• Letter to a Loved One

      Letter to a Loved One January 25, 2012 by Anacondahead     View Anacondahead's Blog   Sorry to the old timers out there - you've seen this letter many times but I want to put it up agai...
    last modified by Giulia
  • The Two Sets Of Seasons

          Many of you are going through No Mans Land Right Now (Days 30-130) This is the second hurdle of a longtime/forever quit. The first hurdle is getting through the first 30 days. ...
  • You CAN quit. And, yes, I am talking to you new folk who have just found this website. Stay. Read. Listen. And become one of us. Please read my story...

    I came to EX because I wanted to quit smoking.   Not for just a while.  FOREVER.  I wasn't sure I was ready.  I wasn't sure I had what it would take...  I wasn't even sure I WANTED to quit. &#...
    created by SkyGirl

    Have you "tried your best to fight the craves and can't seem to win?" Are you sitting there scratching your head about what went wrong and feeling like you can "never win?" I'll tell you something I learned Thanks to ...
    last modified by Thomas3.20.2010
  • Common Sense

    How is it that a whole Community of the most diverse and inclusive folks have so much in common? Some of us are beach lovers, others are land lovers. I live at the foothills of the Rockies, others live in every single...
    last modified by Thomas3.20.2010
  • Talk the Talk

    The constant #1 question in our mind when we first quit is how long will the thought of smoking last. Sometimes the thoughts can be so strong you can actually see and feel that little man on the shoulder.  I know...
    last modified by JACKIE1-25-15
  • My Quit Book

    I am convinced that breaking a habit, whether it is smoking, eating, or whatever Is a matter of reprogramming your way of thinking and what triggers your brain. I am not speaking for everyone…just what works on...
    created by johio
  • Newbie Advice

    We have a saying here that I first heard from my friend indingrl.01.06.2011:  Take what you like And leave the rest... to be helpful is our only goal!   We don't all agree, In fact we agreeably disagree ...
    last modified by Thomas3.20.2010
  • Quit Kit aka Tool Box

    What's in YOUR Tool Box?   October 6, 2015 by SkyGirl   You know how we are always talking about having the "tools" to help us when we are quitting?  We talk about using our "tools" to make it throu...
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  • A Few Points

    I feel the need to post these few points.   Understand your addiction. Education is key to everyone’s success here. Don’t try to cut corners. This is your life we’re talking about. Your very sur...
    last modified by Mike.n.Atlanta
  • A Slip is not a Fall

    This for anyone who may be struggling with one smoke on a great quit.   There once was a man.  He walked for 90 days.  He walked hills and valleys. He crossed oceans and deserts.  ...
    last modified by rollercoaster831
  • Quick Quips

          The Law of Addiction states:  "Administration of a drug to an addict will cause re-establishment of chemical dependence upon the addictive substance."  (Ergo - NOPE!)    ...
    last modified by Giulia
  • Acceptance - my hardest part and my best advice to you

    Acceptance – the biggest, most important step   (And LONG.  Sorry.) I wasn’t afraid this time.  In the past I’d felt like the sword was hanging over my head, like something bad ...
    last modified by Mrs.Rum
  • "She was 16 and beautiful..."

    This is a post from a brilliant man who quit smoking and wrote a lot of meaningful posts during his journey.  He went by "JWG... the Invisible Man" .  Approx. 3 1/2 years after he quit, he was diagnosed...
    last modified by marciem
  • The next one!

    I was driving home from work with my wife yesterday. I was proud that I had made it thus far through my first day of becoming and EX and had not smoked. We always smoked on the ride home together. I knew she wanted to...
    created by justsayno3
  • at 3 months: what's working for me

    Tomorrow I will have been quit 3 months, and to celebrate I thought I would write down the three things that helped me the most in my quit. Turns out there are way more than three, I can’t rank them, and I would...
    last modified by c2q
  • OUR crazy quilt

    Become an Ex is a lot like a crazy quilt.  My understanding of a crazy quilt is that is it all kinds of different fabrics sewn together into a quilt, not necessarily in any sort of pattern.  It CAN be in a p...
    last modified by elvan
  • Dear Cigarettes -

    Dear Cigarettes -    You were my first love when I was 17.  Very quickly after our first couple of dates, I became addicted to you.  I actually, as a young girl, felt sexy with you and loved havin...
    last modified by stephanie1067
  • I tried everything

    As it gets closer to my 365th day quit I have been reflecting quite a lot.   I enjoy this site and the friendships that have been nurtured.  I am inspired by both the new and the old members.  Thou...
    last modified by JACKIE1-25-15
  • What's in YOUR Tool Box?

      You know how we are always talking about having the "tools" to help us when we are quitting?  We talk about using our "tools" to make it through a craving.  We talk about using the "tools" we've been ...
    created by SkyGirl