Enough to keep me quit !

Went shopping today to spend my hard saved smoking money but found myself watching smokers wherever I went :eek:

If you stop and look at smokers they really don't look happy - skin is grey, hair is dry, eyes dull and worrying about where the next ash tray is. I could have quite easily gone and joined them for one - especially as I found nothing to buy :mad: but to be honest I'm so happy to not be one of those people huddled around a stinking ash tray outside a shopping centre. Life is so much nicer without having to worry about when you can next feed your addiction

Next time you're flagging stop and have a really good look at anyone smoking near you - it will keep you on the straight and narrow.

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  • hi pookie

    I really do have to ditto that ....such a nice place to be not needing to stop at every opportunity to have a smoke ...its enough to think you would like to join them ...Loved reading that thanks ...Inconvenience was on my quit list..reminding me :)

  • Thanks Pooks.

    We all like nice reminders like that. it is an addiction, a form of weakness to some degree. Giving up is like joining the AA and admitting ones powerlesness over such a substance and allowing a higher good to remove it.

    Yep they are all sad, gotta quit to be able to see it. :)

  • Pookie - you are so right. I seem to notice smokers more now and it does give me a reality check to think that only 3 months ago I was one of them!

  • Really useful post -and one I hadnt thought of. Another print out for my quit board . thank you. To tell truth though -I am only 9 days in -so am like a bloodhound if someone smokes near me:mad::mad:

    looking forward to finding the smell disgusting .

    xx

  • Hi Pookie could have sworn I posted on this thread but its gone and I am going mad LOL yes go spend money and spend more than you have saved and then you want be able to smoke again as you will always be ahead of your self :D well done you are going great x

  • Went shopping today to spend my hard saved smoking money but found myself watching smokers wherever I went :eek:

    If you stop and look at smokers they really don't look happy - skin is grey, hair is dry, eyes dull and worrying about where the next ash tray is. I could have quite easily gone and joined them for one - especially as I found nothing to buy :mad: but to be honest I'm so happy to not be one of those people huddled around a stinking ash tray outside a shopping centre. Life is so much nicer without having to worry about when you can next feed your addiction

    Next time you're flagging stop and have a really good look at anyone smoking near you - it will keep you on the straight and narrow.

    I have a habit of doing that lately, awlking into town at lunchtime and just looking at all the smokers.....

    And yes, I do look...but I also think I DON'T DO THAT ANYMORE...and I carry on with what I was doing. Totally agree about not having to worry where or when you can nip out for a fag.....Free at last!!

  • Today I thought about the D word ...& i thought how if i was really old would it really matter if i still smoked & would it be worth packing in at say 80 years old or something ...then i thought ..you know wot of course it would.....a slow & painful D isnt a nice thought wotever age & not something anyone would want to go through really is it..........So that thought today was enough to keep me quit. DEEP i know soz :eek:

    Dont mind pookie do you ..hijacking ure thread with thoughts xxx:D

  • Glad everyone found my ramblings useful :D

    Hijack away kitkat - I've been stuck at work all day and the NHS don't like us looking at the web so I didn't know you were anyway :p I'd been having lots of D thoughts too - one of my reasons for quitting and staying quit.

  • It was enough to keep me quit today when i felt breathless walking home from school coz of the humid.......How worse would that be if i still smoked :eek:

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