• Those days of wonder

    Remember that first day that you really entertained the idea of quitting? If you’re like me, the main thing noticed on that day was an intense and in reality, unfocused fear just at the thought of it. A kind of ...
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  • Quick Quips

          The Law of Addiction states:  "Administration of a drug to an addict will cause re-establishment of chemical dependence upon the addictive substance."  (Ergo - NOPE!)    ...
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  • UNDERSTANDING EXCUSES

    Anything your brain comes up with that tells you that you’re justified in smoking is simply an excuse.  Here are some examples 1.    I’m under a lot of stress right now because of... __...
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  • HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM

    In the beginning when you're feeling like a gerbil on a wheel running and running all day, you become consumed with smoking, smoking, smoking. You read about smoking, you smell smoke, you see smoke. When you quit, it ...
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  • No Mans Land Days 30 to 130 (approximate)

    This is not meant to scare anyone. I feel it was one on the reasons I was able to make it through the difficult things I was going through during this time in my quit and what many others were going through on the sit...
  • Your Quit Is Not Here

    ~~You will see me struggle but you will never see me quit.~~  Unknown You aren't going to find your quit here.  You will find suggestions, advice, encouragement, tips, hints, and information.  But you...
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  • The Transition from Smoker to Non-Smoker

    I found this on my computer today--something I had saved twelve years ago during a previous quit attempt.  I don't know who wrote it, and I wish I had truly believed it back then.  It makes so much sense to ...
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  • Craving Buster Technique

    (Note:  this piece was first published in a blog by aztec back in 2012 called Craving   The original author april_ac was from another site.  Thank you Aztec for bringing it here!) ...
    Giulia
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  • Where Does It Come From?

    A ZERO STRESS Way To Begin A Quit.        I was asked if I would quit to influence my friends brother. He actually tried to get me to commit right there on the spot. He knew if I did, I woul...
  • Become

    The name of this Website is BecomeanEX. At first I didn't get it. I thought it was just another name because nobody could think of a better one.  Now, I believe there was a ton of science behind this name: Becom...
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  • DEFUSE Your Addictive Thoughts!

    The minute we decide to quit smoking our Addictive Minds crank up into full gear. They have one simple objective – OUR NEXT FIX! They may look very different but the goal is always the same. How long they pester...
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  • 100+ Things to do instead of smoking

    Another one of those things I found that may help... 1. Read a book. 2. Wash the car. 3. Wash the dog. 4. Go for a walk. 5. Knit a scarf. 6. Do a crossword puzzle. 7. Take a nap. 8. Call a friend. 9. Post...
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  • Abbreviations & Expressions Used in the EX Community

      Why is abbreviation such a long word?      6% CLUB = (those who have quit for one year or more)   DDC = DOUBLE DIGIT CLUB (once a member gets to 10 smoke-free days)   DOF = DAYS OF FREE...
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  • No Man's Land, Studies just revealed by LA Times

    I just read a post from Ron from 2002 and  No Mans Land Days 30 to 130 (approximate)   https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/Thomas3.20.2010-blog/2012/08/27/knowledge-is-power-know-your-enemy  ...
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  • Foundation For A Successful Quit

    FOUNDATION FOR A SUCCESSFUL QUIT    1. KNOWLEDGE We always say on the site to read the info the site has to offer and other links we give you.  Reading the blogs of our members gives you knowledge ...
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  • Which type of quitter will you be?

    Quitting smoking is a process. It can be learned and practiced, just like anything else. Did you learn how to drive by getting in a car by yourself and winging it? Probably not. And if you did, you probably weren̵...
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  • Quit Kit aka Tool Box

    What's in YOUR Tool Box?   October 6, 2015 by SkyGirl   You know how we are always talking about having the "tools" to help us when we are quitting?  We talk about using our "tools" to make it throu...
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  • Lifelines! The Keys to a Successful Quit!!

    There are a lot of new people here, and this is also a reminder for those who may have forgotten! Always remember your lifelines! If you should have a serious craving use all of your lifelines before you smoke!...
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  • What's your story?

          This post is intended for you to share what you are going through right when you see it, whether a week or 5 years from now.  Whether you're having a good day or you wanna run ...
  • Will you be joining the 6% Club?

    It started with a decision: I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired! I no longer want to be in the 70% of smokers who want to quit – I want to be in the 6% who really have quit!   For that decisio...
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