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Smoke free town

Posted in Staying quit 11 Nov 2019

I live in a small town of only 29 people. Since i quit smoking , everyone in town have commented on how well i have done. With a bit of encouragement from me, 3 more people in town have quit. Now there are only two smokers left in our town. We are all hoping that they will quit, so our whole town will be smoke free. I hope that everyone will encourage a friend to quit and beat the cigarette.

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  • Happiness November 12, 2019 | 1:36
    I imagine the other two will quit now or feel like the odd man out. All smokers have wanted to quit over the years, but just haven't found it in themselves to believe that they can. That is the wonder of iCanQuit and other forums that not only proof that it can be done, but how it is done.
    Good for you for being their inspiration and they in turn will become a positive force in someone else's journey. We are links in a chain, but even if one link breaks the rest remain. Keep the chain strong by strengthening your new status as a non-smoker on iCanQuit on a regular basis.
  • Safe2017 November 12, 2019 | 6:33
    Congrats on your achievement Nuts. Hopefully they’ll see the light and quit on their own. Cheers.
  • softly40, Mid North Coast November 12, 2019 | 7:46
    That is remarkable Nuts, so few people, maybe that's a good thing; you keep each other motivated. A leader of a different kind. Good for you
  • Lia November 14, 2019 | 23:52
    Power to you and all. That is how this site succeeds for those who see the light and spread the word.
  • Nuts November 15, 2019 | 11:36
    I think that fear stops a lot of people from quitting. Fear of cravings is a big issue for some. When we see someone else quit, we think that maybe its not so hard and we can do it too. Its the old ' you go first, no you go first ' thought. Quitting is only hard if you make it hard. To all the newbies and the people thinking about it. Dont be afraid. Be positive and determined. Read our stories and join us. With the right mindset you can do it. You wont regret it

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