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a new comedy web series about quitting smoking! 
  hullywood_bound
 
11:24am 29/07/2010
 
mood: amused
from atom.com starring & written by Katie Flynn & Crystal Angel and guest starring Jane Seymour comes a web series about 2 girls Sarah and Quinn who are going to quit smoking no matter what it takes, and it's going to take more than the occasional slip-up, breakdown or disaster to discourage them.

The first ep just premiered on monday 7/26/2010 and the second ep will be up on monday 8/2/2010

Check it out :)

 
     

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Hears one reason to stop, you'll die quickly and painfully. 
  chainsawsean
 
12:57pm 03/09/2009
  I just found out about this really scary virus. I know a lot of people on here probably smoke, so I thought I would share this with you guys.



Sanford is my number one fear right now!
 
     

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New member and website on quit smoking 
  mymagpie
 
07:48pm 25/06/2006
  Hi, just joined, not many members here! I know lots of smokers want to quit, so if you or a friend need some friendly help and great ideas, please have a read of my website The Ultimate Quit Smoking Guide
I'm happy to answer any question also.
Cheers
 
     

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"I Haven't Killed Anybody Since 1984..." 
  unclebillybob
 
03:17pm 25/04/2006
 
mood: happy
Over the course of my life I have quit cocaine, crack, LSD, marijuana, crystal meth, assorted pills, and cigarettes. And out of all of them, cigarettes are by far the biggest bitch. I've done the patch, the gum, hypnosis, tapering off, fake smokes, and doing something else other than smoking (ie. eating a Lifesaver...). None of it worked.
Yesterday I celebrated 16 weeks of not smoking. Anything. Pot and cigarettes were my last two vices to go. (Ironically, alcohol is the one vice that's never become an addiction. I pray it never does, a man's got to have at least 1 manageable vice......)
Anyway, the thing that has helped me the most has been my kids. I have three daughters, 13, 15, and 15 (not twins, one's a stepdaughter), and whenever I think I might like to smoke, I think about how much MORE fun I'll have at their graduations, or watching them leave for the prom. Or my grandchildren being born. (I can wait another 5-10 years for THAT!) Would I like to sit on my porch with a cold beer and a Marlboro? Oh hell yeah!!! But I'd like even more to sit on my porch with a cold beer and my kids...........
That's my secret for not smoking them. If anybody has a secret for not wanting them.....I'm all ears.....
 
     

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  carpediem88
 
04:01pm 10/12/2003
 
mood: distressed
i picked up smoking cigs a while ago. i just have the craving to do it, just go outside, relieve stress, and think. i want to quit, but still be able to be as relaxed...
but im going to do it. im definately going to stop. i mean im almost to a pack a day. wish me luck.
 
     

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  digi_mortal
 
12:53pm 30/03/2003
  This community is dedicated to addiction. I applies to anyone addicted to anything.

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  dsgnrdrg
 
11:57pm 02/06/2002
  i just picked up smoking, and ill tell you what.. it was the best thing in the world for me. never smoked a cigarette until around new years at age 20.

smoking gave me time to think, to be outside and relax for a minute. the weight of the world was on my shoulders for a full year. much more serious addictions destroyed me, inside out. wreaked havoc on college, my parents, my friends. i toiled with the thought of incarceration and prison violence forever. cigarettes. hehe... i know its not good for me, but life goes on, i'm not a crackhead (literally or figuratively) anymore. contrary to popular belief functional narcotic addicts do exist in this world. if only i had known...

to end on a light note, i like cheap cigarettes. if im going to kill myself with cigarettes, its going to be at the cheapest possible price.
 
     

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  ayizan
 
12:06am 26/05/2002
 
mood: hung head
well i got in and now i can share with the group about my new bike i'm getting!
Kona Alona 2001....beaut she is ,but the only problem is i know nothing about her except she is light,fast and burns rubber with a feather touch....
oh yea and jumpin' is easy!
i'm too embarrased to ask the hardcore guy who i'm gettin' it from about her cause they will laugh me out of their shop...
so anyone that knows anything about my Kona,pls write and tell me all you know.
looked them up on the net but couldn't find her.
i know it has front suspention(sp) and shocks (hence made for jumping)...but there is more and i want to know.
thx.....-Elizabeth
do i sound really stupid asking about my bike or what?
 
     

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Newbie!!!!! 
  xmacx
 
11:56am 05/05/2002
 
mood: groggy
Okay so I found this really cool page last nite & joined imediately.. I've been smoking for 28 yrs. and it is the only drug that I have not been able to kick. I am a recovering drug addict w/15 plus yrs. clean but came from the coffee and cigarettes crowd.. I have been struggling w/ trying to quit but cannot summon the WILLPOWER to do much about it. Any tips would be greatly appreciated... Thanx Mark
 
     

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An hour of my life back! 
  caylina
 
08:07am 18/04/2002
 
mood: cheerful
2w 1d 3:36 smoke-free, 15 cigs not smoked, $2.63 saved, 1:15 life saved
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Ok, I get it now!!!
 
     

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An hour of my life back! 
  caylina
 
08:06am 18/04/2002
 
mood: cheerful
%Yy %Mm %Ww %Dd %T smoke-free, %C cigs not smoked, %S saved, %yy %mm %ww %dd %t life saved
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Let's try that again
 
     

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An hour of my life back! 
  caylina
 
07:57am 18/04/2002
 
mood: cheerful
%Yy %Mm %Ww %Dd %T smoke-free, %C cigs not smoked, %S saved, %yy %mm %ww %dd %t life saved
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Hope that works and people don't just see a bunch of funky symbols. :D
Thank you to Not_you for the site with the program that does this, it's pretty cool! I can't believe I'm already going to live an hour longer just because I haven't smoked for two weeks! Pretty keen, no? Never mind the money saved (since I did chronically bum) or how many cigarettes I haven't smoked (which is actually kind of depressing since I think smoking is fun), it's the extra life-o-meter that I really like. I assume, however, that it only holds true if you die of old age, though. Unless not smoking can make that car hit you an hour later, or something! That would be really cool! The one thing this program is missing is a cigarette type, I think, like I've heard that menthols are much worse for you, and cloves make your lungs bleed. Maybe I'll send an email to them later if I'm bored.
I think it would be cool if they had this kind of program for other vices, like:
How much less liver damage you obtain from stopping drinking,
How much longer you'll live if you aren't overweight,
How much longer you'll live if you excercise, like, ever,
stuff like that. It's a really nifty program. Thanks again!

Cay
 
     

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* Hack Hack * 
  caylina
 
04:55am 03/04/2002
 
mood: sore
Okay, this is it. For real this time. NO MORE SMOKING. Really. My lungs are killing me, and my throat hurts so much. :( A friend of mine found menthol cloves, which I used to smoke religiously, and she lent me one. And that will be the last one I ever smoke, because now I hurt so much. I guess my lungs just can't take the abuse anymore. So this is it, no more smoking, not of anything. I bet I popped a few aviolas already, and I can just picture my previously pink healthy lungs now black and gunky. Eck eck eck. Maybe it isn't that bad yet... but I'm stopping. Now. I can feel it when I breath in, hurting all the way down, which generally seems like a bad thing. hmmm. Hope I can get back to sleep... the pain woke me up. 'nite.

Cay
 
     

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my first post 
  amtiene1
 
05:53pm 31/03/2002
 
mood: fiending
Hi Everybody,
My name is Amanda. I had my last cigarette at 11:30 last night. I'm 20 years old and I've been smoking for almost 6 years now. It's been 18 hours and I'm very edgy. I need the reminders of why I quit (my health). Any suggestions of how to deal with physical and psychological cravings would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Amanda
 
     

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  thejadedpearl
 
07:57am 10/03/2002
 
mood: crappy
hello, i am new to this community. i have not had a cigarette in almost a month. in fact, it will be a month this tuesday. i am 22 and a smoker since the age of 13. i "peaked" at 20, having one and a half to two packs per day. quitting is perhaps the most difficult thing i've done (which is saying something, from someone who survived military basic training.) i often find myself with my hand in a bag of potato chips wishing for nothing more than a smoke. having my girlfriend quit with me has been a big help (for both of us.) our friends and neighbors in the other half of our duplex are also quitting, although they are using the patch. having everyone stop at the same time means that everyone is going through the same thing and it's like one big support group. right now i want nothing more than the warm, glowing comfort of a cigarette in my hand - that's why i'm posting here because it's keeping the hands busy. i'm going to go get a glass of water. i'll keep you posted on my progress.
 
     

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I Quit 
  tiggerski3
 
10:13am 03/12/2001
  I have tossed the half pack that was in my Blazer out, as well as the one that I had in my office went into the dumpster just a couple of minutes ago. I cannot remember the last time a cigarette even tasted good. Yes, there are many times that it has calmed my nerves, but I still get that disgusting mucus build-up that I cough and spit for hours afterwards. My throat has been sore again and I heard this thing on the radio talking about throat cancer again, which would not be something I would want to have to endure. I would hate to hate to now be able to express myself verbally. It is just not healthy, nor is it anything that I care to do anymore. Time to get back on track, though I have only slid slightly, that is too much.  
     

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I GOT A NiCA SPONSOR!!!!!! 
  tofurkeygirl
 
01:11am 21/11/2001
 
mood: hopeful
I'm giddy. I still haven't completely stopped, although I have seriously cut down. I went to my 2nd Nicotine Anonymous Meeting today. This one was virtual, and I seemed to get much more out of it.

The day is ending with me learning that I have an offer for a sponsor. Her name is Gina and... with the meeting touching me as much as it did and knowing that I've got some folks on my side who've been through it and are offering a hand up. That makes all the difference in the world to me.

Like they say in recovery. You just have to take things "one day at at time". Tomorrow's plan: when I get out of bed at 10:30am I'll tell myself that I just have to make it through to 2:30pm. And at 2:30pm I'll tell myself, just until 6:30pm, and at 6:30pm I'll tell myself just until 12:30am. By then I'll have the day wiped out and my first clean day. I'm just looking to my first clean day. I'll worry about the next day when I get to it.
 
     

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My inner addict convincing me to have another cigarette... 
  tofurkeygirl
 
06:17pm 14/11/2001
 
mood: numb
Hello.
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone home?

Come on, now.
I hear you're feeling down.
Well I can ease your pain,
Get you on your feet again.

Relax.
I need some information first.
Just the basic facts:
Can you show me where it hurts?


There is no pain, you are receding.
A distant ship's smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're sayin'.
When I was a child I had a fever.
My hands felt just like two balloons.
Now I got that feeling once again.
I can't explain, you would not understand.
This is not how I am.
I have become comfortably numb.


Ok.
Just a little pinprick. [ping]
There'll be no more --Aaaaaahhhhh!
But you may feel a little sick.

Can you stand up?
I do believe it's working. Good.
That'll keep you going for the show.
Come on it's time to go.


There is no pain, you are receding.
A distant ship's smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're sayin'.
When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse,
Out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look but it was gone.
I cannot put my finger on it now.
The child is grown, the dream is gone.
I have become comfortably numb.
 
     

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sick... tired... hopeful 
  tofurkeygirl
 
05:59pm 08/11/2001
  i ALMOST made it out of the "hacking up something like i'm about to die" phase of this flu when i decided to start sucking on the cancer sticks again. IMMEDIATELY my breathing capacity has decreased again. i really need to knock this sh*t off.

and i feel so STUPID for this, too. i mean know this amazing goddess chicka that has to deal with breathing issues EVERYDAY [and NOT because she has this nasty habit that i do, but that's just the cards that life dealt her].

having these periods where i simply cannot breath, i think that i have gained... just a little glimpse of what she must have to deal with on a regular basis. she just deals with it so elegantly, calmly. i feel that i am seriously doing HER a disservice by pissing away the good breath that i've been given.

i can't do this thing on my own. i've stopped and restarted dozens upon dozens of times. i'm just going to face the fact that I NEED HELP, and am going to try and get it. i've found a group called nicotine anonymous and am going to try and get a few hours of work each week to attend the meetings.

i've seen 12 step groups work for people. i'm trying to convince my friend rob, that the steps are worth working. the common saying is, "it works if you work it". i just know that i don't want to live this way anymore: feeling sick, tired, depressed, chemically altered. heck... for those of you who haven't talked to me for awhile, i even seem to be moving into that "joan crawford" voice. GREAT. it's not THAT sexy, trust me.

i stand inspired by 3 women in particular: gddssgrl, quipper, and shaolin goddess. women who have managed to overcome and move beyond some amazingly large obstacles. i'm going to use them as my lighthouse as i try to get across my own personal lake superior during this horrific life-storm.
 
     

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  tonguesandtails
 
06:31pm 05/11/2001
 
mood: sick
if it was JUST a chest cold or JUST the fact that i smoked too much this weekend, then i'd be all right. but no. it was BOTH. and although i have yet to pick up a smoke today, it's mostly out of fear. i want more than anything to be able to breath right now; stop coughing and i can't. why can't i just get over it. i mean, they're JUST cigarettes, right? le sigh.
 
     

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