Did you quit smoking nicotine cold turkey?
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Hi all and well done on your achievements. I am 53 and had been smoking 20/day since I was 17. This time last year my head was in the right place (probably for the first time ever) to give up for financial and health reasons. So I went cold turkey, and am amazed at how easy it was, I really don't miss it! Gob smacked really?
Benefits? I thought I was ok whilst smoking but I can now walk further without puffing, my pulse rate is better, more frequent and I DON'T STINK OF FAGS anymore. I also have £150/month more in my pocket. Guys - it's been an all round win win. DO IT.
I made it!!! One year today!!! Thank you so much to all of you for all of your loving support and the tough love on the days I thought I would cave. To all the newbies, stay on this site this is by far the only reason I have made it this far by everyone's support so keep following - it does get easier even in the darkest moments when u feel like just giving up! Stay strong
And just breath....... Xo
I wrote this on the a magnetic white board on my fridge last year. It still remains today, a little wore off, but still there, reminding me ...
365 days nicotine free! Collecting my gold feathers. NTAP :-)))
Thank you for your website, you were instrumental in saving my life. Your website was my life line for those first few months. I never even logged off, I just kept it running. As of today I have not had one puff ... zero puffs. I know I can never have another puff. And it is still sometimes hard.
Three months after I quit cold turkey, on the date above, I had a series of 3 heart attacks, had a triple bypass, died once on the table, and in ICU 2 more times, had an out of body experience, went to the next life (yes, it does exist), came back, in a coma for 5 weeks, and lived to tell about it.
All of this before my 50th birthday. Had you not helped me quit smoking just 3 months before, Im sure I would have died and not come back. Because of my 30 years of smoking a pack a day, 70% of my heart is damaged and beyond repair. I'm grateful every day for my 30%, and for your website that I give all the credit to in helping me quite smoking cold turkey. I had never tried to quit before, but you helped me quit the first time, and even though I didn't know it at the time, you helped to save my life, literally.
It does not seem like enough, but please accept my sincere thanks.
Gold in the air! Yup today marks a year. Thank you all! I am no longer a slave and will always be grateful To the newbies, I can honestly say that in the past six months I can count on one hand how many times I have actually desired nicotine. What a blessing that is. NTAP
One year without touching a cigarette today!
Ok, I made it!!! Today is ONE YEAR without smoking!!! Thank God for this site!!!! NTAP!!!!
1 year ago...I slain the dragon!!! I've never looked back except to acknowledge the quit. I remain forward focused...the future is mine...not my addiction. I'm free...NTAP . Thank you to all who supported me...it was a team effort!!!! The fight continues...but I'm armed and ready...onto Gold x 2!!!!!
Today I am GOLDEN! I thank everyone for the encouraging support for the past year. I look forward to my new free life. If I can give just one piece of advice to anyone that is new, coming back, or just struggling, BELIEVE! Believe in yourself because YOU CAN do it. This is an amazing site to come to when you are wagering. The information and people sitting on the ready to help you thru are phenomenal! If you are here you are in the right place. Thank you everyone!
Tricia Varner Clark
Thank you so very much Joel, John, Joy, Joe and Sallie and all the rest of you Wonderful Turkey's for Sharing your Knowledge and your Amazing Support without you all I would not be here today Celebrating my Gold Anniversary. NTAP
One year today. After 40 years of smoking and at the end nearly 3 packs a day.
I was just reading through some of the posts in Turkeyville and trying to remember how I was feeling at that stage. Three days... I was sweating it big time. I remember one of my tactics back then was to try and get to bed as early as possible hoping that I could escape the cravings through sleep. At one week it was somewhat easier I suppose because the nicotine was gone, but I still thought about cigarettes constantly. At 1 month I was probably just a little better than at 1 week. By 3 months I started to feel stonger. At 6 months I was pretty confident that I had it beaten. I know that for the first 6 months I always thought about smoking during my morning shower. It dawned on me today that somewhere in the last 6 months that stopped. And I haven't woken up in a cold sweat because I had just lit up in my dream (so real!). So thanks to Joy and John and all my other fellow turkeys for sharing. And thanks so much to Joel for making the educational materials available on-line at no charge. If I can make it a year you can too!
Well I made it!! One year free and clean today!! I really never had a doubt. Something is different this time, I really do not even have a thought about smoking anymore. Don't misunderstand, I know without a doubt that I am a recovering addict and will ALWAYS be in recovery and for that reason I will guard my quit like Fort Knox. But I think I am OK.
Thanks for all the help in getting me here I know that in the beginning I could not have made it without your help! For all the newbies, hang in there, read, read and read some more and don't forget to take deep cleansing breaths. You too will be here before you know it!!!
Today is my one year smoke free anniversary.
Today is exactly 365 days since I quit smoking. One whole year! Feeling healthy, happy, calm and quite proud of myself.
As of 8-8-12 I officially became a Never Take Another Puff non-smoker. I relapsed prior to that date because, just like Joel says, if you have a drinking problem other than being a true social drinker it will interfere with your resolve. It was when I realized I had a drinking problem and never took another sip lol that I remained a non smoker and non drinker for a year plus.
I recently got certified as a wellness coach and want to focus on helping others who want to quit. I still can't believe I achieved this but your website was a pillar in this change, equipping myself with the truth has really set me free! Thank you xoxo
... Non-smoker since 8-8-12
Wow I can't believe another year has gone by without the controlling powers of nicotine. I am so thankful I found this site. Not only did it change my life but it has added such quality to it - it's so hard to describe. Many many thanks to Joel and all the people here. I couldn't have done it without you. I still live by 1 = ALL and that is a commitment to myself I WILL NOT BREAK. I check in every week to keep my quit strong but I know it unbreakable. I can't thank WhyQuit.com and Freedom enough for showing me the way out of my addiction.
If you are at the beginning of your quit stay strong because it's incredible living your life without being a slave to nicotine.
NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF!!!!
It's been over 1 year 7 months since I last smoked and according to my tracker 17,352 cigarettes not smoked. I just wanted everyone to know that it is possible, to take one day at a time and to one day wake up and not think about smoking even once!!!
What really helped for me was accepting that I wanted a cigarette but not all the others that came with the one. It was the best piece of advice ever. By not trying to deny how I felt or what I wanted made me finally able to rationally look at my smoking (after the first few days!!).
I don't know what made me think to post on this site today, its not an anniversary, or any particular event in my life. I guess I felt an overwhelming need to say a sincere thank you to the site, for all the videos, for everyones stories with their struggles, thoughts and hopes. You all inspired me. I hope someone can read this and be inspired too, to realise that quitting is possible, but also that quitting and being happy day to day is possible too!!
I have to say that while I've thought about smoking on occasion, I have not had the desire to smoke in a very long time and the physical and emotional changes are amazing. Thank you all again.
Happy at Gold
Today I've been a non-smoker for 1 year. Never dreamed I'd get this far, but here I am. Now I feel like a non-smoker, and not just someone who's trying to quit. Anyway, thanks for all the good advice given by everyone here, and good luck to all who are struggling to quit. Just stay positive and strong willed and you can't fail to succeed.
I can't believe I've been smoke and nicotine free for 12 months today ... it's gone so fast !! NTAP
I do believe I may have turned GOLD today!! One Year Free and Healing!!! Eternal thanks to all of you here for your unending support - every singe one of you!! :) x
One year today!!!! Never never never going to go through that again!!!! NTAP
365 Days!! Gold!! Today 1 year of quitting smoking cold turkey. I quit September 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm. I went & searched the internet & found this site. Thanks everyone for the support. NTAP!! My daughter Christine Walters Walls 101 Days!! Have a great weekend!!
Cynthia Kay Conner Pursel
Today I celebrate 10 years of Freedom! Thanks to WhyQuit.com and to Freedom!
I am so comfortable in my non smoking life that sometimes I just forget that I used to smoke. I did for 21 years of my life. I had a rough process at first, caused mainly by problems not associated to smoking that seemed bigger, felt bigger, for having to deal with them in the middle of the quitting process. But I did it...
Knowledge is Power - that's one the most important lessons learned; it is important to read and know why you smoke, because you like it? No way! Because we are addicts and the chemicals in cigarettes affect our brain. Is that obvious? Not to an addict! So reading about it, reading about constant withdrawal, about what helped others to overcome triggers, that gives you the most important tool to remain nicotine free.
In my case, having the support and solidarity of a wonderful community helped me walk this path ONE DAY AT A TIME.
So don't you ever think you are alone, or that this addiction is smarter than you. You are the smart one, educate yourself! And know that quitting is possible....just don't take a puff, not today....everyday.
Thanks, Joel, John and each one of you who lead the way and walked beside me. God bless you!
Woohoo!! So proud of myself!
- Free and Healing for Ten Years, One Day, 14 Hours and 9 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 380 Days and 13 Hours, by avoiding the use of 109608 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $22,372.68
1 year ago today at 8:00 PM I smoked my last cigarette. The journey hasn't always been easy, but it's been incredibly rewarding. When I started this I weighed almost 200 pounds and would get winded climbing a flight of stairs. I snored loudly at night, in fact I probably had sleep apnea and my blood pressure was dangerously high for someone my age. Now I weigh 170 pounds, I run between 4 and 7 miles 5 days a week, I'm in the best shape I've been in since I was in my 20s and I feel great.
I don't post much but I would like everybody to know I grateful I am for the education I received from this site during the early day's of my quit. IMO this is the most important stop smoking cession instruction you can receive any where in the world. When I find out somebody is quitting the first thing I do is point them to Freedom, it will literally save lives.
Big milestone for me today, I'm now at one year.
Flowers from my hubby to celebrate my first YEAR nicotine-free today! Yay!
Catherine Van Aken
You guys are the only ones who truly understand. Yesterday the 14th I celebrated one year of quit. It was a high day for me turning Gold. I could n't have made it without 1 = ALL.
Thanks for all of your support. I couldn't have done it without you. I remember I was so addicted to nicotine at one point I would search around the entrances of malls looking for cigarette butts when I was down and out.
The first time I tried to quit I threw out nearly an entire pack of cigarettes and told myself that was it. I only made it 3 hours before I was back at the corner store buying more. I kept trying though. I'd fail, then I'd try again. It took a month before I made it to the 72 hour mark where it starts to get easier. Then it turned into a week, a month and before I knew it I made it a year and I hardly ever think about smoking now.
You are doing the world a great service with your website. Keep doing what your doing.
Happy Birthday to me!
I'm 2 years puff-free!
But I look 10 years younger,
And many more.....
I quit smoking one year ago, as of today. This feeling, it is not unlike pride.
A year of life free from nicotine, and to celebrate we have ordered a new boat - can't get much better than that! A big thanks to all the supporters over the year.
Be encouraged all you newbies - just remember - never take another puff - and you'll get there.
Day 365 for me today. Finally on the podium for my first Gold! Thanks all!
Day 365 for me - If I can do it, you can too!
Mary Chatterson Perham
Was very excited this afternoon when I realized today was my year anniversary. I think about smoking so little now that it did not dawn on me until late in the day that my quit is still going and working and that today is truly a very good day for me. This past year has flown and been so much easier than I expected. I wish I would have found this site sooner, it truly has been a source of support for me.
Three-six-five. One year! No cigs AND am back to pre-quit weight! It's all good. ★
Today is a milestone day for me, a day I have been reaching for for awhile now. I am very proud of myself because it is an achievement I thought was not reachable. I proved myself wrong. Exactly one year ago today I decided to never take another puff!!! I have had one full trip around the sun without nicotine
After 40 years of cigarette smoking, I smoked my last cigarette on May 20, 2003. My quit has remained successful for the last 10 years. No relapses. no desires. I owe much of this success to WhyQuit.com. I had tried every method known to mankind to give up cigarettes prior to my successful quit. All except one. The secret to success: Cold Turkey.
Once it became firm in my mind that I could not quit by torturing myself with small amounts of nicotine, I found the firm resolve to quit. At that point I resolved that there was not a power on earth that could cause me to smoke. Even if threatened with death, I would choose death before I would choose to smoke a cigarette.
Each week of that first year, at church, my family members who still smoked would turn around and look at me. I would hold up 1 finger and say, "Not 1 puff!" They've all but one quit since. You see, power is contagious.
I had found the reason why smokers couldn't quit. They don't quit. They torture themselves instead by rewarding themselves for short periods of abstinence with a cigarette, thereby maintaining the nicotine addiction, and torturing themselves even further until they finally give up.
I have since personally counseled many acquaintances on quitting cigarettes. My advice, in simplified form: Cold Turkey; WhyQuit.com.
I have one thing I would like everyone working towards, ultimately, their GOLD, to know. There's an even greater reward than that. One that takes a few more years and took me totally by surprise. I do not now remember ever having smoked. It's like before I had ever put that first cigarette to my lips. Temptations? The only temptation there could possibly be for me now is that original temptation that I succumbed to 50 years ago. And having gone through the fire once, there's not a power on earth that could make me smoke again.
It is my desire that you post my note wherever you see fit on the site, as possibly a further encouragement to those now in the midst of one of the hardest things they'll ever do. It would be alright to include my email address, if you felt that to be appropriate.
Smoked 33 years. Quit cold turkey a year ago today. DON'T TELL ME OR YOURSELF YOU CAN'T DO IT!
Today I am one year off cigarettes. One year that I got to taste the freedom that is mine and everyone who is reading this birthright. My journal goes over the benefits I've had from not smoking so I won't repeat them here. Rest assured though that reclaiming my freedom is THE best thing I have ever done. And I anticipate it will get even better as I continue to heal. I think most of us remember our first cigarette. I was nervous it was going to make me choke and cough and embarrass me in front of my friends. I don't remember too much else about those first ones. I was a certified chipper in the early days. I smoked only on the weekends when drinking and clubbing. I really could take it or leave it so I thought and I thought it would always be that way.
What I really remember though is when I realized I was addicted. To me this is even more important than the first cigarette. It was the day the shackles closed on me and the beginning of 15 years of bondage. I had just returned from being deployed on the USS Belleau Wood (RIP) and I had been smoking Marlboro Reds (strong!) on nearly every break. I clearly remember being back in my room with a half pack of reds on my desk. I suddenly got that itch in the back of my mind. Like something was missing and only one thing could solve it...so of course I smoked one and that made it better. That was probably my first cigarette I smoked because I had too. Honestly, most of the tens of thousands I smoked after that one were involuntary as well. If I could go back in time I would visit myself on that day and have a heart to heart. All that wasted money and time for a drug. For willful slavery. Now I see on tv and the radio advertisements for E-Cigs. Fools I say. You are still enslaved. Still beholden to a drug. Choose freedom. Perhaps a bit uncomfortable in the beginning but inarguably better.
But today I'm celebrating. Life is all about choices and living with the consequences of your decisions. One year ago I made the decision to arrest my addiction to nicotine and I've kept the promise I made to myself to NTAP. My life has improved immeasurably due to that decision and believe me when I say it has been the single most liberating thing I've ever done. Thank you to everyone who has posted in my journal, John, Joel and all the supportive folks out there who provide this service free of charge. It truly makes a difference in helping those with motivation find education to keep their quits going.
To everyone who is struggling with a baby quit please believe me when I tell you it gets better. There will come a time when you don't even think of cigarettes.
One year ago today I arrested my dependency to a drug that had controlled my life for 15 years. With the help of this site, education and determination I've kept the promise to myself to Never Take Another Puff.
I will be king
One year today! What a journey! Best thing I've ever done for myself.
I cannot believe I am here. One year smoke free. What a difference a year makes. It seemed so daunting this time last year when I finally decided to stop. I remember being so sick and tired of smoking. I hated everything about smoking but yet I kept lighting up. Then once I had stopped my junkie mind kept trying to tell me that I really enjoyed smoking and one cigarette won't matter.
But I knew better, I read all the information and I under stood the Law of Addiction and that everyone gets that "just one cigarette" feeling. But I know it was my mind playing tricks.
I still remember those feeling of wanting, no craving a smoke. No matter what I was told about craving only lasting 3 minutes it felt like they were constant. I did everything to try and distract myself and "cure" the cravings. Gum, fruit, sweets, water. Going for walks, sitting down, standing up and of course I read and I posted.
The first few weeks I think I posted every hour on the hour. Just to explain how I was feeling, and every time without fail came the words of encouragement. Strangers that I do not know helping me, telling to stick with it, describing what they are going through and how I can stay strong.
In the year since I quit I have changed job. No one knows that I ever smoked. It has been commented it on more than once that I always have a bottle of water in my hand. When I explain it is something I started when I quit smoking, I get the universal response, "you don't look like a smoke." And they are right I am not a smoker any more.
So to all you newbies I hope my journey can provide some light and what I know seems like a very long tunnel. But stay strong, follow the advice and I hope to see you all here in another years time.
Just remember, it is simple, NTAP.
It has been almost exactly one year--at 2:45 am on Sept 5, 2012 I quit!!! I can't believe it -- and neither can my friends and family! I've had some rough spots along the way, but with the help of this awesome support group I have made it this far! Thank you!!!!! NTAP!!!
Mel Hatch Douglas
One year today I quit !!! Happy as can be !!!
Kevin Mc Taggart
Thanks to you all especially the great Joel, today I celebrate my 365th non puffing day...Earth made a full cycle around the moon and meanwhile I did not smoke a single puff. Everyone can do it, just do it, never take another puff!
HOORAY for ME!!! My name is sam, and I am a nicotine addict. I have stopped nicotine for 10 years, 3 hours, 39 minutes and 18 seconds (3653 days). I've not smoked 109595 cigarettes, and saved $20,132.62 based on the cost of a pack in 2003.
10 years ago, while reading at WhyQuit.com I finally got it!! With a cigarette burning in my ashtray, I read for the umpteenth time the Law of Addiction, and I GOT IT!! I put out the smokes, trashed the pack ... washed all the ashtrays and after 32 years of smoking, started on this journey to FREEDOM! It was tough, but I knew lung cancer was tougher watching my dad. It was depressing, but I knew COPD is more depressing watching my friend. It was a struggle for sure, but not the struggle to recover from a stroke like my mother. And it was so very frustrating, but not nearly as bad as the frustration I saw in my uncle's face as he tried to talk without a voicebox.
A special place WHYQUIT.COM, an education to quit smoking FREE, and the most amazing bunch of quitters on the face of this planet. A simple little phrase has saved me: Just for today, I will not smoke, I can always smoke tomorrow. Come Learn and be Free with me!!
Sharon A Mullings
One year nicotine free! Thank you everyone for the motivation. In the past 12 months I have lost 30 pounds. I can now enjoy what I for so long only dreamed about, like riding my bike and not get tired to the point that I felt like I was dying. Thanks to the fact of me quiting I got me a new car a new bike and I feel so much stronger . We need to help more people,make them see what their missing
I just wanted to tell you I'm going on year two now! Quitting was very difficult for me as I live with smokers so temptation was/is always there. It took a few tries but I finally did it and your website had a lot to do with it. I tried Nicorette and those stupid losenges but it was through your site that I realized cold turkey was the way to go. I just wanted to thank you for your assistance.
As of 8/20/13 at 1:30 PM, I am ONE YEAR smoke-free!! I made it to GOLD!!! Woohoo! A year ago I couldn't even imagine making it this far. It seemed so out of reach back then, almost impossible. How was I going to get through stressful situations, long drives, work, parties, etc without cigarettes? How was I going to overcome my NEED for a smoke every morning, once I get into the car, a couple more if it's a long drive, a few at work, when I get back into my car and a few more during my commute back home, then one every couple hours or so and finally another before bed at night. Oh, and I "needed" one after every meal I ate. How was I going to get through that craving?
Crazy how our junkie minds think. I also live with smokers and a lot of family are smokers as well. I didn't know how I would get through it, having them smoke around me everyday. They smoked in the house and right next to me in the car. It was so hard at first but, I decided to face it right off the bat. That's life, I'm always going to have to be around other smokers, wether it's at home or out on the street. It's up to me to stay strong and be a smart turkey. I was finally fed up with cigarettes taking over my life and found the courage and determination to quit BUT, things really turned around for me when I found this group.
I've been pretty quiet on here, more of a lurker I guess you would say but, even just reading the info provided and everyones comments/stories/experiences/etc. has been enough motivation to keep me going strong. I honestly don't think I would have made it this far without WhyQuit. I know I'm not quite home free yet as I still run into triggers from time to time (I just survived my first smoke-free camping trip this past weekend) but, I will always protect my quit. I am confident in that.
Thanks again to everyone on here for all the support! For the newbies, hang in there! It is definitely possible!!! Just take it day by day! We can do this! NTAP!!!
August 22nd 2005 10:00PM
After visiting WhyQuit.com for over 80 hours during August 2005 and learning about my addiction, I sat in my chair on the back porch and smoked my last cigarette. Now just shy of 8 years later I came across my journal I kept as I started my journey to freedom.
It reminded me of the countless times that I had failed and the resolution I had that I would die a smoker. Without the people and support of Whyquit.com I don't think I would be here to type this note.
From the bottom of my heart I say thank you! Cold Turkey really is the answer. NTAP!
I just want to say THANK YOU for your website! I have been smokefree since May 10, 2012. I smoked for some 25 years. I had tried everything and couldn't quit! After endless trys, I found your site. It helped me reading all the stories, but most of all the timeline of what happens after you quit. there is so much information on your site that every time I wanted a smoke I would refer back to the info. When everyone asks me how I did it I refer to your site! So thank you for saving my life!
Glad to be a non-smoker!
RC Gubala - Tallahassee, Florida
Ten years ago I found WhyQuit and Freedom. I remember thinking how silly it seemed that I must never have another puff ever. My previous quits had lasted no more than three years at a time. After that interval, I had considered myself cured and had tried a puff, often with no further smoking for months, then for weeks, then for days, and then right back into my addiction. Even so, it did not occur to me that the one puff always triggered the relapse.
By 2006, I felt cured. This time, however, I remembered the sites, and avoided that first puff. Now I have stayed away from nicotine for ten years. Last year I survived a pulmonary embolism caused by clotting from abdominal surgery. Would I have survived if I had the weak lungs of a smoker? Doubtful.
Anyway, thanks for your site. It has already given me one more year of life. And, yes, I get it now about Not One Puff Ever!
My day today ONE full year nico free! Doing fine, alot better with the new meds. I can just say and repeat repeat COPD is a horrible disorder. It breaks you down bit by bit dont wish this on anybody. The sooner one quits the better. It took me by surprise and very quickly, all of a sudden I battled to climb stairs. The coughing was horrendous. Pleased to say that I don't cough anymore. Go well and nico-free.
David McLane quit April 22nd 2008 after 40 year pack-and-a-half a day dependency. WhyQuit gave me the essential knowledge to stop my nicotine insanity. I hardly think about it anymore, except relief that the thing doesn't dog me a bit anymore.
I have been free and healing for 1 year today!!! I absolutely love being an ex-smoker!!! The most important lesson I have learned, is the Law of Addiction.
I am a 39 year old man who runs upstairs because it's fun. But not only that, to me it's a reminder of how much my lungs have improved since quitting. I have taken up cycling for exercise. I sometimes have the urge to just run and I take off running with more stamina than I can even believe at times. I'm healthy, I'm healing, I feel healthy, I look healthy and thanks to WhyQuit I'm going to get to see those 5,000 sunrises John Polito talks about.
A special thank you to Joel, John and Joy for all you do, you guys are truly angels in disguise. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing the truth. Thank you for helping me gain my freedom over this health destroying addiction. Thank you for helping save my life friends.
Thanks to you all at WhyQuit. I found the information, articles and support from other members of your site an invaluable tool in my early days of stopping smoking. "One day at a time" I stopped and it got easier and easier, to the point now where, over a year and a half later, I just feel relief most of the time I think about cigarettes. I'm relieved that I am no longer letting myself be dictated to by the addiction to nicotine.
I look and feel the healthiest I have ever felt in my adult life and I am so grateful to WhyQuit as an excellent resource which helped me to be in this position.
Giving up is simple (never take another puff); it might not be easy but you helped me inordinately, and I thank you from the bottom of my (much healthier) heart.
Today marks 4 years!! It was the best gift that I could have ever given to myself and to my family! Thank you to Whyquit.com and the best support group out there! I don't think I could have done it on my own!
Hello my fellow turkeys! It has been a while since I made a post, I have been busy with life and it is getting better everyday :) The main reason being because I have been NICOTINE FREE for 1 year, 1 month and 8 days!
I have made it to GOLD and I am definitely on easy street. I look back to the day I took the challenge and I never saw myself here! When I was a smoker I always told my self that I would smoke my whole life, the greatest thing that has happened to me is proving that I will not always be a smoker and that I will never smoke again.
Smoke free LIFE all the way! To everyone out there who is taking the challenge and saying "NO" to nicotine, keep your heads up high, remember that easy street is not far away and that you are in control! If you are nicotine free, tell yourself that you ROCK!!!! Never Take Another Puff.
I have remained nicotine free and am here hoping you would join me in celebrating my completing my first year of not smoking. My stats I share proudly: 1 year, 1 hour, 1 minute nicotine free, not smoked 7,301 cigarettes, saving $4, 077.00, never really saw this money, but the rewards have been priceless. Saved 25 days, 8 hours and 25 minutes of my life.
On July 6th I hit four years! I can't even believe it and honestly never thought it was possible. It is with the help of WhyQuit that I was able to do it.
I never expected this type of freedom. I rarely even think about smoking. I'm with smokers on a normal basis as many of my friends and family members still smoke. What helped me the most in the beginning was just thinking of Joel's Palmolive bottle demonstration - any desire would disappear. Now when I'm with them I listen to their excuses as to why they are not ready to quit and it reminds me of why I can never have another puff. I used every excuse in the book until I found WhyQuit!
I just would like to express my gratitude to WhyQuit - it was a solution I'd been searching for and for that I am very grateful. Keep your quits - it works and it feels amazing!!!
Today I have completed two years of being quit. Feeling proud for becoming normal again!!
You'll be glad to know I celebrated 2 years free of nicotine on May 25th, 2013. I hope my example can help my family members who still smoke, I know I'll never be an enabler to them again. :)
I had a conversation with my manager at work yesterday where he asked me how I quit smoking. Along with personal testimony, I gave him WhyQuit's URL. I know your website will plant a seed in his mind that will grow and grow until he's finally able to do something about it.
Today is my one year quit anniversary!! I just wanted to stop in and say thank you to WhyQuit and the awesome people in this group for helping me get here.
Today I have been 1 year clean of tobacco. I totally Rock! If you couldn't tell I am very, very PROUD of myself. Happy Independence Day to me!!
Today I am a golden girl! My hubby asked me this morning how I would like to celebrate? I decided a bike ride. I now peddle farther and faster than ever before and enjoy a couple of zumba classes a week and I feel fantastic. I won't pretend it has been an easy journey these last twelve months but the knowledge I have gained from WhyQuit helped keep me on a steady path, I have learnt so much, especially the Law of Addiction, and I remind myself of it everyday.
Newbies, freedom is yours for taking! Grab it with both hands and run. Yes you can. NTAP.
Free and Healing for 1 year, 2 hours and 36 minutes, while extending my life expectancy 25 days and 8 hours, by avoiding the use of 7,302 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $3,335.78.
Hello to my fellow Turkeys! I thought I would never see this day arrive for me. After several unsuccessful attempts to stop using nicotine over the years.... Freedom has finally come.
I started out on the WhyQuit / Freedom site after a friend was diagnosed with lung cancer. I made the choice to stop using that very day and vowed to fight my addiction. Sadly, Chris lost his battle with cancer and is sorely missed. His legacy is that his diagnosis was the catalyst which helped me realize that I was an addict and gave me the push to Never take another Puff.
My name is Michael. Last year on June 16th I decided to stop smoking forever and never take another puff. I am confident that without your site I would have never made it. Nine days from now I will hit Golden if I understand correctly. I'm so happy. Everything is so much better.
I see people underestimate the power of one cigarette all the time. So many people "quit" on new years eve (that or "gradually stop" haha) and think that they can have the occasional cigarette... All have failed. I warned them, but there is not much more that I can do. But I succeeded because of you and I am eternally thankful to both of you. Now I understand that *any* amount of nicotine is too much. And this has helped me come this far.
I have seen some hard times. Death, stress, depression... I have gone through it all in this one year. But I NEVER took another puff. And I will never take one until the day I die.
So many things are better now. If I explain everything I will never finish this e-mail. I just wanted to say THANK YOU. I will be forever grateful.
One Year, 10 hours and 15 minutes. 5,481 not smoked that would have cost me £1,872.48. Deletes counter. Done now.
No matter how long each of us is quit we're still only a puff away from one pack a day. For several months now I've not been constantly remembering I'm an addict, but I must never forget.
I just wanted to say thank you for your website and your inspiration that allowed me to quit smoking, once and for all, 7 years ago now. It was through your web site and inspirational stories and forums that led me to finally kick the nasty, deathly addiction and has given me literally a second chance at life and seeing my 2 children grow. I truly thank God for you and your message.
I will be quit for 8 years on May 30, 2013, thanks to WhyQuit! I first heard about your website from a TV show, "Cold Turkey", listening to Brian Lee Curtis' wife tell his story. I started reading on your site and it took me around two weeks to join the club to quit cold turkey.
I was a member of Freedom from Tobacco, which helped keep me strong. I wanted to say THANK YOU to all the great people on the site that helped me with their stories and words of encouragement. And a special thanks to Joel for all the articles; to this day "I have never had another puff", and I don't plan to.
I quit smoking one year ago after finding this site. Every story was an inspiration, and visiting the site daily in the first few months really helped. Thank you to everyone who shared their story.
It's a year today since I stopped smoking and I can honestly say it was the best thing I ever did! I took back control of my life and am no longer a prisoner of those horrible things!!!!I can honestly say I will NTAP!! It's sooooo good to be free! Hope your all having a lovely ''smokefree''day.
When I first started these videos back on May 23, 2012 I threw the pack I had away and never looked back. Thanks Mr. Joel for these vids. You are saving lives, including mine. I would have never guessed a year later I would still be smoke free!!!! Throw the pack away and never take another puff!!!! Look and feel 100% better! $3000.00 saved in one year!
I have now been free of nicotine for exactly one year today! I am so glad I did this, most definitely worth it, and MUCH easier than I thought it would be. I had been a 'committed' smoker for 35 years, so if I can do it, anyone can. Massive thanks to Whyquit, especially to Joel for his brilliant free download book, and to John, Joy and everyone at 'Turkeyville' for their wisdom, support and patience.
Below are links to other victory messages arranged in groups of twenty
|"You've always had the power to go back"|
|"You just had to find it out for yourself"|