Holiday Triggers

I have just come back from my first abroad holiday since I quit smoking. Ive been on a couple of british holidays but that was about it. I hadnt thought of the fags for quite a while but it really hit me when I got on holiday, people were smoking everywhere and I encountered one of those times when that nic demon just creeps up on you.

nearly nine months smoke free and I managed those feelings like a trouper, fag after sunbathing, fag with afternoon beer. I stamped all that right out of my mind and also encountered stinky hair and clothes after being in a smoke filled bar, soggy fag stumps on the beach and by the end of the holiday even the sight of a ciggie was enough to make me heave.

I used to see on peoples signitures not one puff and took that on myself, no matter how hard it is, never, ever again not a single puff and I am really very proud to say that I have stuck to that.

I am now a confident non smoker and wanted to post cos I was very proud at how I managed those triggers, there might be more to come at some point but Im never going to let my guard down.

Not a single puff!!!

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  • I have just come back from my first abroad holiday since I quit smoking. Ive been on a couple of british holidays but that was about it. I hadnt thought of the fags for quite a while but it really hit me when I got on holiday, people were smoking everywhere and I encountered one of those times when that nic demon just creeps up on you.

    nearly nine months smoke free and I managed those feelings like a trouper, fag after sunbathing, fag with afternoon beer. I stamped all that right out of my mind and also encountered stinky hair and clothes after being in a smoke filled bar, soggy fag stumps on the beach and by the end of the holiday even the sight of a ciggie was enough to make me heave.

    I used to see on peoples signitures not one puff and took that on myself, no matter how hard it is, never, ever again not a single puff and I am really very proud to say that I have stuck to that.

    I am now a confident non smoker and wanted to post cos I was very proud at how I managed those triggers, there might be more to come at some point but Im never going to let my guard down.

    Not a single puff!!!

    Superb Post Moog congratualtions on giving up the cigs because after that i am convinced you have :)

  • wow, thank you bradders x:D

  • wow, thank you bradders x:D

    Nope the thanks are yours Moog, hope lots of people read your post draw inspiration from it as i did :)

  • Hi Sam,

    Great to see you still going strong. And well done for getting through your trip as you did. Sounds like if anything, it just made you stronger. Excellent stuff.

    Went to France in the summer and I used to love those French cigs on previous trips. Not this time - didn't even think about it much either. Must mean we're getting there!

  • yeah deke, I agree! I spent most of my time avoiding second hand smoke and heaving at the thought of smoking. I have also started coughing rather loudly when peoples smoke goes in my face!!

  • Hi Sam :D

    great post and well done you overcoming all those triggers

    You're wise to keep that guard in place as mine is and there it will stay

    Love

    Marg xx

  • Hi Sam

    Soooooooooooo proud of you hunnie i caved in spain on my first quit. No money for a holiday this year but pleased really cos didnt know If I would be strong. didnt want to lose this quit. Great work girl good for you.xxxxx

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