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When is the best time to quit smoking?

Posted in Quit experiences 12 Jun 2016

The best time is right now. Why wait? I quit cold turkey over 100 days ago. I was born in the 60's and normally smoke 2 packs a day and have been smoking since the age of 14. I simply quit nicotine in all its forms , white knuckled it for the first few days and then started to train my mind on our addiction by reading lots of posts about the addiction on a regular basis. Its the mental/spiritual addiction that is the worst part and we need to overcome lies we've been told by the nicodemon.

Some people are waiting for their lives to get better before they quit or they might be waiting for a crisis to be over. Well, I quit smack bang in the middle of a crisis and believe me it is the best time to quit. Going through a crisis (which can double your cigarette intake) and smoking does NOT make anything easier or better. Everything is going to be worse by smoking. There is no single benefit to smoking except that the nicodemon tricks you into believing you are receiving relief when actually you are being conned by a two faced friend. If you don't like two faced friends, then quit smoking and rid yourself of them.

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  • IC June 13, 2016 | 21:45
    your right MC no good or right time to stop now is the time.

    and yep all the bullsh$t I had to tell myself to keep smoking has to be reprogrammed if only it was a wipe drive fresh install :) no such luck but hey we are doing it !!

    so well done and thanks for sharing and its always what I need to hear love coming here and getting a check up from the neck up.

  • WhiteWillow June 12, 2016 | 19:59
    Brilliant post, ManC, you're a wise owl. The times I had tried to stop before I decided it would have to me a Monday, to keep things tidy and if I didn't manage it I could then wait another week to try again. Not sure when I realised I was being an idiot, probably when I decided one Thursday not to smoke again. So right about the two-faced friend thing too.
  • Miss lizzy June 12, 2016 | 17:33
    Well done to you and you are so right, I admire your strength as I am finding it so hard😵
  • Steve01 June 12, 2016 | 13:02
    Great work MC ...Best I ever managed was 5 days cold turkey. I really admire your personal resolve...very encouraging
  • Flora June 12, 2016 | 12:21
    Congrats on an awesome achievement manchild, you should be very proud. Anytime is a good time to quit, the sooner the better.

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