If They Are Willing
Most Of The Successful Ex Smokers On This Site Smoked For 30-50 Years.
They Found Their New Lives Without Smoking.
So Can You!
Smile! You Control The Outcome Of Your Quit!
So sad that he was a smoker!
"Most Of The Successful Ex Smokers On This Site Smoked For 30-50 Years." I've noticed that too. And most have had many failed attempts first. The American Cancer Society says it takes an average of 8-10 quits before you are successful. That's so dumb of us! I'm on my 7th quit (I'm going to beat those 8-10 odds), and every one has been much harder than the last. You'd think after 2-3 tries, common sense would prevail, and you'd say, "I don't want to go through that again!"
I guess my "sense" is more finely tuned. I knew that I would never be able to make myself go through it again so it needed to be my first and final quit....and it was. But, I had seen the health effects first hand, so I also knew I had to quit. Perhaps that is the difference?
I have 4 friends who quit their first time (2 of them over 20 years ago). I admire the heck out of them. You too Youngatheart.7.4.12 !
I quit my first time by thinking instead of being overcome by emotions and negative self talk.
I hate to admit it but I have no idea how many times I quit...LOTS. Until I came here, I was like a fish out of water, flopping around and looking for something...I didn't know it was education and support.
I smoked for 45 years and tried hundred of time to stop.
I agree with you, the education and support has made a difference in my approach to quitting.
Next week, my granddaughter will visit. She is 12 and I am looking forward to showing off my new found energy.
Off to my nicotine meeting.
That's AWESOME, I smoked for 47 years, quit for pregnancies but not because I was really thinking about my health, the smell of smoke made me vomit. I have no clue how many times I tried to quit and I have no idea WHY, in all of those tries, I did not approach it as an addiction, I KNEW I was addicted but there was something about this place and these people that changed my perspective entirely. I am so glad that I no longer smoke!
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