The One Puff Files

System Pilot
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

29 Jul 2006, 02:35 #71

I had 22 months nicotine free when I had a cigarette. Now here I am 3 1/2 years later... Do not test this because the lucky one's get hooked.

Free and healing for 1 Week, 4 Days, 5 hours and 4 minutes, while extending my life expectancy 23 hours and 20 minutes, by avoiding the use of 280 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $49.04.
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Skylark0
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:03

16 Aug 2006, 04:20 #72

For me, pesonally, what is even more depressing than the fact that I got myself addicted again after 9 years off cigarettes is that it then took me another 12 years until I was able to quit again successfully despite many, many attempts.
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JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

12 Dec 2006, 06:11 #73

For Chris.


The good news - We've all been where you are now. We all made it to 'freedom by taking it One day at a time, sometimes even One hour at a time while remaining committed to Never take another puff


JoeJ Free 700 Days
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Sal GOLD.ffn
Joined: 16 Jan 2003, 08:00

26 Aug 2007, 06:39 #74

Education is the key to holding on to your healing.

Take full advantage of the free education available to you at www.whyquit.com and at Freedom. The quality of the rest of your life is worth the time spent.

Never take another puff!
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Suzi
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

09 Sep 2007, 07:51 #75

AWESOME post!!! I know from my own experience how true this is. Now when I am going to be around someone who smokes, I start repeating my mantra of "there is no such thing as ONE cigarette. ONE = ALL." Suzi Image
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John (Gold)
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

17 Oct 2007, 11:35 #76

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Yes you can, yes you have, yes you are!
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John (Gold)
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

17 Nov 2007, 11:13 #77

Cigarette Smoking Saturates Brain
{alpha}4beta2 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors
Authors: Arthur L. Brody, MD, et al
Archives of Gen Psychiatry, August 2006; Volume 63, Number 8, Pages 907-914.
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Sal GOLD.ffn
Joined: 16 Jan 2003, 08:00

12 Jan 2008, 23:13 #78

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Related reading:

The Law of Addiction
The Lucky One's Get Hooked!
Why we must never take another puff
Have you noticed some of these "lost" long-term quits?
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Sal GOLD.ffn
Joined: 16 Jan 2003, 08:00

26 Apr 2008, 07:52 #79

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hwc
Joined: 18 Jan 2009, 16:17

12 Mar 2009, 04:03 #80

I have a little ritual I do every month on the anniversary of my quit. I find The One Puff Files and do a little reading about the horrors of throwing away a long-time quit by taking a puff. It's my own little monthy reaffirmation of never take another puff and a little time I set aside each month to refocus on my quit and make sure I never so something careless or stupid to throw it away.

I find it useful and, on the odd chance that it might help a fellow quitter, I bump this thread to the top. So, on the occasion of my 13th month without nicotine, here's the bump.
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