- I decided to stop smoking because of my children and husband. I used to not hug them as often because I did not want them to smell me. I want to live many years and enjoy my family.
- —Guest Darlene
Are We Just Stupid? No, Just Addicted
- Yes, smoking seemed to help with stress, relax or just put an end to a long day. Never smoked in the house, car or at work. Never smoked in the morning but only for a few hours in the evening. It is the only relax time I have so it is the hardest to give up. Been smoking for 25 years. It doesn't help with stress or any other issues as it raises your blood pressure and depletes your oxygen. "Are we just stupid", no just addicted. Good luck to all. Been 10 days so far for me. Some days easy, some days hard.
- —Guest Sheri
I Found New Interests
- Almost 2 months of no smoking and I am walking 3 miles every other day, dancing ceroc/jive 3 hours every Wednesday evening and am tackling my out of shape middle section... Thanks to this site and the wonderful words of encouragement I will look forward to my 58th birthday in Crete without Nick O Teen :o)
- I'm on my 10th week think I'm doing ok, but already notice a big change in my life and every day things, the urges are less. I'm done with cigs after 25yrs as a smoker. I'm free of that filthy habit. Life, here I come.
- —Guest steve
Fully Commited to Quit Smoking
- I just quit smoking about 9 hours ago. I have been trying to quit smoking seriously for a year. I know this was the last day I smoked a cancer stick. I am looking forward to running on my treadmill and getting my yellow teeth bleached back to the beautiful white they once were. I am on a patch plus a prescription and listening to motivational CDs to keep me in a positive mind set. I smoked for 17 years. I want to be free now -- not have something outside of myself control me. I want a healthy lifestyle and want to be the person I see in my mental vision of a smoke free workout 7 days a week, taking my vitamins daily, drinking my vegetable shake. I'm clean, smell good... this is the life I have always dreamed of. I need this change. I want and need victory over the chains of this horrible addiction. I can say that I am committed to staying smoke-free for the rest of my life. I am going to take it one day at a time -- one minute at a time -- one second at a time. Whatever it takes I will do it. Thanks all.
- —Guest Iesha Seattle
16 Years this August!
- After many tries, the quitting stuck. I am so glad not to be an "old lady" smoker. I'm sure I've avoided a lot of unnecessary illnesses through the years. Keep quitting until the quitting keeps!
- —Guest lorna
Being Able to Say I'm a Non-Smoker
- I have only quit for 3 days, but I love saying that I am a non-smoker and how proud I am of myself for finally getting real and quitting.
- Nicotine will not make me go outside in the cold, rain, wind, heat, any weather. Nicotine will not keep me from hugging my dad because I don't want him to smell me too close. Nicotine will not make my breath stink. Nicotine is the only reason I smoked. When I break it down, I do not like lighting a stick, getting ash on my work clothes, smelling bad, inhaling smoke or any of the other parts of smoking. What I do like is nicotine. I only like that because it told me I do. So, I'm now nicotine free, and have control over my actions instead of a drug having control over my actions.
- The self respect and dignity of accomplishing something that is very hard to do!
- —Guest Redpoodle
Still Planning...and Wishing to QUIT
- I'm a 43 year old male. Contracted to smoking cigarettes for a whopping 28 years. I smoked for these purposes: to feel stylish, to be in the league, just have something to dabble with, an automatic partner. I feel addicted... now I feel like quitting due to health 'n wealth. I am still a slave to cigarettes... but not for long, I promise. I love this "QUIT SMOKING SITE". The testimonials here have given me tremendous strength, insight and knowledge on quitting. I'm already feeling drawn in to become one of you - a winner. MY CONTRIBUTION: All of us 'current smokers' are already quitters. We quit during our sleep... yup, we don't need to wake up every hour just to puff and then sleep, do we? Dear fellow Smokers, I suddenly just realized this. And I already feel positive feelings - the governing strength to quit. I truly thank this great site... I LOVE THIS PLACE.
- —Guest Joseph P.
2 months Down
- 2 months since quitting now. Find it hard to fill my time but just keep on going.
- —Guest Phil
Feeling Better in the Morning
- I am on 2 years and 2 months since my last cigarette. In this time I have experienced many benefits. Not feeling bad in the morning anymore is my favorite part. I also like the self-esteem boost that comes from what I consider to be an incredible accomplishment. Oh, the money and breathing is nice too.
- —Guest tombastian
- After a year of 'trying to quit' I finally, genuinely, have 11 weeks and 1 day (almost 3 months!) 100% nicotine free under my belt. I never thought I could make it this long, but each day that goes by the more fearful I am of ever smoking again because I love what not smoking is doing for me so much. The lifting of the 'mind fog' you hear about is really happening for me now - I am making changes right across my life in terms of my health, fitness, career and relationships. It is revelatory and life-changing. It wasn't easy at first but it truly does 'get greater later'. Newbies please hang in there - it is so, so, so worth it. The physical benefits you feel (like being able to breathe, exercise harder, not coughing and actually smelling & tasting) are seriously just the tip of the iceberg!!
No Stanky Clothes
- I've only been cig free for three days, but I had the greatest joy this morning knowing that the sweatshirt I wore for the first time monday would NEVER smell like smoke, that none of my clothes will smell like smoke again. One of the instant gratifications of not smoking.
Freedom at Last...
- I never thought it would be so hard to quit smoking, because I was a closet smoker and only smoked about 5-7 cigarettes a day. Well, I quit smoking 22 weeks ago, and still think about it often. The thing I think about daily that prevents me from going back is definitely the freedom I have gained from quitting. When I was a smoker, my life revolved around when and where I could have my next cigarette. I was a slave to it, and didn't even realize it. That thought process is hard to get rid of though, so I do still think about it. But at least I don't act on it now - instead, I am so grateful that I don't have to worry about that anymore, and eventually the thought passes. Maybe one day the thoughts will go away completely!
- —Guest nmebert