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When I Think of a Cigarette

Posted by green1611 Feb 18, 2020

When I Think of a Cigarette
© Angela Moten

 

When I think of a cigarette,

I think of the seven thousand chemicals
that would rush into my mouth and
burn their way into my once healthy lungs.
I think about that nasty taste, that nasty
ring of polluted air I would create in the
space around my body. I think of the
looks of disgust given by those close by.
I think of those who politely stepped
away from me, and those who not so
politely stepped away.

 

… …

 

 

When I think of a cigarette,

I no longer lust its poisonous pinion,
my senses have returned (and improved).
I smile at the recognition that I am a winner.
My sanity has returned. I am strong. I
have garnered the lessons this addiction offered.
I have unveiled the truth – I am neither
victim nor fool. In the wake of a once
destructive force, I stand victorious -
captain at the helm – punch my fists up in the air.
Rejoice in my new found freedom.

 

 

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From net..thought of sharing !!

 

Happy Valentine's Day

 

 

No to smoking, Quit Quit Quit smoking

After quitting .. remember NOPE, NMW...

 

Love to all Ex community members !

green1611

Proud of you!

Posted by green1611 Feb 6, 2020

I used to share with my son,  all my feeling, cravings, difficulties in quitting and everything related to quitting smoking. He remembers still it was six years back.

 

Below message received from my son, sometime back after my six years quit. 

 

 

Quote

Thank  you for quitting and making your life healthier !

Proud of you !

 

https://youtu.be/Y18Vz51Nkos

Unquote

 

Ex community - Please open the link, skip Ads, and watch TED ED Lesson worth sharing.

 

New Joiners..huge inducement to quit... and the complements from dear ones are invaluable...

 

All the best!

green1611

becomeanex...way to life

Posted by green1611 Jan 17, 2020

Becoming EX !

 

Be ready.. as ..it is an art!

 

Easy made steps of

 

Cessation smoking

 

Opting to choose,  and

 

Moulding yourself with

 

Emphatically

 

Addiction quitting program, then say

 

No to slavery, take

 

Empathy by helping hands and

 

eXcel life to lovely SMOKE FREE ZONE..

Few quotes on quit smoking...I liked.

 

Quit smoking or die trying.

    Ur craving is temporary; but improvement to your lungs is permanent !

    I quit smoking for my heart; and the hearts of those I love!

     The best time to quit smoking was the day you started; the second best time is TODAY!

 

I wrote these and kept in front of me in office, car, home, and in mind !

 

All the best to new joiners

 

2240 smoke free day!

green1611

A B C D .... I

Posted by green1611 Jan 9, 2020

New Joiners ...

1) Avoid overthinking ...what ever thoughts come to your mind about quitting, try to write down, and leave them there.

 

2) Be positive and calm.

 

3) Call for help from family members, friends, Ex Smoker site

 

4) Do not forget why you wanted to quit !  

    (Write down yourself three reasons and keep those in car, office or workplace, home, your mobile note pad.)

 

5) Eat well, take enough rest, and express yourself.

 

6) Future is for good..no worry about future without cigarette.

 

7) Go out for walk (or indoor walking), believe it helps brain to sustain nicotine absence.

 

8) Hesitate to touch cigarette, Hesitate going to old smoking places, Hesitate participating boozing parties.

 

9) Introspect - observe your own mental and emotional process

 

 Above I suggest based on my experience of quitting....

 

All the best new joiners......

green1611

Woke up crying

Posted by green1611 Jan 2, 2020

I was asleep yesterday. Had very good sleep. However somewhere saw dream. It was quick...I was offered a cigarette by my then smoking friend. I took it, lighted it and wanted to inhale whole cigarette at once...!

 

Immediately my sleep was broken, and I realised I had tears in my eyes.

 

Today is my 2228 (hmmmm) days smoke free...still get such nasty dreams. (only dream..not reality !!)

 

New comers..remember how big is the nicodemon.

 

Elders - do you get such shocking dream ?

 

Take care...stay smoke free.

green1611

Inspire

Posted by green1611 Jan 1, 2020

After googling - saw below beautiful poems - inspire !!

 

Smoke Free

 

Stupid things to do are get cigarettes, have cigars and vape

Money don’t waste it on cigarettes

Ohhhh no don’t smoke

Kills many people every year

Everyday people also die from lung cancer

Fire can be started if you drop a cigarette

Ready to quit smoking right now

Every year the prices on cigarettes become more expensive

Every cigarette can ruin your lungs

 

Sean Walsh

Grade 6

Memorial Middle School

 

 

Smoke Free Poem

 

Don’t Smoke it’s a joke

You’ll cough so much that you might choke

It’s bad for you and it’s bad for me

Not just for us but for everybody

It puts carbon monoxide in the air

We only have one earth, so we need to care

It’s like a cloud of poison sitting everywhere

A horrible sight to see a cigarette ready to ignite

So lets not smoke am I right?

 

Dahlia Hedrick

Grade 6

Memorial Middle School

 

New year resolution - smokefree...always !

green1611

Resolve !

Posted by green1611 Dec 30, 2019

Day after tomorrow, The Sun is same, He will rise, He himself does not count,  We started counting, we felt we are progressing, we say very happy new year !!

 

When we born, our brain was innate, pure, original, as somewhere in minuscule, nano relation to the Sun. Brain releases serotonin, when exposed to Sun. Serotonin is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused.

 

Some year later, we inhaled nicotine chemical into body, and it reached brain. First time, body said no, we coughed couple of time, still inhaled that chemical, again and again. Brain and body, both addicted, we acquired !

 

So now time has arrived, we must give back to the nature, same brain, as it was, innate, pure, original. It is our priority..

 

Resolve is the only way, to accomplish priority..what may happen, I will have my brain in same form, as it was before I inhaled nicotine..innate, pure, original.

 

I acquired nicotine addiction, I will come out that addiction. Resolve.

 

Happy New Year to all ...Stay SmokeFree.

green1611

SMOKE FREE WISHES

Posted by green1611 Dec 24, 2019

S   SET THE DATE TO QUIT

M   MAKE A TARGET

O   OVERCOME STRONG DESIRE

K   KEEP THE PROMISE TO YOURSELF

E   ENJOY NEW LIFE

 

F   FREE FROM TOBACCO

R   REMOVE THE SUSPECT

E   EARN THE RESPECT

E   ENRICH YOUR PROSPECT

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

ALL THE BEST FOR NEW JOINERS,

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO ACHIEVED, YOU ARE SHOWING PATH TO FOLLOW.

 

green1611

2200

Posted by green1611 Dec 4, 2019

zero alone has no value..

double zero has no value..

two has some more..

double two has still more..

double two double zero

awesome ! made me hero

gone the days of fall

gone the days of thrall

beautiful life leading

better late...than never quitting !

 

2200 days smoke free.......

thanks to all who helped me during this journey !

green1611

Second Birth

Posted by green1611 Nov 18, 2019

November 16, is my birthday! Celebrated with joy and happiness. 

November 23 is my second birthday ! same month ! Co-incidence !

Yes, the day I quit smoking six year ago. And I got new birth, new life, new health, new enthu, new joy and new happiness. 

 

Sometime somewhere I have started smoking, and was five a day type smoker. This was ended six year back. I remember, the day, when I realised, it is slavery to keep smoking five - seven cigarettes in a day. Must have carried the addiction for thirty plus years. 

 

Thanks to Ex Community.... very grateful. Now I am free from it, so in reality I will celebrate November 23, more joyfully, more happiness, more calm inner mind.

 

Just thought of sharing....thanks.

green1611

Recipe for non smoking

Posted by green1611 Nov 4, 2019

Non Smoker Recipe :-

 

Ingredients required : confidence, list of handful activities to do in absence of smoking, glass of plain water.

Ingredients Not required : Cigarette, Lighter, tea, coffee, alcohol.

TAKE ONE STEP AT A TIME

say no to first cigarette starting the day.

Breath normally, concentrate on breathing.

Add calmness to invisible anxiety.

take one glass of water drink slowly.

Inhale ...say while inhaling "I will stay smoke free" ;

exhale... say while exhaling " I do not need cigarette.":

Let the some time factor get mixed with your anxiety feelings.

look at list of what to do in absence of smoking, and do that thing, just do it. thats needed. 

 

TAKE ANOTHER STEP AT A TIME. 

now say no to second cigarette (by this time you would have had two)

Breath fresh air.

Add calmness to invisible anxiety.

take one glass of water drink slowly.

Inhale ...say while inhaling "I will stay smoke free";

exhale... say while exhaling "I do not need cigarette.".

Let the some time factor get mixed with your anxiety feelings.

look at list of what to do in absence of smoking, and do that second thing, just do it.

 

 

Take a stock: This time you gained good confidence, that for whatever time you did not smoke two cigarettes, you are alive. you are alive, and nothing changed in the world. It is same as it was. Avoid anxiety now.

 

TAKE ANOTHER STEP AT A TIME..

now say no to virtual third cigarette.

Breath fresh air.

Add calmness to invisible anxiety.

take one glass of water drink slowly.

Inhale ...say while inhaling "I will stay smoke free"

exhale... say while exhaling "I do not need cigarette"

Let the some time factor get mixed with your confidence now !

look at list of what to do in absence of smoking, and do that second thing, just do it.

 

TAKE ANOTHER STEP AT A TIME...

now say no to virtual fourth cigarette.

Breath fresh air.

Add calmness to invisible anxiety.

take one glass of water drink slowly.

Inhale ...say while inhaling "I will stay smoke free";

exhale... say while exhaling "I do not need cigarette.":

Let the some time factor get mixed with your confidence now !

 

look at list of what to do in absence of smoking, and do that second thing, may be you do not have to do it now, you can concentrate on your own work.

 

TAKE A STOCK.. LOOK AT YOU IN THE MIRROR.

 

This time you gained absolutely adequate confidence, that for whatever time you did not smoke four or five cigarettes, you are alive. you are alive, and nothing changed in the world. It is same as it was. You started changing from smoker to non smoker....Gain confidence and touch the milestone.

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Repeat the the same every time; you enter into second beautiful life... alive, be high, and enjoy the freeness from slavery.

 

All the best !

 

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green1611

Enjoying Life

Posted by green1611 Apr 23, 2019

Day 1970 plus... without nicotine ! Life is much more enjoyable after quitting smoking habit The mind is clear, pure, and so the body. Not inhaled dangerous, poisonous chemicals along with tobacco smoke, no side drinking activities like multiple cups of tea / coffee. Life is simple, steady and pleasurable. 

 

There were tensions, stresses, anxious movements because of something somewhere keeps happening, few things happen in life, good or bad, but still maintained the distance from cigarette. As the days pass on (mainly from 120 days plus smoke free), it became part and parcel of life.... to avoid tea, coffee, be away from someone who is smoking, etc. It was smooth.

 

The change was alarming within inside. The mind is now..calm, confident. Started feeling the real meaning of life, and the vital force behind it. Some thing special !.

 

I pay huge respect to this group. Remembering my initial quit days...it was like so tough, so hard, so difficult etc ....and when I got huge support from the group. 

 

Life goes on, but quality matters !

 

Thanks a lot.

green1611

Long time

Posted by green1611 Oct 7, 2017

It's perfect to stay away from cigarettes, but not from community like this. Somehow could not log in in last six to seven months. Missed all of you. 

 

It's great to be ex. I liked to be Ex smoker, I loved to be Ex smoker, I lived to be Ex smoker, and I will continue to be Ex smoker.

 

Really great quit, some 1400 days back, i tried, and can say successful in quit!

 

My gratitude are with this group!

 

No look back, continue to be Ex.