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Quit Date Query

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  1. butterflyna
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    04 Mar 2019
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    Hi all!

    Just saw this thread! Holy fudgesicles is there a lot of smoke free time here!! This is beautiful! :)
    My quit date is March 1st, 2019. (3 days and 11 hours) Using the patch at 14mg (I was down to 10 cig/day when I quit) All groovey so far :) Thanks to all of you here who keep me inspired and smoke free!

    butterflyna
    Last modified on 04 Mar 2019 11:43 by butterflyna
  2. wandam
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    Quit December 3, 2018

    No special day, just wanting to quit again! First quit was Sept 8/16, relapsed 9 months later in June 2017. Quit again on Nov 13/18 & relapsed after 10
    days.

    Biggest reason for quitting the first time was I hated the stink & the money I was wasting.

    This time round those same reasons & better health. After quitting that first time my body got use to being healthier, so when I went back to smoking it affected my health, some wicked chest infections breathing issues & headaches.

    I wasn’t happy about relapsing after being smoke free for 9 months, who does that? Nice to read/know others have done just that too!

  3. chesk
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    18 Mar 2019 in reply to wandam
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    Dear Wadam

    I am curious what caused you replace after 9 months?

    I am 43 days some free and what to make sure so avoid any pitfalls.

    Chris
  4. wandam
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    21 Mar 2019 in reply to chesk
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    Hi Chesk,

    I started having health issues, accompanied by severe pain & relapsed. However the biggest reason is I just wasn’t working my recovery enough. 

    A Big Congratulations to you on how far you have come, keep going strong on your smoke free journey!
    Last modified on 21 Mar 2019 23:13 by wandam
  5. butterflyna
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    Here I go again but not on my own ... I love Whitesnake!
    I am back. Quit date today, March 25th, 2019. Stopped smoking as of midnight last night and have all my supports in place. Just have to make sure the patch will be ok with my new vertigo meds. So far so good! One Day At A Time (ODAAT) and Not One Puff Ever (NOPE). Thank you all for being here. Without you I wouldn't even have made it the 11 days I did (March 1st). Each and every time I am better prepared, learning from all my prior errors. So glad we are all on this journey together. I need you all! Congrats to all with smoke-free time. You all are my inspirations! We got this!! <3

    butterflyna
    xo
  6. grace, quit coach
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    Hi all,

    Has anyone taken on quitting now that summer is here again? Would love to hear if any of you had recent quit dates or are planning for a summer quit soon! Of course different seasons pose different challenges, but some people find being able to get out for walks and stay active makes it easier to keep their mind off of smoking.

    Don't forget you can also register for our free trial nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) packs at the "Trial offer" tab at the top of the page. Those include two Step 1 nicotine patches and 15 pieces if nicotine gum. Could be just what you need to get you through the first few days of your quit.

    Let us know those of you who have summer quit dates when you are planning for.

    Grace
  7. me_n_freedom
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    05 Jul 2019 in reply to got to
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    "Got To" I Feel the same way To it has a pull on us but once we get our freedom back the little devil/angel on our shoulders can talk loud. 
    Thank you for putting in words what I feel. Keep going!
  8. manderson4
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    My latest quit day was July 17, 2019
  9. armsth
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    22 Aug 2019 in reply to sarah, quit coach
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    Quit date August 22, 2018, made it 365 days after smoking for 52 years, kudos to me 👍
  10. sarah, quit coach
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    Happy 1 year anniversary smoke-free, armsth! Yahooooo! What an amazing accomplishment! 
    Enjoy your special day,
    Sarah
  11. missy05
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    25 Aug 2019 in reply to sarah, quit coach
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    August 8, 2019 was the day I quit smoking (cold turkey). I pray everyday this will be the last of my multiple quits. I feel so much better already. It’s amazing how one does not realize how awful it feels to smoke until you are not smoking anymore. One thing I know for absolute certain- I much prefer being a non-smoker.

    Missy
    Last modified on 25 Aug 2019 21:51 by missy05
  12. carowilk
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    12 Dec 2019 in reply to sarah, quit coach
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    Today I am 6 months smoke free!  It's been up and down but after 23 years of smoking I did it!!!!! There are so many wonderful apps that are free to help distract, encourage and keep me on track 
    Happy and proud!
    Carolyn
  13. jenna lee, quit coach
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    13 Dec 2019 in reply to carowilk
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    Carolyn,

    Happy 6 month smoke-free anniversary! Thanks so much for sharing this incredible accomplishment and the app idea for distractions and encouragement.

    Here's to another 6 months and beyond.

    Jenna Lee
  14. donr
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    April 1, 2020 for me. Yes this is the first day.  I’m using the patch along with gum as a substitute.  So far so good being it’s 2pm.  
    Update!!!  Day 2 and going strong. I find 2mg Thrive when I’m craving really helps. THe nice weather is a bonus as well. I will succeed.
    Last modified on 02 Apr 2020 16:55 by donr
  15. sarah, quit coach
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    Thank you, donr, for the latest post on Quit Date Query - and happy day 1 of your quit! Congratulations, we are here for you.

    And to everyone in the community: please keep us updated about your chosen quit date - it may have been 5 yrs ago, or you're planning it in 5 months from now, whatever it is, we want to know. 

    We support you! You can always call your local quit line at 1-866-366-3667 and speak with a Quit Coach.
    Take care
    Sarah
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