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September 2022 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 9/2/22 by Denim50; 3236 views.
modCindi (CindiS319)

From: modCindi (CindiS319)


Hi Ben,

Congratulations on starting your journey.  We are all here to support and cheer you on.  Best of luck and check in often!


From: BenNetty


Thanks everyone, its tough. But so far no smoke. Do not worry I  will be reaching out for major suppport. Thanks everyone. I work during day so I will check back in the evening.


From: Carolynlaket


This is Carolyn. Today ,9/22/2022, Is my first day to have had not cigararetts. I praying it stays that way forever. I am 67 and now need angiogram due to blockage in my left leg (Bad HDL). I started at age 14 and started and stopped many times. 


From: Douglas8845


Hi Carolyn

You're doing the right thing.  It's not easy, we've all been smoking for the majority of our adult lives.  For me it was so long that I had never been an adult nonsmoker until i quit when I was 55. 

It was tough at first.  I decided to use the 21mg patch, the strongest one, until I broke the habitual side of smoking. After that i would taper down to break the nicotine addiction aspect.  On the morning of the first day of the 5th week, I had to be at work earlier than usual. In the rush of things i forgot to put the patch and panic set in.  I thought about returning to get the patch but rush hour traffic didn't make this a reasonable option. So I white knuckled it that day and survived, and most importantly learned that I could live without the patch.  Since then I have learned to live without nicotine.  I am now ten years nicotine free.

I did it. You can too. Stick with the group, use the information here, it will help you.


From: Carolynlaket


Thanks for your encouragement.

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From: AnnaFreshAir


Hello Denim,

What a blessing it is to everyone here that you were able to take over this forum.  This place and the great people were so helpful when I quit almost 9 years ago.  Thanks so much for your dedication!


Breathing Fresh Air Since 10-1-2013