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Quit 18 days ago
Well soo far so good, have been smoke free for 1 whole week and it feels amazing, haven't stressed about it really, just kept my mind busy and having snacks to keep my cravings at bay, not sure if smelling a cigarettes counts as having a smoke but had been around a few people that smoke they had tried to keep the smoke from coming my way but never works. I would like to congratulate everyone who wants to quit and or slow down, it takes strength, will power and be in a strong mental state in order to do so.         
  • Karen33
    Quit 81 days ago
    May 15 @ 9:19 am
    Way to go!
  • QuitCoach Ken
    Quit 14,125 days ago
    May 15 @ 10:30 am
    Congrats for sure for your first week! Thanks for sharing what is helping you to remain smoke free. When it comes to healthy snacks nuts, carrot sticks and celery sticks are quite helpful with both the process and not gaining weight. As for people smoking around you, try drinking cool or cold water through a straw because this mimics the action of smoking and can go a long way from tempting you to smoke even  just a puff which is much bigger that most people give credit. Keep up the hard work we want to celebrate with you CONGRATS
  • Green Meenie
    Quit 932 days ago
    May 15 @ 10:52 am
    Congrats LH! A week done and dusted is great! Thatfirst week is usually the toughest one as well so hopefully, your quit continues to be smooth sailing for you. And no, smelling cigarette smoke doesn't count as smoking - lol. I noticed too when I first quit how much more sensitive ny sniffer became when it came to smelling not only someone smoking but even the smell of smoke on them afterward. I thought, oh my, I guess I always smelled like this to other non smokers!
    Keep up the great work :) 
    • L
      Quit 18 days ago
      May 15 @ 11:53 am
      Thank you GM!! Yes I've smelt the way it smells as it comes off of other people who smoke and it surprised me. Just another way to help me from stop smoking.   
  • L
    Quit 18 days ago
    May 15 @ 10:58 am
    Yes thank you, was just wondering on how to mimic smoking but I'm not fixated on it but because there's a few times where I just wanted to just give in and have one little puff of a cigarette, but I know that if I did all the hard work I have done so far would be for nothing.  
    • p
      Quit 282 days ago
      May 15 @ 4:17 pm
      when I first quit I found it so hard at work  not to smoke.  I "ghost" smoked my pen a lot.  lol.  and you know what , it helped.
  • QuitCoach Ken
    Quit 14,125 days ago
    May 15 @ 11:23 am
    If you want to mimic smoking then drink cool or cold water through a straw. Don't drink like you are drinking but drink like you are smoking. Hand to mouth, sucking on straw and letting the coolness go down your throat. By this form of mimic you can actually trade a bad habit for a good one.
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,259 days ago
    May 15 @ 1:56 pm
    L.Humphrey, a big congratulations to you on your 1 week milestone.  That's huge and you are doing awesome.  If you can stand to be around smokers without actually smoking, you have this well in hand and will go far.  Remember to post us at any time if you find it difficult.  Hugs, Lucille.
  • j
    Quit 542 days ago
    May 15 @ 2:45 pm
    L. Humphrey, way to go, congrats on your one week smoke free!
  • DianneE
    Quit 314 days ago
    May 15 @ 5:09 pm
    Way to go L.H.  As of today you are nine times more likely to succeed!  Congrats on one week, keep it up, you're doing great!