Did you ever feel like this?

Did you ever feel like this?

Joel
Joel

June 24th, 2001, 9:40 pm #1

Cut the strings and stay free
Never Take Another Puff!
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marty (gold)
marty (gold)

June 25th, 2001, 6:06 pm #2

Nice picture Joel

And yes, that's exactly how I used to feel. I knew even while I was smoking that I was being manipulated by nicotine, and that my life was not under my own control.

But I didn't realise how much until after I quit.
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Deb
Deb

June 26th, 2001, 9:52 am #3

Wow!
Talk about a puppet. That's exactly how I felt prior tomy quit. It was to the point that I enjoyed smoking. I didn't want to quit. But I knew I had to cut the strings. They were destroying my life and I knew it. Every Doctor's visit, did you quit yet? You'll feel better if you do. I attempted a couple of times on my own but it never lasted very long. But when I found this board and seen that there were others who could relate and willing to encourage each other I decided to take a risk to quit again and put my fears of failure away. I'm so glad I did. The support has ben wonderful. I found myself getting strong every day. And the desirer to not want to stop changed. I felt so much better not smoking that I didn't want to return to that old nasty, smelly habit, and the cost kept me poor. It was difficult to go without a killerette the first couple of days. But when I finally decided that I no longer wanted them the strings were cut. Instead of being a whimp I took on the characterists of a warrior. I would fight no matter what. Even helped fight for others. Nicotine is defeated.

Deb
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JACKIE
JACKIE

June 27th, 2001, 1:17 am #4

What a great pic Joel!
Yes I did feel like that at one time but NO LONGER
Five months, three weeks, four days, 11 hours, 1 minute and 14 seconds. 2646 cigarettes not smoked, saving $463.10. Life saved: 1 week, 2 days, 4 hours, 30 minutes.
Love & thanks for all the support you and everyone has given me!!

Jackie
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Joel
Joel

August 22nd, 2001, 6:06 pm #5

For Jackie:

You will see you responded to this thread back on June 23. That is the last day you posted with us prior to yesterday. I am not sure if you have spent much time lurking here in the interim or not. I hope so for it can often avert the reaction that you were experiencing of losing your reasons and thus your resolve of why you quit. This one seemed fitting to bring up and point out as one of your stated reasons for likely quitting--you were tired of being a puppet to nicotine. Continue to ask yourself whether or not you want to go back to a life totally under nicotine's control again. If you remember cigarettes accurately and in their entirety the odds are your desire will always be to never take another puff!

Joel
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Joel
Joel

September 30th, 2002, 8:01 pm #6

I was looking for this one yesterday.
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Joel
Joel

October 16th, 2003, 6:51 pm #7

For Tulip
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Joanne Gold
Joanne Gold

August 27th, 2004, 10:10 am #8

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auntvaleria
auntvaleria

March 16th, 2006, 11:58 am #9

aunt valeria
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March 9th, 2007, 8:55 am #10

No nicotine today, one day at a time. It gets better and better and better and better!!
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Shepink
Shepink

October 28th, 2013, 4:26 pm #11

Why, yes!  But now I'm taking control of my life, as it was always intended.  The tobacco industry has enslaved us and I hope many more will educate themselves on nicotine's destructive hold and kill the industry.  Cigarettes weren't good enough....no they've gotten into bed with the pharmaceuticals so those who try to regain control don't. 

I'm average.  I've tried to quit at least every 2.5 years with the aid of NRT, without success for the past 10 years.  Now I'm doing it with the sword of knowledge and cutting those strings.

Thanks Joel!
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