29 Nov 2017
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It's great to hear from you again. A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU for being a non-smoker for a whole year! Way to go!!!
I'm sorry to hear that you are going through a tough time, but bravo to you for not giving in and turning to NRTs to get you through this rough patch. As you know in your heart, smoking won't solve any of your problems and will in fact, make you feel worse. You have come way too far to blow it now.
I have been a non-smoker for over two years now, and I still get the odd craving. I think that I always will, given that I smoked my whole life. But no way would I want to start over again, and I'm sure you feel the same.
Like you said, isn't it nice to smell fresh and clean? To no longer have smoke breath and turn people off? To breathe easier, without so much huffing and puffing? To set a good example for people you care about?
Since you quit, you have made other positive changes in your life. You are now paying more attention to yourself, trying to live a healthier life overall and improving your appearance. It's amazing how much we neglected ourselves when we smoked, and how that changes little by little when we quit.
Hang in there, chartippybum. You have come so far, and you can go all the way. Remember, you are worth every smoke free day you give yourself. I remember when you were just starting out and struggling, and look at you now. A real non-smoker! I am so happy for you, and you should be really proud of what you have accomplished. Keep living by NOPE, Not One Puff Ever, and you will be fine.