Shared stories

Real-life quitters below share their stories about how they successfully quit smoking. We hope their experiences will help you on your quit journey. Consider sharing your own story.

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I smoked for 48 years. Hard to believe that I've been smoke free now for 38 days. Have to say it has not been easy. Felt out of it...
I smoked for 48 years. Hard to believe that I've been smoke free now for 38 days. Have to say it has not been easy. Felt out of it for the first three weeks. Extremely tired all of the time. Still fighting that demon, but every day is getting better. Walking lots- up to 10,000 steps a day. Plus take the stairs up four floors to my apartment. 38 days ago I would never have been able to do this. Celery is my new best friend! Actually food in general is pretty awesome. Will tackle weight gain if I feel it starts to be a problem. Still have cravings every day, and miss the whole process of having a cigarette, but when the cravings get bad, I take a deep breath and feel thankful I'm stronger than they are. I'm actually starting to feel like a non-smoker which is pretty terrific. Know I'll always need to be careful, but the struggle is definitely worth it.
Submitted by hobi from Kelowna
I am hopeful.
I quit on January 1st, 2018. Four days so far. The patch and gum help. Keeping busy cleaning house.