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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Forum Navigation Basics
1. Take a look to the left at the DISCUSSIONS section to the left of this page
Unread to me (messages to you waiting to be read).
2. Click on the drop down menu on your profile picture/avatar at the top right of the page. Review the content of each one.
3. Please familiarize your self with the Help button contents
This is where you can browse Delphi FAQs for general information, or post a question in one of the Support Forums, where Delphi staff, volunteers, and knowledgeable members are happy to lend a hand. You will also find "How To" guides that are fully illustrated tutorials that show you exactly how things work on Delphi forums
4. When you click on a folder heading like "Quit Buddies Unite' to read or post, the gray drop down menu under the DISCUSSIONS section changes to "Single folder". Once you've finish what you're doing in that folder to see all the folder headings again, click on the gray drop down menu under DISCUSSIONS and click on ALL which will bring up all the folder titles.
5. Education about our addiction and the cessation process is a major component of a successful permanent quit. Take a look at the articles in the link below they were written especially for new ex-smokers.
Homework For New Ex-Smokers
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How to Post a Message:
There are two ways to post messages: Replying to a message in an existing discussion or starting a new discussion.
Replying to a Message
You can reply to a message someone else has posted by clicking the reply button on the post you are reading. It contains a white left facing arrow and the word Reply located at the bottom right of the post. You can also reply using all or selected text from the post. To do this:
Addressing Your Reply:
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Starting a New Discussion:
You can start a new thread by:
How to Send a SOS Request for HELP!
If you at anytime need cessation support you can start a new discussion in either the "Introductions/Newcomers Nook" or "Quit Support" folders. See instructions above for Starting a Discussion.
Note: You can find the new topic area from any place on the forum by scrolling all the way to the top of the page.
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Here's a wonderful list of tips for the first weeks of cessation that one of our mods, ModJenn put together. Print it out for handy reference!
Mod Marge also made a terrific list of tips for when it gets tough............................................ Thanks Marge!
Hello to everyone joining and making the decision to take back your freedom. I'm not often here these days but I always like to pop back in on my quitversary to say hello to my old quit buddies (Freedom Marchers 2015) and give a little encouragement to the people just starting on their journey.
I never in a million years believed I could stop for good, several failed attempts left me even more convinced I could never stop. But I did...6 years ago today, I stubbed out my last ever cigarette. It was not an easy journey. I had however, discovered this forum. I spent about 6 months prior to my quit happily sat outside, smoking and reading all the posts, quit stories and educational articles on here. Then I took the plunge, posted my first post, met my buddies and the rest is history.
The time difference between the UK and the USA helped me in a way, my worst time for craving a cigarette was always in the morning, I always struggled to fill the time but because of the time difference, there were always loads of new posts to read from the States which kept me occupied until the craving passed.
This forum is an absolute lifeline, live here for a year if you have to, just don't quit quitting xxx
Thanks for your post Callyf,
You said "This forum is an absolute lifeline, live here for a year if you have to, just don't quit quitting" I like that, it truly is a lifeline, that's an awesome quit you have going there, credit to you for persevering, Did you use NRT or cold turkey your way through? I am using patches, and have just started, one week in.
Enjoy your new life
I smoke for 11 years (cigarettes and now iqos) and try to quit at least once per month, lately every day :) I can be without cigarettes for many hours in a row, but then I fail. Usually, when stressed, tired or bored. Last year I was here, just reading posts, today I want to be one of you, smoke-free people.
Start date 11.03 at 11:03am
Yes, come along and join this gang! You will get a lot of support and encouragement here. Start by reading the articles at the very beginning of this folder, on page one. There is a spot on first page from one of the Mods called “Homework for New Ex Smokers”. It is highlighted in blue and says “start your reading here”. The articles are very readable and it will really help you to understand the addiction. None are very long. Arming yourself with knowledge is key!