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

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BlueDahlia29

From: BlueDahlia29

Mar-19

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

Mar-19

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

Mar-19

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

Anne2020

From: Anne2020

Mar-19

I too find triggers from the movies and tv programs.  

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Mar-19

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

Mar-19

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

Mar-19

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. 

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

Mar-19

Dear Blue, I remember you from a few years back.  It really sucks when you lose a long quit (I know!), but good for you for getting back on the horse so quickly.  And you're right, life is way too good without the cancer sticks.  I'd forgotten that, but it's coming back to me now after less than two weeks.  I'm really glad you haven't forgotten it, and that you've come back on here when you needed to.  We'll all support you too - we're in this together.

Good luck, and stay strong - as you know from the last couple of years, it really is worth it.

Suzy 

BlueDahlia29

From: BlueDahlia29

Mar-19

All dusted off and rearing to go, so today is my day 1, gotta start somewhere.  Breaking Bad was an amazing series for sure, best I've ever seen. Love Aaron Paul. Actually all of the actors in that show did an amazing job.

BlueDahlia29

From: BlueDahlia29

Mar-19

Thank you Suzy for your warm welcome.  It's scary how quickly smoking takes a hold of you. Much too many benefits without cigarettes to continue with smoking. My breathing improved so much over the last 2 years and don't want to go back to coughing my brains out and not being able to catch my breath. All we can do is not smoke today and be aware of our triggers and the dangers of smoking. Sorry I'm rambling. 

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