- I have smoked since I was 15 and I am now 27. I realized that if I loved myself than I would take better care of my health. The cigarettes ruined my breathing which limited my physical activities. I decided to quit cigarettes one day ago and already I feel better. I even went for a walk today to help me with the cravings. I want to take care of myself. For a long time I felt no one loved me but today I have learned to love myself and trust in God. Good luck
- —Guest Teresa
It's Only Been Three Months?
- Seems like I quit years ago, its been three months and two weeks. My family and friends don't even ask me anymore about how it's going. I feel great and I'm proud of myself, thanks for the help!
- —Guest Gill
I Quit Before My Heart Does
- This is my 18th day of smoking free life. I am proud of myself and sure that I will continue this fight until the end. Victory will be a better and longer life.
- —Guest Ahmad
One year, Two Months SMOKE FREE....
- Amazing and the longest I have ever gone...quit many times....My choice...this is the last time! My children bought me a bike to ride...instead of smoking...been saving my cig money with an automated account...to spend when I am ready...education of smoking is very reinforcing and helps the silly voice inside justifying "just one more cig"....All you have to do is make the choice... to smoke? or not? A conscious choice is the beginning...the rest is here for your knowledge and support...it works!!
- —Guest cathy
How Much I Appreciate LIFE
- After 26 years of smoking cigarettes, the best part about quitting is the amount of time I have left on a daily basis to spend with my best friends. My daughters, my wife and myself. I wake up every morning and I am free, I am not a slave, I breathe, and the best of all, I smell life. It takes such a long time to ruin your surroundings with this habit. I did not know until I finally quit. My car, my clothes, my hats, my garage, all of them smelled so bad; however it took me just a few weeks to clean it, refresh it and make it free of smoke.
- —Guest Al Mendoza
Stronger Lungs, More Energy
- I'm 53 and have smoked on and off most of my life. Quit, started, etc. I needed to quit this time as my body told to do so. I have been smoke free now for 16 days. They say 3 days, 3 weeks and 3 months are problem children. They are right. I have had the urge to buy a pack of smokes and go to town. Each and every time I remember what my body has been telling me. I committed, and I know it will be tough, but like all of us who quit smoking, I have so much more lung capacity, taste smell and most of all- energy. Good luck to all us!
- —Guest Falcon
I Smell Better!
- Am 35, I basically quit smoking on 11th November 2011 for the sake of my family. My wife usually complained of the smell once I got into the house, and my four year old boy always when I want to play with him got upset by the smell. i used to feel embarrassed and ashamed of myself. i am glad to meet you, you have contributed a lot towards this. Thanks for the email course on this site.
- —Guest Garba
So Many Reasons
- 3rd and last time quitting! My main reason: It wasn't fair to my 6 year old that smoking was taking my time away from him! I was tired of him asking me when I'd be done smoking, so I could play with him! Other reasons are my health, more money, no more embarrassment! I always felt ashamed when people saw me smoking in public. No more! I hated smoking. I hated the way I smelled, and the taste in my mouth. I don't have to worry about that anymore! I've been smoke free 8 days today!
- —Guest taw9580
I am so proud of myself! :)
- I am on Day 17 and I feel great! I am 41 and have smoked for about 25 years. I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and I want to be healthy, set a good example, and live a long, happy, healthy life. This site is wonderful and has helped me so much! Thank you to everyone! :)
- This will be my last time quitting, I hope. I have quit many times and always start back. My Mother's Birthday is 11/11 so I decided that would be a good quit day 11/11/11. My Mother died of lung cancer 8/18/99. I feel as if my Mother is watching and helping me this time. I wake every morning and just say I will not smoke today maybe tomorrow but I will get thru today.
- —Guest LeeAnn
Pros and Cons
- Of course, the pros outweigh the cons of quitting. Can't really think of any pros of smoking other than relaxation. The thing I like most is I don't smell like a ashtray nor does my car. If I want to kiss my husband I don't have to worry about that offensive cigarette breath - dog breath. There are lots of positives for quitting. It helped me to sit down and write out the pros and the cons, you may be surprised, try it! I have quit many times with the longest being 1 year while I was pregnant. I always found myself looking for an excuse to start back and I did. It didn't take much, I was looking for a reason. Today is my fourth day smoke free and it has been the hardest so far. I'm off from work today and trying to stay busy around the house. As far as eating, there's no difference there. The cravings go away after a few minutes, but return soon after. Pray I'll keep fighting the urge and concentrate on the benefits of being smoke free.
Not Having the Daily Cough
- I have been smoke free for 2 weeks today. I love that I don't have the nagging cough and the wheezing in my chest now. I smoked for 23 years and I am going to keep fighting this addiction!
Easier to Breathe
- I've smoked for 42 years and have been quit cold turkey for just 4 days now. I actually feel as if I can breathe easier than before (I have COPD). My biggest problem is boredom. I never realized how much time smoking took away from me. This site and these posts have been a God-send and have has helped me each minute of the day. Thank you.
I Can Breathe!
- I smoked for 37 years and have quit for 6 weeks. I can BREATHE and am no longer a SLAVE!
- The feeling of breaking a very long addiction and being very sure about it has given me a brand new outlook on everything.
- —Guest Paul