While still fuzzy when it comes to my every day life, after the loss of a dear cousin, just wanted to drop a word for all my old and new friends: I am still with you, still quit, while still sad and challenged.
The pull to be near my friends, to hand a helping hand when needed by newer members, brings me back. Not committed to full time support, but present here and there when I can, and when I can make a difference.
And maybe just to say, if life hands you lemons, make lemonade.
Life gave me the flu, nearly 4 years ago, and I used it as my sign to quit; now looking forward to the 4th anniversary of a long life desired freedom. If you don't know it yet, it feels darn good. It you don't know it yet, just try it, you won't be sorry, I promise you.
If you are here, life gave you us, this site, this guidance, which many of us used as our lifeline, and came up on the other side happy we did!
If you are still smoking, just think how much easier would be to fly; the long line at the airport security, the need to be at the gate at least 30min before boarding, the sometimes long taxiing before getting access to a gate...you could be reading, playing a game on your phone, working remote, or watching a movie on the airline entertainment little screen, with no constant desire to smoke, and stress you might not have enough time between flights to get out and back in during your layover, just to suck one up, another ash on your lung, one less day in your life.
Make the right choice for yourself, and if you did, and you struggle, know there is light at the end of the tunnel, think of something else, do something to move your thought towards a different interest, distract yourself, and the crave will pass.
Nothing I say here is new, or you have not heard many times before, it is just another testimony quitting is possible!