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October 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 96755 views.

From: DebraAnne60


Thank you Susan,

That was a good read.  I totally get that it is a journey which can last months and years.  I am in for the life long quitter so, I expect a nip or tug to smoke every now and again will come and it is always up to me to say NOPE, thx.



From: SusanK1960


Hey there,

It is always a pleasure to hear from you.  You have such a phenomenal attitude about this journey!  Thank you for your no nonsense approach.

I was at our sons house yesterday and he has a couple of friends who smoke.  It was comforting to smell, and yet, did not stir any wishing within me.  Just accepting it for what it is.  They also had a fire going for grilling, which was also comforting.... Ah, summer memories!


From: SusanK1960


Hi Wayne,

I am sorry this acknowledgement is getting to you a bit late, however this does not diminish your accomplishment. A big Congratulations on another successful month without smoking!


People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.      

Sachin Tendulkar




From: Wayne1957


No apologies needed, Susan.  I was a 4-pack per day smoker.  At eight months quits, that's about 19,200 cigarettes I didn't smoke; about $9,600 I didn't spend.  It seems kind of ridiculous that I ever smoked that much now, but the numbers don't lie.  Quitting is its own reward!

  • Edited June 10, 2020 4:16 pm  by  Wayne1957

From: SusanK1960


WOW!  That is some hard core quitting! 


From: DbAnne


That is really good work there Wayne, nice goin.  Have to say, very impressive indeed.

Cheers on 8 months.

Congratulations GIF | Gfycat


From: Eve1973


Good morning Susan!

Happy 8 months! You are doing great!

I know you have had your difficulties and some heartache! But you have gotten through it smoke free! Fantastic and keep on inspiring us with your success! Also thank you for being a thoughtful cheerleader through out! Have a great day, be proud of yourself and treat yourself to something special! 

Best to you Eve


From: SusanK1960


Thank you Eve!  I have had difficulties, however, I have had achievements as well!  That I have made it thru 8 months feels awesome, because I have never had the belief in myself that I could do this.  It has taken the memory of the guilt feelings of previous failed quits and this forum to help propel me to, the first time in 40 years of smoking, be at 8 months of not smoking! On to 9 months!


From: 48yrsmokin


WOW All kinds of good stuff this Month.  8 months" Who  would of thought of  Nopers". It really does feel like a good accomplishment. then throw in a little 1st month of retirement.  Yes Life is Grand. Thank you All.  Got My Song. "I don't want to work' I just want to Bang On The Gong all Day."