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My 7th smoke free Christmas

... well since I was fifteen anyway.:p

Something amazing has just happened..... I missed my 6th anniversary. That is an accomplishment in its self as I used to countdown to making my anniversary posts.

On the 27th November 2007 I took my last drag on the filth and not one puff has passed my lips since.

Now I smoked.. I would smoke anything and it was totally engrained in my life.

I read Alan Carrs book, The Easyway To Give Up smoking and that along with the help and fun I received from this place helped me be where I am today.

I can recall visiting my mum in hospital during those early months and seeing/hearing an old man coughing his guts up. I didn’t want to be that person.

Finally I was cycling slowly through the local park on the way to work the other week when a youth approached and asked if I had a light. Without thinking and with what now must be a natural reaction I replied

"Sorry mate I don’t smoke"

Merry Christmas everybody click here for the link to a fabulous website that may save you some pennies)

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:DI can't wait for the day I forget my anniversary :D Have a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous New Year :D

Well done me old mucker, isn't it great to be free. I do sometimes forget what it was like to be a smoker.

Give my regards that massive angry tabby next time you see them :p

As the others have said, what a great post! Well done you and Merry Christmas to you and all the best for 2014.:)


I'm only 15 days into my quit and your message has given me so much hope that I can achieve what you have. Great post. :)

What a fabulous and inspiring post, thank you! Posts like this really do help and inspire us beginners! Have a very Merry Christmas! :)



I pop in and post a six year note and you have to pop in and do the same.

Is this going to happen every year then?

How time flies...


Well I've now just missed my 9th anniversary but feel I need to put down a written record of how far I've come.

I'm still very friendly with a great bunch of lads( were all nearly 50 now lol) and every Wednesday we meet for a game of cards. They all still smoke and I have no problem standing right amongst them whilst they smoke the evil filth😜😜 They call me the Reverand because I'm always preaching the gospel of St Alan Carr. When I get home my clothes go straight in the washing machine as the reek. Can't believe I smelt that way most of the time.

Merry Christmas 🎄 everybody and remember this little tip. If you don't light it you'll never smoke again

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Hey Tomatpots - great to hear from you again, Merry Christmas to you too! Great tip! Perhaps create a new post with above as very inspirational and this post is over 3 years old and won't get seen as won't appear in recent news feed posts..

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