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    Bakon -- Dinner out tonight after an afternoon of goofing off with my grandson and getting a pair of sunglasses -- that light at the end of the tunnel now is so damned bright it is getting hard to see !!
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    Welcome to the board, Sparky. It's actually quite simple and not at all unique. You already figured out the trigger which was a stressful week. There are no triggers which cause you to smoke. Triggers only cause a crave but smoking is a choice; a choice which you likely had been entertaining before you took that first puff to relapse. There are no triggers to smoke NOW because your addiction is back in full-force, regardless of how many cigarettes you're smoking on any given day. In other words, you're smoking because you're being chased by the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. You're not smoking for no reason and instead, your smoking because you're addicted to nicotine. Plain and simple. That's why you smoke. That's why you chose to pick up smoking again after not smoking for over 3 years. We will always be nicotine addicts. Always. This is why it's imperative to to never, ever take another puff OR put nicotine by any means into your body. Don't waste anymore of your time trying to figure out why you only smoke at home and why you don't think about smoking while away from home. Just quit smoking. You don't need to figure out a quit date as you're only giving yourself permission to keep smoking - you're rationalizing smoking until you quit when what you should do is stop smoking this instant and start working on recovery and let your body start purging itself of the toxins so it can work on repairing damage. This group can help you along but first, you have to make a firm choice to stop smoking and accept the fact that your can't ever smoke again because if you do, you may find yourself 10 years from now, still smoking with a new host of problems - problems much more serious than simply wondering why you only smoke at home.
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    Hi Sparky. Welcome aboard again. I am in the early stages of quitting but find it helps when I can help and encourage others. That was a terrible incident in Pittsburgh that took lives. Why let that sick person take any more lives, including yours. You did this before and can do it again. Get your new quit going and we will be right there with you.
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    G’day world Not One Puff Ever..... N.O.P.E ..... just to remind myself C
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    NOPE!!!!!!! Like the cat posts catlover.
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    Congratulations @Martian5 for being 11 months smoke free. Well done Martian5 on having such a strong base for the rest of your life smoke free. 11 months is no mean feat and you have done it with a total class. Thank you for being so active around the boards and the support you offer to others. So 11, make sure you celebrate, a birthday and a monthaversary in the same week.... double the rewards. Make sure you pack those bags.... that boat is heading in quicker than you think. I do believe they are getting ready for a celebrations that will be out of this world.
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    Nancy was known for stealing likes but this place eliminates her theft capability by giving us unlimited amount. But I haven't won the day in over a year....this seems strange....not that I am successful and popular....more like the window lickers here are mostly unlikable and therefore I would get more likes because of a lack of choice. Like grape jelly, not great but better than other condiments in frig for peanut butter sandwich. Sure booger and sqealer have their fans but they all fit in one row boat. and most of my eggs have been stolen or run off...but one year without most likes for a single day....I call bullshit.
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    Tomorrow at 8 pm. (I know some disagree with picking a specific date/time)
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    G’day Sparkey I have a 3 year quit. I front up every morning and make that simple acknowledgement. Not One Puff Ever. NOPE. I started on the QSMB just before going to wedding and worrying about relasping with old friends and all. That was feb 2016, missed an occasional day since then. Well every days diferent. Births and weddings, deaths, parties, Xmas, cancer, birthdays, which job will I take? New truck, and they are just some of the more exciting. I personally like the normal ones, fully of perfectly uneventful stuff.... still they start with a NOPE. I invite you to start fronting up and taking the NOPE pledge. It’s corny it’s public. Confessing to being an Addict that will never be able to take another puff, might be daughting. But it’s truely painless and quick and you get to spend the rest of your day enjoying heaps of other shit that doesnt involve smoking! Chris
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    Nope. Smoking is never an option.
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    Right... first, don't be an idiot like me and wait well over a decade to quit again. Strike now... because the longer you leave it the harder it is. One day at time. You only have to quit for a day. That's not too hard, just one day.
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    After about 20 failed attempts to quit smoking I finally succeeded on the qsmb in 2015 by educating myself about all the lies that i believed about nicotine and my smoking. It worked and i am not a smoker to this day. Unfortunately a few months after I quit I was diagnosed with lung cancer. I am still here though but would have been glad to have missed that experience in my early 50s after 35 years of smoking. There are also lots of people on this forum who are suffering from smoking related diseases. I quit too late to avoid one of the worst. Be someone who quits early enough to miss the bad outcomes.
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    Congratulations @RoryPlog for being 11 months smoke free. Almost a full year smoke free. Hope the health is improved. We would all love to hear how fantastic you are doing and how you celebrated your 11th month of freedom.
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    My Fan uses a canoe, not a rowboat
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    The idiot may actually have a point here. I'm not surprised Bakon hasn't won the day recently. In fact, I'm more baffled by how he ever won a day to begin with. However, I too am looking at a long drought without any days won. I last "won the day" on January 28. I mean....seriously? I offer up sage advice. I tell dirty jokes. You've all seen my contributions to the Babe of the Day thread. My content is golden. I only have two simple requests in this season of giving: recognize my brilliance and gratify my ego. By the way Bakon, I purposely didn't "like" your post. You don't deserve to win the day.
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    Looking forward to seeing your new quit date. May I suggest getting yourself a ticker for your signature so you can watch all the time, money and cigarettes not smoked add up? I loved watching mine
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    Awesome. What's the reward picked out for today?
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    Hello Sparky, You will have a successful quit when you understand your nicotine addiction and commit to Not One Puff EVER. Relapse is a choice, a dangerous and regrettable choice. Better to choose Life and Freedom. I am glad you are here. S
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    Almost there! Congratulations!!!
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    Welcome aboard Sparky. I don't have much to add as you have already received great advice in this thread. However, I will say just a couple of quick things. Smokers relapse because we are addicts who conditioned ourselves with cigarettes for years. Any other "reason" to smoke is merely an excuse. As has already been mentioned, education is vital to building a solid quit. Understand your addiction and shed light on the lies we all told ourselves as smokers. A relapse is not something that just happens. It is a choice. There is only one choice to make in building a quit: do I smoke or not? Choose wisely and you will be free from cigarettes for good. Buckle up, knuckle down, and drive on.
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    Sparky, As you can see I am very early into my quit, a month and a day. All I can say is that the people on this site care. I had quit once before but this time is totally different. I want it...like I have never wanted anything. I realize I could fail but I'm not worried about it right now. Is it easy nope but it is easier. I hate cigarettes...the smell , the stigma everything about them. My wife still smokes, and that is something that weighs heavy on my mind. Most people asks if that makes it harder. I can honestly say no now. I'm not the one that smells like smoke and trying to find a warm place to blow one when we go somewhere. There is no smoking when we are traveling unless we stop and she can get out of the truck. I am not one of those holy rollers...yet... but cannot ...do not... want to be around it. I wish she would at least try again , but she must not be ready. But that aside , listen to these folks because they are the best, and genuinely care. I will stay quit, I feel it this time and hope that you get that same feeling back. Good luck and like they say..NOPE!
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    Thanks everyone (and I do recognize some of you from QSMB, like johnny5 - at least your pic!). I'll be on here, and I'm so, so glad I found this forum. I'm going to plan on a new quit day. I need to re-educate myself on the dormancy of addiction. I know the couple of times since summer when I had that "one" after 3 1/2 years, thinking it's just the "one." And I tricked myself into thinking that it wouldn't do anything in the near future. I think of all the great things I accomplished post-quitting (bought my first house, found and started a great new job), and how do I get back to that power without cigarettes?
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    The reason that you are smoking is that you are addicted. All of my failed quit attempts were ultimately down to a lack of education about what it means to be addicted, all the lies that the nicotine addiction feeds you and strategies for getting through the first year. After that it is just a matter on doing the same thing over and over again. I am back posting after more than 3 years because I am having these weird occasional thoughts of 'having just one'... This is the biggest lie of nicotine addiction. But I am sure it will pass, it always does. These urges to smoke always go away and can remain thankfully dormant for a long long time but one has always to be prepared for them to rise again.
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    Thanks everyone for the support and for sharing your experiences! The last time I bought a pack, the other day, another customer in line at the convenience store looked me up and down when I ordered a pack and asked me "Why are YOU a smoker??" A complete stranger. I told him, "Because I'm an idiot." I do believe it's one of many, many signs recently that I need to regain control, make a choice, and stop. This is ending.
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    Congratulations, Martian5 on your ELEVEN months of FREEDOM !
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