No thank you, I can't have a cigarette

JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

06 Nov 2005, 02:25 #31

"You don't give up cigarette smoking, you get rid of it." - Joel S.
Finality of commitment to NTAP really is the key to early comfort.
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John (Gold)
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

04 Jan 2006, 14:08 #32




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JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

31 Jan 2006, 23:34 #33

"You don't give up cigarette smoking, you get rid of it." - Joel S.
I truly believe this single simple thought has had more to do in setting a 'Quit Mind' on the path to success than any other concept.
We are not giving up or letting go or leaving behind or saying good-bye to anything worthwhile. We are actively choosing to get rid of an addictive agent that is proven to Kill & Maim every single person who uses it with every single dose devoured.
Once removed we Don't Need Nicotine to live. Nicotine Was not supposed to be IN Us to begin with!
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Sal GOLD.ffn
Joined: 16 Jan 2003, 08:00

18 Jun 2006, 20:30 #34

Smoking IS an Option[font=ARIAL, GEORGIA, 'TIMES NEW ROMAN', TIMES, SERIF] [/font]
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JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

15 Jul 2006, 18:47 #35

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

A 'Building Block' key from Joel. Image
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blackdog2007
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

17 Sep 2006, 22:21 #36

I kicked nicotine out of my life and my family's lives. Thanks to all of you, but especially thanks to myself for deciding to never take another puff. It sure feels good.

I have been quit for 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 20 hours, 16 minutes and 56 seconds (50 days). I have saved $2,543.89 by not smoking 1,779 cigarettes. I have saved 6 Days, 4 hours and 15 minutes of my life.
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Kara anne
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

17 Sep 2006, 22:27 #37

No, Thank you, I no longer need a ciggarette!Image

NTAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Kara anne
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

17 Sep 2006, 22:28 #38

Day 25 free and healing!
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JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

21 Nov 2006, 22:40 #39

"You don't give up cigarette smoking,
you get rid of it." - Joel Spitzer
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JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

06 Dec 2006, 02:21 #40

It is indeed a matter or personal choice. This forum and WhyQuit.com help many to finally make an educated and informed choice.

The fact is, any ex-smoker can have a cigarette any time they want. They have the freedom of choice to smoke or not to smoke. Whenever they want one they can have it. But there is a catch. If they take one, they must accept the consequences of reinforcing the full addiction and going back to their old level of consumption. Very few ex-smokers ever want to smoke at their old level again. Even fewer wish to go through the withdrawals experienced when initially quitting. So, what ex-smokers really mean when they say they can't have a cigarette is that they choose not to go back to smoking. Isn't it nicer to choose not to smoke than to feel deprived of cigarettes? When you choose not to smoke you feel as if you had won a major battle--you broke away from a deadly, dirty and expensive addiction. One clinic participant made the analogy that saying "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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