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A 10 Day Happy Non-Smoker

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  1. shazzan
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    Feels so good to be free of the cigarette and the nicotine. Feels like i am missing something when i put my coat on to leave the house.  Got my money, phone, keys... oh yeah... I don't smoke!   I just smile and give thanks that I found the courage to do it now before bigger health problems arise.     
    When cravings arise, tell it and yourself that you don't need it anymore. Don't ever doubt that you can be happy without the cigarette. It has done nothing for you. It has taken your health and money though. Don't allow it to steal any more. Say enough is enough!  Once you say good-bye once and for all... it won't come back to bother you.  You too can say "I am a Happy Non-Smoker."
  2. marianne, quit coach
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    19 Nov 2018 in reply to shazzan
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    Congratulations Shazzan on 10 days!  Being a Happy Non-Smoker is wonderful! 

    Thank you for sharing. 

    Marianne
  3. lanam
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    23 Nov 2018 in reply to shazzan
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    Congrats Shazzan!! 
    I am a happy non smoker for 12 days now! Feels great don't it? Frame of mind certainly makes a difference in this journey. 

    Cheers :-) and continued success! 
    Lanam
  4. shazzan
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    23 Nov 2018 in reply to lanam
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    Hi Lanam. So nice to meet you and know there is someone else who has achieved what i have.  Congrats on your amazing accomplishment.   Anything is possible when you believe.   Nicotine made us believe and look where it lead us. We chose to believe its ugly lies rather than rationalize the stupid decisions we were making. .  Now that we know the truth, we can encourage others to believe that they can finally be free !   All non-smokers are free of the cigarette, free of smoke corroding our lungs.  Once we are free of nicotine we are free from its influence, ..we see through its lies and once doing so that we can turn the tables on it and control it.  To what degree is up to you.  .

    Some i think, want the periodic reminder of how hard it was to quit and helps them to be on their toes when it raises it's ugly head. Maybe they just haven't managed to truly believe that they can be a non-smoker, or don't know how or if they can live like one.  They have to face whatever fear is holding them back. Ask us and we will try to help.  Once all the fear is gone and the commitment is enthusiastically given without a sense of deprivation  will you achieve being the Happy Non-Smoker. 

    So hard to explain, so easy to achieve really. Just an open mind and logical thought processes.  We did it Lanam,  We know it is possible. We are proof. 
  5. shazzan
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    23 Nov 2018 in reply to rosie1931
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    Thanks for showing an interest, understanding and giving me your support rosie. It really does mean a lot.   Keep up the great work!
    Last modified on 24 Nov 2018 10:51 by shazzan
  6. rosie1931
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    Shazzan,

     And you're very right about who benefits.  One of my earlier posts.  My thought it's the drug companies.  Why would they want us to quit smoking?  So much money to be had in research and various drug options for cancers.  And now of course, the NRT's.  And Shazzan, congratulations on 10 days, that really is awesome.  I'm not kidding.  And you seem so determined.  I was scared, you know whatless the first 3 weeks or so.  6 plus weeks here.  So, if you can think of a way to have a back and forth conversation and get others involved, I'm in and all for it.  We're all here to support each other and it would be great to get a conversation going.  Take care.  
    Last modified on 23 Nov 2018 20:00 by Quit Coach 16
  7. shazzan
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    23 Nov 2018 in reply to rosie1931
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    See you on icanquit  Australia rosie
  8. shazzan
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    Hi Rosie.... its great in the land down under.  I can post some links like what not to eat if you have COPD. Its hard enough to quit for some without feeling at a loss with their medical conditions. If some relief can be given, i figure their odds of quitting will be greater. For some it is a matter of life and death. My Story is out there for newcomers. I can take them to the portal, but they have to step through. 

    I feel not quite so alone, knowing you got xxxxxxxxxx too Rosie!
    Last modified on 27 Nov 2018 09:52 by Quit Coach 1
  9. qiutwhit
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    Deep breaths and we can do this guys! Just quit Friday! Sunflower seeds and taking a break outside still, is super helpful. Often just getting out and away from the situation helps immensely to alleviate the stress, which alleviates the cravein.  Regina, SK. Canada. Day 6 strong!
  10. jenna lee, quit coach
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    28 Nov 2018 in reply to qiutwhit
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    hi qiutwhit,

    Congratulations on quitting! You have some incredible strategies and insight about/for cravings and I am sure that is why you are having such great success.

    We are here for you and are looking forward to hearing more about how you are doing.

    Jenna Lee
  11. shazzan
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    29 Nov 2018 in reply to qiutwhit
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    Congrats on your quit qiutwhit.  Glad you are doing well and staying strong with your quit. You seem to have it under control which is half the battle.  The nicotine should be out of your body now, so just remember to stay positive  with positive thoughts towards the dying pleas from your confused brain. .Feed you brain happy chemicals from certain foods and actions that cause   bursts of happiness,...... good memories that make you smile, hugs, kisses, chocolate,  rewards,   Remind that part of the brain that you are excited about becoming a non-smoker and that you will be there very soon.  The faster your brain accepts this, the faster you will be craving free.  Then you have truly won your freedom.  Stay strong, stay quit. 
  12. shazzan
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    Now a 70 day Happy Non-smoker , smart turkey and only 3 days of mild cravings. Hubby quit two weeks later. Both so happy with our decision. 

    Becoming smoke free is easier than you could ever imagine, if you truly want it. 

    If you have doubts, work on them first,(90%) practice being without a cigarette, learn about nicotine, hate the cigarette and soon you will be able to free yourself of it.  Then work on the addition to nicotine. (10%)
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