• The Two Sets Of Seasons

          Many of you are going through No Mans Land Right Now (Days 30-130) This is the second hurdle of a longtime/forever quit. The first hurdle is getting through the first 30 days. ...
  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • It is wriiten God is love - please I am talking about ME not anyone else so please take what HELPS and let go of the rest - to be HELPFUL is MY only aim - thank you - I REMEMBER smoking like a freight train fully load...

    HOW ABOUT ANY OF YOU? This is what I use to BE like in MY using YEARS- please I am talking about ME not anyone else- please take what HELPS and let go of the rest - thank YOU.  I use to smoke at people. I use to ...
  • Praising MY GOD❤

    Thank you ALL for your prayers in MY Lord Jesus name amen - MY daughter's liver is healed - PRAISING MY GOD ! WE went yesterday for this GOOD news from the liver doctor's - who told her and us that she will NOT need a...

    Please I am talking about ME - I had to unlearn MY habit of coping with ME - the thoughts I kept chewing on over and over and over - like a cow - I was chewing on MY cud of resentment that I had to CHANGE MY WAY ...

    What is YOUR OWN personal keeping weight OFF???MINE IS .......please take what HELPS and let go of the rest - to be HELPFUL is MY only aim - thank you - for ME I have been working on MY choices to eat when I am hungry...
  • 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!) ...
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  • 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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  • 47 hours in.

    47 hours. Almost 48. 2 days!! Wait, only 2 days!? Seems like forever. My throat is killing me, my nose is all sorts of messed up, and my head hurts. I’m tired but I can’t seem to stop eating long enough to...
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    Have you "tried your best to fight the craves and can't seem to win?" Are you sitting there scratching your head about what went wrong and feeling like you can "never win?" I'll tell you something I learned Thanks to ...
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  • Common Sense

    How is it that a whole Community of the most diverse and inclusive folks have so much in common? Some of us are beach lovers, others are land lovers. I live at the foothills of the Rockies, others live in every single...
    last modified by Thomas3.20.2010
  • Talk the Talk

    The constant #1 question in our mind when we first quit is how long will the thought of smoking last. Sometimes the thoughts can be so strong you can actually see and feel that little man on the shoulder.  I know...
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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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  • Early Withdrawal Symptoms

    I copied this in the early days of my quit and thought it might be helpful to the newbies on the site.  The document was noted as written by Nancy Smith. Nicotine's chemical properties are addictive. If you take...
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