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1 year a non smoker

Posted in Staying quit 31 Aug 2015

Its been a year today im a non smoker. Cant believe it. It went so quick. I started on champix. Tried patches they didnt work. Id recommend champix. It worked. I was a pack a day smoker for 30 years.

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  • Nannette, Hunter New England August 31, 2015 | 14:17
    Hi Kathy A HUGE congratulations to you, what an amazing achievement. Its sooo nice to hear from people who have achieved a year as it is sooo inspiring for us beginners. I hope you reward yourself as it takes a lot of hard work and determination to get there. Enjoy your new smoke free future and thanks for posting.XX
  • Fullofhope, South Eastern Sydney August 31, 2015 | 22:09
    Another inspiring success story - well done and congratulations from a rank beginner.
  • Young Victorian August 31, 2015 | 22:49
    My first aim is 30 days.
    Also on champix, day 20 on the tablets. 12 days smoke free.
  • kathy August 31, 2015 | 23:37
    Thanx everyone seriously. Wow. I know i cant believe it either. Hey if i can quit i believe anyone can. So here we go my story. Only to inspire you guys. Im 51. Old . To ungs.I started smoking at 15. best mate lucy know her since i was 5 still mates. Gave me a smoke on the way to school. She stole it from her dad. He died of lung cancer last year. So she quit. Her brother 52 now is dying of lung cancer. Her ex boyfriend died 50 last year of lung cancer. Now thats true and reality. Everyone says ull die of something an excuse not too quit. My sisters sister in law died of lung cancer 60. I want to live till im 80 Not 50 im 51. Yes i could still get cancer true. But smoking is like playing Russian roulette

  • kathy August 31, 2015 | 23:47
    That was gloomy but very true. How did i do it the secret. Everyone i know smokes. Literally including my partner. They smoke in front of me. Sheer bloody willpower. Yes champix. But mind over matter. Youre mind is powerful. Dont give in. Its a horrible drug a parasite. Youre better than that. Get angry at it see it for whatvit b is a drug a horrible thing. Say no say f off dont give in to it . The cravings will pass. It's only a feeling
    It will lose. Dont let it win

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