[image] 10 Years and It is Still Tough Some Days, but They Don’t Run My Life Any More!

[image] 10 Years and It is Still Tough Some Days, but They Don’t Run My Life Any More!
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  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    __brunt

    Two weeks into quitting. This post is great to see. Good job on a decade. Edit: thanks for the words of encouragement, everyone. Here’s to everyone staying quit!
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    c_h_u_c_k

    Fuck yeah dude. That’s a whole truck. Happy cake day.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    ratpoison987

    Gooooood job mate. Almost on the 10 year mark myself. In Canada. 15/pack. Pack/day. 10 years. That’s like 54K. Altho they weren’t 15/pack back then. Prolly 45k easy. Lost packs. Bummed darts. I hear they’re closer to 18/pack now too. When I quit 13 was average. Happy mother fucking cake day too! 🎂🍰🎉 And for sure - you’ve saved way more than 30k. The other expenses that go with smoking. The lower value of your cars, medical bills in the future. Social damage. It’s not even measurable.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    TheMeccaNYC

    One day imma have to calculate how much I’ve spent on bud. That is gonna be a painful day
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    Tyloma

    I'm 20, been smoking solidly since i was 15, first picked em up at 14 though. I'm just now coming to terms with the fact I have to quit. I've started getting a nasty cough. It's interfering with my weight loss journey (26kg so far). But most of all the money is whats at the back of my mind everytime I light up. But at the end of the day, I don't know if i can do it, I genuinely love smoking. This is encouraging though, so thankyou and especially well done.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    oilpen

    I'm proud of you!!
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    Fudge_dredd

    What app is that?
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    dankiedenn

    Where is your Ferrari?
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    TooShiftyForYou

    This has also likely added many years to your life.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    MicrobialMickey

    1999 here. Cold turkey. Still think about them once in a while too. But best decision ever.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    donovansreefer

    Excellent job there! 24 hours for me. I quit actual cigarettes last year but started vaping 9 months ago. A moment of weakness did me in. That stuff is just as expensive as buying a pack.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    PoopiePancakes

    My dad smoked for close to 30 years and developed COPD from it. He’s now 73 and nearing the end of his life. He weighs 100lbs and has dementia from not being able to get the CO2 out of his system. It’s sad seeing him spend the last days of his life in a hospital bed, unable to walk on his own. Congratulations for quitting smoking. As an ex smoker of 10 years, it’s fucking tough. I can’t for the life of me understand how big tobacco is allowed to do what they do. Now they are going after kids with that Juul garbage. It’s pathetic.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    Andrewcoo

    That's just the direct savings. You will probably also save on future health costs.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    GrundleHuffer

    Same year for me. That's a good chunk of change!
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    SuburbanSuffering

    Congrats! This is awesome! I’ll have 11 years cigarette free in July and to see my savings broken down like this is so satisfying.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    zapoklu

    Great job, I quit a year ago and while i haven't always remained abstinent, they don't control my life now either. Fortunately or unfortunately though, the amount i save is about $15k per year! Thanks Australia :D
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    nanozeus2014

    what app is that?
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    ddm79

    I quit the day my daughter was born. I had been promising to quit but kept picking them back up after a week or two. The day she was born, my taste buds changed almost overnight. Put them down and it’s been 2 years. I’m glad, too. Diapers and formula are expensive!
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    tdALEXfm

    I’m about 3 months into quitting myself. Good work homie
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    Ascension_Knight

    Very inspiring, what was your "screw this I'm quitting" moment?
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    NimbaNineNine

    36k with interest
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    bwill1199

    Good for you buddy. I quit about 5 months ago, still stuck on a juul (please don’t judge). But now the smell of cigarettes is awful to me which is kind of a relieving feeling compared to the sensation I felt prior which was smelling it and immediately needing to smoke a dart. Keep going friend! Each day is difficult but it always gets easier when you dedicate yourself.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

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  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    ClarenceWerly

    Just want to put this out there, I’ve been quit for 2.5 years and I never think of cigarettes romantically anymore. The key for me was a shift in my brain/mind, of the way I thought about cigarettes and myself. Cigarettes make you and all of your clothes smell disgusting, they make your teeth and breath nasty, and they keep you on this roller coaster ride all day long emotionally and they dull your senses so you are completely oblivious to all these things that people are thinking about you. This can impact all sorts of opportunities in your life whether romantic, business or otherwise. I have zero cravings whether sober or drunk because I am disgusted by cigarettes now. Walking behind a smoker is disgusting. Cigarette companies are run by garbage human beings who profit off of the customers self destruction. Why would you want to give them your money? All of the things that cigarettes claim to help are actually caused by cigarettes. The tropes from film and tv about having a cigarette when you’re stress or anxious or after sex, yuck, are total bullshit. Non smokers wake up a feel normal while smokers have to smoke just to get to normal because their nicotine levels have dipped over night. Anyways I just wanted to let those on here considering quitting that I think it’s possible to get to a place where you will never even consider smoking again and you will not have to spend your whole life with some monkey on your back if you approach it more philosophically. In order for me to ever smoke again I would have to agree that I’m a stupid person who is okay being duped into giving some ruthless millionaires $10 dollars everyday for a poison that I will put in my body which will induce mood swings, make me stink, wreck my teeth, dull my senses of smell and taste and change how people view me and negatively impact my public image which might prevent unknown opportunities from presenting themselves and eventually kill me in some of the scariest ways imaginable. Why would I ever agree to that? Good luck to all you quitters! Change your mind and your behaviour will follow!
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    ztensai

    Happy cake day
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    KvngOJ

    Wow *flicks bic*
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    JMHSrowing

    Cake day twins :)
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    StealYoDeck

    I didn't know where to post this stuff. I hit 6 months on Feb 19 or 20. Don't really have anyone to share it with outside 1 or 2 ppl who didn't respond lol. Honestly - my month 6 has been hard. Death and stress at (my now old) workplace left me thinking about smoking more often than month 2 or 3. Now unemployed and stress level keeps going up. Keep trying everyone - it's hard but worth it. My app stats: 187 days 13hrs+ no cigs $1875.67 Saved 35 days 19hrs life regain 4689 cigs not smoked I enjoyed smoking and do miss it. To be honest it was the cost that made me quit. Even being this close to or possibly in depression - I can tell myself cigarettes aren't worth it. I have no other real stress relief and have lost my temper quite a few times. We will just end now - I'm rambling. Congrats OP - I plan to not pick up another.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    XTHEGodfather63

    Congratulations on 10 years that quite a milestone! There’s a chance you may not have even seen today if you continued smoking. Serious question is vaping okay in your eyes? Even if you don’t want to use it yourself;do you think others ,especially younger people, smoking them are a lot safer/better/ healthier etc? Or do you think any kind of smoking at all is better.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    Lofar788

    Nice
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    ejd420

    U pick up other vices upon quitting?
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    giganato

    that's the only butt I kicked.. lol.. life's been good.. 2013 was the last time I smoked!!
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    ChastMaybe

    Well played that's awesome. I had quit- then the wife left me and it all went wrong and I started worse then before. This reminded me to get back on that quitting plan
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    NotAFalseDragon

    Oh damn, I need this for beer
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    ZamajanaZavesa

    What did you do with all that money?
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    mikevsdeath

    Now if only my kids would quit diapers.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    Hellblender

    Hey man, thanks for the post. I'm 20 minutes away from the 26 day mark, I still feel sometimes as though a cig would be nice, usually out of boredom if anything but it doesn't affect me anymore. And I've started to gain weight (much of it muscle) as I'd been underweight for the 8 years that I spent smoking (from age 18-25ish today). Any advice? You mentioned that it's still tough, I guess smoking is so ingrained in our brains as part of the many routines we developed of the years, so we have to live with that. What can I expect in the upcoming months? I'm excited about the changes that are yet to manifest. So far I've experienced a better appetite and hence healthy weight gain, increased stamina, slightly whiter teeth as well. Looking forward to your response man.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    spreta

    I'm 28, started smoking at 17 and told myself if I was still smoking in 10 years I was an idiot and would quit. I quit last August 5 months before my 28th birthday and still going. I feel so much better even with the 15 extra lbs I've gained. Hopefully it's for hood this time.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    _WILDLY_mild_

    Yeah but where's your Ferrari?
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    lastonedown1980

    And if you quit in the 1950’s you would of saved about $40.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    PlanetVagina

    Yeah, but you'll just end up living longer, which ain't cheap.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    Regelneef

    I’m reading this while smoking a cigarette, fuck.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    justalittleoffcenter

    May 9, 1990. Don't know how much money I saved but I may have saved my life. Just to follow up for any that may be curious. I spent 20 minutes with a hypnotist, gave her fifty bucks, and have never had the desire to smoke a cigarette, or anything else, since then. I did dream about smoking for about a year.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    teachingchick

    Keep it up OP! My mom was a smoker and it was so hard to watch her with this addiction. She quit for a few years and started back up. She was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2016 while I was pregnant with my second child. Taking her to treatment, getting calls at 2am that she having trouble breathing, having to get a tracheotomy, having a cardiac episode. It was very very hard to watch her go through that. However, she was lucky she has been NED for a little over 2 years and quit smoking the moment she was told she had cancer. Please quit! It’s not worth it. Much love to everyone trying!
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    Azekok

    You just inspired me to quit smoking. I installed the app and counter has started, hope I will do well. Any recommendations? I see that lots of people mention that life of smoker gets you in a routine which you have to avoid in order to stop. Thanks in advance!
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    dac756

    I know you probably won’t see this but. HECK YEAH, GREAT FOR YOU THIS MADE MY DAY! If you can do this anyone can do anything!
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    mylthir

    17 days 18 hours 9 minutes since I put my last one out. Hardest thing I've ever done.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    DaniMontana365

    I stop smoking cigarettes 3 years ago and weed 6y ago. No regret.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    Mindraker

    This doesn't even scratch the surface of medical bills you might have gotten down the road for lung cancer.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    InsaneMidget

    Congrats brother! I’m so far away from 10 years it’s hard to even think about, but this def gives me hope
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    chicsurfs

    More importantly you saved your own life, perhaps 😉
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    Exadory

    I just checked my quit smoking app. I’m at 4 months, and 22 days. Which is $1,173.00. Crazy how much we save not smoking. Thanks for the boost and the reminder!
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    irandom97

    What is this app/website called? Great job by the way.
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    A_lunch_lady

    8 years here! Cheers!!
  • Posted: March 12, 2019 07:28

    Anonymous