I have been on this site for 9 months (updated, 3 yrs 3 yrs 11 months and 12 days) (4 yrs 6mths 20 days) 5 years 9 months, and when I read that someone has relapsed, or started back smoking one of the first things I look at is how long it has been since that person last posted or wrote a blog or visited the site. Usually, it is a very long time and I usually have never seen the name before or vaguely. remember. Some also admit that they should have stayed connected to this community. So I am figuring to myself one way for some of us to keep our quit is to stay connected. No, I am not saying all day everyday blog, post but this community is a lifeline that should not be forgotten. There are people here readily available when support is needed.
There have been times that I did not have anyone to express what was going on with my quit. Whenever I posted I got a response. Those responses can help you see things in a better light. Just doing that let me know that everything would be okay. It is reassuring that I have people to connect to when necessary. Come here first before you light up.
I have seen a post that states they don't use the site much because it makes them think of cigarettes. For me, it helps me to forget and has become a daily routine for me to visit my friends via Ex-community. If this site has been beneficial in your quit wouldn't it be wise to stay connected? Just saying. 269 (1192) (1650) ( 2051)days smoke-free. Take what you can use and leave the rest. NOPE will keep you free. Never give up, never give in, protect your quit it is your own.