by jhopk
14 Sep 2013, 16:04
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: One Year!
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Excellent!  That's quite an accomplishment.

~~~joe, day 44
by jhopk
14 Sep 2013, 15:57
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Mark's Journal
Replies: 16
Views: 1.0K

Congratulations on 2 months nicotine free!  I can't wait.  You're a couple weeks ahead of me.

I hope you're doing well.

~~~joe, day 44
by jhopk
14 Sep 2013, 15:52
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Ben's Journal
Replies: 81
Views: 4.9K

Hey Ben.

Me and you are right about on the same timeline in our quit.  I hope you're getting through it well.

~~~joe, day 44
by jhopk
14 Sep 2013, 15:48
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Joe's journal
Replies: 32
Views: 1.9K

<t>Hey everyone!  I'm still doing great and staying nicotine free.  School is starting to get pretty busy and I hardly ever think about smoking anymore.  Needless to say, I'll be sure to drop in from time to time and see how everyone's doing and keep everyone updated if they're interested.<br/> <br/...
by jhopk
14 Sep 2013, 15:34
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Aven's Quit Journal
Replies: 16
Views: 1.1K

Congratulations on your decision to quit, and your first 4 days nicotine free.  I had difficulty sleeping too on some nights at first; I hope it gets better for you, as it did me.

Good luck this weekend Aven!

~~~joe, day 44
by jhopk
31 Aug 2013, 17:23
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Joe's journal
Replies: 32
Views: 1.9K

Day 31

<t>Thanks for the good luck M, I'll need it this semester.  You too, good luck on your internet classes.  It's nice to know how easy it is to not smoke around smokers.  It's also nice to be able to study up on the third or fourth floor in the library and not have to go all the way down and out to sm...
by jhopk
27 Aug 2013, 01:48
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: How much are cigs where you live?
Replies: 156
Views: 3.3K

<r><QUOTE><s>[quote]</s><B><s>[b]</s>Jefferyrw wrote:<e>[/b]</e></B><HR>[hr]</HR>I started smoking in 1975 while in the US Navy, cigarettes were about $0.25 per pack on base...I quit in 2011 and cigarettes were about $4 per pack.<br/> <br/> I have no idea how much cigarettes cost now because I don't...
by jhopk
24 Aug 2013, 19:07
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: How much are cigs where you live?
Replies: 156
Views: 3.3K

<t>Woah, I started in 2005 in Virginia Beach, and a pack of Marlboro cost excatly $3.35 tax-free on the military base.  Now they cost exactly $5.00 on the base, and between $5.75-$6.50 at regular stores off base, depending on what kind of deal you get, maybe more.  I've always said I'll quit when th...
by jhopk
24 Aug 2013, 17:01
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Seolfor - my story
Replies: 14
Views: 696

<r><QUOTE><s>[quote]</s><B><s>[b]</s>seolfor wrote:<e>[/b]</e></B><HR>[hr]</HR>Quick question: Does anyone know the secret to figuring out how to post an Avatar?<e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> <LEFT><s>[left]</s>You have to go to your yuku profile; at the top left of the page where it says 'Welcome seolfor'...
by jhopk
24 Aug 2013, 12:17
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Seolfor - my story
Replies: 14
Views: 696

Congratulations on putting that pack down.  If smoking is just going to make you have a stroke and die, that's a pretty good reason to stay away from the nicotine.  I'm glad everything is returning to normal after that first one though.

~~~ joe, day 24
by jhopk
21 Aug 2013, 03:13
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Quitters Most Likely to Use "Cold Turkey" Strategy
Replies: 17
Views: 2.2K

<r><QUOTE><s>[quote]</s><B><s>[b]</s>Joel Spitzer wrote:<e>[/b]</e></B><HR>[hr]</HR> Has any member here seen any word of the survey in any local media in your areas?<br/> <br/>  <e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> <LEFT><s>[left]</s>I haven't noticed anything, but I don't watch tv, or seek nicotine education a...
by jhopk
13 Aug 2013, 06:05
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Joe's journal
Replies: 32
Views: 1.9K

Day 13

<t>It's after midnight so I'm putting it down as day 13 (the end of day 12) and I'm being a night-owl tonight.  Today was super easy, as I didn't have a single craving for nicotine, or at least not one that was problematic enough to even remember.  I think all the other days so far, I did have at le...
by jhopk
13 Aug 2013, 05:12
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Rudin's Path to Freedom
Replies: 24
Views: 1.2K

Replacing the word 'cigarette' with 'nicotine', that's gold right there!  Wow...
by jhopk
11 Aug 2013, 15:01
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: A New Era For Me
Replies: 361
Views: 16.4K

Thanks for the story.  As a new quitter of 11 days, I appreciate that you returned to share your experience with newer people!
by jhopk
08 Aug 2013, 14:17
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Joe's journal
Replies: 32
Views: 1.9K

Day 8

<t>Day 8.  Thanks for the links and videos; some of them I've seen and read, and others were new to me.  I liked the video about 'blood sugar symptoms', because I've heard of this before but I didn't connect that with my difficulty concentrating.  When I quit smoking, I also cut back heavily on soda...
by jhopk
06 Aug 2013, 02:57
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Joe's journal
Replies: 32
Views: 1.9K

Joe's journal

<t>Hello everyone. I just joined this site because I'm ready for freedom from nicotine. First, I'm 27 years old and I started smoking when I was 19, so I've been a smoker most of my adult life. My last cigarette puff was on July 31, so I'm tracking my quit days starting on August 1. I've been readin...