If you have ever relapsed (slipped) - put a cigarette in your mouth after you said you wouldn't - how long did it take you to get back on the horse and quit again?
I smoked for YEARS after each relapse.
That would be the most RECENT one, the umpteen ones before that would have been YEARS for the most part.
Up until this quit which is my Forever one, each of my half dozen attempts were yrs of smoking before trying again, the last relapse was at least a decade and probably much longer than that but thankfully with this quit I found this site and all of you!
I've just added another category. I know - unfair to you two who have already voted. But I also know that you're not serial quitters, so nothing lost.
Thanks for voting.
(I've updated this with another category to vote on - serial quitter - but don't see it. Hmmm.)
Giulia That would be the best description of me, I tried and I tried until I came here when I DID it...I really lost track of how many times I quit, I think it was at LEAST once a year for 47 years and sometimes MANY times a year. I WANTED to quit, that wasn't enough, I needed to commit, I needed education, I needed the support that comes from EX.
I quit when Gerald Ford was president started back when Ronald Reagan was president (1st term) and didn't quit until 2 weeks before Barack Obama's 2nd inauguration.
I like the presidential references. I quit for one year, and I think Jimmy Carter was in office at the time. That was it until now.
First quit lasted 5 weeks in 2013.
Finally made the choice early in 2017.
9 years ago I quit with my husband for 3 months, but it was for medical reasons (he was having surgery) and neither of us considered to be non-smoking since we both started smoking again the day he got the "all clear" from his doctor. 3-4 years ago I quit for 28 days when I started smoking again I did not see it as a slip, but a relapse and I had no intentions of quitting again. Then on Oct 30th after quitting on Oct 17th I had a 5 hour period of smoking, when I had that first one I knew I was making a mistake, and by the end of hr 5 I had already self-talked myself into quitting again and reset my quit date to Oct 31st, have not had one puff since and short of being tied up, bound and someone forcing it between my lips will never have one puff ever again.
All ways years for me. Thinking back, the time spent smoking after losing a quit wss less with each subsequent quit. The last one being 2 years.
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