Thomas3.20.2010

How I Gave Away a 14 Month Quit

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on May 22, 2016

This was about 20 Years ago.

At that time I knew nothing about Nicotine or about Smoking Cessation. I just had put down my "last" sickerette and didn't pick up another one until...

I had convinced myself that I could hang out at my favorite smoking corners. I believed that I could chill with my buddies on their smoke breaks. I even said to myself that it helped me stay quit because I didn't have to sacrifice my lifestyle for my Quit. 

So I spent the boys night out at a friend's house playing cards while they smoked up a storm Of course, there were a few beers with the cards and smokes....

And I just said, "What the heck! I'll smoke just one,,,,"

One turned into 3 that night and I thought it would be easy to get smober in the morning!

N.O.P.E.!

I was hooked and other than a few jitter-quits I smoked nonstop for the next 12 Years! 

This time I educated myself on Nicotine, Tobacco, and Smoking Cessation. I learned about Addiction and Addictive Behavior. I quit 6 Years 2 Months ago and now I know what I didn't know then!

You can't hang out in the old places with the old people while they smoke around you! Sooner or later - usually sooner - you will pick up that "just one" and you will forfeit your Quit!

Smoking Cessation a.k.a. Nicotine Recovery means lifestyle change pure and simple! It's not easy but it is simple! 

N.O.P.E.

N.E.F.

S.I.N.A.O.!

Keep rocking your Quit Journey like you mean it!

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