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Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2017, 04:18:15 pm »
Great achievement there @Max414 !!
You were and still are full of encouragement to so many.

Here's to many more milestones!
Finally quit after 35 years & several attempts.
Used Champix this time and it worked a treat!!
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Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2017, 10:41:25 pm »
Congratulations @Max414, five years is definitely an achievement to be proud of. 
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Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2018, 09:44:54 pm »
Wow @Max414  - 5 years....how time flies, although I still remember it well, I was starting my first quit just after you reached the Penthouse, so had been lurking.....your quit, your attitude to it, your support once you kicked the monster into touch, was and is, inspirational! Obviously I have been dragging my heels a wee bit, (naughty step for me!) but thanks to you I am now firmly on that freedom march. Huge congratulations, and my heartfelt thanks.

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Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2018, 01:24:40 am »
Sorry to be so late dear heart, between two versions of the lurgy and all the festivities I've been AWOL far too long!

It really felt as though there was no doubt that you would make it, you already had such conviction when I came along and yet you were only that month ahead of me.  You ploughed ahead, offering encouragement, advice and support to all and sundry and it made all the difference in the world to me to be able to follow in your wake. 

So from your padawan learner:



I love that you, I and Angela are all still in touch and all still free (my cousin has put herself back under the stinky yellow thumb after 6 years of freedom) and I don't think I shall ever take it for granted - it's too precious!
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Used Champix 16/01/13 to 12/02/13
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Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2018, 09:10:21 am »
My God, imagine going back to smoking after 5 or 6 years, What prompted your cousin to do that I wonder Kat 001
Just shows, those defensive shields must always be up.

One thing I loved on New year's eve was that my mobile app told me that at last I was 100% back to having the same risk of developing lung cancer as someone who has never smoked, i like that thought  004
30 years of rollups,20 a day

9.53 pm Dec 28th 2012 >>>>>>>........last cancer stick..

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The Nicdemon met his Waterloo at Xmas 2012 :-)
 

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Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2018, 09:46:20 am »
Amen to that @max, congratulations and cheers  008
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Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2018, 12:23:09 pm »
Slightly belated congratulations from me @Max414   Smoking is a distant memory for you now. 
After far too many years I stubbed out my final cigarette on February 6 2011 at 10 pm and havent looked back since.
 

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Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2018, 01:20:36 pm »
5 years for back to same risk of lung cancer as a never smoker? Im hope you dont think im peeing on your parade but you reckon thats true? Id read its 15 years quit and you have same as 'never smoked' lungs. My primary goal here is to eradicate the risk of lung cancer and if u can do that in five years as opposed to fifteen - ill take your stats over mines  :)

So @Max414  you have achieved much more than i imagined. You are exactly where i want to be. And i am delighted i can achieve my goal in ten years less than i thought ha! So well done again and thanks v much for sharing that info.



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Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2018, 08:51:32 pm »
5 years for back to same risk of lung cancer as a never smoker?

I share your doubt GG. It doesn't seem right to be only 5 years- and I would guess at 10 years plus but hey-that's what the App said so it might be right, and it feels very pleasant to actually be at 5 years and have this particular factoid to wrestle with   :foundbeer:
By the way GG why are you not playing our daily quizzes,it's where all the smart people show off their mettle  :foundbeer:
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30 years of rollups,20 a day

9.53 pm Dec 28th 2012 >>>>>>>........last cancer stick..

With help from Champix and the late Mr Allen Carr,
The Nicdemon met his Waterloo at Xmas 2012 :-)
 

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Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2018, 09:23:59 pm »
Oh i had a scan of it max too clever for me haha which day is the celebrity day again? I might be OK at that one and i will give it a bash  ;)

Lets just believe the app too PMA
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Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2018, 01:28:27 pm »
My God, imagine going back to smoking after 5 or 6 years, What prompted your cousin to do that I wonder Kat 001
Just shows, those defensive shields must always be up.

One thing I loved on New year's eve was that my mobile app told me that at last I was 100% back to having the same risk of developing lung cancer as someone who has never smoked, i like that thought  004

I wondered if it would be on our 5th quitiversary that it would get to that stage, it's been tiptoeing closer and closer the last few months.  As for Samantha, her husband has continued to smoke, as do many of their friends and I don't think I'd have been able to sustain a quit when everyone I spent time with was puffing away.
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Used Champix 16/01/13 to 12/02/13
Last cigarette 8pm 28/01/13