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  1. Sazerac


    dry them, Jo...they will be great when they are not as plentiful and super good flavor level for stocks, glaces, soups, gravies, sauces. I am jealous of Jillar's buzz but, didn't want to start too early, at least until I finished playing with knives and watermelon.
  2. glad you are feeling better. commit to NOPE every morning, every evening you'll be grateful to be a Free person.
  3. get involved with your quit, intimately involved, have a look at this and start following the steps to build a successful quit. 10 Ways To Effectively Use This Forum To Stop Using Nicotine
  4. go have some water, move your body around. scream, shout, dance, make love, cook, color, take a shower, run, stomp... do anything but smoke.
  5. Hello Matthew, congratulations on your quit. HANG IN THERE you don't need to relapse, you need to have confidence that this feeling will pass. where are you in your quit ? this will help me direct you to resources. in the meantime check this out H.A.L.T.
  6. This is a HUGE accomplishment for ALL of us, Steven. Congratulations on quitting smoking. You Don't Smoke Anymore.
  7. Here is another great quit song from Tower Of Power for your listening (and quitting ! ) enjoyment. STEP UP
  8. and here is a video from our friend, Joel Spitzer, and resources about Setting Quit Dates
  9. Sandy ! Congratulations on your SIX years of Freedom, baby ! I hope you and your furry people are well and fine.
  10. You don't have to relapse ever, Steven. and yes, quitting smoking, dealing with nicotine addiction enables you to face a lot of truths. This propels a serious self awareness, a surge in self confidence and a profound trust in yourself. All, added benefits to quitting smoking.
  11. Steven, It is way more than a 'slip' you are dealing with a deadly addiction here and you need to get very serious with yourself. Resources
  12. Oh dear friend ! Happy Happy Happy SEVEN Years of Freedom ! You are such a great support generator, Paul. Thank you for your personal support of me, all your posts with your continued support of QTrain and your new molecule ! Koko would be happy painting my floors. There is always wet paint somewhere. Love to you and Janet, s
  13. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ THIS !!!!! fabulous post, @JohnQ, thank you.
  14. Hey, Steven Congratulations on your quit. Do Whatever It Takes To Quit Smoking People In Recovery From Other Addictions
  15. Sazerac

    chicks or sticks

    10 hey G ! and all you darling nicotine free creatures
  16. oh ! Congratulations on your FIVE months of Freedom, Kate ! I am so happy you are building a strong and sturdy quit for yourself. Don't forget rewards ! and big celebrations. Excellent news that you 'forgot' your 5 month anny. That is GREAT.
  17. Congratulations Mona on your Three Months of Freedom ! Please reward yourself. You quit smoking ! Awesome Freedom for YOU.
  18. COVID SCIENCE-Lung radiation shows promise for COVID-19 pneumonia; smoking raises risks by Reuters Wednesday, 15 July 2020 19:09 GMT By Nancy Lapid July 15 (Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Lung radiation may hasten COVID-19 pneumonia recovery A low dose of radiation to the lungs of COVID-19 pneumonia patients can help them recover more quickly, a small study suggests. Doctors at Emory University in Atlanta treated 10 such patients with lung radiation and compared them to 10 patients of similar ages who received usual care, without radiation. With radiation, the average time to significant improvement was three days, compared to 12 days in the control group. Other potential effects included a shorter average time to hospital discharge (12 days with radiation versus 20 days without it) and a lower risk of mechanical ventilation (10% with radiation versus 40% without it). But those two differences were too small to rule out the possibility they were due to chance, the researchers found. The radiation group was "a little older, a little sicker, and their lungs were a little more damaged ... but despite that we saw a strong signal of efficacy," Emory's Dr. Mohammad Khan told Reuters. Khan noted that in the radiation group, COVID-19 medications were withheld before and after the treatment, so the results reflect the effect of the radiation alone. Radiotherapy," Khan said, "can reduce the inflammation in the lungs of COVID-19 patients and reduce the cytokines that are causing the inflammation." Cytokines are proteins made by the immune system. The results on the first five patients have been accepted for publication by the journal Cancer. The results on all 10 were posted on Tuesday ahead of peer review on the website medRxiv. The researchers have launched a randomized controlled trial of the treatment and expect to eventually include multiple centers. (https://bit.ly/2DDaAdI) Smoking may boost severe COVID-19 risk among young adults Close to one third of young U.S. adults appear to have an elevated risk for severe COVID-19, with smoking their strongest risk factor, according to survey data. Researchers looked at data from more than 8,000 participants, ages 18 to 25, in the nationally representative National Health Interview Survey for 2016 to 2018. They also looked at participants' medical conditions identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as making people of any age "medically vulnerable" to severe illness from the coronavirus. Among these are diabetes, heart disease, immune problems, smoking, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and respiratory diseases. Overall, 32% of the young adults surveyed were seen as medically vulnerable to severe COVID-19. Among non-smoking young adults, however, only 16% were seen as medically vulnerable. "Efforts to reduce smoking and e-cigarette use among young adults would likely reduce their medical vulnerability to severe illness," the researchers said on Monday in the study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. "Our analysis suggests that risk from smoking and e-cigarette use is highest among young adults who are male, white, and lower income and who are fully or partially uninsured." (https://bit.ly/32mZ9S2) Coronavirus may rarely pass through placenta It is unclear whether the coronavirus can pass through the womb from mother to fetus. On Tuesday, doctors in France reported a very rare case that suggests transmission through the placenta may be possible. In the journal Nature Communications, they described a baby born prematurely to a mother with COVID-19. They found the virus in placental tissue as well as in the mother's and baby's blood, which suggests that transplacental transmission of the novel coronavirus virus may be possible, although further studies are needed. Both mother and baby recovered well. Marian Knight, a professor of maternal and child population health at Oxford University, said the case should not be a major worry for pregnant women. Among the many thousands of babies born to mothers infected with the virus, only around 1% to 2% have been reported to also have had a positive test, Knight said. (https://reut.rs/3h3xWry; https://go.nature.com/2WmjWRz) Promising results from early trial of new vaccine Moderna Inc's experimental vaccine for COVID-19, mRNA-1273, was safe and provoked immune responses in all 45 healthy volunteers in a first-in-humans phase 1 study, researchers reported on Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Volunteers who got two doses of the vaccine had levels of virus-killing antibodies that exceeded the average levels seen in recovered COVID-19 patients. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, whose researchers developed Moderna's vaccine candidate, called the results good news. Fauci noted that the study found no serious adverse events and the vaccine produced "reasonably high" levels of virus-killing or neutralizing antibodies. "If your vaccine can induce a response comparable with natural infection, that's a winner," Fauci told Reuters. "That's why we're very pleased by the results." A phase 2 trial testing the vaccine's efficacy in a larger group started in May. A much larger phase 3 trial to confirm efficacy and identify rare side effects will begin this month, ultimately including 30,000 participants. Separately, early-stage human trial data on a vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University will be published on July 20, the Lancet medical journal said on Wednesday. (https://reut.rs/3hemOs3; https://bit.ly/30aFwtD) (Reporting by Nancy Lapid, Kate Kelland and Julie Steenhuysen; Editing by Will Dunham) Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
  19. Congratulations on your Six Months of Freedom, Angeleek !
  20. Please take a look at this video and read the resource information about Quitting Smoking For A Specific Event or Time Frame Your quit must be separate from life events. Your quit must stand on it's own and not be tied to anything else. I fear that now you are done with surgery, you will fall into addiction again. Please reaffirm your commitment, Every Day and stay FREE.
  21. Nicotine is pretty much gone from your body. Now, the restructuring of your brain by choosing freedom over the slavery of addiction. YOU are doing great, Linda. There will be good days and bad days, good hours and bad for a while. The more you can accentuate the positive, the easier you will have it.

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