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Mrs boosh still smokes and is disabled so can't get out unless I take her. Therefore I buy her cigs everyday but you know what? It doesn't bother me. I do feel a bit smug about that so apologies. I hate smug people.

I'm very aware of the pride before a fall thing so I'm always on guard. I have my previous seven year quit (1997 - 2004) to thank for that. What an idiot!

Is anyone else in a similar position? Not necessarily smug but having contact with cigs that is unavoidable.

 

 

 

 

 

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My hubby is a never smoker so I'm lucky to not have that problem. I have a ton of respect though for you guys who can quit and stay quit with a smoker in the house. You're doing great Phil :) 

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Hey Mighty One,

I am so glad to hear your quit is going so well !

 

I have no experience with 'contact every day' other than the general public smokers I daily walk by, feeling compassion for them

and incredibly grateful that I quit and haven't the tiniest shard of a crave or trigger to smoke. Time is our friend, in this case.

 

Here are some resources from our friend, Joel Spitzer, that addresses this issue

How Can I Quit If I Live With A Smoker

 

I understand that many of the points he brings up are not applicable to you.

I just hope by posting, others with similar circumstances will benefit.

 

 

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I often stand outside with my Sister while she smokes, or when  she hangs out of her bedroom window having one, I will sit on her bed and chat to her. The smell irritates me, and I am not in the slightest bit envious of her smoking. Quite the opposite, I wish she would stop. It bugs me what she is doing to herself, but I don't nag or preach lol.

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My wife smokes. Saturday we went shopping and while she stood outside the truck to smoke one before leaving the store I had a whiff that was to die for. Usually it’s the opposite but I had to totally walk away while she finished. Crazy...that was the most I’ve wanted one in months. 

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Once upon a time in the west I was married to a lady that kept smoking after I had quit. I had no problem with it until things got bad and we divorced. Then I went back to smoking for a long time. Makes no sense to me now. I look back and wonder why I did this. It was so tough to quit. Why throw it away?

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Yep, been there done that @Wantsit. I imagine that since we smoked for so long we should expect those unexpected moments for some time to come. Luckily with time comes strength to resist :)

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You are doing great, Phil.  I was lucky in that I really didn't have many smokers around me at all when I quit.  Keep up the great work.  Hopefully Mrs. Boosh is inspired by how well you are doing and decides to quit the cigs too.

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