(Closed) I am so excited! I'm now a non-smoker!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

go girl! I don’t have any words of advice, as I’ve never been a smoker, but I’m happy you’ve made such a great decision! Good luck! 

Post # 4
2254 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yay! Congrats! Think of all the benefits: clearly your health, the money you’ll save, and the knowledge you kicked a hard habit! 

Post # 5
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Congrats! Heck, I’d get a ‘cigarette money’ jar and “pay yourself” for a month (or however long) of cigarettes you would’ve purchased and then go treat yourself to an awesome gift *almost as awesome as how good you’ll feel ;-). Congratulations again, that’s a big accomplishment!

Post # 6
23 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

Congrats!! Keep it up 😀

Post # 8
1813 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

From one ex-smoker to another – congratulations!!  One piece of advice I would have for you is, just for a month or so, avoid those social situations where you would usually be tempted to smoke, keep a pen nearby for your fingers to play with and get out there and start enjoying your new-found freedom!

Post # 9
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m a nonsmoker, 2 months after smoking for I don’t even know, 12 or 13 years.

For me, the key was chantix, and I only did one month of it, not 3 months.


I chew nicorette now and I don’t know what to do when this box of that is gone, but I will not be returning to the clove cigarettes. 

I think the key is trying to break the habit. By that, I mean going to buy the cigarettes, getting the lighters, falling back on them after eating, sex, or having to smoke while on the phone. And most importantly, realizing that they are NOT your friends and you don’t need them. 

The chantix can make you nauseas and it gives you vivid dreams, but it really does work. On their site was a valuable coupon for anyone thinking of doing it. 

Post # 10
104 posts
Blushing bee

Congrats!  I totally agree with what you said about the way he talks about smoking in that book.  I read it a few weeks ago and a lot of what he said clicked for me.

I haven’t smoked since June 27th and I haven’t felt the desire to and I feel amazing and powerful and free.  It sounds so cheesy but it is 100% true.    

Get it, girl!

Post # 11
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

way to go!!!

Post # 12
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012


I quit for the second time last Monday. I’m going to give this a read so that there isn’t a 3rd time!

Post # 13
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Congrats OP!!! My BIL (and his sister and her SO) have been trying to quit for a while, but they keep pulling each other down. Not to mention he works outside for his family construction company and most of his coworkers smoke all day. Totally going to recommend this book to him! Thanks for the tip!

Post # 14
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I just dowloaded it! My SO quite 2 weeks ago and I definitely need to – been smoking for 10 years now.

Post # 15
973 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m so happy for you!  Especially since it has serious consquences for you beyond the normal ones!

I wish it were so easy for me.  Cigarettes help me breathe, didn’t start til I was an adult and recently learned they used to give them to asthma patients years ago because they temporarity open airways if they weren’t a trigger.  Heat is a trigger for me… hello 100+ weather for months, I breathe easy at 73 degrees and LOWER if I’m active.  The old inhalers worked great and the new “enviromentally friendly ones” are half as effective.  I spent thousands of dollars trying to find medicines that worked without horrible side effects (one literally turned me in a non flesh eating zombie, another had me gagging all night).  Now I don’t have insurance at all and I’ve come to decide quality of life is better than quantity, cause I know cigarettes will get me in the end.  Basically I’m jealous!

Post # 16
2577 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I read that book, and whilst I did not quit at the time, it did help.


I have been a non smoker now for four years and it really makes a difference in your overall health. I wish you all the best. Quitting is not easy.

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