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Freedom from nicotine slavery: Two months

Posted in Quit experiences 18 Nov 2020

Hello all, I hope you all are doing well during this pandemic.

I would like to share an update on my smoke-free journey. Its day 64 and I am feeling very happy that I have completed 2 months without smoking very easily.

I am 28 years old male and was a smoker for about 7 years. I was smoking more than a pack per day before quitting. The first week was very much difficult after quitting. I slipped for 3 times in that week, but as advised by many on this forum, considered those slips as part of quitting. My previous attempt was in the year 2017, which lasted for about 10 days and I thought of quitting for thousand times after that attempt. So, one day during smoking a thought came to my mind that 'I will never be able to gather guts to quit smoking like other smokers', which hurt me a lot and I decided to stop smoking suddenly without thinking much about it.

4-5 days after quitting I started reading EASYWAY by Allan carr and found it very useful. There were few stressful situations after quitting, I craved for smoking that time but I was able to overcome easily due to the correct mindset made by that book.

I hope I will stay on track forever and be smoke-free for life.

One advise to those who are planning to quit smoking, Don't think too much about quitting, don't make any planning for quitting, otherwise you will keep planning for your whole life and never will execute that plan because smoking is drug addiction. Just go ahead and quit it. It is very easy.

I would like to thank those who share their stories and those who keep supporting others on this forum. Special thanks to the Australian government for creating such a wonderful platform.

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  • Happiness November 18, 2020 | 23:33
    Congratulations on making your impetuous leap to freedom. I did it without pre-thought as well. In trying to achieve better health, I stumbled on an ad, clicked and became convinced that there was a chance than even I could quit smoking. Once a seed is planted, it will grow and flourish with the right conditions. Allan Carr's conditioning of the mind does make perfect sense.

    If there was a magic pill to make the journey easier, I think his book is about as close as you can get. I did quit before I read the book my husband insisted on reading before he joined me on this journey. We are both about 2 years in and loving our choice to becoming non-smokers. We both found it easy to quit being in the right frame of mind to do so.

    I am glad to know you have a wonderful smoke free life ahead of you now. I hope more younger people will take your initiative. We are stronger than nicotine. We can quit smoking!
  • DAB57 November 19, 2020 | 1:56
    Well done Swapnil. Congratulations on your 64 day quit. I am very happy for you and wish you all the best in your new smoke free life.
  • softly40 , Mid North Coast November 19, 2020 | 6:12
    Congratulations on 2 months smoke-free Swapnil, you have got this under control with minimum of fuss and a happy disposition to start with this time, NOPE (not one puff ever)
  • Swapnil November 20, 2020 | 4:08
    Thank you all for your supportive comments!

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