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Thank you for not smoking

Posted in Getting started 20 Jul 2020

Hello and thank you for reading this post.

I am on day one. Freezing cold turkey right here.

Its the only way for me -- albeit violent and merciless. Black and White.

Here I go.

I am taking a lot of tools with me. You all (hi nice to meet you 30+ yrs of nicotine addiction).

I have exercise, a lot every day including cardio, yoga and stretch therapy. I have mediation, hydration, vitamin supplementation, meaningful work, loving family. good health. Good diet. Good weight atm. Decent mental health. Access to a bathtub for detox sessions. A dog.

Please tell me what excuse I could possibly have for carrying with my self-harm and effective suicide by cigarette? I hate myself so much for it, my family is distraught, I have to get out of my own way and bite the bullet and bear down and not give in.

Wish me luck?

Sending light to you, internet strangers.



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  • NoNic, South Eastern Sydney July 20, 2020 | 13:56
  • Robn July 20, 2020 | 17:15
    Hi NoNic, No matter what...practice No Nic and you will get to your goal......stay is worth it
  • Happiness July 21, 2020 | 3:30
    We have done it and you can too. It can even be easy. There are no good excuses to smoke, only cop outs, and once you read books like Allen Carr's which I still have links to (click on Happiness and find my story) and is free, so no excuse as to value, videos like Nadia Davos and an understanding as to why we smoke rather than why we should quit. Once you have a change of mind and heart to your smoking (some feel they are losing their best friend) you can take huge strides in accomplishing this goal. We do not crave what we do not want. We will not want something once we understand the lies we have swallowed. Knowledge is power!
  • Red-67 July 21, 2020 | 6:24
    HI NoNic, and welcome :)
    Don't pump yourself up, expecting the worst. This is only as hard, as you make it.
    Don't stress over the why, and the past. All of us slipped into the addiction of smoking in one way or another, even though it was, and is, a stupid thing to do.. Understand that the addiction is SMOKING. The nicotine just adds more bite to it, to keep you coming back. Embrace the idea that this is a good thing. Make up you mind, you simply do NOT WANT another one. This really can be as easy as you make it. I know. I was a stupid slave to smoking for 45+ years. You CAN do this, and the freedom from them is wonderful :)

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