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Old 03-10-2019, 05:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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One month, one week, three days, 8 hours, 50 minutes and 9 seconds. 496 cigarettes not smoked, saving $186.16. Life saved: 1 day, 17 hours, 20 minutes.
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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500 cancer sticks not smoked!

One month, one week, three days, 17 hours, 17 minutes and 57 seconds. 500 cigarettes not smoked, saving $187.74. Life saved: 1 day, 17 hours, 40 minutes.
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Old 03-10-2019, 02:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Right on, I still haven't quit smoking cigs yet but I have quit everything else. I do not know if I am ready for that yet. What has helped you quit cigs?
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Right on, I still haven't quit smoking cigs yet but I have quit everything else. I do not know if I am ready for that yet. What has helped you quit cigs?
Thanks Robert....having difficult moments today....being at six weeks and 1 day.

Listening and watching videos at www.whyquit.com has helped. Today was this one which I'm listening to right now...https://whyquit.com/joels-videos/lif...thout-smoking/
Daily support here at SR posting in threads I create in nicotine abstinence forum....also posting in a 24 hour thread I don['t care if it's weird or whatever but for now I find it helpful to have soberrecovery.com open all the time and read/thank/post often.

I am using Chantix which helped tremendously in the beginning and I'm sure now...but along with that is eating right, plenty of fluids, sleep and nap often, tell anyone and everyone I meet that I quit.

There are tons of people out there who have quit for long times and like to talk ab out it. Many people don't have the advantage of therapy or 12step groups.

If I smoke will I feel better than what I am feeling now. First off why do I want to change the way I'm feeling? I may get instant gratification, but experience shows I will experience the same feelings I had and feel worse about smoking.

Keep in touch....post often...pm whenever you want....you just helped me!!!! Gregory
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One month, one week, five days, 11 hours, 21 minutes and 35 seconds. 521 cigarettes not smoked, saving $195.63. Life saved: 1 day, 19 hours, 25 minutes.
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One month, one week, six days, 8 hours, 34 minutes and 12 seconds. 532 cigarettes not smoked, saving $199.61. Life saved: 1 day, 20 hours, 20 minutes.
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One month, two weeks, 6 hours, 13 minutes and 16 seconds. 543 cigarettes not smoked, saving $203.67. Life saved: 1 day, 21 hours, 15 minutes.

today has already been tough....woke up several times with urges....have had to rationally talk this out and make abstinent decisions.

I feel physically overpowered and mentally overwhelmed by the way my "address is a mess" and I'm not able to fix my cat's problems.
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Mastering it requires acceptance of three fundamental principles:

That dependency upon using nicotine is a true chemical addiction, captivating the same brain dopamine wanting relief pathways as alcoholism, cocaine or heroin addiction;

That once established we cannot cure or kill an addiction but only arrest it;

and

that once arrested, regardless of how long we have remained nicotine-free, that just one hit of nicotine creates an extremely high probability of full relapse.
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One month, two weeks, one day, 12 hours, 34 minutes and 53 seconds. 558 cigarettes not smoked, saving $209.36. Life saved: 1 day, 22 hours, 30 minutes.
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One month, two weeks, two days, 9 hours, 33 minutes and 15 seconds. 521 cigarettes not smoked, saving $195.52. Life saved: 1 day, 19 hours, 25 minutes.

Doing well had a cig wagged in my face first thing this morning...staying a good distance from the guy this is too important
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One month, two weeks, three days, 13 hours, 54 minutes and 0 seconds. 534 cigarettes not smoked, saving $200.39. Life saved: 1 day, 20 hours, 30 minutes.
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