06 Feb 2020
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26 Nov 2021
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Congrats on your 12 smoke free days! That is wonderful.
You have great insight and a positive attitude. Both of those will help you to quit successfully. I agree with you. The past is the past, and you can't change it. And anyway, you have to be truly ready to quit. I smoked for over 43 years and about five years ago, I felt it was my time to quit. I quit cold turkey. The first month was hell, but I was prepared for what I would face. I had read the info on this site and it was really helpful. It may sound stupid, but I had no idea how to go about quitting, and this site taught me a lot about what to do and about coping mechanisms to try. That info, combined with the support of our members, was enough to get me through the rough times.
I applaud you for posting in order to encourage others to quit. It has been important to me to try to give back as well. If we can help even one person to quit, then it is all worth it.
I wish you continued success in your journey. Remember NOPE (Not One Puff Ever). If you never take one puff, you will be a non-smoker forever.