08 Mar 2018
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31 Jul 2021
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your post is so timely. I am rarely here in the site anymore, but I logged in today to relay some of the same kinds of examples. A friend that I do not see often came by the other day, and she was smoking, and we were having drinks.
This would normally have been enough to get me smoking again in the past, but I am three and a half years in, and thanks to the supports on this site I adopted the motto that other successful quitters have used - NOPE - not one puff ever. This is how I have done this for so long, and I am never going back.
but you are right, sometimes we can get to that edge, still, after a long time.
I was looking out my window today watching a guy smoking - and just thinking about the grip that nasty habit has on us when we smoke. I remember smoking like that, just a ball and a chain, and it took too much of my time.
the freedom of my quit has been the best thing ever. thanks for the cautionary tale, We can never take this for granted. Stay quit and stay focused.