GrumpyOMrsS (Gold)
GrumpyOMrsS (Gold)

December 9th, 2004, 9:13 am #21

We want to caution our newest members to read here and learn as much as you can and not to be so quick to throw in quitting advice that you have picked up elsewhere--either at other sites or in your real world encounters. We want people to come to Freedom to first learn how to quit before they shift their attentions on how to teach people to quit. Although in truth, the real reason people should be here should always be to enforce his or her own personal quit even more than influencing others--each and every members quit and life depends on this goal. Any advice that is telling people that they must somehow shift their way of life in order to start or sustain a quit may not be accurate for most people.

The bottom line of quitting is, the sooner people realize that everything they could do as a smoker they can now do as an ex-smoker--the sooner they realize that there is life without smoking. They will also find out there may be many things that they can now do better without smoking and that life is basically better on many fronts from them having quit smoking. The faster people get back to their life--the sooner they will break triggers and habits and the sooner they will realize that they can do anything as an ex-smoker as long as they always remember to never take another puff!


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Parker GOLD
Parker GOLD

December 18th, 2004, 9:33 pm #22

Read.... Read.... Read....
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GrumpyOMrsS (Gold)
GrumpyOMrsS (Gold)

December 19th, 2004, 12:00 am #23

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GrumpyOMrsS (Gold)
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December 28th, 2004, 3:47 am #24

Read.... Read.... Read....
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John (Gold)
John (Gold)

January 3rd, 2005, 2:08 am #25

If you're not yet ready to read the instructions that came with your addiction then we'll still be here when you are. Please do not apply for membership to Freedom if you do not intend to put education, understanding and news skills to work, as you only get one membership per lifetime and just one puff, pinch, or chew and it's over.
Nicotine is just a chemical with an I.Q. of zero. It cannot plot, plan or conspire against you, is not some demon dwelling within, nor is it capable of friendship. That being said, you'll never be strong enough to harness or control it. It will continue to control you until such time as you decide to put your greatest asset to work -- your vastly superior intelligence.
Are you ready to go home? Is so, then let's get started! I'd recommend one full read of Joel's Library being sure not to skip chapter one (why we smoke) as it contains a host of rationalizations that will hopefully have you laughing at years of junkie thinking.
Millions of words but only one determining factor ... no nicotine today, Never Take Another Puff, Patch, Dip, Drink, ****, Lick or Chew! John (Gold x5)
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John (Gold)
John (Gold)

January 7th, 2005, 6:58 am #26

We'll never be stronger than nicotine
but then we don't need to be as it is
simply a chemical with an I.Q. of zero!
Knowledge is power!
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Parker GOLD
Parker GOLD

January 19th, 2005, 11:50 pm #27

For all our newer members....

Read. Read. Read. The time you put into reading now will pay off during any tough moments that arise. During the early days of quitting, it simply is not possible to read too much.
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GrumpyOMrsS (Gold)
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January 23rd, 2005, 9:46 pm #28

Read.... Read.... Read....
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Parker GOLD
Parker GOLD

March 3rd, 2005, 10:28 pm #29

Keep reading and learning about your addiction and the healing process.
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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

March 27th, 2005, 9:30 am #30

Well, it's been about four months since this string was in view on the board.
Too long gone. The need for this advice and viewpoint is certainly still applicable.

Happy Reading!
"Education is THE KEY to unlock the Golden door to FREEDOM"
Quit being a quitter, Start LEARNING how to become an Ex-Smoker.

Long-Term Comfort and Peace of Mind will surely follow not far behind!
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TiffQuit
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April 20th, 2005, 4:05 am #31

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Parker GOLD
Parker GOLD

June 2nd, 2005, 8:29 am #32

For all our newer members....

Read. Read. Read. The time you put into reading now will pay off during any tough moments that arise. During the early days of quitting, it simply is not possible to read too much.
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GrumpyOMrsS (Gold)
GrumpyOMrsS (Gold)

June 16th, 2005, 1:28 am #33

For all our newer members....

Read. Read. Read. The time you put into reading now will pay off during any tough moments that arise. During the early days of quitting, it simply is not possible to read too much.
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John (Gold)
John (Gold)

December 30th, 2005, 3:08 am #34

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John (Gold)
John (Gold)

January 8th, 2006, 12:15 pm #35

Free Quit Smoking Books,
Guides and Tips
 
  • "Never Take Another Puff" - a 149 page .PDF quit smoking book by Joel Spitzer of Chicago, the Internet's leading authority on nicotine dependency recovery. Joel's free book is a wonderful collection 98 short quitting articles on almost every cessation topic imaginable.
  • "Nicotine Dependency Recovery" - an 8 page motivation and tips booklet in pdf format designed to move smokers from precontemplation to a quit attempt. It is intended for printing and distribution by physicians, hospitals, other health care providers, and by government, civic and other non-profit groups who are invited to add their name and logo to the cover.
  • PDF format (2.1 MB) | Word format (600KB 
  • "Freedom from Nicotine" - a 60 page quitting booklet in Word format.
  • "Joel's Library" - the online HTML version of Joel Spitzer's "Never Take Another Puff."
  • "Quit Smoking Tip Sheet" - an HTML version of Joel's top 18 quitting tips."
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GrumpyOMrsS (Gold)
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January 12th, 2006, 7:04 am #36

For all our newer members....

Read. Read. Read. The time you put into reading now will pay off during any tough moments that arise. During the early days of quitting, it simply is not possible to read too much.
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January 20th, 2006, 12:49 am #37

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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

February 12th, 2006, 9:32 pm #38

Our psychological addiction needs to grow well beyond the subsiding demand of our physiological addiction to nicotine, as well as the physical characteristics and habits we developed and honed need to be forgotten. Our physical withdrawal symptoms subside rather quickly and our physical mannerisms more or less disperse on their own. Our physiological healing naturally continues on its own. What this leaves is the balance of growth. To balance out our journey of healing we need to make the effort to heal our own psychological damage. We need to change our way of thinking to mirror our new way of life. This aspect of healing may need a more direct effort by you to help initiate this change and then follow through with needed reinforcement. All you need to do is begin the process of reconditioning your way of thinking. This is done by living your life on a day to day basis along with continued education through reading. Develop the belief you will achieve the comfort you desire by visually seeing yourself as a comfortable x-smoker.

You Can if YOU Think You CAN! Never Take Another Puff and Freedom it Will Be.
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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

April 4th, 2006, 11:33 pm #39

.......This false image we spent years creating come to be possibly the hardest aspect of our addiction we may struggle to control upon making that decision to quit. The struggle within to shed that identity become a daily process along our journey. Unlike the physical withdrawal from nicotine that has a relative shorter life span or the physiological healing taking place naturally within our framework, our psychological healing may be for many the biggest and most difficult challenge to master.
Is there a set answer or method to overcoming this? I don't know that for sure but I will offer my view point based on my own observations and discoveries of my journey. First of all, take a moment to think how a champion figure skater or athlete of any kind makes their way to the top of their game. It is accomplished on a day to day basis practicing what ever they do, as well as mental visualizations of what they wish to become.
They don't sit around and expect to achieve without any effort. They understand to be come successful at what they desire, they have to work for it. There are no shortcuts to success! Our quits are much the same. To achieve the comfort we desire, an honest effort must take place.
The Comfort of Freedom From Tobacco & Nicotine Dependency
await all who
Read, Believe, Achieve & Never Take Another Puff!
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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

June 9th, 2006, 10:20 pm #40

"We need to change our way of thinking to mirror our new way of life. This aspect of healing may need a more direct effort by you to help initiate this change and then follow through with needed reinforcement. All you need to do is begin the process of reconditioning your way of thinking. This is done by living your life on a day to day basis along with continued education through reading. Develop the belief you will achieve the comfort you desire by visually seeing yourself as a comfortable x-smoker." - Roger
You Can if YOU Think You CAN! Never Take Another Puff and Freedom it Will Be.
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quitforgood
quitforgood

June 10th, 2006, 12:42 am #41

Joe thanks for bringing this up. It amazes me that everytime I come to this site there is something posted that is just what I needed to read. Brenda 20 days nicotine free.
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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

September 26th, 2006, 8:56 pm #42

We now have our fragile dream of becoming a comfortable x-smoker in control of our addiction. One who is able to live their life to the fullest, each and every day, without the daily feedings along with the false sense of security created within their own mind. How does that get accomplished? Answer is, we do it by living our lives one day at a time and following some basic principles. For sake of space I am just going to touch on one broad and basic concept. This is probably the most given advice at Freedom aside from Joel's concept and truth of "Never Take Another Puff." From the moment you become aware of Freedom or Why Quit you are advised to do the following.
READ, READ, READ & READ SOME MORE
There is a reason for that. Aside from the truth will set you free or knowledge is power, it works! Our psychological addiction needs to grow well beyond the subsiding demand of our physiological addiction to nicotine, as well as the physical characteristics and habits we developed and honed need to be forgotten. Our physical withdrawal symptoms subside rather quickly and our physical mannerisms more or less disperse on their own. Our physiological healing naturally continues on its own. What this leaves is the balance of growth. To balance out our journey of healing we need to make the effort to heal our own psychological damage. We need to change our way of thinking to mirror our new way of life. This aspect of healing may need a more direct effort by you to help initiate this change and then follow through with needed reinforcement. All you need to do is begin the process of reconditioning your way of thinking. This is done by living your life on a day to day basis along with continued education through reading. Develop the belief you will achieve the comfort you desire by visually seeing yourself as a comfortable x-smoker. If you don't believe or want to become comfortable it may take a long time of struggle and anguish to get there.
(from Roger's initial post)
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Parker GOLD
Parker GOLD

March 8th, 2007, 8:46 am #43

For all our newer members....

Read. Read. Read. The time you put into reading now will pay off during any tough moments that arise. During the early days of quitting, it simply is not possible to read too much.
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Martin32709
Martin32709

March 27th, 2007, 10:51 am #44

Hi All,

I have got to say that I feel great. I finally quit on the 12th of November 06, I can honestly say that time has flown since, it seems ages since my last post approx 3mths 8days ago.

I have noticed Joel and the team have uploaded new material in between that time,especially more detailed video lessons/segments which I think are worth thier weight in Gold.

I have spent most of my evening going through the site and refreshing to myself all the wonderful information on offer, this is really the key in my view to reinforcing the NTAP atittude.

Thanks to Joel and his Team for this wonderful site and Support


Free and Healing for Approx 4mths nearly 14 days,


Take Care Everyone and just remember to NTAP,


Martin
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forza d animo
forza d animo

April 16th, 2007, 6:26 am #45

From Roger's original post:

"Our psychological addiction needs to grow well beyond the subsiding demand of our physiological addiction to nicotine, as well as the physical characteristics and habits we developed and honed need to be forgotten. Our physical withdrawal symptoms subside rather quickly and our physical mannerisms more or less disperse on their own. Our physiological healing naturally continues on its own. What this leaves is the balance of growth. To balance out our journey of healing we need to make the effort to heal our own psychological damage. We need to change our way of thinking to mirror our new way of life. This aspect of healing may need a more direct effort by you to help initiate this change and then follow through with needed reinforcement. All you need to do is begin the process of reconditioning your way of thinking. This is done by living your life on a day to day basis along with continued education through reading. Develop the belief you will achieve the comfort you desire by visually seeing yourself as a comfortable x-smoker. If you don't believe or want to become comfortable it may take a long time of struggle and anguish to get there."


On any given day, whether we are free for one day or 1000 days, we can create a craving from a thought. We only have to caress the thought and to nurture it. Often we wonder, "Why now?", and do not see that we reacted to the thought in such a manner that encouraged it to persist and to grow. How do I know that this is true?

My name is Joseph. I am a nicotine addict
Recovering for 2 years 6 months.
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