Remember the first few days after you quit smoking? Remember worrying that the urges, wanting and craves would never end? Here's your chance to reach out and tell both smokers and new quitters what it's like now. Below are 33 pages of comments written by hundreds of former smokers who had successfully quit smoking for days, weeks, month, years and some even over a decade, sharing what it was like for them at these different points in time to be nicotine free.
If a cold turkey quitter, please email us and share with visiting newbies both how long you've been 100% nicotine-free (paste your quit meter stats if possible) and how many seconds each day you spend wanting a cigarette. We'll then add your response to the below "Tell a newbie ..." parade which Joel started back in 2001 in our original support group Freedom.
#801 | 05 Jan 2015 | MommianaSaw this thread bumped back up to the front page. I had perused through it earlier in my quit. I remember thinking, "wow! I can't wait to get to the same point as some of these people who never think about smoking!" Well, guess what?
#802 | 17 Feb 2015 | ThePansterSix years of freedom my friends, and how often do I want or crave a cigarette? Almost never -- for real. I rarely even think of it. Maybe once a year, and in that split second, I am filled with gratitude for what learned here, not the least of which was to embrace the crave and use it to remember how far I've come. Doesn't never really craving sound good? It is. And you can do it. You really can.
#803 | 18 Feb 2015 | jjbakerOh what a bloody Newbie I am with my silly 37 days. 199 Euro's saved by not smoking 740 cigarettes. Not a single craving. Nothing is missed. Not a thing.
#804 | 17 May 2015 | JezzaAfter joel posted on my journal thread with the video related to this thread i decided to add my bit.
#805 | 16 Aug 2015 | legend018I quit 5 1/2 years ago cold turkey. Currently do you want to know how often I actually think about smoking. Hmmmmm I would have to say zippo, none, never, not at all. I don't have anyone smoking in front of me often, but when they do, I don't mind and it doesn't bother me. I really just becomes part of your life. You get to a point where you used to smoke
#806 | 15 Jan 2018 | Melanie DuBois LeBoeufWith my smoke meter registering 7 years, 8 months and counting I’d have to say never!
#807 | 15 Aug 2015 | Penny Young
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