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Thanks for your stories!

Posted in Getting started 24 Apr 2020

I’ve just been reading all of your stories and support for and encouragement of one another; super motivating so thank you all. Quitting after so many decades feels possible.

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  • Red-67 April 24, 2020 | 3:41
    Hi, and welcome :)
    It is really unusual to remain an “occasional/ social smoker” for that long. In many cases, it starts that way, but in no time at all, it becomes a pack a day addiction.. :) As smokers, we would pull one and light up, without a thought. It was just an automatic thing. Force yourself to just stop, for a second, and really just LOOK at that THING. Ask yourself why you have to have it... Ask yourself if you really NEED this one, and you may find it easy to put it back. In a short time, you may decide you just don't want them at all :) This is what made my quit fairly easy, after 45+ years a pack a day smoker.. Maybe it will help you too :)
  • Kirsty-5 April 24, 2020 | 10:13
    Thanks Red-67; I will def slow down. I threw out the pack of rolling tobacco I had so will need to stay strong when the next urge to buy another one comes along. My prediction is around 4/5 days when I’ve had a few wines. But this community will help I’m sure, I’ll keep reading! Thanks for taking time to comment.
  • Happiness April 24, 2020 | 13:05
    Hi Kirsty. I also felt empowered by success stories. Knowing it is possible and being supported by those who know how you feel helps immensely. I think it gave me the belief in myself to try and I was pleasantly surprised to find how easy it was. We have been told for years how difficult it was to quit, but it doesn't have to be. Adopt the mindset. Desire freedom.
  • Kirsty-5 April 24, 2020 | 13:55
    Love this Happiness; thank you!

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