I want one...

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24 Mar 2003, 22:55 #11

I had a vivid dream last night that I had one unlit in my hand but not holding it like a smoker but with both hands finger and thumb at each end, I was asking myself would I want this one.I didn't have the desire and the first thing that came to mind was a metallic zinc sort of taste and that lead to the thought of thousands of chemicals and there was no desire and I woke up feeling I had been on the outside looking in and happy to be nicotine free.

Rickdabler 2 weeks 10hrs 55mins nicotine free.
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25 Mar 2003, 02:12 #12

Thanks Joel,
I really needed to see this thread today, having kind of a hard time today. Dealing with some stress for the first time since quitting and having to remind myself that cigarettes will add to the stress, not take it away. Seeing a handful of smokes is an eye opener, there is just no such thing as "1" smoke, or drag.....

Christine 9 days 13 hours.....
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04 May 2003, 11:27 #13

The fantasy
The reality
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22 May 2003, 07:34 #14

The One Puff Files
Fixating on a cigarette
Just one little puff?
"Maybe I am different?"
Have you noticed some of these "lost" long-term quits?
The Lucky One's Get Hooked! "I think I have decided to go back to smoking"
I Know I Will Quit Again
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15 Aug 2003, 02:49 #15

".....They were making you sick and tired enough of them that you voluntarily put yourself into withdrawal to break free from them. You did it. Now just keep them in perspective. If you used to smoke 20 a day, say to yourself when the urge hits that "I want 20 a day, every day, for the rest of my life, till it cripples, then kills me." As soon as you hear yourself say it in that perspective you will likely find yourself next saying, "What am I thinking? I don't want to smoke that way." That will be the end of that particular discussion......"
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02 Jan 2004, 12:08 #16

For anyone feeling like they miss "it." Cigarettes were not an "it," they were a "them." If you remember them all the way they were you will realize that your desire is still to never take another puff! Joel
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06 Jan 2004, 17:22 #17

The Fantasy
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10 Feb 2004, 20:49 #18

This one is great.. I was talking to someone just yesterday about the only time I think I would "just like one" is in a busy social setting. They said maybe someday I would get to the point that I could do that. My reply..NO if I smoke even one puff I will go right back to where I was. Thanks for this post it proved to me that I have learned something.
1 month 3 days 12 hours 15 min
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30 Mar 2004, 00:22 #19

Thank you.

Butterflies 2 months and a bit
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11 May 2004, 19:24 #20


"I want 20 a day, every day, for the rest of my life, till it cripples, then kills me."

Thank you Joel,
It sure does extinguish thoughts of just 1. I hope this always repeats itself to me everytime I think that way.
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26 Jun 2004, 01:42 #21

"I want 20 a day, every day, for the rest of my life, till it cripples, then kills me."
UGH! The reality, the truth in that statement, could literally make me sick. I've been here for a a little over 8 months, and once ina great while, I think I want the 'smokers lifestyle' again, whatever that was...the sickness of it....and I remember WHY I quit in the first place.
Then I come back here to read what my quit brothers & sisters have said regarding my addict thinking, because I know when I come in here I read & educate myself on my addict thoughts. I am NOT the only one having these feelings. I am NOT nuts, I am an addict and I just have to remember to NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF! One Day at A Time.
I am a NON-SMOKER! & and that, I can truely be Happy about, every aspect of knowing that about myself, makes me happy. The funny thing about trying to miss a cig is I don't feel an ounce of happiness in that....
Thank you whyquit.com & Freedom brother & sisters, keep it up. I pass along info to everyone I know about this site, & they look so interested, they write the site down, and even if they don't smoke, they say they're gonna pass along the info.
YQS, Carey- Eight months, one week, one day, 18 hours, 40 minutes and 17 seconds. 5055 cigarettes not smoked, saving $1,263.89. Life saved: 2 weeks, 3 days, 13 hours, 15 minutes.
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28 Aug 2004, 01:44 #22

The Fantasy
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28 Aug 2004, 01:53 #23

Wow, thanks Joel for the thread and Parker for bringing it to the top. This is exactly the message I need to read right about now!

My Junkie brain has been coming up with some brilliant arguements lately on different ways I could successfully have one (and just one) once in a while. (I could get into the specifics of my junkie's argument, but I don't think he deserves any screentime.)

I wouldn't have succumbed, anyway, but this message really helps add some firepower to my "No."

Thanks a bunch!

steve 18 days
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23 Nov 2004, 02:45 #24

Yeah. This is EXACTLY the message I needed right now.
How did you know?

Terry
I have not smoked for 3 days.
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18 Dec 2004, 21:30 #25

One?
The Fantasy
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04 Jan 2005, 18:44 #26

One? Why intentionally tease your mind?
Truth?
One is too many and a thousand never enough!
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14 Feb 2006, 10:02 #27

Look at smoking in real terms and you will walk away from each urge with a sense of relief and accomplishement. Fantasize about them and you may walk away with a feeling of deprivation. You are not depriving yourself of anything, you are ridding yourself of a deadly addiction. See them for what they are and you will stay forever resolute to never take another puff!

Joel
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28 Feb 2006, 04:54 #28

Try replacing the word "cigarette" with "nicotine
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19 Apr 2006, 21:25 #29

One equals All.

Never take another puff!
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01 Jul 2006, 06:57 #30

For Lizzy & Kimm

Keep putting together your 'Journey Map' by picking up trail markers left by those who went this road before you. .....that and NTAP!


JoeJ - Free and Healing for One Year, Five Months, Twenty Days, 8 Hours and 40 Minutes, while recovering 46 Days and 13 Hours of my life-time by avoiding the use of 13409 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $2,741.80.
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01 Jul 2006, 14:07 #31

Got it, JoeJ!! Thank you!
Kimm - No nicotine in this body for Seventeen Days, 8 Hours and 7 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 21 Hours, by avoiding the use of 260 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $71.57. Date of Quit: 6/13/2006
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25 Aug 2006, 21:59 #32

Thank you. I am sure that will help the next crave
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02 Oct 2006, 07:06 #33

Whew Joel, thank heavens you are here. I have been having an internal debate for the past 2 hours about having just one. When I got home I thought, just have one little smoke, go outside on the deck and have a drink and a smoke. I almost did and then thought, what about the 5 weeks you've put in on this quit? What about telling people that you "caved", what about starting all over again and not being able to post here? And STILL I wrestled with having just one. I don't know what it is about early evening on Sunday but boy am I vulnerable and boy am I glad I went to the library and had so much supportive material to read. The things you wrote so long ago about the one being all and thinking that it isn't just one, it's the 30 a day again, etc. etc. really hits the spot. Thanks again. I hope this nasty crave is over and I wish they'd just end but I know they won't any time soon. I do know that I can conquer the crave if I keep my mind in the library and read, read, read. Stick with it everyone and NTAP. Thanks for listening to this little rant. pj
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17 Oct 2006, 02:35 #34

I remember over 9 years ago when I thought I could have just one cigarette with some friends. I bought a pack on the way home, and continued to smoke until 5 weeks ago. At the time, I was one year smoke free, but got caught again, and didn't think I would ever free myself from the hold they had on me. It took 9 years, but am free again and am not going back into captivity again.
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17 Oct 2006, 19:02 #35

This thought went through my mind several times over these last few days. "I want one" was corrected to "I want a carton; 200 right now; and 200 next week and the next week", and on and on. I could picture where I would be immediately with "just one". What an evil addiction this is. For today, I remain free. One day at a time and NTAP!
aunt valeria
I have been quit for 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 10 hours, 32 minutes and 19 seconds (235 days). I have saved $647.45 by not smoking 4,708 cigarettes. I have saved 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 hours and 20 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 2/23/2006 7:30 PM
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