Joanne Gold
Joanne Gold

August 24th, 2002, 3:59 am #26

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Joel
Joel

September 26th, 2002, 10:06 pm #27

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Joel
Joel

October 18th, 2002, 9:20 pm #28

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Joel
Joel

November 21st, 2002, 4:18 pm #29

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Joel
Joel

December 29th, 2002, 7:23 pm #30

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Joel
Joel

January 13th, 2003, 9:39 am #31

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Roanne
Roanne

January 14th, 2003, 5:07 am #32

Thanks, Joel. Your articles on cold-turkey quitting are what made me finally give in and give up without any NRT's. The whole science of going thru withdrawals, made even more intense by cutting down, made so much sense to me. I got down to 6 a day, and it was worse than not smoking at all, because of the withdrawal - and I remember thinking, is this really helping? And if I can do 6 a day, why not quit altogether? My response to that little bit of insanity was, that to go cold turkey would mean I'd probably be in such excruciating withdrawal pain that I wouldn't be able to handle it. When in actuality, cutting back to 6 was the cause of my agony, not giving up nicotine.

Thanks so much for the constant reminder: Not One Puff!
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MareBear GOLD
MareBear GOLD

January 15th, 2003, 4:39 am #33

If there was one article that I needed to read the most, the one that slapped me in the face with the truth about my addiction, this was it! Oh, I didn't know it at the time, surely not. But this is the one that ticked me off immensely! And really, the things in this life that annoy us the most are the things that bring us a little too close to our own shortcomings. I don't know if I'd be here today, a comfortable ex-smoker, if I hadn't read that article several times.

Thanks Joel!
MareBear
Not a puff for 7 1/2 months!
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OBob Gold
OBob Gold

January 23rd, 2003, 4:21 am #34

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Joel
Joel

March 1st, 2003, 10:16 pm #35

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Joel
Joel

April 28th, 2003, 7:35 pm #36

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Joel
Joel

June 10th, 2003, 7:44 pm #37

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Joel
Joel

July 12th, 2003, 7:30 pm #38

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GrumpyOMrsS (Gold)
GrumpyOMrsS (Gold)

August 11th, 2003, 1:43 am #39

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Joel
Joel

September 16th, 2003, 7:10 pm #40

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MareBear GOLD
MareBear GOLD

September 16th, 2003, 9:36 pm #41

If only we could help people understand that the actual withdrawals from cold turkey quitting are generally not as bad as what these "Just one or two" people are putting themselves through constantly. My husband is one of those people. Okay--some people have a harder time coping than others. But there's no denying that "cold turkey quit" withdrawals will end! And that is the only way that true comfort will come.

Stop the cycle and taste what real Freedom is!
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Joel
Joel

November 4th, 2003, 8:43 pm #42

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Joanne Gold
Joanne Gold

January 28th, 2004, 12:49 pm #43

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Joel
Joel

March 29th, 2004, 8:33 pm #44

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Joel
Joel

May 25th, 2004, 7:22 pm #45

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Joel
Joel

July 29th, 2004, 7:48 pm #46

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Joel
Joel

August 29th, 2004, 10:36 pm #47

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Joel
Joel

December 12th, 2004, 3:57 am #48

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gold osomashi
gold osomashi

December 17th, 2004, 7:49 pm #49

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Joel
Joel

February 22nd, 2005, 7:25 pm #50

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