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April 2020 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 12/3/19 by ModDee; 32300 views.

From: candrew


Ana -

I didn't catch up with your post until today. 

Thanks for your response, I really like hearing from folks like you. I can learn from you especially the  encouragement and compassion part. We all need that 

This is one very difficult condition. People don't realize how horrible this thing is. As much as I am trying every day to keep from smoking (I really want to smoke) but understand that the cravings will eventually lessen. I currently am taking Chantix. I guess it works but the reason that relapsed half way through my prescription I was operating on impulse;  forgetting all the reasons I wanted to quit. Basically I gave up. I knew I craved a cigarette from the start of the Chantix program, weeks ago. AA calls the Mind set "Dry Drunk".

I am fine today with 15 days abstinence. We are in lockdown but I have lots of things to do,  one of which is navigating Delphi and learning more about our problem and also reading posts that I can relate to.

Best of luck to all.

Andrew 4/25/20

CC to candrew

From: KalyaRed


I guess there's a smokeless smoker in all of us. None of us is above relapsing. I have to swallow my pride whenever I check my smoking app and it says "previous attempt 121 days". 

I quit during lock down too! It's not the easiest - but we can do it! I keep thinking if I managed to do it during the most difficult time I'll be a fool to waste it! 

As Jeff said "guard your quit" 



From: SusanK1960


Congratulations on your first star, DJ!

It’s been a few minutes since we have heard from you.  Hope you are doing well and staying healthy and smoke free!


From: livtoswim


Hi Susan,

Thank you for reaching out!! today i have been smoke free 17 days 21 hrs and 13 mins. 

I am going to nope so see you there.  Have a great day


From: Eve1973


Good for you! Keep going! Will be a hard road, but so worth it! Congrats on 17days! I know you will be so happy at 3weeks, 1month, etc. just keep thinking you can do this!


From: Jatchat


Hi Deanne,

I am right there with you I have  19 days on the 21st May

Keep on keeping on top of your quit

Kind regards



From: KalyaRed


Hi Marge! 

I just read this today. I was actually in need of an attitude adjustment. 

It was a great read. Indeed we are having a choice, and that's a true blessing. 

I'm going to keep this in mind. 

Onward to day 50!



From: slowblumer


Hey Ana,

You had a great attitude to begin with, but we all get weary of the quit ay some point and need motivation.

 The article is very helpful in putting things into perspective.  Also recommend the One year and Beyond Milestones.  Each one is so different but holds much wisdom for new quitters and old as well.



From: Anew924


Thanks for sending that. I just saw that now. Sorry.  Actually it is a really good time I read that. It has been 2 months for me but lately I've been thinking about smoking and want to so bad. I feel like it will just"fix" me,like if only I could have a smoke.  Reading that dear John letter helped me alot, to remind me again how awful smoking is!


From: lmnopqrstuv


Hello everyone,

This is the first time posting but really need the help.  I have now been smoke free for a year (cold turkey) but the last two weeks have felt like hell.  All I can think of is smoking.  My mental health is starting to be affected, drinking more and everything reminds me of wanting to smoke.  This has been really hard on me and just wondering why this is happening after exactly a year.  My family is really supportive but really I am thinking that smoking isn't all that bad.  I use to smoke 10-15 cigarettes a day and had a tough time for the first four months when I quit but then it got better and got down when I had good memories with smoking.  Yes, my health has improved in that I do not have that hacking cough for the first minutes in the morning but I have gained 20 pounds and actually feel worst then when I did smoke.  

I am just wondering if anybody with experience has felt this way after their first year gone of not smoking and just need a little bit of educational (not motivational) reasons why I am feeling this way.