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December 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 36376 views.
Jatchat

From: Jatchat

12/5/19

Thanks Terry

For the welcome, looks like I am the first to post in the December group, I have just made my Vow not to smoke anymore, Have finished reading Allen Carr's book 'Easyway To Stop Smoking', along with my reading on this site. Thank you for the helpful information. I have been a smoker for 40 odd years now and can't believe I've had my blinkers on to the harmful effects of smoking. Trust that others will join me in kicking nicotine out of their life.

Kind regards

Anthony

Denim50

From: Denim50

12/6/19

Hey Anthony, 

Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking. Quitting isn’t the easiest thing to do but it is doable and it’s so worth it, more importantly, YOU are worth it. Please stay close to the forum, continue to read, post, join in, and reach out anytime. Stay in the moment and take it day by day, hour by hour, or minute by minute if necessary. You can do this and we’ll all be here cheering you on. I’m happy you’re here with us and I look forward to seeing you around the forum. 

Best wishes for your success.  

 

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

12/6/19

Hi Anthony,

So happy you have joined the forum. I also have smoked 40 years.  I have attempted to quit a few times, however I was unsuccessful as I went back to smoking.  I have found education, support and inspiration here.  I also read Allen Carr and reference his book.  This is a process, so if you need to vent, ask questions, send out help or celebrate a milestone, post it and someone will read.  NOPE - not one puff ever.

Susan
10/13/19 - not smoking

Ovivi

From: Ovivi

12/6/19

Welcome, Anthony!
So glad you’ve decided to quit smoking. Give yourself a big pat on the back and get to work!

Everyone here is very helpful and ready to support you.

Belinda2019

From: Belinda2019

12/6/19

Hi Anthony and welcome! Hope it’s all going well for you today and remember NOPE

NOPE

Seized the Day 17th October 2019

Denim50

From: Denim50

12/6/19

Hey Anthony, 

     Please keep in touch and let us know how you’re doing.  

 

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

12/6/19

Hi Denim and all,

I'm afraid I never made it through  the night, went to bed and had a panic attack and smoked to calm me down. Will try again today, thanks for inquiring.

Kind regards

Anthony

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

12/6/19

Hi Anthony,

It is great to keep trying.  It takes about three days to get most of the nicotine out of your system and if doing it cold turkey, it can be tough.  If you have any craving, withdrawal symptom  such as anxiety, panic attack, drink a large glass of ice water thru a straw, do deep breathing exercise or meditation, which can be found on you tube, run up and down stairs and if still having a problem, the forum has suggested to send out an SOS (as the subject) under Quit Support and wait for 3 members to answer before you give in to the crave.  Also, read Quit Smoking Library and Quit Stories and Journals for additional distraction to ease over the panic attack or researching.  You are a nicotine addict, not "just a smoker" and you have to go thru the withdrawals from the drug which will take about three days.  Just keep trying and we are here to help.  We've been there.

MarkOU812

From: MarkOU812

12/6/19

congrats Anthony,

Good to meet you.

This a journey. One we all must take and is unique to each of us, but we don't have to take it alone. I'll help you with yours if you help me with mine. relaxed

10/13/2019 I stopped poisoning myself

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Mark

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

12/6/19

Thanks Susan,

I will take those actions into account

Kind regards

Anthony

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