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Welcome New Ex-Smokers
Congratulations on taking that all important first step with cessation - putting the last cigarette out and getting started.
Chances are you don't feel 'ready' to quit, and are wondering how on earth you're going to make it through the next few hours, let alone the next few days, smoke-free.
Take a few deep breaths and relax...
You have found the best quit aid on the planet - this forum community. The folks here know what you're going through because we've all been through it ourselves. We are committed to supporting you every step of the way, so park yourself in front of your computer and read everything you can on this forum board and elsewhere about what to expect from smoking cessation.
Below are a few articles to get you started:
Quit Buddy Groups
The people we move through cessation with - our quit buddies - are special. This thread is a place for those of you who are quitting this month to connect with one another as you get your quit 'legs' under you. It is right here that your quit group will begin to take shape.
By the time this month is over, you'll have a group name and a thread of your own to share in the Quit Buddies Unite folder located in the left column of this page under the DISCUSSIONS heading.
Best of luck to all of you who decide to take the plunge to healthier living in November. It isn’t easy all the time, but it is definitely worth it!
I forgot how to post,can somone help? Im just coming back and want to join the November enders?
Hi I'm a returning ex smoker, I quit Dec 10 2016... I was surprized how easy it was for me to quit... Got to July of this year .... 4 years 7 mths ..not one puff...Took a one puff on my birthday, and never thought of it.. ( I had broken my ankle in june,so I was in a cast.... the next weekend i had another puff.. the next weekend,then it was a whole ciggarette....3 mths ,brought 3 pack of smokes.. and that's how easy it was for me to start smoking ,as if I never even had 5 years without one. If you would have asked me if I would ever smoke again,I would say "you're Crazy! That tells you how this addictions work, they will wait forever for you to partake,and once you do.. Your soul is theirs Today I finished my pack..said good bye to my last smoke.. and I am ready to become the non smoker,that I am. Will need your help....this quit not so easy.. take care and remember "No matter what,not another puff"!
Welcome back and good luck on your quit. You know how it works, just yell out whenever you need help.
I’m glad to see that you’ve returned to the forum. I’m sorry to hear that you lost your August quit. However, I’m so happy you’ve returned this month to give quitting another go. Try not to dwell on the past. The most important thing is that you’ve made the decision to quit again. If you can, try to keep your focus on today and take your quit a day at a time. I’ve said this before but try not to look too far ahead, as that can sometimes cause added stress or anxiety that you don’t need starting out. Also, try not to dwell on past slips, as that can sometimes cause our minds to set us up for failure. Try to keep your thoughts about cessation on today and remind yourself often that you can do this. Take it one day, one hour, one minute at a time if necessary and let that be enough for now. The time will add up and each moment free is a moment closer to freedom from it. Please settle back in, read, post, and join in. We’re all so happy to have you back here with us. Also, please remember, if at anytime you start to feel as though you might give in to a craving, please post at least three times, three minutes apart first before doing so to give someone here a chance to respond and try to help. Thank you. You are not alone with your quit here. Just as before, we’re all here to support, help, and cheer you and each other on. Since you did post these messages, I can only assume your question is in relation to posting a new topic on the forum. If that is correct, the way to do that is by clicking the ‘+New Topic’ button at the upper right of your screen.
A window will open for you to add the subject of your post, to whom your addressing it (usually ALL), and then choose under which folder you would like your message to appear. Type your message and when you are finished select/click post as you normally would, just as you did when posted these two messages.
I hope this has helped you with your question and I look forward to seeing you around the forum. I also see that Lubbercat has already posted to you too. That’s wonderful. Wishing you all the best toward your smoke free success.
Have a great day.
How horrifying to loose a 4 1/2 year quit. Thank you for posting this. It is a good reminder of just how precarious a quit truly is. Just like heroin or crack addicts - it just takes one hit to end up right back to the addiction. One puff, one hit, is enough to drag you back into the full on addiction.
I wish you every bit of strength and tenacity to overcome your relapse and come back to your non-smoking lifestyle. It may be twice as hard but you will appreciate it that much more. We are with you all the way!
I'm new here its day number 3 for me.
This emotions i just cant take it.
I FEEL THIS IS THE HARDEST THING FOR ME EVER
Well done! Day 3 is excellent beginning. Don't stop. Keep hanging in there. Do some reading and posting and relating to others on this forum. It will help.
Remember, you are fighting with yourself. You are getting your body clean from a horrible addiction. It gets easier as the days go by but only if you stick with it.
Thanks for this earlier on i really felt like lighting up but after reading a few posts on this forum i started with the book becoming a super natural by dr joe dispenza its night here in south africa now gonna take a long bubble bath which i dont usually do i just usually take a quick shower and again thanks for the response.