**** Week? (An unacceptable term)

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11 Sep 2003, 20:34 #26

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20 Sep 2003, 04:57 #27

 I saw the term "**** Week" up again from an old post. I just like to bring this one up when old posts pop up like this to make it clear that that the term is often quite misleading. The week a person took up smoking, or the week a person relapses, or the week a person finds out he or she has a smoking induced illness, or the week a person takes his or her last breath because smoking takes its final toll has a much more "hellish" connotation than the week a person quits smoking. We just like to keep things in perspective here.
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09 Oct 2003, 05:35 #28

Hi all-
i've just passed the "glory week" mark myself, and couldn't agree with you more on what constitutes a "**** week"----for me my past life as a closet smoker was one "**** week" after another.this past week for me has been tough at times, but has also been for me the beginning of regaining my self-respect,and a journey toward healing myself--body and soul.....and that actually feels really worth it.
Mary
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21 Oct 2003, 01:28 #29

whoa, i thought it only lasted 72 hours. i am on day 8 almost to day 9. and i still feel like i have a case of the nastys. mine is especially bad, because i am a recovering alcoholic and a person with bipolar (mood swings). i go into my purse reaching for smokes that arent there anymore, then i remember i am a non smoker. i am grateful that i quit. i quit for myself. i had no business smoking in the first place, as i have asthma. now, my mother in law says i have to help her, i said, no, you must do this yourself. was i right in that statement? she couldnt help me stop drinking, i cannot do the same for smoking for her.
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10 Nov 2003, 21:10 #30

The indepth view of why we don't embrace the term "**** Week."
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24 Dec 2003, 23:11 #31

In lieu of today's parade and for the benefit of people just looking in and considering quitting, I thought I had better make it clear that not everyone goes through three hellish days when they quit. While the peak period of potential physical withdrawal is 72 hours, some people find the first day the roughest, some people find the second day the roughest, some the third and some people quit with relative ease having no major physical reactions. Read the post Every quit is different for further discussion on this issue. Quitting might be easy or might be hard but either way it possible and will be worth the effort as long as you always remember to never take another puff!

Joel
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10 Jul 2004, 01:27 #32


Just thought that all of the newbies may be wondering about "glory week"
I know I was.

davez

I have quit smoking for Two weeks, six days, 23 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds. I have not smoked 419 nasty cigarettes. I have saved $41.99 by not buying those stupid little death sticks. I have added 1 day, 10 hours, 55 minutes to my precious life. I am so proud of myself for being a quitter!!
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10 Sep 2005, 00:39 #33

One week that the term "**** Week" is a more accurate description surrounding smoking is the week that a person finds out they have lung cancer, or ends up in a hospital after a heart attack, or ends up partially paralyzed or unable to speak from a stroke, or the day a person starts on oxygen, or the day a person ends up on a burn ward from a fire they started with their own cigarette, or the day a person dies suddenly or unexpectedly from a smoking induced incident.

Even in these cases though the term "**** Week" is an inaccurate assessment of time. These people may end up going though weeks or months of what they consider hellish experiences and still sometimes end up losing the battle to save their lives. In the case of sudden death, "**** Week" doesn't apply either, at least not for the deceased individual himself or herself but likely for the family and friends left behind. The suffering and sadness of these family members and friends will not likely end on day eight either, they will be facing the sadness of the smokers premature loss for a long time to come.

I guess the closest a week may be considered "**** Week" in regards to smoking is the week a person relapses. That is the week they have to admit failure to everyone they know, unless they start their new lives living the lie of being closet smokers, which creates it own problems that last a whole lot longer than a week. This is the week that they start to smell like **** again, and possibly start to experience perceivable detrimental effects again. This is the week that they start paying exorbitant prices for a product that is attacking their heart, lungs, self-respect, self-esteem, start to make them question their own intelligence or their own common sense, and affect the ways other people view them. In the case of the closet smokers who eventually gets caught, it also threatens their basic honesty and integrity for they are living a lie now and are always afraid of being exposed.

The week a person relapses may be hellish but the problems posed by smoking will not end in seven days for them either, but rather get perpetually worse as the days, months and years pass while maintaining the active addiction to nicotine. To end the hellish experience of being a smoker is as simple as knowing not for seven days, but for the rest of your life to never take another puff!.

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04 Jan 2006, 07:43 #34

I saw where a member used the term "**** Week" in a post.

From above:
One week that the term "**** Week" is a more accurate description surrounding smoking is the week that a person finds out they have lung cancer, or ends up in a hospital after a heart attack, or ends up partially paralyzed or unable to speak from a stroke, or the day a person starts on oxygen, or the day a person ends up on a burn ward from a fire they started with their own cigarette, or the day a person dies suddenly or unexpectedly from a smoking induced incident.

Even in these cases though the term "**** Week" is an inaccurate assessment of time. These people may end up going though weeks or months of what they consider hellish experiences and still sometimes end up losing the battle to save their lives. In the case of sudden death, "**** Week" doesn't apply either, at least not for the deceased individual himself or herself but likely for the family and friends left behind. The suffering and sadness of these family members and friends will not likely end on day eight either, they will be facing the sadness of the smokers premature loss for a long time to come.

I guess the closest a week may be considered "**** Week" in regards to smoking is the week a person relapses. That is the week they have to admit failure to everyone they know, unless they start their new lives living the lie of being closet smokers, which creates it own problems that last a whole lot longer than a week. This is the week that they start to smell like **** again, and possibly start to experience perceivable detrimental effects again. This is the week that they start paying exorbitant prices for a product that is attacking their heart, lungs, self-respect, self-esteem, start to make them question their own intelligence or their own common sense, and affect the ways other people view them. In the case of the closet smokers who eventually gets caught, it also threatens their basic honesty and integrity for they are living a lie now and are always afraid of being exposed.

The week a person relapses may be hellish but the problems posed by smoking will not end in seven days for them either, but rather get perpetually worse as the days, months and years pass while maintaining the active addiction to nicotine. To end the hellish experience of being a smoker is as simple as knowing not for seven days, but for the rest of your life to never take another puff!.

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02 Mar 2006, 22:01 #35

HOORAY! I couldn't agree more. This is NOT **** week! It is in fact GLORY WEEK. If your quit is a week long, could you be any prouder of yourself? I have more self confidence and sense of accomplishement than I've ever had (except birthing twins LOL). What a POSITIVE thing!! Wooo-Hooo for us!

I'm changing my name...I'll now be known as Nancy Ntap!
Five FUN days, 11 hours, 23 minutes and 46 seconds. 164 cigarettes not smoked, saving $39.74. Life saved: 13 hours, 40 minutes.
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17 May 2006, 19:26 #36

From above:

One week that the term "**** Week" is a more accurate description surrounding smoking is the week that a person finds out they have lung cancer, or ends up in a hospital after a heart attack, or ends up partially paralyzed or unable to speak from a stroke, or the day a person starts on oxygen, or the day a person ends up on a burn ward from a fire they started with their own cigarette, or the day a person dies suddenly or unexpectedly from a smoking induced incident.

Even in these cases though the term "**** Week" is an inaccurate assessment of time. These people may end up going though weeks or months of what they consider hellish experiences and still sometimes end up losing the battle to save their lives. In the case of sudden death, "**** Week" doesn't apply either, at least not for the deceased individual himself or herself but likely for the family and friends left behind. The suffering and sadness of these family members and friends will not likely end on day eight either, they will be facing the sadness of the smokers premature loss for a long time to come.

I guess the closest a week may be considered "**** Week" in regards to smoking is the week a person relapses. That is the week they have to admit failure to everyone they know, unless they start their new lives living the lie of being closet smokers, which creates it own problems that last a whole lot longer than a week. This is the week that they start to smell like **** again, and possibly start to experience perceivable detrimental effects again. This is the week that they start paying exorbitant prices for a product that is attacking their heart, lungs, self-respect, self-esteem, start to make them question their own intelligence or their own common sense, and affect the ways other people view them. In the case of the closet smokers who eventually gets caught, it also threatens their basic honesty and integrity for they are living a lie now and are always afraid of being exposed.

The week a person relapses may be hellish but the problems posed by smoking will not end in seven days for them either, but rather get perpetually worse as the days, months and years pass while maintaining the active addiction to nicotine. To end the hellish experience of being a smoker is as simple as knowing not for seven days, but for the rest of your life to never take another puff!.

Joel
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19 May 2006, 03:46 #37

Once again reading has changed my mind to around to think and look at something differently for what it really is thanks again for putting things in perspective.
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19 May 2006, 04:22 #38

Sorry for using this expression in one of my recent posts. I don't think I used it any others and certainly take on board what you are saying. I appreciate entirely that the first week of a quit may very well not be "**** week" for many people, and certainly they should not anticipate that it will be. The context in which I used it was to try to suggest that given the strength demonstrated in getting through the first 72 hours, and managing to continue with a difficult week, there should be no giving up.

Thank you for this - another bit of education for me!

Maria - 1 month quit and not quite believing it
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03 Jan 2007, 20:46 #39

I am actually happy to say that we don't have to bring this one up much any more. I think that most of our new and old members alike realize that the term "**** week" is really an overly negative description for a week with such significant importance and lifetime benefits as the week a person finally successfully breaks free from the grip of an active nicotine addiction. I do suspect that there are some readers here though from other sites who do see this term a lot. This thread puts the term into perspective.
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12 Jul 2007, 08:52 #40

I saw where a member used the term "**** Week" in a post.

From above:
One week that the term "**** Week" is a more accurate description surrounding smoking is the week that a person finds out they have lung cancer, or ends up in a hospital after a heart attack, or ends up partially paralyzed or unable to speak from a stroke, or the day a person starts on oxygen, or the day a person ends up on a burn ward from a fire they started with their own cigarette, or the day a person dies suddenly or unexpectedly from a smoking induced incident.

Even in these cases though the term "**** Week" is an inaccurate assessment of time. These people may end up going though weeks or months of what they consider hellish experiences and still sometimes end up losing the battle to save their lives. In the case of sudden death, "**** Week" doesn't apply either, at least not for the deceased individual himself or herself but likely for the family and friends left behind. The suffering and sadness of these family members and friends will not likely end on day eight either, they will be facing the sadness of the smokers premature loss for a long time to come.

I guess the closest a week may be considered "**** Week" in regards to smoking is the week a person relapses. That is the week they have to admit failure to everyone they know, unless they start their new lives living the lie of being closet smokers, which creates it own problems that last a whole lot longer than a week. This is the week that they start to smell like **** again, and possibly start to experience perceivable detrimental effects again. This is the week that they start paying exorbitant prices for a product that is attacking their heart, lungs, self-respect, self-esteem, start to make them question their own intelligence or their own common sense, and affect the ways other people view them. In the case of the closet smokers who eventually gets caught, it also threatens their basic honesty and integrity for they are living a lie now and are always afraid of being exposed.

The week a person relapses may be hellish but the problems posed by smoking will not end in seven days for them either, but rather get perpetually worse as the days, months and years pass while maintaining the active addiction to nicotine. To end the hellish experience of being a smoker is as simple as knowing not for seven days, but for the rest of your life to never take another puff!.

Joel

Also from above:

I am actually happy to say that we don't have to bring this one up much any more. I think that most of our new and old members alike realize that the term "**** week" is really an overly negative description for a week with such significant importance and lifetime benefits as the week a person finally successfully breaks free from the grip of an active nicotine addiction. I do suspect that there are some readers here though from other sites who do see this term a lot. This thread puts the term into perspective.
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21 Jul 2008, 00:22 #41

I saw where a member used the term "**** Week" in a post.

From above:
One week that the term "**** Week" is a more accurate description surrounding smoking is the week that a person finds out they have lung cancer, or ends up in a hospital after a heart attack, or ends up partially paralyzed or unable to speak from a stroke, or the day a person starts on oxygen, or the day a person ends up on a burn ward from a fire they started with their own cigarette, or the day a person dies suddenly or unexpectedly from a smoking induced incident.

Even in these cases though the term "**** Week" is an inaccurate assessment of time. These people may end up going though weeks or months of what they consider hellish experiences and still sometimes end up losing the battle to save their lives. In the case of sudden death, "**** Week" doesn't apply either, at least not for the deceased individual himself or herself but likely for the family and friends left behind. The suffering and sadness of these family members and friends will not likely end on day eight either, they will be facing the sadness of the smokers premature loss for a long time to come.

I guess the closest a week may be considered "**** Week" in regards to smoking is the week a person relapses. That is the week they have to admit failure to everyone they know, unless they start their new lives living the lie of being closet smokers, which creates it own problems that last a whole lot longer than a week. This is the week that they start to smell like **** again, and possibly start to experience perceivable detrimental effects again. This is the week that they start paying exorbitant prices for a product that is attacking their heart, lungs, self-respect, self-esteem, start to make them question their own intelligence or their own common sense, and affect the ways other people view them. In the case of the closet smokers who eventually gets caught, it also threatens their basic honesty and integrity for they are living a lie now and are always afraid of being exposed.

The week a person relapses may be hellish but the problems posed by smoking will not end in seven days for them either, but rather get perpetually worse as the days, months and years pass while maintaining the active addiction to nicotine. To end the hellish experience of being a smoker is as simple as knowing not for seven days, but for the rest of your life to never take another puff!.

Joel

Also from above:

I am actually happy to say that we don't have to bring this one up much any more. I think that most of our new and old members alike realize that the term "**** week" is really an overly negative description for a week with such significant importance and lifetime benefits as the week a person finally successfully breaks free from the grip of an active nicotine addiction. I do suspect that there are some readers here though from other sites who do see this term a lot. This thread puts the term into perspective.
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03 Nov 2008, 22:06 #42

From above:

I am actually happy to say that we don't have to bring this one up much any more. I think that most of our new and old members alike realize that the term "**** week" is really an overly negative description for a week with such significant importance and lifetime benefits as the week a person finally successfully breaks free from the grip of an active nicotine addiction. I do suspect that there are some readers here though from other sites who do see this term a lot. This thread puts the term into perspective.

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One week that the term "**** Week" is a more accurate description surrounding smoking is the week that a person finds out they have lung cancer, or ends up in a hospital after a heart attack, or ends up partially paralyzed or unable to speak from a stroke, or the day a person starts on oxygen, or the day a person ends up on a burn ward from a fire they started with their own cigarette, or the day a person dies suddenly or unexpectedly from a smoking induced incident.

Even in these cases though the term "**** Week" is an inaccurate assessment of time. These people may end up going though weeks or months of what they consider hellish experiences and still sometimes end up losing the battle to save their lives. In the case of sudden death, "**** Week" doesn't apply either, at least not for the deceased individual himself or herself but likely for the family and friends left behind. The suffering and sadness of these family members and friends will not likely end on day eight either, they will be facing the sadness of the smokers premature loss for a long time to come.

I guess the closest a week may be considered "**** Week" in regards to smoking is the week a person relapses. That is the week they have to admit failure to everyone they know, unless they start their new lives living the lie of being closet smokers, which creates it own problems that last a whole lot longer than a week. This is the week that they start to smell like **** again, and possibly start to experience perceivable detrimental effects again. This is the week that they start paying exorbitant prices for a product that is attacking their heart, lungs, self-respect, self-esteem, start to make them question their own intelligence or their own common sense, and affect the ways other people view them. In the case of the closet smokers who eventually gets caught, it also threatens their basic honesty and integrity for they are living a lie now and are always afraid of being exposed.

The week a person relapses may be hellish but the problems posed by smoking will not end in seven days for them either, but rather get perpetually worse as the days, months and years pass while maintaining the active addiction to nicotine. To end the hellish experience of being a smoker is as simple as knowing not for seven days, but for the rest of your life to never take another puff!.

Joel
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