Three Years Without A Cigarette!Submitted by Michael Nystrom on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 08:35
My quit date: 12/13/2010.
Here we are three years later, without a single cigarette. Woo-hoo!
Considering smokes were $8 per pack when I quit, and I was back to smoking a pack a day, that is $8 x 3 x 365 = $8,760 that I saved! Not to mention I'm healthier, have more energy and better control over my life generally. It is the greatest all around bargain, ever. All upside, no downside.
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Having quit about a million times prior to that last time, I have some words of encouragement and advice for anyone considering quitting. This is a problem of mind over matter, and cold turkey is a pretty difficult road to take. You have years of habits built up that have to be unlearned and wound down. While it is not exactly easy, if I can do it, you can do it, too! Even if you tried and failed before, that doesn’t matter. You can do it this time.
This is step one. You have to believe that you can.
For some other strategies & encouragement, I put together another thread for those considering quitting...
Good luck, and please keep me posted.