No Smoking Day
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This time one year ago

So what was i doing one year ago today

for starters i was feeling so so scared, i was panic smoking like you wouldnt believe [thought if i smoked loads i could build up abit of a stock pile inside me ,WRONG] i was very nervous on how i was gonna cope with stress, happiness, concentration, boredom etc i now see they completely contradict themselves.

i had really yellow fingers,yellow teeth, a hacking cough, smelt like a gone of ashtray, feared for my health on a daily basis, every tiny pain i had i was convinced i had cancer, i was trapped, i missed time with my kids so i could smoke, i didnt enjoy family days out as i didnt smoke infront of my kids, i remember driving home fast from places so i could smoke sooner, couldnt taste my food properly, couldnt smell properly, had blocked ears and couldnt hear well [about a month before i quit], never had money, when really skint would unroll dog ends and smoke them

and now

i can cope with stress, happiness,concentration and boredom ---just had to learn how to

yellow fingers ---- gone

yellow teeth -----white

hacking cough -----gone

smell like an ashtray ------ now smell delicious

fearing for my health ---- no longer the case

thinking i have cancer with each pain ----- dont get any pains

trapped-------------I AM FREE

missed time with my kids ------making up for lost time now

didnt enjoy family days out-----love em now they just go to quickly now

driving home fast----drive normally now as logic pervailled when nicodemon left me

couldnt taste----yummy yum can now

couldnt smell----mmmm can now

blocked ears-----gone

no money---still not great but spent on nice things now

smoking dog ends---kick myself for stooping so low

two days till i reach the penthouse did i think i could do this before i started----- not in a million years

to all you newbies it is so do-able all you have to do is get through the bad time to get to the good

thankyou to all on here who have helped me i hope i give some back now again helping others

9 Replies

Well done Boo!!! One year is a huge achievement and one I hope to be making on November 13, 2012!!! Enjoy the penthouse, hope they've got the champagne on ice for you :D


well done boo!!! i totally feel this post!!

we are almost there...a year already!!:eek:

i never ever thought this was gonna be possible but we all did this together!

congrat boo!! and never look back!!


Massive congrats to you guys......what an absolute inspiration you are :)

Drinks all round me thinks :D


I'm saving a seat for all you guys at the bar... nearly there!! So exciting :D :D


A great comparison to read and what a great inspiration! well done boo on your 1 year :)


Honest and brilliant post boo. You really had me with the dog end part, remember that myself. Don't know if I've ever admitted it either!



haha might as well get it all out in the open lol, it does make it really hit home how addicted we were , what we would do to feed our addiction and how low we could go

at the time of unrolling my fag butts it didnt seem so bad the way i looked at it then was at least i can still smoke

but now OMG did i have no standards back then, no obviously not


Bloody brilliant boo. You have earned all those benefits and more. Keep on supporting others as you do now. David


hey, congrats to you Boo.... I was right there with you a year ago today... and I am right there with you today.

I only just realised that it's penthouse day tomorrow... have had a rubbish christmas with an extremely bad dental infection that required hospital treatment, so my mind hasn't been on my quit until today.

It's been such a positive move, giving up smoking. I can't think of starting again. I love the freedom of being an ex smoker, the extra money, and the cleansed feeling I have.

the effort was worth the sense of satifation I now have now knowing I have quit.

Well done to all the NY 11 quitters, and everyone else.



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