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5 Years Today :)

Lynn123

2021-01-09 4:05 AM

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2 days alcohol and nicotine free. Help!

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2021-01-09 3:52 AM

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New Year, New Me!!?

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2021-01-08 1:49 PM

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Happy 2021!

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2021-01-03 2:09 PM

Quit Smoking Community

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13 years ago 0 unhooked 175 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
I set my quit date

Hi, Dee. I was away from a computer for a few days & just saw your post. I did indeed set a quit date, but not on purpose! The whole story is posted on the Forum for New Users if you want to see how that happened. Anyway, it was yesterday & I'm doing OK. Congrats on taking that step & stickong with the program.
13 years ago 0 unhooked 175 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
If you were to return to smoking...?

HealerWithin, I am so with you! I have never enjoyed smoking either & it was totally the addiction that kept me at it. I may have, many many years ago when I first started, had some romantic, glamourous notions but if I did, they didn't last long. I also gave up cocaine in the '80's without ever looking back & I have had a much harder time kicking the nicotine. I don't really get the posts the are more emotionally-oriented either but I don't have to understand the emotional or romantic part of it in order to recognize someone in the same boat or to benefit from their experience. It's great to have so many perspectives & that everyone feels they can express themselves here, I love it. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 5/11/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 3 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 75 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $33 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 9 [B]Mins:[/B] 1 [B]Seconds:[/B] 10
13 years ago 0 unhooked 175 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Letter to Myself

Thank you Fear Less, your eloquent, simple, non-whiny letter to you has become a letter to me. It is going on my fridge. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 5/11/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 3 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 75 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $33 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 9 [B]Mins:[/B] 1 [B]Seconds:[/B] 58
13 years ago 0 unhooked 175 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hey there

Welcome, Delayette. My last was at 5:50 pm on May 10 so we're pretty close in the process. This site is a great source of support & inspiration. Come here often. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 5/11/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 3 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 72 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $33 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 8 [B]Mins:[/B] 38 [B]Seconds:[/B] 35
13 years ago 0 unhooked 175 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Glad to meet you all

Hi, everyone. My name is Heather, I 've smoked for well over 30 years and tried several different ways to quit. I have tried many of the suggestions I've seen here such as rewarding myself, telling myself that withdrawal is healing, etc. I've tried the patch many times, lozenges, gum, wellbutrin, cold turkey & hyonosis. The only thing I have not tried is asking for help & support. I have read lots of posts on this site & am struck by the humour, empathy & real concern you all have for each other. I haven't set a quit date yet & I don't know what method I will try this rime but I already feel encouraged and optimistic that this time will be the last time. Lookign forward to chatting with all of you as I progress to my destination!
13 years ago 0 unhooked 175 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Glad to meet you all

Thanks for the warm welcome & encouraging words!
13 years ago 0 unhooked 175 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Glad to meet you all

I think gonndoit was onto something, maybe "unhinged" would have been a more accurate handle, considering my reactions to things when I'm not smoking! What exactly is chantix & is it available in Canada? Thanks agian for the encouragement & kind words!
13 years ago 0 unhooked 175 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
OMG...I passed 75 :)

Rock on, whynot. Enjoy your smoke-free home. I know exactly how you feel about the smell on everything in a smoker's home, even my cat stinks.
13 years ago 0 unhooked 175 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Glad to meet you all

Hi again. I have been reading lots of old posts & getting to know everyone a bit. All the info & suggestions are so inspiring & encouraging, it makes me want to quit right now. I know I'm not ready yet though. Yesterday, during my 90 minute, horrible traffic, horrible weather drive home I only smoked one cigarette. I would normally have about 5 under those circumstances. I am thinking more about every one I smoke & why. I also have begun to imagine my lungs filling with disgusting smoke, all my blood vessels constricting, new wrinkles developing & all the other horrors happening to my body when I smoke. I really feel that when I do my smoker's diary & decide on a method (leaning toward the patch again), I will feel ready to do this. Thanks again for all the support.
13 years ago 0 unhooked 175 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
I am quitting

Hi, Dee. It looks like you & I are at about the same place, thinking about a quit date & looking for some help. I have found it really helpful to read the old posts & watch everyone's quit meter climb. I hope we both get to teh next step & finaly to the last one. Looking forward to hearing more from you.