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

OBob Gold
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14 May 2002, 11:23 #11

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Joanne Gold
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21 May 2002, 01:57 #12

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Slycat
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21 May 2002, 02:39 #13

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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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Roger (Gold)
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26 May 2002, 12:30 #14

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Joel
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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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Rickgoldx5
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

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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DubiouslyDos
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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.... Image 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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Joel
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21 Jun 2002, 03:40 #18

Image For Colleen: I thought you would appreciate this one.
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misha (Gold )
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21 Jun 2002, 14:52 #19

Image 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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Joel
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28 Jun 2002, 18:31 #20

Image Marty requested this one
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