It’s been just over a year, and I’m proud to say that I truly believe this is my final cigarette quit. In the past I failed because I always convinced myself that I could have a puff here and there and still be a non-smoker. I couldn’t. So this time around I followed NOPE. Not One Puff Ever. Which is super easy for me to remember when I’m anxious af and want to light one up. I did have 2 hiccups along the way since I started this (final) quit in March of last year. 5 puffs one night in July, and a full cigarette this February. But I kept track and still continued along with my head held high, knowing that I didn’t let myself down or disappoint myself, because I know I’m strong enough to do this. I can only hope that one day NOPE will help for one of you during a struggle. Even if it’s Not One Puff Today instead.