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  • Dobbin
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    Keep going whatever.

    Posted in Quit experiences 28 Nov 2019
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    Just thought I would pop in having now quit for 4 years 2 months. This forum was a life saver for me as I had tried quitting so many times in the past. Smoked for 53 years and was gripped with the addiction. Hated myself for smoking. Always felt tired. Smelled of smoke. Coughing at night constantly. Fear of illness. Knew I was wasting money. I went cold turkey and held on for grim death. I wi...

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    Just do it

    Posted in Quit experiences 5 Sep 2019
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    Hi. Just popped in to share that I will be 4 years smoke free in a few hours. I remember the seemingly unending cravings I had when I first quit and the help I gained from this forum. People I didn’t know giving support and suggestions made my quit journey possible. I have saved $36000 and possibly my life. I was 67 when I quit and after around 53 years of smoking I finally had enough. For me it ...

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    1337 days quit

    Posted in Quit experiences 15 Jun 2019
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    Hi. 3.66 years quit. 1337 days that is and saved $34000 dollars and most of all probably my life. Great thanks to “ icanquit” and all my quit buddies over the years. I pop in from time to time just to remind myself how lucky I am. My list of positives grows each day. Thank You.

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    3 and a half years

    Posted in Reasons to quit 2 Mar 2019
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    Just on 3 1/2 years quit and still can’t quite believe I did it after 53 years of self and family abuse. Yes the early months were difficult but once my mind engaged in quitting 100% then things got easier. There are numerous ways of quitting but I took a selfie of myself smoking my last cigarette and went totally cold turkey. Still got that selfie as a reminder. Benefits as below Cough t...

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    Freedom

    Posted in Quit experiences 7 Jan 2019
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    Just over 3 years 4 months quit and still marveling that it has been possible to quit after 53 years of total nicotine poison addiction. First cigarette I had with my mate at 14 made me violently sick. But I persisted with the second one and achieved a lifelong habit which cost me 3 heart stents about £200000 and a lifetime of addiction misery generally. Thanks Icanquit and all my peers on th...

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    Freedom

    Posted in Quit experiences 20 Dec 2018
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    1200 days quit today and looking back at how lucky I am and catching up with some fellow quitters. Good to see that quite a few have stayed quit. I will be eternally grateful to this site and those mentors who helped me when I first joined. Probably saved in excess of $15000 through quitting and my improved health but most of all my sense of self worth whenever remember the great achievement of...

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    3 years quit today

    Posted in Quit experiences 7 Sep 2018
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    Grit your teeth and go through the pain. That’s what I decided to do three years ago. I joined this forum a few months later and really glad I did. As with all of us I soon picked up some quit buddies and I will always be eternally grateful to them. I realise that one puff will put me back in the road to destruction so I often visit here and check out the recent posts. Thanks icanquit.

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    Just do it

    Posted in Hints and tips 19 Jul 2018
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    1045 days free of nicotine and rarely think of cigarettes other than those poor people having to sneak out for a “ fix “. After 53 years of smoking I finally quit. For me I was just sick of the whole habit. I had half tried to quit a few times but this time I knew enough was enough. I took a selfie of me smoking my last cigarette , took a deep breath , and made a decision to face whatever came at...

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    Suicide ???

    Posted in Quit experiences 3 Jun 2018
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    This was my unwritten bucket list Green and yellow teeth Smelly breath Smelly clothes Throwing money away Cancer Thrombosis Absent teeth Social outcast Lung congestion Coughing up green or yellow sputum Bronchitis Bad temper Shortening of life Conjunctivitis Yellow hands and hair Shortness of breath Not being able to taste effectively Brown walls and ceilings Do...

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    1000 days

    Posted in Quit experiences 3 Jun 2018
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    1000 days quit today and appreciate all the help reaching this milestone. My mother passed two weeks ago and I was screaming for a cigarette. Thanks to all the help I have had here over the last 2.7 years I was able to resist until the temptation passed. Thanks Icanquit and all those who shared my journey in the early days. Dobbin.

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