No Smoking Day
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still going strong

Hi, just wanted you all to know that I'm just about a week short of being quit a whole 8 months!

I never thought I'd get this far, but I did and I'm soooo happy about it and very proud of myself. Been through some tough times too and didn't slip once, which is odd as in past quits I've almost looked for and even created an excuse to slide off the wagon :rolleyes:

Anyway, I am still loving being a non-smoker. Adore it! I can breathe and exercise and taste food and I smell lovely and my skin is fresh-looking and my teeth are whiter, my clothes are fresher and my children are happier and, and, and... oh, a million and one reasons to stay quit and not a single reason to pick up one of those filthy little sticks again! Bleurgh! And I actually used to believe they relieved stress! I'm far more relaxed these days, I can tell you.

Just wanted you to know, and if there are any smokers reading this who think they'll never be able to do it: I used to be you! It can be done, you just have to be really ready. And you need to use this site, even if it's just for reading, but definitely for support. In the early days I read and read - everything and anything to do with the awful effects of smoking. All that stuff kind of stuck in my head, nudged the nicotine out of the way, and really helped me when I had cravings.

Anyway, have rambled enough. Good luck to you all, whichever stage you are at on your non-smoking journey xxx

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Well done to you skippy & thanks for letting us know there is light at the end of the tunnel lol.

Especially at this time of year when so many will try to quit it is so good to see that people have managed what can seem impossible at the time.

I wish you well in your smoke free life & know that this time I will be joining you, no more addiction & slavery for me I am better than that as you where & are.

Gaynor xx


Gaynor, wishing you every success.

Not going to write a load of stuff because you've read it/heard it all before. I just want you to know that I wish for you your final quit so that you can leave the whole thing behind you and get on with the business of living. You want it so much that it will happen. Don't cross anything, don't hope, just know that you will do it :)

This time last year I'd have laughed in the face of anyone who said I'd be able to quit for a week, never mind 8 months! I could barely go for an hour without one. And yet here I am, breathing with ease and smelling of expensive perfume and actually enjoying it! Go figure.



Thanks Skippy, I believe you & I know it. I will be posting where you are now but of course, happily you will be far ahead of me & quite rightly so.

Hugest hugs for doing so well, quit for life, nothing better to give to yourself :) xxxx


What a lovely post - congratulations! As always, so great to hear a success story. As long as you don't let the demon catch you out when your guard is down, that's it for life. What an achievement.



WOW WELL DONE Skippy :D:D 8 months smoke free is brill and deserves a big pat on the back :)


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