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John 100
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Day 205 - Update and Still Smoke Free

Posted in Staying quit 25 Apr 2019
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Day 205 and still smoke free. Still occasionally think I would like a cigarette when with smokers but quickly tell myself I'm a non smoker. Relatively easy to resist temptation now and I also dislike the smell of cigarette smoke.

For those just starting the quit journey or those who have made it further, it does get easier and is worth the effort.

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  • Geo August 28, 2019 | 7:24
    Hey John thought I shoot you a note and see how your life is as a non smoker is, your closing in on a 1 year mark, congratulations !
  • Red-67 May 22, 2019 | 8:20
    Hi :)
    I'm hoping your email notification is on..
    I used the Report Abuse tab, on IcanQuit's last post, to ask them directly, if they are even paying attention. I got the same blank response, that they were going to try this for a couple weeks. DUH.. By then, we will be tired of complaining, and they will think it is ok. I really hate the new paging system, more than the TopStories.. Rather than messing with post here, and disturbing new quitters, If you agree with me, and just want it back like it was, tell them here,,
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    prevention AT cancer.nsw.gov.au

    Maybe then they will listen, if enough of us complain.. :)
  • BethP May 20, 2019 | 3:21
    Dontnico-I wish I could help. I spent my first 9 days of quitting in the hospital. When I got out, I used patches for a couple of weeks. I wish you the best of luck. It can be done. You can become a non-smoker. I have the faith.
  • John 100 May 12, 2019 | 12:17
    Dontnico, Nicorette spray worked for me especially in the early days. Its not a magic bullet and other people have found they own methods of quitting. I wont lie, wasn't easy in the early days, however it does get easier with time. To answer you question simply, Nicorette spray and saying NO to the craving in my head demanding a cigarettes is how I survived the early days. Remember its an addiction that takes time to beat, if you aren't addicted why spend money on something that's bad for your health, finances and makes you a social outcast in places. Best of luck, you can beat the addiction, I have and I'm was addicted for nearly 50 years as have many others on this site.
  • Dontnico, Hunter New England May 11, 2019 | 12:28
    I have smoked for 54 years.
  • Dontnico, Hunter New England May 11, 2019 | 12:26
    Have decided to make 31 May my quit date. World no smoke day. I know (think) it will be hard. Get really stressed just thinking about quitting. Have bought some Nicotine gum and lozenges to practice with. Help me by telling me how you managed day 1.
  • John 100 April 26, 2019 | 18:24
    Geo, sounds like you have things under control. Your right about how easy it is to restart, you have made it this far so you are well on the way to beating this addiction.
  • Geo April 26, 2019 | 14:27
    I'm halfway to your point, and feeling like I can make it. But they do say the period between 2-5 months of not smoking is called no mans land. Those around you are not concerned and its very easy to restart during this time. So having been thru this a least 4 times before, I know I have to be careful. Today I witnessed a few interesting craves sorta like a Deva vu, but I made it after telling myself I no longer smoke.
  • Safe2017 April 26, 2019 | 13:32
    Well done John 100.
  • Moomoo9 April 25, 2019 | 23:16
    That's awesome
  • Moomoo9 April 25, 2019 | 23:16
    That's awesome
  • Leeann , Central Coast April 25, 2019 | 20:24
    Congratulations John100 I love how people share their successes, it shows us and anyone new starting out that it really is achievable for lots of us and they too can join in😊👍 Well done to you for kicking the habit to the kerb.
  • John 100 April 25, 2019 | 12:47
    Thanks Happiness, and keep up your crusade against the demon nicotine.
  • Happiness April 25, 2019 | 12:35
    Great to know you are still on the chosen path John100. It is indeed a journey worth taking. Congrats on your successful mission.

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