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October 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 99646 views.
MarkOU812

From: MarkOU812

11/4/19

Way to go Susan.

Keep the faith

Mark

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

11/4/19

Well done on your achievement of staying quit for three weeks!

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

11/4/19

Thanks Brenda!  Hope you are doing well. 

I have not really been on forums before, and must say I am more a reader than a contributor, but I am trying.  In fact I couldn’t figure out how to even start a thread, so I just picked a message and wrote a reply.

I have had several unsuccessful quits before, a couple of them lasting 3 months at the most.  After reading articles, I found that the statistics show “support” increases your chance for the quit to stick.

Thanks for the support!

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

11/4/19

Good evening,  

thank you for the support!  I love your SLowBlumer tag line.  I can relate in many ways.  
 

I too have smoked for 40 years.  In fact, both my parents smoked in the house growing up and I started smoking after my first year of college, (Darn freshman 15! ), so I have probably not been around smoke for 9 months of my 59 years.  Talk about Slow Bloomer!

VIV691 (NOSMOKING3)

From: VIV691 (NOSMOKING3)

11/4/19

Hello Susan. Welcome.  I have only been quit this time for two months.  Over the years I have been around this forum I have quit for a few months to 2 years.  Like you i have been around smoking most of my life.  With all the opportunities I have had this has to be THE QUIT.   This is such asupportive forum.  I wish you great success.  A little tip I was given:  if you feel like smoking post an   SOS and WAIT for 3 replies.......the theory is that the desire will be gone by then.  It sounds a bit lame but it works.

 Vivienne

slowblumer

From: slowblumer

11/5/19

Hi Susan,

Yes, i was a real slowblumer = 44 yrs of smoking and sticking my head in the sand as to the damage I was doing to myself.

Guess we were both slowblumers - but no more.  One day at a time you can beat this addiction.  

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

11/6/19

Hi anyone, 

Are there any buddies out who started their quit in October and is still on their quit journey?

i know that MarkOU812 is still out there.  Anyone else?

Shararoe

From: Shararoe

11/7/19

Hi Susan

I quit on the 14th of Oct and still on my journey looking forward to celebrating 1 month I know I will get there 1 day at a time.

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

11/7/19

Yay!  Thank you for responding.  I am so happy to hear from you and happier to hear you are still a not smoker!  
 

I have about 5 “cravings” a day, which is a vast improvement.  
 

How about you?  How is your journey?

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

11/7/19

Hi Viviene!

Thank you for your support!  I am looking to this forum for support as I think that was what may have been lacking on my last quit.  I realize that quitting is an individual sport, however, a cheering crowd helps.

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