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I found this website - albiet in another avataar (its a much smoother, updated website now ), around late august or early september of 2016.

It was the best thing that ever happened to me.

I had been a smoker forever. 

Tried to quit forever. 

Felt guilty about only one thing in my life - smoking. The desire to give was so damn strong, but I slipped repeatedly.


Along came becomeanex on one of my google searches et much of what I read, what i saw in the videos - made amazing sense!

I trusted the information enough to enter a quit date on this website, within hours of my 1st visit.

I did it the becomeanex way. I had never done this quit-date-in-the-future thing before. Atleast not with 20 day lag from decision.

I learned why I slipped repeatedly. 

I learned about NML

I learned about quit kits.

I learned so much from the responses to my (very) few questions and blogs.

I learned through the blogs & posts of others.

I felt good to see quiters hang around for years, to help those in need. It felt really good to see the number of days quit under their names

I read Alan Carr through the link sent to me. 


The list of reasons, tips & people that helped me through this website is way longer than I have put many little things....


I stayed on the website for perhaps only about a week or less.

Yet its impact on me was huge. 

Huge enough for me to have honoured that quit date.

Yet silly me never came back to honour Becomeanex the website & community.


I am remedying that right now!

Thank you thank you thank you Becomeanex!!!! I love you.


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Posted by anntann Jan 23, 2017



Im a film maker and freelance writer, currently in professional limbo! Thats because  Im responsible for a parent  with mixed dementia. That makes it kinda tough to define work hours :)

I love life, have varied interests love trying new things. 

My single biggest flaw...? Smoking! I hate that im addicted. I hate that I have found it tough to give up - repeatedly...

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film maker, freelance writer


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bombay, india


films, books, music - jazz, classical, rock, blues, dogs, food, chocolate, yoga


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Weekend may test my strength

Posted by anntann Sep 17, 2016

This is the weekend before my quit.

I had thought I would stay home, take it easy, build my inner reserves.

Instead, today on saturday, I have accepted an all girls dinner date. Luckily all non (1 reformed) smokers.

Sunday morning too I am off to  an event which includes a film, then lunch  bash (with other pals. My particular bunch is non & reformed smokers, but there wil be others at the bash who I may know, that still smoke.

I am not sure I am doing the right thing. But I am also excited to test the waters.

One thing I am definately not gonna do is - have that glass of wine.

Any opinions welcome :)

If only time travel was possible. If only....

I want to be transported. Into a time, perhaps 5 years from now. Actually I'm not greedy, I'll even take 6 months :)

To be in a time where I have been a "quitter" for an appreciable length of time.

As 20th, my quitdate approaches, I am filled with excitement, trepidation, fear, hope....ever so many mixed emotions.

Its strange. When i started reducing the number of smokes I had per day, when the hours I went smoke-free increased, I felt nothing but hope and excitement. 

But as of yesterday new emotions awoke in me. Like trepidation & fear. 

I dont like it.  But I know I have to take it one day at a time. Unless......I meet someone who can help transport me in time. So beam me up Scottie!!!

Anyone out there who has information about how to use a reduction (of cigs) plan towards a quitting date?

I mean, is there a method to it? 

I have been reducing the number of ciggarettes I smoke, quit date 20th september I went from about 17 to 20 -a-day to 7

I am using hours between cigarettes as my thing. I went from 1 hour gap to 2 hour gap now I am trying for a 3-31/2 hourly gap. Yesterday I tried to cut down to 4/5 cigs. Wasnt successful. I smoked 7.

Today has been my toughest day.  My urge is strong. Thoat constricting. Head swims intermittently.

  I joined this website a few days ago. Started cutting down on my cigs ....thus far successfully, despite the noisy monkey on my shoulder, chattering madly in my ear - "smoke...smoke ..smoke"
  My quit date is set for 20th sept, scant days away. I have tried quitting before, failed spectacularly...or is the accurate term 'failed miserably'..? You get it, right!
  This time Im trying to connect with other like minded folks and supporters :)
  Well the experts at Mayo Clinic says it helps.
  Took me 4 days of dithering , i finally did it. Here comes my 1st post!!!
  i look forward to reading loads of your posts, your opinions, your advice, about your trails & tribulations.