This weekend I found myself hanging out with my smoking friends without the company of the people I'm quitting with. It was a planned weekend so I knew what I was getting into and mentally prepared myself. It was for a st. patty's day parade in atlantic city so it was also an outside drinking event. But I had the confidence to say NOPE. Even when they lite up and I could smell the smoke it really didn't bother me at all. Now I don't know if it was because I was having an easier time last week then the previous weeks, but I didn't even think about asking someone for a smoke. It was really nice to see my friends again because I haven't hung out with most of them like I used to because I wasn't ready. Now I'm not recommending this to others, I felt extremely confident I wouldn't have a problem and the friends I was with are very supportive. Not only was it great to see my friends but it's nice to know that I can be around other smokers and not feel like I'm going to die. With that said I don't think I would have hung out with them if I had had a bad week. I most likely would have made up an excuse to bail on them. Luckily that wasn't the case because it was a fun time.