Formerly known as the About.com Smoking Cessation support forum, this community is open to all who are recovering from nicotine addiction.
46514 messages in 954 discussions
Latest 5:26 PM by ghadeer333
Latest 11:29 AM by oxanquits
Latest Apr-3 by Terry (abquitsmking)
Latest Mar-31 by Mercy (mercy164)
Latest Mar-30 by Anne2020
14154 messages in 738 discussions
Latest 3:03 PM by overdoze
Latest Apr-6 by boylant22
Latest Apr-1 by Nope62
2386 messages in 200 discussions
Latest 9/7/15 by ModDee
3802 messages in 257 discussions
Latest 9:45 AM by Noni33
Latest Apr-7 by Susan1206
Latest Apr-5 by overdoze
Latest Mar-30 by turtles
Latest Mar-30 by oxanquits
39532 messages in 3156 discussions
Latest 5:31 PM by ghadeer333
Latest 4:51 PM by BlueDahlia29
Latest 2:54 PM by Jatchat
Latest Apr-10 by overdoze
Latest Apr-10 by oxanquits
Latest Apr-9 by oxanquits
Latest Apr-8 by Loreficent
Latest Apr-8 by Eve1973
Latest Apr-7 by oxanquits
Latest Apr-7 by overdoze
Latest Apr-7 by Jatchat
Latest Apr-6 by boylant22
Latest Apr-4 by Jatchat
Latest Apr-4 by Mercy (mercy164)
Latest Apr-3 by oxanquits
Latest Apr-3 by Jatchat
Latest Apr-2 by oxanquits
Latest Apr-1 by oxanquits
Latest Mar-30 by BlueDahlia29
Latest Mar-27 by Jatchat
Latest Mar-26 by oxanquits
Latest Mar-25 by BlueDahlia29
98475 messages in 196 discussions
Latest 5:50 PM by oxanquits
Latest 3:44 PM by KatieKat84
Latest Feb-20 by Jatchat
Latest 10:12 AM by Kittyarnold
Latest 5:41 AM by Cocoa60
Latest Apr-10 by Loreficent
Latest Apr-8 by gabser
Latest Apr-8 by SusanK1960
Latest Apr-6 by fortemdomina
Latest Apr-4 by gustavovo14
Latest Apr-2 by Amicahomi
54995 messages in 14 discussions
Latest 4:23 PM by gkim
Latest 4:22 PM by gkim
Latest 4:20 PM by gkim
Latest Apr-10 by gkim
76 messages in 18 discussions
255 messages in 33 discussions
1048 messages in 63 discussions
150 messages in 74 discussions
9474 messages in 125 discussions
77 messages in 6 discussions
140 messages in 129 discussionsMore
Greetings August Champions 2015 Group!
Welcome to your kickoff buddy group thread! This is a place for you to continue to get quit help, information and just hang out and get to know one another.
As we like to say around here, an educated quit is a successful quit - so keep reading and absorb everything you can on this site, the forum and elsewhere around the web. Arm yourself with knowledge and it will help you start the work of changing your relationship with your old smoking habit. Once you do that, you are on your way.
Settle in and get comfortable. This is your home base, but as always, the entire forum is here for you. ;-)
((((( August Champions 2015)))))
Hugs to all of you.
great name. Now we just need everyone to find this and we can start being champions.
What a great group name, August Champions. Your group does indeed sound like champions from reading your threads.
You group sounds very committed to staying smoke free.
One day at a time and you all can make it.
yes I know I feel like a champion. I didn't think it possible to get past one day let alone a month. But I only do one day at a time. Looking too far ahead isn't good, but I am having moments when I don't think of smoking, just short bursts but a burst is better than no burst lol.
when I first came looking at the site, I saw the stars and keys, it all seemed over the top to me then but OMG I get it now. I know why everyone is so proud to get a dot or star.
hell week is certainly hell week. And a dot made me feel so proud.
now the star, one month. It certainly makes me smile.
so one day at a time.
Hi August Champions 2015,
Well deserved name for our group. Only a true champion can kick the most addictive thing in the world and face challenges of life everyday with a smile. Quitting smoke, the mere thought of which can send shivers down the spine of the bravest, we have already done it!! Lets continue this momentum and add dots, stars, keys, wings during this wonderful journey towards freedom....
Hooray! I found our new home! :)
You are a champion, even if you don't yet feel like one. I get what you say about first coming here and seeing folks with months and years quit. I felt so unstable in my quit I could only think one day at a time like you. I couldn't even put up a dot cause I didn't have the confidence I could do it so I waited till I had a month in and even then I was afraid I would fail.
Like Deb often says, quitting isn't for sissies. Along with determination, this forum is a life saver, literally.
Hi Marge, just butting in. I hear what you are saying - I still cannot do the NOPE because the 'ever' part is too hard to deal with right now - I'm just on one day at a time still, lol.
i think places like these make me more determined. I would hate to write and say I failed, I smoked, I now have to start again.
i romance the quit, not the smoke. You have to do the time,each day is such a win and they soon add up.
i will tell my brain what to think, not the other way around. It's hard, harder than child birth but it is doable.
At the start it was 15 minutes at a time, then one hour, now one day.
i will stick to one day at a time for a while.
I do the NOPE pledge, but I never say 'never', at least not yet. I notice that most of the time I pledge I say, 'I pledge NOPE today or 'I will not smoke today'. I am not under any delusion that I am home free and still have to live and do this too one day at a time. I made my own pledge to say 'never' at one year. I am still more aware of my weaknesses than my strength:) Debbie, says under her signature, ''Sometimes I Amaze Myself''. She is right. It's finding that new sense of power over the addiction and realizing that, hey, I can do this. I did this and I will continue to do it. It's a gradual sense of taking our life back.