Really! Who are/were any of us trying to kid ourselves when we bought (or thought of buying) a pack of cigarettes, just to have one? I don’t know about you, but I have a feeling that you are a lot like me. Come on, did you ever eat just one Lays potatoes chip? Be honest. Just think. We aren’t addicted to chips. We’re addicted to nicotine. That’s why we shouldn’t try to lie to ourselfs, by saying I’ll only smoke just one. It’s never just one. Buying that pack ruins all the hard work of our quits. It takes us back to day one. No one wants to start over. This is part of the reason why if someone slips they have a hard time stopping again. It’s why I had a hard time quitting again. I didn’t want to start over.
So here’s the best advice I was given on this site. It really works. It works for me. It’s called Not One Puff Ever. NOPE. I’ve learned that even one puff is one too many.
So be strong. Keep your precious quit, no matter what comes your way. Use all the tools we have available to us. Ask each other for help when we need it. Take the pledge and believe in yourself.You can do anything you set mind and heart out to do. “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it”.
But, if you want to buy a pack, to just have one, please stop and think. You know deep in your heart of hearts that you can’t have just one. I know I can’t . So let’s do this together and never have one puff ever. Let’s keep this pledge whether it's day 1 or 3,001.