I'm aware that I've posted very little of late!
As a fresh quitter you find a great empathy with people also going through the mill of quitting. However, I'm now finding it more and more difficult to empathise, because I've just forgotten how it felt! For me it all seems so easy now, and yet looking back over my old posts I can see that it was hash at times.
These days I read of relapses and think, they should have just stuck to it and resisted. Just don't smoke is my attitude.
I do know that this quit was far easier than previous ones and is the successful one basically because I managed to change my attitude to smoking through education and understanding, but other than trotting out the read read read mantra its much harder to support peoples specific problems than it was when I'd been through them only a couple of weeks or months earlier.
I do know that I have quit for good, and I do know that you all can also quit for good, but the fact is that before very long you will all also forget what it was like to quit and even what it was like to be dependent on smoking.
With that there are some dangers! The odd nostalgic memory of what it was like to sit out in the sun with a pint and a fag , or something similar means that you have to stop yourself and say. NOPE - not one puff ever, for doing so is the slippery slope and after all its not the smoking that was enjoyable it was the situation.
So be assured there is light at the end of the tunnel, honest!