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October 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 110846 views.

From: SusanK1960


CongratulationsWayne on your 367th day of being smoke free!



From: Wayne1957


Ha ha!  I actually set my calendar for a reminder for yesterday, so I could for once beat you

to the punch on posting here.  But things came up and I didn't get around to it.  Just as soon

as my email bell rang just now, I knew it was you without even looking.  I FORGOT AGAIN!!!!

I claim dain bramage!  Thanks for keeping us all honest, Susan.  Congrats to you coming up

pretty soon too!


From: SusanK1960


I was talking to a gentlemen who was smoking a cigarette.  I still enjoy the smell of a cig being smoked, yet I am so glad I don’t smell like an ashtray.  Are you still popping cough drops? 


From: Wayne1957


Yep, I'm still a chain dropper.   Since they're sugar free, and since they easily fit into my budget, I can't bring myself to declare them "a problem;"  therefore, no plans so far to add them to a quit goal.  Besides, I don't want to jinx the ex-nicotine roll I'm on, so I'm in no hurry to even think about cutting down on the drops.

I'm applying an engineering maxim here: Don't Fix It If It Ain't Broke.

I don't foresee that changing any time soon -- if ever. 


And yeah, not much smells better than passing by a smoker who is indulging the habit.  It doesn't happen often, but when it does I have to remind myself that it only smells that good because I haven't saturated my own olfactory senses with it.  It never smelled that good when I was indulging in the habit myself; not even the first smoke in the morning smelled that good.

  • Edited October 9, 2020 2:58 am  by  Wayne1957

From: 48yrsmokin


Way to go Wayne the first in the celebration that we can do.  Who else can say that they have done this like you can. NO SMOKIN FOR A YEAR> OMG> What an accomplishment. Glad to be here with you.                                                                               Ed G. Noper since Oct. 17th 2019                                                           


One Full Year and now part of the One Year Clubhouse! 

All the fear, temptations and wicked struggles have all been worth it. The painfully slow course to freedom by NOPING day by day for a solid year paid off big time! No more looking backwards only forwards as a successful quitter. Life truly is better as a quitter and your heart, lungs and body will forever benefit from your decision to end your drug addiction.

Year 2 is the year of living and gaining strength and trying other challenges because you've proven that you can do whatever you put your mind to.  You are definitely no sissy! Nice job!

"Quitting isn't for Sissies!" I quit poisoning myself Sept. 27, 2013


From: Ovivi


I know it’s a day early, but congratulations my friend! One year is truly an accomplishment to be celebrated. You did it!

Thanks for your encouragement and cheering for me and all of us over the past year. You made a big difference in many lives.

  • Edited October 12, 2020 12:57 pm  by  Ovivi

From: SusanK1960


My dear Wendy, thank you so much for taking time to say such nice things!  I am so happy to almost have 1 year in the book and you were a big part in keeping me going!  I so appreciate the kinship that developed from our struggle together.  How are you doing?


From: June2019


is today the big day??? WooHoo!!! ya did it, you winner, you!

Happy 1 Year Smoke Free and here's to many, many more :)


From: SusanK1960


Hello friend!  You are such a sweetie to come join me in a happy dance on my first anniversary!  Your support and reassurance was instrumental in restoring my faith and your wicked sense of humor was recognized and appreciated!  How is the second year going?