Hi I’m Pete, 50, a smoker on and off for about 35 years maybe even longer. To be honest, I don’t really remember not being a smoker. I have stopped smoking many times over the years sometimes for a year or two, sometimes for a couple of weeks. Every time I stopped I somehow always knew that I would be back at some point to carry on with my addiction.
However, this time it’s different and the reason that it’s different is Freedom. I now know that I had zero education when it comes to smoking. I knew absolutely nothing; sure I knew it was bad for me what smoker doesn’t? I didn’t know about the addiction cycle and the up-regulation of receptors and the manipulation of my brain by the most addictive drug on the planet. I didn’t know that 90% of the smoke I inhaled just stayed there, I didn’t know thousands of things about smoking that I have learned from this site. I now have knowledge about my mental health disease and I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart who has contributed to and who keeps this forum going.
You have all helped me survive the darker moments of this, my final quit. Thank you everyone at Freedom – the support here is second to none.
Pete - Free and Healing for Twenty Four Days, 7 Hours and 8 Minutes.
This has already extended my life expectancy by 1 Day and 16 Hours,
Sadly for BAT there are still 486 unsold death sticks in a tobacconist somewhere
that I would have used to contibute to my long drawn out, death by smoking, suicide attempt.
Instead I have £77.83 to buy something a lot more useful than smelly ash and smelly butts.
I quit smoking on the 28th November 2011 at 9:30 a.m.
Staying quit by NEVER TAKING ANOTHER PUFF.