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11/11/11 6:41 P

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I'm wishing you good luck and perseverance in quitting. I really enjoyed smoking and thought it was the only way I could relax. Now I haven't had even one puff for more than two and a half years. I still think the cigarettes smell good but have convinced myself they wouldn't taste so good, remembering how they tasted when I first had to be part of "the group".

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11/11/11 9:22 A

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YES you can quit !!! Please purchase a book called "The Easy Way To Quit Smoking" by Allen Carr. I promise this will change the way you see smoking and your health. This book is not medical statistics or scare tactics ~ it is WONDERFUL !!! The man who wrote it smoked 3 packs a day for 40 years and he quit.

You can do this and I pray that very soon you will feel better and be free from this monster.


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11/11/11 5:01 A

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Yup. You're alright here. Sorry to hear of the brick walls you've slammed into on your way to this site, but now that you're here, you can really focus on the permanent changes you want in your life with some folks who are with you on the journey. We'll cheer you when you succeed, pick you up and push you along when you stumble, or kick your butt if you need aggressive motivation. All you have to do is show up and keep writing about your progress. You'll see.


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11/11/11 1:38 A

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I have been told I have COPD. Surprise, after 40 years of smoking and bronchitis which landed me in the hospital for 5 days. I truly enjoy smoking and I have turned to an e-cig to help, but if turmoil hits, I'm back on the smokes. While I was in the hospital, I think I have come to the conclusion of why I won't quit other than enjoying it but, when I was caught smoking in my room by my mother, she told me she'll make me quit -- she made me smoke a whole pack of cigarettes + she went an grab my grandfather cigar to top it off, all in one sitting. I guess I showed her but lost the battle with this lung disease. I have to quit, hit hard on my e-cigs and it has helped (sometimes) I'm not back to smoking an actual cigarette but I have fallen a few times since I've been released from the hospital and I really don't want to go through that again. Can I say I've quit with the e-cigs, enjoy them and (praying) not to have a regular cigarette? Can I truly give up smoking? Can this defiance run deeper that what I think? I know, hounding me will only make me light up (my family has learned that). Am I alright here?

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