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September 2019 Ex-Smokers   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 201930 views.
In reply toRe: msg 2

From: ModDee


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:

  • Before clicking on the reply button highlight the specific text from the post you want to respond to. This text will be carried onto the beginning of your reply post.
  • Type your message
  • Preview or Post your message using the buttons below.

Addressing Your Reply:

Your message will automatically be addressed to the person who wrote the post you're replying to.  If you want your message to go to someone else instead, or to ALL members in the thread,  click in the field next to the "TO"  at the top left of your edit screen.  You can choose ALL or a member from the drop down list  by typing in the member's ID. Their name should pop up on the list.

Starting a New Discussion:

You can start a new thread by:

  • Clicking on the "New Topic" button that appears at the top of the main forum page to the right across from DISCUSSIONS.  
  • Type in the name of your new topic subject.   
  • Leave the TO   showing  ALL
  • Select a folder where you want your post to appear.
  • Click on the down arrow across from Folders.  
  • Scroll down and click on the folder where your post will appear.  
  • Type your message.
  • Click on Post

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.

In reply toRe: msg 3

From: ModDee


How to Bookmark a Thread

To to bookmark a message:

  • Go to the bottom of the post you want to bookmark.
  • At the bottom right find the "Reply" button.
  • Hover your cursor to the left of the "Reply"  button
  • Find the "Bookmark this message" symbol  just to the left of the "Reply" button.
  • Click on the bookmark this message button.
  • You will receive a pop-up message that will say

To find your bookmarked messages

  • Look to the left at the DISCUSSIONS section.
  • Click on the drop down menu in grayed area immediately beneath the word DISCUSSIONS. 
  •  You will see a menu that contains items like, "7 Days back", "2 Days back", "Unread Msgs", "Unread to Me" etc.  Look all the way to the bottom, the last item has the book mark symbol  and the words "Bookmarked Msgs"  your saved bookmark messages will appear here ...........just click on the one you want to view and it opens with your post. When finished reviewing, click on your browser back arrow key to go back to where you were. See example graphics below.

In reply toRe: msg 4

From: ModDee


How to Follow a Discussion

Want to know if someone posted in your buddy group? Get email notifications on any specific discussion you wish to follow.

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  8. Select the “Messages” tab to show the folders.
  9. Go to the Discussion you want to follow.
  10.  Select “Subscribe” in the upper right directly across from the Discussion name.
  11.  Select how often you want to subscribe. Then click “Subscribe”.
  12.  A Subscribe box will appear. Click “OK”.
  13.  If you have other Discussions you wish to follow, repeat Steps 9 thru 11.
  14.  Select “My Preferences” at the top of the screen.
  15.  Scroll down to “View Zeta as Classic”
  16.  Check the box so it is now empty
  17.  Select “Update”
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In reply toRe: msg 5

From: Wuffie34


So I was here a year ago wondering if I could make it through cessation. So many doubts and fears loomed. On September 9, 2018 I quit and haven't looked back since. It's a hard journey and i didn't think I'd make it to a year. In 8 days the impossible will become the possible and the coveted year will be mine. Any of you joining this group can make it as well with support and having a plan in place. Best wishes for success to this new group!

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Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)


Congratulations Wuffie on almost a year of freedom.  I am in the same boat you were a year ago, afraid and unsure of myself.   So happy to see you almost to the clubhouse.  Leave the lights burning brightly on the path so I can find my way.

In reply toRe: msg 8
Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)


Hi, I will start the September group.  My name is Brenda and I have been here too many times to count.  But today is a new day.  I saved myself the 1st of September,  Yay 2 days.  I was going to use the patch, but at the last moment, decided to go cold turkey.  So day 2 , no nicotine, no smokes, no nothing, just me.  And this is wonderful.  Have no clue who I am without the smokes, but I will find out. Wishing all a great smoke free day. 

Alex (alexsmoker3)

From: Alex (alexsmoker3)


Congratulations Brenda!  You can do it!  The only way to get thru it is to go thru it.  I downloaded the smokefree app and their mission for today was to go online and search for ways to increase willpower.  The one that stuck out to me the best was to "Steer clear of temptation - People who have lots of self-control don’t need to exercise their willpower as often. Therefore, when willpower is required, it is strong and in steady supply.  So we can increase our willpower by not putting ourselves in situations where willpower is required – steering completely clear of those “danger spots” where temptation is present and willpower is necessary."  

So, for me today, I did NOT go into my office in the back entrance (where the smokers are).  I went thru the front entrance - this helped a LOT.  Working on day 7...

We got this!

Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)


Thank you, Alex.  I live with a smoker, but he doesn't smoke in the house.  So not going outside with him to smoke.  If I need to get outside, I go to the front yard and smell the wonderful air.  So many smells I never knew existed.

In reply toRe: msg 10

From: MichaelaOana


Hello. I join the group after I lost my quit at 4 months.  That happened to me twice. This time I try my best not to fall again in the trap of just one. I am one day and 6 hours smoke free. I used to smoke 2 packs a day. I couldnt breath anymore. Anyway.... I can say I already feel better even if there is just one day smoke free.

Brenda, I live with a smoker too...

And my teenage daughter asked me if I dont want to smoke a cigarette to be more calm. I said no. 

One day after another. Lets do this.