Hi Newbies! Please Feel free to add long-terms quitters like me and other quitters on this site!
We are all so very helpful without judgement and a lot of us like myself are really happy to! Maybe we can help take your mind off your cravings for a while! Either way We got your back!
Addiction can come in many formats, whether you are you're a heavy smoker, drinking alcohol heavily, etc. But when it comes to quitting or cutting down the coping mechanisms are almost the same. The only difference is the mindset for each individual.
Now to take your mind off of it a tiny bit. Here is a bit about me!
My friends in the real world call me JuZ. I currently work in a small town in Western district Victoria/Australia.
I currently work as a kitfchenhand for a local restaurant that pay tribute to soldiers who fought in world war 1 and 2. Lest we forget.
I enjoy writing music, watching Netflix, a clean house, good food and wine!
I am very independant. My friends reckon I am wise, funny and just an all round fun person to hang out with. But it depends who I am with!
I suffer from anxiety and depression. But I am managing it.
'and of course I used to be a smoker like you guys!
Before they jacked up the prices down here I ended up smoking up to...a carton of cigarettes a fortnight. The reason why I started was I think it was because I was getting out of a controlling relationship and undergoing changes, which made me decide in the first place.
But 2 years on I HATED IT. and when I tried to quit it was torture. The first days and weeks and months are the very hardest and I reckon you can all relate to it. After about 4 times trying to quit with sort term intivals I managed to finally kick it. I have regretted it ever since and now I am fully smoke free 7 years and 6 months. I am free, I no longer crave and I can breathe, smell better and be much happier.
I quit in my early to mid 20s. I am now 35 going on 36 this year. YES I am still here now helping all you loverly movers and shakers!
.Whether you have been smoking for 2 years or 30 years everyone has the full potential to quit. You just gotta get those coping skills and strategies in place and with lots of practice just like everything else you gotta deal with in life!