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Every thought of being able to have just one puff must be crushed

Posted in Quit experiences 29 Dec 2017

844 days quit so far and consider myself really lucky to have survived this far without a cigarette. Having tried to quit a few times in the past the difference this time was to crush any thought that one puff or one cigarette would be ok. I took a photo selfie 🤳 of my last smoke and kept it. It is so true that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. The first few weeks quit were not very pleasant but it didn’t kill me. Thanks to the support here of dedicated quitters I managed to fend off thoughts of smoking. Quitting is a great gift , and one of the hardest thing to do for an addicted nicotine fixer. However , the rewards of quitting just keep piling up and up. Tip . Regularly read the posts here and contribute often.

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  • debbieuk December 30, 2017 | 7:16
    Your posts are always great and I know they helped me. I am on 708 smoke free days today. I am sure you have helped many people to keep going with their quit plans. Well done, I think that's great.
  • NotThisTime December 30, 2017 | 8:48
    Your post made me realize that I will always need to be on guard of my quit. I have just passed a year and I do find it gets easier with each passing week / month. I used to count the days, now it more so weeks and months. You are more than double my quit days and still you recommend, and find support from this site which is encouraging to me. In a strange way, knowing others are still active on this site that are so much further ahead in their quit then I am gives me strength to continue being a non smoker.
  • Dottily December 30, 2017 | 11:12
    You are so right Dobbin, no matter how many days/ years we’ve been quit we can never become complacent. That one puff can never be worth the risk!
  • Choose Life, Hunter New England December 30, 2017 | 18:28
    I relapsed today after a month of quitting, but you have inspired me to not give up on giving up. Thankyou. Wishing you the happiest of new years :)
  • Dobbin December 30, 2017 | 20:10
    Thanks all for the responses. Good luck Choose Life. I always knew that deep deep down I could quit. Although you smoked again you will have learned some valuable lessons
  • Steve01 December 31, 2017 | 15:53
    It's not that you're lucky's shear determination. Doing great. Happy NY 😊
  • shagun January 04, 2018 | 17:35
    That's amazing. I am a new bie here and just 4 days free from this crazy habit but I am determined to not give up to that temptation

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