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October 30, 2016 · IP  The recovered alcoholic, the heroin addict, the nicotine addict, deep down each knows the "Law of Addiction."  They've heard it over and over again.  Just one sip, one tiny fix, or one little puff of nicotine, just once, that's all it takes and the addict is back!  They know that either immediately or in a short period of time they'll once again be slaves to their old level of drug use or greater.  We know the Law of Addiction so why do we break it?   There

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Stupid things that smokers say

action Quit Date: 12 Oct 13 Posted May 6, 2014 · IP  (edited)   I think this would be a useful thread to remind ourselves what we used to be like when we were smokers…   There is a person in my office, who is probably mid-twenties and is a smoker.  Our cleaning lady (an elderly lady who I believe is an ex-smoker and always says exactly what is on her mind!) was speaking with him about him smoking and asked him (as you do) – when are you going to give up smoking?  Wh

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The Grief Cycle

Jenny Posted December 26, 2014 · IP  (edited)      Quitting is a learning process rather than a single act. The majority of our participants agree that the process can be difficult, especially during the first few weeks. You have to get through a physical and mental recovery when you decide to quit smoking. The physical recovery is the most difficult during the first two to four weeks due to experiencing the “symptoms of recovery.” The mental recovery, however, may take sev

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Take Your Freedom Back! Quit Smoking & Stay Quit

In honor of Quit Train's seven year anniversary the first post written by our founder MarylandQuitter......   MarylandQuitter Administrators Quit Date: 10/07/2013   Posted March 28, 2014 · IP  (edited) 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,

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Written By babs609

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 is a medical fact that smoking affects every organ in the huma

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What Does It Take To Stay Quit?

Tink Quit Date: 22/11/2013 Posted April 22, 2014 · IP    The truth is I am still learning    I have had my triggers and my cravings   my personal triumphs and my low points   some days were a piece of cake and some were a battle of the mind   I have made mistakes and allowed emotions and personal circumstances push me to the brink   At times I have allowed the junkie mind to romance the idea that smoking will take away the sit

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Just got tired of Quitting again and again and again!

REZ Posted April 23, 2014 · IP    I have tried many many times through out my smoking career to quit and have failed every single time except one!!!!!    This one is different, One of the reasons why I think is " I was just tired of quitting!"  :unsure:    Tired of having to look those same people in the eyes every time and say, ya i started again. 😞   Tired of ignoring the side effects from smoking, the smell, the shortness of breath, ect! :wacko:

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The One Year Commitment

Soberjulie Posted April 7, 2014 · IP  (edited)     I come here for support....to vent....to encourage....to listen and speak truths. I will continue to come here for my first year, because whoever I made this pledge to originally kinda knows what he's talking about.....when people slip away from their supportive community, they often slip away from their commitment to NOPE.  I read something the other day that made me ask myself....."Well Julie, why do you come here

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Did The Penny Drop For You?

Jonny5 Posted April 24, 2014 · IP    I remember that I was going through the motions, telling myself that I wasn't giving up anything etc etc, just like Allen Carr told me.  and I remember thinking , ok yeh, I can buy into this, I can look at things from a more positive perspective.  I was prepared to follow the don't smoke instructions, but I did suspect Allen Carr was just trying to point out the obvious, and that made me feel a little patronised, but he was telling the truth, d

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Blame nothing but yourself.

leahcaR Quit Date: Nov-1-2013 Posted April 27, 2014 · IP    I get it... we all have different circumstances and situations and backgrounds.  but one thing we all have in common is wanting to quit smoking.         Times get rough.  It is easier for some than others.  I found it easy.  Some find it hard.  I found it harder further along.  Season changes and shit.  No doubt, though, I have been through a lot in my early quit, and many here can attest to that.

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The Comfort Zone

Tink Posted June 6, 2014 · IP    The Comfort Zone By Unknown I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn’t fail. The same four walls and busywork were really more like jail. I longed so much to do the things I’d never done before, But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor. I said it didn‘t matter that I wasn’t doing much. I said I didn’t care for things like commission checks and such. I claimed to be so busy with the things in

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Transferable Quit Skills

Sazerac Posted July 3, 2019 · IP    I think that as you gain confidence in your successful quit you will find that the skills used in quitting can be applied to other aspects in your life.   For example, the notion of H.A.L.T. are you Hungry, Angry (which can be switched to emotional), Lonesome, Tired.   To this day, I turn to this technique for a variety of reasons and situations. While it may not solve the underlying issue, it certainly allevia

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The Roller Coaster Ride

babs609 Posted February 13, 2015 · IP  (edited)   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

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Quit Buddies

Tink Quit Date: 22/11/2013   Posted April 23, 2014 · IP  (edited)   Quit Buddy -   A member you can talk to, share things with, talk to about quitting, share worries and woes someone who is there personally for you   checking in on you   that someone who can really get through to you   listen to you   it can be someone who has the same quit date as you or someone years ahead of you - it matters not    A QUIT BUD

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Why Did I Join A Quit Smoking Forum?

Tink Quit Date: 22/11/2013 Posted April 13, 2014 · IP    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 d

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Newly Quit? Stay Away From Smokers...

Rain Forest Quit Date: May 13, 2009 Posted April 21, 2014 · IP      When you first quit smoking, the most horrible people to be around are the ones still smoking, and it’s not because they smoke.   It’s because they don’t understand at all, you are making them feel guilty as hell because you are doing what they “wish” they could do, and they are almost worst than the Nicodemon and it’s craves: they try to get you to smoke.   I relapsed a few times bef

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Are You a Believer?

babs609 Quit Date: 07/13/2012 Posted September 20, 2016 · IP    Life is really so simple...WE are the ones who make it complicated   Because the truth is....if you BELIEVE the cigarette will give you any kind of comfort or joy...then you will suffer a great deal.  Not just in the early part of your quit, but for YEARS after...if you can stay quit that long.   This is where the education part comes in.   If there is something you want that you believe will

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How can we replace the Crutch of Nicotine

JackiMac Posted October 17, 2014 · IP      Whenever a smoker feels down, depressed, lost, angry, bitter I could go on with the many emotions that we feel in life, but a smoker will always turn to that one thing "crutch" (excuse as we now know it to be) to make them feel better.  Yes Im talking about the nicotine fix, the cigarette, one cigarette will make everything better.  We all know that one thing that stops many people from finally quitting or attempting to quit is the l

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I'm A Quitter

My husband loves to tell anyone who will listen that I'm a quitter. I "quit" my twenty year professional cleaning service ( actually the high costs of Workers comp in the state at the time forced me to close).  I quit my ice cream truck business (because it sucked watching everyone having a good time while I was out putting two steps forward and ending up one step back). I quit throwing shingles to him up on the roof ( that one was his own fault for being a jerk on the roof).  And

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16 November ~ grateful to be free

Hello Folks, It's been awhile since I stopped by.      I am feeling wacky and grateful these days.   I had a serious lapse of reason last month sometime.   Bought a pack of cigarettes and smoked one.    One of those wildly effed up moments when it makes sense to just make things worse.        Turns out I don't smoke.   It was awful and I smoked less than half the cigarette.  Gratefully, my husband had already tossed the pack. Have not thought much about it since.  Wondering if I w

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Simple Guide To Freedom

In celebration of my Six Years of Freedom, I wrote this little piece, now at seven years I re-visit my commitment to NOPE.     Sazerac's Simple Guide To Freedom   Desire:   You must want to quit more than you want to smoke   Decision:  Make the decision to live life without Nicotine.    Commitment:  Commit wholeheartedly to live without Nicotine  and intend on standing by your resolve.   Choice:    Choose to never smoke again, EVER.  This c

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I turned this upside down!!!!

This may end up being a mish-mash of random thoughts....I just feel the need to talk.  In 2003, I fell (crashed) ....slipped on water from dog bowl...long story cut short....fractured pelvis in 9 places,mostly right side.  Back has never and will never be great again.  Misdiagnosed twice in ER, finally saw PCP, got the MRI.  Technician asked, “ Honey, when was your car wreck?”  You get the idea.  3 months later, I was walking without the walker, and doing “fair.”  Kept working...I simply took ca

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