I'm 49, Started smoking at 13. I'm 10months and 7 days clean. I had numerous quit times. 1st time was 3years, 2nd was 8 years. I have to say it did get harder with me every time I relapsed. I won't lie, I really enjoyed smoking and if I could still do it I would but I have witnessed the damage it's done to others. If I had 6 months to live then I would buy a pack right away. It is the hardest thing to give up and the most addictive thanks to them mockers who make them. But it can be done with will power, self-termination and most of all control. I used to find anything as a distraction to take my crazy mind from wanting to spark one. When my mind got into the obsessive need to smoke I did anything to break the obsessiveness. Have a quickie or dose or talk mambo jumbo just to fill the time and distract from the chaos. Do something I've not done before. anything as long as i building that clean time. The longer the clean time builds the easy it got to cope with the obsessiveness to smoke. the first 2 weeks were hard I won't lie. its f%$King hard. But the rewards of the achievement are gold. This is my story and my experiences. it can be done there is life after long term dependence on smoking. I know it's hard when stress comes, and after a good meal or even when drinking. I may require a temporary lifestyle change until your strong enough to cope. whatever you chose if you have the intention to quit that's a great start, now put it into practice and you may be surprised just how strong you are. And the results you find. Don't let anyone tell you it's going to be easy because the truth is nothing worthy of any type of great achievement is ever easy. one day at a time. build that clean time. Prayers never hurt too.
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