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5/29/12 3:15 P

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I'm 56 and have quit lots of times! Hoping this time for good (day 4). I've been doing cardio 4 times a week for two and a half years with SP and it's ridiculous to still be smoking. I want to be a healthy active person, for real.

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5/26/12 2:13 A

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Well as of when i go to bed i will start tomorrow anew and be a non smoker parts of me are excited, to be able to breath save money not stink not always be thinking of my next cig when im at work or doing something when i cant smoke lets see what else, the money i will save oh i already said that well you cant say that to many times when cigs are at least 40$ a carton and you smoke a carton a week...lol...i know this time i can do it and its almost scary like i dont know what to do with myself if i dont smoke did anyone else feel like this or am i insane to feel this way when its such a nasty habit???

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5/24/12 10:49 A

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Hi all I'm a 49 year old grandmother and I've been smoking since I was 18. I've actually gone a week without a cigarette but I am using a e-cig. without it I don't think I could have gone this long. I'm trying to get healthy so I can be around for all my grandkids.

One day at a time.

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5/20/12 7:50 A

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Hello everyone,

Im Kevin and Im 31 years old about to be 32 in August. Ive been smoking since I was 18. Im more of a social smoker when I drink. My goal is to quit smoking completely.

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5/16/12 5:48 P

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Hi everyone,

I'm a 42-year-old stay-at-home Mom who has smoked on and off since I was 16. I quit for five years (when I was pregnant and up until the time my daughter was about 4) and have since been on a revolving cycle of smoking/quitting/smoking/quitting. I know I can quit (because I've done it too many times to count) but my problem is STAYING quit. Thanks in advance for any support you can offer. I'll try to do the same!

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5/7/12 11:38 A

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Hi I'm Angie. I'm 49 and have been smoking since I was 15. I need to quit to improve my health and to save myself some money so I can afford my medication. I also have been working on improving my health and smoking is not part of that goal. Tomorrow 5/8/12 will be my quit day! Wish me luck.

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5/4/12 8:08 A

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Hi everyone. New to this team. I smoked for 45 years and have now been smoke-free since 9/1/11. Don't think I could have done it without my blucigs (ecigs). I knew I had to quit some how and had tried everything and refused to go the Chantix route. I really don't use my ecigs too much any more except when I'm stressed out. They have been a lifesaver for me!

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5/1/12 8:41 P

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Hi, I'm 51 need to quit smoking. Been smoking since I was 13. Tried the meds available, no luck. Always went back.
After my heart cath, got down to 5 a day. That didn't last long.
Stress is a big factor to my habbit and eating too.
Don't know how or what to do to quit.
Any help greatly appreciated!


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4/30/12 10:38 P

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I am Tanya 42 year old mother of 1, wife and case manager. Today is day 3 without smoking. My goal is to improve my overall well being and health. But I am a little nervous because I have failed so many times before.

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4/20/12 4:16 P

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Hi Everyone! I'm very happy to have found this team. I quit smoking 3/4/12 but when on vacation (3/31 - 4/2) and had a few drinks (hey, I was on vacation!) I bought a pack.
Guess what? The cigarette made me SICK to my stomach!!! I haven't smoked since and every time the thought of a cigarette comes to mind that sick feeling/memory clicks on and I don't ever want to smoke again. A co-worker gave me a good tip too: when the craving comes around tell yourself "I don't smoke", it works for me and I suggest you try it.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

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4/10/12 11:50 A

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Hi everyone my names Leslie Im a 25 yr old mother of three children. I have been smoking since I was 12. I want to quit smoking but it has been very hard. I dont smoke around the kids i smoke outside and never inside the house. Im looking for suggestions on how to quit with out spending tons of money and ways to stay calm when I feel stressed.My daughter is Adhd and intermediate exsplosive disorder,odd. Its been very very hard with her situation the past year. Any suggestion would be a great help TY!!

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4/2/12 9:52 P

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Hello everyone!

I have a pretty typical story, I think. I successfully quit smoking about 4 years ago, and stayed away from cigarettes for a year. But I gained more than 35 pounds, and when I started dating a guy who smoked I went back to it. Since then, I've been afraid to quit because I'm already struggling to lose those last 25/20/15 pounds...but I can't wait until I hit my goal weight to get truly healthy, and I'm getting older and wiser enough to know that my health is more than the number on the scale.

So now I'm back to quit for good! My official quit date is April 16. Wish me luck!

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3/30/12 7:29 P

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Hello No More Smoking Team!

My name is Jessie. I joined Spark People last year and automatically had great success with it, getting healthy not losing weight o_0

I joined this team around that time too but never introduced myself because, well, to be honest, I was not ready to quit smoking. I recently quit, cold turkey. I had my last cigarette Sunday (03/25/2012) around 3pm. I went the rest of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday without even wanting a cigarette. Coffee and food were my smoking triggers and every time I'd have a cup of coffee I'd want to go smoke. I'm not going to lie, at day 5 I still want to smoke. I think about it but when I feel like going down to the store and buying a pack of cigarettes, I do 1 min of jumping jacks, I take the dogs out for a walk, I wash the dishes, I sweep the apartment, I separate the clothes for laundry, ANYTHING to get my mind off smoking. So far it's been working.

Well, enough with the rambling. Long story short, I am very glad to be here and that this team is here :)

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3/30/12 1:14 P

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Hello Everyone!
My name is Kristen. I am 24 years old, a mother of a 2 year old and trying to make changes in my life for the better. One of those changes is to quit smoking. I quit during my pregnancy, and then again at the beginning of January this year for 4 weeks! But I gave in again and chose to blame it on the stress of being a full time student.
I am ready to quit smoking again and for good this time! I know I can do it!

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3/23/12 11:01 A

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Hi everyone - My name is Regina. I'm 34 years old from NY, and looking to quit smoking for good! I was successful in a 6 mo. quit 1.5 years ago, but thought I could have "just one" and went right back up to a pack a day.

My husband and I are both now trying to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle for ourselves and our son. We've joined the YMCA for use of their gym, pool and tracjavascript:void(0)k (ours is so incredibly family friendly) and I'm looking to meet my goal of an April 1 Quit Date.

Keep the quit all - will be around :)

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3/22/12 6:17 P

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Hello my name is jamie and ive been smoking for out 10 yrs now, pack to a pack n half a day and im tired of it. im trying to change my life around and this is one thing is haunting me still, any pointers would be great, thanks ya'll.

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3/20/12 12:15 P

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Hi everyone,
My name is Brooke and I have been smoking a pack a day for about 13 years now. My husband and I managed to quit for 2.5 months last year, but then we started again right before our wedding because the stress of the wedding got to us. We've tried to quit on and off since then, only making it a day or two before giving in. Being a smoker in mile high Denver makes it especially hard to breathe, so we're ready to give smoking up for good and breathe easier and healthier.

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3/15/12 5:42 P

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Hi my name is Abbi. I am 34 yrs old. I have been smoking since I was 14 (20 yrs!!!). I have made several attempts to quit but always gave in when the stressers in my life got to me. Tomorrow I will make another attempt and I really want it to be the last time I have to quit! I am armed with the patch, nicotine gum, electronic cigg, my list of why I want to quit and my list of things todo instead of smoking! I really want to live a healthier life and beleive that it begins with quitting smoking. I have trouble breathing when exercising because I smoke... so this is the first step to a healthier me!

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3/15/12 9:13 A

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Hi. I'm 31 and have been trying (not very hard though) to quit smoking for a long, long time. I'd reduced my smoking to 1 or 2 cigarettes before bed most days and chain smoking whenever I was drinking or partying with friends. Yesterday was my first day in a while with zero cigarettes. I feel good, and am planning to make this quit stick. emoticon emoticon

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3/14/12 12:27 P

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i've had a few long-term quits but mostly failed miserably and haven't tried for a long time. i had some expensive dental work which they say will be ruined if i smoke so here i am! i'm using the nicotine lozenge for now. and lots and lots of detox tea emoticon

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3/6/12 2:01 P

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Hello everyone, my name is Katie and I have been smoking since I was 17 (I am 28 now). I have quit cold-turkey twice (once for over a year and once for about six months), but have gone back to smoking both times. I am currently trying to quit and am having good and bad days. A bad day=I cave and have one cig...I haven't had more than one per day since attempting to quit (normally I smoke 1-1.5 packs a day). I have so much more trouble psychologically than I do with nicotine. Anyways, I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir.

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3/4/12 11:38 A

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3/1/12 3:45 P

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Hi I'm Erin. I still smoke, but I'm down to half a pack of lights a day. My doctor told me that until I stop smoking in the house, I probably won't be able to quit. I see her point, but it's COLD outside! So for now I'm cutting back, and hoping to quit completely within the next couple of months.

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2/21/12 1:02 P

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Hi there... I have not quit yet. The date has been set for both my husband and I. March 1st will start my smoke-free life. I have tried to quit unsuccessfully many times in the past (not even making it an entire day) I've tried everything out there to help but I think I just never really wanted to do it. I found any excuse why those aids didn't work for me. My intentions are to quit cold turkey. I want the nicotine out of my system as quickly as possible, partly because I'm fearful that I am sabbotaging my weightloss efforts. I've lost 40 lbs since May and still have another 20 to go. I'm hoping to put on a couple of pounds at most. Any and all advice is welcome.

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2/20/12 12:27 P

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Hello everyone! I am a smoker of 30+ years here. I have tried to quit more times than I care to discuss, but this time I feel it will stick. In 1992 I did quit for 6 months everytime I got a craving while at home I would do some form of exercise, even if it was just a walk and believe me when I was finished with that I did not crave a smoke anymore, when a craving would return I would take a shower or snacked on carrot sticks or grapes and for something to do in the car I would take fruit with me whenever I left the house. The funny thing was one night about four months into my non smoking I was changing my clothes and noticed my husbands frozen look on his face as he stared at me I looked down at my body and all the fat was gone! I was not even trying to lose wight! No wonder I felt so good! Unfortunately, 1992 it was also common for gas stations to sell single ciggaretts and I gave in. I am one of those people that can NEVER have another puff because once I did I was hooked again. Since then I have been trying to quit without exercise and it has not worked so I am going back to what I know works. My point is even if you are in shape stopping a craving with exercise works!



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2/20/12 12:23 P

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Welll done! Four days smoke free is amazing! And you managed to stick to it even with the temptation of going by the smoking areas!!

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Well... I survived the weekend. Today is day 4 smoke free! Wearing 21 mg patch, chewing 4 mg nicotine gum when a bad craving hits and going through a lot of sugar free Certs & Trident gum! Kept busy Saturday and went to Disneyland it was hard going by the smoking areas of the park, but survived it without chewing out or killing my husband, lol. Yesterday I came really close to giving in and buying a pack to have as a back up plan. But then reminded myself just having one will lead to another and so on.

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2/20/12 12:12 P

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Hi, my name is Megan and I have been smoking for around about nine years. I began smoking at a young age, probably due to peer pressure of some sorts. I haven't been a heavy smoker, and have smoked around 10-20 cigarettes a day since I started.

Today is my quit smoking date.

I've had many unsuccessfull attempts in the past. I am trying to go cold turkey without any aids although if I can't cope this way then I have some E-cigs on hand. My support system is useless, I have a partner who is a heavy smoker, and is unwilling to change his habits for anyone. This means he will be smoking in our home.


What has spurred me to quit smoking is that recently I just lost my Uncle, who at 48 years of age had a clot which led to a major stroke. He had been smoking heavily for the majority of his life which probably caused the end of his life at such a young age.


Today I have been doing fairly well, although it hasn't been a smoke free day. I smoked half of a cigarette before getting angry with myself for failing so easily. I then went on to tossing it (and the rest of the pack) in the trash, and then taking my rubbish bag outside to the bins.

I also havent managed to replace smoking with food, although I have drunk a lot of water which has prompted me to spend the majority of my day on the loo. Heh.

Thanks all!!

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2/17/12 1:56 P

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My name is Jennifer. I have smoked for 20 years. I'm 37. Married, 1 19 year old daughter and 19 & 16 year old step daughters. Live and work in Southern California.

I just quit today. Using the patch and nicotine gum. So far doing ok. This is my 3rd real attempt at quitting. My 1st attempt I went 1 year, had a bad weekend bought a pack and kept buying them again. 2nd attempt, did good, used the E-Cig did good, but had a stresses come up in my life and bought another pack. Well... know where that led.

I just found out 2 weeks ago my best friend who is 6 months younger than me and is 37 also, has lung cancer :( Scared me enough to quit. She is having surgery next week to have part of her right lung removed and bronchial tube. She has 2 babies 1 year & 2 year olds :(.

I am not going to use the E-Cig this time because that just encourages the habit. I am hoping my best friends health condition is enough to spend the rest of my life smoke free. I have a good support system and will push through it and be happier and healthier.

Thanks all!

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2/13/12 9:15 P

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Hi, my name is Kate and today is my first day on the site. The last time I had a cigarette was on Saturday. I have smoked more of my life than I have not, and honestly, though I didn't smoke that heavily, I couldn't even totally give it up while I was pregnant in 2010. I smoke very situationally, meaning when I'm around certain people, when I drink at the bar, when I talk on the phone at night when hubby's on night shift, and when I'm really stressed out. But I HAVE to quit. I play sports, have young children, and was even in the ICU on a breathing machine in November due to my Asthma. Now I'm having a Gastric Bypass and they will not do the surgery if I even THINK about touching a cigarette. I don't really have any other support in place for ANY of this stuff.

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2/10/12 10:58 A

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Hi, I'm Amanda! I started smoking (weird that I remember) in August of 2007, 4 months after I quit drinking/drugging. It was the same day the I35W bridge collapsed in Minneapolis. At that time, It was pick up a cigarette or pick up a drink.

Really, it was a way for me to keep a nasty habit. I've been trying to quit since July of this last year, and finally gave it up (hopefully) for good on January 23rd. I'll be celebrating 5 years clean in April. My hope is to be free of ALL mood-changing, mind-altering substances - nicotine and caffeine, as well.

I know that my biggest reason for quitting is because I couldn't walk up a flight of stairs without feeling like my lungs were going to collapse. I knew I couldn't start doing much exercise while I was still smoking, so here I am. Ready and willing! :)

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2/2/12 8:12 P

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Hi, all -

I'm June. I've been smoking since I was 13 (OMG!). I quit back in 2005 when I was pregnant with my youngest, but started back up when she was around a year old. I seriously regret that, because now I have to start over again. I'm doing great with my new active lifestyle and improved diet, so it seemed like a great time to quit smoking, too. My husband and 3 daughters are very supportive and all want me to quit. I'll be using nicotine gum...I used it last time and was successful, although it didn't completely take away the cravings. No way out but through! I've just joined Quit Net...I used it last time, but actually forgot all about it until I saw someone mention it while reading through the posts here. My quit date is Saturday; we'll be going to visit our parents and I won't be able to smoke on the 3-hour car ride or while we're there, so it seems like a great day to get started. I'm sure I'll stay quit this time - I learned my lesson when I started back up before. Plus, it's the year of the the dragon, and since that's my Chinese zodiac sign, it should be a good year to make changes!

It's no less scary to quit when you've already been through it once than it is on your first attempt - Pray for me!

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2/1/12 2:11 P

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I'm Joelle. This is the first time I have been serious about quitting smoking. I'm 20 years old and I have been smoking since I was 18. I would say I would smoke anywhere from a couple cigarettes to a couple packs a day depending on the day. I want to be a healthy person and I know that smoking is terrible for me. I quit a week ago today. I've made it an entire week without a cigarette or a drag or anything. I've been using the patch but I have not been keeping it on very long, I have had no cravings with or without it except the first day or so. I don't want to smoke anymore! emoticon


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1/29/12 12:58 P

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So, I'm qutting (again)

I'm 21 and have been smoking since I was 15. I managed to quit six months by going cold turkey, but if I'm honest it's because I was out of work and didn't have the money to buy smokes. As soon as I started working again, and the stress piled up, I turned back to my old coping mechanism.

At my worst I was managing to cram 10+ into just the working day, not even counting what I was smoking at home. Now I've cut myself down to approximately 3 per day, but I was struggling making the final step to quitting.

Recently my employers ran a "benefits week" to make all employees aware of the schemes available, and on Friday they had nurses come in to do an NHS Stop Smoking presentation, so I thought I'd go along and see what they said.

We each had 121 time with the nurses who took various health readings and talked to us about the best products to help us quit. They prescribed me with the patch and an inhilator.
I haven't got the inhilator in yet as I went to 3 pharmacies and no one had any in stock so I've had to order it, however I am on the patch.

My last cigarette was at 3:30pm on Friday, and with the patch I've had no cravings at all.

Over the 12 week programme with the NHS Nurses they will slowly wean me off the nicotine, as well as having weekly group meetings to see how my friends that work with me are getting along.

At last I've got a big support group and the will power to quit!

The only downside is that my partner has never smoked and isn't supportive at all. He tries, but he just doesn't understand how difficult it is.

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1/29/12 11:04 A

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I have not quit smoking yet but my last date will be my birthday this year, February 25. I am trying to line up my support. I hope this team will give me the advice I need, so I can more easily get through this obstacle.

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1/21/12 11:45 A

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Hi guys! I have not quit smoking yet but my quit day is the day I reach 199lbs. I am at 201 and expect to see 199 on Friday when I do my weekly weigh in. I thought I better get my support teams lined up ahead of time. I have slowed down as I bought a carton on Christmas Day and am working on my last pack now. Oh yeah I have tried Chantix 3 times and each time I got really sick so no go there. Wish me luck!
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1/20/12 9:54 P

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I feel exactly the same, maybe now we can both stay smoke free for good with the team around! emoticon

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YEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

WTG..TONEESREADY!

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Hello Everyone! I am glad there is a team for quitting smoking! Im excited and scared at the same time. It has been so difficult to quit but it's really hard to excersice when you cant breathe! I did it cold turkey once before and I will do it again for good. We can do this!

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1/14/12 12:38 P

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Hello, I just started this team to receive more motivation to quit. I am a member of Quit Now.com and just started a workshop called "Living Well". Both teach you ways to handle different aspects of your life so you will not pick up that cigarette and how to cut back so you can finally put them down. There is no place around here that sells cinnamon toothpicks so I ordered some, now I am sitting here waiting for them. Hopefully they will be here today. I am looking forward to finally put cigarettes down for good.

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1/11/12 1:29 A

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Hello.... well, I just joined this team, and I am really excited that there is a smoke free team! I'm working on day two, and it kind of sucks, I'm not gonna lie, but I know I can do it this time. I have been smoking sense I was 13 or 14... and lets just say I'm certainly older than that now!!!! ;-) Just a 30 something that really wants to lead a healthier lifestyle...

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1/10/12 11:05 A

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Hi, your story sounds similar to mine. I have tried lots of tricks and plans to help me quit, and I always end up smoking again. This time around I am just using plain ol' will power. One thing that has helped is remembering that smoking a cigarette is only going to give me a temporary fix to my cravings. Sure I can smoke when I am having a really bad craving, but is it really going to help me the next time I have a craving? I think overcoming the urge to smoke is my biggest battle, and the only way to overcome that (i feel) is too control my cravings. I hope this helps good luck to you!!

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1/10/12 11:01 A

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Hi, your story sounds similar to mine. I have tried lots of tricks and plans to help me quit, and I always end up smoking again. This time around I am just using plain ol' will power. One thing that has helped is remembering that smoking a ciggarate is only going to give me a temporary fix to my cravings. Sure I can smoke when I am having a really bad craving, but is it really going to help me the next time I have a craving? I think overcomming the urge to smoke is my biggest battle, and the only way to overcome that (i feel) is too control my cravings. I hope this helps good luck to you!!

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1/10/12 10:53 A

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Hi everyone, first off let me say it is so nice to read all the encouraging posts in this forum! I am 27 going on 28 and I have smoked on and off since I was 16. I have quit many times before, but somehow I always get sucked back into it. I really want to stay smoke free this time around!!!! My biggest motivators are my 6 yr old daughter and my asthma problem. (I know... the asthma thing is kind of a no brainer reason why I should quit!) Anyways, I am going on 6 days nicotine free and feelin strong!!!! emoticon

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1/8/12 11:22 A

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Hi my name is Linda and I have quit smoking for four days now. I have been an 35+ smoker. I am using the patch. It is hard but i am doing it one sec at a time.

Linda

In memory of my children Marsha and Bo who is now in Heaven.


My mother who died May 13,2011


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1/6/12 7:21 P

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Hey all. So I started smoking about 2 years ago. I live alone in a studio that is all tile so the smoke smell can easily get aired out and I've taken advantage of that. I know that if I move (and I really want to) that all my stuff (couch, bed, clothes) will stink of smoke in the new place. That freaks me out. Also I recently got sick a couple weeks ago and I have had the worst flemmy cough ever since. I don't know if it's just dragging on or if I already have a smokers cough after 2 years of doing it. Either way, that on top of finally getting my fat butt in gear has gotten me motivated to quit. I don't hang around alot of friends in the town I live in so my biggest stressor is going to be loneliness. When no one is constantly watching you, it's really easy to cheat with a cig or with food. After failing so many times with food and exercise, I'm really scared to be adding smoking into the mix. It's hard to be positive about this.

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1/3/12 8:47 A

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Hello everyone. My name is Ashley and I want to quit smoking. I'd been telling myself for awhile that I was going to but I never did. Last fall I decided to finally take the plunge when I discovered Dr. Oz's Quit Smoking Plan. I discussed it with my doctor and she said it sounded great. She gave me a prescription for Wellbutrin and sent me on my way. I quit for about two weeks and then started again. I again set a date of January 1. It's January 3 and I'm still smoking. Needless to say I'm going to need all of the support I can get.

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1/2/12 11:34 P

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Hi all. I have tried to quit several times but this is my last. Tomorrow is my actual quit date and I am going to use patches this go round. I am hoping that with the support on here and my will power that when my hubby comes home in 2 weeks I can continue to say no to cigarettes.

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1/2/12 10:41 A

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ive started thinking that i need to quit smoking but it has been hard for me. some days i have the urge others i dont.

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