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To borrow a phrase from Marilyn.H.July.14.14. 

"..for if I drink I do not think."

A lot of quits have been ruined by the alcohol infused thought that "just one can't hurt."  It will ALWAYS lead to another for an addict - and then another and yet another until you are a full-time smoker and need to start back at Day One.

It's just a bad idea.  Please don't.  A quit is a terrible thing to lose.


Do you know what day it IS Marilyn.H.July.14.14?


If so, Happy Birthday, Big Guy!


It's the weekend, and time for going out with friends, relaxing after a hard week of work.   Please learn a lesson from another's experience..


"I totally feel your pain!!! My 1st 2 attempts were ended suddenly by those famous last words in a bar... "would you mind if I stole a cigarette?"... both times I didn't want to be a grub so I bought my own pack by the end of the night saying, "of course I'll throw them away in the morning" and 2 years later, here I am on my 3rd attempt!!!"


Please pay attention!  A quit is a terrible thing to lose.



Applies to life and quitting smoking  Simple, but powerful, I think.


Here's another article i found which is informative:

Please be smart about drinking while you are working to quit smoking.  The annals here are loaded with stores of folks who did lose one because they drank.

Please just don't. A quit is  terrible thing to lose. 


"Alcohol makes you more likely to do things without thinking them through. This can increase your chances of slipping and smoking a cigarette."

Alcohol & Smoking | 

Please heed the warnings  A quit is a terrible thing to lose.



2500 DAYS!

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 May 9, 2019

I rarely check my days quit anymore, but had to log in yesterday when the site came back up, so I took a peek. 

I could not IMAGINE being quit for this long when I first started out. Here is a blog from my first week quit:  I MADE it! I think those of you who are newly quit will recognize the feelings I had.  FWIW - I took Chantix.

IF I DID THIS, EVERYONE CAN.  Really, truly!  And - it's more wonderful to be free than you can imagine!  It is truly worth the early days' struggles to get here. 

Life IS grand when we don't smoke - truly!


"Because smoking and drinking are so often done at the same time, researchers have tried to understand how alcohol can impact quit attempts. In a 2013 study of young adult smokers, 80 percent of those that tried to quit reported that drinking alcohol made it harder. In another survey of ex-smokers, 47 percent said that drinking alcohol led them to a slip- up." 

Please don't chance it.  A quit is a terrible thing to lose.


If you are quitting smoking and you are telling yourself, "It's so hard," or "I'll give it a try," or "I have failed so many times and I am afraid to start because I will just fail again,"  you are telling yourself the wrong things!


So much of what goes on in our minds is subconscious. You may not even realize when you're getting caught up in judgment, fear, and other draining emotions. But it is possible to develop awareness and change the patterns that hurt you.


Here's how: Simple Techniques to Erase Subconscious Negativity - Tiny Buddha