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

Document created by Giulia Champion on Jun 15, 2019Last modified by Giulia Champion on Nov 11, 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


Google Play Store, called MLC, meaning My Last Cigarette  IOS users: 


 Smoke Free, quit smoking now and stop for good - Apps on Google Play   IOS Version:  Smoke Free - Quit Smoking Now on the App Store 



Smoke Free - Quit Smoking Now app

Smokefree Govt. sponsored Apps

Best Quit Smoking Apps of 2018

Best apps for quitting smoking

SMKR on the App Store

List of good Quit apps:


Quit Vaping:  Text  "DITCHJUUL to 88709."


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:



Mandolinrain - what worked for me 


Giulia - Watch where you dwell. 




Dr. Hurts's video on nicotine receptors:


Doc Mike Evans animated cartoon on quitting rollercoaster:


Dopamine and how to get it:


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


Helpful VS Like:  and


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: 


Take what you need and leave the restPeople Are Messy 

Playground Rules


Old EX book on triggers: 


Slips/Resetting Quit Clock:  It's the permission  

To reset or not

Slip or Relapse?


Reward Cigarette Trigger Busters:  Help Dealing With That "Reward" Cigarette Thought 


21 Things Learned by an Elder quitter:


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

This is Quitting - To enroll in This is Quitting, teens and young adults text DITCHJUUL to 88709. 


Username Info: 



QuitTude Song 

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:


Withdrawal symptoms: 



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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.   (