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Beano66

From: Beano66

12/31/17

Hi Marge,

I've just this minute joined. My user name is Beano66 but my real name is Andy. My stop date is tomorrow. Can you give me any advice about using this forum, please? 

slowblumer

From: slowblumer

12/31/17

Hi there Andy,

Welcome to the forum. Congrats on deciding to quit smoking.  Take your time and get used to the forum.  You were successful in posting a message.  For your information, the January Ex-Smoker thread will open in the morning so look out for it to appear right under the Discussions column on the left.  In the meantime read everything you possibly can.  Education on nicotine addiction is key to success along with support from our wonderful community of Ex-Smokers.  

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.

An Overview of Quitting Smoking

 Do These Things Before You Stop Smoking

Here's some basics on posting:

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Beano66

From: Beano66

12/31/17

Thanks for your reply, Marge!

I'll do as you suggest.

Happy New Year from Bonnie Scotland!

slowblumer

From: slowblumer

1/1/18

Happy New new to you too, Beano from Scotland.  Here is the link I was telling you about yesterday.

ModSue (VentasSue)

From: ModSue (VentasSue)

1/1/18

Hey Andy

I've just seen your posts to Marge.  How are you doing?  I do hope that you are managing to start your quit today.

This Forum is definitely the right place to get information and support about quitting and the more we have of both, the better are our chances of quitting.  

Do come join the January 2018 Quitters' group.  As I live in Spain - retired here from England - I'm only one hour later than you so pretty much on the same time-line and should always be around when you are.

Read and post as much as you can and, well, just don't smoke.  You'll find so many helpful articles and tips here - I could not have quit without this Forum.  You can quit too.

starlettec

From: starlettec

2/28/18

Bean066-I to am starting tomorrow.  Perhaps we can check in on each other and provide extra cheering or support

Beano66

From: Beano66

2/28/18

I'd be happy to do that!

All the best,

Andy.

starlettec

From: starlettec

2/28/18

We can and will do this~!!

Carknss

From: Carknss

3/20/18

I am new to this board, actually just found it!  I quit 2/1/18 and have not had a single cigarette since then. I smoked a pack and a half for over 45 years and never thought I could do this after several attempts to quit. Now that I actually have quit for over 6 weeks, with the help of NRT. I am finding that I do not feel as good as I thought I would. Reading your input on feeling lousy for the first 3 months has been very helpful. I was feeling so lousy that I was starting to think that smoking would be better! Now I know it is only the process. I really don't want to smoke and ever go through this again! I now know that I need to go through this dark tunnel to see the light at the other end! Thanks for your info, it has helped me to remain smoke free. 

slowblumer

From: slowblumer

3/20/18

Hi Carknss,

Welcome to the forum and congrats on deciding to quit smoking.  6 weeks is wonderful.  The information here is the best so read as much as you can.  Quitting is a process and the way you feel right now is normal.  It will get better.

Here is a link to other February quitters:

Fighting February MustQuiteers 2018

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