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mandella
Mid North Coast
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4/02/2020
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Freedom

Posted in Staying quit 14 Apr 2020
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G'day all, checking in again, 10 weeks smoke free today, who would've thought after 53 years of slavery to nicotine and the thought processes of getting that next cigarette.These days i only think about smoking once in a while and its only after food, not every time i eat but every now and then. I deal with it by focussing on where i am now and who i'm emerging as. These days i'm more confident, saving money, which is a first, and enjoying life as much as i can what with the corvid-19 virus. I want to thank those of you who were contributing to this forum when i started this journey and i now feel confident enough by repaying your kindness and non judgemental words by hopefully assisting the new starters on a regular basis, Cheers All!

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  • Jack505 April 14, 2020 | 19:39
    Thanks for sharing this, gives me a lot of hope that someone who smoked for so long can be successful and kick the habit! Well done! :-) I only smoked for 5 years, and am on day 5 of my cessation journey. Feels like the start of an uphill struggle, but I'm ready. Thanks again for sharing! All the best.
  • Happiness April 14, 2020 | 22:35
    Wonderful Mandella. Just as wonderful is your enthusiasm in helping others find their confidence too. It is contagious...forums and seeing others succeed is very motivating.
  • weewillem April 14, 2020 | 22:44
    Thanks for your story Mandela. I am on day 7 of my xx quit. I really hated being a smoker but always failed to quit. This covid-19 is great for scaring one into escaping the trap.

    When do you become a non smoker, the moment you decide to quit?
  • softly40, Mid North Coast April 15, 2020 | 9:02
    Congratulations Freedom, The mental aspect is so important, and we look forward to your contribution and continuing success.
  • Julyrose1 April 23, 2020 | 3:08
    On Day 3 of smoke free now, reading these stories of people who have made great progress is so inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing! So looking forward to the day when I hardly think about the death sticks lol i'm still getting cravings at the weirdest times but staying strong!!

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