4 Years

Yep, its 4 years today.

Not one puff since 12th Sept 2008. For me, and this always causes disagreements on here, one puff and you're not quit and so the counters reset. Anything else and you're in danger of thinking that an occasional puff is ok, which leads on to more and more and then before you know it you are a smoker again.

In short you are only quit since you last smoked.

This is only my opinion and I don't want anyone to think I'm trying to preach or belittle.

I'm happy to be still here because this has been a year of massive stress in my life both personal an professional. Life has changed a lot but one thing is the same.

I don't smoke.

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  • 4 years - wow. That is incredible.

    Do you still get cravings?

  • That's a great achievement, Stuart. I know for me that one puff would send me back down the path of smoking so I will try to be steadfast in avoiding 'just the one'.

  • Thank you.

    Cravings? No, honestly not for a very long time. Occasional thoughts of smoking that catch me unawares sometimes is all.

    Finish a meal and people go out to smoke and you almost join them before realising... Momentary thoughts that make you feel stupid for forgetting you dont do that anymore!

    But cravings? No, not for ages. :)

  • Well done Stu

    Great innit!

  • Congrats StuartH!

    Hey its good to read someone who has gone pass the 1 yr mark!

    You inspire all of us here! Thanks for taking the time to remind of

    us what it will be like later down the road! ;)

  • Congrats StuartH!

    Hey its good to read someone who has gone pass the 1 yr mark!

    You inspire all of us here! Thanks for taking the time to remind

    us what it will be like later down the road! ;)

  • Very awesome Stuart, I know it's easy now but doesn't matter, still deserves a big congrats and well done :)

  • Yep, its 4 years today.

    Not one puff since 12th Sept 2008. For me, and this always causes disagreements on here, one puff and you're not quit and so the counters reset. Anything else and you're in danger of thinking that an occasional puff is ok, which leads on to more and more and then before you know it you are a smoker again.

    In short you are only quit since you last smoked.

    I don't smoke.

    Awesome achievement, and I agree with every word above. One puff and you are starting over.

    And, like you, it's just my opinion; others may have different ideas. They're wrong, of course, but they can have different ideas. (Sarcasm button invoked here.) :)

  • What a great post to be reading

    reaching

    4 years

    is an amazing achievement

    so without further ado

    :D

    A MASSIVE WELL DONE STUART

    :D

  • In short you are only quit since you last smoked.

    This is only my opinion

    It isnt as I, for one, share it as well ;)

    No little dances for us??

    Are you still on the bike?

    Well done Stuart and good luck

  • Congrats Stuart,

    I am still smoke free too, 4 years seems to have flown.

    It is great to be a non smoker.

    Best wishes

    Bernie

  • Mr Pots... Good to see you :)

    No little dance this time... Maybe for 5 years, or 10? But I'm still biking when I can, which hasn't been much this year to be honest. How about you?

    Bernie :D its so good to hear you're still keeping on too!

    Everyone else.. Thank you so much. Smoking.. How much of a mug were we?

  • No little dance this time... Maybe for 5 years

    Ha, gonna hold you to it :)

    My favorite one year post

    *Seems the dance can't be accessed anymore.... too bad :)

  • Hahaha... The dance is still there, I'll try and fix it....

    I do have a habit of sticking my foot in it, don't I? :D

    Maybe this link will work?

  • Maybe this link will work?

    hahahahaha so awesome!!! Makes me laugh out loud every time, love it! That's a happy dance for sure, glad you fixed the link :)

  • It brings back many memories :-)

  • Ok. So i'm going to conceed that a 4 year quit is fairly impressive. Fairly. Yep....thats impressive-ISH. BUT....BUT.....BUT....THE DANCE! Oooohhh....now that's something else. That IS truly impressive. Oh....and phoooooarrr :)

  • Really hope I can postt 4 years on here. And look back and see the struggle I had.

    And also look back and say wow I was only 29 when I wrote that. Then feel sad I'm not in me 20s any more.

    But I Carnt wait to enter my 30s as a non smoker (only 4 weeks left) at lest its sumthing iv done b4 I turn 30

  • Well done!

    Oh my god Stuart 4 years is awesome! Well done you. I want so much to get to 4 years!:)

  • awwww, I'd forgotten the little dance!

    Shelly, life begins at 40. :D

  • Thanks all... And Phooooarrrr? No ones said that to me in a while! Youre my new favourite :D

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