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Hi to all, I have stopped smoking nearly 2 years in February, I haven't been on here for a while because I really haven't thought about smoking at all but now I feel I should give something back to this forum that really helped me in the beginning when I was struggling. It really is worth the longing the wanting the yearning for a cig, in the beginning it is hard you think you will never stop thinking about them but you do, you really do. I smoked for 35 years and I thought I would smoke all my life, but now I am free how? I didn't want to do it any more I hated the smell and every thing about smoking It is so anti social now. What I am saying is folks if I can do it anyone can!

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  • Thanks for that Betty, It inspires me to carry on when I hear from people like you who have been through all the cravings, and down days just like me and got through it :)

  • It is so worth it in the end trust me! You will get here I promise. If you want to ask me anything I will try my best to help.


  • Thanks for the inspiration

    Its my first day today and I am finding it tough, but reading your post has encouraged me. Thank you

    PS I don't know if I am being totally stupid but I cannot see a button to start a new post any help would be appreciated

  • New Thread

    Hi Annmarie737

    to start a new thread:

    Bottom right hand side choose a forum and a new screen will appear.

    Near the top, left hand side will say new thread and go from there.

    Congratulations on quitting smoking.:)

  • Great to hear from you Betty Boop, and happy to know you will soon be at the two-year mark! It's amazing how little attention we think about smoking after we've been through such a long period of 'quitting', isn't it?

    I can only echo you by saying that I'm really pleased at having managed to get rid of the habit and all the negatives it brought into my life.

    It may seem like a long and difficult journey, but it can and has been done by many people before, and it does pay rewards in the long run. The key is to keep your eye on the long-term ambition and take one day at a time. At some point, it will no longer be an ambition, but a way of life.


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