The aim is to help you get you into accepting and implementing changes in your
thought process when you are craving a cigarette so that you can walk through it
or step around it empowered.
This Post Is From 2011
I quit Jan. 21 2010... cold turkey
Today - February 17th, 2011. My FIRST try. I've smoked for 25 years and I"m so tired of thinking about quitting. Like most, I've been having this conversation with myself for at least 15 years. I had issues yesterday trying to even imagine quitting today and didn't think I would make it 15 minutes after my first cup of coffee and it's 1:30 pm. So nervous I smoked 2 packs yesterday instead of 1. But actually I haven't had a cigarette since 8:00 pm last night. So far, so good. I'm just happy I've made it this far. I didn't think I could even do that. And so far the urges have not been bad at all. BUT I don't want to be complacent about this - I know big, bad urges will come at me. Wouldn't it be wonderful to actually quit on a very first try? Funny, but yesterday, when I signed on to register, etc., the top blog post was jonescarp's about this first time group. Good timing or what? It did give me some encouragement. By the way, I started Wellbutrin (same as Zyban) two weeks ago and have read Allen Carr's book. Not using anything else.
Good Job You Two
This group was founded just for you
I quit my first attempt and that was over 4 years ago
This is very possible
I believe the secret to this type of success is turning your mind when you get a crave
I used music but you can use exercise or nearly anything you love or have always wanted to do.
this is a new chapter in your lives
Think of something you always wanted to do or accomplish and fill your extra time with new thoughts.
when you get a craving? laugh,
this will unfocus your mind from the fixation on a cigarette
any urgent questions just post on my page
There is no luck involved with this
be happy. You are on your way!
Go study the statements at the top of my page.
These are affirmations from my 4 years of experience smoke free.
My quit date is 3-24-11 I am planing on using the patch. This is my first attempt at quitting smoking. I started smoking when I was 12 years old. I am 26 now. My reasons for wanting to quit are #1 It is too expensive, I am wasting money buying cigarettes while my family is in debt and struggling to live pay check to pay check. #2 I am worried about the future health problems that will be caused by my continued smoking and also the cost of medical care assoicated with smoking. #3 I want to set a good example for my children. I want them to know that smoking cigarettes is not cool and quitting can be done. Also I am not the type of person who belives in the saying " Do as I say not as I do." I think kids follow in their parents footsteps and grow according to the example they are given, so I want to live my life the way I want them to live theirs.
I am 44yrs. old, I was 6yrs old when I started smoking in the tunnel where I lived at 6. Me and my sister tried it and loved it. I don't know if it was because are parent's were so strict or we were being rebellious. Now I wish I never started smoking it's the worst thing I ever did. I have emphazyema and COPD, I also have heart problems and anurysms, I also had 2 strokes. If those aren't a good reason to quit I do not know what is.........lol. I need everyone's HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just started using this site and I do not know if I am doing it right or not, so someone PLEASE let me know if I am or not.
Hi there. My name is Holly and I am 34 years old. I have smoked 21 years and this is my first time quitting. I have always felt that I can only be successful if I "want" to quit and up until now, I have not wanted to, so never attempted.
My quit date is Saturday, June 4th. I am doing much planning and research in prep for that day. Smoking has been a part of my life for a VERY long time, so I understand that this prep time is absolutely necessary to succeed. Right now I have 4 packs of cigarettes left, and on the count-down to my last puff. So, the plan is to quit cold turkey this Saturday.
Wishing everyone luck. I am thrilled to see there is an online community! I am sure I will need all of the support I can get in these coming days, months, and even years. And hopefully I can be the support others need as well.
I will no longer follow a cigarette!
I'm Jonas. I've never really quit before. My quit date is 11/1/12. Right now I'm trying to figure out how and when I smoke. It seems to be mostly unconcsious on my part. I just light up automatically at work. Someone on this site suggested that I make my office smoke free and that's what I'm going to do. Right now I've made a deal with my kids that I won't smoke in the house anymore. I was using my garage/work room and my home office as smoking rooms since my kids aren't allowed there. Going outside should help since I usually don't have time to stop what I'm doing. My friend that told me about this site said to have only enough packs to last to my quit date so I threw away a carton. I'm really determained to do this. My daughter is still a baby and when she lays with her head on my chest she says that I growl like our dog. My blood pressure is up. I don't plan on using any medication but maybe I should. Any thoughts?
This is day 1. I went to a 4 week class in my community and am going to use lozenges. I have told family and friends, most of them don't smoke so, I have lots of support. I'm scared but excited.
My Welcome To New Members (10 Years Of Watching)
I'm Lisa. My quit date is set for February 11, 2017 and I am using the patch and lozenges....
Feb. 6, 2017. 40 + years of smoking. Been cutting back for a while now, but I want to put them down totally.
When people get to around 5 or less the physical addiction kicks in. Those receptors have a pain threshold. :-)
So stay in touch as it's the time I suggest you quit rather than trying to go down one per day to zero as you are in withdrawal more time than necessary.
The nicotine leaves your body in 72 hours. There's 2-3 weeks of symptoms
Where Does It Come From?
My second time around is 01/31/2017. I am using patches.
You know the drill. :-)
Hi, my name is Lisa. My quit date is February 11th and I'm using the nicotine patch system and lozenges. I've been smoking for 30 years, and it's really time to quit...
Chantix starting on Feb 13, quit dates Feb 20.... both Mondays. I am a bit of a serial quitter so I haven't quit in a couple years. This will be my best chance. I am joining here and maybe a personal coach.
Hi cig_poet. Good for you. I get the serial quitter thing. I didn't tell many people because I was embarrassed. I am on day 12 and started with the patch but went off of it 4 days ago because I'm so allergic to the adhesive. This time I am telling myself, and really believing, that smoking did NOTHING to improve my life. That addiction to smoking is just something that the tobacco industry convinced us is true and that people should suffer when they quit. I know, crazy, right? But...it seems to be working. We are here for each other and this site is the support I needed to help me be successful.....finally!!
Good morning all!!!
Have found a possie new addiction....Beignets. I have never been to New Orleans, so I have nothing authentic to compare to....but had to try on Pierre 39. So I'll have...just one...will power..and my fav...spiced chain tea. And I want to sit in Marilyns room!
I quit January 28, 2017 and I use lozenges.
My Quit day was September 17 2016 and i used Chantix, guess i was afraid to go it alone but after i started i was really glad i had that extra boost....i been a smoker for over are you ready for this over 40 years ugg. So now that i really think about it yuk.....i can't believe i smoked all that time well do to some health issues i needed to quit and chantix was what i decided to try. When i sit and think about it i was addictive to cigs and i'm now working away from that addiction....But chantix helped me along the way and i followed what the elders said to do alot of reading but i think alot of reading did help to.....so it is coming to allmost 5 months and i stopped the chantix about 2 months ago. I Decided chantix got me that far and thanks to the EX i will continue on through my addictiion with the all my EX friends.
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