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Posted in Staying quit 09 Jan 2021

Hi all, happy new year and I hope everyone reading this is feeling good about quitting! I was reminded by an email sent by this site to checkin after not doing so for several months.

I was a smoker for 36 years. Heavy smoker. I am now 76 days quit. Life feels clearer, my mind feels unclogged. My eyes feel like they can actually see clearly. And I am pretty sure I smell great!

I used a combination of patches and this site to stay on track.The patched helped with the physical withdrawal from the substance , this site has been the thing that has kept me mentally accountable; it’s like having a whloe tribe who are in my corner rooting for me to succeed. And that my friends for me is my secret not so secret weapon. Other people do care about us,other people are like us. Other people we do not know will hold out a hand to help steer us to shore when we flail in the fast water. Because other people are us. Thanks for the support, the interest and the stories, this is an unbelievable resource for good. Keep up the quit, we can all live without this habit.

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  • Happiness January 09, 2021 | 13:55
    It is delightful to hear from you again and knowing that this time you feel the difference and want to be a non -smoker rather than a part-time smoker. I did remember you , but of course had to go back and read your post, Yes, NOPE! Not One Puff Ever for the newbies. ......Just one can and will in many cases take you right back to square one!

    So it is great to get the feed back and know that by reading IcanQuit stories and comments, the comments are just as important does make a difference to some in the mindset and of knowing they are not alone! I do try to inject some information as well as just encouragement. I apologize to the ones who already know most of what I try to impart to the newcomers!

    I am so happy for those that find the desire to quit and do so happily. I love happy endings .... congratulations!
  • Swapnil January 10, 2021 | 7:20
    Hi flowers! It's very nice to hear that you are smoke-free since 76 days and hope you will stay smoke-free in your further life.

    It's the best way someone can praise iCanQuit. You have done it very nicely.
  • softly40, Mid North Coast January 10, 2021 | 8:54
    Congratulations flowers, it is good to hear from you again, so pleased that this site has helped you achieve this outcome. I found it invaluable too and have tried to give something back in return. That is an amazing turn around after 36 years. Keep Covid safe in your part of Sydney and well done.

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