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  • Dobbin
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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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    Rarely have ciggy thoughts.

    Posted in Quit experiences 4 May 2018
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    969 days from my last cigarette and it still amazes me that I rarely think of a cigarette let alone desire one. For those that have just started just hang on because the rewards are fantastic. I have a cold at the moment and I was remembering those dreadful bouts of bronchitis caused from smoking. Hot and cold sweats. Rasping coughs. Bringing up foul green stuff. Coughing all night trying to br...

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    Magical

    Posted in Reasons to quit 9 Mar 2018
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    Just over 2 and a half years quit and have been reading some stories here. I remembered the first weeks quit with all the pain and angst. My wife had recently had a triple heart bypass and was in recovery at aged 65 and I knew that the cigarettes must go. I had been smoking for 53 years and was overwhelmed with self disgust over the nicotine habit. This site was a life saver and I stayed close an...

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    Magical

    Posted in Reasons to quit 9 Mar 2018
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    Just over 2 and a half years quit and have been reading some stories here. I remembered the first weeks quit with all the pain and angst. My wife had recently had a triple heart bypass and was in recovery at aged 65 and I knew that the cigarettes must go. I had been smoking for 53 years and was overwhelmed with self disgust over the nicotine habit. This site was a life saver and I stayed close an...

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    Another major Landmark

    Posted in Quit experiences 23 Feb 2018
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    900 days without a cigarette Still can’t believe that I am no longer “owned” by the demon. Lia goes one better with a 1000 days clean. Well done Lia and keep that 100 days gap between us. Thanks icanquit for all the help here. Great forum.

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