29 Nov 2017
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You are absolutely right. Quitting smoking doesn't just affect us physically. It also affects us mentally. It can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. And change is difficult for a lot of people, myself included. So we go through an awful lot when we quit.
When I feel overwhelmed, I reach out to my friends and family. I find it really helps to talk things out. It is so important to be able to express yourself, and to have someone really listen.
When I first quit, I found this site extremely helpful, because I knew that we were all going through the same things, and that we all got each other. I find a little understanding can go a long way. That is why I am such an active poster on this site. I feel a real need to give back, to pay it forward. If I can help someone get through even one bad moment, then all of the effort is worthwhile.