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Thanks for the bump Dutch! Danielle _____________________ The SSC Support Team
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The book is very good for quitters. It's published and people can buy it. It's for sale at the chemistry and a bookstore. People who read it say that I hit the nail on the head. I myself like the book very much. It's only 70 pages but that is good for people who want to quit. The usualy don't want to read too much. I'll keep you informed. Love Dutch :) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 4/1/2006 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 383 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 11,501 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �1129.85 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 53 [B]Hrs:[/B] 8 [B]Mins:[/B] 10 [B]Seconds:[/B] 1
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Great post Dutch! I think I was on holiday when you first posted this. How is the book doing (Dutch has written a book about smoking)? Mr Ed :) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 2/13/2006 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 430 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 12,906 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �3225 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 70 [B]Hrs:[/B] 2 [B]Mins:[/B] 39 [B]Seconds:[/B] 28
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Bump for the newbies [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 4/1/2006 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 383 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 11,491 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �1129.85 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 53 [B]Hrs:[/B] 7 [B]Mins:[/B] 8 [B]Seconds:[/B] 19
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Hi Marie, Are you experiencing any of those symptoms after 87 smoke free days? I sure hope not. It sounds like you are on a good road to being smoke free, you have the mindset and that will work! I congratulate you on 87 days, I know that is tough. Believe it or not I had quit for nearly 5 years (after smoking for 25 years almost 2 packs a day)and I had some problems arise last year and like an idiot I "lit up". I smoked for almost a year until I got the chest pains, coughing, wheezing and chokes attacks. I educated myself on this addiction and I fully understand it now, and yes, there is an easy way to stop smoking, if you set your mind to it. Like I've said all along the withdrawal lasts anywhere from 1-3 weeks, after that is it all psychological. I dont mean to offend anybody and I am surely not here to judge anyone, I am just offering some good advice, advice I wish I had gotten years ago. I applaud everyone on here that is quitting and wish everybody the best of luck! Rock
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Rusty, The site is about helping each other thats in the progress of trying to quit smoking. It is here for everybody to share helpful information with each other. Were all in the same boat here, we all just need to row together to get to where were going! Rock
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Hi Dutch Fini, Congratulations with your book. You are exactly right, "Knowledge is Power" and I have to agree with you that smoking addiction is mainly psychological once you get the nicotine out of your system. I too searched for information on how to quit and I figured out the answer - change your mind, change your life. I read a book about the easy way to quit smoking and thats when I opened my eyes and smoked my last cigarette. Let us know when your book is published! Good Luck Rock
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Hi Dutch, I quit cold turkey too. I'm on my 33rd day and I suffered hardly NO cravings or withdrawl. The first 3 days wasnt too bad, but once the Nicotine Monster got out of my system I was fine. I think people need to realize that nicotine is the main problem and once they get it out of their system, they will be fine. The rest is all mental, withdrawl and cravings do not physically hurt, so why think about it. Instead of thinking I was being deprived of something, I realized I was giving up ABSOLUTELY NOTHING when I gave up cigarettes. I am gaining back what cigarettes had taken from me, time added to my life, money saved, and I can breath easy now. If everybody would be happy that they are a non smoker and think of all of the benefits of NOT smoking instead of moping around feeling deprived, there would be less people smoking again. Im glad I stopped and I wont smoke again........ N.O.P.E. Rock [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 8/6/2006 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 33 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 1,006 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $165 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 5 [B]Hrs:[/B] 0 [B]Mins:[/B] 49 [B]Seconds:[/B] 53
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Well said Rusty! I agree with you 100% that each person is in charge of their own self, and they can choose any method they prefer to quitting. Im not sure what the lollipop thing is about tho. But I do know one thing for sure: Knowledge is Power!! Good luck to everybody on their quit, and keep up the good work with yours. N.O.P.E. Rock
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Misty, I was just merely responding to Dutch's topic that I too had quit cold turkey and found it easy to quit smoking. I come to this site because a friend recommended it to me and if I can offer any information to anybody that will help them quit, then I am happy to do so. Withdrawal is both physical and mental. Physically, the body is reacting to the absence of nicotine. Psychologically, the smoker is faced with giving up a habit, which is a major change in behavior. Both must be dealt with if quitting is to be successful. Withdrawal symptoms can include any of the following: dizziness (may only last 1-2 days in the beginning) depression feelings of frustration and anger irritability trouble sleeping trouble concentrating restlessness headache tiredness increased appetite These symptoms can lead the smoker to again start smoking cigarettes to boost blood levels of nicotine back to a level where there are no symptoms. If a person has smoked regularly for a few weeks or longer and abruptly stops using tobacco or greatly reduces the amount smoked, withdrawal symptoms will occur. Symptoms usually start within a few hours of the last cigarette and peak about 2 to 3 days later. Withdrawal symptoms can last for a few days to several weeks. 20 minutes after quitting: Your heart rate drops. 12 hours after quitting: The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal. 2 weeks to 3 months after quitting: Your circulation improves and your lung function increases.1 to 9 months after quitting: Coughing and shortness of breath decrease; cilia (tiny hair like structures that move mucus out of the lungs) regain normal function in the lungs, increasing the ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs, and reduce the risk of infection. 1 year after quitting: The excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker's. I'm sorry if my quitting so easy bothers you, but I stand to my earlier post that after the withdrawals are gone (mainly 1-3 weeks) it is all psychological from then on out, and after several weeks your body starts to feel much better then worse! Think positive and be glad you dont smoke and look at the benefits of what NOT smoking does to you. Keep up the good work with the quit! Rock [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Q

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