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Back in January I posted this thread: CLICK

It told of how I was struggling with being away from home and encountering triggers I hadn't experienced before.

I have just got back from some more time away from home - and had no problem at all. No thoughts of smoking whatsoever.

So practice has paid of again. Last time I practiced being a non smoker in that particular situation and it paid off.... I didn't have to do anything this time.

Practice makes perfect and since I want to be free of smoking, I must practice it - everyday. As Nic quoted on that thread - the price of freedom is eternal vigilence.

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  • Hi Stuart :D

    So glad you had no problems this time around just goes to show that as you say practice does make perfect well done

    Love

    Mum xxxxxxx

  • Yes that's the way it seems to work.

    There are many trigger points which are infrequent, and we must be prepared to deal with then when they hit.

    One of the common ones which will be coming up for people over the Summer months will be holidays!

    Glad the practising paid off.

    Nic

  • Mine was coming off set after filming!!! OMG thinking back those times were hard, now i don't even think about it - i'm more bothered about running back to the makeup room for a big mug of choccy drink!!! Practice Practice!! really does retrain the brain, into not triggering the need to smoke, basically breaking the habit xx

  • Hey Stuart, just wanted to say I was thinking of this post last night while out with some of my old smoking buddies mixed with copious amounts of beer and wine.

    I managed to get through it without smoking and I have to say it was in no small part to this post and the hope that next time round it will be that much easier.

  • Hey Stuart, just wanted to say I was thinking of this post last night while out with some of my old smoking buddies mixed with copious amounts of beer and wine.

    I managed to get through it without smoking and I have to say it was in no small part to this post and the hope that next time round it will be that much easier.

    Well done for not acting on temptation, Mike.

    I'm very happy to have helped a lttle, and it will be easier next time :D

    Don't let your guard down though ;)

    All the best, Stu. (celebrating my 200th smoke free day today :D )

  • Hi Stuart :D:D

    Well done on 200 days that is truly awesome I am so, so proud of you

    Love

    Mum xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • hi stu congrats on 200th day quit,,over the week end smoking was the last thing on my mind,and you can have a good drink with out smoking,,lots of first time quiters find it so hard not to have a smoke when they drink,,you just have to set your mind ,,just keep the faith tony and keep :D:D:D

  • I rule, don't smoke.

  • Happy Days

    Well done Stuart, cant wait to say 200 days even 50 at the moment, wont be to greedy,,,Know all about the drinking thing.... But got over that trigger this weekend... So like u say Stuart "Practice makes perfect"... So I will keep practicing drinking without smoking ha ha and am sure it will get easier:cool:

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