Kia Ora fellow quitters
I just thought I would pop in to see how everyone is going. Good to see some familiar names still here supporting each other. I cant speak highly enough of what this quitline community had done for me. I honestly don't think I would've made it thus far in regards to remaining smoke free. I will be approaching 8 years smokefree this year.
I must admit I am not as proactive on this site as I use to be at the early stages of my journey but my heart still remains here.
How I came to be smokefree nearly 8 years ago, I never planned to quit it was an on the spot decision. I decided to place my tobacco in the spare room bedside draw. The only time I ever when back to that draw was to flush the packet down the toilet. I practically noticed healthy changes within a week. My sense of smell taste, sinuses skin had all changed for the better. I had never quit prior and I chose to do it cold turkey. I personally recommend to go cold turkey but you do what you think is best for you. My quit journey was a lot easier then what I thought it would to be. I use to have a lot of bad dreams about relapsing in the early months. The dreams felt so real and much to my relief when I woke to realise its not real. The fear of relapsing played on my mind.
I just knew after I completed my quit programme I wasn't going to look back.
Since quitting I have been able to take up hobbies and interests I wasn't able to do before because of the extra money not spent on smokes. I can now treat myself to half a dozen fishing charters, did I mention the new sense of taste LOL.
Anyway quit family. I wish you all a successful journey.

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    PSPSP said:
    13 March 2020

    Nice to see you Hurricane-8 years quit. Fantastic.

    Big game tonight. Chiefs or Hurricanes? I have to go Chiefs but..we will see.

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    Blondene said:
    13 March 2020

    Nice to hear from you Hurricane...8 years is amazing and you are showing the newbies that it can be done...I wish you all the best for no doubt another 8 years SMOKEFREE 🤗

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    clarence the cat said:
    15 March 2020

    Thanks for your newsy blog Hurricane. Gosh it doesn't seem as long eight years since you took the plunge.
    Glad you are enjoying all the advantages from the decision.

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    Ladylene said:
    07 April 2020

    Fantastic Stats Hurricane. So glad to see you are still clean and enjoying life without that addiction chained to your ankle. Well done you!