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#61 hermine

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 06:06 AM

I smoked an average of 10-12 cigarettes/day for 10 years, more or less. 

 

Now I am 3 years quit.

 

Considering my age (almost 30 years old) => I have been a smoker for 1/3 of my life, and a non-smoker for 2/3.


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#62 Autumn

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 07:04 AM

Seven years.


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#63 abollmeyer

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 10:34 AM

16 years smoking for me. Started late at 22 years old, drinking at the bars, foolishly felt cool for smoking. Thought I could do what my parents couldn't and control it (I always hated the smell of smoke as a child). Stopped at 38 years old.

More important than how long I smoked is that I'm coming up on 3 months quit going on the rest of my life.

There's no going back now. Smoke-free since 10/6/17.

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#64 Jennet

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 04:19 PM

Since I was 12.....   48 years in a few months......  what an idiot!

 

£26,627.60 bloody pennies at today's prices....   and you think all yous lot are idiots??!?!?!?!?!!!!!.....   

NOPE!.... never no bloody more! 

​I paid less than this for my house....   blithering idiot...   :evil:  :angry:  :furious:  :doh: 


 Older than dust.......    :P 

Stopped smoking for 2nd time 20th Dec 2017 @ 17:45pm after putting out my last fag!   Was  9mths, 2wks, 5days, 1hr and 31 minutes previously, and had saved £3,085 approximately....   Crikey... what did I do with all that money....   All I know is that I spent it!!

 

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Cigarettes were never the anchors in our lives that hold us steady....  they were the ropes that kept us tied to the dock while life sailed by! - jwg

It is not because you quit...it is because you smoked.  It will pass! -  Nancy


#65 Fab

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 02:41 PM

31 years straight. Started at 13 years of age. Can't believe it has gone on for so long. Never expected to be in this position either. Day 1 for me today.
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#66 notiancurtis

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:40 PM

Started at 17 quit at 28 started again at 35 quit again at 54 averaged a pack a day. Nearly 3 years now since my last cig.
Living my life now free of smoking but will always worry how much I have damaged my health.
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#67 blzinpgh

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:26 AM

First tried cigarettes in middle school. Became a regular smoker at age 18, while in college. Smoked ever-increasing amounts, averaging around a pack a day or a tad more, until age 35. Quit 6 days ago and never starting again, if i have anything to say about it! Oh wait, I do! Nope!
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#68 Hev

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 06:56 AM

I started smoking at 16 I am now 64. A heck of a long time.  I smoked a pack a day (at least) everyday. I had my last cigy on Christmasday 2017. My only consolation is while i am sure I must have some form of COPD I am still very fit.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:51 PM

Started at 18 when I joined the military. The Training Instructor would tell other women to give me a cigarette, then light my cigarette, then the Training Instructor would laugh as I coughed and coughed......at first. After 6 weeks of this I was hooked. Smoked about a half a pack for 39 years. Never missed a day!

My son got engaged New Years Eve 2016 and I decided then I would be a non-smoker by the time he got married as I didn’t want to miss a moment or have a thought about smoking that day. I quit in April and on my son’s wedding day I was 6 months Smoke Free!!!
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