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storm
Murrumbidgee
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15/03/2016
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1095 = 3 years

Posted in Staying quit 15 Mar 2019
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Today is my anniversary, it is 3 years to the day that I stopped smoking, congratulations to me

It is hard to believe that I have achieved this, I still remember those early days when I was never sure that I could get through the next hour.

I apparently am a lot more determined than I was aware in those early days.

I still have fleeting thoughts of having a cigarette, sometimes the thought turns more to an urge. But I know it would never be just 1 cigarette, because I am an addict and I have seen many others who have been smoke free for years go back to smoking, because they had just 1

I don't think I will ever go back to smoking

My health isn't good now and I think if I was to have a cigarette it would cause more problems

So if you read this remember it can be done, you just need to stay focused

Good luck everyone be proud of yourself, you deserve a pat on the back, as I do

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  • Robn March 15, 2019 | 20:16
    Hi Storm, yes you do deserve a big pat on the back....you have succeeded where many have failed. We always have to be alert to the little temptations that pop up from time to time..........but to resist is to win the fight. Well done again, sorry to hear that your health isn’t good at the moment...just know that you have done a great service to yourself in quitting.
  • Happiness March 16, 2019 | 0:16
    Thanks for the powerful reminder to stay vigil and free. Congrats on a quest well done . Cigarettes never solved anyone problems, only contributed to more. Stay strong and I hope your health improves. Take Care of yourself and thanks for your inspiring words.
  • Kennie March 16, 2019 | 10:53
    Hi Storm Congratulations on 3 years of being smoke free.
  • Deanna; March 16, 2019 | 14:52
    Good work, Storm. :)
  • Leeann , Central Coast March 17, 2019 | 6:22
    Congratulations Storm, yes 3 years is amazing. You should feel super proud on your strength and determination to succeed. You are right, there is no such thing as one cigarette. I once quit for 7 years and fell back into the addiction. Never again, I find quitting too damn hard. I'm 9 months free now next Tuesday and I'm loving not smoking, I've promised myself I'm never turning back again. This website us awesome and has helped me so much. Again high 5 to you Storm🖐
  • Geo March 17, 2019 | 6:30
    Such truthful spoken words, its so very easy for us addicts to return to something that causes early illness, pain and death. Are we being self-destructive ? Not sure how many times I have jumped off only to return months or years later. Your quit is great Storm, we wholly support it
  • Lia March 17, 2019 | 21:36
    Hi Storm. Congratulations on reaching the 3 year milestone. So good to be reminded that just one puff and it could all end for any of us. Leeann reminds us that it is always the case. Once a smoker, always a smoker. Just some of us manage to say NO to smoking. Just know you will be a trailblazer and inspire others.
  • softly40, Mid North Coast March 18, 2019 | 22:04
    Great news Storm!
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 18, 2019 | 22:14
    your an inspiration Storm
  • storm, Murrumbidgee March 19, 2019 | 22:27
    thank you all for your comments
    this a truly a wonderful and remarkable site, the support is outstanding and in the 3 years i have been visiting here I have never felt alone
    congratulations to everyone that posts stories or comments on posts, without you this would have been a lot harder
    thank you all
  • Safe2017 March 22, 2019 | 0:13
    Congrats Storm, so true. Just one puff and we'll be back to square 1.

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