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No more feeling like an outcast

Posted in Quit experiences 05 Aug 2016

Hi. For over 10 years now in the UK the public have jumped on the " lets dehumanise the smoker " bandwagon. The 4x4 drivers spewing out thousands of tons of carbon monoxide are at the forefront of complainers and Hippocrates. That was my stance on rationalising my smoking. Looking back I felt like a 2nd class citizen for years. Thankfully it helped me quit. All this plus health deterioration, financial burdens , family pressures etc gave me the impetus needed to quit. Thank you " icanquit " for assisting and all those who have regularly posted. I am nearly a year cigarette free and it's one of the best presents I have ever given myself.

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  • storm, Murrumbidgee August 05, 2016 | 21:20
    well done, what a great achievement
  • Cranky76 August 05, 2016 | 22:49
    It's amazing really what excuses we can make and how we can justify almost anything... On another note I had to fill out a form today and it asked if I was a smoker, I ticked No and that felt fabulous.
  • Lia August 06, 2016 | 18:57
    Hi Dobbin, always good to see someone who has survived the longer journey to quitting. It gives power and reassurance to everyone on his site to hang in there and persevere. Have followed your posts and like everyone else want those who post to succeed. Just paves the way for everyone else. Like someone else said, it is not something you talk about with friends or family, face to face, certainly not at length. Affirmation from fellow quitters on this site is all we need. Anonymously. We remember names and journeys and feel disappointed for anyone who errs and better still, hope they return.
  • IC August 06, 2016 | 23:17
    yeah that's funny and scary all at the same time for 30+ years I had to tell myself all sorts of BS and pretend to believe it to stay smoking.

    to quit I had to lose the excuses and I am sure its not so easy for us but we have done it and are doing it so well done !!

    keep up the good work.

  • Kcal , Hunter New England September 05, 2016 | 18:45
    Hi. This is day one for me
    I've made a couple of attempts to quit.
    I really want to. I'm hoping this will be it. Can others on here support each other please. I'd like some support from others that find it hard to quit
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