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Homework for New Ex-Smokers   Quit Smoking Library

Started 5/21/18 by Terry (abquitsmking); 4987 views.
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From: Terry (abquitsmking)

5/21/18

Hello to all and newbies especially!

Please take some time to explore the articles linked below.  Education about what to expect when you quit smoking is a key component of long term success with smoking cessation.

An educated quit is a successful quit.

Getting Ready to Quit:

What are Your Reasons to Quit Smoking?
Why am I Afraid to Quit?  
When is The Best Time to Quit? 
How You Can Prepare to Quit 
Quit Aid Choices 
Supplies to Have On Hand When Quit Day Arrives
 

Benefits You Can Look Forward to:

After the Last Cigarette 
The Many Benefits of Quitting
18 Benefits I've Seen Since Quitting - EB's Account
All of the Things I Couldn't Have Done as a Smoker - CM's Story

Nicotine Withdrawal:

An Overview of What to Expect from Nicotine Withdrawal
Common Rationalizations for Smoking
7 Tips for Managing Nicotine Withdrawal
Common Symptoms of Nicotine Withdrawal
How to Beat Junkie Thinking When You Stop Smoking
10 Things to Stop Doing When You Quit
5 Minute Craving Busters

Healing the Mind When We Quit:

This is Why You Think You Love Smoking
Achieving the Mindset for Success
The Icky Threes of Smoking Cessation
Patience with the Process
Don't Settle for Less in Your Life
The Crazy Lies I Told Myself as a Smoker
Why the First Year of Cessation is So Important
Will I Miss Smoking Forever?

Smoking Relapse

The Psychology of a Smoking Relapse
Stop a Smoking Slip from Becoming a Smoking Relapse
How to Recover from a Smoking Relapse
This is How a Relapse Happens - C's Story

Ex-Smoker Stories

How Quitting Has Changed My Life
Desperate to Smoke -- Desperate to Quit
Leo's 10 Tips to Help You Quit Smoking for Good
17 Things I've Learned About Quitting - Dee's Story

The Deadly Effects of Smoking

Oral Cancer - Marlene's Story
Small Cell Lung Cancer - Cheryl's Story
Gaylene's Lung Cancer Journal
A Message to Those Who "Can't" Quit Smoking

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