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Who knows how far this thread will go. I decided tomorrow I'll try a smoke free day. And I'll keep posting important info about it on this thread. This is my quittrain thread. Feel free to comment.

tomorrow is first day of october. I can say for now that my mind is rebelling against the idea of not having cigarettes around (as I have none now with me). sSO this is something. a mind feeling the lack of the object.

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Hi Pedro....Welcome aboard ....

How far will this go ???.....all the way to Freedom if that's where you want to be ...

First ...Great decision to quit and take your life back ...

Knowledge ...you need to totally understand this addiction...arm yourself to fight ...

We have tons of great info here ....

Watch all the videos too...they cover most subjects....

We have some great Newbies here to travel along with ...

Looking forward to travelling along side you ,in your journey ...

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Good decision Pedro and did you know that your quit starts the minute you put out your last cigarette and since you don't have any cigs left why not just start now? 😊

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I agree with @jillar once you put that last cigarette out, you really have quit, at least until you light up again.  Why not start your quit now? 

 

It is good to take it one day at a time but quitting for good is very doable.  Focus on making it through tomorrow, or the next hour, or the next minute, etc.  With time smoke free, you will see that you are much better without cigarettes.

 

As far as your mind rebelling against the idea of not having cigarettes around, that is the mind of nicotine addiction.  The key is to rid yourself of nicotine and you will adjust physically and emotionally with time to being a nonsmoker.  Any early struggles are worth it long term.

 

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Welcome aboard Pedro,

 I sounds like you made up your mind to quit smoking. Don't let that junkie thinking persuade you to second guess your choice to quit. It is a choice to be a happier and healthier version of yourself after all. To truly accomplish this endeavor to quit smoking requires 100% commitment. So, read all the articles and watch all the videos available to you on this site. Knowledge is power and will help you with your quit. Just grab a seat and enjoy the ride.

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Hi Pedro!  So glad you have decided to quit and include us on your journey.  Everyone here is ready to lift you up and help you across that finish line.  Quitting seems like a monumental task but is just a matter of committing to not smoking.   When those craves come, you learn to redirect those thoughts.  Take the time to educate yourself and hang around and get to know us.  You can do this! 

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Hello Pedro, 

 

Your presence here indicates that you have a desire to quit.  Take this desire 1 step further: Educate yourself about the Nicotine addiction.  It is essential to understand the addiction to enable you to kick this nasty addiction for good.  Stay on the forum and keep posting.

Welcome aboard the Quittrain, destination FREEDOM!

 

19 hours ago, Pedro said:

... I'll try a smoke free day ...

 

 

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20 hours ago, Pedro said:

Who knows how far this thread will go. I decided tomorrow I'll try a smoke free day.

 

I probably "quit" for a day between 50-100 times before I pledged to really quit.  There's nothing wrong with not smoking for a day, but in the grand scheme of things it won't make a difference in the big picture of life. It is only by breaking the shackles of this addiction that you'll achieve true freedom, improved health, and a real sense of accomplishment.

Look at all the educational material here, learn from other's experiences, and make the commitment to quit once and for all.  It's doable and worth any short term discomfort. 

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Welcome aboard Pedro.  Good call on giving up the smokes.

 

22 hours ago, Pedro said:

I can say for now that my mind is rebelling against the idea of not having cigarettes around (as I have none now with me).

 

You are an addict.  You're going to want a smoke from time-to-time.

 

There's a saying around here: "A crave is not a command."  

 

There will be times when you want to smoke but resist the urge because you've made a commitment to yourself.  Those are the moments where quits are built.

 

A bit of momentary discomfort for a lifetime of freedom is a good deal.

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the jibber jabber of the mind of an addict (me), I noticed it dramatically has command over one's self.

not-smoking produces a very negative and anxious mindset in me, at least in the first four hours, I wont go in details but the mind, speaking about my case, really shakes it all psychologically and produces physical symptons. !!

I have a tendency to panic over little things. not-smoking is one of them.

I also cant get past the first 8 hours, waking hours without lightning one up. But on the bright side there is inside a joyfull side to the struggle, which, as they say on the internet, "....is real" {the struggle is real}. 

...the struggle is indeed real and the mind is real and as a charles bukowski poem goes "....it cries, it demands, it wont say no".
my weakness is not so much on fighting back the negative mindset, but when it gets good I have the weakness of wanting a reward...... because I know it will be a cigarette that will taste good....

dont know what else to say

 

Pedro

 

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21 minutes ago, Pedro said:

I also cant get past the first 8 hours, waking hours without lightning one up.

 

You CAN get past it Pedro, we're all proof of it! You just have to want to quit smoking more than you want to smoke! When you're truly ready to quit you will do anything you can to keep it. Even if that means going through some discomfort to get there

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Your a Nicotine addict ....so of course you will want to smoke ....

To Quit you have to make a promise to yourself you will NOT smoke ..no matter what ......

You have to ask yourself that important question ...

Do I want to be a smoker or not ????

To succeed you need to want it more than anything ....

We are all here because we made that commitment....

It's doable ....

 

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Pedro, we have all experienced that mindset.  It kept me hooked for 42 years.  Once you make the commitment to push past that thought, it becomes easier.  Freedom is wonderful and empowering.

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Pedro whether you know it or not. You are stronger than the addiction. You just need to have faith and believe in yourself. We will support you all the way but we can not do it for you. Kick that junkie thinking to the curb and live a happier and healthier life.

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