! You must be so proud! Quitting is indeed an amazing and priceless gift that we are all capable of achieving! We thank you for sharing your story with us, you are such an inspiration to those seeking to quit and those working to remain smoke-free! Your words of support, kindness and determination are fantastic! Wishing you all the best in your new smoke-free life, please continue to update us on your journey! We love hearing from you!
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week ago
2 years smoke free, congratulations. Be sure to reward yourself as you so deserve and thanks for sharing with us. So proud of your accomplishments. Keep it up. Hugs,🙋‍♀️👍👏🏆

Mickey Lo
Quit 1 week 5 days ago posted 1 week 3 days ago
The BC Lung Association, many years ago used to put out a kit (it was a mail out then) which had a questionnaire about your smoking habits. The questionnaire helped to identify which aspect of smoking you were most addicted to so that when quitting, you focused on that aspect as a priority rather than trying to address a half dozen aspects that were addictive about smoking. The questionnaire identified 5 different categories of smoking addiction. It was very accurate, it identified that I was addicted to the act, the handling, watching the smoke....lighting them, putting them out etc, which is exactly what I am addicted to and have always known this about myself. What I am wondering is (since I'm struggling with my quit after 10 yrs smoke free) is ...... has what I am addicted to changed, and this is why I am struggling so badly this time. Does anyone recall this kit or questionnaire?Thx.
2 Comments last reply 1 week ago
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
Mickey, sorry I don’t remember the questionnaire as I never really paid attention to anything to do with it before I quit smoking. But thanks so much for sharing this as it sounds just about right. The addiction gets stronger and stronger the longer we smoke. You’ve taken the initiative to get help from the forum however and we’ll be here to encourage and support you through your quit. Welcome to our community and look forward to working with you. Hugs, Lucille 👍❤️🚭🎗👏
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 years 7 months ago Commented 1 week 2 days ago
Welcome Mickey Lo to the QuitNow Community! Great work being mindful regarding triggers that you are currently facing. Quitting and remaining smoke-free is certainly a process and it is normal for triggers to change as time goes on. We do offer a helpful guided workbook called the Smart Steps Booklet. It can be found by going to the following link: https://quitnow.ca/sites/default/files/2022-06/QN-SmartSteps_Gen-2022_r3b.pdf. You can also access the booklet by going to the heading Home > Helping Others Quit > Supporting a Loved One > Downloads
The Smart Steps Booklet includes helpful charts such as : The Benefits and Costs of Tobacco and
Nicotine Use , Understanding your Nicotine Use: Cigarette Tally Sheet, What Could You Buy
with the Money You Currently Spend on Smoking or Vaping? etc. If you’d like some material sent to your home address or are seeking one-on-one caching please don’t hesitate to reach out at 1-877-455-2233! We are here to support you!
rob5783
Quit 1 week 4 days ago posted 1 week 4 days ago
I wanted to try free hypnosis witch lead me to this I see it's a nother scam from the Canadian government
2 Comments last reply 1 week ago
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 years 7 months ago Commented 1 week 4 days ago
Hi rob5783, we are so sorry to hear you are feeling this way. You may address any questions or concerns to quitnow@bclung.ca or through the “Contact us” option at the bottom of the page. We thank you and appreciate your understanding and wish you all the best in your quit. Take care.
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
Not a scam Rob, but a community that works together towards a mutual goal, quitting and remaining addictive free. However you are entitled to your opinion and we respect it. Congrats on your quit, 1 day and 9 hrs. is great. Lucille. 👏👍🚭
Florence
Thinking about quitting posted 1 week 4 days ago
I started smoking as a teenager but only at parties which I continued mostly throughout my twenties then started to manage anxiety in my thirties but still not smoking daily. Started smoking daily in my forties. I have just turned 70 and am smoking about 15 cigarettes a day which is more than I've ever smoked
2 Comments last reply 1 week ago
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 years 7 months ago Commented 1 week 4 days ago
Welcome Florence to the QuitNow Community! Thank you for sharing your story with us. We are happy to hear that you are thinking about quitting. We are here to support you along the way and wish you all the best on your quit journey!
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
Florence, please take time to read what others have posted here about their quits and educate yourself on all the pros and cons of smoking. I will say the benefits far outweigh the problems with quitting. When your prepared to make a decision please let us know, as we’d love to help you succeed and reach freedom. Though difficult it’s entirely worth it. Hugs, Lucille 👍🤗🎗🚭
Jan Johnsen
Quit 5 days 12 hours ago posted 1 week 5 days ago
Smoked for 60 years
2 Comments last reply 1 week ago
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 years 7 months ago Commented 1 week 4 days ago
Welcome Jan Johnsen to the QuitNow Community! Congratulations on setting a quit date and following through! Please let us know how we can best support you as you prepare for your upcoming quit! Wishing you all the best!
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
Jan, it’s never too late to quit. Prepare yourself for a bumpy ride but one that will definitely set you free. A good way to prepare is to cut back on the cigarettes you smoke each day. Then the day of your quit get rid of all smoking paraphernalia so that you won’t be tempted. Read all the tips and ideas here on the forum, drink plenty of water, practice deep breathing and say NOPE (Not One Puff Ever) often. Read Allen Carr’s “Easy Way to Stop Smoking” and if you like give the quitline a call at 1-877-455-2233 to formulate a plan. Welcome to the forum. Lucille 👍👏🚭🙋‍♀️
TerryTeo
Quit 1 week 6 days ago posted 1 week 5 days ago
I just finished over 24 hours without a smoke and after the app quit sure enlighten me about smoking being constantly on your mind.
Just the vape to stop but I hardly use it. So I feel reborn and I want to thank all of you here especially the coaches.
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QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 years 7 months ago Commented 1 week 5 days ago
Way to go TerryTeo! Congratulations on being over 24 hours smoke-free! So great to hear you are already making changes to your vaping habits as well! Keep it up and please be sure to rewards yourself for all the hard work and dedication you've been contributing to your quit! We are so happy to be apart of your quit TerryTeo! Wishing you all the best!
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 3 days ago
Wow Terry, way to go and continued success. We’re always here for you should you need us. I know you’re going to succeed. Remain positive and reward yourself with the money saved. Congrats, Lucille. 👍👏♥️
ratdog
Quit 2 weeks 6 days ago posted 1 week 6 days ago
Please unregistere me from this most lame and cumbersome program!!! What a waste of tax dollars!!
4 Comments last reply 1 week ago
Quit Coach Linda Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 8 months ago Commented 1 week 6 days ago
Hi ratdog, we are so sorry to hear about this experience. You may address any questions or concerns to quitnow@bclung.ca or through the “Contact us” option at the bottom of the page. We thank you and appreciate your understanding and wish you all the best in your quit. Take care.
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 6 days ago
So sad rat dog. Good luck with your quit.
DianneE Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 years 11 months ago Commented 1 week 6 days ago
That's too bad rat dog. Thousands have benefited and quit just because of this program and appreciate it for what it is, a support program for those who need it. Last time I looked, no one is chained to the site and need not visit it ever. Why not try that approach? Rather than criticizing what has helped so many. Good luck in your quit.
capricorn Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 months 3 weeks ago Commented 1 week 6 days ago
What’s lame is taking your withdrawal out on a program that’s trying to help you through it
capricorn
Quit 2 months 3 weeks ago posted 2 weeks ago
The only things I truly have control over are my thoughts and my behaviour. By letting go of trying to control everything else, I have regained control of my freedom. ❤️
4 Comments last reply 1 week ago
Quit Coach Linda Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 8 months ago Commented 1 week 6 days ago
Wow capricorn, what a wonderful accomplishment! We are so glad to hear that your quit is going well and you are enjoying your smoke-free life and freedom! Isn't it wonderful! It really is a great feeling, and yes, the freedom from addiction feels so good. You got this! Congratulations on being 2 months and 1 week smoke-free. You are doing amazing. Keep up the great work and the positive mindset. Cheers to your continued success! 🤗
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 6 months ago Commented 1 week 6 days ago
Congrats Capricorn. Excellent work and continued success.
DianneE Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 years 11 months ago Commented 1 week 6 days ago
You are so right capricorn, it is so freeing not to be tied to that d....mn stick. Way to go on 2 months, keep it up!
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 11 months ago Commented 1 week 4 days ago
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
ratdog
Quit 2 weeks 6 days ago posted 2 weeks ago
Bit of a pain in the butt to have to sign in with your e-mail and password every time you want to visit site. Am I doing something wrong? There should be a “remember me” option when logging in. Thoughts?
3 Comments last reply 1 week ago
Quit Coach Linda Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 8 months ago Commented 1 week 6 days ago
Hi ratdog, we are so sorry to hear that you have to sign in with your e-mail and password every time you want to visit our site. Please know that there is an option to pre-populate your username and password on the sign-in page. If you would like more information or if you have any technical or web-related questions, please email quitnow@bclung.ca. You may also call us at 1-877-455-2233. We will be happy to assist you in any way possible. Congratulations on being almost 1 week smoke-free! We are so glad you’re here and we want to thank you for joining us today. We look forward to hearing more about your journey! 🤗
ratdog Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 weeks 6 days ago Commented 1 week 6 days ago
I called the number and they didn’t know anything about my question and could not refer me to any technical help! My phone has no option I can see to repopulate email or password??
TerryTeo Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 week 6 days ago Commented 1 week 6 days ago
You may need to upgrade your phone or computer I use Google to remember my password and email so it's just a couple clicks to log in. Cool things about this site you can get notification when someone comments on your post. I hope you reconsider and stick with us.
Bengineering
Quitting in 5 days 11 hours posted 2 weeks ago
I hate that I smoke but God does quitting actively hurt my daily life. I get so irritated and frustrated so easily and I worry constantly. I genuinely feels like there's no escape
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ratdog Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 weeks 6 days ago Commented 2 weeks ago
It does get better!! I quit once for 2 years … till a week moment suckered me on again!! Hang in there!!
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 years 6 months ago Commented 2 weeks ago
Ben, nothing says you can’t succeed. The proof is in the pudding. Read the previous posts from people like yourself who have. In the two weeks before your quit, try to cut down on the amount you smoke. It will make it a little easier on you to prepare. Welcome to the forum. Hugs, Lucille 👍❤️🤗🚭
Quit Coach Linda Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 8 months ago Commented 2 weeks ago
Bengineering, please know that we are here to support you and you may contact us anytime. Welcome and congratulations on your decision to quit! Quitting smoking is a big change in our daily life and we may have a range of emotions as our body and mind are working hard on adjusting and healing after quitting. It may not be easy but with some support and a good plan in place, it is completely doable and it will get better and easier with time. You can do this! There are many ways to quit and you may read other posts to get some ideas and tips on quitting. You may also discuss with your doctor or pharmacist about nicotine replacement therapies or quit medications if you choose to use a quit aid. Keep us posted and let us know how you are doing. Thank you for joining us today and we look forward to hearing more about your journey! 🤗
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 11 months ago Commented 1 week 4 days ago
Yes, we can all relate to how you feel … chasing not the craving all day every day. Life will be so much calmer when you move forward with your quit …stay connected and stay strong! 🤗