I was reading in one of our Green member's journals today a comment about how reading about another member's "one-puff" experience with a former quit helped to re-inforce the importance of "Never Take Another Puff". I know many of we former long-time smokers experienced multiple quit-attempts and relapses before stumbling upon the truth and support here are Freedom and whyquit.com that has enabled us to keep our quits going. But for the benefit of any "first-time"(and hopefully, "last-time") quitters, who perhaps have not personally experienced the truth of the one-puff = ALL phenomenon, I thought I'd start a post where we can quickly give the longest quit we had that we eventually lost due to the junkie thought that we could get away with having "just one", that either immediately or shortly there-after led us back to full-blown active Nicotine use.
For me - the longest quit was over 6 months - somewhere around 8 months. I had avoided bars and pool halls for the entire quit, and once I set foot in one, within minutes had convinced myself I could have a cigarette and keep it to "just when I play pool". Boy was I wrong!
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