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Hi everyone, how are you all doing?

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Hello monica1969 I am doing well how are tou

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That’s great Vicky, how long are you smoke free now? How are you finding it?

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I am 47 days and I am finding it is a lot easier than my other quits. Something happened when I turned 50 that just made me say I am done and put them down. I am using the patch to help those around me haha but I am on stage 2 patch now and feeling no difference. How far are you into quit

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Oh that’s fab, I was the same as you apart from it was seeing dad die of lung cancer in Feb, it took me until May to kick it and I’m 48, 49 at Xmas, so I’m just over 4 months in

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That’s great are you having any cravings or just the mind set and that’s it

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To be honest with you I couldn’t have done it without these guys on here, they are amazing. I don’t have any cravings as such anymore, they may cross my mind occasionally but they quickly go.

I’ve taken up Couch to 5k which I never thought I’d be able to do but it keeps my mind healthy too

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Hi M. Am on holiday in Sweden visiting my friend this week. I got really awful cravings the day I travelled. Flight was delayed. First time ever flying without cigs. But I thought how crap I’d feel if I would have just the one and how far I had come and that the cravings would eventually pass which they did. Smoke free now coming up to 5 months.

Congrats on couch to 5k!! Keep at it!

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Oh well done hun, I bet you are enjoying the break too ☀️☀️

I think I’m a week or two behind you, 4 months and 1 week for me woo hoo

Thanks for the congrats, I’m loving it which is a complete shocker lol

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Well done Scarlet123 !!

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Thanks Roisin01 x

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I'm grand thanks Monica1969 - great to see you and Vicky going strong, keep going :)

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Oh absolutely Roisin, never again for me 😃

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Hi Monica, hope all is good with you.

It's 5 months and 8 days since I quit, seems such a long time ago. Couldn't have done it without the support of of this forum and it's amazing people, partiularly in the first couple of months.

Well done for sticking with it, I'm certain you've cracked it 👍

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Hi helpmequit, all is great thank you, I hope you are too :-)

I am the same, couldn't have done it without the support of these guys. I am really pleased with myself, gotta admit. I hope I have cracked it, I know I think of them occasionally but I don't crave anymore.

You have done amazing, do you crave anymore?

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Hi Monica. Funny you should ask, but I still get the odd craving, not very often but quite intense (which is a bit scary). Most recently, I was amongst company that I had not seen since quitting and they both smoke. I was able to refuse their offer of a cigarette quite easily and, to their credit, they respected my choice and offered only their support and admiration. However...the little voice in my head which 'reasoned' that 'just one wouldnt hurt' was really strong and tested my resolve. Glad to say I didn't succumb and although I felt rather smug and virtuous afterwards, I know I will have to be on my guard for as long as it takes because it is too easy to backslide into old habits (been there, done that!). Having said that, I'm 100% confident that I have cracked it for ever, despite the odd longing. Never letting it back into my life!

Stay strong Monica, you're doing great :-)

Andy

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Congratulations! I'm on day 3... so far so good. This forum really is a great place to come to to read everyone's experiences.

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