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

Started 2/28/21 by Terry (abquitsmking); 46457 views.
oxanquits

From: oxanquits

3/19/21

Don't blame yourself for not doing it right before. Keep quitting until you quit. This happened to me too, but as I can see here it happens to many of us (and there is one main reason/chemical behind it). You can make it stick this time! Educate yourself, use this forum and do whatever it takes to get through those first days. Time will make it easier, I hope ( I am early in the quit so I don't know for sure grinning)

Mercy (mercy164)

From: Mercy (mercy164)

3/19/21

Blue!!

How could I not remember you. You were one person I was really hoping to see. I am glad you found me. I haven't been able to post to much because I have covid. Thankfully,  it isn't deadly but it is pretty bad.

How are you? How long have you quit for now? How is life? 

Let's get caught up. 

Mercy

Mercy (mercy164)

From: Mercy (mercy164)

3/19/21

I relapsed after 10 years smoke free. Glad your back.  Sorry for the two letter post. : )

BlueDahlia29

From: BlueDahlia29

3/19/21

Hi Mercy!!! Sorry to hear you have covid that's awful. Been fortunate, as far as I know haven't gotten it, thought I had it last year but tested negative. Sister in law and my husbands co worker actually passed away from it and a friend of ours is in the hospital with it right now. Not something to mess with, if you feel you need to go to the hospital don't hesitate.  I had been quit well over 2 years then last Friday smoked and smoked the last 3 days, not like a whole pack but I don't want to be smoking any. Came here in hopes to get my quit back on track, needed some support. How are you doing with your quit?

BlueDahlia29

From: BlueDahlia29

3/19/21

That's rough. Did you have some stressors in your life at the time? For me I started thinking about it about 2 weeks before I actually smoked. Didn't help we were watching the series Breaking Bad and many of the characters smoked on the show.

Anne2020

From: Anne2020

3/19/21

oh my gosh - 10 yrs!  What made you decide to smoke again?  Did you think it would be just one?

Anne2020

From: Anne2020

3/19/21

I too find triggers from the movies and tv programs.  

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

3/19/21

Oh Blue...bummer. Well, you are here where is exactly where it will be most helpful. I hope you are dusted off and forgiving yourself. The disappointment can be a double edged sword that feeds the addict as you know.

I loved “ Breaking Bad”. Yeah...a lot of smoking. I notice now the ratings for shows tell why they are rated as such and “smoking” is now a warning. Well, most of us certainly understand that trigger. 
 

Here for you for sure! blush

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

3/19/21

Hi Meg,

Congratulations on three days - it IS a huge accomplishment - and I'm so glad to hear that you're already starting to see some of the benefits.   Things really are looking up for all of us, as of course they should when we're not paying good money to poison ourselves and clog up our lungs!  

And it doesn't matter how much TV we're watching at the moment (and I am too!) - whatever gets us through these early days is fine!

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

3/19/21

Congrats on Day 8 - that's wonderful.  Yep, some of the cravings do feel really sneaky, don't they?    But we can do it - we'll whack'em down one at a time until they stop trying it on!

Thanks for your help too, Oxana. 

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