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Posted in Quit experiences 07 Jan 2019

Just over 3 years 4 months quit and still marveling that it has been possible to quit after 53 years of total nicotine poison addiction.

First cigarette I had with my mate at 14 made me violently sick. But I persisted with the second one and achieved a lifelong habit which cost me 3 heart stents about £200000 and a lifetime of addiction misery generally.

Thanks Icanquit and all my peers on this site for a much appreciated freedom.

The list of positives is endless and the rewards fantastic.

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  • Happiness January 08, 2019 | 4:58
    That's so wonderful for you Dobbin. The effort to quit is so little compared to the great rewards.!
  • Aniruddha January 08, 2019 | 10:55

    I want to grow up and be 3 years plus quit !!
  • Safe2017 January 08, 2019 | 12:38
    So true Dobbin
  • Safe2017 January 08, 2019 | 12:38
    So true Dobbin
  • Lia January 09, 2019 | 1:58
    Hi Dobbin. Good to "see" you again on this site. Am still paving the way at 100 days ahead of you. The pressure is on to always have this number between our quit dates. Whenever I reach a "milestone" and say no to Margaret Thatcher, I remind myself it is important for me to remain 100 days ahead. Again, we know it is not a race. With every passing day it becomes more firmly embedded in the thinking process that this must not change.
  • WendyOhNo January 27, 2019 | 1:13
    Dobbin! I can’t believe we’re here :). I’m 11 months behind you. While we shouldn’t brag, there is value to shouting out our success rate because it shows other people that it can be done. My first cig made me violently ill too. It should. There are hundreds of dangerous chemicals in every cigarette - the ill feeling is a way of our body rejecting what we shouldn’t be doing to it.

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