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This last year is tough for all of us and all this lockdown definitely will have long term effect on how we do things and how we live.
Hopefully this vaccination will bring things back to normal in coming months and we can forget about this COVID at some point in life
This is what I was reading around two years ago and it was a wishful thinking to reach 2 years mark
The bad news for ex-smokers has always been that relapse rates are extremely high, but a new study suggests that staying away from cigarettes gets much easier after two years of abstinence, with more than 80 percent of former smokers achieving long-term success.
Quit smoking is some achievement we have in life and we should be proud of it. Thanks to this forum where I can write and express through what I was going at that time.
Congratulations to you on 2 years smoke free. It is an enormous achievement. Well done.
I think you will find that after two years it gets much easier. It's like you have been through all the triggers and the biggest trigger of all = Stress. You have experienced a lot of stress with this pandemic and you did not smoke.
Keep your quit green. It is precious.
Hi there Marge
Thank you so much for your good wishes... I still can't quite believe that it has been 2 years.. some days I have to pinch myself lol. This last 12 months has certainly been a tester with us personally having to shield because of hubby's health. There has just been the two of us for so long now... we have seen our families but not many times and not to hug. The hardest thing has not being able to hug our grandchildren (1 is 4 years old and the other 18 months). Christmas was by far the worst time as we just celebrated on our own. The schools go back on Monday and we can meet with another family by the end of March (we have been in the second lockdown since before Christmas) and they say we will be able to mix a lot more by June!!!! As you say, I have got through a very stressful time and not smoked - but I still can't believe it lol
Thanks again Marge :)
Congratulations Asad - your two year day today :)... very well done. Such a great achievement
Congratulations to you Cheryl :D --- two years of no smoking, such an achievement :)
We are the three March 2019 warriors and we should all be very proud of ourselves
Hope all is well with you - take good care
Thanks a lot for remembering. It was not an easy journey in start but I am happy that I go through it to reach where I am today.
Congratulations to you on 2 full years smoke free. You hung tough through all the bad times and now you are free. It will only get better and better each year to come.
You are definitely part of the 80% club.
Hey Asad, Jan, and Cheryl,
Congratulations on 2 1/2 years this month! Jan and I talked earlier today. Asad and Cheryl, I hope both of you are doing well also. If you get a chance, it would be good to hear from you again too. I hope each of you have a wonderful weekend and a happy September.
Hi Denim (who remember everybody ;-)
2-1/2 years tomorrow 10/2/21 completely nicotine-free. Again, I want to thank the forum and all of the kind and thoughtful, generous participants who helped me clean up my addiction.
Just thought I would pop a quick post on to wish my March 2019 quit buddies a very Merry Christmas.
It has now been 2 years 9 months since we quit and most days it seems like I have always been a non-smoker. I never thought I would feel this way as it was a really big part of my life -- I would go as far as to say, it ruled me a lot of the time. I shall have to do a calculation again soon to see how much I have saved over the time - I cant even imagine how much that it but know it is probably an awful lot of money
So Asad and Cheryl, I hope you are both very well and have kept clear of any nasty illnesses and would like to wish you both a very Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2022 :)