Last 5 personal stories|
- Nationality: Scandinavian
- march 07, 2017
"Okay, we have hit the 7 week mark (51 days!) Sound excited? Noooo! I am so depressed, have no craving for a cigarette, because I suck on my straw ! Yep, thats my replacement strategy, don't laugh, it works. I only grab the straw once or twice a week now. Some background...I smoked 51 years, started at age 13 and am now 64 years old. Even with family, friends and doctors pleading with me to quit, my stubbornness prevailed. Then Jan 14, 2017 while enjoying my morning cup of coffee and cigarette a little voice inside me questioned Why?!!! Well I can't give a logical answer I know I casually put the cigarette out and have not had another! Wish I had taken a longer drag on that last puff!! But to the point, it has been 51 days, longest quit ever. Last time I tried my beat partners bought 5 cartons of cigarettes and had them waiting in front of my locker when I showed up for duty, with a note pleading me to go back to smoking. That alone was 30 years ago. As I search articles and testimonials for strength I have yet to read of anyone quitting after 51 years! Even my cardiologist asked 'why?' I do not know, I just knew it was time. Now that I have reached this point and the cravings have all but subsided. I am depressed, sore throat, horrible headache, sleepy and the so called 'poor me - quitters flu!! I have gone from overweight to obese (gained 20 pounds)! Okay that is off my chest! Now, getting back to motivation. I am off the couch and determined again to proceed and no I have not had a puff in 51 days!! Mind you, quitting smoking is not for the faint of heart!! You must have willpower and the patience of a Saint to get through to this point. My motivation at this stage, why would I smoke even one and have to go through this hell again!! I have an addictive personality which has been mentally driving me in the wrong direction but have, with great determination, switched it to the most powerful strategy yet...the best revenge is success!! Could not have done this without the guidance of this website Stop-tobacco!!!! Will post updates as I progress."
- Nationality: Eritrean
- February 26, 2017
"My name is dawit 31/m.i smoked for 13 years and joints 3 years .i quiet with the help of this apps I really appreciate it.before I can't pass even one day then I downloaded it and with daily advice I am woundering I pass 3 weeks I am so happy.daily that send me advice helped me to quite with out any problems.becouse they told me what will happen to me and I am ready to face the problems really I am woundering this apps daily they send to me advice.i used nicotine patch with this one at 1 week I hate deeply when I smell smoke and I pray also daily now I am free from any problems.the main thing is our brain!no one help us just only they give us advice.we should prpaire our brain.i am wondering how powerfull is our brain totally I am new man that sharp fast my talent and eduction outomatically.for 13 years problems solve with this app than you very much even I had not go to doctor self healing with the help of advice this app.i bilve any man can stop smoke with this app whatever years they smoked it's our brain thank you that give me apportuntinty for this testimony lord bless you all!!! "
- Nationality: French
- Décember 11, 2016
"My story with tobacco finally looks like a success story and the app 'Stop-Tobacco' was really decisive in that success. I started smoking around the age of 15 years old. At first, I never thought I could be addicted to it. I would only smoked sporadically without ever buying my own cigarettes. But by the age of 20 I was smoking every day around 10 cigarettes a day and any attempt to quit was quickly followed by a relapse. I did manage to reduce the number of cigarettes I was smoking at times (especially between 24 and 26 years old) but I never completely gave up smoking altogether. In the last two years, I had become really upset about my smoking habits, for various reasons: my teeth were becoming BROWN, the number of cigarettes I was smoking was increasing (I started chain smoking), but the idea to quit seemed more and more difficult. And all of a sudden things worked out! Here is what I have done. 1. First, I told a few relatives I was quitting NOW, so that it pressured me to keep up with my commitment 2. Second, I downloaded the stop tobacco app and read it every day, several times a day. 3. Third, I used tobacco replacement therapy after a month (the first month I did it without but I gained weight; as soon as I introduced the replacement therapy, I stopped eating compulsively) 4. Fourth, I didn't chose a holiday period to quit, as I would usually do, but a normal work time. I think it's best to stop when it seems most difficult. 5. Fifth, I was not drinking alcohol during this time. Drinking would have favoured a relapse. And to my surprise, it worked out! I can proudly say that it has been 297 days. I have gained 34 days of life and 1888 euros. Now every time I see someone smoking my brain produces some kind of red signal: "Danger! Danger!" What used to be my best friend has become my ultimate enemy. I want to warmly thank the designers of the app. I couldn't be more grateful. "
- November 23, 2016
"I found this Web site in 2000. I ha e been clean since then. The self help offered was exactly what I needed. Thank you All "
- Nationality: Indian
- February 03, 2016
"Hi all, This is my 7th month of non-smoking going. And its not been a easy ride. I was hit by Anxiety,Panic Attacks even after 6 months of quitting the butt. but I am still standing. To all of you just think all these withdrawal symptom as your body's dislike to you for abusing it for long. I smoked about 2 packs everyday for 12 years. And the dislike of my body was hard. but wait one day soon your body will start love you. you can breath free, you can sleep in peace and its total bliss. HOLD ON to your loved once through this withdrawal symptoms. There is light in the other side. Wish you all the best"