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12/19/14 10:54 A

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Hello everyone ! My name is Marie and I've been a smoker since I'm 14 years old (now I'm 42). I've tried to quit numerous times (one time for three years) but always fell in the trap again. My last attempt was on Sept. 5 this year but I've go back to cigarette two months later.

Today, I'm trying again and I WANT this attempt to be the good one. I haven't smoke today and promised to myself that I will remain healthy for the rest of my life.

I joined the team because I'll need support.

Thanks !

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12/3/14 5:37 P

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What kind of ecigs do u use?

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11/28/14 9:38 P

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Hello my name is Faith I like others have said tried it all. I am now having slow healing problems because of smoking I need lots of support I have decided the only way to quit is with support and cold turkey I hate that gum so much I chewed for 4 months then I picked up the first one again and here I am. I finally joined this group. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you and quit for good. Faith

I have to have the BGPANTIES on all the time now


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10/25/14 7:28 P

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Hi "No more smoking team members" I'm Kim, I joined Sparkpeople about 3 weeks ago. I have tried to quit smoking many times, once for 4 years. I've tried patches, gum, lozenges, E-cigs and Vapes. Still no luck. I am now reading Allen Carr's Easy Way to stop smoking. I have to say what I've read so far is very informative. Supposedly when you finish the book you'll be able to not smoke anymore and not crave them. We'll see...always the skeptic. lol

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.Winston Churchill


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10/22/14 7:50 P

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Hi I am Sandy and I quit the habit of smoking on Oct 3 rd well it now Day 19 and I haven't smoke. One of my friends suggested that I join for support and motivation. So here I am. When I first quit I did gain weight and I am just now starting to lose weight again. I am working hard on my nutrition. I made it past the first week. I can do this. emoticon

I am a Beautiful Woman in side and out, I don't have a weight problem "I have a problem with my weight"

I love making new spark friends, so please feel free to drop me a line and say hello. Keep the spark going..

Value yourself. Treat yourself respectfully and compliment yourself on what you do well just the same as you would compliment another. When you disappoint yourself, tell yourself you are not a perfect person, which makes you no different from anyone else. You will not


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10/1/14 3:00 P

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Hello everyone, I'm Angela
I quit on August 11, 2014. It's great but I gained 10 pounds. It looks like I will be starting over with my nutrition and exercise. emoticon emoticon

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9/30/14 1:23 A

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I have been with Spark since 2007 and it's been 5 days since my last cigarette. I have struggled with the weight loss and the fear of weight gain was my excuse for not quitting. I joined a site called quitgroups. I have been away from Sparkpeople for a while and feel I need it more than ever no. Hopefully, between the two, I can keep food and cigarettes from controlling my life.
I know its going to be hard to tackle both at the same time but I am proceeding one step at a time. At 57 Years old, I feel the need to make better choices.
Congrats to all quitters and wishing the best to all who have committed to quit.

Have a Beautiful Day!

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9/10/14 10:00 P

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Hello team members. I am new to SP and so glad I found this team. I quit smoking April 7, 2013. Hard to believe it has been a year and 5 months!!! Yeah me. I quit because my gynecologist told me I was in the early stages of emphysema. He spent 30 minutes in counseling me about how to quit smoking and something he said really got through to me. I bought Nicoret patches the next day and haven't smoked since. P!ease know there have been times of struggle...but so worth it. If I can do it anyone can do it! I smoked for 40 years. emoticon

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9/5/14 8:52 P

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Hi all I'm Amber, I'm 27years, a wife and mother of a toddler. I've been a member of sparkpeople for 4 days now. Been a smoker for 13years. Tried to quit a few times. Managed to quit once for 3 months. another time for 6 weeks. I want to quit completely. I joined sparkpeople to be healthy and to practice healthy habits for the sake of myself and child. Quitting smoking is a part of that. I'm hoping to quit as well as continue with my weightloss. Me and my husband would like to plan to try for another child in a few months, and I would like to quit smoking by then.

I can and will do it. For me, for my daughter, for my family, for God.


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8/21/14 8:49 A

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Hi Team

I am on day 4 of no smoking and from the UK. I quit for 6 years and somehow started again on and off the last year. I found when I smoked that I also didn't bother eating right or exercising. I am looking to feel better in myself emotional and physically from a healthier lifestyle xx

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Hello all--I'm new to SparkPeople & this team. I'm 45, and have smoked since I was 13. I don't have any smoking-related illnesses, but I think I still want to quit. I've tried before countless times using different methods, but have been unsuccessful. I'd like to get to know people and learn from them, and come up with a really good plan for myself

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8/10/14 12:55 P

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Hello "Team No More Smoking" Members!

My story is much the same as everyone else's: I need to quit smoking for health reasons. Changing "I need" to "I want" is my first challenge. About a year ago I was nearly smoke-free--down to one cigarette a day--and I really enjoyed the freedom of not feeling controlled by cigarettes. Why I became a full blown--pardon the pun--smoker again is irrelevant. As someone told me about excuses for smoking: "Pick an excuse. Any excuse will do," and he was right. I am a smoker in search of my will to quit.

Best wishes to all of you who are struggling to quit and to all of you who have quit. Good on you!


Edited by: LYNNES6 at: 8/10/2014 (12:56)
"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?"
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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." ~ Aristotle


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7/8/14 10:43 A

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Hi everyone! Good luck! I have decided that I'm going to quit smoking today. I have tried countless times in the past and have been successful for small jaunts of time - maybe a week, maybe a few days, sometime even a month. I need the money, I need the lung power to keep up with the workouts, and I need the time.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were going to live forever.

It is health that is real wealth, not pieces of gold and silver.


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7/8/14 8:21 A

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Hi All,
My name is Wendy.
I am 53, been a smoker since age 14. Would quit and restart, tried everything.
Just bought an e-cig at a vapor shop last night and have not had or even craved a real cig since!!
Looking forward to learning from others and maybe being an encouragement too!!!
Oh, been a member of Sparkpeople for a long time :-)



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7/6/14 1:47 P

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Hi,
My name is Mark. Im 45 years old. I have been smoking for 15 years.
I decide to switch to electronic cigarettes.
I found this article which inspared me :
www.ecigsopedia.com/general-info/why
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witch-to-e-cigarettes/

regards

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6/23/14 12:25 A

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Hello everyone!!! My name is Sarah, I'm 31 years old and live in Michigan. I am new to Sparkpeople. My husband and I are going to be quitting smoking soon. It's time11

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3/5/14 10:22 A

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Hello, everyone! I just quit this morning and searched SparkTeams on a whim, hoping to find some support. My husband is supportive BUT he's not ready to quit yet, so I'm feeling pretty alone.
I'm hoping that by re-committing to Spark and quitting at the same time, I'll be able to avoid the weight gain that comes with quitting--and hopefully lose the extra weight I already have! emoticon
I love reading through everyone's posts. It's inspiring, and comforting to know other people are going through this and finding success.



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3/1/14 2:28 P

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Hello, my name in Linda, and I am 70 yrs young and have been smoke free for 1 month, that is if you consider Feb. a whole month. I have to make it work this time, just found out I have asthma and am on oxygen at night to help my breathing. So I must succeed.!!!!

Sorry if you see this twice. I thought I posted a message before, but never did see it, so I am writing again. Linda

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I will keep a positive attitude.


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3/1/14 2:22 P

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Hello, my name is Linda, I am 70 yrs young and have been smoke free for one month, that is if you consider Feb. a whole month. Have smoked for years and have quit a couple of times and after a few years started again. This time I must stay off cigarettes, I found out I have asthma, and have had to go on oxygen at night to improve me breathing. I did have asthma when I was a child and thought it was gone, but nope it returned after 60 years, and I don't suppose smoking helped.

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I will stay in the saddle and sprint the horse.
I will keep a positive attitude.


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2/21/14 6:47 P

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Hi! Day 4 for me. Smoked on and off (mostly on) for about 25 years. Was up to a pack a day. Decided to do this for good and doing it cold turkey. Cigs are up to $13.50/pack. I'm gonna be rich LOL

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.

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2/14/14 1:10 P

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Hi everyone, my name is Lilly I'm 27 and I have been smoking for ten years. I gave up a week ago (cold turkey after e-cigarettes, patches and gum failed) and I'm trying to replace my ciggie breaks with workouts. I have really had enough of being a smoker and I hope I can kick it for good this time :)

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2/10/14 10:54 A

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Hi Kris!
Did you start the patch? How is it going? I started on the patch Jan 30 and I'm still struggling not to smoke. Whenever I get stressed out the first thing I do is reach for a cigarette, which gives me no satisfaction (I think because of the nicotine already in my system from the patch). Then I get disappointed in myself for breaking down and smoking.
I just wanted to reach out to you to see how you were doing.

anne

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2/5/14 7:27 P

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Hello everyone,

My name is Nicole and I have been smoking for almost 8 years now. I have quit twice before: once for six months, and the last time a couple years ago for a year and a half. Today is the third day that I haven't smoked. I am hoping to get to know some other people who are trying to quit and/or have quit and hear about how they did it successfully. I wish everyone the best!

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2/1/14 12:24 A

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Hello,

My name is Kris. I am 31 years old and have been smoking for 14 years. I've quit twice before (with each of my pregnancies) but started right back up again within a week of my deliveries. I have recently started an exercise routine and am having trouble because of my breathing and smoker's cough. I want to quit for my health and my children's. My stop date is Sunday February 2nd. I'm headed out to get patches tomorrow =)

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1/30/14 8:02 A

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Hi My name is Jamie And I have not had a cigarette for 12 hours...I really don't want to quit smoking but the reason I'm quitting is my children are begging me and we (my fiance and I) don't have the money to support our smoking habits any longer. So here I am maybe the money I put in for smoking I can save for a new car or something else??

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At first you don't succeed try try again!


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1/26/14 9:52 A

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Hi everyone,I'm Jan and I'm a smoker .lol..I'm planned to stop 1st of feb and I need to stop fretting that I will fail again. I have twice stopped in my 30 odd years as a smoker, the longest for 9 months. I want this time to be my last. emoticon

'just because I slip up, it doesn’t mean that I’ve failed. I’ve only failed if I give up, and I refuse to do that. So, I take it one day at a time and realize that one day isn’t going to make or break me, and I just keep going and doing what I know I need to do. www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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1/24/14 5:00 P

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Starting over again. Last blast weekend and Monday is a new start!

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1/19/14 11:58 P

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Thank you so much NewDiana2014! Everyone here is an inspiration. It helps to have the support for sure! emoticon

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1/17/14 5:29 A

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Welcome ANITAMORACLE7!!! What a awesome step to better health you are taking!!! We did the same...Picked a quit date and stuck to it. Support is key. You can do this !! emoticon emoticon

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1/17/14 4:43 A

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Hello I'n New ! emoticon

I have smoked for 23 years and have a quit date of 1/20/14. Your stories help!

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1/5/14 8:21 A

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Hello Everyone, My name is Diana I am 46 and smoked for 35 years @ a half a pack per day average, sometimes more but never less. On January 7, 2014 I will be 1 year Tobacco free! It was the Hardest thing I ever did but the most rewarding!

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12/11/13 10:28 P

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Hi everyone, I thought I had already did this, but I see I hadn't, Anyway my name is Kathy, I've been a long time smoker 36 years as a matter of fact. I have been a long time sparker but was missing in action for a while I did stop smoking back on Aug, Today marks my 103th day. Just taking it one day at a time.

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11/28/13 1:55 A

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Hello
I am ready to quit today, Thanksgiving. Going to be really busy, so thought that would make it easier to get through the first day. Got my quit buddy on my phone and set up with some buddies who don't smoke for support.
Pray for me!
Kathy

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10/26/13 7:35 A

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Hi All,
I quit 13 months ago, I have been trying to quit for about 10 years, I put on 5 lbs and came back to SP to loose it. I started smoking when I was 13, I'm 31 now. I quit using the qnet (awesome place) have been tough my share of good and bad times since. Including my brother in law dying, tragic accident, that was only 4 months ago
I have not had one single puff.
I really dont crave anymore.
For those out there that might be looking for things to do while quitting, my 2 fav things were peppermint tea (I smoked menthols so a cup of tea before bed AWESOME) and a zen garden keeps your hands busy and zens your mind

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10/14/13 2:13 P

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Hi Everyone,
I am on day 36 and I feel great. This is my 3rd and last quit. This time I don't feel like I have to quit. I have chosen to quit. For the first time I don't feel sorry for myself but happy for myself. I consider myself lucky to escape from those vile cigarettes. I know I can never touch another cigarette. To smoke only one is to become addicted again.
I've gained 6 pounds and am trying hard not to smoke my food but it's hard and that's why I am back at Spark People. I could use some support and I am willing to give support to others going through these trying times.

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Hi Everyone

My name is Casey and I have been cigarette free for 13 months.
This was the most difficult thing I have ever done in my life. I started smoking at 12 years old, was at a pack a day by 16 and smoked like that for 12 years. I was a chain smoker and since I started so young it was all I really ever knew.

After quitting, I had many health problems and definitely gained weight- 50 pounds.
I still have trouble coping. Although my cravings are only a few times a week now, I cannot manage my energy levels. I have turned to food (especially sugar and caffeine) in place of the cigarettes. I cannot seem to break this pattern

Would appreciate any feedback if anyone has experienced what I am going through.

I will never smoke a cigarette again and I know this will be a lifelong struggle.
What I need to do now is learn to cope with this fact- WITHOUT food
Would love to meet some people who are going through what I am
Thanks for listening


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8/26/13 11:50 A

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Hello All! My name is Emily and I currently smoke. I've smoked off and on for 30plus years, mostly on. Quit many times. I've used patches and Chantix. and both worked for me. I was quitting for the wrong reasons or going through extreme stress. The last time, I didn't smoke for 2 1/2 years. I got too confident and started taking puffs of friends cigs when we were out socializing. Bad move. Now I'm back to a pack a day.
I've started the walk/jog 5K Your Way program and I've been thinking about quitting again. I know I need to. I was proud to call myself a non-smoker for those 2 1/2 years!
I haven't decided on my method yet. patches or ecigs. maybe both. And I haven't decided on a quit date. But that's all in the works. I'm going to do this!!!

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June 19th 10:37 pm. Having a really hard time lately,,,now because I want to stop EATING, not necessarily from the crave(It should be gone by now rite??) Gained 10 pounds in the first 4 weeks of the quit...too scared to step on the scale again. Working out and tracking.....day by day right?



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Hello all, I am a pack a day smoker and desperately trying to quit. I am taking Chantix, but can't seem to completely shake the habit. I am down to 7 or 8 cigarettes a day, so MUCH better, but still smoking. I have a 10 year old who is awesome! I am getting married in October (Halloween) and my fiancé has a son too. My ex has an 18 year old son that I helped raise so I think if him as mine too. I am in school working on a second Master's Degree and I teach Developmental English at a local community college. I need to be as healthy as possible. I am trying to quit smoking and lose weight. I want to spend as long as I can with my family, but at my current rate I won't live much longer. I am only 35, but can't walk far without feeling winded. It is time to stop the nonsense!

"In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less."

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7/30/13 6:09 A

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oops, double post...

Edited by: MCQUEEN_STEPH at: 7/30/2013 (06:10)
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Hello everyone!

My name is Stephaney and I am from Texas. I have been wanting to quit smoking for such a long time and have been on and off patches for about a year. I decided a few days ago that I was going to quit, but ended up giving up the next morning. I live with a house-full of smokers and they smoke inside, so trying to find a place to be where I won't be tempted is pretty darn hard for me at the moment. I bought some gum, since I have never used it, and I am planning on resetting my quit day for this week or next and finally give it a go. I am really discouraged but I do want to quit because honestly I can not afford to smoke anymore.

Stephaney

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Hey Y'all, I'm Candi and I just quit using tobacco on May 23, 2013. I used to smoke 1/2 pack a day of full flavor menthols. But not anymore. I quit using smoking by switching to an E-cig. I have the Vamo V2. Now I know some would say I haven't quit cigarettes really but I suppose that's just a matter of perception. I would say I quit smoking tobacco even though my Vamo gives me the nicotine. For me, it was a painless transition. I put down the cigarettes at the first vapor puff. I've not looked back since. Already my e-cig investment, including the Vamo, e-juice delivery tanks (ce4's, vivi nova's, dct's), nic juice, pg and vg and even the batteries and charger have more than paid for themselves from a financial stand point and from a how I feel stand point. I don't smell like an ashtray, I don't taste like an ashtray and I can go for hours before I feel the urge to pick up my Vamo. My sense of taste and smell are back, I don't lose my breath and no more standing outside to light up. It's been nothing but positive for me!

We get back our mete as we measure....

Losers win by never quitting!!


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6/30/13 2:44 P

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Hi all,

Well I'm going to give quitting a try. Like most peole I have quit more than once over the many years I've been smoking. I started when I was just 13 and now I'm turning 50 in just over a month - it's time! I was out this morning on my daily walk and planning my route around which store I wanted to pick up my next pack from and thought - this is such a waste of time and energy. Smoking just doesn't fit with my goals - health or financial and I think I've had enough.

I do have an e-cigarette that needs dusting off. In Canada they are just water vapour, no nicotine. I was using it to cut down before my last business trip and then I just kind of forgot about it.

I had a three or four cigs this morning, so my first day of not smoking will be tomorrow - Canada Day - if I stick to this idea. I thought I'd post here so that I've at least put it out there.


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6/19/13 1:14 P

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Hello to all,
I am a 51 yr old, single mother of 4, with a 12 yr old daughter still at home.
I have been smoking off & on since I was 16 yrs old. The last time I quit was in 2000 & I was smoke free for 8 yrs. I started smoking again when my husband told me he wanted a divorce.
I am tired of the smell that cigarettes leave on me & in my home. If I can smell it, I know it must smell really bad to those that don't smoke. I know it's not healthy for my daughter.
I am ready to give up the nasty habit & have set my quit date for July 4, 2013 - INDEPENDENCE DAY! I have started to take steps toward my quit date - ecig, cutting down on cigarettes (went from pack a day to 1/2 pack in 2 weeks). Now I am finding myself in need of support to complete the steps, as well as, support for the times of cravings & madness that I'm sure will arise.
Thank you for this wonderful site/team.


Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face ALWAYS.
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Hello everyone!
My name is Michelle. I will be 46 in August and I started smoking when I was 14. I "officially" stopped back in 2000 but have cheated occasionally since then. After quitting, I started off only smoking while on vacation and then would be smoke-free the rest of the year. I finally stopped that and would only bum a cigarette or two off a friend when at a social gathering. I still struggle with cravings once-in-a-while but have built up more resistance to the temptations. The last time I smoked was at a party on July 1, 2011. It's getting a lot easier but I know I need to be on my guard. Now that I am actively on SP, eating healthier, working out, and losing weight, I have a lot more confidence that I have finally won the battle. As I said, I will not let my guard down. Anyhow, good luck everyone with your battle against smoking as well! We can win!!

Happy Father's Day!

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6/16/13 12:06 P

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Hi all! I have been a smoker for 20 years off and on, and I am ready to quit. I plan to give up on July 1, and I will be looking for lots of support during the crazy times. I quit for about 6 months last year, but I feel like I am pretty much over smoking now. I want to get in good shape, but that's difficult when I am out of breath. I live in Florida with my husband and two dogs, and I'm a middle school teacher, so I'd like to be over the craziness by the time school starts!

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6/16/13 2:00 A

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Hello! I am hoping to stop smoking for my health. My mom and dad both died young (I'm 26) due to diseases associated with smoking and it's definitely a wake up call to me. I have been smoking since I was 20- so that makes it 6 years. In the past I've always had friends that smoked and that made quitting hard, but now I'm the odd one out- the dreaded smoker- so maybe that will make things easier this time. I'm a little stressed about being on a weight loss plan AND quitting smoking at the same time but there is no better time than now, as they say. Worried about that moment of crisis when all I want in the world is a cigarette and piece of cake but hopefully I can handle the ups and downs.

Glad to meet ya'll.

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6/3/13 9:55 A

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I have been a smoker for about 20 years....except when I was pregnant. I was always able to just put them down. But now, when I really really want to quit, for my health, for my kids, for my faith,I just can't seem to put them down. I know it's purely psychological, but I don't know how to substitute for that 7-10 minute break that I hold on to.
I am from Alabama, have four children, and am married to a deputy sheriff. I stay home and homeschool our youngest child. I gained 45lbs after a major car wreck and I've allowed myself to use that as an excuse. I have lost 24lbs in the last 4 months and am just now starting with this program to help with the last 25. I look forward to the groups and the motivation and the friendships!!!

Truly, truly I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.--John3:3


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5/25/13 6:49 P

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I have been a smoker for just over 20 years. Boy is it hard to quit. I've tried numerous ways but have always come back to it. Tomorrow is my quit day! I have to quit in order to have my gastric sleeve surgery. I must be nicotine free for 30 days or the won't do my surgery. I have been trying for years to quit, but I feel as though this time is it!

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Good day all.

I am a single mother of two from sunny california. And this is probably my 4th attempt at quitting.
I started back up again probably a year and a half ago... the only good thing is i can do it cold turkey. but bad thing is i really need to find a new way to deal with my stress.. thats when i always start back up.

I promised my late grandfather i would quit and did so for years. now i find myself right back where i started from. but i tell you.. i dont miss it. the smell.. my taste buds all out of wack and not to mention my hands smelling like cigarettes constantly... and miss my white teeth.

anyways. its only day 4 but i feel great and this time i know its for good. because i have lost all desire for it. and i have a new way of dealing with stress.

I wish everyone health and luck~ heres to all of us quitters!!!

~Blessed be.. Hugs& Friendship always Raven Lynn~

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I am hoping to set things in place for DAY 1, probably next week. Anybody got some suggestions?

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Hello, gang! I'm in metro-Seattle and don't see many people from the area on the map. Smoking is VERY non-PC in the Pacific Northwest. But I think the rain and the dreary days, one after another, on and on, make it harder to quit. But spring in Seattle gives us some unbelievably glorious days. Will definitely do more walking, but have some disabilities that put a challenge into even walking around the cul de sac. The weather will change my mood about all that, though.

Fighting the fight and am going to win!!!! emoticon

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