Easy Way To Quit
- I too read Allen Carr's book The Easy Way To Quit. Get it from the library for free or order it on Amazon.com used for a couple of bucks, it will be your best investment ever. I am 2 weeks no smoking and had smoked for over 30 years. I really do not think about them because I have made up my mind I am done, but this second week my stomach is really sick, this has been the worst of it for me so far, but I refuse to feed the nicotine monster. Read the book people it will be so much easier for you I promise.
- —Guest Kim G.
Not as Bad as I Thought...
- 35 years old as of yesterday and more than half of my life was spent smoking daily. I started when I was 17 and have not had any success with quitting. Allen Carr's Easyway did really help me..in the sense that I took my time reading it and kept smoking. I read and reread and let the brainwashing wash away. I quit cold turkey and the first couple of days were awful. I am 6 days in and ashamed to say this is the longest I have ever made it without a cigarette. It's so disorienting to stop doing something that has been such a integral part of your life for so long. And every time I think to myself that I am tired of thinking about smoking I remind myself that I thought about smoking just as much when I WAS smoking, planning everything around that next cigarette. The only difference now is I don't have the nicotine in my system. IT IS GETTING EASIER THANK GOD!! I agree so much about letting yourself experience the cravings and having support! SO important!!! YOU CAN DO IT AND SO CAN I :)
- —Guest jennifer
One day at a time
- i am out 6 Weeks. The first days were the hardest for me but with the help of why quit.com I was able to understand the laws of addiction and the videos explained all my symptoms and gave me the ability to go one day one crave at a time. I have now gone some days without a craving or thinking about smoking. But today is a bad day that's why I am writing this. One day at a time and my personal resolve to never take another puff.
- —Guest Jb Jones
Its Not Easy
- But its easier than dealing with premature death and unnecessary disease. I don't want to end up in a hospital bed due to a chronic illness, kept alive for years in a prison-like terrible quality of life, eagarly anticipating a loved one's infrequent visit, watching terrible tv shows. I'd rather deal with learning how to live without smoking again.
- —Guest Tim
Almost 4 Days
- It has been hard but I'm not going to be a slave to smoking. I've tried before, but this time I have a strong will power to succeed.
- —Guest godfrey
- I stopped smoking yesterday and I am very moody (that is the part I don't like). I know that I can do it, I have even heard the discouraging words from my mother saying "You're not going to be able to do it" (discouraging part is nothing new, that's just Mom). 25 years of smoking and I am only 37, but everyone's responses give me hope, and My Health means everything to me..Its time For Action. Words get you nowhere, but Action keeps You Alive!!
- —Guest Chasity
- Hi all just wanted to say how much all these comments are helping right now. Smoked for 2 years (I know that's nothing compared to some folks) but don't know why I even started as I've had asthma since I was 16. I'm now 23 and the last few months have been difficult. The first time I tried kicking the habit was 2 months ago, but most I went was 10 days and the withdrawals just start again in a repeat cycle which has not been good. The cravings aren't that bad for myself it's really just the anxiety which is effecting me badly. It's at its worst at night when I feel my heart is pounding out of my chest along with the sweats. I know I just have to ride the storm and I've become a member of a gym to get myself fit and healthy, but these posts are truly inspirational. As lonely and upset as I'm feeling I really thought I was the only one going through this and I'm feeling more positive than ever. :)
- —Guest Bryan
One Day at a Time
- I first started with cutting down. I smoked about a pack day, and gradually trying to be aware of how much cigs I was smoking. Today I woke up sick and tired of counting how many cigarettes I'm smoking and making sure I don't go over 8, so I decided not to buy anymore today and just go cold turkey. I feel fatigued and not able to think clearly, but not really craving a cigarette. I understand I have to deal with this one day at a time, and deal with the withdrawals as they come. I guess what makes it hard is that I have to be at work, and trying to be alert is extremely hard. I'm determine to win this fight, though.
- —Guest A.Stevens
- Read Allen Carr's The Easy Way To Stop Smoking. He will open your mind to new concepts and help destroy years of brainwashing every smoker has endured.
- —Guest Mat
You CAN do this.
- Today it has been 1 month since I smoked a cigarette. This is the longest I have ever quit before. It has been especially challenging as my wife has been quitting with me. I can't believe the number of ways smoking used to affect my life. To anyone who is reading this, you CAN quit smoking.
- —Guest Chris
This Web Site
- So glad to find a site like this. I find it encouraging, and just knowing your not alone helps a lot!
- —Guest Robin
Faith and Prayer
- It has been a long hard 3 weeks, but with faith and lots of prayer I think this time might be successful!
- —Guest exkcsmoker
- I smoked a pack of smokes on and off for 30 years. I decided to quit yesterday after church when a dear friend came up to me and told me she was concerned for my health since I recently lost my husband and would pray for me that God would give the the will power to stay smoke free.
Help Quitting Smoking
- I've been smoking for 38 years. Quit once with the patch for about 6 months. Was up to 3 packs a day lately, and desperately wanted to quit. Had decreased smoking to 1/2 pack a day, but was on my way back up. Trip to see old family and friends coming up, decided to get my teeth whitened. Dentist didn't tell me that no smoking for 72 hours because the "pores" of the teeth are open and if you smoke, or drink coffee, or dark soda or red wine, etc., and if you do, then your teeth will be worse. So, instant motivation - who wants to spend that much money and have your teeth look worse. So, motivation + motivation - so far so good. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Thanks!
- —Guest MaryT
This Too Shall Pass
- I started smoking when I was 13 and now I'm 31. I quit 5 weeks ago and the anger and depression seems to be the biggest withdrawal symptoms that I've had to deal with! Hoping I'll feel better soon. Good family and friends that support you no matter what you're going through are the best! And stories from other quitters. When I'm feeling sad I repeat over and over in my head,"This too shall pass", take a deep breath and cry if I have too. Good Luck everyone:)