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Chasing my first uear

Posted in Quit experiences 13 Jul 2016

310 days smoke and nicotine free. No more

Bunged up chest

Green balls

Stinking clothes

Sneaking out for a drag

Buying dozens of cigarretes

Smelly breath

Being told its disgusting

Condescending looks



Putting cigarette out with shoe and trailing black marks on people's carpets

Telling fibs to the doctor

Yellow fingers

Yellow teeth

Changing clothes three times a day

Emptying ashtray in the car

Risking life and limb dropping cigarette in the car

Being disgusted with myself

Telling people I've really cut down when I haven't

Driving to a 24/7 garage in the early hours

Looking for butts to smoke

Panicking when only 1 left

Flicking lighted butt in the wrong direction.

Being the odd one out at a meal and disappearing at least three times.

Wasting thousands of pounds

Planning to give up but don't.


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  • Lia July 13, 2016 | 19:32
    Hope everyone reads your post and identifies with reasons to stay on the straight and narrow.Too many reasons to quit for good.
  • IC July 14, 2016 | 0:26
    yeah still cant think of a good reason to have smoke so I don't have one, just makes you wonder who was making the lets have a cig plan?

    I know who the same guy who spends all the saved smoke money on toys LOL

  • IC July 14, 2016 | 0:27
    well done on the 310 to :) good job you will get your year and go sailing on by as well.

  • WhiteWillow July 14, 2016 | 0:44
    All brilliant reasons to stay smoke free but I have to ask - Green Balls?
  • Kimberley July 14, 2016 | 2:48
    Awesome, keep up the good work!!
  • Dobbin July 14, 2016 | 2:55
    Green balls. ( phlegm ) inconvenient and difficult to get rid of
  • Dobbin July 14, 2016 | 3:23
    Green balls. ( phlegm ) inconvenient and difficult to get rid of
  • Chezzel July 14, 2016 | 13:23
    Wow I was struggling a bit this morning, Dobbin your post was just what I needed gonna make it my favourite story for reference thanks so much
  • Dobbin July 14, 2016 | 16:29
    Go for it Chessel. Cigarettes promise nothing and deliver less
  • Iwillbeatit, Western NSW July 14, 2016 | 20:59
    Great post Dobbin. Well done on getting close to the milestone I am striving for. I'm not as close to the year as you (257 days) but the excitement is there that this time I have done it. I hope you have something special planned with all the money you have saved.
  • Jojie1 July 15, 2016 | 0:41
    Way to go Dobbin! Congratulations!!
  • Dobbin July 15, 2016 | 1:30
    Hi Iwillbeatit. Sure have a brand new Gibson Les Paul guitar and twin fender amplifier.
  • Fullofhope, South Eastern Sydney July 24, 2016 | 0:15
    Great post. Good to reflect on all those good reasons when, even a long way down the track, I still miss it.
    Congratulations on a significant achievement.

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