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Started 12/5/17 by mamamia624; 1899 views.
ModMarge (slowblumer)

From: ModMarge (slowblumer)

12/7/17

Morning mamamia,

Listening to you and Steve talk about it brings back the same kind of memories(nightmares really).  Whenever I went out to dinner or away for the weekend, I would always end up smoking by the service entrance with the cooks and maintenance workers or hiding behind a trash bin in the back of a restaurant so not to be seen.  I even turned down invitations because  I didn't think I would be able to go smoke.

Nicotine addiction makes us think less of ourselves and powerless to change. Check out ex-smoker Many's story of transformation.

Janetisclean

From: Janetisclean

12/17/17

Hi - I remember those car days - going for a midnite drive, 1 a.m. drive, 2 a.m. drive etc ...  Freezing my hands off because I had to keep the window open and stuff like that.

I used to go out to the shed in the garden.   A friend once commented, "you go in and out so much, just like a smoker!" - ha ha!

Getting confronted by our dear children and disappointing them and ourselves.

Get out of the rut!   It only gets better.   Good luck!

Janet

Quit October 26, 2014

timmyg47

From: timmyg47

12/18/17

I can relate to your pain, one time many years ago I made it a whole year smoke free, and because of my arrogance I thought I had control of my nicotine addiction instead of the other way around and I started allowing myself to have one here and there “socially” before long I was back full swing to a pack and a half a day. I was so ashamed of my failure that I hid it from my nonsmoking friends and family for months to hide my shame until little by little they all found out but I continued to try to isolate myself to smoke as much as possible to try to escape the mainly self imposed ridicule I felt, even though very few people actually ridiculed me at all, but we are our own worst judge and enemy, so hang in there, I know it’s hard to find support as a closet smoker but that’s what we are here for! Keep taking it one hour and one day at a time!

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