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darwenn
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17/10/2019
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One year

Posted in Staying quit 18 Jun 2020
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Well what do you know, just over 1 year ago I quit. It feels great. It was super hard but I'm so happy I stuck with it. I remember the first week or even month, it felt like years since I had a smoke, I missed it so badly. I'm guessing around the 7th month after quitting it started getting easier, I didn't think about it. I kind of forgot to think about smoking, funny. if I can do you all can do it!! Stick with it and you will be so pleased that you did. Thanks for all your support!!

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  • Aniruddha June 18, 2020 | 8:27
    Congratulations! Felt good reading your story.
  • Gemma23 June 18, 2020 | 8:34
    Well done darwenn
    A year is such a long time. Keep up the hard work
    I'm sure you are feeling much better now and looking good.
    It's amazing what then ciggeraties can do to the body.
    Keep going doing great..
  • Gemma23 June 18, 2020 | 8:34
    Well done darwenn
    A year is such a long time. Keep up the hard work
    I'm sure you are feeling much better now and looking good.
    It's amazing what then ciggeraties can do to the body.
    Keep going doing great..
  • Gemma23 June 18, 2020 | 8:34
    Well done darwenn
    A year is such a long time. Keep up the hard work
    I'm sure you are feeling much better now and looking good.
    It's amazing what then ciggeraties can do to the body.
    Keep going doing great..
  • DAB57 June 18, 2020 | 15:03
    It is a great accomplishment isn't it. Well done
  • Chwoe, Southern NSW June 18, 2020 | 15:04
    good 2 hear that u r coping well.

    remeber, quitting smoking gives u coochie :)!
  • Nuts June 18, 2020 | 19:33
    Congrats on 1 year Darwenn. A fabulous milestone. Well done 👍💞
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW June 18, 2020 | 20:29
    Did you suffer 7 months of withdrawal? Or do you mean 7 month;s of what, exactly, please explain.
    I suppose if someone say's It took me 7 months to recover from heroine or cocaine addiction. Would anybody blink an eye-lid?
    With the o'l nic-o-tine,,, Is 7 month;s normal? Is 7 years enough time to forget or is 7 days to freedom realistic to ponder?
    Great job girl. I hope your husband has joined our no smoking band too?
  • Happiness June 18, 2020 | 22:16
    In anwer to Puff No More above. It is over once you have made up your mind completely. You will not crave what you do not desire. For me I had no cravings after the 3 days of cold turkey. Even then, the cravings weren't too bad and only lasted a minute. Divert your attention and go on with life. You may dream of smoking, or think of times you smoked , but that does not mean you desire it. The thoughts or urges to smoke can last years if you let them, but they have longer intervals in between and less intensity. This is where the term willpower comes into it. When you ACCEPT being a non-smoker , it will become your NATURAL way of life to be accustomed to. Lately I have had a few "cravings" which is odd, a mild desire to reminince the old days, i think. I don't keep dwelling on it, but brush it off and go on. No harm, No foul. I certainly would not trade my freedom for that poison stick I have managed to escape. Over 40 years it took to believe in my strength and break the brainwashing.

    You've done a great job darwenn and I hope your husband was a successful. If not , know that you will inspire him and others to follow suit. Seeing others accomplish what they deem impossible gives the belief that it is not impossible. There is hope. Let's hope they try at least. Let's hope that they never give up on giving up. Once they realize they are not giving up anything, but escaping, then they can easier accept the hardships they may face during the quit. It is a process that is well worth tasking. Congratulations on your first year milestone!


  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW June 18, 2020 | 23:09
    I refer above that it makes no difference to me whether someone like Happiness takes less than 3 days to "GET OVER IT or Some people still struggle at 7 month's!

    We Dont Smoke.
    People buying natural tobacco from an indigenous indian plantation may have been devoid of super ADDICTIVE substances added to their tobacco!
    Consider that Happ. Most people buy their souped up HIGHLY ADDICTIVE product through BIG TOBACCO . Your indian growers may have been decent enough to sell you natural tobacco with un-drugged nicotine.
    Thank god i will never smoke that s@%t no matter what.
  • darwenn June 19, 2020 | 0:51
    Thank you all for kind words and encouragement. To puffnomore, I meant it did take me 7 months to actually stop the desire to have a cig. I think I just passed the bump in the road at that point and was happy that I finally did. I don't know what's normal, that's just how long it took me.
    To Happiness and Puff, yes my husband is still a non smoker. I'm thinking around 3 months now. Super proud of him, he is struggling at times having been a heavy smoker for 40years, but he doing really well.
    Thank you all again and keep up the good although be it hard work!!
  • Happiness June 20, 2020 | 12:58
    I never thought about that Puff No More. However souped up the favourite common brands of cigarette, the manufacturers added whatever to taste better or deliver the smoothest draw or the fastest jolt of satisfaction. Those substances were not addictive. Nicotine is the drug we were addicted to. While you make a great point, I don't believe one type of cigarette is more addictive than another. Nicotine is Nicotine. As far a taste, that is psychological too. We gagged our first time smoking. Decades later we have clung to the claim that we enjoy it and that it tastes good. Sure. You can taste the poisons! The drug and society did it's part in brainwashing us. We can undo all of that if we allow ourselves to.

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