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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.
Hey. I'm joining you today. You still hanging in?
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.
Welcome ! Did you just quit today ?
Ummm yes. Strange to say that.
Good for you. Take it one day at a time, read everything you can on this site and post often. Stay busy, keep yourself distracted with other things and just don't smoke. You can do this. Drink lots of cold water and eat small meals to keep your body fueled. Avoid too much caffeine. This is the best thing you can do for yourself, you are giving up nothing but getting rid of slavery, disease, smelling bad and expense. Stay close to the forum, we are all here for you.
Welcome and congratulations on your decision to quit. Please keep reading, posting, and joining in. Also, please read the post from Mod Marge, and mine to RochieRo, as same advice applies. I also see Brenda has stopped by to welcome you both also and offer support and advice. I’m sure others will too. We’re all happy to have you joining us here. Reach out anytime. I look forward to seeing you around the forum also.
Hey November Ex-Smokers,
I see two of you here and have seen at least three others that have posted, but not found their way here yet. I hope you join in this thread soon too. I wish all of you the best with your new quits. We have a wonderful forum full of support and encouragement. We also have games to help distract us and a great quit smoking library, both toward the bottom of the menu. Please settle in, reach out and join in. The beginning is the hardest but it does get better further along. Until then, please take each day as it comes and stay in the moment. Looking too far ahead early on can sometimes cause added stress and anxiety that you don’t need when starting out. Take it day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute if necessary. You can do this. Will it be easy? No, but it will be worth it and it will get better. We’re all happy you’re here and are cheering you on. We all support each other, so stay close and stay strong. Wishing each of you the best toward your success. Post often and I look forward to seeing all of you around the forum. Have a great day.
Today is my quit date. So far 18 hours without a smoke. A lot of deep breaths and repeating to myself stay calm. How are you holding up?