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Nick_82

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Reasons To Quit (and stay that way)
« on: December 31, 2017, 09:41:52 pm »
I know this has been done lots before but I wantrd to start a list of all the big and little benifits of quitting. Something to remind us all why this is worth it. Sometimes it’s the little wins which we forget when we are tempted back.

To kick things off;

I get far fewer headaches than when I smoked;
I feel far more relaxed than when I smoked;
I don’t worry that I stink when I’m talking to someone in the pub;
I no longer feel guilty about smoking all the time.
 
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Re: Reasons To Quit (and stay that way)
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 10:38:55 pm »
My feets are warm now, they always used to be cold. But now Mr T gets into the bed and I get to warm him up with my little warm feets rather than being told "gerroff" when I used to try to sneak them under him to warm them up.

Also, nail polish lasts longer. Especially pale colours.

12.9.2014  (I forget sometimes)
 
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Re: Reasons To Quit (and stay that way)
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 10:42:37 pm »
I don't smell of stale cigs any more
I had better circulation (I remember I couldn't work out what was happening when my fingers and toes started to tingle) :)
I was told I had better skin and looked younger.
I saved lots and lots of money :foundbeer:
 
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Re: Reasons To Quit (and stay that way)
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 01:02:15 pm »
Hi Nick,

Apart from all the obvious health and monetary benefits.

I dont stink but what i appeciate more is my car doesnt stink and isnt covered in ash.
My cat who i always kind of slagged off before, i would call her feral and when she walked in the cat flap id say here comes trouble. She has done a complete 360 on me and is so soppy and cute and i cant get her off me.
I dont look like a complete plonker smoking fags after gym, on top of hills, after a row etc etc
The not having to go to shops, having to think about have i got enough fags, that time spent just on fags...feel a sense of freedom.
I think it does give me a sense of confidence also, i took on this challange and im achieving it and that feels good.

As you said we ve got to really appeciate the smaller benefits too and that was a nice we reminder session for me.  And i bet theres lots more benefits to come as well!!!!  :) :) :)

As @juno says KEEP THE QUIT  ;)
Quit Date 6/11/17
 

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Re: Reasons To Quit (and stay that way)
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 01:48:22 pm »
Oh @Glasgowgal you mentioned cats.  I remember now. At the time I had 2 and when I picked up the packet to have a cig one of mine would take off. I thinks it was Cleo, the one I still have and she is over me all the time now.
 
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Re: Reasons To Quit (and stay that way)
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 02:44:49 pm »
The difference in my skin is probably my favorite thing right now.

And the smokeless kisses I give my husband (he quit smoking in 1980).

KTQ
Quit Date March 14th, 2017.
 
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Re: Reasons To Quit (and stay that way)
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2018, 03:32:53 pm »
I like not having to go somewhere different and wonder when I'll be able to smoke, not having to worry if two cigarettes will be enough to last until morning, having the extra money to spend on nice things, not being one of those smelly smokey people on packed public transport in London, not worrying about the damage I'm doing to my health, not having to plan yet another quit date!  The list could go on a bit, there are just so many reasons to keep saying NOPE.
Quit date - 1st October 2014, Quit method - lozenges

 
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Re: Reasons To Quit (and stay that way)
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2018, 09:18:45 pm »
Thanks for all the replies guys, there are so many reasons on top of the ‘big ones’ to stop. Like you say @Glasgowgal it’s amazinghow much time smoking takes up! The great thing is so many of the benifits start so quickly when you quit
 
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Re: Reasons To Quit (and stay that way)
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2018, 02:52:33 pm »
Another wee benefit day 111 for me and ive got lovely rosey cheeks today ha!
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Re: Reasons To Quit (and stay that way)
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2018, 06:33:34 pm »
Nicer hair and skin, also stronger nails.

In the mornings I always used to wake up with a horrible taste in my mouth, not anymore (with the exception of hangover days  ;))
Smoked for most of my adult life (and a fair bit of my childhood!).  Managed a two year quit 2014-2016 but started again!  Quit again on 6th January 2018 and lasted 7 months!  Back on the wagon again now...........