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is that you may not ever quit again.  This is a very realistic outcome if you choose to smoke again.  We've all heard that smoking doesn't make anything better when in fact it makes it worse.  It's doesn't calm you down, solve your problems and instead costs a small fortune and kills you.

 

If you've started again, quit and right the ship.  If you're thinking about smoking again, quickly get that thought under control and make a decision based on facts, not emotion.  Emotion is what has always caused me to relapse.  I was pissed off, stressed or in some funk. 

 

Here are a couple of videos to give you some things to think about work through this.  Just hang on, before you know it these rough times will pass.  :)  Stay positive and stick around here.  With the nuts we have here (I'm the lead nut, thank you very much) you can't help but stay at least a little bit positive.

 

The Power Of Nicotine Addiction

Video explains the full power of the grip that nicotine can take on an individual and the consequences that can be faced if a person does not quit smoking.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpYRrZG5l8A

 

Who Wants To Go Back To Smoking?

This video discusses how former smokers at times think they want to go back to smoking, but if they really remind themselves of the package deal that goes along with being a smoker, it will be easy for them to stick to their quit.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG9qGjf2hd8&list=PL76365B6CE2DA076B

 

Are You Stronger Than Your Cigarettes?

This video discusses the importance of understanding that you won't be able to quit smoking and stay free by becoming stronger than cigarettes but rather by becoming smarter than nicotine.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxLxDuTOCT0

 

"It's Inevitable, Some Smokers Are Going To Relapse" 

If you are a member of any quit smoking support group, whether it be online or a live program, it is likely that some members of your group are going to fail. You should not interpret this fact to mean that it is likely or inevitable that you are going to fail. Video spells out the major difference between people who relapse and those who don't.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ego_dpPmfOk

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Keep The Quit....no matter how hard it is...as stated it could be years or even never before you have the will to have another attempt....

That way...you only go through it once ..

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Never quit quitting.

Nobody is a lost cause or a special snowflake.

No one is more addicted than anyone else.

We are all nicotine addicts

and can choose to put our addiction to sleep.

 

Commit to NOPE.  Not One Puff Ever.

Commit to NOPE as if your life depends on it

for it very well might !

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Start quitting today and don't quit on your quit.

Tomorrow isn't promised for anyone; why let this chance pass you by?? 

Everyone deserves the freedom and happiness that comes with a solid quit. Please give yourself this gift.

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Considering how dangerous Covid 19 pneumonia seems to be for smokers, relapse is totally off the table! 

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6 hours ago, Angeleek said:

Considering how dangerous Covid 19 pneumonia seems to be for smokers, relapse is totally off the table! 

 

 

Yikes, @Angeleek.  Looks like you are on ground zero for the US in Washington.

Please keep yourself safe !

 

Smokers/Coronavirus

 

You may find this helpful in stressful situations

Resources Regarding Interaction Between Nicotine and Stress

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Yeah...the good ol' rainy state of Washington. Used to be we were only known for our rainy weather.  Now we have the Se@hawks, Am@zon and ...this new plague...yay!  I'm trying to stay away from it. Never mind the smoking!

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Well, you probably know all about Cabin Fever, @Angeleek.  Stay focused.  Don't smoke.

 

 

 

 

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