by Jim FreeFromNicotine
29 Mar 2006, 09:19
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Well...its been 1 week....
Replies: 10
Views: 28

Well...its been 1 week....

<r>Wow, Crystal, <br/> <br/> Your story has me feeling sheepish about the whining I was just writing in my journal. I was having a tough day today (my 15th without cigs, 12th without nicotine), but reading your story brought me right out of my self-pity and hyper-anxiety-- <br/> <br/> Congratulation...
by Jim FreeFromNicotine
29 Mar 2006, 09:19
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Well...its been 1 week....
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Well...its been 1 week....

<r>Wow, Crystal, <br/> <br/> Your story has me feeling sheepish about the whining I was just writing in my journal. I was having a tough day today (my 15th without cigs, 12th without nicotine), but reading your story brought me right out of my self-pity and hyper-anxiety-- <br/> <br/> Congratulation...
by Jim FreeFromNicotine
29 Mar 2006, 08:14
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: So far, so good
Replies: 23
Views: 266

So far, so good

<r>Today has been the toughest day so far. <br/> <br/> I suspect I am suffering from sudden, emotional craves because I am getting things done again. I used to "reward" myself with a smoke after accomplishing something, in the old daze. As I now approach two weeks into my quit, I've stopped babying ...
by Jim FreeFromNicotine
29 Mar 2006, 08:14
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: So far, so good
Replies: 23
Views: 267

So far, so good

<r>Today has been the toughest day so far. <br/> <br/> I suspect I am suffering from sudden, emotional craves because I am getting things done again. I used to "reward" myself with a smoke after accomplishing something, in the old daze. As I now approach two weeks into my quit, I've stopped babying ...
by Jim FreeFromNicotine
28 Mar 2006, 09:37
Forum: Relapse Prevention
Topic: Second hand smoke, can it cause relapse?
Replies: 24
Views: 10.1K

Second Hand Smoke

<t>Thanks Sal (and Joel, and Kat)-- <br/> <br/> This thread helps, answering yet another question that arises in the midst of a quit. Second-hand smoke will not let the nicotine back into my system-- those smoke-filled rooms are to be avoiding for the other 3999 poisons, then :-). <br/> <br/> It is ...
by Jim FreeFromNicotine
28 Mar 2006, 09:37
Forum:
Topic: Second Hand Smoke
Replies: 114
Views: 0

Second Hand Smoke

<t>Thanks Sal (and Joel, and Kat)-- <br/> <br/> This thread helps, answering yet another question that arises in the midst of a quit. Second-hand smoke will not let the nicotine back into my system-- those smoke-filled rooms are to be avoiding for the other 3999 poisons, then :-). <br/> <br/> It is ...
by Jim FreeFromNicotine
28 Mar 2006, 09:37
Forum: Health - ETS
Topic: Second Hand Smoke
Replies: 115
Views: 2.8K

Second Hand Smoke

<t>Thanks Sal (and Joel, and Kat)-- <br/> <br/> This thread helps, answering yet another question that arises in the midst of a quit. Second-hand smoke will not let the nicotine back into my system-- those smoke-filled rooms are to be avoiding for the other 3999 poisons, then :-). <br/> <br/> It is ...
by Jim FreeFromNicotine
28 Mar 2006, 08:16
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 1st Post and Quit Diary
Replies: 15
Views: 59

1st Post and Quit Diary

<t>Hi Drew, <br/> <br/> I stopped smoking two weeks ago, and am nicotine-free officially for 11 days, and I identify with all of the symptoms you've outlined. <br/> <br/> 1) I also had a "surge of urge" over the past few days, which has hit me harder, unexpectedly, harder than the first few days. I ...
by Jim FreeFromNicotine
28 Mar 2006, 08:16
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 1st Post and Quit Diary
Replies: 15
Views: 61

1st Post and Quit Diary

<t>Hi Drew, <br/> <br/> I stopped smoking two weeks ago, and am nicotine-free officially for 11 days, and I identify with all of the symptoms you've outlined. <br/> <br/> 1) I also had a "surge of urge" over the past few days, which has hit me harder, unexpectedly, harder than the first few days. I ...
by Jim FreeFromNicotine
28 Mar 2006, 07:02
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Kristie's 1st post
Replies: 50
Views: 323

Kristie's 1st post

<t>Tobacco farmers-- <br/> <br/> Wouldn't it be nice if our federal government offered inverted crop subsidies for tobacco farmers (i.e. paid them to _not_ grow tobacco), as we have done, policy-wise, for other crops (like wheat, soy, etc.)? <br/> <br/> Kristie-- didn't you turn green last week? Whe...
by Jim FreeFromNicotine
28 Mar 2006, 07:02
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: Kristie's 1st post
Replies: 50
Views: 311

Kristie's 1st post

<t>Tobacco farmers-- <br/> <br/> Wouldn't it be nice if our federal government offered inverted crop subsidies for tobacco farmers (i.e. paid them to _not_ grow tobacco), as we have done, policy-wise, for other crops (like wheat, soy, etc.)? <br/> <br/> Kristie-- didn't you turn green last week? Whe...
by Jim FreeFromNicotine
28 Mar 2006, 06:26
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: So far, so good
Replies: 23
Views: 266

So far, so good

<t>Thanks PinkFlowers, the Baby Steps thread is very helpful (as are so many of the Newbie advisorys). <br/> <br/> It does help a lot to think in terms of one hour at a time, sometimes. In the midst of a crave, thinking just in term of one hour makes the crave bearable, and looking at the clock and ...
by Jim FreeFromNicotine
28 Mar 2006, 06:26
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: So far, so good
Replies: 23
Views: 267

So far, so good

<t>Thanks PinkFlowers, the Baby Steps thread is very helpful (as are so many of the Newbie advisorys). <br/> <br/> It does help a lot to think in terms of one hour at a time, sometimes. In the midst of a crave, thinking just in term of one hour makes the crave bearable, and looking at the clock and ...
by Jim FreeFromNicotine
28 Mar 2006, 06:12
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: So far, so good
Replies: 23
Views: 266

So far, so good

<t>I am 11 days without nicotine, and hanging in there by my fingernails. The quit has become my focus, and I am often distracted by my ongoing life. Stress sneaks up on me, and I have the flashing thoughts to reach for the pack that is no longer there. <br/> <br/> I am staying away from my smoker f...
by Jim FreeFromNicotine
28 Mar 2006, 06:12
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: So far, so good
Replies: 23
Views: 267

So far, so good

<t>I am 11 days without nicotine, and hanging in there by my fingernails. The quit has become my focus, and I am often distracted by my ongoing life. Stress sneaks up on me, and I have the flashing thoughts to reach for the pack that is no longer there. <br/> <br/> I am staying away from my smoker f...
by Jim FreeFromNicotine
23 Mar 2006, 07:24
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: So far, so good
Replies: 23
Views: 267

So far, so good

<t>Hello to all. <br/> <br/> My name is Jim and I am entering the 7th day of my quit, having spit out my last piece of gum last Thursday, March 16th (after stopping tobacco three days earlier). I endured the first 72 hours without much whimpering, but I am now battling some frequent urges, and I wan...
by Jim FreeFromNicotine
23 Mar 2006, 07:24
Forum: 1st Post - Diary
Topic: So far, so good
Replies: 23
Views: 266

So far, so good

<t>Hello to all. <br/> <br/> My name is Jim and I am entering the 7th day of my quit, having spit out my last piece of gum last Thursday, March 16th (after stopping tobacco three days earlier). I endured the first 72 hours without much whimpering, but I am now battling some frequent urges, and I wan...