Today I’ll quit smoking...for the millionth time. I’ve quit before for almost 2 years but have always slipped back. Praying for strength and working on my affirmations. Wish me luck!
The past doesn't exists, so who care's how many time's you have quit .....TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR SMOKE FREE LIFE !!!
How you like them apples?
You have soooooooooo much to look forward to ....
I wont wish you luck, because it's NOT about luck....It's about YOU, and YOU GOT THIS!!!
Miles of Smiles and Prayers.......
Yes, you can make it. You can make it if you are willing to do whatever is necessary not to take a puff. NOPE. Not one puff ever. You can make if you educate yourself about nicotine addiction. You can make it with a support group. You can make it if you believe you can make it.
If you hang around you will see that yes you can and will. Look forward a new way of life that does not include smoking. It is all up to you and what you are willing to do to be smoke-free. Quitting smoking requires hard work and determination not to give up. It can be challenging at times but you will learn that it is doable if you adhere to NOPE not one puff ever no matter what. Congratulations on making the decision to quit smoking.
Start first, by educating yourself about nicotine addiction because education is the key to a successful quit.
Read: Freedom from Nicotine My Journey Home and Nicotine Addiction 101
Here are the links: http://whyquit.com/whyquit/LinksAAddiction.html and http://whyquit.com/ffn/
I also encourage you to read. Allen
Welcome to the Ex. I'm a newbie myself at 62 days. I've tried numerous times myself, but finding this website has made all the difference. There is great information and support here anytime you need it. So reach out when you need help. These great folks have saved my quit several times. If you're not doing so already, I recommend taking the Daily Pledge each day. That one action has helped me stay smoke free one day at a time.
You can do this!
Welcome aboard. Education is the key in this whole quitting process. You need to understand what goes on with your brain and this one thing we all have in common here, nicotine. it's not all just tobacco and "the habit." It has a lot to do with what we're using smoking to replace or extinguish in our lives. Be sure to visit and complete Smoking Trigger Tracker Tool | Guides & Tools | BecomeAnEX . then please visit Newbie Quitters and read some there and also Best of EX. Therein contains some very useful and timeless knowledge saved to share with those that are serious about quitting smoking and also understanding how nicotine works inside our brains and bodies, How Nicotine Addiction takes over (and what to do about it!) .
As you get further along be sure to use the search feature on the right-hand side of your screen to find answers to questions you may have along the way. I can guarantee you that at some point or another someone at sometime has or had the same feelings you are questioning. Luck has nothing to do with success. Knowledge and commitment will help you get to where you want to be. We're just a bunch of former smokers helping other smokers quit and stay quit !!!!
Hi Welcome!! I quit at least 6 times over the course of a month! Right now I have 29 days and I’m really protective of it! All there is to do is not take one puff, not one, one minute at a time. Stay close to this site, there’s so much to read to help you make it! You got this!!!!
Stick with EX and you'll have your Forever Quit!! Welcome!
I don't really have much to add to what has been advised....but PLEASE don't think that LUCK is involved, it's not and neither is HOPE. We use an acronym around her NOPE, Not One Puff Ever. The "secrets" to a solid quit are education about nicotine addiction (or ANY addiction for that matter), commitment to your quit, staying close to the site and reading blogs...commenting, asking questions, and listening to the answers. MANY of us had countless failed quits, none of us who are succeeding now are thanking luck for that. Quitting is hard work, particularly at the beginning BUT it gets easier. We learn to replace smoking with different behaviors...we learn that all the time we were stuffing our feelings into nicotine, we were stunting our emotional growth into addiction so we never learned to deal with emotions the way people who were never addicts did. Some of us did significant physical damage to ourselves and we have to live with that...it helps a LOT to go forward smoke free. This site is amazing and is filled with supportive, loving, and knowledgeable people who all had a first day. There are no short cuts through this journey and it IS a journey, it is not an event. A couple of blogs that might help you a lot were written by other people on the site, one was by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 What To Expect In The First Four Months and the next two were by Youngatheart.7.4.12 who would be here welcoming you with both arms but she just broke a hip (second one) 101 Things to Do Instead of Smoke and For Our New Years' Quitters (and community members, too) The comments on the second one are really helpful along with the blog.
Remember that we are here, we want you to succeed, we want to help you in any way that we can.
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