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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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Thoughts on Triggers

Still winning Quit Date: 12th March 2014   Posted October 29, 2015    It's been a while since I did a post as I don't ever want to take away from newer quits but I see a lot of triggers going around and some jumping off's. My way of speaking (writing) is to explain my experience and hopefully people can relate, or not and that's good if they can share their experience instead. Makes it much broader.  I also have no intention of saying in one paragraph what can be said in

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Where does the train go?

Jonny5 Quit Date: 2011-12-21   Posted April 28, 2014    We are all on board the quit train, chugging away to our destination, but where is that destination, when will you have arrived?   the secret for me is that the train is very much like a child's train set, it has elaborate bridges, tunnels, stations etc, but ultimately the train is on a continuous loop.   there are many stations where we pick up passengers, there's Cold Turkey Park, Patch Junctio

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For All Your Tobacco Needs

Paul723 Quit Date: July 23, 2013   Posted June 2, 2017  That was the sign on the shop in the middle of a non-descript strip mall.  My first thought was it is empty for me.  Then I started to think about the word need.   This need is not like air or water or food; this is the need of an addict.  Nicotine only creates the need for more nicotine.  Deny this need and the withdrawal cravings cannot kill the addict (though his brain may try to convince him otherwise).  The need is

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Keep the promise you make to yourself

JimHannoonen Quit Date: Feb. 9 2017   Posted June 9, 2017    You've made a choice to not smoke anymore and that's awesome, but remember this. No matter what you do, no matter how many patches you put on your body, how many pills you take or wads of nicotine gum you shove in your mouth, none of these things are going to be a cigarette and none are going to make you feel ok. You're gong to go through some gnarly sh*t over the next few months and you know what? That's

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Keep It Simple

Boo Quit Date: March 9, 2016   Posted May 11, 2017    I was talking to a friend last night.  He's flirting with the idea of quitting, but is currently doing the ol' procrastination two-step.  He calls it "preparation."  He is nervous and has a lot of questions and is getting himself worked up over hypothetical scenarios, most of which will never come to pass.  "How did you quit" he asked.  My reply: "I stopped putting cigarettes in my mouth and setting them on fire."

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The Happy Smoke?

PixelSketch   Posted May 4, 2017    I've been pretty much craving-free since about the third-ish week. I still get a quick smoking thought once in a blue moon, but I laugh at it, and 'poof', it's gone. Just like that. Which, honestly, still shocks me. I never thought I would ever be able to quit. And if by some miracle I did, I was pretty sure I'd be tortured and miserable. I'm thankful every day for this quit, and for this board.   So things are good. But the other

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Traveling as a smoker

Jenny Quit Date: 05/24/2012   Posted May 7, 2017    I went on a trip to Texas recently for work and brought a co-worker with me.  She smokes.  We agreed to meet at a local mall and then drive together to the airport.  When I got there to pick her up she was pacing back and forth outside the vehicle, in the rain, getting those last puffs in.  At the airport she tried to find a time to smoke but things moved too quickly and she was not able to before we boarded.  Everywher

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Who Is In Charge Of This Quit?

Tink Quit Date: 22/11/2013   Posted April 12, 2014    YOU - thats who!   no one else   no situation you find yourself in however difficult    its all down to YOU   sometimes you just have to bring your big bad ass self to the surface and say "I am in charge here" - "This is my quit, my life"   and nothing and no-one is going to bring me down!       (I am not a creative writer, I say it how it is for me

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Nine Years

Hello, my darling Nicotine Free Creatures! In days I will be starting my Tenth Year of freedom from nicotine. I will never smoke again.   At times, with smoking friends, I think...I used to smoke. Do I want to smoke again?  The answer is always a ferocious, NO ! to the virulence of nicotine. I didn't have an easy quit.  It took a full year for some serious craves to abate but, I never lost my Resolve.  That was the ribbon of truth weaving through my whol

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I forgot to think about smoking! Yay!

PixelSketch Members Quit Date: March 19, 2017   Posted April 10, 2017    OK, this is the first time this has happened since I quit!! Even those moments where I wasn't craving one, it was constantly on my mind in some way, even if it was just "I'm not smoking, I'm not smoking..."   Today, wrapping up a work project into the wee hours of the night, I suddenly realized that I hadn't thought about smoking for ages!  So, there's hope!! It's exhausting to alway

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You Just Don't

Soberjulie   Posted April 7, 2014  some days are harder than others.   but you don't pick up that first cigarette   you just don't.   it's less about willpower than it is about making a decision not to, in advance of the thought or the desire, no matter how scared, angry, jealous, happy, bored, horny, depressed, anxious, elated, insecure, arrogant, lonely or silly you feel.   some days it seems that although yesterday life looked good, today

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The Great Nicotine Free Mental Fog

Sazerac Quit Date: October 23, 2013, A Good Day to be Free.     Posted May 4, 2018              Surviving The Great NicotineFree Fog    Some people experience a mental fog soon after they quit smoking or using nicotine, others don't. It can last from a few hours to a few weeks or longer.  My fog wasn't consistent, showing  up unannounced and somewhat dismaying. Who am I kidding ?  It was disarming and seemed impenetrable. I couldn'

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Temporary Fixes

babs609 Quit Date: 07/13/2012   Posted April 23, 2014    That's what a lot of frustrated quitters feel when they are still young and fresh in their quit......water, deep breaths, walking, distracting, cleaning, exercising, posting, talking to a friend....the list is endless...but each and every one of those things are temporary...and as a new quitter...you get frustrated ya know?  Yes...I tried all those things..and it never lasts...I tried the water 20 minutes ago...hel

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***NO MORE EXCUSES***

babs609 Quit Date: 07/13/2012   Posted April 6, 2014    I'm 16....right now I'm a teen, i'm having fun. I enjoy smoking. I can quit at any time. So, I'll quit when......   I'm 20.. but life is a little stressful right now...I have 2 babies, working full time..saving to buy a house....I'm still young and won't be affected long term by this smoking...no big deal...right? I'll quit definitely by the time...   I'm 25.....still a lot of my family and frien

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Over and over again

Abby Quit Date: June 30 2011   Posted July 2, 2016    Having to push the restart button over and over was so exhausting , so discouraging and so defeating . I felt hopeless that "I" may one day be quit. I learned that to keep a quit I had to make a firm committment to MYSELF that I could not continue to do what I had always done. Some craves can be really tough but everyone we get through has less power the next time. I remember how exhausting it was, battling craves and

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Why is it so hard to quit smoking?

Nancy Quit Date: 07/07/2013   Posted March 25, 2016  From the American Cancer Society...   Why is it so hard to quit smoking? Mark Twain said, “Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it a thousand times.” Maybe you’ve tried to quit, too. Why is quitting and staying quit hard for so many people? The answer is mainly nicotine. Nicotine Nicotine is a drug found naturally in tobacco, which is as addictive as heroin or cocaine. Over time, a person becomes phy

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