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Posted in Hints and tips 07 Nov 2020

Tomorrow marks my 2 years of being a happy non-smoker. I think the realization that I was an addict of sorts albeit legal made an impact. Trying to better my health in other areas led me to the belief that I could quit smoking. After 4 decades of smoking I finally came to understand how I started and how to end it.

Hence lesson 101.111111 and yes i won,won, won, won. And will keep on into infinity.

I derived this number by the 200 cigarettes I would have smoked over the past 2 years or 104 weeks. I can't imagine the residue of those 20,800 yes over 20 Thousand sticks of poison in just 2 years. I could have continued to slowly killed my cells 7 minutes at a time and wasted over 24000 hours which is 101.11111 DAYS saved from smoking. Even more when you consider that we sleep a third of our lives. Remember,this is just in 2 years!

Yes I think 101.11111 is something we might consider. I shudder to even think about multiplying the numbers for the course of my smoking history. And we wonder...."where did the time go?"

We can't go back in time, but we can make the most of what we have left. We can live and love being happy non-smokers!

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  • matik_one November 08, 2020 | 3:32
    Congrat to you.. 2 years of doing for yourself something.. every single day be satisfy at the end that I don't smoke.. Must be good feeling.. :) Spending time and energy because of cigaretts are strong reasons for quit.. Those were my reasons no.1&2.. Keep going well happiness.. :)
  • New chapter November 08, 2020 | 6:02
    Congratulations on your 2 years quitting Happiness,it’s quite alarming when you work out how many cigarettes you would have smoked in the time you’ve stopped,your a true warrior Hapiness,you sleighed Nicotine down just like King George sleighed the dragon,your strong will,superb happy positive outlook is an inspiration to us all,certainly me,I used your posts and mindset as part of my blueprint for stopping,and I still read your posts and see every day how caring and helpfull and inspirational you are to people everyday,you deserve a night hood,awarded for your contribution in helping and inspiring people to stop smoking,I’m sure I speak for many others when I say that this site and us all personally are very lucky to have you around,have a lovely smoke free day.
  • softly40, Mid North Coast November 08, 2020 | 7:51
    Well said and congratulations Happiness, my goodness when you work it out, how many and how much time and money wasted in feeding the Nicotine habit, I am not far behind you, and can honestly say your first reply to me kept me interested on this website, I felt like I was recognised as a person, not just a number. Well done
  • Happiness November 08, 2020 | 11:03
    Thank you for your kind responses. I am only too happy to feel I contribute after retirement to a cause so worthwhile. I enjoy my freedom and I know it is achievable by all. I can only hope that while is it very possible, for long time, heavy smokers to quit smoking but to also make it an easy journey for some,just as it was for me. I truly believe that it is a MINDSET and that forums making you feel accountable and in good company helps immensely. I also think it is a safequard to maintain your freedom and an opportunity to help others find theirs. I know that I look forward to posts and am truly happy for those that succeed.
  • Nuts November 08, 2020 | 12:12
    Well done on 2 years Happiness. Thats a lot of smokes that you hav'nt smoked and a lot of money saved. I am really super proud of you. You not only are a winner but you have helped so many others win their battle with your kind words and advice . I am a couple of months behind you and thank you for your support and encouragement. Buy yourself a special reward. You deserve it 🏁💖🤗
  • Robn November 08, 2020 | 21:11
    Well done Happiness, it is such a relief to be a slave no longer, isn’t it. Wish I had done it decades ago too but we are ready when we are ready.
    You should be super proud of what you have done for yourself and for many others on this site.....if we can help someone find their way out of the slavery it is such a good thing to be doing....and you have helped many. Stay proud and loud....we appreciate you.
  • Safe2017 November 09, 2020 | 4:20
    Congrats Happiness. You are an inspiration to so many!
  • Happiness November 09, 2020 | 9:21
    Again, thank you all. Together we can make a difference to many others. Keep up the continued efforts!
  • Red-67 November 10, 2020 | 11:07
    Great job young Lady :)
    Yes, I figured up one time, that I had wasted 35000 to 40000 hours actually smoking. Naturally I never thought of all that, at the time. I smoked because I liked it. I enjoyed smoking. UNTIL, one day, I realized, I only thought that way because I was addicted to smoking, and then, had to quit. We used to say it was a bad habit, but make no mistake, smoking is an addiction, way beyond the addiction to nicotine, we were addicted to doing it. We let it define us, and run out life. We WERE smokers :) Ain't it GREAT to be FREE ! ! !
  • Aaron101, South Eastern Sydney November 10, 2020 | 14:51
    Congrats!! on reaching true happiness! My dream is to get to one year - and then year after year beyond that :)
  • Swapnil November 14, 2020 | 23:05
    Congratulations happiness! This is really a big milestone in this journey and hope that you will never get back to this disgusting habit. Also, thank you for being here and encouraging other with your stories.

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