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270 days of freedom today

Posted in Staying quit 04 Nov 2015

Today is day 270 of freedom from the cigarettes and their foul smell.

I work in the health industry and used to hate the fact that I used to smell of smoking and people would notice it and make comments behind my back.

After 44 years of being slave to the addiction, I have made 270 days of freedom from that foul smell and the devastating effects smoking has had on my health.

It was nowhere near as hard as I had imagined. Champix proved a miracle drug to me, took away the edge of the cravings and helped me see things for what they really are.

Now I truly pity people standing outside in a corner somewhere puffing away when I walk past and remember vividly how I used to be one of those self-imposed outcasts

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  • Lia November 04, 2015 | 21:50
    I am up to day 158. Hopefully never to take a backwards step. I didn't like what woke me up during the night! I sounded like I had emphysema. Breathing easy now. And very importantly I am no longer one of those social outcasts. Be it local or global. Smokers everywhere are being made to feel they are missing out because they are...
  • Fullofhope, South Eastern Sydney November 09, 2015 | 22:23
    Congratulations and thank you for coming back to report in - it means the world for those of us marching in your footsteps.
  • This time I am going to win, Southern NSW November 13, 2015 | 21:13
    Thanks for your story. I too work in the health industry. Hate the fact that I smoke. Secret smoker !All of these people on this site are so strong.
    Could you share how you did it after all those years?
    Thanks and congratulations. Awesome that you did it
  • jojie November 14, 2015 | 7:16
    Congratulations apalsson! You did it! Hooray! I too work in healthcare. I quit smoking cold turkey over a year now 440 days.. I am very happy with my new life. I will not smoke again. Keep going.. enjoy life! I also have been in this site since the day I quit 8-9-2014. It helped me stay focus. Best wishes!

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