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March 2021 New Ex-Smokers - Start Here   Quit Buddies Unite

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BlueDahlia29

From: BlueDahlia29

Mar-19

You're story is very similar to mine. When I quit smoking over 2  years ago I went back to drinking. Took me a year and a half to get another drinking quit (haven't drank for 9 mos now) so when I was extremely stressed and couldn't take any more pressure I chose to smoke to deal with it because didn't want to lose my sobriety. Also wish I didn't choose to do that but getting back on track. Addiction sucks! 

BlueDahlia29

From: BlueDahlia29

Mar-19

Thankfully don't seem to be physically addicted this time, just a mental battle and not so bad so far today. Nothing like my original smoking quit that was a nightmare. How are you doing Suzy?

Mercy (mercy164)

From: Mercy (mercy164)

Mar-19

Same for me. My mental battle is bad. I go through it. I'm glad you are getting me on here. Thanks. I'm sick and want to hide but that isn't good for me..

Mercy

Mercy (mercy164)

From: Mercy (mercy164)

Mar-19

My 6 chronic illnesses  lol. They will do it to me. If it ain't that it's the PTSD. I'm a mess.

Mercy (mercy164)

From: Mercy (mercy164)

Mar-19

I'm sorry you lost your quit but I am glad you are here with me. What a God move!

BlueDahlia29

From: BlueDahlia29

Mar-19

 God is turning something that could be considered a bad thing and turning it into a blessing and something great. Glad to be connected with you again too Mercy.

BlueDahlia29

From: BlueDahlia29

Mar-19

I think we have quite a few things in common Mercy, also dealing with some illnesses, including a mental health one. Have ulcerative colitis, Hashimotos disease, osteoarthritis, and schizoaffective disorder...doesn't sound good does it lol. What are your conditions your dealing with?

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BlueDahlia29

From: BlueDahlia29

Mar-19

Reasons I don't want to smoke

Very expensive

Health-makes you cough, hard to breath, wheeze and causes many diseases-emphysema, cancer, etc.

I want to live as long as I can, knowing I'm doing my part to take care of myself the best I can

Cigarettes smell disgusting and that smell clings to you and everything around you

Frowned upon in society and makes u feel ashamed and embarrasssed

End up only thinking about smoking and when u can get that next fix, makes u selfish and self centered

It wastes so much valuable time that can be used for truly enjoyable and memorable activities

What are your reasons for quitting?

Mercy (mercy164)

From: Mercy (mercy164)

Mar-19

Reasons I don't want to smoke:

I want to stay alive with my daughter. My mom died at 59 from cigarettes and I am still devastated.

I fell in love with life once I got sober and I have just begun to live with 16 years of sobriety.

I want to live a spiritual life and grow in that capacity. It fulfills me.

I want to see so much of the world.

I don't want any more health problems. I love to be as healthy as I can.

Smoking doesn't go with my exercise routine.

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Mar-20

Hi Blue,

Sorry to see you here in one sense, hiccup in your quit...but glad you chose to come back for the same reason, This forum is a powerful aid to quit smoking and it won't take much to get you back on track I hope...

As you can see I am still struggling with a quit, I keep romancing the cigarette and lose my fight, but this time feels different...anyway I feel positive... and as long as I keep up contact with like minded individuals perhaps I'll keep up the momentum, that's the reasoning at this stage anyway.

Take care my friend

Kind regards

Anthony

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