May 22 2020
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Just the Start

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It is my 4th day & I am enjoying being ‘smoke free.’ I understand the long journey ahead isn’t going to be pleasant or easy but I will visualise my outcome for the end (thank you Isaac) & the financial & health benefits I, myself, and family would have accomplished. The money I used for smokes is going towards a family trip at the end of this year & every 6 months thereafter - something I should have done long ago

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May 21 2020
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Attitude of Gratitude

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thank you in advance for becoming a non smoker, i am grateful the struggles that made me stronger and i also appreciate others on my journey

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May 19 2020
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New beginnings

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Hey Guys, Just decided to Quit.
Been wanting to do it for a wile and have tried many times.
Today will be Differant. I know i can do it my Kids dont need to grow up with all the struggles that come with a smoking parent

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May 17 2020
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Essential

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Level 2
Back to work
Not the right word, tho!
End of day 2: I better understand what exhaustion of the body is. Literally collapsed into the Lazyboy & all systems 'switched off'! Body aches in places I'd forgotten. Mental capacity-non existent. We take rest& sleep for granted. Day 3: somewhat 'normal'.
Thank goodness it was a 3day week! All the while, clients telling us- 'You've become an Essential worker' It's nice to feel someone values Your skill 🙂
Week end is shortened as I resume my 'post' tomorrow.
3weeks-FULLY booked & this older turtle is feeling the creaks!
Secretly enjoying the Mania that is Level2 postlockdown, for Us.
May I make a suggestion on behalf off all Stylist? Keep Your requests simple, first time out...a 'same as before' Is Music to Our ears!
Don't need smokes, no more! In the distant past... You'd find me racing to that back porch for my chemical fix...
No room in my life, for that Anymore YaHooo!
Continue to be kind
Let this be a lasting Legacy of Covid 19
Stay Strong everybody & Thank You for being part of Our 5million team👍

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May 13 2020
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Ciggz

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Today is the 13th of May currently 8.26am. I bought a pack of 30g recently for $70 it usually goes along with a box of alchahol which all up cost me $100. Two very expensive habits I would love to quit. Does anybody have any ideas for me. Would be appreciated 😊 I'm a 26 year old female tryna save a buck and not smell of nasty cigarette butts 🤮

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May 1 2020
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If your here

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If you have decided to give up smoking.

"Your fuking Awesome"

I'm 5 days in & it ain't gonna get me sucked back in. I'm Here for all & anyone or who is trying or will beat this jerty thing. We got this!

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Apr 30 2020
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I dont understand this feild

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I have tried in the past too quit smoking but, failed.

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Apr 29 2020
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Changes

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Hi all 👋
Great to see more people committing themselves to the Quit, Congratulations & power to You all👍
Dunno bout You guys, but I've become rather attached to my Bubble 🤗 The last time, I spent this long away from work, was when I travelled with my, now demented, friend. That wasn't restful, tho. That was charging around Europe, like it was trying to escape!
Nice relaxing bus tours...Yeah right!!
So, I've become rather relaxed (admittedly, something I find easy, to do!) and my Bubble has been my sanctuary.
However, the drop in levels, means our World (for us Kiwis) is now starting to wake up...
And it'll different, to be expected. There will be a few less smokers👍
A few extra kilos per capita 🌭🍟🥞& sadly, a few looking to MSD for ongoing help (there will be some of us, who will fit all those categories 😕)
The kindnesses We have been asked to offer, looking out for those elderly, whom need an extra eye on them & showing neighbourly tolerance (we have 3 pre-6 year olds living next door& each has to speak above the other to be heard, eeek!) These fantastic traits, that most of us Kiwis have, should go on...beyond Covid19..
No one really knows, how these changes, will affect each other in the long-term. As We've moved to level3, some are able to work again, sadly, not Me. My trade means being in close contact for minimum 30mins at a time. As I'm immune compromised, I'm also quite scared (actually, scared shirtless!) about returning to the environment...this may be the biggest change of all, for Me. I've gotta get over the mental side of this & I'm not quite sure, how to do it 😕. I shall not be using cigarettes to ease my mental anguish-that would be Tragic!!
I guess, like everyone else, it will be One Day At A Time...just, can I do it in 'my bubble' Please?
Be Proud of Yourselves: You've either kicked smoking in the proverbial guts, or You're trying to. (Get some power behind that boot, he's not an easy character to assassinate!!) Stay in Your bubble, stay safe, be kind (always)
ODAAT
Kia Kaha 🙂

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Apr 27 2020
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The final straw

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Fun fact I just turned 21 in quarantine. Anyways.. my quit story started on the 17th of February. Ever since I started working for Downer we go on leadership courses once in Christchurch, the latest in Auckland. So on the last day on the course they asked everybody who can't pass a drug test and I put my hand up (I spin my weed with tobacco btw) and they stood me down for two weeks and from that day forward I made a means to myself finish this pack (both substances). Nicotine has been the root of all evil with me it made a non addictive drug addictive (marijuana). My point is nicotine has no positive, it's doesn't stress relives you it just adds to your drained nicotine receptors. And for me it's given an ugly stain on my front top teeth, I've lost all confidence smiling now, if that isn't enough to throw the habit out then the savings will.

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Apr 27 2020
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Just gave up 20yrs plus of smoking So over it

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There's a thousand good reasons to give up but not one good reason to keep smoking. I've tried giving up before, cold turkey and it didn't work. So this morning I decided after looking at my fingers that look like they have been shoved "you know" and had my morning cough cough cough. I went to the local chemist to buy some gum thinking it would cost me a fortune. $5 for a massive box of gum "WTF is this not advertised anywhere"??? or I might be blind from smoking? Anyway. I'm a 70's born guy & everyone I knew smoked. But after being in lockdown & wanting to hug people who are all non smokers now...I don't want to be that coughy stinky bloke anymore. I watched my auntie die of cancer in a hospital & when my dad & I had been outside for a smoke & came back in to see her. She literally tried to just smell the cigarette smoke on us. And yet 15yrs later I was still smoking... It's addictive no doubt but not unbeatable. Thank you all for being here. I now before anyone who has quit & I wish you all the best. We Got This.

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