31 Dec 2018
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I quit on Jan 01 as well. After many prior failed quit attempts this one finally stuck for me. Yes, I made the same mistake many times in the past "Just one smoke won't hurt" and boom right back to pack a day.
This time though I took the time to learn about quitting, and really grabbed onto the phrase Not One Puff Ever. Simple but so hard, but that phrase and going on this site saved me a few times from starting up again. I used NRT's for 2 days and then went cold turkey. After a few weeks quit I started to value my quit and didn't want to slip or relapse as I didn't want to go through the hell of that first week of quitting again.
It really is the habit part that is hardest when quitting. Yesterday, after 2-1/2 months being quit I get home after stopping at the beer store and enter through the garage. I open up the beer and am fumbling around all the pockets in my jacket and pants, then walk back out to my van to open the door and stop - I was absentmindedly looking for my non-existent smokes!!!
Good luck with this quit. Learn from where you ran into trouble before and try to change that this time!
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