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It's hard but liberating

Posted in Getting started 22 Jan 2020

I'am 24 going on 25 years old and i have gone a full day without smoking. At certain points it was hard but i'm remembering how my father died of Lung Cancer and how it was now affecting me as well negatively.

A strong support team and the urge to not want to smell or taste like crap really moved to do this and i really want to never have one again :) I can't wait for the upcoming days, weeks and months regaining parts of my life

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  • Happiness January 22, 2020 | 21:23
    good for you dh. it is so worth it and even easier if you read allen carr to understand you and nicotine. so sorry about your dad.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW January 22, 2020 | 21:51
    you have got it 2424.
    feel and believe it
    N.O.PE not one more puff ever.

    incidentally 2428 was my previous post code.
  • dstfry123, Hunter New England January 23, 2020 | 6:42
    i remember my first day... Day 81 for me now. but I treat it like my first day everyday. I suffered with asthma and smoking 40 cigs a day didnt help much at all. Within the first 2 weeks I was going a day without a puff of ventolin. My lungs were getting clearer and I wasnt short of breathe anymore. The benefits short term really started to outweigh the urge to ever have another smoke. Everytime the feeling arises to do so I say to myself I dont smoke. Its a little positive affirmation that changes my mind. Strive to be a healthier you. Well done x
  • chantix January 23, 2020 | 8:46
    Quitting a smoking habit can be extremely challenging because it involves overcoming a physical addiction as well as deeply ingrained psychological and social patterns. Although the chances of successfully quitting may often be very low for any given attempt, they can clearly be improved by looking for different kinds of help and making repeated attempts. If you are trying to quit smoking, you are not alone. The last survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2018 found that over two-thirds of adult smokers wanted to quit smoking, and a little more than half attempted to quit in the year prior to the survey. The length of time you have smoked, your age at which you started smoking and the strength of your motivation to quit all affect the outcome of a single cessation attempt. But success is possible for everyone, and the number of successful quitters is steadily growing. From here - Since 2010, the number of former smokers in the USA has exceeded the number of current smokers.
  • Happiness January 23, 2020 | 10:04
    love the ststs but anyone can quit smoking it takes a change of the mind
  • Nuts January 23, 2020 | 10:29
    Hi DH. The first day is the hardest, and you did it. Yay. Stay strong. Think positive. You are young and have your whole life in front of you. Picture a life as a smoker, and a life as a non smoker. The differences are huge. I know that you will make the right choice. 👍💕
  • Lonni, Hunter New England January 24, 2020 | 20:18
    Inspiring to say the least :) good on you
  • Pisces24, Central Coast January 25, 2020 | 13:41
    Go! DH!!!!
    Be happy you've made your decision to quit now rather than when you're much older like a lot of us. That'That'probably my biggest regret of my life.🐟

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