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6 months nicotine free   Quit Support

Started Dec-9 by Windstoner; 536 views.
Windstoner

From: Windstoner

Dec-9

My 6 month quitaversary was on June 6!!! I actually had a very long day. I was flying from Asia to Europe, which extended the day by about 8 hours for me. This is actually my longest quit ever- I started up again at just a few days shy of 6 months back in 2005. 

The fact that I was having my first long haul flight (and vacation ) since quitting did not escape me. I was very happy to have so little stress about a 14 hour flight. Before, I needed to pack enough e-cig juice and I always took sneak hits off of e-cig mid flight with my blanket over my head! A 14 hour flight still sucks, but not as bad as before. 

When I  arrived,  I did miss smoking a few times. Something about being on vacation and wanting to "relax". I knew it wasn't true and just kept moving forward. As soon as I thought those smokers looked like they were having fun, I immediately thought about that compulsion get away and smoke.

I have had a total coffee relapse to help with the jet lag. Certainly the jet leg feeling is a nicotine trigger, as is the coffee jitter feeling. I'm currently on my way to Amsterdam and I will be smoking other things and it will be interesting to see if that triggers anything - if memory serves, it doesn't. 

Thanks for all the support here and for those of you still struggling,  keep going!!!

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June 6, 2019

Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)

Dec-9

Congratulations on 6 months free.  Just keep going, those triggers will hit out of nowhere, but each time you conquer one you win.  Keep the faith and have a great vacation.

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

Dec-9

Hi Windstoner,

Congratulations on being 6 months free.  I think that is a wonderful accomplishment.  I got a sense of excitement from your message that you are embracing the new you.  Enjoy your vacation!

suemegan

From: suemegan

Dec-10

So happy to hear!!! I also reached my 6 month quit

on June 8. I haven’t been on here for a while but it was good to do some reading and see how well people are doing.  Still get cravings but keeping my guard up and my toolbox ready helps!!!!!

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Windstoner

From: Windstoner

Dec-11

There were definitely some triggering moments, but overall I am really glad I am not a smoker any more. I had to be careful because joints here are often mixed with tobacco. It was weird to engage in the act of smoking. I don't miss that part, actually. It's become clear to me that I miss nicotine, not smoking. Ironically,  smoking cigarettes is not allowed indoors in Amsterdam. So far, so good. I feel great. 

Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)

Dec-11

Congratulations Sue on 6 months free.  You are doing this !!

suemegan

From: suemegan

Dec-11

Thanks so much Brenda!!!!

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