I can't believe it

So I just passed the 3 months quit mark and am into the 4th month. I think I'll stick around in here until i hit the 6 month mark.

Just a thought, this is the longest I've gone without a smoke since I was a teenager (I'm 30 now btw). It's pretty amazing and scary how much I've put my body through and how long it's been. It's crazy to think that nicotine is so strong that I couldn't go 1 day with out it, 1 week without it, 1 month without it or can you imagine 3 months without it in over 10 years. I guess we just never thought about it when we were smoking.

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  • Hey Debbie,

    My last cigarette was on July 7, but I usually go from the 8th because it was my first full day without. Not that it matters at this point, but I just couldn't bring myself to say I quit until I went a full day without one.

  • £1200?!?! How much do fags cost over there?!? By the time I quit, money really wasn't much of an incentive for me. Over the past year I cut back quite a bit and finally had it down to maybe 4 or 5 cigs a day (on a normal week day) and an unknown amount on weekends when I was drinking heavily. By my calculations I probably saved around $250, which is even fewer in £.

    Good on you for quitting, I know how hard it was for me, and can imagine it is worse with a stronger habit.

  • My brother also lives in Chicago, and when I visited I paid about $10 for a pack. My sister lives in New York and its probably about the same you pay there for a pack.

    I live in Michigan where I could get packs for around $5.50, because I smoked cheap Pall Mall cigs. My logic was that if I save $1 per pack that I would esentially be getting a free pack every couple of weeks, lol. I just ended up smoking more.

  • £1200?!?! How much do fags cost over there?!? By the time I quit, money really wasn't much of an incentive for me. Over the past year I cut back quite a bit and finally had it down to maybe 4 or 5 cigs a day (on a normal week day) and an unknown amount on weekends when I was drinking heavily. By my calculations I probably saved around $250, which is even fewer in £.

    Good on you for quitting, I know how hard it was for me, and can imagine it is worse with a stronger habit.

    We're taxed to the hilt on everything here, our minimum wage is the equivalent of $10.00 an hour, you are taxed approximately 15% on all wages over $16000.00 per annum (40% on $56000.00 +) then you pay "duty" on tobacco, alcohol and petrol - a packet of 20 cigs costs the equivalent of $12.80, 16.5% of that is duty plus $268 every 1000 cigs, Alcohol ranges between 7.5% and 30% duty, depending on what you buy, petrol is currently $10.00 per UK gallon, 56% of which is duty. We pay 20% value added tax on all non essential items so we are then paying additional tax on top of duty. Rant over :o

  • 3 months = how many weeks ?

    I am looking forward to saying I am starting month 4 as a non-smoker well at 9pm this evening my app tells me I will have been a non-smoker for 12 weeks, now I thought that was the end of the 3 months but realistically it has to be 13 weeks! So disappointed and delighted roll on next Thursday evening. Good luck everyone it's wonderful to be free.

  • Congratualtions Rex, to think you should be installed in the 6 month room just in time to install that 60" TV. Sit down, put your feet up and relax, you deserve it. :D:D

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