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November 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 44275 views.
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From: ModDee


How to Bookmark a Thread

To to bookmark a message:

  • Go to the bottom of the post you want to bookmark.
  • At the bottom right find the "Reply" button.
  • Hover your cursor to the left of the "Reply"  button
  • Find the "Bookmark this message" symbol  just to the left of the "Reply" button.
  • Click on the bookmark this message button.
  • You will receive a pop-up message that will say

To find your bookmarked messages

  • Look to the left at the DISCUSSIONS section.
  • Click on the drop down menu in grayed area immediately beneath the word DISCUSSIONS. 
  •  You will see a menu that contains items like, "7 Days back", "2 Days back", "Unread Msgs", "Unread to Me" etc.  Look all the way to the bottom, the last item has the book mark symbol  and the words "Bookmarked Msgs"  your saved bookmark messages will appear here ...........just click on the one you want to view and it opens with your post. When finished reviewing, click on your browser back arrow key to go back to where you were. See example graphics below.

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From: ModDee


How to Follow a Discussion

Want to know if someone posted in your buddy group? Get email notifications on any specific discussion you wish to follow.

  1. Click on your profile pic in the upper right hand corner.
  2. From the drop-down menu select “My Preferences”
  3. Scroll down to “View Zeta as Classic”
  4. Check the box before “View all Zeta forums in Classic”
  5. Select “Update”
  6. A box will appear “Success”. Click “OK”.
  7. Return to About Smoking Cessation Forum. Note: It will look vastly different.
  8. Select the “Messages” tab to show the folders.
  9. Go to the Discussion you want to follow.
  10.  Select “Subscribe” in the upper right directly across from the Discussion name.
  11.  Select how often you want to subscribe. Then click “Subscribe”.
  12.  A Subscribe box will appear. Click “OK”.
  13.  If you have other Discussions you wish to follow, repeat Steps 9 thru 11.
  14.  Select “My Preferences” at the top of the screen.
  15.  Scroll down to “View Zeta as Classic”
  16.  Check the box so it is now empty
  17.  Select “Update”
  18.  “Success” box. Click “OK”.
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From: slowblumer




From: RochieRo



Am I the only November quitter? I'm on day 3 of cold turkey, wondering if anyone else is at a similar point? 


From: slowblumer


Hi RochieRo

Welcome to the forum.  The November group has been quiet so far but we expect it to pick up as the month goes on. 

However, there are lots of other threads that are active right now so jump in anywhere you like.  Reading about nicotine addiction and posting to others can really help you keep focused.

Quitting smoking is the very best gift you can give to yourself.  it means freedom from being a slave to the cigarette. 

Practical Tips for Your First Smoke-Free Week

Updated November 19, 2015. You may feel like you're on a roller coaster during the first couple of weeks of smoking cessation. Whether you use a quit aid of some sort or go cold turkey, you're going to feel some discomforts due to nicotine withdrawal.


From: Denim50


Hey RochieRo, 

     Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your decision to quit smoking. It’s great to have you joining us here. 

     There are other November quitters, so you are not alone at this stage. I see they have posted and no doubt some will be joining you here soon and I wish each of you the best with your quits. 

     Please stay close to the forum, read, post, and join in. You’ll find wonderful support, understanding, and information here to help. The forum is often referred to here as a forum family because we all support, encourage, and cheer each other. There’s a wonderful ‘Quit Smoking Library’ at the bottom of the menu. There are also games to help distract, also at the lower portion of the menu. As Mod Marge said, you are welcome to read and post anywhere around the forum. 

     We all do have a home thread here though, as you’ve discovered here. The others really should be joining you soon. Having our monthly home thread is so important because, as you’ve already mentioned, it gives us a group of quit buddies at the same stage of smoking cessation as ourselves, who are going through the same things and at the points as we are. Our quit buddies become so important as we move forward together. 

     Reach out anytime. Mod Marge is here. I’ll stop back by here from time to time also, as I’m sure others from across the forum will too. On the forum, you’re not ever alone with this. Also, since we have members from all around the world, there’s usually someone able to respond at any given time. If by a rare chance you don’t get a immediate response, please post at least three times before giving up to give someone a chance to respond and help. Thank you, though three times usually aren’t needed before receiving a response here. 

     Quitting isn’t easy but it is doable and it’s SO worth it. More importantly, YOU are worth it. I’ve said this to others but, stay in the moment. Sometimes looking too far ahead can cause added stress or anxiety that we don’t need starting out. Stay strong, stay in the moment, take it day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute if necessary. Each moment smoke free is a moment closer to the freedom from the addiction. We’re all here for you and are cheering you on. 

     Again, congratulations on three days smoke free. I look forward to seeing you around the forum.  

  • Edited November 11, 2019 8:48 am  by  Denim50

From: Newthomas


Hey. I'm joining you today. You still hanging in? 

Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)


Welcome and congrats on 3 days free.  Make yourself at home and take it one day  at a time.  It does get easier so hang in there.  Wishing you all the best.

Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)


Welcome !  Did you just quit today  ?  


From: Newthomas


Ummm yes. Strange to say that.