Focus on Quitting for Just One Hour

JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

January 4th, 2007, 10:56 am #41

one breath, one thought, one situation, one task, one trigger, one urge, one minute, one just say "Nope I don't do that anymore" at a time.

Victory is yours the moment that you know with every fiber of your being that you'll never take another puff of nicotine. There is no such thing as just "one puff." If you decided to bum your relapse cigarette, don't ask for just one. Instead, ask for the entire pack, because you're going to need them, and thousands more! Remember, be Patient and no nicotine for just one hour at a time!


John
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JoeJFree Gold
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December 31st, 2007, 11:35 am #42

Don't worry about quitting for tomorrow or next week or forever.
Don't agonize over past unsuccessful quits when the Law of Addiction had not been made clear and applied to nicotine addiction.
Focus on the 'Present' Journey of re-adjustment to "you", for it is only in this current moment that we are actually free. We'll always stay that way if we maintain our promise to ourselves to NotTakeAnotherPuff!
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Joined: January 16th, 2003, 8:00 am

January 10th, 2008, 10:27 am #43

From above:
We smokers are impatient people. We want results now! But it isn't our fault. Our minds have been conditioned by our addiction to expect immediate relief from the anxiety of early withdrawal, which always arrives within 8 seconds of sucking new nicotine into our lungs. Within 20 to 30 minutes our blood nicotine level will again fall to the point that minor discomfort arrives, and again we obtain almost immediate relief as new nicotine laden smoke is sucked into crying lungs. A pack a day smoker repeats this cycle of obtaining immediate relief about 7,300 times a year. Yes, smokers are impatient when it comes to bringing an abrupt halt to the symptoms of withdrawal but we've got reason to be impatient. Our addiction has bred a powerful habit and recovery doesn't happen overnight.
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starbirder.ffn
starbirder.ffn

April 5th, 2008, 12:11 am #44

Be patient with your healing!
Your priceless gift to you is still doing its work.
Ahead are comfort, peace and calmness.
Be strong and remember why Freedom exists!
We're here for you! John'01
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The Law of Addiction
The law of addiction simply states: "Administration of a drug to an addict will cause reestablishment of the dependence on the addictive substance."
The day that you tossed your "last" cigarette away, you were placed "on probation" for the rest of your life. While it may seem harsh and unfair, to many, smoking is a crime punishable by death. There are no loopholes in the law of addiction. Don't try to cheat the system just - NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF! Joel
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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

September 7th, 2008, 11:39 am #45

one breath, one thought, one situation, one task, one trigger, one urge, one minute, one just say "Nope I don't do that anymore" at a time.

Victory is yours the moment that you know with every fiber of your being that you'll never take another puff of nicotine. There is no such thing as just "one puff." If you decided to bum your relapse cigarette, don't ask for just one. Instead, ask for the entire pack, because you're going to need them, and thousands more! Remember, be Patient and no nicotine for just one hour at a time!


John
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