I don't know if I have another quit in me.

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14 May 2002, 11:23 #11

For JennyG.
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21 May 2002, 01:57 #12

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21 May 2002, 02:39 #13


Hi Joel,
I don't know if I would ever have another quit in me. It took me so long to quit to begin with. I never really tried to quit before this time to be honest. I said I was going to quit and maybe tried for a couple of hours but I didn't really quit at all. This is my first true quit. For as long as I said I would do it (which was years) and I never did, I don't know if I would ever be able to do it again. Then, when I think about the horrible side effects that I encountered, I don't know if I could allow myself to go through that again either. I think once you get yourself to quit finally, you should just stay there.
Well I guess it's easier said than done, but if you are strong, you can do it.

I hope that I never light up again. I know people that quit for 10 years and went back to smoking. Now, I figure by 10 years you would be done with it. I hope one day that I can look back and say how nasty it is and how it smells and think I was crazy for smoking to begin with...
But for now, I will never take another puff...

Judy
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26 May 2002, 12:30 #14

Some Food For Thought This Weekend
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06 Jun 2002, 20:04 #15

I have a rather large clinic going this week and have not had a lot of time to cover the board. On the first night when I asked who in the group had past quits that had lasted a year or longer, probably about 20 people had raised their hands. When I started asking what were the lengths of time, we found four people who had quits lasting longer than 10 years. One was a thirteen year quit and one was a 20 year quit--all lost to taking a puff one day. I am not sure what is up with these two women, they were not at last nights meeting. This generally is not a good sign. It is imperative that every ex-smoker remembers to keep a quit going--for no matter how long a person quits for proving that he or she has the ability to quit and stay quit for appreciable period of times, there is no guarantee that if a person loses his or her quit that he or she will ever have the strength or ability to pull it off again. Stay focused on the fact that the only way to guarantee your ability to stay smoke free for a lifetime is always remembering to never take another puff!

Joel
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07 Jun 2002, 01:17 #16

Hi everyone,
What Joel has posted here is so important that A.A has been using this for years!
So think of it this way, if a drunk can never take another drink what makes you think
a smoker can take puff??


Rick
I have chosen not to smoke for 1 Month 2 Days 6 Hours 44 Minutes 17 Seconds. Cigarettes not smoked: 2096. Money saved: $313.45.
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07 Jun 2002, 21:19 #17

Okay!!! That was a great article!!! Instead of focusing my attention on where, how, or why it all got started....take that energy and power up my quit....I never thought about developing a hatred for smoking...against my basic nature to think badly about much of anything....but ya know.....I'm gonna do it....channel all this stuff I'm feeling into a fuel tank to power my quit and keep me moving.... Got my food for the day...and liked it so well I copied it and sent in on to two in my family who are dealing with this too...

Dos
Peddling as fast as I can to keep the quit goin....Philip Morris quit making money on me...
1 Week, 2 days, 10 hours
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21 Jun 2002, 03:40 #18

For Colleen: I thought you would appreciate this one.
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21 Jun 2002, 14:52 #19

To be honest, I don't think that I do have another quit in me. This one was a long time coming. The pain of it is too fresh, and I plan on keeping it that way. The memory of coughing fits, the chest pains, the smell of it, the taste of it, I just cannot put myself through that again.
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28 Jun 2002, 18:31 #20

Marty requested this one
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30 Jun 2002, 07:29 #21

I stop smoking 10 years ago, then 7 years ago took another puff. It took me 8 years, to reach my modest 2 w5d21h.Hope will never take another puff. Its so hard to get a quit.

Juan
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28 Jul 2002, 08:51 #22

You Can If You Beleive You Can
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12 Aug 2002, 08:58 #23

I have nothing left to prove!
I know that nicotine is stronger than I am.
I thank God that it can't think!
The next few minutes are doable!
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30 Oct 2002, 08:23 #24

Joel,
That is exactly what I have said to myself, and because of that fear, I believe it is what has gotten me to this determination to stay quit, I want to experience life as a non-smoker , yup fear has gotten me this far,,,is that wrong?
Thank you for all of the education you are providing , it is what I read every day and always find that it fits so perfectly, and then I apply it to the next day

Pelican

2 weeks 5 days 22 hours
one day at a time
never take another puff
smellin' sweet
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30 Oct 2002, 23:59 #25

Rick
Five months, three weeks, five days, 3 hours, 59 minutes and 36 seconds. 14691 cigarettes not smoked, saving $2,196.40. Life saved: 7 weeks, 2 days, 15 minutes.
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05 Mar 2003, 05:02 #26

I may be lurking a lot these days but this one post is so important that I'll say it once more.
If a drunk can never have another drink, what makes you think a smoker can have just one more smoke?
None of us can risk that!

Rick
Ten months, 9 hours, 47 minutes and 48 seconds. 24352 cigarettes not smoked, saving $3,641.21. Life saved: 12 weeks, 13 hours, 20 minutes.
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05 Mar 2003, 11:26 #27

I can't believe I'm coming in on Jack Rabbit's heels today...I guess I'm taking a refresher course...to push on to the last 12 weeks. It seems that I'm having stray random thoughts these last few days...but I'm not acting on them. Guess it's time to reinforce my quit. This thread is a fact for me....I have never been successful at quitting before I found Freedom and these boards. Smoking is not an option.
Not at this juncture...just wouldn't be prudent (giggle).

Never Take Another Puff
Thanks for the reality check Jack Rabbit
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17 May 2003, 12:29 #28

Never Take Another Puff & you will never have to wonder if you have another quit in you.
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17 Aug 2003, 00:59 #29

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28 Sep 2003, 04:34 #30

Struggling with thoughts of the Perfect Puff..............??????
Add the following question to the equation.
Do You Have Another Quit Within You?
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28 Sep 2003, 10:40 #31

I sure don't know if I have another quit in me

I just know how to stay off nicotine:

Never take another puff!

Vito
3W 5D 22H 28Mns
Saved to date: $80.20
Cigs not smoked: 668
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08 Jan 2004, 21:03 #32

Why would next time be any different?
Will you be less addicted next time?
Will you be healthier then?
Is there any guarantee that you'll ever come this far again?
The next few minutes are all that matter and each is doable!
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07 Feb 2004, 23:54 #33

I don't know if I have another quit in me. Doesn't matter! I certainly don't want to find out!
I'm not sure how many times I have quit over these 38..39 years. Way too many times to remember them all. Some only lasted an hour or two. Some lasted a day. Some lasted a couple of days. Some lasted a week. Some lasted a couple of weeks.
A few lasted a month or two. The longest quit I ever had was 11 months. That was about 14 or 15 years ago. I remember saying that if I ever put a cigarette in my mouth again it would be INSANITY! That one was a good quit. I didn't gain weight, I became a health food nut and walked a lot! I wish that I could have had access to Joel's Library and Freedoms Board! Things might have been different. I would have known better. I would have really understood that that one little Puff is really thousands and thousands more! If I enjoyed smoking so much why was I always trying to quit!
The quit before this one lasted long enough for me to gain 35 pounds before I threw in the towel.That quit was never a very solid quit. I also remember saying after I relapsed that I was never going to quit again. It was just too hard and I just did not have what it takes to go through that again. Do I have another quit. I don't know!
This is my True Quit! This one is different. This quit was just as hard as the others. I went through all the withdrawal agony. But this time I understood what was happening. This time I had tons of things to read about this addiction and nicotine. This time I had hundreds of post to read from people going through the same pain and frustrations I was going through. This time I was reading posts about tragic things that were happening to people and they did not resort back to their drug to get them through it. This time there were people who had quit smoking that understood what I was going through and said that it had been that way for them too but they stayed quit. I know a lot of people who have quit smoking and most of them are kind of ho hum about it. When asked they just say they just stopped no big deal! I just always thought something was wrong with my willpower! I wonder now if they have just forgotten. I always thought my withdrawal was harder than others until I read the posts here. I am not alone. I always thought I would never be "normal" even in that 11 month quit I would get these craves caused by triggers. I just did not know what was happening ... I thought I would have them for the rest of my life. I thought I was different! I now know that things will get better because all of the golden oldies tell me it will. I choose to believe them. It is already getting much better for me!
This quit is my last quit because all I have to do is Never Take Another Puff! It's that simple.Today I can choose the path toward a healthy life or I can choose the path toward a painful death. My choice is Life!
Laurie
One month, six days, 9 hours, 6 minutes and 53 seconds. 1121 cigarettes not smoked, saving $154.19. Life saved: 3 days, 21 hours, 25 minutes.
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27 Feb 2004, 00:36 #34

Nurture your quit. It is a great gift to you! Parker
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27 Feb 2004, 01:23 #35

Do I have another quit in me?
I have no real reason to find out.
Rick
One year, nine months, three weeks, one day, 4 hours, 7 minutes and 56 seconds. 53053 cigarettes not smoked, saving $13,237.74. Life saved: 26 weeks, 2 days, 5 hours, 5 minutes.
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