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I quit on October 21/17

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  1. kramo
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    I had to...for oral surgery. I'm also 57. Quit for a year and a half 20 years ago. It was awful. Much easier to do this time because I took some concrete steps in advance...like upping my exercise and buying a big water bottle. I also used non-nicotine vape sticks at the beginning as a pacifier. 
    This one feels real.My wife stopped with me. The freedom is unbelievable. That's what I enjoy the most right now. 
  2. treepeo
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    07 Dec 2017 in reply to kramo
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    Hi Kramo,

    It's so great that the two of you quit together!  That way, you were able to support each other.  I agree with you.  The freedom is terrific!  No more being a slave to the demon.  Now, we can do what we want, when we want, without worrying about when or how we will get our next fix.  That is probably my favorite part of quitting.
  3. sophia, quit coach
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    Congrats to both you and your wife Kramo!
  4. kramo
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    Thanks coach! I feel my wife is losing her motivation though. She's at home all day and I'm at work. I have more distractions. I want to help her...but it's really her battle. I can't...ever...smoke again. She knows it. We live in an apartment. Second hand smoke will affect my mental health and our marriage. I hope she stays strong. 
  5. treepeo
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    Hi kramo,

    This is where it gets really tough and you have to stay strong, no matter what.  So I am glad you realize that you can never smoke again.  It's just not worth it.

    Would it help your wife to join us here on this site?  Has she made a list of why she wanted to quit that she can look at when she is feeling weak?  Has she talked to you about her newfound freedom?

    I don't know what else to suggest, but I hope she hangs in there with you.  The more time that passes, the easier it gets, and the more rewarding it feels.  But she has to mentally commit to her quit like you have.
  6. kramo
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    I have suggested checking out this forum and others. She does love the freedom.Thanks. 
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