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Old 08-08-2018, 06:55 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Hello everyone. Next week makes 10 months smoke free for me. WOW, after smoking for 30 years- I never thought it would be possible. Yeah me! (sorry had to boast just a tad!)
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:30 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Heck yeah Leana!
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:29 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I quit an over-a-pack-a-day smoking habit on 9/8/09, a year to the day after my father died of lung cancer.

Sobriety date from alcohol was 5/9/17. While staying in inpatient rehab, I bummed a cig out of boredom and being around a brazillian smokers. I was instantly back to a pack a day.

Quit again over Labor Day Weekend 2017, and it stuck. Just hit my year the other day. Still sober from alcohol and related as well.
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:33 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Old 09-28-2018, 02:53 AM   #45 (permalink)
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So today is 4 months.. I have mixed feelings. On the one hand I rarely ever think of smoking and can see clearly now it was adding literally nothing to my life. On the other hand I feel like there have been "sacrifices". The relationship I mentioned has taken a turn for the worse most likely due to my clingy and neurotic behaviors. Which have amped up since quitting because sh*t has gotten real emotionally lately, I've had to change my coping mechanisms and still sometimes question whether I'm really doing ok or not (just in general). Hard truths to look at and keep looking at but I know I'm making progress and there's really no turning back at this point.

I also have to acknowledge the rewards.. I've made serious changes in my diet, exercise routine, work, hobbies, home, etc.. I have a new found confidence. I'm no longer chained to the next cigarette, and I know that alone really is priceless.

Just wanted to vent a little but how is everyone else doing? TOD are you still around?
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:53 PM   #46 (permalink)
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I've been trying to quit the cigs again for a good part of this year.

Now I'm near the 72 hour smoke free, I really hope to have an easy week with minimal cravings.

good luck to everyone!
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:20 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Hi BlissWithin! How goes it?
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:34 AM   #48 (permalink)
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Attempting to revive this olí thread- hi all!
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:29 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Hello Lorax, how are you doing?

I've been celebrating 2 years as a non-smoker on December 4th.
I still have mini cravings but they don't last more than 5 seconds

Happy New Year with only clean O≤ in your lungs!
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Old 01-01-2019, 05:44 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Happy new year to everyone!

I hate reading my old posts here.. I was not doing well in terms of just handling my emotions. I relapsed early October and smoked one pack in a day, but have not smoked at all since then and that seemed to break whatever spell I was still under. I don't still think about it like I used to, and don't have any desire to go back to it. Nasty stuff though, in some ways I think this was harder than quitting drinking for me.
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Old 01-01-2019, 06:56 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Hi all! I ran out of cigarettes last night and decided today that I donít want to smoke anymore. So I didnít leave the house at all today: stayed in jammies, read, watched tv, and played cards. Made it through today ok.

Iíve smoked for a very, very long time and it has been hard for me to quit. Iíve had short rounds of success here and there but never permanently quit. Hereís hoping that this is my last quit. I figure if I can quit drinking than I can certainly quit smoking!
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:01 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Hi Canadian Koala and crew! 2 years? Thatís awesome! Atlast and Cosima- you can do it!
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Old 01-13-2019, 06:17 AM   #53 (permalink)
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Hi All

On the 21st of this month, I will have been a non smoker for a whole year!
It's been one of the best things ever - honestly! I used a vape, which worked so well, and just tapered down the strength of the nicotine.
Apart from the obvious health and money saving aspects, it's nice to feel " fresh" all the time. Sounds odd I know, but I can't explain it any other way.
For those attempting to quit, keep going. I found brushing my teeth, chewing mint gum or eating a polo mint helpful as my mouth felt and tasted clean.

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Old 01-13-2019, 02:47 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Will like to join this group. I have been trying to quit with no success, 2-3 days of no smoking then I end up smoking . I need to quit that one off day of smoking and feeling bad.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:03 AM   #55 (permalink)
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Old 01-30-2019, 05:43 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Old 01-30-2019, 05:46 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Will like to join this group. I have been trying to quit with no success, 2-3 days of no smoking then I end up smoking . I need to quit that one off day of smoking and feeling bad.
Ive been there before. For me, I had to completely change my routine. When that strong craving came, I got busy (cooking, cleaning, reading, whatever). I also played the tape through to the end and thought about all the things that would happen if I had that one cigarette. It helped me (it still is helping me - Iím at Day 29) hang in there, you can do it.
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Old 01-31-2019, 04:47 AM   #59 (permalink)
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Atlast Thanks....doing good this morning....
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3 weeks of no drinking and smoking....figured I'd bite the bullet and get rid of both addictions at once.
my chronic smokers cough is gone and I can breathe much easier. My son says my colour is better and
he's really proud of me. It feels good to be doing a good thing instead of always messing up.
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