Mar 13 2020
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Still going strong

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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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Jan 31 2020
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Food for thought

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Interesting article on stuff but not surprising. Good incentive to quit and remain smoke free

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/teach-me/119142785/how-much-food-you-can-get-for-the-cost-of-a-packet-of-cigarettes

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Nov 7 2019
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Stats Update: 2,556 days smokefree. Cold Turkey and not a single puff since.

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Smokefree days: 2,556
Total savings: $20,265 calculated at 2012 prices

Wow 7 years smokefree. Thanks to everyone who supported me throughout my journey. You all know who you are.
To everyone who’s at the early stage of their quit journey don’t look back.
Have self belief and you’ll succeed.

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Jun 17 2019
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Stats Update: 2,413 days smokefree. Cold Turkey and not a single puff

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Smokefree days: 2,413
Total savings: $19,131 at 2012 prices

Kia Ora team

Just thought I'd check in to see if I can recognise any of the old names during my early quit journey. Just letting them all know I am still here doing well and more importantly still smokefree.
November This year will be my 7 year smokefree anniversary. I never thought I could've made it and this quit group was a huge help. It was my first attempt to quit and I can confidently say I nailed it and will never smoke again, couldn't afford to anyway LOL.
I hope everyone's journey is going just as successful. Do what works for you with me it was my family, they are dependant on me they need me and I need them not ciggies. Since quitting I have been able to pursue my hobbies and interests I wasn't able to otherwise do but with the money not spent on ciggies It can be put towards those types of things.
Health benefits are amazing too my sinuses have subsided big time, my skin tones improved just to name a few. The health benefits on this website isn't an exaggeration that's for real.
Keep up the good work team stay strong and stay quit.

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Feb 27 2019
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Stats Update 2303 days smokefree Cold Turkey and not a single puff since

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Smokefree days: 2,303
Total savings: $18,259, 2012 prices

Morning everyone
Hope your quit journey is going to plan. I knocked off another 100 on my stats 3 days ago.
Keep well and stay quit

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Jan 3 2019
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Stats Update: 2,248 days smokefree. Cold Turkey and not a single puff since

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Smokefree days: 2,248
Total savings: $17,823 at 2012 prices

Kia Ora Team
Just thought I'd check in to share my stats to help inspire others. Welcome to all the new members. And Happy New year to everyone.

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Nov 7 2018
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Stats Update: 2,191 days smokefree cold turkey and not one single puff since

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Smokefree days: 2,191
Total savings: $17,371 at 2012 prices

Morning team
Just celebrating my 6 year quit anniversary and thought I’d share to help inspire.
Hope everyone’s quit journey is going well and going to plan.
Stay on top and keep well.
All the best everyone.

Oh yes a special shout out to the support I got in my early days of my journey too many names to mention but you all know who you are. And if Pops is still with this group I’d like to wish him a happy breath day too. He quit a few days before me.

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Aug 21 2018
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Stats Update 2113 days smokefree cold turkey and not a single puff

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Smokefree days: 2,113
Total savings: $16,753 at 2012 prices

Evening all. Hope everyone’s quit journey is going to plan. Just thought I’d check in to share my stats and see how everyone is going.

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May 28 2018
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Stats Update: 2,028 days smokefree. Cold turkey and not one single puff since.

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Smokefree days: 2,028
Total savings: $16,079

Just thought I’d check in on my stats it’s been so long I forgot my password. Wow
can’t believe it’s been so many days.
Hope everyone is going well with their quit journeys. I wish everyone success and stay with it.

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Nov 7 2017
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Stats Update: 1,826 days smokefree. Cold Turkey and not a single puff

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Smokefree days: 1,826
Total savings: $14,477 at 2012 prices.

Good Morning team just a quick catch up
5 years and 1 day ago today I smoked my last cigarette. I never attempted to quit prior and it wasn't planned just a spur of the moment decision. I still had a full pouch of tobacco. I decided to put the tobacco in the draw and see what happens. 5 years later the draw stayed closed . I opened the draw after 3 months and turfed out the tobacco I kept the lighter and I still have it today and still has fluid in it.
I can never see myself as a smoker again. I couldn't afford to anyway I can't believe how expensive they cost now.
Stay with it team not all quitters are losers.

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