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Thanks Asad - yes a whole 16 months, quite unbelievable!!!!
Yes covid 19 very worrying at the moment - a county in the UK has just been put into total lockdown again - where I live is very much on the same level as they are so fingers crossed we wont be treated the same - had enough now... (I always thought you were in the Uk but see you are in Canada - hope things are better for you over there :) )
thanks again :)
Well today is another anniversary for me... 16th months ago I quite cold turkey and am still smoke free.. a reason to celebrate I think especially is today's world!!
May I just say congratulations and well done. 6 months ago I also quite cold turkey and have been so very happy ever since I did that. I trust you probably never think about smoking anymore. I am also in Canada and we are in a much better position at the moment that many other places as regards Covid19. I fear that virus will be around and around for quit some time to come.
Once again congratulations on 16 months. What an achievement.
Yes I am based in Canada and in province of British Columbia. The public health officer here (Dr. Bonnie Henry) did a wonderful job in containing the situation and we are lucky (so far) to have limited cases. I hope it will fad away from here and will not go to extreme levels like in our neighboring state of Washington, US which has around the same population but cases are extremely high.
Hi Anne and thank you :)... cold turkey is never easy but it was the only way for me. I just felt if I vaped or had patches it was exchanging one addiction for another so I did it without either of them. i had smoked for over 40 years , the last 10 in secret, but after two health scares it gave me the incentive I needed to quit
I wish you all the luck in the world for your quit... sounds like you are doing really well. One thing i will say is that you never forget that you once smoked - also the smoking dreams and the urges to have "just one" don't stop for a long time... there are days when I could so easily just "have one" but I know it wouldn't just be one. the dreams can be very vivid - I have woken thinking I really did have one... so don't despair if these things happen to you :)... I dont think I will ever call myself a non-smoker but will probably use the term ex-smoker :)
Good luck Anne :)
thanks again Asad :)
Stay safe my friend
Well done on 16 months smoke free! I will join you for your celebration as no one should party by themselves! WOO HOO! Turn up the music and dance!
yayay yes indeed... thank you Susan :) --- here's to another 16 (years )
Hi there Asad :)
Another milestone for you - 16 months quit for you :)... well done my friend
It is a very strange world we live in at the moment so I think we have done exceptionally well to still be non-smokers!!! Congratulations once again :D