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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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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 Members  644 Quit Date: 02-19-2008 Posted April 13, 2014 · IP  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

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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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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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