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  1. stary sunshine
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    Hello, I quit smoking 9 years ago. Then i occasionally smoked with friends while having a few drinks. Then my Grandmother died and i was surrounded by smokers and i picked it back up for 2 months. Just to deal with everything and the stress something had to give. So i quit with the patch 9 years ago and i have my patch on today my first day witout smoking cigs. I am hyper and a bit ansy but all in all not doing too badly! 
  2. brieffree
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    Hi stary sunshine

    Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. nadia b, quit coach
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    Welcome to the forum stary sunshine and congratulations on your quit day!! You did an excellent job at recognizing what worked for you in the past and you are giving it another go!! We are all here cheering you on. Remember take it one day at a time and celebrate your accomplishments.

    Sincerely,

    Nadia B.
  4. treepeo
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    Hi stary sunshine,

    It is great that you want to quit smoking again.  Good for you!

    I know it can be hard to resist when you are surrounded by smokers.  But you can't let other people interfere with your goals.  A few of my sisters still smoke, along with some of my good friends.  Had I let them influence me, I wouldn't be where I am today.  I have now been a non-smoker for over 2.5 years, and quitting was the best thing I have ever done for myself.

    When you quit, you have to learn how to deal with stressful situations without lighting up.  You also have to try to avoid triggers.  So, for example, if you are with friends who smoke, you can ask them to smoke outside if they normally smoke indoors.  Or if outside, perhaps you can walk away for a few minutes so you won't be tempted.  It is all about making adjustments to suit your needs.

    Making a significant change in your life is difficult, but it is also very rewarding.  Quitting will improve your health significantly.  You will breathe better and have more energy.  Your clothes will not smell like smoke.  And you will enjoy the freedom that comes with being a non-smoker.

    You are going through withdrawal right now, which is not pleasant.  But hang in there, stary sunshine, because quitting is worth it.  You can do this.  Just take it one step at a time.
  5. aurora
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    21 Jun in reply to stary sunshine
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    Never quit quitting!  way to go for getting back to non-smoking.  It is the kindest thing you will do for yourself.  
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