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Hi Everyone,

 

I've been on and off this board for a long time. I keep trying! i keep coming back! 

 

Today I am flying from Seattle to Sacramento to visit my sister for a long weekend. She has never smoked and is very worried about me (so am I) She told me a few months ago that the next time I visit I will have to be nicotine free because even though I only smoked outside when I last visited her, the smell lingered in her guest bedroom after I left. I promised her I would. So....once I get to the airport I'm putting a patch on and that will be that. I'm 51 and have smoked since I was 13 or 14 and I've been lucky so far to not have any life threatening consequences but the clock is ticking, I know it is. 

 

Today I decide that my health and my very life are more important than sucking poison into my lungs. 

Today I love my heart and my lungs more than I love the cig or vape.

Today I will stop thinking "I'll quit soon" and actually QUIT.

Today I will be free.

 

I'll stay close to the board. Thank you for being here for me everytime I pop in.

 

Michelle

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Hello again Michelle,

Congratulations on quitting smoking.

How are you going to build your quit ?

What is going to make it successful this time ?

 

Please educate yourself again and again

and commit to yourself, commit to NOPE.

You will not fail.

 

 

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Congratulations on deciding to quit again Michelle!!

Please put yourself on the top of the list of why you want to quit. While the promise you made to your sister is important; YOU are the most important part of the quit process.

I do not have experience with NRT patches, so I can't help in knowing if you will experience too much of the withdrawal process on them. 

But, as Sazerac suggested, get your quit plan together now, so you are not second guessing yourself when you get to your destination...it will be easy to give yourself an out in a new environment/stressful travel situation.

 

  This can be your final quit. Just stop putting those nasty things in your mouth...and never take another puff. Rinse and repeat. 

You CAN do it! 

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Welcome back Michelle, glad to see you're quitting again. Some people take years to quit again after a relapse. Hopefully this quit you'll take full advantage of all the tools this place has to offer. The most important imo being our SOS system. You have people from all over the world too so there's usually always someone here if you need us :)

PS. My dad's side of the family was in Everett, I went there every summer as a child. Great city :)

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5 hours ago, MichelleDoesntSmokeAnymore said:

I've been lucky so far to not have any life threatening consequences but the clock is ticking, I know it is. 

 

 

Lucky so far.  Remember, the casino always wins in the long run.

 

The next one you light could be the one that tips the scale.  Quit now.  Quit forever. 

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7 hours ago, MichelleDoesntSmokeAnymore said:

Today I will stop thinking "I'll quit soon" and actually QUIT.

 

It's as simple as that.  Decide.  Commit.  Quit.

 

One simple decision that will improve the quality of your life immensely.

 

Good call.  Welcome back Michelle.

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welcome back Michelle!  

Let's do this thing!

 

 

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Welcome, Michelle.  I had multiple, short quit attempts before.  I can tell you first-hand that the quitting and relapsing thing can be extremely frustrating. 

 

Quitting for good will make a world of difference.  The freedom of becoming a non-smoker is worth the early struggles.  Stick around and make this your forever quit.

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Hi Michelle.  I am somewhat of a newbie working towards my 4th month.  I smoked for 42 years and tried many different attempts to quit.  I finally found this forum and was successful. 

As I look back on my journey,  I ask myself why it took so long.  The period of discomfort is nothing compared to the power you feel overcoming this addiction.  

I am glad you found your way back and hope this will by your final quit.

Linda

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Welcome back 😀

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Michelle,

How was your day ?

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I remember you from back in May. Welcome back! I hope you have learned from past attempts what helps you and what lead you in the wrong direction. Make note particularly of the latter because you will need to face and conquer a similar situation this time too. Commit to NOPE each and every day and that's all you have to do. Just do it once a day, each and every day and you're free! 

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Hello Michelle....

Good to see you back on  board.....learn by what lead to a relapse here last time....

Go back to basic,s...read ,read and read some more....live by NOPE.....

You can do it ...lets make this your sticky....

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Hey Michelle,

Day 6 or 7 for you?

 

Hope you're having way too much of a nice time with your sister to even bother about smoking. Please do pop in and let us know how everything is going.

Oh and congrats on the decision to take your life back.

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