No thank you, I can't have a cigarette

Astonished04
Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 18:58

21 Feb 2004, 12:05 #21

Nothing gets by you, does it Joel Image

...and I'll thank you for that!Image

Carla - Free and Healing for One Month, Fourteen Days and 4 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 5 Days and 8 Hours, by avoiding the use of 1540 death sticks that would have set me back $196.72.
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Joanne Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

29 Feb 2004, 09:49 #22

I choose not to smoke!
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Stormy2687
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:02

07 Jun 2004, 19:20 #23

Thanks Joel.
I can't tell you how glad I am to read your articles. They are sure helping me get through. Just when things are happening that might threaten my quit, you come along with something to put it all in perspective.Thanks again for your imput, I don't go one day without having some article or post with me. I love my Freedom, thanks for helping me keep it.


Stormy
3 wks 5 days 1 hr 45 min 15 sec since my quit began.
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Joanne Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

24 Jun 2004, 11:30 #24

"I gave up smoking,"
is like a recovered cancer patient saying
"I gave up cancer."
You don't give up cigarette smoking, you get rid of it.
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AidaSaba1
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:03

25 Jun 2004, 10:14 #25

Joel:

What a great article. I made a big banner that is now hanging in my office:

"I GAVE UP SMOKING" is like a recovered cancer patient saying "I GAVE UP CANCER" You don't give up cigarette smoking, you get rid of it.

I love this one too:
NOT ONE STRESSFUL EVENT IN MY LIFE WAS SOLVED BY SMOKING NICOTINE, OTHER THAN RELIEVING THE STRESS CAUSED BY ITS OWN ABSENCE.
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Joel
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

30 Dec 2004, 08:32 #26

I just saw the comment made by an almost one year successful ex-smoker that she "gave up smoking" almost 12 months ago.

It made me think of this comment from this article:

""I gave up smoking," is like a recovered cancer patient saying "I gave up cancer." You don't give up cigarette smoking, you get rid of it. Once you see cigarettes in their true light, and the many advantages of not having to smoke anymore, you begin to understand just what smoking was doing to you and what not smoking does for you.
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JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

28 Jan 2005, 22:14 #27

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I'm continually amazed by the depth and directness of this resource. Great article for today & every day. It only takes one bad shot to lose a big tournament and only one puff to ruin the best thing you've ever done for yourself.
NTAP!
Joe - Free and Healing for Seventeen Days, 22 Hours and 59 Minutes, while reallocating $67.39 of disposable income.
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John (Gold)
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

07 Apr 2005, 21:07 #28

"I gave up smoking,"
is like a recovered cancer patient saying
"I gave up cancer."
You don't give up cigarette smoking, you get rid of it.
It isn't easy when just beginning this amazing journey to open our minds after years and years of denial thinking that pretended "control," while deep down knowing that each new puff was further destroying the capacities and abilities of our bodies and minds.
Some will attempt to quit and arrest their dependency upon nicotine while insisting upon retaining romantic thoughts of using it. I suggest that the real quitting took place on the day that you started losing sight of the real you, the day that nicotine began assuming control.
Remember one thing, living that retained fantacy just once will remove all choice from the equation and again put nicotine in control. Once there, you'll be free to create and live all the addiction fantacies you desire for a period of time that is likely to be as long as the gradually building timebomb of 43 carcinogens and 4,000 chemicals in each puff allows.
When offered a cigarette, too stay on this side of the bars is as simple as saying, "No thanks, I don't smoke nicotine. I'm going home to see what it's like to again fully engage life as me."
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joyousAnaisfree
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

04 May 2005, 16:18 #29

Ana One Month, Seventeen Days, 21 Hours and 18 Minutesof nicotine freeedom, while extending my life expectancy 3 Days and 7 Hours, by avoiding the use of 958 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $143.95.
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JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

19 Jul 2005, 10:11 #30

Image" You don't give up cigarette smoking, you get rid of it."

A 'Building Block' key from Joel.

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