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May 2020 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 12/3/19 by ModDee; 20731 views.
Douglas8845

From: Douglas8845

5/1/20

Hey Rich, 

Good to see you here! Glad that you're doing so well.  Next July 23 at 6:26 PM Eastern time I will begin my 8th year smoke free.  When I recall the year we quit and the struggles of all our buddies in the group I really appreciate  the bond and camaraderie we all shared.  As we used to say, "Keep on keepin' on"!

Thank you for the introduction! Hope I can join the May 2020 quit group :)

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Day of LOVE 4/28/2020

JerseyDee

From: JerseyDee

5/2/20

Hi there!  Congratulations on your commit to quit.  You can do it .. we will be here for you.  This board is helping me get through this quit in ways you can not begin to imagine.

Stick close to this board and read & write.  You can do this!

- Deana

3/5/20 - found my path to freedom

Hi Deana! You can call me Eugene. I am from the Philippines. 

Thank you for the words of support. Will definitely keep in touch through my journey.

- Eugene

Day of Love 4/28/2020

JerseyDee

From: JerseyDee

5/2/20

Good Morning (7:47 am here in east coast us at least).  Are you native Filipino or a transplant?  Someone my dad knows a man who just a had a baby with a young Filipino woman. 

Funny story: he is in his 60's, she is her 20's .. he met her online and has been there to visit her a few times.  She just had the baby last week and he is planning on retiring there in a few years.

I know you have a real hurting economy in some parts of the country.  He is middle class here but said he will be extremely rich in the Phillipines.

Funny story this guy and his much younger online baby mamma.  He is an odd duck.  You guys can keep him!  LOL

Have a pleasant smoke free day.  Keep in touch.

Both my parents are Filipino and I was born here in the Philippines. You are absolutely right, we are a third world country and poverty is a problem. Indeed funny that I am wasting a lot of money in cigarettes despite financial difficulties. Maybe this is a good motivation to stop :) 

- Eugene

4/28/2020

JerseyDee

From: JerseyDee

5/2/20

Hello Eugene.  Yes, smoking is a real financial drain.  I have saved over $600 already in 2 months time of quit.  That is rather substantial in my book.  They were $8 a pack when I was buying them but a week after I quit NJ had a price increase in them and they went up to $10 a pack .. I literally would not have been able to afford to smoke at that point.

As motivation to your quit think of all the money you will save and what you can do with it instead!

A friend of mine from high school's father was Filipino and mother caucasion/American .. i believe parents may have met in college.  Father a Dr/MD and mother a nurse.  They were a well respected family in the town.  I have no idea if the Phillipines was in a such a financial shape when the father was a youth there as it is now.  The father, if he is still a alive, don't know -- lost track of old friend, would be in late 70's, early 80's by now.

Have you ever been to US?

Nope62

From: Nope62

5/2/20

HI!, Glad you are here! If you are trying to quit smoking, or you have already quit, and trying to maintain your quit, this Forum is a helpful place to be. Lots of Great People with good advice. You can come here and get advice form people who are going though what your going through, or have already been through it. Lots of information on all aspects of quitting.

Are you already quit? If so, how is it going?

I'm on the 19th day of my quit and have gotten much help here! I'm thankful!

Guard Your Quit!

     Jeff

No, I haven't been to the US, Deana. My brother works in Long Island New York as a nurse though. He is married to a beautiful doctor, and they have already three kids. 

If you covert cigarette price here in the Philippines to USD, it will be around 2USD. It's still a  big chunk in my monthly earnings.

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