im starting my stop smoking day tomorrow , how long before I stop all together?
Hello, today will be my first attempt to stop smoking wish me luck!!!
I am not sure what you are asking?? It is a good idea to read others' blogs here to find their experiences. Quitting smoking is a process, not an event - so your ultimate freedom from addiction may not be the same as someone else's, though. Here is a blog that outlines what to expect: What To Expect In The First Four Months.
Hope this answers your question!
"im starting my stop smoking day tomorrow , how long before I stop all together?"'
A ) The moment you stop smoking all together .
Let me explain .
From the day you get rid of all your cigs it's then a process as Young at heart mentioned . Nicotine will be out of your body relatively quickly but you may find that healing the emotional aspect that kept you bonded will take time , effort and work on your part to get over . So there are imo physical craves , emotional craves , and wants . How long it takes to be quit for good is an individual journey. It comes down to when we make the decision to not smoke no matter what.
Congrats today on choosing the best thing you can do for yourself.
If you are in it to win it , it won't matter how long it takes , because you want to be quit forever . Your reasons are good ones to stay the course . Staying quit , just for today everyday will give you your forever quit .
Welcome to the Ex. So today is your quit date? If you haven't done so already, educate yourself about nicotine addiction and create a quit plan. My EX Plan | BecomeAnEX Read posts on this site to gather information on quitting. There's lots of support on this site from new quitters to long term quitters. Reach out anytime you need encouragement or to share your experience. Just reach out. We're here for you.
Congratulations on making the Best Decision of your life! Stick with it and within 2Months you will have whole days when you don't even think about a sickerettes!
Is this a quiz? You'll quit altogether once you want to quit altogether.
For me? One day, after a planning period of a few months.
Do you have a plan?
If I was asking the question you asked...I know what I'd mean by asking it: when I quit, when will I know that I can trust myself not to go back.
The answer to quitting is and has been the same for a long time now--you quit one day at a time. Not anyone of us can control tomorrow, next month, next year. Learning to deal with quitting one day at a time is a big enough job to take on.
Welcome to Ex. You now have a community that will stick with you for as long as you wish it to.
I have 600 days quit tomorrow. I smoked for 50 years... like chimney. On August 11, 2019 I literally begged for help (I am a Christian) and my prayer was answered. I took it one day at a time in the beginning. However, I got very active on the old Quitnet website. Having support from other ex-smokers is so important, in my humble opinion. Attitude is very important too. I have COPD so when you cannot breathe, nothing else matters! (Quote from the American Lung Assn.)
Read every post about quitting that you can. Ask for help when you need it. I feel complete now without a cigarette and I understand much more about the addiction to Nicotine now. I always told myself “I could quit any time I wanted to...” which was not true at all.
If anyone wants a quit buddy, I’m your woman! LOL I like helping others quit! I want to “give back” for this wonderful miracle that I received!
Have a great smoke free day! Rosemary
Welcome to NON SMOKER living IF YOU CHOOSE - YOUR free will CHOICE - I am ONLY talking about ME - this is MY witness story - I sucked on DEATH for 38 YEARS - I tried quitting since 1988 and I finally surrendered January 6 2011 with MY admitting complete defeat - I am a born again believer since November 6 1986 and I still tried EVERYTHING on MY own - just one more idea - and I would NOT quit smoking - so I tried AGAIN and again and AGAIN - to do it on - MY OWN - I was SUCKING ON 50 DEATH STICKS A DAY - even while reading and studying the bible at home studies - I did get down to 2 - 3 DEATH STICKS a day and then just go buy MORE - I couldn't quit on MY own since 1988 - I did patches - I did the nic gum - I went to seminars on weekend's - I quit for weeks or couple days and I ALWAYS ended up back on 50 a day - SUCKING ON DEATH - finally I fell to MY knees and prayed - Dear Jesus if YOU don't take these cigs from ME I will smoke them until I drop dead in Jesus name amen and I went to bed and on January 6 2011 COLD TURKEY QUIT- ONLY by God's grace I NEVER TOOK ANOTHER PUFF EVER over ME - and I have been on this RECOVERY from NICOTINE ADDICTION since October 2010 reading blogs and educating MYSELF about MY NICOTINE ADDICTION - I came on this site and at whyquit.com BECAUSE it was SUGGESTED by the elders here to go there and watch the EARLY DEATH video's and Bryon video saved ME and brought ME out of MY lieing to MYSELF and for 9 YEARS - I come and be of HELP to some ONE hete to BELIEVE - if I can NOT TAKE ONE PUFF over ME so can YOU - YOU DECIDE for YOUR self ain't NO one gonna CHANGE YOUR MIND but YOU - YOU gotta desire in YOUR HEART just for YOU - live life OR death - ONE DAY AT A TIME - that's MY witness STORY and please read the bible for YOUR self in - 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verses 1- 4 and BELIEVE in YOUR heart that Jesus died for ALL YOUR sins and was buried and HE rose AGAIN from the dead - just for YOU personally - BELIEVE in HIS death burial and ressurection for the FREE gift of eternal Salvationplease take what HELPS and let go of the rest - to be HELPFUL is MY only aim - thank you
Since tomorrow is your quit date, then tomorrow is the day you stop altogether!! Good for you!!
It’s as simple or as complicated as you care to make it. I had lots of wasted time and failed quits before I “got it”. Ultimately, those failed quits will cost me my life because I ended up 20 years later with severe emphysema I might have avoided had my first quits stuck. But it is what it is. When I finally “got it” (that quitting involved NOT smoking), the rest was relatively easy.
If we don’t take that FIRST puff, one day at a time, it is physically IMPOSSIBLE to fail...
If we don’t take that FIRST puff, just for today, we are absolutely, positively, 100% guaranteed to go to bed a WINNER tonight.
It really is, exactly that simple. (Don’t take that FIRST puff, even if your A dash dash falls off!)
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