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July 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 86357 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.

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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:

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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.

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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.
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  11.  Select how often you want to subscribe. Then click “Subscribe”.
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  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
Terry (abquitsmking)

From: Terry (abquitsmking)


Hello and Welcome!

Congratulations on your efforts to quit smoking.  Whether you're researching ahead of your quit date or have already begun, the resources and camaraderie you'll find here will help you achieve long term success.   

Nicotine withdrawal is the first challenge you'll encounter, so read the article below to get an idea of what to expect and how to manage it.

Use this thread to share with others who are quitting this month, and explore the rest of the forum, too.  It helps!

Recovery doesn't happen overnight, but it definitely is within your grasp. Give yourself the benefit of time to heal from this addiction and you'll get there, just as surely as others have.  

You can do this.

Best, T.


From: overdoz


Thanks for posting that info, i like this modern look better i think, its easier but the other way is alright its very retro...

Joining you on this journey Overdoz, 

Anthony 1st July 2019


From: overdoz


Yeah great, its been like 2.5 months since my slip or i would be soon celebrating like 9 months. 

Good thing is i have tried quitting like 20X, lol. I make it 3 days or even a week, then my guard goes down. Im not gonna lie, its been hard today i have been tempted to buy a pack a couple times, its the fourth of july eve here in the states, big celebrations. Hope i can make it, but a few quits that i have had have started on a Wednesday, i know most people say start on a Monday, new week, fresh start. 

I know you have had many attempts as well, hope everything else is good with you.

My longest quit is 47 days I did back in October last year, since then i have been hopping on and off this merry go round, no good! Will see if I can last all of July for starters, at just one day at a time. Yes it's been about 20 quits since October, then up to now. Just have to maintain the rage against cigarettes, they are Killers! Cigarettes lull you into a false sense of security that's what I have found after you have been quit for  few days, then its  a knowing glance at a pack of cigarettes, tat fuels a desire, then a thought I'll just have one, you resist, then before you know it your smoking again, Urgh!!! Maintain the Rage.

Kind regards

Anthony 1/07/2019


From: overdoz


Yes there is plenty of junkie thinking of having just one. I made it yesterday, it wasn't easy.. today a full 36 hours after last cig, feels more manageable. I lost my quit in the Spring this year going from Winter to Spring triggered me to smoke this happened around April 21, since  then i have tried to quit 20 times. Looking back the past 2 months i have probably been quit half that time as well, just want to stop it for a longer stretch than a week..


From: turtles


Oh my gosh, I pray I can stick this landing. At 95 days...still every late afternoon and evening I’m grinding through the just one angst. And today it didn’t even wait for afternoon, struggled at 10 am