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

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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

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Mar-20

Love your reasons Mercy,

Life is to good to waste it behind a cloud of addiction, I've found that exercise is the key to good mental health, and floods the brain with feel good chemicals, like adrenaline dopamine and oxytocin, also having likeminded friends around you to support you on your journey, Sorry to hear about your complications, but by not smoking you will improve your outcomes I'm sure

Kind regards

Anthony

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Mar-20

Congratulations Oxanquits on your 8 days quit thats hell week over, there is no stopping you now

Kind regards

Anthony

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Mar-20

Persevere Lubbercat with the correct mindset you will do it, are you using a quit aid? I am using a patch and an occasional inhaler, works for me, but we are all different, I find I am drinking a lot of coffee lately, I'll have to put a check on that, ice cold water is good through a straw, anyway good luck with the quit...

Kind regards

Anthony

BlueDahlia29

From: BlueDahlia29

Mar-20

Wonderful reasons Mercy!

BlueDahlia29

From: BlueDahlia29

Mar-20

Thank you for the warm welcome back Anthony.  Great to see you again!

gkim

From: gkim

Mar-20

That is so true - God always turns what could have been bad and turns it into something good. I got Covid then that made me quit smoking. I now have over 4 months. Keep going. You can do it!

Mercy (mercy164)

From: Mercy (mercy164)

Mar-20

Hi,

I love that you wrote that. I look at life just like that. I am happy for your 4 months. God's will is unforeseeable and amazing. 

Mercy

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