"Quitting Smoking": A Fate Worse than Death?

Joel
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

02 Jun 2005, 05:03 #21

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!

Joel

Stage 4, lung cancer interview

Quit for Life!!!

My Health
Sadly, the above post is dated now. The third story was Kim's medical update in her own words from last January. Click on the picture below for Kim's full story.
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Joel
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

10 Aug 2005, 20:13 #22

Gitte suggested we add the following links to this string:

The truth is...
It Is never too Late
Quitting too late - another perspective

Seems like a good idea to me. Thanks for the suggestion Gitte.

Joel
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JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

23 Feb 2006, 01:21 #24

Maybe this will help put the desire to continue using cigarette smoking to feed an unnecessary, unnatural and unhealthy nicotine addiction into proper perspective.
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Sal GOLD.ffn
Joined: 16 Jan 2003, 08:00

27 Feb 2006, 06:13 #25

If any smoker just gives himself the chance to really feel how nice not smoking is, he will no longer have the irrational fears which keeps him maintaining his deadly addiction.

He will find life will become simpler, happier, cleaner, and most importantly healthier, than when he was a smoker.

His only fear will now be in relapsing to smoking and all he has to do to prevent this is - NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF!
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Sal GOLD.ffn
Joined: 16 Jan 2003, 08:00

01 Jan 2007, 14:20 #27

With the information that can be found at www.whyquit.com you will be able to understand and navigate the temporary period of adjustment that comes with nicotine cessation.
Quitting smoking/nicotine is doable. Comfort will come!

Read and read and read. Stuff your brain with knowledge.

Take full advantage of all the tips and support that is given freely at Freedom and WhyQuit.

Only one rule: No nicotine today, one day at a time!

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JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

29 Jan 2007, 21:28 #28

If any smoker just gives himself the chance to really feel how nice not smoking is, he will no longer have the irrational fears which keeps him maintaining his deadly addiction. He will find life will become simpler, happier, cleaner, and most importantly healthier, than when he was a smoker. His only fear will now be in relapsing to smoking and all he has to do to prevent this is - NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF!

Joel
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Joel
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

25 Jul 2007, 20:06 #29

The video below touches on the concept covered in the third paragraph here:
"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."

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"Will I ever stop thinking of cigarettes?" 3.97mb 11.9mb 1.57mb 10:47 11/20/06
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