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Still having rather strong urges to smoke every five minutes for 30 seconds or so but no real desire to do so .....

snacking like a madman helps a bunch as well as drinking water along with the left hand pencil twirl....lol

How's everyone else tonight?
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He was and was not, He was encompassed in the name yet not encompassed in the name, having as yet no name other than the desire to be called by a name.... ~Umberto Eco
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Morning All - Start of of day 8 on this end and doing ok. Mornings remain a little tough (although the urges now are nothing compared to the first few days) and I wake with that empty (scooped-out) feeling that must have been masked/filled with cigarettes in the past. Maybe it's as simple as being a little anxious. I do know I'm not going to analyze it into the groud.

Had to drive to Jersey yesterday to a party in Hoboken (family friend was celebrating their child's first birthday). It was held at a place named the "Bier Gartin." The name alone irritated me and people in attendance were smoking and drinking like lunatics at 11:00 a.m. I stayed for a bit and asked my wife and kids if they'd be ok with me banging-out and coming back to pick them up at 1:30 after the bday cake was cut. My family understood and I left feeling pretty good about removing myself from a situation that might stir some shit with only a week under my belt. Went to Dunkies, got a coffee, picked-up the Sunday paper and parked at the Hudson. It wasn't that I begrudged anyone smoking there, or that I felt an urge to do so, it was simply knowing that my addiction to nicotine has been so powerful that it was best not to remain in a situation were my clean time could be shaken. I know it's not always going to be like this, but with only a week off the smokes it was important for me to remove myself (don't go into the lion's den unless your a lion tamer).

It's going up to the 60s here today and I plan on taking my three-year-old out to the park. It's going to be great not to have to go to the edge of the playground to wolf-down a smoke. It's amazing how quickly the body heals itself (pretty remarkable our bodies) and I no longer weeze when going to sleep or cough upon waking in the morning. My face glows and my energy (albeit a lot of it nervous energy) is coming back in leaps and bounds. I plan on working-out a bit this afternoon for the first time in a long time (tough to run with a cig in your mouth as you wind-up with ash in your eye) and there certainly seems to be hope on the horizen just because I put down something that was intent on killing me. All in all, not bad and I can't complain.

Hoping the best for all of you as we start this Monday. I remain so grateful you are all out there. You've helped me more than I can express. Best - Mac
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Keep it up Mac!! you got this! It's a cake walk from here

I am coming up on 72 hours and I feel awesome, I just love turning the urge to smoke and the related anxious/ nervous energy into nothing more than excitement for all things to come....

Reverse psychology at it's finest.

Going to go look at some work this morning and have a fairly long drive to get there, but I think If I make my carpool buddy stop as necessary for me to get over an urge, I'll be OK..


Keep up the fight everyone, IT WILL GET EASIER!!!!!!
Behind every great fortune, there is a crime ~ Balzac

He was and was not, He was encompassed in the name yet not encompassed in the name, having as yet no name other than the desire to be called by a name.... ~Umberto Eco
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Safe trip, CHL. 72 hours nicotine free is huge (from what I've read, brunt of nic is purged after 72 hours). Also read about your renter interested in quitting after observing you. That's some powerful stuff, the power of example (and the old I can show you better than I can tell you). Like your thoughts on turning the urge jitters into excitment about the future. That's a great idea.

Nice to be walking with you on this, CHL, thanks for your support and, again, big congrats on 72 completely clean.
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Still having rather strong urges to smoke every five minutes for 30 seconds or so but no real desire to do so .....

snacking like a madman helps a bunch as well as drinking water along with the left hand pencil twirl....lol

How's everyone else tonight?
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Urges will come and go for some time, but each time you overcome the urge the urges will get farther apart and easier. Congrats on progress. PS, what netter support can you have than Mac, he is here every day with progress reports and offering support to others. If some days I am away I know he will be here. Thanks goes out to Mac. DF
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misery. misery. misery.
day one again because of those darn ashtray butts.

addiction is not logical.
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Don't want to.. ceegar
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misery. misery. misery.
day one again because of those darn ashtray butts.

addiction is not logical.
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Takes an extreme amount of will power. Keep trying.
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Hey, DF, Good to see you and thanks.

Grumpy - I hear you, but you're here. A year ago we both wouldn't even think about reading a non-smoking thread (especially, for me, as I couldn't stand non-smokers with their self-righteous and limp passive aggressive clucking and waving should they briefly encounter my smoke - if they lingered, I made a point to blow smoke in their direction). And yet, here we are. I know where you're hanging and could relate to that need to go get the clips out of your car ashtray yesterday. Again, no shame it that, and pretty brave to cop top it. Nobody can argue with the truth.
I believe if you're here, you want to quit and you will do it.

Here's some of the things that helped me: Cranberry juice. I have know Idea how that helped, but someone mentioned it helped with blood sugar drops affiliated with and driving those intense cravings we get in the first days. Who knows, it may just be a placebo but it worked like a bastard for me.

Mindset. I kept telling myself I wasn't giving anything up instead I was putting something down that would kill me. I took it an urge, minute, hour at a time. No bullshit, the urges pass (despite my mind telling me that if I didn't smoke I go all out mental).

Water. I drank water like a lunatic with the knowledge that every drink would be flushing out the nicotine and bringing me closer to freedom.

Coming to this thread and speaking with like-minded people. It broke the isolation of quitting and I didn't feel alone. I witnessed other people quitting (going through the same shit I was) and making it. It got me out of my head (usally a bad neighborhood to be in if I'm going through the shit) and gave me the freedom to say what I was going through with other like-minded people.

Pulling for you, Grumpy. Again, I believe if you're here you want it and you will do it. All best to you - Mac
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Don't want to.. ceegar
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Don't have to....

But you can if you want too
Behind every great fortune, there is a crime ~ Balzac

He was and was not, He was encompassed in the name yet not encompassed in the name, having as yet no name other than the desire to be called by a name.... ~Umberto Eco
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"A year ago we both wouldn't even think about reading a non-smoking thread"
Exactly! well put Mac!

Funny thing is that I used to say "I can't understand the mind of an addict" and would wonder how in the hell anyone could continue using drugs.

Then the realization that I am a nicotine addict came and wham.....
Behind every great fortune, there is a crime ~ Balzac

He was and was not, He was encompassed in the name yet not encompassed in the name, having as yet no name other than the desire to be called by a name.... ~Umberto Eco
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I know, CHL, truly an addict on this end. Every part of my day was touched by the smokes and I never gave it a thought. Day at a time (like the alcoholic or addict abstaining) with one puff being too many and a million never enough should I ever open that door to nic addiction again. I remember when you made the choice to forgo the patch. Would you ever want to go back to that 20 hour mark again? Not me either, brother.

The smokes are getting smaller and smaller in the rear-view mirror as we pull away onto the road of freedom. Best to you CHL and thanks for being there over the days.
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Hey, DF, Good to see you and thanks.

Grumpy - I hear you, but you're here. A year ago we both wouldn't even think about reading a non-smoking thread (especially, for me, as I couldn't stand non-smokers with their self-righteous and limp passive aggressive clucking and waving should they briefly encounter my smoke - if they lingered, I made a point to blow smoke in their direction). And yet, here we are. I know where you're hanging and could relate to that need to go get the clips out of your car ashtray yesterday. Again, no shame it that, and pretty brave to cop top it. Nobody can argue with the truth.
I believe if you're here, you want to quit and you will do it.

Here's some of the things that helped me: Cranberry juice. I have know Idea how that helped, but someone mentioned it helped with blood sugar drops affiliated with and driving those intense cravings we get in the first days. Who knows, it may just be a placebo but it worked like a bastard for me.

Mindset. I kept telling myself I wasn't giving anything up instead I was putting something down that would kill me. I took it an urge, minute, hour at a time. No bullshit, the urges pass (despite my mind telling me that if I didn't smoke I go all out mental).

Water. I drank water like a lunatic with the knowledge that every drink would be flushing out the nicotine and bringing me closer to freedom.

Coming to this thread and speaking with like-minded people. It broke the isolation of quitting and I didn't feel alone. I witnessed other people quitting (going through the same shit I was) and making it. It got me out of my head (usally a bad neighborhood to be in if I'm going through the shit) and gave me the freedom to say what I was going through with other like-minded people.

Pulling for you, Grumpy. Again, I believe if you're here you want it and you will do it. All best to you - Mac
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hf Keep up the good work of supporting demon freedom for all, from your heart.
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I have made a giant pitcher of cranberry juice for tomorrow.
:)
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Good, Grumpy. A new day tomorrow. We're with you. Best to you.
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I have made a giant pitcher of cranberry juice for tomorrow.
:)
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Do it Grumpy, we know you can, and forget about those f'ing stray butts laying around.....you're gonna find em everywhere, know it, expect it and don't do it!
Behind every great fortune, there is a crime ~ Balzac

He was and was not, He was encompassed in the name yet not encompassed in the name, having as yet no name other than the desire to be called by a name.... ~Umberto Eco
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Good Afternoon All - Checking-in. Doing ok on this end with a few slight urges

I was at the post office this morning and the clear packing tape kept slipping off the spool causing me to search, tear, and curse as I attempted to find the beginning of the tape - I became truly frustrated and it really confirmed that we can see the mountains coming, but it's the molehills that trip us up - and it really showed me that the insignificant little things can really set-off the nicotine addiction/craving for me (like breaking a shoelace when you're running late). It let me see the need to continue to wear life like a loose garment and to be vigilant as to how wound-up I can become unawares and how it relates to not smoking. That said, there were also moments of great happiness today where I'd get a wave of "Holy, Christmas, I'm no longer smoking!" (my middle daughter announced to the family last night that I was going to start doing a Martin Luther King "Free at Last, Free at Last, Thank God Almighty I'm Free At Last" at any moment - and, truth be told, she's not far off the mark as there have been moments where I pump my fist in the air with great joy and gratitude that I'm actually not smoking (thankfully, these are private moments).

I never thought I had the stuff to stop smoking.

I'm so very grateful and I wish all good things to you along the road. Best - Mac
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Good Afternoon All - Checking-in. Doing ok on this end with a few slight urges

I was at the post office this morning and the clear packing tape kept slipping off the spool causing me to search, tear, and curse as I attempted to find the beginning of the tape - I became truly frustrated and it really confirmed that we can see the mountains coming, but it's the molehills that trip us up - and it really showed me that the insignificant little things can really set-off the nicotine addiction/craving for me (like breaking a shoelace when you're running late). It let me see the need to continue to wear life like a loose garment and to be vigilant as to how wound-up I can become unawares and how it relates to not smoking. That said, there were also moments of great happiness today where I'd get a wave of "Holy, Christmas, I'm no longer smoking!" (my middle daughter announced to the family last night that I was going to start doing a Martin Luther King "Free at Last, Free at Last, Thank God Almighty I'm Free At Last" at any moment - and, truth be told, she's not far off the mark as there have been moments where I pump my fist in the air with great joy and gratitude that I'm actually not smoking (thankfully, these are private moments).

I never thought I had the stuff to stop smoking.

I'm so very grateful and I wish all good things to you along the road. Best - Mac
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EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!! And really Mac, you have such a way with the words and descriptions, it makes me wonder if you are a professional writer or what. Keep up the the wordslinging man.....

I too am absolutely 5a to be able to quit those damn things and every time I get the urge it just makes me that much more happy to know I aint gonna smoke

I have also been giving my wife extra encouragement to quit as well but no pressure and even telling her to not torture herself by even trying to cut down.

Hell she is the strongest woman that I have ever met, she has attended to the dying of her mother, father and grandmother without the slightest bit of reserve or unwillingness. While I am, by camparison, a weak willed whiny little piece of shit....lol So if I can do it, I keep telling her, then she of all people should be able to.
Behind every great fortune, there is a crime ~ Balzac

He was and was not, He was encompassed in the name yet not encompassed in the name, having as yet no name other than the desire to be called by a name.... ~Umberto Eco
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Ah, man, CHL, we are kindred spirits. Same with my wife, tough cookie and much stronger than me (it's funny, when I was growing-up if I was with the smart guys, I'd be the tough guy and when I was with the tough guys, I'd be the smart guy...in either situation, I was just a frightened guy trying to get through and full of more shit than a Christmas turkey). My wife, on the other hand, has always had a strong unwavering sense of who she is (a female popeye of sorts "Eyes am who I am."). It seems you and I got really lucky. Two bozos on the bus got a break. Good for us. And smoke free.............

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? We're there, CHL. We're doing it! Now, if I can keep my head where my ass is and take it a day at a time, who knows what's next? Infinite possibiities have opened for us, brother, simply because we put down the poison. Again, thanks for sticking close, CHL, I feel fortunate to be doing this with you.

On another note, don't know if you're lurking, Grumpy, or decided to take a break from this, but it doesn't matter if your smoking or not, Just chek-in and let us know how you're doing. Same with the Anon UK fellow who planned on quitting this week.

DesFox I do want to say that your posting of this thread has added to and changed my life. That's not an overstatement, simply a fact for me. Speaking for myself, coming to this thread has been, and is, a huge part of getting me to where I am today. Now, because of your example, it's become almost a sacred knighthood where we are obligated to bequeath what was freely given (from you, Gratia, RicRoc, CHL) to us and pass it on to the next person with a desire to quit smoking. I'm certainly not a philospher or mystic (couldn't tell you the secrets of the ocean upon contemplation of a dew drop), but I do know that simple acts of selfless kindness, gentleness, and thoughtfulness can change the world one person at a time. I thank you all for chnging mine. Best - Mac
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Ah, man, CHL, we are kindred spirits. Same with my wife, tough cookie and much stronger than me (it's funny, when I was growing-up if I was with the smart guys, I'd be the tough guy and when I was with the tough guys, I'd be the smart guy...in either situation, I was just a frightened guy trying to get through and full of more shit than a Christmas turkey). My wife, on the other hand, has always had a strong unwavering sense of who she is (a female popeye of sorts "Eyes am who I am."). It seems you and I got really lucky. Two bozos on the bus got a break. Good for us. And smoke free.............

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? We're there, CHL. We're doing it! Now, if I can keep my head where my ass is and take it a day at a time, who knows what's next? Infinite possibiities have opened for us, brother, simply because we put down the poison. Again, thanks for sticking close, CHL, I feel fortunate to be doing this with you.

On another note, don't know if you're lurking, Grumpy, or decided to take a break from this, but it doesn't matter if your smoking or not, Just chek-in and let us know how you're doing. Same with the Anon UK fellow who planned on quitting this week.

DesFox I do want to say that your posting of this thread has added to and changed my life. That's not an overstatement, simply a fact for me. Speaking for myself, coming to this thread has been, and is, a huge part of getting me to where I am today. Now, because of your example, it's become almost a sacred knighthood where we are obligated to bequeath what was freely given (from you, Gratia, RicRoc, CHL) to us and pass it on to the next person with a desire to quit smoking. I'm certainly not a philospher or mystic (couldn't tell you the secrets of the ocean upon contemplation of a dew drop), but I do know that simple acts of selfless kindness, gentleness, and thoughtfulness can change the world one person at a time. I thank you all for chnging mine. Best - Mac
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I am truly humbled.hf

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I am so happy to see that this thread is helping so many people. Desert Fox I am so proud of you! Not only have you quit smoking but look at all the people that you are helping quit the nasty bastards!

It has been since July 19 when I took my last puff. I can't grasp how much better I feel. I can breath, I can smell, and everything tastes so much better. I have gained about twenty pounds, but will work on that issue after the holidays.

Yeh!!! We quit smoking!!!! 5a
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I am so happy to see that this thread is helping so many people. Desert Fox I am so proud of you! Not only have you quit smoking but look at all the people that you are helping quit the nasty bastards!

It has been since July 19 when I took my last puff. I can't grasp how much better I feel. I can breath, I can smell, and everything tastes so much better. I have gained about twenty pounds, but will work on that issue after the holidays.

Yeh!!! We quit smoking!!!! 5a
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Thank you so much for the accolades. Yes it is astounding to me that my thread actually did inspired many to quit, which was my intent when posting. Congratulations on quitting and are enjoying the health benefits already in such abundance. You can lose weight, but you can't grow new lungs or heart. Green karma to you, thanks for supporting my thread.hf
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Great stuff LB (your name reminds me of me "yoof" and the Ian/Tull days of Loco Breath and Aqualung blasting as I rode around with my pals beneath a thick blanket of reefer smoke).

Congratulations on your clean time and freedom. A huge thing. Thanks for checking-in and letting us hear of your success. It works.

Best to you and yours.
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Great stuff LB (your name reminds me of me "yoof" and the Ian/Tull days of Loco Breath and Aqualung blasting as I rode around with my pals beneath a thick blanket of reefer smoke).

Congratulations on your clean time and freedom. A huge thing. Thanks for checking-in and letting us hear of your success. It works.

Best to you and yours.
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Most faithful to a thread Award goes to you Mac, and I am proud. DF
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This is day 2 although I'm not sure day 1 counts because I slept the entire day, which I shouldn't have done because I have things to do... so now i've had enough sleep and i'm staring the addiction in the face wide awake. Cranberry juice and yes... there will always be cigarettes somewhere... i just have to say no. No. No. No.

I find i get obsessive. That's when I have to break my chain of thought. Find something, anything to take my mind somewhere else. This is a dreadful addiction. I just want to cry.

One is never enough. If I have one, I'll have another one and then another. It's not logical. It's just the way it is. So it goes.

Thank you for this thread. It helps a whole lot! You guys are a rock to me.

I want to breathe. I want to breathe.

If I post anymore you'll know how insane i'm getting. I get insane when I quit. Babbling.
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I have had an on again, off again relationship with cigarettes for twenty years. Can't believe it has been that long since I started. But now I really, really want it to be over. I woke up this morning, after having sucked down half a pack yesterday, and said to myself, Enough! Then I came across this thread and decided to put my decision to quit out in the universe and make it real. I can go three, four days without a cigarette, but boom I'm back at it. But not this time. Seems like 12/12/12 is a good day to quit!
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I have had an on again, off again relationship with cigarettes for twenty years. Can't believe it has been that long since I started. But now I really, really want it to be over. I woke up this morning, after having sucked down half a pack yesterday, and said to myself, Enough! Then I came across this thread and decided to put my decision to quit out in the universe and make it real. I can go three, four days without a cigarette, but boom I'm back at it. But not this time. Seems like 12/12/12 is a good day to quit!
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Hooray!! Happy you found my thread and made the decision to give up the nicotine demon. You will find plenty of supporters here. Best wishes for you.hf DF
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hfHey all
Havn't been around for awhile; Looks like everyone is doing great with new recruits coming on board often. Awesome!!
Saw a couple references to some e-book links I posted; I'll repost here for the new recruits
[link to whyquit.com]
[link to media.wix.com]

Both are helpful but if I had to choose one, I would choose Alan Carr’s Easy Way. For you active quitters as well as ones toiling with the idea of quitting, read a page, a chapter, the whole thing…I guarantee it will provide some insight and help.

DF, you’re like the wise old man and non smoking veteran of the thread. You have provided an invaluable service to us all; my heartfelt thanks.

BxMac and CHL, you two seem to be DF’s star students at the moment; stay strong!!

In hopes to provide some inspiration, after having smoked for 25 years, tomorrow at midnight will be 3 weeks with absolutely no nicotine. Fucking, fuck yeah!!! Urges pass quickly, I feel so much better, I smell so much better, my bank account thanks me, my young kids are forgetting daddy ever smoked, blood pressure down. I no longer feel like I have a void in my life or like I broke up with my best friend. Life is better without the cigarettes. Health is now my best friend.

For those of you reading this thread and considering quitting, If you have some time off from work around the holidays, that is a great opportunity. The first 3 days are a real bitch so if you can stock up on easily prepared food and drink and stay home, chances of success may increase. This is how I quit right after thanksgiving.

Keep it up everyone, it gets easier and better everyday!hf

RicRoc
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Re: I QUIT SMOKING , YOU CAN TOO. I QUIT SEPT 27, 2012, SUPPORT EACH OTHER HERE
GRUMPY! Whoa Sh#t! Day 2! Congratulations. It was great to see you pop back into this thread. What wonderful news. You bet day one counts (would that we could just go under for 72 hours and come-out on the other side nic free, but I guess if we slept through the shit we wouldn't appreciate the freedom we've choosen to give ourselves) sleep or not. I'm so happy for you. I've felt a special kinship with you and so related to the need to grab those nasty-ass clips in your car ashtray. I knew I had met a fellow fiend for the nicotine. Given this, your second day means much.

I hear you on the misery and I wouldn't bullshit you. Some perieod are lousy (but some moments have been beyond my wildest hope) That said, it really did help me to say over and over tht every minute not smoking was bringing me closer to my life as a free man. And obsessive? You bet, same on this end.

Please ramble, rant and rave. You'd be doing me (and all here) a great service if you shared your insanity as you step through the arch to your new choosen freedom. It will be like looking in the mirror and you'd be helping us and we attempt to walk and help you. Don't do it alone. Use this joint. Again, together we can do what we can't do alone.

Day 10 on this end, Grumpy, and you coming back to the thread is one of the best parts of this day. Best - Mac
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Welcome Anon 296. 12-12-12 quit date sound like a homerun. Please let us know how you're doing. 20 years of smoking (in and out) is some time, but it seems now is truly your time to put them down. Keep reaching-out and, if you can, try to stay especially close when you hit the three/four day mark (Dec 15, 16, 17) as you stated that's when the nicotine pulls you back. No shame in that, but now it's your turn and I believe from your initial post you don't have to and won't go back to the toxic two-step.

Please know you're not alone and we can all go through it together. Best to you, Anon. - Mac

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