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Hi folks, randrindo here.

I decided to quit today, again. This time I wanted to join a forum to share experiences and talk with people who are going through or already been through quitting. Maybe I may be of help and support to you folks as well.

A little bit of myself. I'm a 24 year old man, studying physics and musical composition. I started smoking at the age of 16 with my friends. I intend to write a short story about how I started later on another thread :) Shortly, it was after a nightly debate among childhood friends. Even though I said no at that particular night, couple of weeks later I tried one of those. Well, it was cherry flavored.

Anyway, I probably smoked regularly, 8-10 cigarettes on average until the age of 19. I was a sporty young lad so I realized the harm early: I was running short on breath. Though, I remember some of my friends doing good in despite of their smoking habit, it just didn't work out that way for me. My first attempt was back then. Though I failed quickly, I reduced my average to almost couple of cigarettes per week, with occasional high peaks when I was drinking.

At the age of 20 I made my first serious attempt. I quit smoking for 15-16 months. Then, I relapsed back to smoking at one night when I was having a great time abroad, and just had that one cigarette. 15-16 month long quitting was only hard for 2-3 months and I didn't feel like smoking after then. I thought maybe I really did this, that I was a non-smoker now. However, I don't know why, but I really wanted to smoke at that night. Social conditioning? Doing it for the old times sake? I have ideas but not answers to this.

Then I become a social smoker. It's the weirdest part of all. I would like to mention this part of my experience later as well because the text is getting longer :) But being a social smoker is I think the 'worst' part of being a smoker. I could also name this smoker as 'tipsy smoker' since it is highly related to drinking imho. Anyways!

Thanks for reading and let's get going to no-smoking for the best days!

R.

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  • Hi there and welcome to this great place :)

    as long as you keep a positive mindset and take each day at a time breaking it down into sections you will get there coming on here reading some of the threads and posting will help as everyone here knows what your going through some so you will get as much support as you want

    i look forward to reading your updates :)

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