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How has the Covid 19 pandemic effected you with your quit smoking journey?

jillygirljillygirlAdministrator26 Voters
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more determined to quit
9
No difference
8
More anxiety
6
isolated/lonely
2
Feel depressed
1
inspired to take up a new hobby
1
suicidal
0
Other
13 Replies
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Leopold1
Leopold17 MONTH WINNER

I'm teaching myself guitar and don't have to stop every 15 minutes or so to light a cigarette and watch it burn out.

Quitter4them
Quitter4them11 Month Winner

Covid was the reason I finally quit. 3/22/2020 quit date.

Cloe
CloeAdministrator in reply to Quitter4them

Same here, 14/4/20 well done 🌟 πŸ₯°

Quitter4them
Quitter4them11 Month Winner in reply to Cloe

Way to go. It’s been tough but I’m so glad I did it.

kenster1
kenster14 MONTH WINNER

as the second wave took hold I was already having health anxiety due to smoking so took the plunge and stopped the cigs and went on a vape.

Tempo57
Tempo5711 Month Winner

Covid caused me to give up πŸ˜€

Tempo57
Tempo5711 Month Winner in reply to Tempo57

I gave up on Friday March 13th, 2020

jillygirl
jillygirlAdministrator in reply to Tempo57

Well done Tempo I will assign you an achievement badge. :) xxx

Tempo57
Tempo5711 Month Winner in reply to jillygirl

Thank you Jillygirl. I only hope that other people here can manage to stick to being smoke free. The benefits far outweigh the habit. I so often wonder why I ever smoked for 40 years!

Fluffy_Fairy987
Fluffy_Fairy9874 MONTH WINNER in reply to Tempo57

Lucky for some! πŸ€ Well done! 🌼

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator

After 2+ smoke free years I found I was having to deal with very strong cravings. I have no idea if this was in some way, unconsciously, linked to fear of covid.

glolin
glolinLONG TERM WINNER

We have not been affected to the same degree here in Aussie. I live in Victoria which where the put the lockdowns etc. Managing a house for people with intellectual disabilities got a lot tougher as the residents were in lockdown. The hardest part for me was not being able to go home to New Zealand when my brother passed away very suddenly. I worry about my son in the USA everyday.

jillygirl
jillygirlAdministrator in reply to glolin

Oh Linda that must be such a worry. I hope things hurry up and this virus goes. Take care hun. xx