573 days OMG I haven't been on here for ages and there are a few that travelled with me in the 1st few months and still going strong. I went cold turkey not for health reason (or though that is a benefit) but after retiring from work I just simply couldn't see myself spending all that money $10,800.00 Yep and they have gone up again I beleive since. There are still times I think "I need a ciggy" but this passes quickly now. I don't like the smell any more and definately a lot more social (no more standing outside,in all weather,alone for that smoke. I can always remember reading that I had to be aware of the triggers to light up,stop seeing having a ciggie as a reward (after shopping, hanging out the washing) I can laugh now as it seems now so pathetic. Stress,well there's a thing. How do you not stress when you have a reason to? I really thought and blamed "stress" for everything and for smoking thinking as we all do "it helps" When I gave up my son was fighting a cancer battle,smoking was my crutch, my beautiful boy lost his battle last month,I was stressed but I had learnt in that 573 days since quitting that smoking does nothing good,it doesn't help stress,it doesn't make you accepted in social situations (quiet the opposite these days). Do it for you,feel th difference ,live life smoke free and enjoy the financial benefits that comes with it....... You can all do it......It's not easy but so worth it.
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