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when you are quitting smoking.  There IS room in your life for a brisk walk, a call to a friend, a few jumping jacks, a meal in a restaurant, a day of shopping.

Make the right choice.  A quit is a terrible thing to lose - and alcohol is a proven quit killer.


Just spoke to Jim (freeneasy) and he is doing well.  This injury is to his good eye and is the result of a fall.  He caught it right away and had it operated on while it was still a small tear.  Outcome is expected to be good!


Here's hoping he can rejoin us SOON!



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and neither is drinking alcohol early in your quit.  There have been many instances reported just on this site of folks lighting a cigarette while drinking and losing their quits.  You don't know FOR SURE how many drinks it takes for your self control to take a break.

Please take heed - a quit is a terrible thing to lose.


When you quit smoking, you work to relearn your life as an Ex.  Smoking was a part of almost every ritual/chore/day of your adult life.   As you move forward, you make NEW memories for your associations and triggers

However, there are things you associate with smoking that you did only sparingly - usually when the seasons change.  You sat and enjoyed the weather as Spring arrived, you rewarded a chore done with a cold drink on your porch in the Summer, you smoked when you took a break from raking leaves in the Fall.  You had rituals around the Winter holidays - parties, family get togethers.  You haven't repeated them enough to make new memories for them.

You need to remain cautious for the first two years after your quit.  You may find smoking memories polluting your mind this Spring.  Don't be alarmed - these ARE just memories and you will be making new ones as you move ahead.

Be prepared - not surprised!



Happy St. Patrick's Day!

"Both times when I lost the quit in the past was due to having a drink--seriously, just one drink and I was right back on the smoke train. And, of course it wasn't just one cig while having a drink; it was bumming one cig and then immediately going out and buying a pack."

Please be warned.  A quit is a terrible thing to lose.


I'll have chocolate cream with freshly whipped cream!




Total Control

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Mar 12, 2018

Smoking is something over which you have total control...




Think how awful you will feel if you make a decision to drink alcohol and lose your hard earned quit days?

PLEASE don't take a chance with it this weekend.

A quit is a terrible thing to lose.