06 Feb 2020
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This forum was my lifeline when I quit. I logged on first thing in the morning, and it was one of the last things I did at night. The support we get and give to others is invaluable in our fight to beat this addiction. As you can see, your posts have inspired others in their quest to quit, so they help both you and everyone else. I hope that makes you feel really good. You are an inspiration!
I travelled to Ireland years ago, and tried my first Guinness there. Holy cow, I would never be able to give that up if I lived there. I think it's the most delicious beer I have ever tasted! Now, it may not be your drink of choice, but I say, go out and have fun with your friends. As long as you're not smoking, why not? Grab your pleasure where you can.
As for travel, you will be delighted to travel without worrying about dealing with cravings. I used to get so uptight knowing that I had hours to spend in the airport before I could even board the plane. Then waiting for luggage, etc. drove me around the bend. I couldn't wait to get outside to smoke. Once I quit, that all changed. I got a bite to eat at the airport, and even had a coffee, and I had no cravings at all. I was much more relaxed and the trip was actually enjoyable. There really is freedom in being a non-smoker.
I look forward to celebrating more milestones with you!