Day 16 QUIT30 Challenge

DAY 16 – QUIT30 Program
Smoke-Free for: 14 DAYS!!

Day 14…that’s 2 weeks! Congratulations to those of you who made it this far. You’re essentially half done with the 30 day challenge! We’re going to keep going with “relapse prevention” series, because now the cravings are DEFINITELY gone and it’s just you against the mental addiction.


Todays’ Topic – Looking Back Fondly at Smoking

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Today’s Potential Relapse Cause: Nostalgia for the Cigarette Buzz

After being nicotine free for so long, your addict voice has to resort to cheap tricks.

For the next few weeks, you’re going to think that a cigarette would be the best thing in the world. You think about how good it used to feel when you smoked after not smoking for a few hours…imagine how it’s going to feel when you haven’t smoked in weeks! Your body has no tolerance!

Well, if you’ve ever quit and then started smoking again, you know that your “relapse cigarette” is absolutely terrible. Not only does it taste terrible and have no noticeable effect, but you’ll feel guilty the whole time you’re smoking it. You may get dizzy and feel a head rush for 5 seconds but it will quickly fade into remorse. No, that first cigarette after quitting for a long time absolutely sucks. Remember that.

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  1. I hated wanting to smoke , and being in a non smoking area. I live in el cajon, California, and it’s against the law to smoke at parks, bus stops, buildings, sidewalks, and smoking at home is touchy because your neighbor can sue you if they are hurt in any way by your smoke.

    • Annie, thank God you no longer have to “watch your back” and feel like you’re doing something wrong in your community.

      Smoke free for 14 Days, that surely feels great, right?

      Keep up the good work and hope to see you reach Day 30!

    • mmm i hated the feeling of a substance having control over me. I also hated the way it made my teeth look yellow. The bad breath was terrible too. So glad to be working through these mental cravings.

  2. I smoked last night. 2 fucking weeks and gone. I think it was because I was at a park and my family was close to the smoking area. Whatever the reason I knew better, but I didn’t care. Totally selfish. My mind said how great I was doing and whats one cigar? Now I feel the cravings again. Why do I want to kill myself with this awful tasting stupid habit? Back to the drawing board. I did 2 and a half weeks. I am ready to start over this hard process again.

    • Aaron, sorry to hear about this, but it’s still good that you’ve decided to start over.

      This time we’re sure you’ll stick with the program because you’ve learned your lesson that it’s not worth it to give in to your cigarette craving.

      You can do this! Remember this, you’ve got 3 choices in life:

      Give up, Give in, or Give it all you’ve got!

  3. 2 weeks in and staying strong. I made it two weeks back in May and failed to keep it going. Two things I hated about smoking was the helplessnes it makes you feel when you want to do something that is so bad for you and yet you feel like you need to do it. I felt like such a loser. And the other thing was the hiding of the smoking.

    • Hi Juan, 14 Days of being smoke free and you’ve stayed strong. This is a big achievement, and you just keep on going and you’ll realize soon that you’re on Day 30 and it will feel more amazing!

      Congratulations on making it this far, keep it up!

  4. I know that if i cave now, it will taste disgusting and i will be hating myself for giving in! I never want to put one of those filthy sticks near my mouth again!!!!!

    • That’s the spirit, Jo! That way of thinking will make you succeed in quitting smoking.

      Keep up the good work! Your comment will surely inspire others to stay strong and stick with the program.

  5. I hated the smell of the garage after smoking when I smoked in there. Even Febreeze could tackle the odor. Also the constant worry about lung cancer or a heart attack drove me crazy. My breathing is so much better now. Hopefully my sense of taste and smell will improve as well.

    • Keep it up, Harriet! Soon you’ll totally be worry free, healthier, and you’ll feel really great about yourself.

      You have more power than those cigarettes or that smoking habit.

  6. I hated my daughter hiding my smokes to help me and me not realizing she is doing it for my own health. I hated the looks people gave me when they found out I smoked

    • Hi Mark, it’s great having a daughter who supports you & helps you in her little way. Think of her whenever you have the craving to smoke.

      It’s been 14 Days and this is surely an achievement. Keep this up and you’ll find yourself on the last day of this program, feeling proud and great about yourself.

      Best of luck!

  7. Congrates on everyone making it this far. 2 things I hate is the smell of my clothes, hair and fingers after smoking. The next is the taste after smoking heavily during a night out and feeling like there is literally a cloud of smoke that has replaced your lungs.

    Side note. I feel it helps so much to talk about the craving as it is happening by the time you have moved on to another subject you forgot what started it.

    • Luyanda, congratulations on making it this far — just by reading your comment, I have a good feeling you’ll make it to the end.

      Taking about your cravings and having the support of the Quit Smoking Community will help you succeed and we are glad you feel the same way.

  8. I absolutely hated my persistent smoker’s cough and being out of breath which made me do less and less of physical exercise. I hated the craving for it and when out at a meeting or a friend’s to always be thinking about, ‘I hope they have a place where I can smoke in a relaxed manner’.

    • Fatimah, you’re halfway through this program and I’m glad you’re starting to feel the difference, aside from realizing the bad effects of smoking.

      Congratulations on this achievement — the Quit Smoking Community is rooting for you!

  9. The way my mouth tasted when I woke up in the morning; the way my teeth are permanently stained. Hate being so short of breath that I can no longer walk as I once did

    • Hello Char,

      Keep on going and pushing and you’ll reach your destination — Success!

      Soon you can really say to yourself and to others that you have conquered your smoking habit. Not to mention, your body will feel really good, too.

    • Judi, you’re halfway through this 30 Day program and I want to congratulate you for it — for not giving up and for believing in yourself.

      You can do this!

      Whenever you have the urge to smoke, think about the reasons why you hate smoking and what smoking does to you.

      Keep up the good work!

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