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squirrelgirl01
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:03

11 Feb 2005, 07:22 #41

Just a quick not to say I just read this thread and WOW! Powerful stuff, it has hit home with me.
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FoolishWorkinj
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:06

27 Jan 2006, 22:07 #42

I loved this whole thread, especially the one about losing your dignity and lying. I can hold onto that through the worst of the urges, if I can remember it in the middle of the tug of that old addiction. 17 days free of nicotine, and still counting. Regards.
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ChurnedSue
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:01

03 Apr 2006, 20:54 #43

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3months 3 days
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Sal GOLD.ffn
Joined: 16 Jan 2003, 08:00

11 Aug 2006, 05:44 #44

ImageFrom above:
The successful quitter finds ways to protect and safeguard their primary motivations so that they remain robust, alive and available at a moment's notice to fuel the patience needed to transition this temporary period of adjustment called "quitting."

The intelligent quitter's strategy combines an understanding of the law of addiction - one puff of nicotine equals relapse - with well-protected core motivations.
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JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

16 Aug 2006, 19:19 #45

From John's original post above:

"As simple as it may sound, dreams and desires born of honest recognition of tobacco's impact upon our life have the amazing ability to fuel change, but it takes keeping those original honest motivations in the forefront and driver's seat of our mind so that they can both consciously and subconsciously guide us home."
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Skylark0
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:03

16 Aug 2006, 19:28 #46

Hi John

Message 80 really hit the spot for me this morning. Is it possible to get hold of a copy of the picture included there. I would like to stick it on my wall at work. I find it a very powerful reminder that smoking is a chemical addiction.

Thanks in anticipation.

Amanda x
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Rayne
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:03

25 Aug 2006, 21:56 #47

O.K. I am crying again. But I neede to read that . thank you.
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auntvaleria
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:01

13 Sep 2006, 12:29 #48

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JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

06 Mar 2007, 20:09 #49

......but none of us are stronger than our addiction, as is clearly evidenced by our inability to live the drug addict's first wish of being able to control the uncontrollable. You cannot beat your dependency into submission, stand toe to toe with it, or handle one puff of nicotine and prevail. Nicotine's chemical bond with the brain's reward pathways is beyond the reach of strength.
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johnnynonic
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

01 Jan 2008, 00:40 #50

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