I have chosen this occasion to start my first thread on this forum. So I am going to go out in the woods, hop up on a tall stump and sound off. I have not smoked for 100 days!!!!!
I was 64 days into my quit when I found this forum. I read a post by someone who wanted a different angle on things and I thought that maybe I could help. I printed their response and keep it and read it from time to time.
After I quit smoking I started surfing the web for stories of people who had quit smoking trying to find inspiration to stay a non smoker. The amount of change in stopping a 33 year relationship is quite large. For example I have had a disposable Bic lighter in my front left pocket for over 3 decades. The other day I had a hard time just lighting the grill for dinner.
I find a lot of inspitation from reading of others like me trying to keep the demon off their back. It helps a great deal. I don't know why it happened, but from this forum I was able to find the strength to fend off the 3 month attack. It was quite real. To have gone through the portals of hell to quit cold turkey and be smacked that hard out of the blue was rough. It was because of this forum I stayed the course. Thanks one and all. I honestly do not think I will smoke again because I had my "just one" and have realized that it is just not possible to have "just one." I have the tools to know a craving and how to deal with it. This forum is to be commended for educating me to the point I am at now.
The British seem to be light years ahead of the USA in quitting smoking. I gather there are clinics in towns or neighborhoods just for this purpose. That is so wonderful. I cannot understand why the insurance companies are not throwing money at this approach on our side of the pond.
I want to tip my hat to whomever came up with this forum. I am sure that in the beginning stages of making this happen the sentence "If I can help just one person to quit it will be worth it" was spoken. Well, you suceeded beyound your wildest dreams.
When I was young and single I spent a whirl wind 6 days in London. I loved every moment and want to return again some day. I have a request to ask of somebody out there. Please go to the corner pub have some steak and kidney pie and a pint for me. I have earned a nice reward. I just cannot have the one I want. It has been almost 30 years and I fondly remember. They have establishments here that call themselves pubs but it is not the same. Will someone do that for me?
Thanks No Smoking Day Forum. Thanks to all you posters. Thanks for being there and doing what you do. I will continue to add a pat on the back from me to the people who are quitting.