Jan 12 2020
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Finally made the decision

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I've finally made that tough decision to quit. I've ordered the card for patches + gum, and once I've got those in hand it's done. I'm not buying tobacco this week.
I'm so worried that it'll effect my relationship of 3+ years, but in reality I know he's here to help through every step.
Wish me luck, and to anyone else making the decision or on the fence, I know we can do it!

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Jan 12 2020
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Time to start

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Its 2am and i've decided i need to quit smoking.
Not only am I tired of forking out so much cash, but Im tired of feeling like im under its control.
Ive been able to kick drinking and party drugs over the years, to which i was very deep in, but I feel quitting smoking will be the hardest challenge yet.
The things that worry me are the weight gain and the irritable moods.

Wish me luck, any tips and tricks would be openly accepted.

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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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Jan 11 2020
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4years 11months Smokefree

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Look for something positive in each day
Even if somedays you have to dig deep and look a little harder
AND
Once you replace negatives with positives
You will start seeing results

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Jan 11 2020
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9 Days

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Hey everyone 9 days non smoker for me contemplated having a cigie with my neighbor when she offered one cos the chance to say I don't smoke anymore never came up if you can understand that we were already chatting about other stuff when she offered. Fri nite lastnite too and the old habits go through the mind uh nice day get some drinks and cigies but I never... drove to new world at 9.30 pm instead and got me a small organic dark chocolate to eat instead haha my life now. My friends live out of town or have their own families so can be lonely sometimes. Got a friend's farewell today, I'd like to have some drinks but know when I get relaxed and people are smoking (there probably won't be any but if) I will want one. So does that mean I shouldn't drink? Maybe aye or just have 6 then that's it lol yeah right. I'll keep strong though, everytime I think I feel like one I'll hammer those thoughts with positive ones to not smoke i.e.smells, am a non smoker now, go out lippy on instead hahaha. Have a good day you awesome non smokers 😀

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Jan 10 2020
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Mixed emotions

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Hello,
I have put Monday the 13th as my first day to quit smoking, little do I know not sure how I am going to feel, have been smoking from past good 13 years, read few blogs people left smoking who have doing that for 30 year, so trying to collect my courage,

Honestly, I wouldn’t know what the results would be like, and having this constant fear of loosing this battle with myself. For one thing I know for sure it’s affecting me not just financially but physically as well. So people plz come out I need some support, that encouragement, I am an international expat living in NZ for 9 years, single and no family around somewhere will make it more difficult for me, :( Plz be out there when you can!!
Thanks and fingers crossed!!

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Jan 10 2020
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Te ra tuatahi

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Anā! Kua tīmata mai taku hikoi. E 3 ngā kai paipa i whakaotia e au tēnei rā. Ko te mate kē, ko te ata me taku inu kāwhe. Heoi anō he rā anō apōpō.

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Jan 10 2020
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Im at the start line...

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Day 1 tomorrow, Not feeling to confident. I already feel the fail and pressure. But im sure the tunnel gets brighter.

1 thing i know is reading will do it and keeping a refreshing hygenic routine while also cleaning. I will go for walks and small excersises, Eat fruit and continue to wear nice clean clothes.

I will remember i am quitting the hikareti for money & health. Well you think about it would you quit smoking for a deal to have $100 in your account? I definitely would!.

So i chucked my 20pack in the bombfire and the rest of my 30g.

Tomorrow Saturday is the 1st official day!.

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Jan 10 2020
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Support

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Hi all,
So...April 2011 is the month I quit smoking. And I'm still smokefree.

I've signed back into this site a few times over the years, just to have a browse without doing much else.

I want to tell my story, and if anyone here needs a supporter- someone to message whenever about whatever, then I'm happy to help.

I had smoked for 30 yrs, never had I tried to quit, I was a solid smoker. Cigarettes where everywhere, sports grounds/sponsors/movies, - then came the tv adverts about the effects of smoking.
They hit home to me, in particular the one chap who couldn't even walk to his letter box without oxygen. ( I believe he's dead now at an early age)

I decided to quit, I told no one, not even my wife who was a smoker, I first wanted to see IF I could do it,
I signed up here, and joined the 'text support'-gave my quit day... BUT I didn't actually quit that day, or in fact that whole week!,
I was getting messages of support and encouragement, and I felt bad because I was still then smoking.
So on a Sunday morning I woke and said this is it.. 1 day, 2 days... it went on.. I didn't stay away from smokers, I didn't stay away from bars, I found being around them in a way helped me.
At work, my work mates were predominately smokers, and by habit I found myself diving my hands into my pockets to get a ciggie..so to fix the minds habit, I turned to gum, or hard boiled sweets.
After 2 weeks, I tried the patches, I didn't think I needed them, but it was, again, another mind trick, even though I felt good enough to keep not smoking, I told myself this...and it says on the packet if I remember rightly, that using the patch AND smoking can cause in effect a nicotine overdose ( I know, I may have that wrong, and someone will clearly point that out LOL ) but that's what I did..so I used and ran the patches for the course.

Literature about how the body can repair itself from the effects of smoking was a big help. For me, another mind tool.

So, there you have it, one thing I can tell you from my experience, is there's no ONE answer, you do what YOU feel right, if you try to follow others then you may or may not succeed.

I'm not here to gloat or look for praise, I don't want that, all I want is for someone to read my story and alike it their own situation, and as I said, if i can be a sounding board for someone, then I'm happy to help.
Good luck to you all.

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Jan 10 2020
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Im at the start line

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Decided to reset my smokefree day.

Here we go!!!

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