Dec 27, 2005 [quit smoking]

Dec 27, 2005 was the day I quit smoking! Ten years, woohoo!

Congratulations and happy anniversary!

THAT’S what I need–a cigarette! Congrats. You are over the hump, and it slowly gets easier from here, but the monkey may never leave. Just remind yourself of the bullshit the smokers in your life have to go through for a fix. And the crazy cost; when I started I could get a pack for four bits while today they seem to have been marked up by Martin Shkreli.

Take joy from the strength you have shown; heroin addicts have said that getting clean was easier than quitting smoking.


I love hearing my friends talk about their experiences after they quit smoking. The extra energy, improved sense of taste and smell, etc. Congrats on 10 years!

What I really like about not smoking is the extra money and the fact that I don’t have to find a place to light up. Non-smoking hotels, bars, stores, etc are all right also.

Congrats! I get to make the same celebration during 2016!

Ten years! Impressive! Well done!

Quitters never win. :stuck_out_tongue:

Congratulations :smiley: and happy anniversary. I’m only 365 days behind you, so I know exactly what you’ve gone through.

Well done!

Congratulations! Well-done!

A damned hard thing to do. Well done.

I’m about 8 years and 9 months behind you. Congratulations!

I’ve made the title more descriptive.

Quitting smoking was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, so I salute you!

The monkey does eventually leave. I quit over 50 years ago (when cigarettes cost 2 bits) and am revolted by the thought of smoking.

Well, how did you all quit? It’s about time for me to do the same thing.

Most sites I’ve visited (ACS, ALA, etc.) say to cut down, pick a date and stick to it. Some friends say the only way is cold turkey, but I’m not that kind of person. (Don’t like Turkey. :D)

And congrats to catflea12!

And traveling is so much easier. No more rushing outside airports throbbing with nicotine withdrawal.

I used Chantix. My insurance covered it, and I’d tried so many other things. Even so, when my doctor wrote the prescription, I waited to fill it - I was convinced it wouldn’t work. But for me, it really did work very well.

I quit 5 years using Chantix which worked after 2 rounds. The second round gave me terrifying nightmares and nausea but it worked. Until 2 weeks ago when I picked up smokes. Quit date is January 1.