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I really don’t want to smoke again

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  1. clepage
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    In the past I have quit to satisfy someone else and because smoking was detrimental to my health.  However I found out that when I quit for any reason other than I no longer want to smoke, the struggle to smoke looms powerful.  I have almost 90 smoke free days and find it important to reflect on how far I’ve come.

    I feel free  from my smoking past today, and it’s good to recount the advantages of not smoking.  My health is improving.  I have more energy and lung capacity.  My living space is cleaner at home and in my car.  I have more money.  I’m no longer self-conscious about finding a place to smoke in public.  Best of all, taking back my power rather than letting tobacco continue to rule my life has enhanced my self-worth immensely.

    I really don’t want to smoke again, and I know I’m free today.



  2. brieffree
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    Hi Cleapage

    That is the Power Confidence, feel free for 90 smoke free day's is amazing.

    Be free for ever! Congratulations 
  3. ocean
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    That's great to hear Clepage.  This one is totally for me too, not out of guilt nor to impress.  But you have 3 months, perhaps the hardest three months.  What did you use or do, what helped, what didn't go to plan?  I'd like to know, and congratulations!

    Ocean
  4. clepage
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    Hi Ocean,

    In my journey I used the patch and lozenges.  I had a morning routine that after waking up, I would post on Smokers’ Helpline  a Pledge to remain smoke free all day; and I would post 2 or 3 Quotes.  I would then knit a patchwork blanket and go for walks weather permitted.
  5. marianne, quit coach
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    Hello Clepage,

    So interesting that you picked up on that for yourself.    While we know there is power to in quitting for other reasons/people, quitting for you has different weight doesn't it?

    Keep going strong- we congratulate you!  And so amazing to hear all the the positive outcome.  

    Many more benefits to come!

    Marianne
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