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For work I have to find the best links on healthy livng topics for a website we are building for the public and doctors to have quick easy info for various preventive health topics.<br><br><br><br>
I know some of you here have been struggling with smoking, and I want to post some of the better ones I have found to help people quit.<br><br><br><br>
I will be posting more of some of the others as I progress in my search.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.trytostop.org/home.asp" target="_blank">http://www.trytostop.org/home.asp</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.quitnet.com/" target="_blank">http://www.quitnet.com/</a><br><br><br><br>
These two have all of these interactive features to help you track your progress figure out how much money you are saving, and support. I was really happy to find these.
 

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I quit the week before Thanksgiving. Started when I was 12 so I didn't really remember what it was like to not smoke. I was counting the weeks since I quit but I've lost track now. I believe I'm 'over it'. On the down side, I gained 18 lbs at first. The upside - I've lost 5 so far this year and started excercising. What I've noticed - I don't loose my breath walking fast or climbing stairs, I smell really good all day long (even my hair), I have extra $ in my pocket, my house smells good, no more nasty ashtrays and ashes all over the place, I can smell things I never noticed before (like toilet paper has a smell??), people who smoke smell really nasty (I can smell them a mile away), the inside of my truck smells good and there aren't ashes all over the place, I don't have to look for my lighter constantly anymore, I can sit through a 3 hour movie at the theater (Gangs of NY) without taking a smoke break outside half way though, no more 'accidental' burn holes in stuff, I don't look silly standing outside in 10 degree weather shivering while I puff, I sit in the nice non-smoking section at restraurants instead of being stuck in a hole in the back, I could go on and on......<br><br><br><br>
I don't miss it a bit. The point I'm trying to make is that if I can do it (after 22 years) anyone can. It's well worth the effort in the long run. If you are smoking now, seriously consider stopping. It will be the best favor you ever did for yourself.
 

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I stopped 20 weeks ago. I'd smoked for over thirty years. I'm an addict, I'll never be 100% safe near a cigarette but I'm so proud of myself and I so hate the stale smell now.<br><br>
My next door neighbour (vegetarian, non smoker) has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer and if I hadn't stopped before, seeing what she's going through would have made me.
 

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Oh good for you Spud .. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"><br><br><br><br>
Wait, gotta do the happy dance<br><br><br><br>
I love to hear that someone else had success too that smoke longer that I did. So you quit 5 or 6 months ago. Excellent!
 

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We're so good aren't we! I forget my quit date but it was 141 days ago and I mark up my calendar every few days. I was so crazy the first few weeks that I had to clap my hands together fast and furious to stop the itching for one. Like driving along as a passenger in our van. Husband thought I was getting musical all of a sudden <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Well, I only smoked for about 5 years, but it was still very hard to quit.....I sometimes smoked 2 packs a day. EW. I quit about 3 or 4 years ago, and I have absolutely no cravings and in fact am discusted by just the thought of it.
 
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