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  • Well...its been 1 week....
    Wow, Crystal, 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-- Congratulations are in order, believe it ...
    by Jim FreeFromNicotine Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by FoolishWorkinj
    April 4th, 2006, 8:24 am
  • Well...its been 1 week....
    Wow, Crystal, 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-- Congratulations are in order, believe it ...
    by Jim FreeFromNicotine Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by FoolishWorkinj
    April 4th, 2006, 8:24 am
  • So far, so good
    Today has been the toughest day so far. 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 myself, and I a...
    by Jim FreeFromNicotine Posted in 1st Post - Diary
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    Last post by mexy0
    March 29th, 2006, 10:41 pm
  • So far, so good
    Today has been the toughest day so far. 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 myself, and I a...
    by Jim FreeFromNicotine Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by ElevenPinkFlowers
    March 23rd, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Second Hand Smoke
    Thanks Sal (and Joel, and Kat)-- 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 :-). It is much better to be asking th...
    by Jim FreeFromNicotine Posted in Relapse Prevention
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    Last post by JohnPolito
    September 1st, 2010, 3:46 am
  • Second Hand Smoke
    Thanks Sal (and Joel, and Kat)-- 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 :-). It is much better to be asking th...
    by Jim FreeFromNicotine Posted in
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    Last post by Joel
    April 18th, 2002, 8:19 pm
  • Second Hand Smoke
    Thanks Sal (and Joel, and Kat)-- 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 :-). It is much better to be asking th...
    by Jim FreeFromNicotine Posted in Health - ETS
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    Last post by Sal GOLD.ffn
    November 22nd, 2008, 7:31 am
  • 1st Post and Quit Diary
    Hi Drew, 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. 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 am still dealing with this ...
    by Jim FreeFromNicotine Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Starshinegrl Gold
    April 3rd, 2006, 7:02 pm
  • 1st Post and Quit Diary
    Hi Drew, 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. 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 am still dealing with this ...
    by Jim FreeFromNicotine Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Starshinegrl Gold
    April 3rd, 2006, 7:02 pm
  • Kristie's 1st post
    Tobacco farmers-- 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.)? Kristie-- didn't you turn green last week? Where's the celebration! And, ...
    by Jim FreeFromNicotine Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by Kristie
    March 2nd, 2006, 1:03 am
  • Kristie's 1st post
    Tobacco farmers-- 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.)? Kristie-- didn't you turn green last week? Where's the celebration! And, ...
    by Jim FreeFromNicotine Posted in 1st Post - Diary
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    Last post by Kristie
    March 2nd, 2006, 1:03 am
  • So far, so good
    Thanks PinkFlowers, the Baby Steps thread is very helpful (as are so many of the Newbie advisorys). 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 thinking in ter...
    by Jim FreeFromNicotine Posted in 1st Post - Diary
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    Last post by mexy0
    March 29th, 2006, 10:41 pm
  • So far, so good
    Thanks PinkFlowers, the Baby Steps thread is very helpful (as are so many of the Newbie advisorys). 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 thinking in ter...
    by Jim FreeFromNicotine Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by ElevenPinkFlowers
    March 23rd, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • So far, so good
    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. I am staying away from my smoker friends, for the...
    by Jim FreeFromNicotine Posted in 1st Post - Diary
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    Last post by mexy0
    March 29th, 2006, 10:41 pm
  • So far, so good
    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. I am staying away from my smoker friends, for the...
    by Jim FreeFromNicotine Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by ElevenPinkFlowers
    March 23rd, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • So far, so good
    Hello to all. 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 want to accelerate...
    by Jim FreeFromNicotine Posted in The Message Board
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    Last post by ElevenPinkFlowers
    March 23rd, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • So far, so good
    Hello to all. 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 want to accelerate...
    by Jim FreeFromNicotine Posted in 1st Post - Diary
    23 Replies
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    Last post by mexy0
    March 29th, 2006, 10:41 pm