Nearly there

Nov 02, 2019,10:42 AM
 



Some of you may remember that 1 January this year I quit smoking after 40 years of non stop min a pack a day puffing away.

It’s now 2 November and have not touched a single sigaret this entire time. Not one, not even a puff.

It’s not been easy, at times difficult but with the strong support of a.o. this forum, I’ve managed to pull thru.

Just wanted to keep you up to speed and I’m pretty hopeful that January 1 2020 I can proudly say to have been one full year without smoking.

Thanks for all your encouraging messages and support

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 By: maverickmahesh : November 2nd, 2019-11:23

:( [nt]

 
 By: amanico : November 2nd, 2019-11:26

LOL! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : November 10th, 2019-13:17

Awesome effort Jurry!!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

 
 By: KamalRostov : November 2nd, 2019-10:47
Do keep it up and we are all rooting for you.

8 years for me

 
 By: ptug : November 2nd, 2019-10:53
And I still sometimes get the urge for one. They are expensive ! They are bad for you ! So great work

Well said [nt]

 
 By: Reuven Malter : November 2nd, 2019-11:21

Thanks my friend [nt]

 
 By: Jurry : November 2nd, 2019-11:08

Much appreciated [nt]

 
 By: Jurry : November 2nd, 2019-11:08

Congratulations, Jurry!

 
 By: mrds : November 2nd, 2019-11:12
The way I see it is: choose your vices carefully, and enjoy them to the fullest! Quitting smoking means you can devote yourself more to collecting watches. The way to go! With deep respect, Daniel

Money

 
 By: Jurry : November 2nd, 2019-11:12
A true addict can overcome any price level haha. It wasn’t the costs that made me stop but all of a sudden I realized I was going to turn 60 in 2019 And I just didn’t want to be a bad smelling grey skinned looking old guy or grandpa (not that I was grandd... 

Well done!

 
 By: Bounce781 : November 2nd, 2019-12:52
Great motivation to quit for sure! I stopped smoking about 8 years ago! No cravings at all now so hang in there and you will come through 👏👏

Bravo...YOU jus did it ! [nt]

 
 By: maverickmahesh : November 2nd, 2019-11:23

Bravo 👏 it is quite an important achievement

 
 By: ChristianDK : November 2nd, 2019-11:45
I quit The 5th of July 2010 after 20 years of smoking about the same as you + cigars + pipe. I only have one regret and that is that I ever let myself get addicted to this pointless and destructive habit. In hindsight I would have missed NOTHING by not sm... 

Thanks

 
 By: Jurry : November 3rd, 2019-23:34
Your support is highly appreciated

Congratulations, Jurry!

 
 By: destrodan : November 2nd, 2019-15:56
Well done! Kind regards, Dan

Thanks [nt]

 
 By: Jurry : November 3rd, 2019-23:33

Congratulations! I quite 20 years ago , after smoking since I was 6 years old !

 
 By: ZSHSZ : November 2nd, 2019-21:56
By 10 I was at a pack a day ... I grew up in the rough neighborhoods of Romania where at the time this was a norm . It was one of my best decisions ever ! Keep it up your over the hard part 👍

You should be very proud of yourself for your accomplishment. It’s not an easy thing to do.

 
 By: aperna : November 10th, 2019-11:13
Sadly, I have seen the negative impact that smoking/tobacco has had on the health of many patients. If only we can turn back the clock but that’s impossible. Stay well and continue. Tony

Hey, I quit drinking . . .

 
 By: Dr No : November 11th, 2019-17:29
. . . last June. And enjoying life all the more! ;-)

Now that’s a whole different subject

 
 By: Jurry : November 12th, 2019-02:59
Quit drinking? Why on earth would anyone quit drinking? Only joking, personally we drink very little. Occasional pint after golf, glass of wine during weekend dinner or champagne when flying Emirates Airlines Many people across the world belief that you c... 

Medical reason. Gout every so often . . .

 
 By: Dr No : November 12th, 2019-14:04
. . . is a price I was willing to pay for years. When it became gout for days on end every time I popped a cold one . . . it just wasn't worth the cost. ;-)

Pole dancing? . . .

 
 By: Dr No : November 12th, 2019-14:31
. . . looks like . . . . . . great exercise!

Thank you my friend

 
 By: Jurry : November 12th, 2019-23:00
I’ve been thinking about it how come still so many people are smoking. Old hats with 2 packs a day for 40 years may be lost cause (some exceptions like me) but how come this whole tobacco industry is still around. Politics was my conclusion. Smoking is he... 

A huge congrats Jurry

 
 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : November 12th, 2019-14:15
I stop 15 years ago after smokeing 2,5 pack each day for 28 years and I have never look back. My wife stops one and a half year ago and we are both successfull non smokers today. I really hope it will works for you too and I will think of you on New Year ... 

Much appreciated my friend.

 
 By: Jurry : November 12th, 2019-22:50
I guess from our generation smoking was something your parents did all the time and everywhere. I remember when we had a very small Vauxhall, my sister and I in the backseat, mom and dad upfront and puffing one after the other. It was misty but inside the...