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    It's been 27 days. Not gonna lie, it's hard as hell!!!!

    I had a setback on day 16. But it's amazing how supportive friends are. It does get easier and it's such a relief when you go hours at a time without thinking of smoking.

    Quitting is an adventure in itself. Humor goes a long way. I named my quit Ralph.

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    I have been trying (and failing) for a few years now 27 days is amazing, always remember the hard part is over and just 1 cigarette is never just 1, it will mean you have to go through the hard part all over again, stay strong and well done!!!

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    I did 7 months and then started - was gutted. I can control it now to 5-6 a day though but I want to give up completely soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by F-L-C View Post
    I have been trying (and failing) for a few years now 27 days is amazing, always remember the hard part is over and just 1 cigarette is never just 1, it will mean you have to go through the hard part all over again, stay strong and well done!!!
    It is key that one cig is never just one. Exactly right. We have to know that we can never have just one.

    I refuse to give up my 27 days for that relapse I had so I kind of give myself a disclaimer lol.

    It's all in our mind and each of us are different. For example, they say quitting will bring on insomnia. For me it was different because I already suffered from insomnia. The first couple weeks I slept really well for a change. I am thinking it was because I wanted to escape the quit.

    We all have to do it our own way I think. But there is a universal no 1 cig!

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    Congrats on making it this far!

    I've never smoked myself but have plenty of friends that used to - most quit when the smoking ban came into effect a few years ago. They say the first month is the hardest, and you're nearly done with it!
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    Congratulation Mojo! I wish you all the best on your journey.

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    Way to go MOJO!!!!

    I smoked 2+ packs a day for 38 years... I have been a non-smoker for the last 11 years.
    It can be done...

    Quitting is a learning process.
    Every time you quit, you learn a little more about what it takes to completely quit.
    Never beat yourself up for starting back up... as long as you gave it your best shot and you plan on quitting again...soon.

    I must have quit 30 times... Before I finally gave them up for good.

    The final straw for me was when I realized that the ciggy companies were laughing at me and my addiction every time I spent a dollar on that addicting poison.
    The ciggy companies are spending Billions on technology that will strengthen the addiction properties and make quitting even harder. That thought just made me angry.. really angry. Angry enough to finally quit and walk away from the nasty cancer sticks forever.

    I hope you make it... Smoking sucks.

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    Good for you Mojo!

    Keep it up, we are all pulling for ya!
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    Good job!! Its tough if you have smoked for a long time and have made it a daily routine... awesome job!

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    Congrats MoJO!!! Keep going! I am on day 35 now and find it v hard but it will be soooo worth it. Am using an app called my last cigarette which I like as I am into stats and things and teh daily pic scares the hell out of me!
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    Well done, keep it up. It does get easier.

    I've been stopped since 1st March now (I think this is week 22) and apart from the very brief moments where you want one, it does get easier as time goes by.

    I keep telling myself that the longer I stop for, the longer I'll live healthily for. (That's the plan anyway!)

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    Good job Mojo!

    It will be 4 years in October this year for me since I quit. Had quit once before for 2.5 years then just one puff made me start again. Hardest part was meeting my other half after 2 months of no ciggies and he was a pack a day smoker. But I kept going.

    It takes 21 days to make or break a habit, so after 27 days you should be able to keep going.

    The way that I forced myself to stay on the bandwagon this time was by telling myself that if I have that ciggie, I will have to start my time all over again. After awhile it's easier and easier not to smoke, although the craving never goes away, and I still dream about smoking at least once a week.

    There is a stop smoking commercial here that says "Willpower is like a muscle - the more you use it, the stronger it gets" - very true.
    Keep using your willpower and you can do anything, even quit smoking

    @ Alex - I'm going to get the boy to download that app. He quit yesterday and he downloaded some other app that tells you graphs about when the nicotine has left the body, how much money you've now saved etc.. but i think something with a picture would be so much more powerful than graphs. Thanks

    Edit: Just looked up the app and it is the one he has :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo View Post
    Quitting is an adventure in itself.

    Nah, smoking is the adventure. Lung cancer, near certain death...what's not to love? Pretty exciting if you ask me, knowing you're going to die an ugly death. Adds spice to life.

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    Keep it up .. In time you will not miss it ! and those urges will be gone !

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    well done Mojo, keep it up and show Ralph who's boss!

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    Ralph is a good looking guy at the moment! Way to go, very impressed and proud - break that habit and reflex action.

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    Good luck to Mojo and everyone else who's quitting. I know from watching someone in my family struggle with quitting for years how hard it can be, but it can be done. Keep going!

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    Good job... Hope you manage to stay off

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo View Post
    It's been 27 days. Not gonna lie, it's hard as hell!!!!

    I had a setback on day 16. But it's amazing how supportive friends are. It does get easier and it's such a relief when you go hours at a time without thinking of smoking.

    Quitting is an adventure in itself. Humor goes a long way. I named my quit Ralph.
    Hey I just wanted to ask - are you using patches? How are you doing it?

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    Well Mojo I stopped smoking in 1981 and I said stopped because every time I quite it didnít worked out, I realize if I say Iím going to quit anything it makes me uncomfortable (we are not quitters) so I did the same thing I do every time I donít like something, I stop using it.
    Good luck

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