Formerly known as the About.com Smoking Cessation support forum, this community is open to all who are recovering from nicotine addiction.
33101 messages in 557 discussions
Latest 4:50 AM by ModSue (VentasSue)
Latest 4:46 AM by Bev_1977
Latest 12:01 AM by Mrissa
8446 messages in 382 discussions
Latest 12:21 AM by Mrissa
Latest Oct-16 by David072118
Latest Oct-14 by Rassister
Latest Oct-11 by ModAustinPen
Latest Oct-11 by overdoz
747 messages in 96 discussions
Latest Oct-16 by Nanp123
Latest Oct-14 by DJ (livtoswim)
2580 messages in 185 discussions
Latest Oct-13 by CindiS319
25853 messages in 1752 discussions
Latest 4:58 AM by ModSue (VentasSue)
Latest 2:41 AM by Triff (breathefree)
Latest 2:25 AM by Jav22
Latest Oct-16 by Lgor
Latest Oct-15 by StandingTall (2tandingtall)
Latest Oct-15 by sxp12
Latest Oct-15 by Noel001
Latest Oct-14 by Rassister
Latest Oct-14 by Molly010
Latest Oct-14 by AnnaFreshAir
Latest Oct-14 by Triff (breathefree)
Latest Oct-13 by Lgor
Latest Oct-13 by CindiS319
Latest Oct-12 by Bo (1sept18)
Latest Oct-11 by Molly010
Latest Oct-10 by lizzyboo45
Latest Oct-9 by Missdogs2018
65869 messages in 132 discussions
Latest 5:46 AM by ModSue (VentasSue)
Latest 5:40 AM by ModSue (VentasSue)
Latest 5:26 AM by ModSue (VentasSue)
Latest 1:22 AM by ExPipe
Latest Oct-16 by BMann (bmann018)
Latest Oct-16 by Mercy (mercy164)
Latest Oct-16 by karno12
Latest Oct-16 by Wimsomnia
Latest Oct-15 by Molly010
Latest Oct-15 by Suzy2018
Latest Oct-15 by ModSue (VentasSue)
Latest Oct-14 by SueP (josep2001)
Latest Oct-10 by Molly010
7688 messages in 83 discussions
Latest 5:14 AM by ModSue (VentasSue)
Latest Oct-16 by Mrissa
Latest Oct-15 by VIV691 (NOSMOKING3)
Latest Oct-14 by ModAndrea
Latest Oct-10 by ColainMC
Latest Oct-8 by Bev_1977
38114 messages in 13 discussions
Latest 1:56 AM by Mrissa
Latest 1:55 AM by Mrissa
Latest Oct-15 by Drena2044
Latest Oct-11 by Wimsomnia
63 messages in 15 discussions
178 messages in 21 discussions
751 messages in 25 discussions
130 messages in 67 discussions
28 messages in 4 discussions
144 messages in 133 discussionsMore
Hi Fran, you are holding up like a true hero. I think still having nicotine rushing through your veins doesn't make it easier for you... I wouldn't be able to kick the habit like that. What is it, actually, that you are afraid for? Don't get me wrong, I am in no way intending to push my opinion on you. To each his or her own path! It's just that... well I really do believe total abstinence is possible for everyone, including you. You would really do your brains and soul a favor.. are the patches and gum not just a way of tricking yourself? (I really do hope you won't get me wrong here. But I would not be true to myself if I didn't mention it at least once..).
Hi Marie glad to hear from you I hope your doing well and thank for that I do agree with you I am afraid that I will get nasty and mean again so I seem to be putting off the totaly not having nicotine in my body. I know I'm going to have to face this at some point very soon because I do feel like I am cheeting or something like that. In my sick mind I do feel like I came such a long way and I don't want to screw it up. But mosty its my nastiness and my anger that I am afraid of. I think anyway. We are all on 4 months now and I am so glad for all of us. I am real happy that you are getting more sleep and I read that you friend from years ago who quit started smoking again and you had to see it. I'm sure that was tuff but you got through it. I have NEVER tried to quit before smoking 36 yrs working my way up to about 3 pks a day and I really don't want to fail. But your right I must be afraid of something but I'm not ready yet. Please be honest all the time with me I love it and I need the honesty. Thanks so much because it really makes me think about the next step. KEEP ON NOPING MARIE!!
Fran quit July 11, 2017
Ahhh Fran, I am so glad you pick it up like that! And you talk about the next step, i think that's exactly what it is and nothing more. Try not to look at yourself as a cheater or something, you choose this way and like you say, now it might be time to think about your next move. What do you need to accomplish that? I think nastyness and anger are in a way part of the deal, it's 'just' your mind adjusting to something new. I found out what i need most is to be forgiving towards myself. As long as i am able to do that, I will be just fine. I am starting to see the benefits, every day a bit more. Just the other day I was telling how confident I feel. I notice it at home, at work, with my friends... I just love the feeling. I am also very proud of myself. I am letting go of counting, sometimes I just forget and then suddenly a week has gone by and I made it to another milestone.
Please fran, have faith in yourself. you are so worth it! you are just as able to do this as anyone else. Nastyness or not, angry or angel.. you can nail this. in fact, you already nailed a big part of it.
I will keep on noping, definitely. Wouldn't lose this newfound freedom for a million! Talk to you soon, keep up the good work.
HAPPY FOUR MONTHS OF FREEDOM MARIE!!!!
So very proud of you, keep up the good work. I'm reading more and more about you finding confidence, pride and SLEEP and that makes me so happy for you! =)
Did you treat yourself?
Oh dang, I'm a day early. Not sure why my calendar popped up that you quit today. I have you and Celia scheduled for tomorrow. :\
Erica I read it right after I woke up, on november 10th, perfect timing! Thanks a lot. I will think about a way to celebrate, maybe a nice cake woohoo! Everything you said is true, I am SO happy about it. Have a nice day!
Hi Celia, congratulations on your 4th month! I hope you are holding on, with everything that you have to deal with right now. Although it's been a while, I think about you and I am sure the others do too. Did you manage to cut your working hours? I remember you were planning on doing something like that? Hope to hear from you, but take all the time you need and take care, above all!
Well done on Four Months' smoke-free.
I found that this was a major turning point for me and I'm sure that you will too. Keep doing what you're doing - it's working.
Four Months is awesome.
I know that you've had a lot of stress to cope with recently but you're doing great.
Oh, the other day I read something really interesting. Turn the word 'STRESSED' around and, what do you get?, my favorite thing 'Desserts'. I know we're all watching our waist-lines but sounds pretty good to me.
Have a great day.
Congratulations on 4 months, ladies! You two are doing awesome. I know you've both had some pretty rough times but you hung in there and I find that inspiring as I work toward my 4th month. (I just had 3 months yesterday.) Keep on NOPEing and I know you can do this.