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Starting Day One Of Your Quit

Suggested videos and reading materials for the first day of your quit

 

 

How To Quit Smoking

Video lays out simple tips for people wanting to quit smoking.

Related resources:
Quit smoking tip sheet
http://whyquit.com/joel/Joel_03_01_ti...
Who is Joel:
http://www.joelspitzer.com

Related videos:
Whatever you do, don't quit cold turkey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUSJLD...
Gallup Poll: Most smokers quit cold turkey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM2jC0...

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Why Did I Ever Start Smoking?

Video discussing how the reasons a person first starts smoking usually has little bearing on why they are smoking today.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erv9SbC876k

 

I Know I Will Quit Smoking!

Video discusses how important it is to understand that the way you will be able to attain a successful quit is by becoming smarter than nicotine not stronger than it.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9YA-JREFTE

 

"I'm A Serial Quitter And I Want To Help People Quit Smoking"

At times people join up at Internet quit smoking sites, announce they are serial quitters and express the hope that they can now get help to quit and also help others who are now quitting. Video explains why these are the last people that new quitters should be looking to for help or advise on how to quit smoking.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtClWuFdeIA&feature=youtu.be

Related videos:
-Is relapsing on nicotine a good learning experience?


-Do relapsed members really have something to teach

 


-Why Freedom discourages buddy systems

 


-Should I find a quit buddy

 


-Make sure your quit is not contingent on others

 


-The lucky ones get hooked

 


-Is relapse a natural part of the addiction process

 


-Past "successful" quits

 

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I Smoke Because I Like Smoking

Video discusses how people who often say the smoke because they like smoking can come to realize that they really smoke because they don't like not smoking

 

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

 

The Palmolive Bottle Demonstration

Video show a quick demonstration of just how much smoke comes in with every puff a person takes off of a cigarette, and, more importantly, just how little actually comes out.

 

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

 

Feel What It Is Like To Breathe With Emphysema

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf0tsDrgx2k

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Heart And Circulatory Diseases

Video discusses how and why more people die from cardiovascular diseases from smoking than die from lung cancer caused by smoking.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xt9v-aozUg

 

Why Do Smokers Smoke?

Video discusses how nicotine addiction causes cigarettes and nicotine products to incorporate into almost every aspect of a smoker's life.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9AmZiI3rNI&list=PL0F23FAFB942E402A&index=13

 

Quitting By Gradual Withdrawal

While many people assume that quitting by gradual withdrawal or cutting down sounds like an easier approach, it just results in a prolonged and often more painful state of withdrawal.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvkxt_GMG-0&index=14&list=PL0F23FAFB942E402A

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I'll Be A Nervous Wreck Forever If I Quit Smoking

Video explores the fear that people have that they will become much more nervous when they quit smoking, and likely be more nervous the rest of their lives if they stay free. Despite these fears, most people become calmer as former smokers than they were when actually smoking. The video explains why this is usually the case.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJBu7Bf3LpM&index=15&list=PL0F23FAFB942E402A

Related article:
I have to smoke because of all my stress
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/15534

Related videos:
Why do smokers smoke
http://youtu.be/S9AmZiI3rNI?t=12m49s
This link goes right to the section of this video addressing nicotine and stress interaction

I am climbing the walls because I quit smoking
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUUsA1...
Smoking doesn't help solve stress
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C5eTa...

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Common Symptoms

Video discusses common symptoms people often encounter when first quitting and steps that can be taken to minimize some of the effects.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU8FukfdoMM&index=16&list=PL0F23FAFB942E402A

Related articles:
"Minimizing the Most Common Side Effects to Quitting Smoking"
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/13919
Eating Healthy - Blood Sugar
http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/11649

Related video:
Blood sugar symptoms

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Telling Others That You Have Quit Smoking

Video discusses the advantages of letting others know that you have quit smoking as opposed to trying to be a "closet quitter."

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kew_yqaN2Xs&index=17&list=PL0F23FAFB942E402A

Related article:
The Closet Smoker
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/9970

Related video:
Closet quitters


Blood sugar symptoms

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Carrying Cigarettes

Video discusses the pitfalls of keeping and carrying cigarettes after you have quit smoking.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9XCzfX4ee8&index=18&list=PL0F23FAFB942E402A

Related article:
"I'm going to have to carry cigarettes with me at all times for me to quit smoking."
http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/22987

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Keeping Cigarettes To Deal With Stress

Video explains the importance of getting rid of your stashes of cigarettes when you quit smoking.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymwuG_f_tGY&index=19&list=PL0F23FAFB942E402A

Related video:
Carrying cigarettes


Keeping NRT in case of emergency

Carrying mock cigarettes

Resources explaining interaction between nicotine and stress

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Is This A Symptom Of Quitting Smoking?

Video focused on symptoms that people may encounter the first few days of their quits.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUK92D30Kz4

Related article:
"Is anyone else experiencing the symptom of...?"
http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/17150

Related videos:
"Is this a symptom of quitting smoking?" (part 2)


Is anyone else experiencing the symptom...

Does smoking cause my headaches?

Blood sugar symptoms
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYGsz7...
Common symptoms

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Blood Sugar Symptoms

Many of the most common symptoms people encounter when first stopping smoking is due to a drop in blood sugar often encountered in the first few days after quitting. Video discusses why this happens and how to minimize the effect.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYGsz7WNh_8

Related articles:
"Minimizing the Most Common Side Effects to Quitting Smoking"
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/13919
Eating Healthy - Blood Sugar
http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/11649

Related video:
Common symptoms
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU8Fuk...
Going back to normal after quitting smoking
https://youtu.be/zUKBBcZ26BQ

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The Emotional Stages Of Loss

Video discusses the emotional stages of loss many people encounter when first quitting smoking. There are however times when people have been using cigarettes to self-medicate themselves for organically based mental health problems, that upon cessation may cause the individual to need professional medical interventions. The following link discusses these kinds of situations.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk1ECGxAqDE

Related articles:
Understanding the Emotional Loss Experienced When Quitting Smoking
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/12457
Normal depressive reaction or a real organic depressive episode
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/12459

Other related videos:
"Is this a symptom of quitting smoking?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw5jbj...
Using cigarettes to self medicate pre-existing conditions


Going back to normal after quitting smoking

Quitting smoking and mental health

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Criteria Of Addiction

Why cigarettes originally were not classified as an addictive drug because it seemed to not fit the standard criteria set in the past. Fact is, it met the old criteria but because of its cheapness and ubiquitous availability, experts did not recognize the lengths people would go to smoke.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFplqOd786w

Related articles:
Was I addicted
http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/203/Was-I-A...
You smoke because you're a smokeaholic
http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/15532/You-S...
Are you a nicotine junkie
http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/113/Are-you...

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I Don't Need To Smoke

Video discusses how some people actually think they don't have a real need to smoke and feel they could could take it or leave it anytime.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=192oAUdsCVI

Related article:
Are there social smokers?
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/15528

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I'm Safe From Smoking Because Of My Genetic Makeup

Video discusses how many people erroneously think that they are somehow safe from the effects of smoking because of family history, as in when they have family members who made it to "older" ages while smoking for decades.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn-VX_ams_E

Related article:
"I'm safe from smoking related problems by my genetic makeup."
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/122

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Talking To Others About Not Smoking

Video discusses how talking both to long-term quitters as well as to people who are current smokers can help to strengthen your resolve to never take another puff.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n08bxg01NOw

Related articles:
Tell a newbie how how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/13905
Another slant on how to watch people smoke
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/11405

Related videos:
Tell a newbie how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette


Will I ever stop thinking about stop thinking about cigarettes

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Crutches To Quit Smoking

Discusses the risk of taking up a new behavior or routine in order to quit smoking.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc2KF_d64SY

Related articles:
Crutches to Quit Smoking
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/12875
"Do whatever it takes to quit smoking"
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/12855

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What Bad Habit Should I Replace It With?

Video discusses the risks of replacing smoking with other bad habits.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyKbLzYsf5Q&index=12&list=PL8EB359C247D3FE6C

Related articles:
Crutches to Quit Smoking
http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/12875
"Do whatever it takes to quit smoking"
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/12855

Related video:
Quitting may lead to other self-improvements

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Will I Ever Stop Thinking Of Cigarettes?

Most people overestimate how much of a battle staying smoke free will be once they quit smoking. This video discusses how people will generally stop thinking about smoking, and much sooner than they usually think.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8310BI-euJw&list=PL8EB359C247D3FE6C&index=13

Related resources:
Craves and thoughts that occur over time
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/207

Related videos:
Tell a newbie how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_S_Z8...
Talking to others about not smoking
https://youtu.be/n08bxg01NOw

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Be Proud That You Quit Smoking

Video discusses the importance of being proud of yourself when you are first quitting smoking.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpxnCA7fBNs&list=PL8EB359C247D3FE6C&index=15

Related resources:
Proud to be a smoker?
http://whyquit.com/joel/Joel_02_14_pr...
The advantage of developing a positive attitude
http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/25640/The-a...

Related video:
If you quit with a lousy attitude

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I Don't Feel Any Better Since I Quit Smoking

Video discusses how some improvements happen gradually after a person quits smoking, and sometimes go totally unnoticed. It is beneficial to try to take note when improvements do occur for doing so can very well assist former smokers in keeping their resolve strong to never take another puff.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnzbjzFy25c

Related articles:
Make a list of why you want to quit smoking
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/11575
"I feel 100% better since I quit smoking!"
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/9954

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Dealing With People Who Try To Undercut Your Quit

Video discusses how there may be times when you encounter family members or friends who actually try to undercut your quit. Often they are smokers who feel threatened by your quit, but there are times where non-smokers may encourage you to relapse too.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S46gMeHbws

Related articles:
Negative Support from Others
http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/23019
Offers for cigarettes
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/11342
Quitting for Others
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/11559
My Support Group is Responsible!
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/9975

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I Don't Want To Quit Smoking

Many people believe that they have to really want to quit smoking before they are going to be able to quit. This video discusses how this is not always the case.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIBnhiY5TIA

Related article:
Can we help a person quit when they are pretty sure they don't want to quit?
http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/22990

Related video:
The lucky ones get hooked

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