Jan 11 2020
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Stats Update 1967 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 1,967
Total savings: $32,783
Im still doing it ODAT. I see quitline has come onboard with vaping,thats a good thing I wouldn't be here today if not for vaping. Nothing else worked for me.If your not smoking anymore then your not smoking, end of. All you newbies just keep on trying,you will get there.

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Sep 11 2019
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Stats Update 1845 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 1,845
Total savings: $30,749
Hi havnt been on in a while,I forgot it was august I quit 5 years ago.Many thanks to all you quitliners who helped me to stay quit. Any newbies stick at it eventually you will succeed,it took me 4 years from when I seriously started to make my quit stick.As long as we keep trying we don't fail if we slip up just get back on the quit wagon with us.

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May 7 2019
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deathly quiet

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Whats happened to this quitline blogsite ?. From 2010 till 2016 or so when I stopped coming on here so often this place was always humming .there would heve been 10 to 15 blogs on here by 2pm daily and later on it would really hot up. I see now its 2/3 on average a day. You cant run a business like that you would go broke. Come on quitline give people what they need or they go elsewhere or in this case they may die. Have you forgotten what we are dealing with ,a deadly addiction. Please provide all the help people need.

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May 7 2019
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Stats Update 1718 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 1,718
Total savings: $28,633
Hi all .Havnt been on in a while. Im still NOPING along.I decided early on even one puff on a crappy unowot is too much for me, and ive managed to keep to that. Im probably a bit different I never wanted to quit and for ages that's what happened. But I eventually got really sick and could have died so I knew I cant smoke any more, end of, I had messed around with ecigs long before they took off. So one day I put down the cigs and swapped it for a vape or ecig. My health very slowly got better and is now good for someone with severe COPD. Life is pretty good these days, I still have dramas occasionally and thought about picking up a unowot but so far so good. Ill never say never again as I have no control over tomorrow ,but as long I stay in today I seem to be able to manage lifes ups and downs. We have had our two youngest granddaughters living with us for the last 9 months and survived that (so far) (-: without a unowot.
Anyway if your new or been at it for a while stick to your quit. Find out what works for you and keep doing it ODAAT.
A big thanks for all the support I received in my early days.

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Jan 23 2019
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Stats Update 1614 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 1,614
Total savings: $26,899
Still NOPEING along. Had some tuff times lately thought about unowoting a few times but stuck to my vape and havnt picked up .I know it only takes one puff to start the nightmare all over.Good to see newbies on here doing it ODAT

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Aug 22 2018
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Stats Update 1460 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 1,460
Total savings: $24,333
Still NOPING along ODAAT. Started seriously trying to quit 8 years ago .Got there in the end. I think that's the secret ,like Winston Churchill said never, never, never give up trying. You will get there eventually.

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Aug 6 2018
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Stats Update 1444 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 1,444
Total savings: $24,066,
Wasn't sure exactly which day I quit just knew it was in august so not far off now. It took me 4 years to finally keep my quit but I got there . Life is going pretty good. We are going to be having our two toddler grandkids living with us shortly,exciting but scarry too. So glad im not wasting over $100 a week now on unowots that would hurt. Keep at it all you newbies,find whatever works for you then stick to it. There is no one size fits all way of achieving this .You can do it. I didn't believe I could but here I am 4 years off the fags.

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May 29 2018
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Stats Update 1375 days smokefree

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Smokefree days: 1,375
Total savings: $22,916
Nice to see new people on here and some long term ones too. I'm coming up four years off the unowots. I'm grateful ive managed without even one puff of a ciggie. I decided that no matter what happened I couldn't touch ciggies ever again. One has always been too many for me. After years of trying to quit using every available option .I decided that it was vaping or die really.
I'm still here and despite the naysayers, I'm feeling pretty good. You need to find what works for you then just keep doing it. I have noticed so many ex smokers still chewing the gum or sucking on the lozenges years later ,but they are not smoking so, do what you need but don't pick up a unowot. (-:

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Apr 13 2018
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hi

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Havnt been on in a while. Wanted to share this .I was talking to a friend the other day.Havnt seen him in a while. His mother died from smoking ,ended up on oxygen but still couldn't quit,was horrible to see. My friend has quit a few times for short periods then, picked up again. He is showing signs now of deteriorating health I suggested using ecigs or some other replacement therapy or quitline to quit , but he is adamant that he can quit cold turkey. I suggested to him that being black and white about such a serious issue mite not be helpful. Is it more important to be right about something ,or more useful to actually achieve what you want or need to do.

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Oct 20 2017
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lighter now

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Just had a good thought. When I first quit I seemed put on the beef and became over weight for me. I took on board the many comments i saw on here and didn't worry too much.I have noticed over the last year that my weight has slowly been dropping..now I'm back too my supposedly ideal weight. I do very little exercise ,though I do manage to fairly stay true to the blood type diet. I am gluten intolerant ,I also avoid ,spuds corn and milk. I have always had lots of uncomfortable gastric issues and lived on quickeze etc now I only rarely need to use antacids. smoking and coffee are big agravaters of this kind of issue. being over weight is annoying and too much emphasis is made of the so called perfect body size and shape in our society ,but smoking definitely kills or physically maims a huge percentage of smokers so focus on that ,not how heavy you are.

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