We had a bit of a discussion on statistics involving quitting smoking. The numbers in themselves may seem dismal, but statistics are set and presented to serve the purpose of selling products. Strangely enough, even the nrt manufactureres put in their small instructions to use their product with councelling. (That would include this forum).
So who ever is out there, know that you have already doubled your chances.
By reading stories and gaining knowledge you have tools to combat this nasty addiction and its lingering habit. (2 separate things, but then you know that because you have been here a while)
How do we know who is in the background? It amazes me to see new ones , even successful ones to pop out of nowhere. I would love to know if anyone has been surveyed out quitting smoking, previous attempts etc,... or maybe they get it from this and other sites.
Some questions are not black and white, yes or no. How can they gage what a serious attempt is? Everyone's gage is different.
My two attempts decades ago were alone and in the dark with aids that made me feel disoriented and afraid. They have no bearing on my success today.
I just felt something had to be said to encourage people to expect success and not take a lot of stock in the numbers or statistics.
IcanQuit is a support group and that we will do. Anyone can learn the mindset. Anyone can have a change of heart and let go of their past "friend" when percieved as what it truly is.
Yes it is harder for some than for others, but you can get there with the resolve to.
Read Allan Carr's book that I have posted in my stories. Try my backwards quit in "Have you GivenUP GivenUp".
Everyones quit is different. Go at your own pace with your own plan. Join our discussions or sit back and learn. We are glad you are here.
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