Well, I can barely believe it myself as I gaze at the calendar today!
I've had numerous failed attempts over the years but this time I can truly see light at the end of the tunnel. I survived xmas and new years festivities with plenty of smokers around me and now 6 months quit while my wife continues smoking. I only wish she could understand joy of the freedom I now feel without sounding like one of those annoying ex-smoker types.. I am so conscious of not becoming that.
And still knowing that out on the back table there is always an open box of death sticks available to me that now bothers me less and less with each passing month and even on stressful days, I don't feel the insatiable urge to have one as I once did... what a great place to be! So yes, as everyone has said to me, it does get easier and you can do it.
Being free of the seemingly unending daily cravings and even finding the scent of a nearby burning cigarette quite offensive. Oh my apologies to all those out there who suffered in silence with my horrid habit for so many years.
But I'm still well aware that I am not out of the woods yet and of how easily I could slip back into the chains and shackles of smoking drudgery and misery as I have done that before and it's really depressing particularly when you get left behind as others who quit with you continued on successfully.. some of whom sadly no longer post on this site anymore.
Anyhow, thanks everyone for sharing your stories and motivation ..it really does help.
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