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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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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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The Roller Coaster Ride

babs609 Posted February 13, 2015    Quitting smoking is often referred to a roller coaster ride, and with good reason.  While one minute you are feeling confident and strong that you finally "beat" that sucker.  Thinking.."Yes!  I'm doing it..I'm gonna make it"..only to be followed by feelings of doubt, fear, anger, frustration, sadness, lonliness..and these feelings can change within just moments.  This is the part that would beat me down in prior attempts.  I just was tired of t

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Triggers after you quit

Jenny Quit Date: 05/24/2012   Posted March 30, 2014    Throughout your quit you are likely to be faced with events that bring thoughts of smoking back to the forefront of your mind.  I've been quit nearly two years (28 year smoker)  and while it does not happen often, it still happens. Not like when you first quit and craving a cigarette can be a whole body experience, but more of a thought.  Your mind after so many years of smoking has been conditioned to think that a c

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I reflect on the word "Struggle" . . .

Peter_is_in Quit Date: 11/22/2003   Posted January 26, 2019   For me personally and what I have seen, I reflect on the word "Struggle" . . .   To watch a loved one die from cancer while all you can see is the whites of their eyes. The pain and frustration only shows in the wrinkles of their face, because they cannot talk . .. that's a struggle.   That cannot be undone   To hear about a roadside bomb hitting a convoy of peace keepers in

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Are you scared to quit smoking?

Colleen Quit Date: 6/2/13   Posted June 13, 2015    I was scared too.  Thought I had this super addictive personality and all those who had successfully quit before me weren't really addicted to smoking.  Shortly after you quit, you are going to figure it out, but I'll let you in on the secret now...it's a bunch of baloney.  Nobody is more addicted to smoking than anyone else.  It's the monster otherwise known as nicotine playing tricks on you, kick his ass to the curb b

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Welcome To a New Life - Your Quit!

Markus Quit Date: 02-19-2008   Posted April 4, 2014    It's all very personal.   Even though the methods used to quit are the same with slight variations depending on an individual's preference it all is a very personal thing.   You always choose what works for you or just wing it. You do that on your own, always. Some plans I see I just cringe, but you know it usually ends up that it works for that person.   A step-wise plan to quit is a go

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FREE To All New Members Who Register...

jillar Posted November 30      *A lifetime of freedom from nicotine. *Worldwide support from members in all phases of quitting and who know and can relate to what you may go through at any given time in your quit. *Tons of educational material about our addiction to nicotine. Be it by reading, watching videos or asking other members. We have it all    So what do you have to lose by becoming a member?   ACT NOW and you can go into the New Year COM

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Lesser known medical problems from smoking

Martian5 Quit Date: 01/04/2018   Posted May 29, 2019    We all know the more known problems from years of smoking (Cancer, COPD, Heart problems and such) but their are some problems that are lesser known. Today I am going to the dentist to start fixing my mouth.  Most of the problems are tied in with my smoking over those many years, something I really did not think about. For the past year it has been very difficult for me to eat and also a lot of pain. Now I have

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Smoking affects more than your lungs

Colleen Quit Date: 6/2/13   Posted April 21, 2014    This can't be a complete list, I am sure.  There's a good chance you weren't aware of at least one of the diseases.  I would have never connected blindness to smoking.       Link to original post: https://www.quittrain.com/topic/833-smoking-affects-more-than-your-lungs/  

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How to do nothing without smoking

beacon   Posted November 22, 2014    Good video. This is what I struggled with. Still if I get a thought about smoking it is when I am relaxed and doing nothing and not when I am stressed.     Link to original post: https://www.quittrain.com/topic/3552-how-to-do-nothing-without-smoking/  

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Think you need just one?

Nancy Quit Date: 07/07/2013   Posted September 18, 2014    I have to have a cigarette, RIGHT NOW   By tahoehal  on November 26 2008      Picture yourself a second or two after you stub out that quit-breaking cigarette. The one that you just had to have because the craving was so strong you couldn't hold out any longer, when that voice inside you was saying.. "Go on, life sucks, you may as well smoke a cig.. y'know for your nerves.." or the other one.. "y

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The choices we make

Sunnyside Quit Date: 02/01/22   Posted December 2, 2016    We all chose to smoke and stick to it. When you first started it never became easy to you.   You had to work to make it feel natural. You had to work to become a full time smoker.   All the discomfort of coughing, head spinning, feeling sick didn't stop you from carrying on. Going around and around with the constant cravings never stop you.   Now years of conditioning later you have

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Why being part of a Forum helps

JackiMac Quit Date: 1st November 2018   Posted February 9, 2015    I was sitting thinking today, that over the last year I have had two relapses, and this is my 3rd attempt in a year to quit, now I am seriously beginning to realise that way back last year I would not have even attempted to quit if it had not been for finding, joining and taking part in this Forum, being able to see that I am not alone, that there are different ways to quit, that not everyone's quit is th

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A Relapse Prevention Plan: The Tools of Recovery

sharonsiff Quit Date: 12 June 2013   Posted January 12, 2015    I have added this video I found to Chyrs relapse post but I'll put it out here too. Explains the 3 stages of a relapse Emotional, Mental and Physical. This would have been a fabulous video for me during my first months and hopefully will be of use to others who may need it now.         Link to original post: https://www.quittrain.com/topic/4154-a-relapse-prevention-plan-the

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Emphysema... Explained...

Doreensfree Quit Date: 7 /8/2013   Posted October 14, 2018          This is a crippling illness.... Slowly getting worse.... My hubby has suffered for years....needs oxygen regularly for 16 hrs a day....   Link to original post: https://www.quittrain.com/topic/11235-emphysema-explained/  

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Fearing the Crave

Jenny Quit Date: 05/24/2012   Posted November 9, 2014    Cravings are the most feared in a quit and we all know they can be uncomfortable. It's this fear that keeps many of us from even attempting to quit smoking. The fear of being uncomfortable.  We feel this way even though we know that smoking related disease is probably not terribly comfortable either.....addiction is so not rational....   The addiction wants to manipulate you into believing that there is n

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The thing about relapse, or considering it...

MarylandQuitter   Quit Date: 10/07/2013   Posted October 4, 2014    is that you may not ever quit again.  This is a very realistic outcome if you choose to smoke again.  We've all heard that smoking doesn't make anything better when in fact it makes it worse.  It's doesn't calm you down, solve your problems and instead costs a small fortune and kills you.   If you've started again, quit and right the ship.  If you're thinking about smoking again, quickly g

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Scared to Quit?? ... Face Your Fears, I Did and Lived to Tell.

notsmokinjo Quit Date: 28/11/2017   Posted October 9, 2018    Are you afraid to QUIT? ... I was.   Are you scared that you will fail or fail again? ... Yep, me too.   Is your fear that it will be too hard? .... kinda   Is your fear you just can't do it? ... that too   Is your fear quitting will make you sick? ... yep   Is your fear quitting will hasten you death? ... Absolutely petrified this would be the case and as irra

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One less thing to worry about

Lust4Life Quit Date:¬†Sept 26 2016 ¬† Posted¬†October 9, 2018¬† ¬† Those of you that know me from QSMB know that I was a secret smoker.¬† Closet smoker.¬† Na√Įve smoker.¬† Pick a label any label.¬† I lived in constant fear.¬† Constant worry. ¬† Fear of being outed.¬† ¬†So much worry. Which cracks me up now because smokers stink no matter what is done to mask it.¬†¬† Pretty sure my smoking was the pink elephant in the room no one talked about.¬† Yay! ¬† I had an ongoing

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The Pattern of the Journey

beacon   Posted March 5, 2015   I was thinking about the first few months of my quit and how I posted on the boards quite alot. I posted about dizziness, stomach aches, craves and anger and and clear lungs and weight gain and feelings of sheer joy. The first month, the first drink, the first vacation, the first taste, the first drs appointment, Each of these were special, unique, important to me, my experience. The old phartes commented, comforted, celebrated, and laughed.

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Wise words.....'Embrace The Suck'

Soberjulie   Posted November 7, 2015    I dunno if Sarge still posts here but some of his no nonsense, shoot from the hip, tell it like it is words helped me immensely in my first days...weeks...months. The best: Embrace The Suck.   You'll have moments, many moments, where quitting just plain sucks. If you're anything like me, you'll think of throwing the towel in....because...."the way I feel sucks!"   Embrace the suck. Accept it.

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Why N.O.P.E is a must!

Jenny   Quit Date: 05/24/2012   Posted March 30, 2014    I love this article on why you can't have just one.   It Takes Just One Cigarette to Relapse. January 14, 2013 by Cameron Kellett   You will never smoke again. Accepting this is perhaps the most daunting aspect of quitting smoking and nicotine addiction recovery.   The thought of never having another cigarette can be so overwhelming, that smokers will willingly go to the grave an addic

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