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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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For anyone that is struggling

Sunnyside  Quit Date: 02/01/22   Posted August 24, 2015    I thought I would put my thoughts out here today, my pointers that may help someone out there. If it helps at least one person then I will be happy. When I started out on this quit journey I had no confidence at all that I could pull this off. That this quit would probably go the same as all the others did, a DISASTER I always felt that smoking was apart of who I was. That is how people know me! I couldn't c

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How to silence the inner voice....

Ladybug Posted April 9, 2014    I have no idea where I got this from, but it's in my quit diary and I thought I share it with you guys!   As to silencing the inner voice:   The secret is a repeated conscious choice. If you draw a saw across a log one time, you may make a scratch in the bar. If you draw it across the log a few more times you may scratch the surface of the wood.   If you keep drawing the saw across the same place on the log, the scratch

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KNOCK KNOCK

Cristóbal Quit Date: 14 October 2012     Posted on QSMB Dec 17 2013 by JWG   When my son was young he would walk to the end of the drive to wait for the school bus. I would stand at the bay window off the side nook of our home where I could look down the drive and watch until he safely got on board.  Sounding like a good father this may be. But in actuality I found I enjoyed the heat off the glass and watching the life outdoors from the birds to the ever changing le

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Will i always miss smoking?

Sunnyside Quit Date: 02/01/22   Posted July 6, 2016  I found this article on another website and thought it may help someone here. By Terry Martin "I quit smoking seven months ago. I do feel better, and I don't struggle all of the time now, but I still have days when I find myself missing my cigarettes. I sometimes wish I could have just one now and then. At times, the urge to smoke is so intense. I wonder if I'll ever be free of this habit? Will I miss smoking f

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Why do we "Pay it Forward"?

soul Quit Date: 11.29.09   Posted April 8, 2014    I have taken the liberty to borrow a writing from a great man and modify it (may he forgive me) to fit the principle of "Paying it Forward" in the smoking cessation world......................   Here below is what I stand for, in all my affairs.............   "I stand by the door"     I neither go too far in, nor stay too far out. The door is among the most important doors in the w

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If you still need that nudge to quit...read on !!!!

Doreensfree Quit Date: 7 /8/2013   Posted August 14, 2017    I'm here to tell you exactly what it's like to live with C.O.P.D/emphysema.. It starts with a cough..that get alot worse and persistent.. People put it down to a smokers cough..the time scale can differ, as were all different...all of a sudden it gets herder to do the things you could do easy..take the stairs,walk to the local shop,shower,ect... You get help with inhalers,clinic,s ,rehab,but nothing s

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When things get crunchy, remember...

DenaliBlues Quit Date: 2/10/2022   Posted January 21    Reading and re-reading is a great strategy in the early hours and days of your quit. I did that, too. What else will you do to support and distract yourself? You might try making a list of things you can do instead of smoking when the cravings strike. I know it sounds corny to make a list, but it helps to be prepared (things to do with your hands, things to do with your mouth, mindless tasks, exercise snacks, physic

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Quitters Remorse

Jenny Quit Date: 5/24/2012   Overcoming Your Quitter’s Remorse. september 20, 2012 by      cameron kellett      If you have ever attempted to quit smoking, there is a good chance you’re familiar with the notion of quitter’s remorse. You may recognize it as the occasional feeling of regret we have over making the decision to quit smoking and cause ourselves to suffer the healing process.   It is a feeling that leads us to envy those care free smokers,

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MarylandQuitters Quit Smoking Story

I started smoking when I was in my early teens and continued off and on for the next 28 years.  During that period there were a couple of quits which lasted several years.  My last major attempt at quitting smoking was in 2005 in which I was able to stay smoke-free for just under 6 years.  In 2011, I made the decision to throw my quit away one evening when I was in a stressful situation and decided that smoking a cigarette would relax me.  When I took my first puff that evening I felt like I was

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Add this to your toolbox...A Letter To Loved Ones

Repost by Sherry Posted 07 April 2009 - 11:31 PM     Dear ___________, I am about to try and change my life for the better. I have quit smoking. I just wanted to write this letter to you so you know what to expect for the next couple of weeks, since the process of withdrawal can be very challenging for me, and for those around me. (Most people do not realize it, but nicotine addiction is literally one of the hardest drugs to kick, even harder than heroin). Everyone

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Take Your Freedom Back! Quit Smoking & Stay Quit

In honor of Quit Train's anniversary the first post written by our founder MarylandQuitter......   MarylandQuitter Administrators Quit Date: 10/07/2013   Posted March 28, 2014    Remove the desire to smoke and you will never smoke again.  Practice on removing the desire to smoke until you firmly believe that you get nothing from it.  Until then, use your smoking addiction to help you quit smoking.  That’s right, you read correctly.  You, me and millions mo

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Reclaiming Our Comfort

DenaliBlues Quit Date:¬†2/10/2022 ¬† Posted¬†16 hours ago¬† ¬† So sorry you are ill and feeling skunky,¬†@Linda. ¬†I‚Äôve felt the same way. This wily addiction sure likes to try and strike when we are feeling low or unawares. Stay strong! ¬† Bear with me as I try to express something for you, for me, for all of us who suffer‚Ķ there is something important about ‚Äúcomfort‚ÄĚ that quitting requires us to reclaim. I think smoking hijacked our ability to feel comfort. Instead o

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5 Secrets for quitting smoking

Jenny Quit Date: 05/24/2012   Posted December 26, 2014    1. It’s never too late to quit. While it’s best to quit smoking as early as possible, quitting smoking at any age will enhance the length and quality of your life. You’ll also save money and avoid the hassle of going outside in the cold to smoke. You can even inspire those around you to quit smoking! 2. Learn from past experiences. Most smokers have tried to quit before and sometimes people get discouraged th

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Junkie Thinking

MarylandQuitter Quit Date:¬†10/07/2013 ¬† Posted¬†April 2, 2014¬†¬∑¬† ¬† Excuses to smoke JUNKIE THINKING: ‚ÄúOne Puff won‚Äôt hurt‚ÄĚ RESPONSE: ‚ÄúOne puff will always hurt me, and it always will because I‚Äôm not a social smoker. One puff and I‚Äôll be smoking compulsively again.‚ÄĚ ¬† JUNKIE THINKING: ‚ÄúI only want one.‚ÄĚ RESPONSE: ‚ÄúI have never wanted only one. In fact, I want 20-30 a day every day. I want them all.‚ÄĚ ¬† JUNKIE THINKING: ‚ÄúI‚Äôll just be a soci

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Breaking Free of this Bondage

DenaliBlues 2977 Quit Date: February 10, 2022   Posted December 26, 2022   For years I thought that I was making a free choice to smoke. But my dependence was much deeper than that - chemical, emotional, ritual. I cannot be a casual smoker because I, too, am an addict. I know this because I exhibited many of the classic signs of addiction: I kept smoking even though it made me feel terrible and was harming my health.  Whenever nicotine ran low in my system

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More Thoughts on Triggers

d2e8b8 3579 Quit Date: Oct 17, 2016   Posted December 15    I recall a post explaining triggers which I'll try to paraphrase in case it helps someone as much as it helped me.   There are 3 kinds of triggers -    - Daily triggers.  These happen daily e.g. coffee, lunch, in the car driving to work, returning from work, etc.  When we quit smoking, these are the triggers that we tackle first and overcome within the first few days.  Having overcome these,

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Nobody Understands What I'm Going Through (while quitting smoking)

MarylandQuitter Quit Date: 10/07/2013   Posted October 17, 2014    I know for me, my family truly had not a clue about the addiction much less what it was like to quit.  This is why I suppose my doctor told me to get involved in a support group.    Nobody Understands What I'm Going Through Video discusses what family members can and cannot do to help their loved ones to quit smoking.       Link to original post: https://www.q

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HALT

babs609 Quit Date: 07/13/2012   Posted March 29, 2014    Quitting tobacco is a process. It doesn't happen overnight, but compared to the amount of time most of us spent smoking, recovery from nicotine addiction is relatively short. Years of smoking taught us to react to literally everything by lighting a cigarette. When we were happy, we'd celebrate by lighting up. When we got angry, smoking would calm us down, or so we thought. Tired? Smoke a cigarette to stay awake.

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Take smoking off your table!

REZ   Posted April 30, 2015        Everyone has a lot of stuff on their table and in their life. You might have job stress, lots of bills, some medical issues and a host of other things going on that makes the thought of quitting seem impossible but it's not! All those things have nothing to do with smoking. You might reach for a cigarette when your dealing with them but if you think about it, smoking doesn't help resolve any of your other problems. All it does is makes the b

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Give it a try

SueBeDoo Quit Date: 29th september 2013     Posted October 24, 2014 · IP  I was one of those people that quit smoking more times than i care to remember and i always gave in at the first sign of a crave.  But this time when i quit, i got through each crave and do you know what, i felt euphoric for making it, it is the best feeling ever, you have the strongest urge to smoke but you hang tight and do not give in and the high you feel is just amazing. Cant beat a free

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Why Did I Join A Quit Smoking Forum?

Tink Quit Date: 22/11/2013 Posted April 13, 2014    I am not a social media buff, I only have facebook where its my family and friends, people I have known most my life or who I trust and feel comfortable around (I only have about 150 friends added)    I was not good on computers, I can be a bit of a technology phobic -   so why did I join a quit smoking forum?   I really wanted to quit smoking is the answer and I did not feel that I could do it

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Tips for Gaining Freedom from Nicotine Addiction

babs609 Posted March 28, 2014 · IP  (edited)   1. It's not as hard as you think. Once you begin to be honest with yourself and to look at the facts about smoking, it will become a pleasure to remove this addiction from your life.   2. Square off with your smoking habit. Look at it and size it up.  Ask yourself exactly what it is doing for you; then ask yourself what it is not doing for you. You can begin with your hair and work your way down to the tips of your toes. It

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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?                                            Lin

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We can not be casual smokers

Jonny5 Quit Date: 2011-12-21   Posted April 14, 2014    If you could, you already would be.  There are some who can really genuinely take it or leave it.  I read once that 90% of nicotine users become addicted. the others don't persue a smoking career so to speak, or smoke occasionally with no withdrawals.   That is not you.   You are a nicotine addict, that is why you are reading this, and that is why you can't just have the occasional smoke.  

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Climbing the Rope

Nancy Quit Date: 07/07/2013   Posted April 16, 2014  ORIGINALLY BY OBOB-GOLD FREEDOM MEMBER-WHYQUIT.COM  So, I start reminiscing a bit about the early days of my quit. I remember members popping in to post their celebration threads. Green, Bronze, Silver, Gold and beyond. It felt downright intimidating. Here was I, with my seemingly tiny little insignificant sum of 3 days, 4 days, 5 days and so on... clinging to my quit like a man clinging to a life line thrown over the

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QuitTrain¬ģ, a quit smoking support community, was created by former smokers who have a deep desire to help people quit smoking and to help keep those quits intact.¬† This place should be a safe haven to escape the daily grind and focus on protecting our quits.¬† We don't believe that there is a "one size fits all" approach when it comes to quitting smoking.¬† Each of us has our own unique set of circumstances which contributes to how we go about quitting and more importantly, how we keep our quits.

 

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