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It's no cake walk but it gets easier

Posted in Quit experiences 07 Aug 2019

It has now been 10 months since I had a cigarette. I was smoking a pack a day and 1 day I just stopped with the aid of nicotine patches. The first 6 weeks were the hardest. At 4 weeks I was very anxious but i thought that it would be a huge waste to get this far and start smoking again. It is by no means easy but after 6 week the cravings started to subside. I still get the occasional feel for 1 but I really don't want to go back. This was the last of several attempts to quit too.

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  • softly40, Mid North Coast August 07, 2019 | 8:02
    Hi to you Archer 73, welcome to the forum and congratulations on achieving 10 months. I am glad you have decided this is the last time for you, you learn more about yourself as you go along and I am sure you will be able to help others on their own journey. I too have tried a few times, but this time is long term for me simply because I don't want to go back to square one again.

    May you continue to have good feelings about yourself and others. Well done.
  • Happiness August 07, 2019 | 8:46
    Great job Archer. I am right behind you and hope i never catch up to you! Keep thinking positive and visiting the forum to remember why you chose this path and how many benefits that you have been rewarded with.
  • PV August 07, 2019 | 12:48
    Im at 2 months. Very jealous of 10 months! Great work Archer!
  • Nicoles, Sydney September 28, 2019 | 21:04
    Hi guys
    I’ve decided to be kind to myself and decided to stop smoking . I’m feeling nervous as I am determined to stop this habit which causes me anxiety everyday . As much as I like to smoke , I know now is the right time to move forward and be free from this habit .. can’t wait to share my journey with you all

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