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Count on yourself

Posted in Staying quit 16 Nov 2017

It is just one month today since I quitted and became a non-smoker after 30 years smoking 30 cigarettes a day. I know when it triggers and when I want to smoke again. I am still extra angry at my beloved ones, specially my wife. The monster looks for an excuse so I get back to it. This divorce with cigarette is eternal and there is no way to get back to it. I always think of my children that they don't smoke. Therefore, I don't smoke. I also think my late friend whom I saw dying because of heart arrest in the hospital. He was amputated and he was about to be amputated second leg. All this is because of cigarette. Any one who would like good reference material, read "Never a puff again".

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  • Safe2017 November 16, 2017 | 22:55
    Brooky, stay strong and stay away from them nasty, foul smelling things we used to think of as our "friends". The urge to smoke is pretty much gone now for me but there are these rare nano seconds I have to struggle through after 232 days smoke free. All the best.
  • Brooky November 16, 2017 | 23:59
    Thank you.
  • Red-67 November 17, 2017 | 5:44
    Brooky; One month,, that's wonderful :)
    At this point, cold turkey, your body is free of nicotine dependency.. What's left is all in the mind. You can eliminate cravings or wanting. Remember, it is something you no longer want :)
    Go you ! It feels good to be free :)
  • Brooky November 17, 2017 | 17:50
    Dear Red-67, thank you so much. I am really touched by all the support I got from this group (community). You are one of the most generous people that helped me in my fight against that bad habit. Yes I will remember always that it is something I no longer want. I also know the next puff will be as sweet as words can't tell and as if I never complained internally that I want to quit the bad habit. So let alone smoking the whole killer stick I won't even allow a puff.
  • Flora November 18, 2017 | 12:54
    Bravo Brooky, you are well on your way. In my early days of quitting, I also lived by the mantra NOPE, Not One Puff Ever! It is very helpful. 18 months smoke free here, you can do it too.
    Cheers :D
  • Brooky November 20, 2017 | 22:50
    Thank you Flora, 18 months is too much. You did it and you know for sure what it means to be clean more than I do. Hopefully I will be like you very soon.

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