"I think I have decided to go back to smoking"

Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:33

10 May 2004, 04:31 #21

Image I love this one Joel
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02 Sep 2004, 23:40 #22

ImageLove it Joel. You always know just what to say. This is definitely a keeper.
I have been quit for 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 hours and 40 minutes (29 days). I have saved $116.79 by not smoking 591 cigarettes. My Quit Date: 8/3/2004
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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

18 Sep 2004, 01:42 #23

I saw where a member wrote the following comment:

"Following the incident--I actually considered throwing in the towel & running down to 7-11 for 20 death sticks." That statement clearly indicated that the person was clearly thinking about relapsing. That statement read as a conscious thought to smoke. I think this string is perfect for any person who is playing any such mind games with himself or herself. I am going to pop up a few other strings which deals with any one who is thinking that under the right or wrong conditions that he or she may consider throwing away his or her quit, along with his or her health and his or her life. The only way to keep your quit and its benefits intact is to stay totally committed under all circumstances to never take another puff!


Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 19:40

23 Dec 2004, 23:01 #24

This is a great one..thank you! And even though dying from cigarettes tends sometimes to be what people think will happen to someone else not them (afterall, "I" can be the exception to the statistics" so the junkie thinks) the money is in and of itself a wonderful, real-time, tangible, right now, benefit to fight off the real-time, right now, crave. In just a little over a week, I have saved about $68.00! That is a lot of money in 9 days.....I take a weekly "allowance" in cash that used to be for lunches and cigarettes. Last night, I was straightening out my wallet and "found" all this money! Whoo Hoo......

Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

20 Jan 2005, 11:08 #25

Thanks for pulling up this thread. *If* I were on the verge of relapse (and thank the gods that I'm not!), this would be enough to bring me back from the edge.

Free and Healing for Sixteen Days, 15 Hours and 59 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 1 Day and 17 Hours, by avoiding the use of 500 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $125.08.

Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 19:08

20 Feb 2005, 17:02 #26

Thank you so much, Joel. !
I've been feeling depressed today, thank God the thought of having a cigarette didn't cross my mine because if it did, I would of gone to 7-11 and gotten some. I'm glad I read your post now, because if this 'down mood' continued tomorrow, I definitely would have smoked.
The reason of my depression is that on Tuesday I'm going to see the Doctor and find out if my IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) has gotten worst or remain the same, there is no cure for it and no, is not caused by smoking, but it sure didn't help when I didn't know that I had it and was smoking. I found out 6 months ago, and this is the first time the Doctor can make a comparison with a previous CT and all the other tests I went through.
We'll see what happens...
I have been quit for 43 days. Saved $355.04 by not smoking 1,972 cigarettes.
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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

21 Apr 2005, 15:09 #27


Thanks so much...this letter is really what I needed to read tonight.

...And thank you, Tobi, for linking to it from my journal...

I'm printing 2 copies right now. One for the refidgerator, and one for my wallet.

Nicotine free for 2 months, 11 days, 27 minutes and 55 seconds (72 days) = 1728 smokes

Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:01

16 Mar 2006, 11:50 #28

Great post! It hits the nail right on the head! Image
aunt valeria I have been quit for 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 2 hours, 20 minutes and 25 seconds (20 days). I have saved $55.26 by not smoking 401 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Day, 9 hours and 25 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 2/23/2006 7:30 PM
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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

12 May 2006, 01:07 #29

Wow!!! I've been having trouble in the evenings. I feel like something is missing and I want to smoke. Reading this letter REALLY put things in prespective!!!!


I have been quit for 1 Week, 3 Days, 10 hours, 7 minutes and 38 seconds (10 days). I have saved $52.10 by not smoking 260 cigarettes. I have saved 21 hours and 40 minutes of my life.

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06 Jul 2006, 09:27 #30

Well I may have, but I've just changed my mind. I am not a nicotine junkie any longer, and nothing is going to get in the way. I may not have got in all right, but smoking ain't gonna change that. This has been too hard, and still is, to give up now.