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Still going strong!

Posted in Staying quit 25 Jul 2017

From a pack a day smoker for five years, I am on day 43 of being quit. I still can't believe that I was able to find it within myself to quit. I feel so much better!

43 days ago wasn't my last cigarette, I have slipped up a couple of times when I'd be out with people that smoke and they offer me a smoke. But I would only have one smoke and I feel that has helped me quit permanently. I no longer crave cigarettes intensely anymore. I still have cravings everyday but they are easy to manage.

I have been under a lot of stress at the moment but I haven't turned to a cigarette so I'm quite proud of myself. My partner also loves the fact that I never smell like cigarettes anymore, so he also helps me stay quit.

Quitting is so very possible, you just need to find it within yourself to do it. I believe in you!

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  • Robn July 25, 2017 | 16:29
    Thanks Lannii
    Thank you for your support, it feels awful though when you do slip up, don,t you think? But it will not stop me from continuing.
    So happy that you have your partners support, my husband does not smoke and he says it is so nice not to smell those awful cigarettes on me !
    Let us both keep going one day at a time and I bet we will be celebrating 1 year smoke free ver soon..
  • Laniiii, South Western Sydney July 25, 2017 | 16:47
    Thanks for the comment Robn! Slip ups are awful but it doesn't mean that we failed at all! It's basically the same as a person on a diet slipping up and eating a slice of cake, it's alright. Just don't make a habit of it haha.
    One day at a time, we can do this!! Proud of your efforts so far!
  • Lia July 27, 2017 | 21:39
    Hi Robn. Take note of what your newbie quitters have to say. Hope you do not return in 40 years or whatever to say that you have not quit. A message from a smoker of 45 years. What a fool I have been. 26 months smoke free has opened up so many new opportunities. Skin looks better too. So say those who know me. $'s are going a lot further to paying bills and there is less bill stress. Must visit the supermarket soon to see what a carton costs now... Hmmm

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