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saari67
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Posted in Quit experiences 02 Feb 2021
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Hii...I quit smoking for 2 days. There is no special reason for me to quit smoking but I want to quit. I started smoking when I was 18 and now I am 54 years old. I have been smoking for almost 36 years. Now I feel tired of smoking .... I want to quit.

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  • Happiness February 03, 2021 | 0:21
    Welcome Saari67. Read and learn how you can quit smoking. We broke free and so can you. When your heart and mind both meet in the WANT to quit smoking it becomes easier. Think positive and believe in yourself. The nicotine has less hold over your after the 72 hours without it in your system. It is the mental part that is harder to overcome for some people, but with the desire, comes success.

    Let us know how you are doing or if we can be of help. We know you can do it!
  • Red-67 February 03, 2021 | 4:20
    HI, and Welcome :)
    Much like you, I quit for no particular reason. After 45+ years, one day I just realized how stupid smoking is, and decided I no longer wanted to be a smoker.. It was the first, and only time, I really even thought about quitting. What helped me most, was, not so much wanting to quit, but really not wanting to smoke. It's a mind game. Many want to quit, but they still want for a smoke. I did have 3 miserable weeks of mental, and physical withdrawal, but did not actually crave, or want, for a smoke. That was 4 years ago, this month, and you can do it too. You can accept any discomfort you feel, and not make it a craving. Let yourself accept the fact, that you are an addict, and a slave to a little tube of tobacco, and set yourself free. You will love the freedom :)
  • saari67 February 03, 2021 | 17:12
    3rd days still steady.... Thank Happiness and Red-67 for your support.
  • EddieO February 03, 2021 | 23:22
    Hi saari67,

    I too just stopped smoking. As of this post, it has been 40 hours since my last cigarette. I've probably tried to stop 8-10 times in the past year. As an addict, I am aware of this compulsion to take a bad or stressful situation to smoke. If my dog barks too loud or I get an unexpected expense, I am compelled to smoke. That's all it takes for me. That is more powerful than the physical addiction to me. I need to learn how to handle stress in a more positive way. I've started walking on a treadmill and some burpees and crunches. These activities fill my lungs in a good way and I am beginning to enjoy it. I just can't get too confident or cocky at this point. The smoking devil will sneak up on me.
    Good luck my friend!
  • Lady M, South Eastern Sydney February 07, 2021 | 13:15
    I’m right behind you saari67. It’s only been hours So I’m tuning in to your feedback . Cheers Lady M
  • Lady M, South Eastern Sydney February 07, 2021 | 13:16
    I’m right behind you saari67. It’s only been hours So I’m tuning in to your feedback . Cheers Lady M
  • saari67 February 13, 2021 | 23:34
    Tomorrow is the 14th day I quit smoking. After 2 weeks ... 2 weeks ... I feel like a newborn. Wow ... that's 2 weeks. My next target is 30 days. Thanks you..
  • Peddie February 15, 2021 | 19:14
    Hi, you are in the same boat as am, started 18 years old now 54. I always promised I would quit at 40, then 45, then 50, so I finally quite last year 30 April 2020. I have gained a lot of extra weight, cause food is so much tastier and I know I need more exercise. I loved my cigarette and stopping was difficult, but am happy to be free of that poison. Keep it up, it can only get better.

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