Formerly known as the About.com Smoking Cessation support forum, this community is open to all who are recovering from nicotine addiction.
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You will get a ton of support here, its a great community. I quit last November after years of trying and this time I made it. Its definitely been a fight but the rewards are absolutely worth it. A couple thoughts as you start this journey:
1. I used to fear that I would never enjoy certain experiences again without smoking. 100% FALSE. There isn't a single experience that lost ANY enjoyment from quitting. Well, that isn't entirely true, I no longer stand around in the freezing cold or rain for no other reason than to smoke a butt. That whole experience is ruined. :)
2. I felt like quitting was a personal journey. Its not. I am an introvert by nature but forcing myself to join quitting communities and *actively* quit rather than *defensively* quit made all the difference in the world. When you hit any milestone regardless if its 1 week or 3 months go find some person just starting that leg and encourage them. Remind them that it gets easier and they can do it. If you take the offensive in your quit you feel less victimized and stronger.
Good luck and you absolutely can succeed. I probably tried and failed a dozen times over the years so stick with it and we will all be celebrating your 1 year this time next year.
Thank you for your supportive words Asad!
Hi Brenda, thank you for your welcome!
Wow 15 days! Congrats! Thanks for the details on how you've managed so far Myrtel. -juliann
Hi Steve, I appreciate your support!
Hi Leigh! Thank you. I look forward to my 260th day! If I can just get through today!
I quit yesterday. 29 hours in. It's mostly been wonderful. We can do this!
you are doing awesome, keep up the good work, hopefully it gets a bit easier as the weeks add up ! sounds like you are doing everything right and have a great attitude!
I am on day 18 so we quit around the same time
Welcome October ex smokers,
One of the best things about our forum is all the tips from former smokers we can use to beat this wicked addiction.
Here's a wonderful list ModJenn put together that should come in handy.