Anything your brain comes up with that tells you that you’re justified in smoking is simply an excuse.  Here are some examples 1.    I’m under a lot of stress right now because of... __...
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  • Quit kit

    A quit kit are things that keep your hands and mouth busy, something that puts you in a good mood, things to keep you busy so you are not dwelling on a smoke, different ways to get support when you are having a hard t...
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  • Those days of wonder

    Remember that first day that you really entertained the idea of quitting? If you’re like me, the main thing noticed on that day was an intense and in reality, unfocused fear just at the thought of it. A kind of ...
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  • No Mans Land Days 30 to 130 (approximate)

    This is not meant to scare anyone. I feel it was one on the reasons I was able to make it through the difficult things I was going through during this time in my quit and what many others were going through on the sit...
  • Which type of quitter will you be?

    Quitting smoking is a process. It can be learned and practiced, just like anything else. Did you learn how to drive by getting in a car by yourself and winging it? Probably not. And if you did, you probably weren̵...
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  • What To Expect In The First Four Months

    You can choose to be anxious and fearful to quit smoking but, it is not required.        Sure, you will have some rough days in first two to three weeks experiencing the physical withdrawal...
  • No Man's Land Weekly Blog -- The Forever Quit

    We do this blog every Wednesday afternoon to offer encouragement to those in No Man’s Land -- months 2-3-4 of a quit, give or take a couple of weeks. This community has chosen to put a big, bright spot...
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  • Abbreviations & Expressions Used in the EX Community

      Why is abbreviation such a long word?      6% CLUB = (those who have quit for one year or more)   Comma = 1,000 days smoke free   DDC = DOUBLE DIGIT CLUB (once a member gets to 10 smok...
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  • Your Quit Is Not Here

    ~~You will see me struggle but you will never see me quit.~~  Unknown You aren't going to find your quit here.  You will find suggestions, advice, encouragement, tips, hints, and information.  But you...
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  • Lifelines! The Keys to a Successful Quit!!

    There are a lot of new people here, and this is also a reminder for those who may have forgotten! Always remember your lifelines! If you should have a serious craving use all of your lifelines before you smoke!...
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    In the beginning when you're feeling like a gerbil on a wheel running and running all day, you become consumed with smoking, smoking, smoking. You read about smoking, you smell smoke, you see smoke. When you quit, it ...
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  • The Transition from Smoker to Non-Smoker

    I found this on my computer today--something I had saved twelve years ago during a previous quit attempt.  I don't know who wrote it, and I wish I had truly believed it back then.  It makes so much sense to ...
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  • Craving Buster Technique

    (Note:  this piece was first published in a blog by aztec back in 2012 called Craving   The original author april_ac was from another site.  Thank you Aztec for bringing it here!) ...
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  • Become

    The name of this Website is BecomeanEX. At first I didn't get it. I thought it was just another name because nobody could think of a better one.  Now, I believe there was a ton of science behind this name: Becom...
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  • DEFUSE Your Addictive Thoughts!

    The minute we decide to quit smoking our Addictive Minds crank up into full gear. They have one simple objective – OUR NEXT FIX! They may look very different but the goal is always the same. How long they pester...
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  • 100+ Things to do instead of smoking

    Another one of those things I found that may help... 1. Read a book. 2. Wash the car. 3. Wash the dog. 4. Go for a walk. 5. Knit a scarf. 6. Do a crossword puzzle. 7. Take a nap. 8. Call a friend. 9. Post...
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  • Foundation For A Successful Quit

    FOUNDATION FOR A SUCCESSFUL QUIT    1. KNOWLEDGE We always say on the site to read the info the site has to offer and other links we give you.  Reading the blogs of our members gives you knowledge ...
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  • Will you be joining the 6% Club?

    It started with a decision: I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired! I no longer want to be in the 70% of smokers who want to quit – I want to be in the 6% who really have quit!   For that decisio...
    last modified by Thomas3.20.2010
  • Early Withdrawal Symptoms

    I copied this in the early days of my quit and thought it might be helpful to the newbies on the site.  The document was noted as written by Nancy Smith. Nicotine's chemical properties are addictive. If you take...
    last modified by Youngatheart.7.4.12
  • Letter to a Loved One

    Sorry to the old timers out there - you've seen this letter many times but I want to put it up again for the newbies. I saw several posts today about smoking family members - what a pain! This letter may help. Dear_...
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