Some of you may remember me from when I was last on the forum about 6 months ago. I just thought I would pop back and update you on my progress.
It has now been over 9 months since my last cigarette and I genuinely feel as though I will never smoke again. I no longer have the feeling that I am missing out by not smoking. My girlfriend still smokes as do a lot of my friends but I have now got to the stage where their smoking does not affect my want or need to smoke at all. I enjoy telling people who haven't seen me for a while that I haven't smoked for over 9 months. My next task is to support my girlfriend when she stops smoking shortly.
In fact, I only think about smoking once every couple of weeks or so because I seem to have dreams where I smoked. As soon as I wake up and realise it was a dream I feel glad that it wasn't real and proud of how much I have achieved.
Thanks to everyone who supported me in the early days because I did find this forum very useful - particularly the NOPE (Not One Puff Ever) mentality. I look forward to posting on the 8th of July when I will be able to say that I have made it to 1 year smoke free. I am no expert on giving up smoking but if anyone would like any advice then please ask in this thread and I will do my best to help.
Speak to you soon