3 Years

Well I've been to a Christening today and got back to find my Quitnet anniversary email in my Inbox reminding me that its 36 months since I last smoked. These days smoking is a past memory, something that I once did and something that I may look back on with the occasional nostalgic feeling but never with a desire to restart.

Its been a pleasant family day I started off with a relaxing shave with a vintage cut throat razor and splashed on some great aftershave that I would hardly have been able to smell 3 years ago.

Quitting is very achievable, allow yourself to believe that and just do it. The longer the period of time since your last smoke the easier it gets.

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  • Wow! You give us all inspiration and something to aim for! Many congratulations!

    One month, two weeks, one day, 17 hours, 19 minutes and 34 seconds. 1371 cigarettes not smoked, saving £480.08. Life saved: 4 days, 18 hours, 15 minutes.

  • Congrats, Nick. Good to hear from you. I don't even come on this site anymore, but glad I did today! I'm still smoke free after 2 and a half years. Your right, it only gets better and smoking is just a distant memory. Keep going strong! Jody

  • Massive well done Nic on your three years quit. Have a chocolate on me.

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  • Congratulations Nic, 3 years is truely amazing. Glad you have had a lovelly family day out and that you could enjoy the smell of your new aftershave. ;)

    Anyhow here's to the next milestone and a HUGE well done to you :)

  • Well done, Nic, huge congrats on your 3 year milestone. After some time a quit becomes so easy that we forget what a really great achievement it is to have gotten there! Nicely done, you even get a cat pic ;)

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  • Congratulations Nic It proves to all us new ones it can be done, and nice to know you don't really think about it any more. Thanks for still posting it gives us encouragement. Happy for you.

    Maria.:)

  • A Happy 3 Years Quit Smoking Day to you Nic

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    And I can understand exactly what you are saying.

    I like your aftershave mmmmm smells well nice doesnt it, enjoy the rest of your.

  • Well done Nic :cool:

  • Wow! You give us all inspiration and something to aim for! Many congratulations!

    Thanks, you too can be here posting in a few years time. Smoking is a choice you just have to be steadfast and never give in to temptation. Nice username BTW is it a bit tongue in cheek (I'll get my coat)

    Congrats, Nick. Good to hear from you. I don't even come on this site anymore, but glad I did today! I'm still smoke free after 2 and a half years. Your right, it only gets better and smoking is just a distant memory. Keep going strong! Jody

    Great to hear from you Jody and so glad you are continuing to do so well. I'll look for your 3 year post in January.

    Massive well done Nic on your three years quit. Have a chocolate on me.

    Don't mind if I do David, any coffee creams in that box?

    Congratulations Nic, 3 years is truely amazing. Glad you have had a lovelly family day out and that you could enjoy the smell of your new aftershave. ;)

    Anyhow here's to the next milestone and a HUGE well done to you :)

    Thanks Jo, yep it was a super day, thoroughly enjoyable.

    Well done, Nic, huge congrats on your 3 year milestone. After some time a quit becomes so easy that we forget what a really great achievement it is to have gotten there! Nicely done, you even get a cat pic ;)

    Thanks for the cat pic Bella, I feel honoured. To be honest being quit for 18 months is the achievement staying quit for 3 years is just a new way of living.

    Congratulations Nic It proves to all us new ones it can be done, and nice to know you don't really think about it any more. Thanks for still posting it gives us encouragement. Happy for you.

    Maria.:)

    Thanks Maria, yes living proof here that can be done and I'm nothing special. So if I can you can.

    A Happy 3 Years Quit Smoking Day to you Nic

    And I can understand exactly what you are saying.

    I like your aftershave mmmmm smells well nice doesnt it, enjoy the rest of your.

    Thanks Jamangie yep the aftershave smelled niiiiice, when I used to wear some I think I would have gassed badgers at 50 paces the amount I would have put on as I could hardly smell it!

    Well done Nic

    Thanks Kitkat, great to see you sticking at it. I have every faith that you'll be posting your 1st, 2nd, and so on anniversary posts this time!

  • Well done Nic, it only seems like yesterday.............

    Youve been an inspiration to many and for that I virtually tip my hat to thee.

    Good luck :D;)

  • Thank you Mr Pots

    Doesn't seem like there are many large cats about but nice to see you, hey its a bit like The Hotel California here isn't it or was that Royston Vasey ;)

    BTW I've got a hamstring injury at the moment so have't been running up and slags (heaps that is) recently.

    All the best and I shall continue in your footsteps.

  • Thanks Kitkat, great to see you sticking at it. I have every faith that you'll be posting your 1st, 2nd, and so on anniversary posts this time!

    Cheers nic, think i will be throwing a real party then :D

  • Terrific job Nic!!!

    You're a great example of success.

    Alex.

  • Thanks Alex, I'm sure you are too, I see you are 2 thirds of the way to the penthouse already.

  • well done!

    Nic

    Wow, three years!! many congrats, smoking is just such a distant memory now. You helped me during my quit many times, so thanks and well done x:)

  • Hey, hey, hey.....congrats on your 3 yrs Nic :)

    You and Jody speak to nicotine being distant memories and I can only add my 3 1/2 year experience to both of your posts. In point of fact we all can add our voices as you've ably stated below....

    Quitting is very achievable, allow yourself to believe that and just do it. The longer the period of time since your last smoke the easier it gets.

    Bella happily added a cat pic and here's one from me...I'm sure you'll enjoy :D

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  • Nic

    Wow, three years!! many congrats, smoking is just such a distant memory now. You helped me during my quit many times, so thanks and well done x:)

    Thank you, glad I could be of some help along the way. Many people helped me and its nice to pass it on.

    Hey, hey, hey.....congrats on your 3 yrs Nic :)

    You and Jody speak to nicotine being distant memories and I can only add my 3 1/2 year experience to both of your posts. In point of fact we all can add our voices as you've ably stated below....

    Bella happily added a cat pic and here's one from me...I'm sure you'll enjoy :D

    Thanks Cav. Yes generally Civil and generally...... :p

  • :p

    Have you not trademarked that yet :confused::eek::D

  • Hey Nic,

    Popped in on the Forum for the first time in ages and saw your 3 year post and just wanted to add my warm congratulations. Not much I can add to the fine things already said. But it's a nice thought that the reminder of your lengthy quit had to be given to you by your quit counter since not smoking is now so obviously the natural state.

    Myself and many others have benefited from your support and guidance so it's great to see you going so strong.

    Cheers,

    Deke

  • Thanks Deke,

    I really should unsubscribe from those emails, but at the same time its quite nice to be reminded how long it's been.

  • Congrats Nic on 3 plus years.I still think about it but I will not go back.:eek:

  • Congrats Nic on 3 plus years.I still think about it but I will not go back.:eek:

    Thanks Dubbs, great to hear you're still going strong!

    Cmgratulations nick. :)

    Thanks Karri,

    How are you getting along?

  • 3 years....

    Well done Nic, always appreciate the help you gave me in the early days....

    Thanks again

    M

  • One of my inspirations to keep quit! You gave me much support and advice when I needed it! No cat pics here! Congratulations nic. X

  • oh I'm so ashamed - I thought I'd replied to this post ages ago and just looked back and realised I hadn't at all!

    Congratulations on the perfect mental realignment.

    H xxx

  • Hi Nic,

    Glad to see one of the old guard still here, thanks for the inspiring posts they helped when I first quit.

    Wayne:D

  • MAH, fiona, Helsbells and Wayne

    Thank you all, as I remember it we were all supporting each other here.

    This place, its bloody good isn't it :cool:

  • Congrats Nic! Really good going. 3 years is awesome achievement.

    All the best.

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