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    Hello everyone, I decided 4 days ago to take the idea of quitting smoking seriously and quit cold turkey. It only took a chest infection due to covid 19 to finally push me over the edge. I had a couple tough cravings today but I worked through them. I was searching the internet for some kind of support system when I came across this site. I decided to join and get the help I believe that I will need to continue strongly.
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    G'day @Mac#23 and welcome. Biggest tip I have to offer any newbie is to just take it one day at a time...only focus on a single day...being 4 days in you know you can do 24 hours, you have already done it 3 times. Oh and don't worry about what others are doing with their quit, every quit us different so just do you.
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    Welcome aboard Mac and congratulations on your 4 days quit. How scary that must have been to have covid, I hope you're feeling much better now. We have a new forum dedicated to covid and smoking so be sure to check it out. You'll get amazing support here to help you through your journey to freedom so stay close. We have lots of forums to keep you busy from educating yourself to socializing so plenty to do here Also if you get a chance, we have an introductions forum where you can introduce yourself to everyone
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    G’day NOPE .....Not One Puff Ever.... (replace Ever with Min Hour Day as required!) And can I add.... stay safe
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    Thank you so much I have been on a lot of other sites but no one showed as much love as the people on here.
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    Welcome to the Quit Train Tina. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for yourself. That's how it's done. It is a marathon not a sprint. Just run the mile you're in and keep putting one foot in front of the other.
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    Welcome guttie and congratulations on deciding to quit this deadly addiction. I have a ton of respect for those who can quit with a smoker in the house. But our members who have successful quits under those conditions have shown us all that when you're ready to quit nothing will stop you. Even that I found that being part of a community with others who knew what I was going through at any given time was instrumental to my quit and I stayed glued to the board as much as possible reading, posting, celebrating milestones and socializing. It bonded me with other members and made me not want to let them down. I also learned a ton about this addiction and found reassurance during craves that I could get through it. So stick close, we'll give you all the support and camaraderie you want/need
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    Hello Guttie and welcome ! Congratulations on quitting smoking ! Please check out this thread which will help you find your way around 10 Ways To Effectively Use This Forum To Stop Using Nicotine I will be back in a sec with some more resources concerning quitting around smokers. Hold tight.
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    Nope not one puff for a hour
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    “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!” ― Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa
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    Day 9 Hell Casual smoker is same hooked as heavy I"m suffering but determinant.......
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    Welcome, Mac! Glad you're here and on the mend ,and great job turning a scary illness into a life-saving wake-up call. Big congratulations on 4 days down and just keep moving forward through all the up and down and sideways days to come.
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    NOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Come on and climb aboard Guttie. We have all been through the quit at least once and don`t have any special gift except we all made the decision to quit. The tough times may be ahead but it will be worth it. Hours become days, days weeks and it will get easier. Read the links members have sent. Knowledge is a key. Best wishes and hope to see you hanging around and strong.
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    Welcome Mac! Hang in there and stay close to the board. You can do this and will find support here. As time goes by, this will become easier and your resolve even stronger. Best wishes.
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    G’day NOPE .....Not One Puff Ever.... (replace Ever with Min Hour Day as required!) And can I add.... stay safe
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    Thank you so much jillar I will check out that forum and sign up. Thank you thank u
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    We also have our SOS Forum here https://www.quittrain.com/forum/5-the-sos-board/ . This is where you would post if you feel that you're going to cave to a crave. Post there and all of us who follow that thread will be notified that someone needs extra support. I used it a few times in my early quit so I know it works if you truly want to save your precious quit
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    NOPE - Smoking sucks!
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    and you may want to avail yourself to these, a top of the line source of educational materials. Joel's Quit Smoking Library: Daily Lesson Guide
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    Hi and welcome Guttie.... So glad you jumped in board ..... There have been folks here ,who have quit with a Partner who still smokes ... Read all you can here ...there is plenty to keep you busy .... Watch all the video,s.... Take smoking off the table ....it does become easier once you have made this promise .... Take our daily NOPE pledge ....a great way to start your day ....it can be a massive tool in your quit .. Stay close ...
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    good to see you are learning about nicotine addiction. education is your best tool in your tool box. Think about what our friend @Sirius says, "The next time a craving plunks down on your face ask yourself, "What price you are willing to pay to own yourself?" Stay determined. You are doing Great !
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    Welcome Matt23. This is the right place for support. We are here to guide you on this journey. Over the years, I had tried many attempts and ways to quit smoking and was never successful until I landed here. Stay close to the forum and educate yourself. I loved reading the blogs. Play some games and get to know us. So glad you made it through this virus and it opened you eyes to what is import. You can do this!
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    Congratulations on 9 days smoke free. Yes, light smokers are as addicted as heavy ones. Best to get smoking and nicotine out of your system completely. You are doing a great job.
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    Here you are ! Lovely. Congratulations on your quit ! Your lungs are starting their repair, the repair that is possible now that you have quit smoking. Your improved blood flow with bring needed Oxygen and help with your healing. Here is what starts to happen after you quit smoking I am going to post this again here, in case there are other eyes out there/in here 10 Ways To Effectively Use This Forum To Quit Using Nicotine Again, congratulations on your quit !
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    lol, no worries - i presumed something and it turned out wrong .i've been there a million times before but i an not presuming wrong this time i know - when i presume that i found a good soul in you - a friend in the making for now perhaps. that i am sure of. have a wondrous day, a magical weekend and press repeat on monday. put life on that autopilot setting - take care
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    hello Jordan7, we were big on exporting sulpher from al aquaba,. i just assumed you are from that part courtesy your username. true - either i flipped or either i blew up my fuse. whatever - i am happy. if i was asked to write down the last confirmed crave it is turning distant a distant memory . i felt the last 'real' crave some 4 months before i quit smoking, lol. i was helping out wifey in the kitchen (she is the CEO of our home center inc - president of the board of directors, in fact she is the only director and the only dictator on the board, lol). i accidentally cut my finger bad whilst chopping onions . i will never forget that gloriously shameful torture i endured willingly and how the pathetic crave was so cruel in its depravity. that day i saw how a crave could humiliate somebody who was in love despite the obvious shortcomings of his lover. lol. did i feel a true crave after the quit - no which was the toughest day of my quit? - day 1 and 2 i think. - as my mind needed to be convinced i could quit. i am reminded on an old advertisement for an suv - it helped my quit. if you look back on your life, what would you remember?. ......what would you remember ?? .., re-claim your life !!!!... (stunning New Zealand landscapes) - pure SOUL BLEEDER !!
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Everybody's laughing so hard they can't get down to serious bizness. Again.
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    Hoorayyy!!!!! Way to get free, Sailor!!!!
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    Huge congratulations HH and happy two, too!!! You've quickly become very good at this quitting stuff and there's no doubt you're in it for the long run.
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    Nope, just a name and not even mine, borrowed from F. Scott.
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    Count your blessings and praise your God! Not everything has to be hard. Yes just be wary of the sneak attacks and you will do just great!
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    Dried tobacco leaves rolled up in paper with a filter on the end...nothing precious about that. The perception of what the cigarette is that we held as smokers compared to the reality of what the cigarette actually is was terribly skewed by addiction and the lies we agreed to accept as gospel truth. Don't give a cigarette any more credit than it deserves. The cigarette has as much or as little power as you give it.
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