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Forty years, that is.

My wife, Lettie, and I quit cold turkey on September 26, 1972.

As you can see, the 40th anniversary of that life altering event slipped by without me remembering to make comment to the board. In fact, I didn't think about it until just a while ago when Lettie asked me how long it's been since we quit. That's when I remembered that I wanted to post on the anniversary date. After 40 years, it's almost as if we never smoked. It's probably one of the best decisions that we have ever made.

Good luck to those who have, or are trying to quit!!

Lyle
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Lyle,

C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S to both you and your wife! Forty years is quite an accomplishment. I celebrated 11 years on the same date.

Please allow me to present both you and your lovely wife with this beautiful silver trophy, engraved with your names and the figure 40 spelled out in rubies.

Don't be a stranger. Stick around and post now and then. You've got a lot of experience and must have many pearls of wisdom to impart to the "newbies".

Hugs.

Verna
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That is so great!

And just what newbies and re-trys really need to hear. IT CAN BE DONE AND IT CAN LAST!! Hooray for both of you. Give each other a big hug.
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Lyle! Congratulations to you both! I'm sure most of us here are exceedingly jealous of your wise and brilliant decision all those years ago, when just about everybody was still puffing away.

I quit way back then too. :o) And again in '85, and again in '93, and probably a few extra times in between, before the real thing in 2000.

You were the smart ones.

Good on you!

cat
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Cat,

My wife was the instigator for us to quit smoking when she discovered our 18 month old son had retrieved a cigarette butt from an ashtray and was simulating smoking it. Some positive fallout from our quitting is that neither our son or daughter have ever taken up the habit, and hopefully that will pass down to the grandchildren.

Lyle
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My children and grandchildren have never smoked either. In fact it was my five year old granddaughter who kept asking me why I wanted to die whenever she saw me smoke that did it for me.
Shelley
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