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3 years &9 months smoke free!1!!!

Posted in Staying quit 10 Feb 2017

Hi Everyone,

I am 3 years and 9 months smoke free. I signed into my account tonight to find out how long I am off the smokes. I'll never smoke again. I don't have any cravings at all, smoking is absurd to me now. I do the gym four times a week and have just discovered yoga, breathing deeply.... I used Champix for 1 month and the rest cold turkey. Been looking at some of the posts I wrote, remembering how hard it was, and what I went through to quit. I couldn't go through it again. Life is better without smoking, its a prison and a mind game.

Well done to everyone who has just started and wherever you are on your quit journey, keep up the good work, it is so so worth it.

Converse x

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  • Lia February 10, 2017 | 20:29
    Hi Converse. Compared to you, I am a newbie at 622 days. Like you, I revisit the stories I have shared. Mind you, they are fresh in my memory. I am so glad you bothered to take the time to return to this site to report on your continued abstinence. Sometimes those who have gone a considerable distance need the reassurance of people like you. Many thanks.
  • Dottily February 11, 2017 | 2:18
    Lovely to see your post Converse, I've often wondered how you were doing. Your support and encouragement were so valuable in the early days of my quit and I'll always be grateful. I must be 3 years and 7 months free now, site says 1314 days. Totally agree that smoking seems absurd, like a foreign concept and of no interest even in times of high stress. What a wonderful sense of freedom! Take care, Dot.
  • converse February 11, 2017 | 7:41
    Hey Lia,
    Thanks for your response, and well done on nearly 700 days !
  • converse February 11, 2017 | 7:46
    Hey Dottily:) I remember you great to hear from you. You werer a massive support to me back then,really kept me going. I do believe I couldn't have done it without the support of this site.Deadly to hear you are off them too, often wondered .
    take care C
  • Johnnie, South Eastern Sydney February 12, 2017 | 7:38
    Very nice to hear about these long term achievements. Hope one day i may be in the elite club too. Long term quitters are always an inspiration to this site. Good luck to everyone whether 1day or 1yr quit to keep up the good work. Cheers.
  • Momonthego February 12, 2018 | 14:42
    Hi I was doing good on chantix till today didn't have a smoke for 4 days then trying to get things ready for my daughter's b party got stressed and stop at store . Only been on chantix for 2 1/2 weeks really trying hard what else can I do to help with that kind of stuff? When stressed ect.
  • Happiness January 03, 2019 | 14:13
    Hi Mom on the Go.. love the name, but sorry you got stressed and had that Butt. Dust yourself off and keep going. Have you read some stories here for ideas of coping with the stress. If you post your own page, we will be able to answer your questions and you will get an e-mail. Cool eh? You will hear a lot about mind set which goes a long way in making the journey easier. All the best. You can do it.

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