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March 2021 New Ex-Smokers - Start Here   Quit Buddies Unite

Started Feb-28 by Terry (abquitsmking); 38303 views.
Nope62

From: Nope62

Mar-16

Welcome to the forum! I hope that you are still quit today. 

You are right about not needing those little white sticks in your life. The sooner you can get rid of them the better off you will be. They will cause you many problems if you continue to have a relationship with them.  I've smoked for fifty years and they have taken there toll on me.  I have a pacemaker, I have trouble breathing, and they keep my mouth sore. The heart damage is already done.  But after 10 weeks of not smoking I can tell you that I can breath better and my mouth has healed up, pretty much.  If I go back to smoking I'm looking at carrying an oxygen bottle and having part of my teeth and tongue cut out.

I don't mean to sound harsh, but I think it is important for everyone to know where smoking those little white sticks will lead them. It's nothing but a slow form of suicide. If you keep your quit you can avoid all these problems and live a happier, healthier life.

Get your mind around this quit! Make a list of the reasons you are quitting and keep it close, so when you have a craving you can get it out and read it. To succeed you'll need to make a commitment to yourself to never smoke again. Others here will give you good advice on how to deal with the way you are feeling as go through your journey toward freedom from this nasty habit.

Take Care! Be good to yourself!

  • Edited March 16, 2021 11:42 am  by  Nope62
Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Mar-16

Congratulations on your quit , the decision not to smoke is probably the hardest decision you have to make but it is so worth it, the evidence for and against smoking just doesn't add up. To develop the mindset to win at this game you have to see what cigarettes really represent, a slow suicidal wish, versus a life of freedom and health, Great work

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Mar-16

Smoking is a no win situation, congratulations on ditching the cig, I wish you all the best

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Mar-16

Without this forum I would still be smoking it has helped me to connect with like minds all over the globe and so reinforced my will to quit, Thank you forum

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Mar-16

Hi Mercy,

I remember you from a few quits back lets hope we can be successful this time round, hope you're feeling better soon

Mercy (mercy164)

From: Mercy (mercy164)

Mar-16

Hi!

I remember you too! Good to see you. I am glad you are here. Thank you for saying hello. 

Mercy

11 days

Meg2021

From: Meg2021

Mar-16

Thanks for the welcome! I'm happy to be a part of this forum

Meg2021

From: Meg2021

Mar-16

Thank you for the support and well wishes. I'm just starting out and they're great to read. 

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Mar-16

Welcome Meg!

Have you read the articles at the beginning of the March New Ex Smokers folder? They are half way down, linked by a sentence highlighted in blue that say “Homework for New Ex smokers” or something like that. 
 

Stay close to here at first and you’ll not feel so overwhelmed. There is a lot of validation from others going through it, or some ways into/beyond the first few weeks. Having the support of those that “get it” will make a big difference!

Meg2021

From: Meg2021

Mar-17

Thank you and hi! I have read the homework and some of the articles were really helpful. I'm excited to be a part of this forum! Thanks for the welcome :)

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