None or All. Why I choose none Parade

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17 Jul 2003, 18:00 #41

Why have you chosen none?
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17 Jul 2003, 20:14 #42

I have chosen none because i no longer want to be a slave to my nicoteen addiction (i was fed up with not doing anything because i was too busy smoking)
now im FREEEEEEEEEEEEEE thanx to freedom and everyone here (aswell obviously as myself)
strutting my stats 1 month 4 dys 17hrs
yipeee freeeee yqs sally xxx
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17 Jul 2003, 20:35 #43

I choose to smoke none because I want energy. I want motivation. I want enthusiasm about life. I want to be healthy. I want to feel calm. That's why I choose/have chosen NONE.

Way to go everyone.

ComicForces
4 months 3 weeks 5 days
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17 Jul 2003, 23:40 #44

Just returned from a mid-morning walk. There I am striding along, moving briskly, arms a-swinging, breathing deeply of the fresh sun-drenched air, feeling great. I glance over as a woman walks out of an office building. Before the door closed behind her she had a cigarette in her mouth and was busy lighting it up.
I thought about how that woman did not feel great. She was not relaxed. She was not enjoying the fresh sun-drenched air. She was desperate for a fix. That used to be me.
I choose none today because living without withdrawal every 20-30 minutes is grand and wondrous!
Parker - choosing freedom every day
13 months
Over 10,000 not smoked
Over $2,300 not spent
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18 Jul 2003, 07:52 #45

I choose none 0 none 0
because I want to live
CookieI have been quit for 9 Months, 4 Days, 20 hours, 26 minutes and 34 seconds (277 days). I have saved $1,944.95 by not smoking 11,114 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Month, 1 Week, 14 hours and 10 minutes of my life.
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18 Jul 2003, 08:42 #46

Hmmmm... looks like i missed this one the first and second time around. I see you guys have stolen all my reasons for quitting... except one
I chose to smoke none because:
Like the commersial says: Parce que je le mérite - Because I deserve it!

Thanks Bob.

yqb
Sten
Totally free for 8 Months 3 Weeks 5 Days 1 Hour 43 Minutes 47 Seconds
Cigarettes not smoked: 6726, Money saved: 20,180 kroner
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18 Jul 2003, 10:16 #47

I choose none because:
I enjoy smelling
I enjoy tasting
I enjoy not smelling like smoke
I enjoy the look on my child's face when he says my mom doesn't smoke anymore. (I think he is prouder than me!!)
Suzie
One year, two days, 22 hours, 51 minutes and 40 seconds. 12878 cigarettes not smoked, saving $3,734.71. Life saved: 6 weeks, 2 days, 17 hours, 10 minutes.
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18 Jul 2003, 14:54 #48

Hi bob
I choose none because smoking is no longer an option
I choose none because i feel great and if it ain,t broke why fix it
I choose none because even one puff opens the doors of addiction
I choose none because i intend to keep my freedom
I choose none because i am too well educated
i choose none because i am nicotine free and don,t have the desire to feed the need.
Blah blah blah,dabler rambles again.
Rickdabler 4 months 1 week 2 days 4hrs happily nicotine free.
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19 Jul 2003, 11:46 #49

Wow!! It's been quite awhile since I checked in. Long story short, lost my log in information when my sister used my computer. Suddenly remembered what it was MONTHS after the fact. *LOL*
Proud to say that I'm STILL choosing none....
Anna
1 Year 6 Months 2 Weeks 6 Days 23 Hours 46 Minutes 17 Seconds. Cigarettes not smoked: 13063. Money saved: $3,265.95.
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02 Aug 2003, 22:38 #50

The thought of never being able to have one of these again may seem a tad depressing at first...
Realizing that you never HAVE TO smoke all of these again on a daily basis should be exhilarating.
To insure that you never need to smoke this way again just to stave off a chronic state of perpetual withdrawal
always remember why you first committed and are still committed to never take another puff!
Joel
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02 Aug 2003, 22:50 #51

ichose none because i want to be able to say that i am stronger than a cigarette. and because i want to live and see my three beautiful grandkids grow up.
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02 Aug 2003, 22:52 #52

forgot my stats. 1month 3 weeks 4days
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02 Aug 2003, 23:47 #53

Hi everybody
I see i,m a few threads back and posted on this parade on the 18th july,my reasons are the same for not taking another puff and i give myself a daily prescription of these reasons and also a daily prescription of ntap.
rickdabler 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hrs 50mins happily nicotine free.
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30 Aug 2003, 18:38 #54

A reason to stop... "I know I want to quit , I hate the smell and I have the most wonderful cough again , I also have read till I am boggle eyed....I know what it is doing to my body, I am also a full blown addict again......I have gone through in my head all the addiction / junkie thinking arguments the works, my mind just seems to be not listening to what common sense is saying to me, I swear I don't know where the strength for my quit came from, I know that right now tho if I say I am gonna quit on x day, my heart just is not in it......this is awful, don't ever start again cos believe me, I now smoke more than I ever did "
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30 Aug 2003, 23:53 #55

I see this is an old parade but I'm gonna join it anyhow!!!!
I can smoke none or I can smoke all of them. I choose to smoke none because... I want to live a full healthy life where I can watch my son grow up, get married and have children of his own, and spoil my grandkids rotten . I chose none because I don't want to poison my body. I chose none because I am now an EX-SMOKER meaning that I am SO very proud to not have to run outside for a nicotine stick every 30 minutes and reek of smoke. My teeth are whiter, my hair smells good and I feel terrific. My husband even says my face looks younger !!!
Bob - thank you so much for this parade today and I am happy to share with you all that today is my 4 month milestone (at 2pm central time)! I am edging my way closer to silver day by day. Newbies - Hang in there - things will get better - you will feel better and think about smoking less and less.
I'm proud to display my stats: I have not smoked for 3 months, 30 days, 19 hours, 51 minutes (122 days).
2558 cigarettes not smoked. Money saved: $1,028.49
Life saved: 8 days, 21 hours, 11 minutes .
Christine
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27 Sep 2003, 11:00 #56

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06 Jan 2004, 15:16 #57

A valuable exercise in relapse insurance....
"why did I do this in the first place?"
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07 Jan 2004, 10:09 #58

I choose none today because I can - the choice has been made once, the withdrawal is over, and I now am learning again how to be a natural, authentic human being. I choose none today because it is the easiest choice today, the most natural one, the one that creates the least resistance and brings the greatest benefits.
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03 Feb 2004, 22:58 #59

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24 Feb 2004, 02:39 #60

I can smoke none or I can smoke all of them. I choose to smoke none because...
I cherish my freedom, and I am I extremely grateful to no longer be enslaved to a substance. I relish the ability to be the drug-free REAL me every day of my life. Unlike the enslaved addict, I have a choice, and I choose life!
YQS-
Lotus- Free and gratefully healing for nearly 17 months!
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10 Oct 2004, 12:15 #61

I choose none... because I don't want to have to go through withdrawal again. I've worked way to hard to make it this far; I'm way too proud, way too educated (Kim is always in our thoughts), way too comfortable, and feel way too good to just throw it all away to live the addict's life ever again.

Ouija7- 11+ months Free
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10 Oct 2004, 13:04 #62

Well, once again, well said Tony.

I choose none because:
  • I don't have to sneak smokes - anywhere or anytime. Smoking was too much work
  • I don't want to freeze outside during the winter Or get wet
  • Of the stink
  • Of the cost
  • I want to live, not die or get sick
  • Slow suicide is not my choice
  • Withdrawal every half hour is not my idea of fun - been there done that
  • While I don't like to admit it, in the past, nicotine controlled me
  • One=Thousands
  • Thats right, I want to live
Glen

2 months +
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23 Nov 2004, 02:13 #63

I saw where a new member wrote that smoking was an all or none proposition "now." I wanted to make it clear that smoking has been an all or nothing proposition for most of our members and readers for years now. I say most because there may be some people here who are non-smokers just reading for research purposes, but for people who found there way to us because they were looking into websites for quit smoking information, well those people are very likely addicted smokers who cannot comfortably control their quantity now and will never be able to comfortably be able to control their quantity again.
The thought of never being able to have one of these again may seem a tad depressing at first...
Realizing that you never HAVE TO smoke all of these again on a daily basis should be exhilarating.
To insure that you never need to smoke this way again just to stave off a chronic state of perpetual withdrawal
always remember why you first committed and are still committed to never take another puff!
Joel
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jas
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23 Nov 2004, 05:20 #64

I choose none because to intentionally inhale 4000+ carcinogenic compounds and feed myself a dose of nicotine, one of the most addictive drugs known to man, is insanity. I choose life over a slow death. Thanks Bob.

Joseph
Que nunca fume otra vez.
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23 Nov 2004, 05:36 #65

My original reply was pretty good! I've decided it's still true ...
... (with sneaky congrats to a Dbl Golden Blade out there!) ...
From: Toast (GOLD!!) Sent: 2/10/2003 7:57 PM
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All or None, you ask OBob?
That's easy! NONE!
I can smoke none or I can smoke all of them.
I choose to smoke none because... I discovered I could choose!
I've already had all I wanted, then all I thought I had to have, then all that falling nicotine levels mandated I take until I decided to decide for myself. And I've decided no more, none, nada.
Melissa
Only now my stats are:
3 Years 5 Months 4 Weeks 2 Days 17 Hours 33 Minutes 38 Seconds Free
25594 Less
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