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Question for Relapers Quit for 6 months or more

Question for Relapers Quit for 6 months or more
From LilMiss01 on 2/17/2005 12:10:21 PM

Did you EVER stop thinking about smoking before the relapse
or did you think about it off and on and whole time and
then cave?

Donna

14 days, 14 hours, 39 minutes and 25 seconds smoke free.
146 cigarettes not smoked. $41.25 and 1 day, 2 hours of my
life saved! My quit date: 2/2/2005 9:30:00 PM
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RE: Question for Relapers Quit for 6 months or more
From cpereira on 2/17/2005 12:17:38 PM

I completely forgot about it. Not a thought.

I was 2 years quit 13 yrs ago
Ended up working in a smoking office enviornment I was the
only non-smoker.

One day I got curious, thought I could get away with one,
and took a puff. That was 1992. I'm now 78 days quit and
won't be fooled twice.

Choose Life
KTQ
CP


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RE: Question for Relapers Quit for 6 months or more
From Janeullrich on 2/17/2005 12:22:35 PM

The longest quit I ever had was 8 months before I lit up
again and I didn't even have a crave. The pack of cigs were
just sitting there, and out of complacency, I
thought 'maybe just one'..

For me there is never Just One. I know that now.

Not One Puff Ever..and yes, you do stop 'thinking about it'
eventually. It really does get better.

Hang in there,
Jane
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RE: Question for Relapers Quit for 6 months or more
From GidgetPicklebrain on 2/17/2005 12:20:39 PM

I've lost several long term quits: 9 months, 1 year, 18
months, 28 months....

None of the relapses had anything in the least to do
with "caving."
Every time it was a foolish decision I made based on the
notion that I had been quit for a long enough period of
time that I could now enjoy "just one" now and then (like
my husband has been able to do for all these years) without
becoming readdicted.

I stop thinking about cigarettes all day long within a
couple of months of quitting Then it just becomes nagging
little easily dismissed notions from time to time.
Eventually I will go for months without even a thought.

Then one foolish day I throw it all out the window and make
the conscious decision to have "just one" again. Within a
month I am into another full blown relapse.

Lessons in life are repeated until learned. You would think
I would learn this one. Intellectually I know I am an
addict. Emptionally I keep trying to deny it and prove
myself wrong


GPB D59
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RE: Question for Relapers Quit for 6 months or more
From LilMiss01 on 2/17/2005 12:24:33 PM

Thanks. I feel so tired from the mental struggle. Was so
close last night to going out and buying cigarettes and I
don't even know why I wanted one, but it was so hard not
to. THinking about it more now than ever. Still not
sleeping well either which I am sure doesn't help.

Donna
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RE: Question for Relapers Quit for 6 months or
more
From TexasAnn on 2/17/2005 12:46:13 PM

It does seem to get worse before it gets better for some of
us. The best feeling in the world will be first time you
are in a trigger situation and you don't even think about
smoking. That happened within the 2nd month, I think. I was
waiting for my sister and instead of smoking I read a
newspaper. When she arrived it dawned on me that in the
past I would have smoked out of boredom. I'll never forget
that feeling of accomplishment. It's just as strong as any
craving you're experiencing now.
Stick it out! It definitely gets better.
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RE: Question for Relapers Quit for 6 months or more
From BIGRED45 on 2/17/2005 12:38:50 PM

I have ruined many previous quits in exactly the same way.
No urgent crave.
I just thought "what the hell". I'll never do it again.

33 days