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A weekly blog featuring well written posts from members of our community. Each week I'll pick a post and add it to this blog along with the link to the whole thread for anyone wanting to read more. Hope you like it ūüėä

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A Message from your Body

Nancy Quit Date: 07/07/2013   Posted September 17, 2014    I found this online, here.   A message from your body. (Repost)   By tahoehal  on November 03 2007 at 4:39 pm      Insert your own name ......... and days of being smoke free x. Dear .......... It has been x days since you have quit smoking. You probably don't recognize me since you have been real busy for about x years.  I am your body and I wanted to have a conversati

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Same-same but different

notsmokinjo Quit Date: 28/11/2017   Posted March 3, 2020    I know there are a few threads already about the unexpected gains we got from quitting BUT I'm too lazy to go hunting, besides when ya do you tend to fall down a rabbit hole of rereading some bloody good posts...well I do..anywho ..was reading an old post and it got me thinking (no it did not hurt)...   Did quitting change who I am? Has it opened life opportunities that weren't there previously? 

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Cigarette Butt Emissions

Sazerac Members  14.3k Quit Date: October 23, 2013, A Good Day to be Free. Posted February 6, 2020    Butt Emissions: Study Finds Even Extinguished Cigarettes Give Off Toxins   January 29, 2020   This specially built smoking machine was used by NIST scientists to measure the emissions that come off cigarette butts long after they've been extinguished. Cigarette butts pile up in parks, beaches, streets and bus stops, places where all typ

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"The Smoker's Vow"

abbynormal Quit Date: 1/1/2019   Posted December 5, 2019    The Smoker's Vow by Joel Spitzer   To be said just before taking your first puff after having quit for any appreciable period of time.   With this puff I enslave myself to a lifetime of addiction. While I can't promise to always love you, I do promise to obey every craving and support my addiction to you no matter how expensive you become.   I will let no husband or

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addiction or habit ?

...   Posted July 22, 2014    Sometimes I do charity work for a homeless shelter. A really good friend of mine runs it and I help her out whenever she needs it. In the last 2 weeks, she has called me in twice. Seems she is getting an influx of abscesses from IV drug abuse. The first one I saw was from heroin abuse. 23 years old with a 4 year old little boy that she doesn't have custody of any more. The second one I saw last night. She has already lost one arm in an infection

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Stop Waiting

Soberjulie   Posted April 10, 2014    Stop Waiting  Author: Unknown. Last sentence: Mine  So stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until

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The Addiction is Real

Gus Quit Date: 3-17-21   Posted 1 hour ago -(edited)   Sorry to hear @Breath-of-Power. This addiction is real. It is powerful. I don’t know how much time you’ve spent reviewing the information about nicotine and the additives that cigarettes contain, but the stuff literally rewires your brain. Your brain. That organ that controls everything about you. After the nicotine withdrawal it’s what you will be fighting against. Of course it’s going to fight against reconditionin

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Red Flags

Sazerac Quit Date: October 23, 2013, A Good Day to be Free.   Posted May 1, 2018      I have confidence in my quit and estimate my chance of relapse is low still...addiction is a wily condition and I am human.   Here are my four maneuvers to avert relapse,  (  Think again,  Get right with yourself,  Contact an ally,  Post an SOS  ) and a slew of red flags...      When you know better yet, are purposefully leading yoursel

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Smoking and Circulation

jillar Quit Date: May 29, 2016   Posted October 18, 2019    Are your hands and feet always cold? Mine were. Until I quit smoking.  I knew smoking affected my lungs and blood pressure. I've been on blood pressure medicine since my late 30's and instead of quitting smoking I chose to have tubal ligation surgery because my Dr wouldn't prescribe birth control after 40 years old IF I WAS A SMOKER. But I never contributed my cold feet and hands to smoking until I qui

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WILLPOWER

Mee Quit Date: 08/01/2018   Posted August 31, 2019    I used to think I did not have the willpower to quit smoking.  Every attempt, my thoughts would drift back to needing that cigarette and the excuses of why I could not quit.   Last night, as I lay in bed, I could not get this word out of my mind.  I realized that, over the past year, this word has really changed meaning for me. I always had the willpower to quit smoking, I just did not know how to do it.  St

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You know what - you don't want to be a smoker!-Repost by Poprini

Poprini   Posted 20 June 2014    No I'm not trying to hypnotise you or play Jedi mind tricks.  I'm talking about relapsers or quitters who continue to have smoking thoughts and desires.   Nobody WANTS to go back to smoking. They quit because they want to quit (for whatever reason). What they want from time to time is to smoke. And what that means is something else. It means all of the things that people "like" about smoking:   A break in the day Stres

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Decisions/Resolve

Sazerac Quit Date: October 23, 2013, A Good Day to be Free.   Posted July 10, 2018    Some quit on a whim, others quit making a sensible plan and map it all out as best they can. There are many successful quits between the extremes.   The important bit is the seminal moment in your life when you say, 'I quit smoking'.     I spontaneously said, 'I've quit. If I don't feel better in a few days, I can always smoke but,

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How quickly we forget

joe Quit Date: 11/20/2013   Posted December 21, 2014      Yesterday was 13 months since my last cigarette....    While wrapping presents tonight, my wife asked if I feel any "different" this year than i did last year.   After thinking about it for a few minutes, I had to say , that I truly dont remember how bad it REALLY felt last year...   Don't get me wrong,..I know I was having cravings every time I turned around and I think to some degr

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To NOPE or not to NOPE

Cbdave Quit Date: 10th oct 2015   Posted February 4, 2019  G’day I’m cbdave and more often that not I get to raise the NOPE pledge of a morning. Being close to the international date line and living on the east coast of Australia means that I get to see the new day a lot earlier than most. If I’m off fishing it can be really early as I hate my phone smelling of fish bait. It wasn’t always that way. I never posted a NOPE on the QSMB board in those first months. 

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Benefits of Smoking

Sirius Quit Date: May 27, 2014   Posted August 16, 2019    What?!?!?!   Say again?   Well according to a few studies and some peripheral observations there ARE a few benefits to regularly using tobacco products.   Lower's risk of total knee replacement in men. Lower's risk of Parkinson's disease. Lower's risk of obesity. Lower's risk of unwanted pregnancy..b'cuz you ain't getting any Ashtray-breath. The Joys of

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WILLPOWER

Mee Quit Date: 08/01/2018   Posted August 31, 2019    I used to think I did not have the willpower to quit smoking.  Every attempt, my thoughts would drift back to needing that cigarette and the excuses of why I could not quit.   Last night, as I lay in bed, I could not get this word out of my mind.  I realized that, over the past year, this word has really changed meaning for me. I always had the willpower to quit smoking, I just did not know how to do it.  St

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Want To Quit Smoking? - Consider This

Markus Quit Date: 02-19-2008   Posted April 13, 2014    Want  to quit smoking?   Good. That takes some nerve and that alone is enough to get it done. You don't have to be smart, you just need to use the courage and will that you have, in the right way, and get that brain of yours aligned to make it happen. Just quit. Do it now. There, you just quit. It's that easy. Now you are craving a smoke of course.   It gets better, just as soon as you set your m

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Interesting Article for the Ladies !!!

Doreensfree Quit Date:¬†7 /8/2013 ¬† Posted¬†July 12, 2019¬† ¬† ¬† Women Who Smoke At Risk of Vulval Cancer 27 June 2019 By¬†Frances Hardy In the UK, 58 women are diagnosed and 21 die each day from gynaecological cancers. Here a doctor explains the impact smoking can have on a woman's body For many people, the idea of developing cancer is hard to comprehend.¬† Yet young female smokers are at particular risk of developing the disease ‚Äď in parts of th

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Please, Take your LIVES Seriously

Sazerac Quit Date: October 23, 2013, A Good Day to be Free.   Posted June 4, 2016    Please, Take Your LIVES Seriously ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In 'real' life and here on the QTrain, I see people being careless about their lives and their quit, like they have all the time in the world ! 'I'll quit next week, maybe tomorrow, I'll quit again sometime'. Are they not understanding how dangerous smoking is ? It's a friggin' Slow Suicide ! The ramifica

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The Weird Things I did to Quit Smoking

Sirius Quit Date: May 27, 2014   Posted July 12, 2016    The following was some of the more weird things I did   while going through the stress of decompress.           Sharpen knifes.  Oh Vay!  scrape, scrape, scrape....   Take your time with it.  Focus on getting the sharpest edge.   All my knifes are very sharp.       Emptied out my ashtray into a glass jar (with lid).  Added a   

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Patience!

cpk Quit Date: 02/04/2015   Posted March 3, 2015    I've been doing some research online - various sites - and one thing I've noticed is that all those into new quits are extremely impatient, including me. All the newbies are asking, "When will this fatigue get better?" "I feel like crap...when will it go away? "My sleep is all off..." and I won't even go into the weight thing. The general sense I have is newly quits are a pretty impatient lot.   I think part o

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The true nature of nicotine addiction

Aine Quit Date: 2-26-2014   Posted May 4, 2019    The Law of Addiction   Most quitting literature suggests that it normally takes multiple failed quitting attempts before the user self-discovers the key to success. What they fail to tell you is the lesson eventually learned, or that it can be learned and mastered during the very first try.   Successful recovery isn't about strength or weakness. It's about a mental disorder where by chance our dopamine

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Mental Balloons

gonfishn21 Quit Date: 11.15.15   Posted March 1, 2018    For Nancy   Mental Balloons Posted by gonfishn21 on 16 January 2015 - 06:17 PM   As I'm now chasing the tweenie label, and have been thinking a lot about the concerns I have had regading No Man's Land, its got me thinking again. As most of you know, that means I'm going to ramble. Although I am not one that needs a lot of kudos, it seems that it is a necessary part of this process fo

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Hey my fellow newbies, hold your ground!

Soberjulie   Posted April 23, 2014    Sometimes it takes every last bit of you to keep your balance and not do something self destructive. I'm not talking about willpower, I'm talking about something else. I'm not sure how to describe it. It's like the part of you that wants to live, the part of you that is committed to not smoking, is connected by only the most slender of threads to the part of you driving the car, making the

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The Dark Room

Nancy Quit Date: 07/07/2013   Posted April 7, 2014 · IP  Bonnie, I looked and it did not originate there, so here it is...   THE SMALL DARK ROOM; an analogy of a quit (Reposted from Laurap414 from The QuitNet ) Once, my existence was confined to a small, dark room. In the room was a button. When I pressed the button the room was filled with light. It was a warm, sunny light, which filled every crevice of the room with its brilliance. The light made me happy

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