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Quit Smoking Success Stories

People who have successfully quit tell their stories, including the ups and downs of the journey. We hope their experiences will help you on your quit journey.

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Birthday 50
On my 49th birthday I decided I would be a non smoker by my 50th birthday. I started smoking when I was 17-18 so 31-32 yrs of smoking....
On my 49th birthday I decided I would be a non smoker by my 50th birthday. I started smoking when I was 17-18 so 31-32 yrs of smoking. I chose at random a day in my calendar and had a friend type in QUIT DAY with a day before reminder. That was June 2018. Well on Jan 29, 2019 my phone dingled and low and behold tomorrow was quit day. I opened my pack and shrugged. I am a long haul truck driver smoking 2 packs a day while driving. On Jan 30, 2019 I woke up popped some gum in my mouth and started my work day. It has now been 6 weeks since I quit COLD TURKEY and living with smokers I have no desire to have one. I was ready and set in my mind I was done...if someone who smoked 2 packs a day for 31 to 32 yrs can quit cold turkey you betcha you can too...best of luck to all of you who keep trying never stop stopping...this was my 6th attempt...we do have success.
Submitted by SonyaB
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