Freedom's History, Policy & Staff

Welcome to Freedom, a support group dedicated to educated cold turkey nicotine dependency recovery. Prior to applying to join, it is critical that you read: (1) The Law of Addiction (2) Our Mission Statement (3) Relapse Policy and (4) Rules.
Joined: December 19th, 2008, 12:00 am

July 21st, 2002, 1:55 pm #51

This is an excellent thread guys, one I have never actually seen.

Sue

I have chosen not to smoke for 2 Months 14 Hours 49 Minutes 43 Seconds. Cigarettes not smoked: 1848. Money saved: A$554.56.
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:59 pm

July 21st, 2002, 2:11 pm #52

I don't write very often nor comment on other posts but I have to congratulate you (plural) on your vision, tenacity, and of course the results we read every day in Freedom.

Your system works as I have chosen to not smoke 3M, 1W, and 17Hours.

THANKS TO FREEDOM!!!!!!

ps Very interesting post.
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Joined: January 7th, 2009, 6:59 pm

July 22nd, 2002, 1:15 am #53

I think Kughes read my mind with that Thank you.

I am also grateful for all the volunteers here at FREEDOM. My quit has and will continue to suceed thanks to them. I have learned so very much on this site, but the most important thing is to NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF! You volunteers deserve many kudos, hugs, kisses, pats on the back, high fives, big hooplas, ect.
Pugsley 2 Months, 1 Day and 13 Hours
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Joined: January 7th, 2009, 7:42 pm

January 14th, 2003, 7:30 am #54

Thank you to all of you. You have probably helped more than you'll ever know! - Sandy
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:57 pm

January 17th, 2003, 6:31 pm #55

The question was asked today about how long Freedom has been in existence. This post gives a detailed history of Freedom's beginnings and growth over the past three and a quarter years.
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Joined: January 7th, 2009, 7:25 pm

January 17th, 2003, 9:10 pm #56

Thankyou John (Zep), Joel, Joanne,Linda, Randy, Joy and Kathy Christine. There is no doubt in my mind that the work you do is saving lives and making them more peaceful, productive and happy. Also, I now have a clearer understanding of the NRT issue and am better armed with the information I need to explain the importance of cold turkey quitting to others. You all take care now. -Chad B.
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Joined: December 19th, 2008, 12:08 am

May 15th, 2003, 4:07 am #57

Thank you (never seems to say enough)

I am so grateful that you (John, Joanne, Joel) found the strength, knowledge, desire, and Passion to start up and continue in this venture.

Thanks again, and Best Wishes to you all!

SandyBob
11 months
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:59 pm

May 15th, 2003, 6:49 am #58

Thanks for bringing this up and thankyou all at freedom.
Rickdabler 2 months 5 days 19hrs 45mins happily nicotine free.
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Joined: December 19th, 2008, 12:00 am

May 15th, 2003, 8:41 am #59

Thanks to all the dedicated managers of Freedom. I find myself at a loss for words as I try to express what your site has brought to my life. Not only have you taught me how to handle smoking cessation, but you have taught me self control. You have helped me find an inner strength that I haven't called on in a long time. Just thank you from the bottom of my heart.
sue
One month, two weeks, two days, 2 hours, 47 minutes and 52 seconds. 1884 cigarettes not smoked, saving $272.09. Life saved: 6 days, 13 hours, 0 minutes.
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:58 pm

July 15th, 2003, 3:21 pm #60

Happy Anniversary Freedom!

Bob
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:58 pm

July 17th, 2003, 11:36 pm #61

Thank you. That's all I can say.

Paula - Free and Healing for Sixteen Days.
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November 29th, 2003, 5:17 am #62

For Eddie and our other newbies who'd like to know a little bit more about Freedom's history.

Melissa
30 months
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Joined: December 19th, 2008, 12:02 am

January 3rd, 2004, 4:28 am #63

First time I've seen this thread, and I thought it would be helpful to kick it up to the top for all our New Year's Newbies! Allso, I think it would be a neat idea for each of us, if we, after having read this very important thread, simply say:

Thank you FREEDOM! You saved my life.

Lotus- 465 Days FREE!
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Joined: December 19th, 2008, 12:02 am

January 3rd, 2004, 4:57 am #64

Alright...I'm back here again, but this time I went back and read all the responses to this thread as well as the original post. It is truly amazing to take a peek "back in the day" to when our fearless managers were nurturing their very own fledgling quits. I must say, it is quite inspiring to see John and Joanne and Linda as "newbies", and to know in my heart of hearts that it only gets bettter from here. Again:
Thank you. You saved my life.
Mary Kate- 465 fabulous days of FREEDOM!
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Joined: December 19th, 2008, 12:33 am

February 20th, 2004, 10:30 pm #65

Hi Freedom Freinds,

Take some time to read this great post.

Thank you John, Joanne, Joel and last but not least J-linda!

Do we need an update about any thing Guys?

Laurie
One month, two weeks, five days, 7 hours, 43 minutes and 44 seconds. 1509 cigarettes not smoked, saving $207.58. Life saved: 5 days, 5 hours, 45 minutes.
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:58 pm

February 20th, 2004, 10:40 pm #66

For those who do not know how, go to the bottom of this post and click on "first".
You will be amazed at the history behind this wonderful site.
Always enjoy reading
Rick
One year, nine months, two weeks, two days, 1 hour, 24 minutes and 56 seconds. 52564 cigarettes not smoked, saving $13,115.72. Life saved: 26 weeks, 12 hours, 20 minutes.
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Joined: January 7th, 2009, 7:22 pm

February 20th, 2004, 10:55 pm #67

Thank you for bumping this thread up as I don't know that I've ever read it. And now that I have dried my eyes (yes, everything still makes me tear up - happy OR sad ) I want to throw out another big THANK YOU to the staff here who care enough to keep us in line, keep this forum focused, and give us all the information we need to stay motivated to NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

Lynn, Free and healing for 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Days, 8 hours and 55 minutes (41 days)
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Joined: January 9th, 2009, 12:25 am

June 5th, 2004, 5:44 am #68

Wow, what you all have done to put this site together. Thank you. It is without a doubt the most informative I've ever seen. I couldn't have gotten this far without it.

Angela
One week, three days, 23 hours, 45 minutes and 7 seconds. 219 cigarettes not smoked, saving $57.70. Life saved: 18 hours, 15 minutes.
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Joined: December 19th, 2008, 12:01 am

June 5th, 2004, 7:53 am #69

Thank you John and the entire FREEDOM Staff....AFTER 46 YEARS PROUD TO BE NICOTINE FREE FOR...Three years, nine months, two weeks, five days, 2 hours, 26 minutes and 36 seconds. 34702 cigarettes not smoked, saving $7,374.29. Life saved: 17 weeks, 1 day, 11 hours, 50 minutes. Enough said...Ed
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:58 pm

June 5th, 2004, 8:48 am #70

Thank you Freedom Staff and Members! You saved my life!
ahnaka
One month, three weeks, three days, 21 hours, 17 minutes and 46 seconds. 823 cigarettes not smoked, saving $216.12. Life saved: 2 days, 20 hours, 35 minutes.
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Joined: December 19th, 2008, 1:33 am

June 5th, 2004, 9:09 am #71

Thank you! This is a wonderful site and has helped me so much. I was wondering if Joel was ever a smoker?? Thanks again,

Jen
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Joined: December 18th, 2008, 11:57 pm

June 5th, 2004, 9:46 am #72

My "smoking history" with photos and everything is covered in the string Caution about changing your profiles
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Joined: December 19th, 2008, 1:33 am

June 5th, 2004, 10:48 am #73

Wow! Thank you for the information and more so, thank you for all of the education that you have provided to us all. This site has helped me more than I can say... I hope I didn't sound critical- I was honestly just curious! :)

Jen
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Joined: January 9th, 2009, 12:22 am

August 11th, 2004, 11:43 pm #74

thank you john....i am glad you "bumped" this up. awesome reading.

old jack
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September 6th, 2004, 7:22 pm #75

Wow!

I hadn't seen this before! This is awesome!

This is a MUST READ!

Check it out if you haven't yet, and make sure to hit First to see the initial posts following John's.

Pictures too!



Sandy - Free and Healing for Six Months, Eight Days, 5 Hours and 19 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 7 Days and 23 Hours, by avoiding the use of 2295 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $925.12.
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