I quit smoking on June 29

@Alexandoy (59904)
Cainta, Philippines
June 28, 2020 10:30pm CST
Yes, today is my anniversary, the day I stopped smoking cigarettes. It is a long story but to make it short, I said to my father that I would stop smoking. And that's it, no withdrawal symptoms whatsoever. My lighter and cigarette packs stayed with me for 1 month to test my resolve. I succeeded and I am here now, free of nicotine for a long time now.
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@nawala123 (10637)
• Indonesia
29 Jun
very good decision indeed. my father failed to keep his commitment quit from smoking after 2 months
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
They say it is hard to quit after 1 week. But it didn't bother me at all.
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@nawala123 (10637)
• Indonesia
29 Jun
@Alexandoy hopefully you ca make it. smoking is burnign money, indeed
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
@nawala123 that quitting was in 2007. That means 13 years of no nicotine for me.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun
Good for you. Vince gave it up cold turkey too a number of years ago.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
I had not experienced anything like withdrawal symptoms or gaining weight. It's like nothing, just natural.
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@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun
@Alexandoy That's really good as a great many people find it very difficult, if not impossible to give up.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
@JudyEv actually I had tried several times but failed after 2 or 3 days. But this last one has a religious flavor to it.
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@marguicha (152937)
• Chile
29 Jun
Don´t fall into the temptation of having just a tiny puff. I did that once andit took me 10 more years to leave it.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
You are right. I was able to beat the temptation.
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@SHOHANA (11549)
• Bangladesh
29 Jun
Ahahaha that photo seems weird. Anyway good luck if you really quit smocking I have smocking a lot
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
Yes, I was able to quit in 2007.
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@SHOHANA (11549)
• Bangladesh
30 Jun
@Alexandoy when the photo was taken?
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@Adie04 (6649)
29 Jun
Congratulations on the milestone. I know you can do it.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
Thank you. It's been 13 years already that I am smok-free.
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@Adie04 (6649)
29 Jun
@Alexandoy that's a big achievement. Thumbs up
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
@Adie04 thank you for the support.
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• Sonora, California
29 Jun
Glad you were able to quit. I never started, even the smell of nicotine triggers the worst migraines, so it never appealed to me.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
Yes, it was hard to quit but I did it easily.
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• Philippines
1 Jul
@Alexandoy maybe because your family was supportive. I think it's a great factor
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
@iluvuabado86 not really the family. I was alone in that decision and they did practically did nothing about it. What I mean is that they had no involvement.
• India
29 Jun
It's indeed a good thing to remember and celebrate with a funny picture like that!! Happy quitting anniversary!! My husband had quit smoking too, long before we met and he had told me that one fine day he had made up his mind to quit and that was it. He had not even got tempted to try again.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
It was also like that. I quit with no plan.
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• India
29 Jun
@Alexandoy Guess it's all in the mind. As long as you have the strength in your mind to stick to your decisions, no matter what, you can do it Good job, you!
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
@Miracle_Maya yes, willpower did it.
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@111Cankovic (3407)
• Serbia
29 Jun
Well done, hold on. When I stopped smoking it 40 years ago I had crises that followed me for almost 7 years.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
What do you mean crises like withdrawal symptoms or gaining weight? I am lucky that I have not experienced anything strange. I was as normal as I could be.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
@111Cankovic that is quite a long time for a hangup. Even when I was a smoker, I do not like people to smoke near me. When the planes have the smoking section, I would sit in the row near the front and when I would smoke then I would go to the rear, waheehee.
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• Serbia
29 Jun
@Alexandoy Just don't jump off a plane if someone lights a tompus, joke OK?
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@cperry2 (4485)
• Newport, Oregon
29 Jun
Congratulations. It is a difficult feat for most people. I myself quit on June 6, 1988. I put them down and never looked back. I probably had a few withdraw symptoms though. It has been so long, I do not remember. But there were two people in the same office with me and both smoked. Back then you could smoke indoors here in the states. so I had that to contend with.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
It was actually not that easy because I had tried quitting several times already.
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@cperry2 (4485)
• Newport, Oregon
29 Jun
@Alexandoy same here. I have no idea how many attempts I made. But look at us now, non smokers. Now, I give ever smoker I meet a push toward stopping. Some get a little bent out of shape about that.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
@cperry2 with smokers in my circle, I just let them but I do not go near them when they are smoking. I hate smoke even when I was a smoker.
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@arunima25 (41642)
• Bangalore, India
29 Jun
That's something you should be proud ofHow long it has been if you remember??Congratulations!! For making a correct decision
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
I quit in 2007.
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@arunima25 (41642)
• Bangalore, India
29 Jun
@Alexandoy Oh! That's great My husband quit it in 2000. He picked up this habit with his roommate in college and smoked for almost 7 years.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
@arunima25 my habit started when I was 16 due to influence of friends. When I quit in 2007 and that was the final straw and I did not smoke anymore.
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@emnuhpe (525)
• Medan, Indonesia
29 Jun
I used to be a smooker. But when I suffered from tuberculosis 13 years ago, I didn't smoke until now. I am grateful to Allah until now I am always healthy.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
Tuberculosis is a scary disease. It is fortunate that you recovered.
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@emnuhpe (525)
• Medan, Indonesia
30 Jun
@Alexandoy I hope you have never suffered from tuberculosis
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
@emnuhpe with my grandpa, I don't know but he was a smoker. My father doesn't smoke and I think he got infected when he came in contact with a patient.
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@hereandthere (43634)
• Philippines
29 Jun
i see from your comments that you smoked for 30 years. congratulations! how many sticks/packs per day did you smoke?
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
I was a heavy smoker of 20 sticks a day.
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• Philippines
29 Jun
@Alexandoy so that's 1 pack a day? did you appetite/sense of taste and smell change after quitting?
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
@hereandthere what's amazing is nothing had chsnged. No withdrawal symptoms whatsoever.
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@sharon6345 (240515)
• United States
29 Jun
That is so nice I stopped buying them and I only have two when B comes he always wants company with that. I am glad for that I can't wait until he quits.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
It took me 30 years to quit.
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@sharon6345 (240515)
• United States
29 Jun
@Alexandoy That is so nice. It is a beautiful thing.
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@sharon6345 (240515)
• United States
29 Jun
@Alexandoy I told my friend that when I quit I just walked away and did not buy any more. I can't believe it's so hard for B to quit but understanding how he suffers with his child I can truly get it because that is why I smoked. His daughter has severe anxiety and she is his sole responsibility. He can't leave her sometimes.
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@thelme55 (46119)
• Germany
29 Jun
Congratulations! How many years now that you have not smoked?
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
That was 2007 when I quit.
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@thelme55 (46119)
• Germany
30 Jun
@Alexandoy Wow! That was a long time ago. Well done.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
@thelme55 yes, quite a long time now.
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@sarik1 (2197)
29 Jun
Good decision.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
It was not easy though but I coped.
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@sarik1 (2197)
29 Jun
@Alexandoy I know but you succeeded. great.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
@sarik1 thank you for the support.
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• Philippines
29 Jun
I admire people who had to courage to admt to himself that he had to quit in any bad habits he's had for years. I believe it's never to do late to change. I can imagine how hard it is.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
Yes, it was not an easy decision but I was able to survive.
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• Philippines
1 Jul
@Alexandoy congrats. I think it's a matter of strong faith and will
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
@iluvuabado86 you are right with the faith.
@Tampa_girl7 (39905)
• United States
29 Jun
That’s fantastic
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
Yes, hard to do but I did.
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@Tampa_girl7 (39905)
• United States
30 Jun
@Alexandoy I’m happy for you.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
@Tampa_girl7 thank you so much.
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@msdivkar (11905)
• India
29 Jun
Congratulations you could do it. I am not a smoker but know that it is very difficult to leave smoking.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
I was a smoker for more than 30 years before I had the resolve to finally quit.
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@msdivkar (11905)
• India
29 Jun
@Alexandoy You deserve commendation for that.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
@msdivkar thank you for the award, waheehee.
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@Mnridwan (187)
• Indonesia
30 Jun
That so nice. I think it's very good decision. I hope you can be consistent to quit smoking
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
Yes, I am consistent for 13 years.
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@Mnridwan (187)
• Indonesia
30 Jun
@Alexandoy wow, that's great
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@Didiyoo (35)
• Bekasi, Indonesia
30 Jun
Congralutaltuon you have quite for smoke, it will increase your healthy, stay health and always happy....
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
Thank you for your kind words.
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• Bekasi, Indonesia
30 Jun
Welcome sir...??
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