Quit Smoking Success Stories

People who have successfully quit tell their stories, including the ups and downs of the journey. We hope their experiences will help you on your quit journey.

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  • Day 16 this is amazing! I started smoking at 11 & like many others it was the co...
  • I must have tried to quit smoking dozens of times. I never thought that I would...
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    I have been smoking since I was 16 years old. 11 years later, wishing I never st...
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    This is the fourth time i am trying to quit smoking. I used champix, zyban, nico...
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    Tomorrow is one month smoke free. I use nicotine gum to get me through the cravi...
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    So here I am on day 7. I just finished the John Carr book and it gave me a new...
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    Hey, this is day 1. I'm taking Champix, for a week now. Real cravings have sub...
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    I have been a smoker for 20 yrs or more. I am 46, married with 2 children Jake 1...
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    Okay....so, like many others I have tried to quit on many occasions....I have tr...
  • Well I can't say I'm "out of the woods yet." I'm hoping if I write this story it...
  • Ok, so this is day 9 for me as a non smoker. This is the first time in 13 years...
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    I was a very desperately addicted smoker before the year of 2006. I was desirin...
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    I was a lifelong smoker .... literally. I've smoked in one way or another ever...
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    I smoked for 15 years (from age 14). It took me several attempts but...
  • I am the essence of the serial quitter. But this time, I think it will stick.
    I...
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    I thought it was cool and if I wanted to meet young ladies in the bar I needed t...
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    When I was young everybody smoked. Every adult I knew just seemed to love it. It...
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    My mother was adamantly vocal against smoking, yet all four of us kids tried it...
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    First off quitting sucks. It really does. No one can do it for you nor is ther...
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    My dad quit smoking in 2007, after a bout of pneumonia landed him in the hospita...
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    While walking my dog, I decided to run 40k on my fortieth birthday. Three mont...
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    I have tried to quit smoking several times - 2,3,4,6 and 8 months was the longes...
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    I had my first cigarette when I was 12 because it was cool. I started smoking be...
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    I tried to quit 5 times. Now I'm doing it because a family member has a heart co...
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    I smoked for 36 years. I probably tried quitting 36 times. My (smoking) boyfri...
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    I too was successful using the Quitcore program! I had been a pack a day smoker...
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    I smoked over a pack a day for 42 yrs. I started when I was 13 and did not know...
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    I started smoking when I was ten due to peer pressure and continued to smoke for...
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    Today is the 7 week anniversary that I have been smoke free. I find every oppor...
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    I started smoking when I was 12 and at that time I think I started in spite of m...
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    I smoked a pack per day for more than 30 years and thoroughly enjoyed it the who...
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    I have been a non smoker for 3 years now and I got to tell you that I have not c...
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    Started smoking when I was 6, before I even formed a personality, addictive or n...
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    I used to smoke 2 packs a day and tried to quit twice, first time tried one of t...
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    Until 32 days ago, I had smoked continuously for 18 years. I had unsuccessfully...
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    Was hooked on nicotine (cigarettes) for 38 years . Got introduced to this progra...
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    I quit smoking cigaretts finally, after 35 years. A bad addictoin, and they fina...
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    I started smoking in my teens, by age 30 I was a mom of two young boys, smoking...
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    I first saw Barb Tarbox's story on Global TV a number of years ago while still l...
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    I started smoking when i was 14 because i thought it was cool. I had tried to qu...
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    Mrs. Tarbox is such an inspiration. She spoke at my school when I was in grade 7...
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    I am on day 9 of being a non smoker. Not looking back. Ever. THANK YOU BARB TARB...
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    Started to quit smoking on Dec 30th. Quickly ramped down smoking cigs from 30, 1...
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    I smoked for 22 years -from 16 to 38- and never thought I would be able to do it...
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    I'm 48 years old and first started smoking when I was almost 14. I've quit a few...
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    I am mother of two I smoke occasionally. What made me decide to quit was because...
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    I quit smoking when I got pregnant with my daughter 23 years ago. I had tried q...
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    We had moved in to our new place in 2011 and I realized the stairs were steep. M...
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    I have been smoking for almost 60 years and have tried quitting several times. T...
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    Quitting smoking is by far the best thing I have ever done. I feel fantastic. I...
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