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Johnnie
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"Time Flies"

Posted in Quit experiences 23 Dec 2017
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Hi everyone.....17mths quit for me now after 52yrs smoking. Special thanks to some of my friends on this site for each inspiring and offering advice when needed most...namely Lia, Dobbin, Stevo and Red. All the newbies out there....stick to your quit journeys.....as it does get better in time. All the best to everyone. Cheers.

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  • Red-67 December 23, 2017 | 9:24
    Hey Johnnie :)
    I am 7 months behind you.. You had it beat before I got here. But,, doesn't it feel good to be free ??? Too bad, that a smoker does not realize, we were just slaves, until we can look back with a clear mind..
  • Red-67 December 23, 2017 | 9:28
    Oh.. I plan to bury, or cremate, that last pack, I have had for over 10 months, for my one year celebration :) It is looking pretty bad. Been in my old van all this time..
  • Johnnie, South Eastern Sydney December 23, 2017 | 9:31
    Hey Red....you doing fine too mate. That packet you kept.....throw it in incinerator probably all stale anyway. Cheers
  • Red-67 December 23, 2017 | 9:49
    LOL.. A woman I work for, still has 3 packs, that are 10 years old :) Now that is stale :)
  • Lia December 23, 2017 | 21:18
    Hi Johnnie. Wishing you and "all the others" a super Christmas. Enjoy the aromas of the festive food and the uninterrupted conversations around the Xmas tree and feasting table knowing ducking outdoors for a u know wot is no longer necessary.
  • Johnnie, South Eastern Sydney December 23, 2017 | 21:48
    Hi Lia, yes will do. Hope you and "all the others" too have a super Christmas. Cheers.
  • Steve01 December 24, 2017 | 17:41
    Good onya Johnnie.. yer damned right about that, time sure does seem to go by quicker once we passed that 1st year goal post. It's funny because I was thinking about how you might be traveling just last week in fact as I had to use one of your suggested methods ( the old mouth wash ) to get myself through a rare and odd craving that was quite persistent...mostly because I live with a smoker. But, once again it was the perfect diversion so thanks to you too mate for the support you've offered us along the way. Best wishes for Xmas and 2018 .
  • Johnnie, South Eastern Sydney December 24, 2017 | 17:53
    Gooday Steve been a while. Glad you still holding up mate. Yeah urges come and go but they pass. The old listerine and toothpaste brushing works well too. Very strong tasting but helps. These days i like a "Blitz mint" when and if i get the urge. But mate at $30-$40 bucks a pack why would you want to go back?. Anyway Steve you have a nice Xmas too. Cheers.
  • jenno211058 December 24, 2017 | 23:46
    Johnnie, congrats on your great personal achievement.
    Its a fantastic feeling to be free, but always with caution.
    Meri kirihimete.
    Merry christmas and a great 2018.
  • Dobbin December 25, 2017 | 2:48
    Hi Johnnie. Great effort Mate. We are all aware what a real prize this is after those early days of pain and torture. My wife and I are staying in a fabulous hotel in Cornwall England but have to face the gambit of the smokers when we enter the front door here. So glad I’m not one of them. Have a great Christmas mate and a prosperous new year.
  • Johnnie, South Eastern Sydney December 25, 2017 | 9:39
    Hi Dobbin , yes mate i see the same things at Shopping Cetres.....people contiuously flocking to stairwells and isolated areas to get their kicks even being oblivious to "no smoking " signs. Well that is the life they choose....we too once were macho. Anyway feels good to be quit and all the best to you Dobbin. Cheers.
  • Johnnie, South Eastern Sydney December 25, 2017 | 9:40
    Thankyou Jenno and all the best to you too. Cheers.
  • veronica west December 25, 2017 | 18:54
    Johnnie, you are an inspiration, Merry Christmas
  • Johnnie, South Eastern Sydney December 27, 2017 | 10:36
    Merry Christmas to you Veronica

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