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  1. A big congratulations to you! I’ve had to quit various vices – big and little – in my life and it isn’t easy. I hope you are very proud of yourself.

    Also, I really liked it when you said you’re an ex-smoker, not a non-smoker – very smart. Your self-awareness about being tempted by someone else smoking is great as well. Knowing what your triggers are can be a big help, as is having someone in your life who has a sympathetic ear if you feel the urge to smoke.

    I wish you continued success with your impressive accomplishment.

    1. Thanks so much! I think quitting smoking is seen as quite minor as ciggies are legal, so I don’t think people realise just how unbelievably hard it is. Congrats to you for your accomplishments too – we’re a pair of quitters! 😉 xx

  2. An ex smoker here too. Like you I get the odd pang of wanting a ciggie- i walked past a lady today sat outside a coffee shop with a ciggie & a book. For that moment i really wanted one- but like you I am motivated to stay off the evil weed by wanting to see my little boy grow up. From past experience I know “just one” is the way back to 20 a day.
    Glad I gave up though – the benefits far outweigh the odd pang

    1. Children are such a motivation aren’t they? I think my recent Cancer scares have also motivated me a bit further as I really want to be around to annoy Teddy for as long as possible. Every week I used to sit outside a cafe for coffee, cake and lots of ciggies when the sun was out and it was so lovely – I still do it, but I don’t think it’s the same fag-free, sadly! Having said that, I’m always relieved I don’t smoke any more. Well done to you too for managing to stay off them xx

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