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Formerly known as the About.com Smoking Cessation support forum, this community is open to all who are recovering from nicotine addiction.

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Started 8/22/15 by Terry (abquitsmking); 29590 views.

From: slowblumer


Hi Carknss,

Welcome to the forum and congrats on deciding to quit smoking.  6 weeks is wonderful.  The information here is the best so read as much as you can.  Quitting is a process and the way you feel right now is normal.  It will get better.

Here is a link to other February quitters:

Fighting February MustQuiteers 2018


From: Rassister


Welcome to the forum.  We have many people just like you and others who are quitting after 10 or so years smoking.  I am a 40+ year smoker as well and have tried to quit several times over the past three years.  Congratulations on your six week quit so far.  You are doing great.   I am  also using an NRT but did not quit until 2/25/2018.  Read and Write as much as you like.  Everyone is supportive on here but I probably know most people in the February and March groups.  This forum is my new addiction.  It keeps  me calm, makes me stop wanting to smoke and many times makes me laugh.  That is good for the soul.  

Welcome again.  See you soon.  

Terry (abquitsmking)

From: Terry (abquitsmking)


Hi Carknss,

Congratulations on 6 weeks!   Knowing what to expect as we recover from this addiction is key.  The road is bumpy for awhile, but it will smooth out eventually.  Your body and brain are being retrained to live without an addictive drug and all of the habits we built up around the use of it.  It takes time, but less than you might think.

Stay close to this forum and we'll help you turn 6 weeks into lasting freedom that is easy to maintain. :-)

Glad you found us!

Best, T.


From: slowblumer


Hi Dan,

I happened to be in this thread this morning and saw you again.  How is the quit going?

Looks like you are almost at 3 months.

raine (lorraineann)

From: raine (lorraineann)


Just spotted your post on here . From Scotland eh , that is pretty awesome ! Always wanted to make it there but thus far have not . See your username has 66 in it , that because you r born in 66 ? If so me too ! Hi is your quit coming along ! I hope this finds you well and enjoying being smokefree! 


From: CStaritz


I have been on Chantix and Zyban for 2 1/2 months and have not smoked in 2 months. I must admit I am trying to convince myself it is okay to just have one, even though I know one cigarette leads to a pack a day habit. I am hoping this forum will help me stick to my guns and finally quit after 36 years. 

BMann (bmann018)

From: BMann (bmann018)


Hello CStaritz,

I just wanted to reach out since you post showed up in and odd sub tired on this forum. You will get much more response if you post in the June folder or new August folder.

Congrats on your 2 months and this is a great place to be. We are all quitting and experiencing the same thoughts, etc. This addiction is sneaky and persistent. Requires passion to never be a slave to cigarettes again. I smoked for 45 years and have to break all my asociations to smoking as it was involved with every aspect of my life.

Just think of that voice as being a defeated enemy and do no smoke, just for today. We'll let tomorrow take care of tomorrow. Stay strong and post all you want here. You may reply to anyone. There are a lot of loving people here, pulling for each other. Thanks for quitting with me.


From: CStaritz


Thank you so much for the encouraging words. I was not sure where to post introductions and I appreciate the guidance. 


From: slowblumer


Hi C,

Welcome to the forum and congrats on over than 2 months quit.  Actually, your brain is trying to convince you to have 'just one'.  Don't fall for it.  

Hope you will continue to visit here and read everything you can get your hands on about nicotine addiction.   Below are link to the may and June quitter group.  You may want to drop in.  Support from one another is so important.

Addiction Steals Our Right to Choose

None of us started smoking thinking we'd lose our right to choose, but that's exactly what nicotine addiction does to us. The associations we build up over time slowly weave their way through every activity in our lives until we can't think of doing anything without our cigarettes. This habit is insidious and tenacious, and millions of lives are lost every year worldwide to it.

Understanding Nicotine Addiction
The effects of nicotine on the human body create dependency through chemical reactions in the brain.

Fight the Urge to Smoke by Knowing These 4 Triggers

There is no Such Thing as One Cigarette.


From: MamaJune84


Hello. I am new here today but as of today am 3 weeks smoke free. I am using patches and am hoping for success. I smoked for 22 years, a pack or more a day. Not real sure how forums work but seems like it might be a good support group. Thanks!