My Cigarette, My Friend?

Johnnie
Joined: 17 Aug 2010, 16:35

03 Sep 2010, 16:38 #141

I too have read Deborah's story and haven't the words to respond. Sometimes we need reminding that the stakes are realer than they seem when we're undergoing the wretched little craves that try to wreck our quits.
Gratefully Gold

I escaped from the prison of smoking on August 14, 2010.  
[font]The best revenge is quitting well![/font] 
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JohnPolito
Joined: 11 Nov 2008, 19:22

26 Jun 2011, 02:46 #142

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Only 24 years-old, what was Quentin's final act before dying?
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JohnPolito
Joined: 11 Nov 2008, 19:22

12 Jul 2011, 01:53 #143

Helen Bradford --- 9:19pm Jul 11
My doctor sent me for a chest x-ray because she suspected lung cancer and it showed that I have a shadow on my left lung. I am now facing a three week wait to see an oncologist and get a scan. I really can't believe this is happening to me, I am so frightened right now. Here was me thinking that I had quit smoking in time. I guess there is no way of knowing what is going on inside your body, no way of knowing if you have left your quit too late until it is too late.

Helen's post on WhyQuit's FaceBook page today.  Image
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JohnPolito
Joined: 11 Nov 2008, 19:22

23 Dec 2011, 21:09 #144

News has arrived of Helen Bradford's passing

Read Helen's story
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JohnPolito
Joined: 11 Nov 2008, 19:22

13 Feb 2012, 13:07 #145

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http://www.whyquit.com/whyquit/BryanLeeCurtis.html

The above image will begin appearing as a cigarette pack
lung cancer warning in Australia.  Imagine smoking that
next cigarette while looking at Bryan.  Millions will do so.
It shows dependency's grip and depth.   Friend?????

Still, just one guiding principle ... no nicotine today! 
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JohnPolito
Joined: 11 Nov 2008, 19:22

03 Mar 2012, 00:52 #146

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rushnthru
Joined: 18 Apr 2013, 13:15

27 Apr 2013, 13:20 #147

My friend the Cigarette, wow that is spot on ... yuck! 
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engben
Joined: 31 Aug 2013, 20:23

08 Nov 2013, 17:12 #148

This is the first time seeing this post....jaw dropping and sad! What was I thinking for so long. I can only imagine what my lungs look like. I recall seeing a artist rendition of what the outside of a smokers body might look like. In reality I wish it did do that. Maybe then I would have quite much sooner. Seeing is believing. What a fool I was!

Ben
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Joel Spitzer
Joined: 13 Nov 2008, 14:04

08 Nov 2013, 20:26 #149

Glad you like this one Ben. It has always been my personal favorite article of the library for I feel that it had by itself influenced more individuals than any of the written articles I had used prior to joining the Internet. I specifically discuss this in the video WhyQuit.com reinforcement materials
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engben
Joined: 31 Aug 2013, 20:23

08 Nov 2013, 21:47 #150

Joel,

This site is serious business. Some of the stories on this post are difficult to read. I think I'm as healthy as a horse. I never knew that years after quitting you're still in a "risk zone" of getting cancer. Education is king, ignorance is bliss, and sometimes the truth just scares me. Cigarettes are my friend....what irony!
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