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October 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 57301 views.
VIV691 (NOSMOKING3)

From: VIV691 (NOSMOKING3)

10/13/19

Hi lynn We have met before.  It is great that hubby is coming along with the quit this time.     I am also back for another  go.  Let's resolve to make

this one stick.......      see you around.

Aussie v

Viv

By the way smokes in my brand are $34 a packet..

4quitness

From: 4quitness

10/14/19

Hi Lynn, and welcome! Please remember that smoking is an addiction not a habit. A habit is a problem like nail biting or picking one's nose. Nasty habits. Smoking is a terrible addiction akin to heroin addiction. Don't let anyone make it sound like it's an easy matter to get rid of. I had a pastor tell me one time that if I was 'right' with God I wouldn't be a smoker. How little did he know.

You can do this, lady! We are all here to help you. Btw- I carry a S&W .38 as my concealed weapon. :)

Michele

Killed the beast 7/9/19

glenninindy

From: glenninindy

10/14/19

I am a witness. I said a little prayer to God everyday, even with setbacks, to help me quit, and God made events unfold in my life, that literally forced a quit to happen, and I am beginning to feel better.  

Evillarreal2

From: Evillarreal2

10/14/19

Don't remember but I think you just quit a few days ago, correct? Like many of these websites say, make it a goal to get through the next 15 minutes. I hope you haven't given in. Don't. It will pass. I prefer the gum but try a lozenge. The first few days I also rolled up a napkin and puffed on it with my eyes closed and imagined the smoke. It was my body missing the actual physical activity of puffing smoke and not actual withdrawal. FIND A WAY. Ask your son how much he likes that you DON'T smell like cigarettes when you help him with his homework. I hope this helps.

Evillarreal2

From: Evillarreal2

10/14/19

Hope you get 55 more. And then 55 more that. That should put you just shy of a week and well onto a longer quit,. Keep it up.

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mars123

From: mars123

10/14/19

Hi there,

Yikes. This is new. Joining a forum that is. Trying to quit? no not new. I’ve been trying to quit actively over this past year or so. Serious stopping and starting again. Hoping to share some support in this new way (for me anyways)... On day 3. One day at a time I guess.  Hoping this time is for good. Saw that virtual key, can’t even think of a whole year smoke free.  Great to read everyone’s posts. It’s inspiring and comforting. 

ModAndrea

From: ModAndrea

10/14/19

Congratulations on Day 3, Mars! Welcome to the forum! You're absolutely right about taking this one day at a time. Thinking too far ahead can be overwhelming. The truth is that you will not always be feeling like you are right now. This does get better. There will come a day when you realize you haven't had a single thought about smoking.

My best advice is to read everything you can about this addiction and the quitting process. The more you know, the better your chances are for success. 

You're doing great, Mars! I'm glad you're here.

Hugs,

Andrea

mars123

From: mars123

10/14/19

Thanks for tips Marge....just trying to read as much as I can right now... on day 3... 

Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)

10/14/19

Welcome to the forum.  Congrats on 3 days free from the addiction.  Make yourself at home, this forum is amazing and will help so much.  Keep taking it one day at a time, you will find freedom.

mars123

From: mars123

10/14/19

So funny Andrea, re: reading as much as you can... that is exactly what what I’m doing! Thank you for the words of encouragement! 

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