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|From: Joel||Sent: 2/5/2004 12:36 PM|
| Lest any of us forget. We have three real world examples currently happening to board members that really show what kind of bad days smoking is capable of causing. The side effects that people may go through from quitting are nothing compared to the side effects that can be caused by not quitting. The three stories unfolding below clarify this point. No one should ever think that quitting is a fate worse than death. The best way to mimimize your risk of facing real pain and suffering is to remember to stay totally committed to the promise that you made to yourself when joining to never take another puff! |
Stage 4, lung cancer interview
Quit for Life!!!
"If the smoker were correct in all his assumptions of what life as an ex-smoker were like, then maybe it would not be worth it to quit. But all these assumptions are wrong. There is life after smoking, and withdrawal does not last forever. Trying to convince the smoker of this, though, is quite an uphill battle. These beliefs are deeply ingrained and are conditioned from the false positive effects experienced from cigarettes."
|"Will I ever stop thinking of cigarettes?"||3.97mb||11.9mb||1.57mb||10:47||11/20/06|
I think that nearly everyone starting a quit would benefit from this point made by Joel some time back ...how it feels to be a ex-smoker should never be confused with how it feels to be a smoker/addict in withdrawal.Joel wrote: For those in the early days of their quits. What you feel like the first few days is what it is like to be a smoker in withdrawal, not what it feels like to be an ex-smoker. These two states are worlds apart. To stay in the ex-smoking world only requires remembering now to never take another puff!