Just clocked up 7 years. Nice!

The decorators have been in and I don't really recognise the place - but that doesn't matter. Anywhere that supports people to quit is fine in my book.

Seven years ago today I smoked my last cigarette and I wouldn't have reached this rather nice milestone without the support, help, distraction and advice of all the lovely people on the forum.

Stay strong and keep choosing not to smoke - it really is one of the best decisions you will ever make.


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  • Firstly a huge CONGATULATIONS , from me.

    Second Thanks for posting ( a huge inspiration to us all,

    Thirdly you are amazing.

    Thankyou for your post,fantastic, brilliant' well done you, Amazing 😀😀😀😀😀

  • Wow Deke, huge congratulations, that is just amazing achievement, thank you so much for coming on here to share after 7 years....really appreciate reading such an inspirational post!

  • I must agree.

    What a great thing to be able to say.

    I don't smoke and haven't for 7years.


    I hope I'm here in 7 years .ha

    Great for all us trying /wanting to stop.

    Great motivation

    Thank you

  • Thanks for posting Deke, lovely to hear a success story.

  • Thanks for the lovely comments. It's a fantastic thought that others may be inspired to give up by my efforts.

    I distinctly remember, when I had only gone a few days without smoking and was feeling that I was depriving myself of something that i thought I enjoyed, I saw posts of others who had been quit 5 or more years. They inspired me then.

    The simplest, and best, phrase that I ever saw on this forum was:

    "Choose not to light a cigarette. Keep repeating that choice."

    It has worked for me - it can for you too.

    Stay strong.

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