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  1. Missing user
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    5 days and 20 hours ago
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    One week smoke-free!  Worth the effort because cigarettes are so destructive.
  2. dublinguy
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    5 days and 18 hours ago
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    Good for you Optimist. One week is worth celebrating cos it is a tough one when the cravings and urges keep coming your way to try get you to give in. Keep up the effort now for week 2. You can do it and keep us posted as you go. We are here to support you on your journey.
  3. Missing user
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    5 days and 12 hours ago in reply to dublinguy
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    Thanks dublinguy.  I really need and appreciate your support.  This is a whole new beginning for me, and sometimes I feel so alone with it.
  4. jb63
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    5 days and 10 hours ago
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    Congrats on one week.   Keep up the great work.  
  5. Missing user
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    4 days and 11 hours ago
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    Thanks jb63.
  6. mike o
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    10 Jun 2022
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    Nice work optimist- how you feeling with it now, how’s it all going!😁
  7. treepeo1
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    4 days and 6 hours ago in reply to Missing user
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    Hi optimist,

    WooHoo, you have one week under your belt!  Good for you!

    You are definitely not alone.  We are all here for you.  And we get it.  Quitting is hard.  It is a physical, mental and emotional addiction. 

    You smoked when you were happy, sad, bored, killing time.  Now you have to figure out how to handle all of that without smoking.  It is a daunting task, but not an impossible one.  There are some tricks of the trade that might help you.

    Drink lots of water to help get the toxins out of your body.  Do things to distract yourself.  Make a list of all the reasons why you want to quit and read it often.  And focus on all of the benefits of quitting.

    You are doing a great job.  Keep it up.  And remember NOPE (Not One Puff Ever).  If you never take that first puff, you will remain a non-smoker forever.  
  8. Missing user
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    3 days and 10 hours ago in reply to mike o
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    Hi mike:  Good to meet you and hope your quit is going well.  I'm doing fine so far, perhaps wanting to eat more than usual and really can't afford to gain much weight so all in all a lot of restraint is going on!  However, even after only 10 days of not smoking, I feel better.
  9. Missing user
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    3 days and 10 hours ago in reply to treepeo1
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    Thanks for the welcome and support treepeo1 - much appreciated.  You offered several pieces of good advice.  I've never been much of a water-drinker, however I'm trying to increase my intake.  NOPE is a phrase to live by.  What really keeps me going though is remembering my reasons for quitting.  I believe that's what will make the difference for me in the long run.
    Pleased to meet you, and wish you all the best.
  10. wandam
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    2 days and 5 hours ago in reply to Missing user
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    Congratulations optimist on being over 1 week smoke free! Quitting is hard work and you are doing it! Keep up the great job! We are all rooting for you.
  11. Missing user
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    1 day and 20 hours ago in reply to wandam
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    Thank you wandam.  Unfortunately I have to report a small slip yesterday; however I have since reviewed my reasons for quitting and am back on track and persevering in my quit.
    Have you been quit for some time?  What worked best for you?
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