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Posted in Staying quit 17 Feb 2020

I think perseverance is the key word I would like to share. This means that although I get smoking thoughts I still use basic skills. I use skills like the four D's. When I need a break I sip water, I deep breathe, I delay, I do something else. I imagine what the smell of smoke on my face would do to me. It would make me nauseous. A smoke after all this time would make me dry reach or vomit. It would make me dizzy and I could lose my balance and have a fall. I would be unsteady at the very least. Why would I do that to myself? I have nothing to gain. I would rather be able to have a shower and spray on some perfume. I haven't always been able to afford perfume. I am grateful. Thank you all for your support. I took three decades to quit. But it is achieved. Sometimes I was feeling demoralised and felt too embarrassed to share on this site. One this that was instrumental to me quitting was positive affirmations. I would say phrases aloud to hear myself. Like "I don't smoke". Hearing myself say this was huge in helping me accept circumstances. This helped me confirm my goal. Thanks, once again. Go well.

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  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 17, 2020 | 23:34
    Thank you Penelope for a wonderful story! And I am very pleased that we "DONT Smoke No Matter What"
    If I imagine physically holding a burning cig between my fingers, it makes me cringe. And to think of putting the butt filter to my lips with that tarry brown slimey liquid gunk does make me want to gag or spit...
    To think that we couldnt wait to suck and breath that poison into our bodies was just a shame but so very deeply embarrassing.I have always been very ashamed of myself for every smoke. Not even in my early years, was I ever proud of myself for smoking. My shame may had lessened a little, smoking in the company of other smokers, but not by much.
    I always thought it as stupid and silly, even when I became addicted and hooked.
    Lets remain proud of ourselves because, we dont smoke.
  • Lando, Hunter New England February 19, 2020 | 11:23
    Bang On Ladies! You have put it so well how I feel now about these vile little poison sticks and this nasty habit.
  • Happiness February 20, 2020 | 13:01

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