by hwc5
01 Jan 2009, 03:26
Forum:
Topic: Our 2008 New Year's Quit Smoking Message
Replies: 25
Views: 0

Our 2008 New Year's Quit Smoking Message

<r>I smoked for 38 years. My last serious attempt to quit smoking was in 1973, which lasted less than a day. On February 11th (Ten Months, Twenty Days, 13 Hours and 10 Minutes ago), I went to the store just after midnight and bought two packs. I lit a cigarette from the first pack, took one puff, an...
by hwc5
01 Jan 2009, 03:26
Forum: Getting Around
Topic: Our 2008 New Year's Quit Smoking Message
Replies: 26
Views: 2.6K

Our 2008 New Year's Quit Smoking Message

<r>I smoked for 38 years. My last serious attempt to quit smoking was in 1973, which lasted less than a day. On February 11th (Ten Months, Twenty Days, 13 Hours and 10 Minutes ago), I went to the store just after midnight and bought two packs. I lit a cigarette from the first pack, took one puff, an...
by hwc5
31 Dec 2008, 14:08
Forum:
Topic: Freedom from Nicotine - The Journey Home released
Replies: 4
Views: 0

Freedom from Nicotine - The Journey Home released

Thanks, John. I have found your book to be immensely informative and reinforcing to the knowledge that helped me quit smoking.
by hwc5
31 Dec 2008, 14:08
Forum:
Topic: Freedom from Nicotine - The Journey Home released
Replies: 5
Views: 0

Freedom from Nicotine - The Journey Home released

Thanks, John. I have found your book to be immensely informative and reinforcing to the knowledge that helped me quit smoking.
by hwc5
31 Dec 2008, 14:08
Forum:
Topic: Freedom from Nicotine - The Journey Home released
Replies: 4
Views: 0

Freedom from Nicotine - The Journey Home released

Thanks, John. I have found your book to be immensely informative and reinforcing to the knowledge that helped me quit smoking.
by hwc5
31 Dec 2008, 14:08
Forum: Dependency
Topic: Freedom from Nicotine - The Journey Home released
Replies: 6
Views: 6.8K

Freedom from Nicotine - The Journey Home released

Thanks, John. I have found your book to be immensely informative and reinforcing to the knowledge that helped me quit smoking.
by hwc5
24 Dec 2008, 04:29
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: Ledzepfan7 post 1
Replies: 15
Views: 417

Ledzepfan7 post 1

<r>Wow. Your first post really hit home for me. I took my last puff ten months ago and snuffed out the cigarette because it hurt my sore throat from a flu bug. I did an internet search and found <URL url="http://www.whyquit.com"><s>[url=http://www.whyquit.com]</s>www.whyquit.com<e>[/url]</e></URL>. ...
by hwc5
24 Dec 2008, 04:29
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Ledzepfan7 post 1
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Ledzepfan7 post 1

<r>Wow. Your first post really hit home for me. I took my last puff ten months ago and snuffed out the cigarette because it hurt my sore throat from a flu bug. I did an internet search and found <URL url="http://www.whyquit.com"><s>[url=http://www.whyquit.com]</s>www.whyquit.com<e>[/url]</e></URL>. ...
by hwc5
21 Dec 2008, 11:50
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: Jaden's 1st post
Replies: 24
Views: 623

Jaden's 1st post

<t>Jaden: <br/> <br/> I'm excited for you. 20 days means you've got this thing, if you just keep making a daily commitment to never take another puff. <br/> <br/> The spur of the moment quit worked for me. First time I'd tried to quit in 30 years. I decided after one puff of my last cigarette. Hadn'...
by hwc5
21 Dec 2008, 03:54
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Susan Post #1
Replies: 28
Views: 117

Susan Post #1

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by hwc5
21 Dec 2008, 03:54
Forum:
Topic: Susan Post #1
Replies: 27
Views: 0

Susan Post #1

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by hwc5
18 Dec 2008, 06:28
Forum:
Topic: 10 months
Replies: 7
Views: 0

10 months

You should brag. 10 months is getting up there into territory so many quitters never see.

I turned 10 myself last week. I feel pretty good about it.
by hwc5
18 Dec 2008, 06:28
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 10 months
Replies: 10
Views: 103

10 months

You should brag. 10 months is getting up there into territory so many quitters never see.

I turned 10 myself last week. I feel pretty good about it.
by hwc5
18 Dec 2008, 06:28
Forum:
Topic: 10 months
Replies: 7
Views: 0

10 months

You should brag. 10 months is getting up there into territory so many quitters never see.

I turned 10 myself last week. I feel pretty good about it.
by hwc5
18 Dec 2008, 06:28
Forum:
Topic: 10 months
Replies: 9
Views: 0

10 months

You should brag. 10 months is getting up there into territory so many quitters never see.

I turned 10 myself last week. I feel pretty good about it.
by hwc5
17 Dec 2008, 16:49
Forum:
Topic: Every Quit is Different.
Replies: 178
Views: 0

Every Quit is Different.

<t>Even the same quit is different! People ask, "when do the craves stop"? <br/> <br/> At least for me, there was no black and white cut off date. There came a time when I would go days, even weeks, without a crave, and then some "first time trigger" would come along and I'd find myself reaching for...
by hwc5
17 Dec 2008, 08:55
Forum: Craves - Thoughts
Topic: I just can't wait
Replies: 13
Views: 1.6K

I just can't wait

<r><SIZE size="80"><s>[size=80]</s><FONT font="ARIAL"><s>[font=ARIAL]</s><I><s>[i]</s><B><s>[b]</s>"I don't feel any better than my first few weeks, its been over 6 weeks since a quit."<e>[/b]</e></B><e>[/i]</e></I></FONT><e>[/size]</e></SIZE><i>[/font]</i> <br/> <br/> <SIZE size="80"><s>[size=80]</...
by hwc5
17 Dec 2008, 08:55
Forum:
Topic: I just can't wait
Replies: 12
Views: 0

I just can't wait

<r><SIZE size="80"><s>[size=80]</s><FONT font="ARIAL"><s>[font=ARIAL]</s><I><s>[i]</s><B><s>[b]</s>"I don't feel any better than my first few weeks, its been over 6 weeks since a quit."<e>[/b]</e></B><e>[/i]</e></I></FONT><e>[/size]</e></SIZE><i>[/font]</i> <br/> <br/> <SIZE size="80"><s>[size=80]</...
by hwc5
15 Dec 2008, 14:58
Forum: Advice 4 Newbies
Topic: 3 years vs. 3 days
Replies: 121
Views: 1.7K

3 years vs. 3 days

<t>I think the hardest thing to communicate is that quitting is a dynamic process. That you just have to jump in and start swimming. And that, no, those scary feelings that rock you like big waves in the first few days are not the way you will always feel. If they were, probably few would successful...
by hwc5
15 Dec 2008, 14:58
Forum: Encouragement/Support
Topic: 3 years vs. 3 days
Replies: 122
Views: 20.9K

3 years vs. 3 days

<t>I think the hardest thing to communicate is that quitting is a dynamic process. That you just have to jump in and start swimming. And that, no, those scary feelings that rock you like big waves in the first few days are not the way you will always feel. If they were, probably few would successful...
by hwc5
15 Dec 2008, 14:37
Forum:
Topic: What just happened? I didn't mean to quit smoking....
Replies: 90
Views: 0

What just happened? I didn't mean to quit smoking....

<t>Maybe the third time's the charm. I tried to write this last Thursday night, but a power brown out crashed my computer. I tried a second time and the power went off. Ice storm. No electricity, no heat, no light for 40 hours. By Saturday morning, it was 46 degrees in the house, dropping about 10 d...
by hwc5
15 Dec 2008, 14:37
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: What just happened? I didn't mean to quit smoking....
Replies: 172
Views: 10.3K

What just happened? I didn't mean to quit smoking....

<t>Maybe the third time's the charm. I tried to write this last Thursday night, but a power brown out crashed my computer. I tried a second time and the power went off. Ice storm. No electricity, no heat, no light for 40 hours. By Saturday morning, it was 46 degrees in the house, dropping about 10 d...
by hwc5
15 Dec 2008, 14:37
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: What just happened? I didn't mean to quit smoking....
Replies: 95
Views: 770

What just happened? I didn't mean to quit smoking....

<t>Maybe the third time's the charm. I tried to write this last Thursday night, but a power brown out crashed my computer. I tried a second time and the power went off. Ice storm. No electricity, no heat, no light for 40 hours. By Saturday morning, it was 46 degrees in the house, dropping about 10 d...
by hwc5
15 Dec 2008, 14:37
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: What just happened? I didn't mean to quit smoking....
Replies: 91
Views: 964

What just happened? I didn't mean to quit smoking....

<t>Maybe the third time's the charm. I tried to write this last Thursday night, but a power brown out crashed my computer. I tried a second time and the power went off. Ice storm. No electricity, no heat, no light for 40 hours. By Saturday morning, it was 46 degrees in the house, dropping about 10 d...
by hwc5
12 Dec 2008, 11:54
Forum:
Topic: Should you plan to quit or simply quit?
Replies: 14
Views: 0

Should you plan to quit or simply quit?

<t>I might be the ultimate non-planner. The last time I made a serious attempt to quit (if you call taper-off serious) was in 1973. <br/> <br/> Thirty-five years later, I quit after driving to the store, buying two packs of cigarettes, coming home, taking one out, lighting it, and taking one puff. I...