Was I addicted?

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09 Apr 2007, 00:53 #26

... from "Reasons People Want to Quit Smoking"
Cigarette smoking is an addiction. It is imperative to remember that once you are an addict, you are always an addict. Once you are off smoking for a short period of time, staying off is relatively easy. You will have occasional thoughts for a cigarette, but they are nothing compared to the urges encountered from withdrawal during the early quitting process. But you must always keep in mind that one puff will put you back to a state of full fledged dependency. Then you will either have to go back to smoking or once again go through quitting. Those are both lousy options. Think of both of them whenever you consider taking a puff. Stick with the winners and - NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF!

Joel

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04 Aug 2007, 04:19 #27

I used to have a dime that was dated 1880 something! It was one of the first items I collected as a child. It possessed no major worth other than sentimentality, yet I valued that little treasure. Guess what I used it for one day when desperation over-rode rational thinking?!
Was I addicted?
.....Chipits.....
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27 Mar 2008, 01:56 #28

From: JoeJFree-Gold- Sent: 2/15/2007 8:53 PM
From: OBob-Gold Sent: 9/18/2002 6:26 PM
Just to reinforce what is being said today.... Not only WERE you (me, everybody here) addicted, but you will ALWAYS be addicted.

There are two types of addicts. They stand on either side of the one puff. Stay on this side, and you'll always be a FREE addict; not an enslaved one.
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19 May 2008, 19:28 #29

"You were addicted to nicotine all of the years you used it
and
you are addicted to it today too.
But as an ex-smoker the addiction becomes asymptomatic.
To keep it that way and to basically stay in control
always remember to Never Take Another Puff!"


-taken from first post..written by Joel
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16 Aug 2012, 16:32 #30

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