Sharry
Sharry

January 6th, 2007, 10:58 pm #701

zero
I'm a member of the green club and loud and proud about it!!
I have been quit for 1 Month, 2 Days, 8 hours, 4 minutes and 50 seconds (33 days). I have saved £100.00 by not smoking 500 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Day, 17 hours and 40 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 04/12/2006 07:54
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Rickened
Rickened

January 7th, 2007, 12:34 am #702

If I were to take an average amount of time based on data collected over the last...say 30 days, then divide it by it's density altitude, correct for wind resistance, and finally convert to international weights and measures.... I come up with 0.000000000001 seconds.

*Margin of error = 0.000000000001

Rick - Free and healing for 5 months, 5 days, 32 minutes

This is my first 5 month post!
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Dyanne1125
Dyanne1125

January 7th, 2007, 1:40 am #703

Hi there, My name is Dyanne, I quit 2 years, 3 days ago, saved 55 days of my life and over $6,800. I NEVER want a cigarette, and wow, it feels terrific to be able to say that. Life gets better and better.

Dyanne
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realmarino
realmarino

January 7th, 2007, 9:32 am #704

I DONT want a cig. But I think about them every day. I smoked over 37 years. Its hard to just forget something that was with you for so long. I will NTAP but I will never forget!!

I have been quit for 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 hours, 31 minutes and 51 seconds (293 days). I have saved $837.59 by not smoking 3,526 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Week, 5 Days, 5 hours and 50 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 3/18/2006 11:00 PM
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bg20019
bg20019

January 11th, 2007, 1:40 pm #705

First time poster....

After over a month into my quit, I'd say at worst I'll get one or two cravings per day.

NTAP
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Andy (Silver)
Andy (Silver)

January 12th, 2007, 5:17 am #706

ZERO. The last time I even had a flicker was over two years ago and it lasted a nanosecond and I viewed with an almost amused interest like "How weird is that that I just finished a big meal and saw a guy driving and smoking and I remembered always having a cigarette after a meal" And then I moved on with my smoke free day...and life.

Andy
4+ years nicotine free
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Joel
Joel

January 30th, 2007, 3:35 am #707

From above:

This string I am kicking up now because I want the new members to be reading through it. It is an important string showing how over time the thoughts for cigarettes do really become infrequent.

I also want to note that the purpose of this string is for new members to read the experiences from a lot of people what it is like for them not to over time, not for new members to write what it is like for them the first few days or weeks of quitting. The post above was deleted precisely for that reason.

Joel
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idrvthe5
idrvthe5

January 30th, 2007, 7:52 am #708

3-6 cravings a day, 30-60 sec. each. max of 270 secs per day.

Michael S Leech - Free and Healing for Eighteen Days and 23 Hours, while extending my life expectancy 2 Days and 15 Hours, by avoiding the use of 758 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $153.68 that I will now spend on racing.
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wgl 101106
wgl 101106

January 30th, 2007, 9:59 am #709

I am still relatively new, but I can say truthfully, that I may have 2 or 3 thoughts per day that last at the most 10 seconds, I can also honestly say that I don't want a cigarette the thoughts are just fleeting memories. Freedom is great and it just gets better with time.

So 30 seconds a day giving cigarettes my attention.
0 seconds per day wanting one.

Will - Free and Healing for Two Months, Five Days, 5 Hours and 59 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 3 Days and 10 Hours, by avoiding the use of 994 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $149.47.
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Nancy J
Nancy J

January 30th, 2007, 11:05 am #710

Also pretty new, but I had only 2 thoughts today, a few seconds each. Just as advised by Joel's library and the veteran members - I have good success with dismissing them by just thinking NTAP or "no, now there is not smoking when I go outside."

This after 22 years of 30 smokes a day - still kind of shocking.

Thanks - Freedom and whyquit
Nancy
16 days
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wannadanc
wannadanc

January 30th, 2007, 11:45 am #711

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>New Message on Freedom From Tobacco - Quit Smoking Now

For those who are asking - I must say that weeks go by now -
WEEKS!!!!!!!!!! I have been free and clear for 2 years 7 months!!!!

Quit Date: 06/02/04
Quit Time: 04:00 AM
Time Quit: 2Y 7M 3W 6D 15H 42Mns
Money saved to date: $7254.06
Cigs not smoked: 58033
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Dwell as near as possible to the channel in which your life flows.
--Henry David Thoreau
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ChristineinNC
ChristineinNC

January 31st, 2007, 1:25 am #712

There are two trigger times that make me think about a cigarette ~ first & mainly is when I see someone smoking. Those thoughts last literally 2 or 3 seconds and I immediately feel sympathy to the person choosing & therefore feeling trapped in their addiction. Secondly, and these happen randomly out of no-where (maybe once or twice an month), I will feel the "I want something" type of emotion. It happens for just one second and is no way uncomfortable.
I have to say that I had to relearn every aspect of my life without a cigarette. I lived all of my adult life smoking and it was quite the adjustment to experience life without one. Once I got through the meals, driving, vacations, dramas, etc., etc., etc., without a cigarette I didn't associate smoking with them anymore.
Anyone can choose to stop smoking. We all have to make choices everyday and face the consequences. Choosing to not smoke has nothing but good consequences, it frees you to participate in your reality and prevents "just existing". Stick with it, you will be amazed at the results, I sure am.
NTAP
Christine
I have been quit for 1 Year, 9 Months, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 9 seconds (640 days). I have saved $3,844.83 by not smoking 12,816 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days and 12 hours of my life. My Quit Date: 04/29/05 5:00 PM
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mslindy6
mslindy6

February 2nd, 2007, 1:56 pm #713

NONE
Linda - Free and Healing for One Year, Ten Months, Thirty Days, 22 Hours and 56 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 48 Days and 17 Hours, by avoiding the use of 14039 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $5,780.80.
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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

February 26th, 2007, 10:08 pm #714

From: Joel Sent: 1/29/2007 2:35 PM
From above:

This string I am kicking up now because I want the new members to be reading through it. It is an important string showing how over time the thoughts for cigarettes do really become infrequent.

I also want to note that the purpose of this string is for new members to read the experiences from a lot of people what it is like for them not to over time, not for new members to write what it is like for them the first few days or weeks of quitting. The post above was deleted precisely for that reason.

Joel



From my first reply to this string Message 544 :

The question Joel poses of "How many times a day do I WANT a Cigarette (or cigar, or pinch or pouch - yeah I did 'em all)?"
Well "Now Hear This" be you lurker or Newbie or Greenie or more - I want a cigarette ZERO times a day and it's been that way for a good while.

JoeJ Free - NicotineFree and Living as I was meant to be for Two Years, One Month, Fifteen Days, 22 Hours and 52 Minutes, while reclaiming 67 Days and 10 Hours,
by choosing not to use 19424 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $3,961.35.
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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

April 3rd, 2007, 12:00 pm #715


Wanting vs. thinking, there is a difference


Not needed, wanted or missed 20314 deadly dose delivery devices, and retained $4,201.60 by choosing to remain nicotine free as I was meant to be for 2 years, 2 months, 23 days, 13 hours, 41 minutes and 51 seconds Ago (812 days)
Most importantly I've reclaimed 70 days, 12 hours and 51 minutes of precious remaining life time.
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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

April 22nd, 2007, 11:55 pm #716

In reply to a newbie query of a near Gold member asking if he has had a crave free day yet.
Read the testimony not of one but many who tell true.
Want a nicotine delivery device?
Not on my life!
How many seconds? ....... Still none.
JoeJ
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ChristinenSam
ChristinenSam

May 1st, 2007, 10:26 am #717

I rarely think about smoking anymore. I smoked for 17 years and my brain seems to have forgotten about it. Its filled up with new and better things, but one thing I won't forget is to NTAP. :)

Four years, 6 hours, 26 minutes and 10 seconds. 30686 cigarettes not smoked, saving $12,274.65. Life saved: 15 weeks, 1 day, 13 hours, 10 minutes.
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Just Hannes
Just Hannes

July 11th, 2007, 11:59 pm #718

I saw a post about a person wanting a cigarette.

I never want nicotine anymore in my life because I want to live.

I want a cigarette ZERO times per day.
I wanted that from the beginning and until now I succeeded and 100% will succeed forever.

Look very good at smokers. They smoke because they have to, most of them don't want to but have to. I remember this strong phrase somewhere in Joel's library but I can't find it anymore: Why do smokers smoke? Because they have to.

Wanting vs. thinking, there is a difference

Frits (7 months+)
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Kris000
Kris000

July 12th, 2007, 9:12 am #719

today is the day i hadn't thought once about having a cigarette until i read this post! i haven't 'craved' a cigarette in weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks! i usually 'think' it might be time to have a cigarette about once a day now.....it's the old habits......still signaling.....but ever so faintly...and the thot lasts just a second or two. and then i smile and sometimes even laugh out loud because i am done smoking and i am comitted to NTAP. kris who is clean and smober at 82 days.
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JD101351
JD101351

July 12th, 2007, 11:21 am #720

thought about it exactly twice today.

Not when I woke up
Not when I had coffee
Not when I got in the car for the 1 hour drive
Once when I saw my subordinate who himself quit 10 days ago and he asked me for gum.
Not when I worked with him for the next two hours
Not when I left him for the 1 hr travel home
Not before lunch
Not during lunch
Not after lunch
Not when I exercised after work
Not when I had a pre meal cocktail
Not when I had dinner
Not after dinner
Twice when checking my email and seeing the Freedom site on my favorites.
I might think about it tomorrow.

Really, you get to the point where you don't think about it.

My Stats: Smoked and dipped for 25 years. I have stopped Nicotine for 5 months and 16 days, avoiding the FOUR THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND NINETY cigarettes I would have roasted. It was tought the first few weeks then not at all difficult. That amount of smoking, pack and a half per day, is wrong.
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lfrogger
lfrogger

July 14th, 2007, 4:39 pm #721

1-3 cravings/triggers a day/30-90 seconds a day/
Embracing life one day at a time!

Lou
3 weeks and 4 days nicotine free
declined 1,043 nicotine feedings
Saved $182.44
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ANGELINA F
ANGELINA F

July 15th, 2007, 5:42 pm #722

Maybe 1 craving per day and it lasts 3-5 seconds

-Angelina
smoke free:
3 months, 1 week, 6 days
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saphares
saphares

July 15th, 2007, 8:08 pm #723

I've always said I'm my own worst enemy....

I've had no physical cravings that I recognize in over a week (I'm being conservative here).

I've had pyschological ones as I've encountered situatuations that I would have 'handled' with a cigarette or 5. The worst one was last week when I got the EOB from my ER visit with the ear infection....and my out of pocket costs were less than half of what I was expecting....I would have celebrated with smokes! But it didn't last as long as I thought.....

I crave less than 5 minutes a day. Thinking I still do.....like I've accomplished a task and feel I deserve a break...the "wouldn't it be nice to kick back with a smoke" thing. But that's not a lot either.....

I'd say 15 minutes max for both, for 18 hours of being awake.

I think I spend more time in the shower than I do thinking about smoking!!

Stacy - Free and Healing for One Month, Three Days, 23 Hours and 1 Minute, while extending my life expectancy 3 Days and 12 Hours, by avoiding the use of 1019 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $267.80.
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juliabrown9121
juliabrown9121

July 23rd, 2007, 9:00 pm #724

I can honestly say that yesterday I only had one real craving and it lasted maybe 10 seconds. I'm still taking it one day at a time, but as the days and weeks go by, this is much easier than I ever imagined.

- Julia, 1 month 9 days
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Kris000
Kris000

July 24th, 2007, 10:01 am #725

NONE
none today, none yesterday, none for more than i can almost remember!
life is good as a person who will NTAP
kris @94 days
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