Helpful Blogs, Discussions, Comments, Videos, Links, Info Re Quitting

Document created by Giulia Champion on Jun 15, 2019Last modified by Giulia Champion on Jul 12, 2019
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I have a file on my computer "desk top" for info that I find interesting and useful that I like to share with others.  Decided to put it up here as a document (along with some blogs of my own that I think might help others.)

 

Quit Smoking Apps

Good phone quit app re Sandy:  2018   

*Google Play Store, called MLC, meaning My Last Cigarette

*Smoke Free - Quit Smoking Now app https://smokefreeapp.com/

*Smokefree Govt. sponsored Apps  https://smokefree.gov/tools-tips/apps

*Best Quit Smoking Apps of 2018 https://www.healthline.com/health/quit-smoking/top-iphone-android-apps

*Best apps for quitting smoking https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317633.php

*SMKR on the App Store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smkr/id1175354799?mt=8

*List of good Quit apps:  https://www.healthline.com/health/quit-smoking/top-iphone-android-apps

 

Quick Smoking Patches:   In order to receive patches or gum your health plan provider or employer must sponsor you through The EX Program. If you think you are sponsored then contact our Company Manager (Mark)  to find out more. If you're not sponsored then you should check with your state's quitline (800-QUIT-NOW), your county health department or your health care provider for your options.

 

Australian Govt. quit info:  How to quit smoking | Australian Government Department of Health 

 

My Bookmarks link:  https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/Giulia/bookmarks

 

Comments that could be stand-alone blogs:  

 

*Giulia - how often do I think about smoking" 2 year into the journey:  https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/message/167987-re-right-now-i-could-blow-it?commentID=167987#comment-167994 

 

*Missy - what worked for me:  https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/Mavihoja-blog/2019/06/14/guilt-is-overcoming-me#comment-828561 

 

Dr. Hurts's video on nicotine receptors: https://youtu.be/IpWMgPHn0Lo

 

Doc Mike Evans animated cartoon on quitting rollercoaster:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z16vhtjWKL0

 

Dopamine and how to get it:  https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-to-increase-dopamine#section3

 

Elders Have Feelings Too (Read this when you're upset by how people respond.)

 

Helpful VS Like: https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/thread/24953-marking-something-helpful#comment-203707  and

https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/Mark-blog/2017/06/19/helpful-answer-vs-likes-what-s-the-difference

 

Is it too late to quit?:  I've smoked 50 plus years and now i've decided to quit.  

 

Mouseology:  Mouseology 

 

Point of No Return:  Have you reached it yet?

 

Points - their Purpose:  https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/message/147808-re-point?commentID=147808#comment-147808 

 

Take what you need and leave the restPeople Are Messy 

Playground Rules

 

Old EX book on triggers:  https://www.becomeanex.org/docs/becomeanEXbook.pdf 

 

Slips/Resetting Quit Clock:  It's the permission  

To reset or not

Slip or Relapse?

 

21 Things Learned by an Elder quitter:  https://www.verywellmind.com/things-ive-learned-about-quitting-2825303

 

Quitting Vaping EX:  Quitting E-cigarettes | Guides & Tools | BecomeAnEX 

 

Videos

*Dashboard Drummer:  Become An Ex: Dashboard Drummer - YouTube 

*Handshake:  Friends who smoke (Handshake video) - YouTube 

*Juul Video:  We Tried To Quit The Juul In 7 Days - YouTube 

*Nope song:  NOPE - YouTube 

 

What to do instead of smoking:  https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/Mark-blog/2015/07/31/what-to-do-instead-of-smoking

 

Withdrawal symptoms:  https://mentalhealthdaily.com/2014/04/16/nicotine-withdrawal-symptoms-timeline/ 

 

 

To remove signature info when posting from phones, put 5 underscores in a row  Everything after will be erased.  https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/docs/DOC-1731-reply-by-email-with-or-without-email-signature

 

 

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Cigarettes are very addicting. When you inhale smoke from a cigarette, it delivers large amounts of nicotine to your brain very quickly. This stimulates a release of dopamine, a chemical transmitter that is responsible for attention, reward, and habit forming. Particular activities like taking a break or drinking coffee, or feelings such as stress, boredom, or anger, become associated or reinforced with using tobacco. These associations can be very strong and unconscious. It might even seem like your body reaches for a cigarette before your mind even realizes it. In addition to the automatic habit, many people have uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal happens because the brain has changed, so that nicotine is now needed to produce what was once a normal amount of dopamine. Your ability to resist the habit of reaching for a cigarette and the intensity of withdrawal varies from person to person due to a number of factors, including the availability of cigarettes, life stressors, and genetics.   (https://www.becomeanex.org/quitting-smoking-faq/)

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