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Hanging out with Smokers

October 25, 2014

According to the National Institute of Health: exposure to secondhand smoke evokes cravings among smokers and EX-smokers.

Just one hour of secondhand smoke in an enclosed space results in enough nicotine reaching the brain to bind receptors that are normally targeted by direct exposure to tobacco smoke. This happens in the brain of both smokers and non-smokers. Secondhand smoke acts on the brain to promote smoking behavior.  “Chronic or severe exposure could result... Read full post

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When an Addictive Thought Grabs You - Choose a Thought that's MORE POWERFUL - N.O.P.E.!

October 24, 2014

Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale


Barrie Davenport explains:


Positive thinking really does change your brain. Not in some magical, woo woo kind of way, but in a real physical way.


The science is called neuroplasticity. It means that our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains. The idea was first introduced by William James in 1890, but it was soundly rejected by... Read full post

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most perfume fragrances are now 95%-100% synthesized and have a crude oil or turpentine oil base

October 24, 2014

Perfumes used to be made from natural sources.

Many people are becoming supersensitized to these synthesized perfumes in very bad ways.

A friend was just told she had emphysema and sent me this link.

please read it and watch what you are putting on your body.  It isn't what you think it is.

These people are in it for the money just like the tobacco companies and couldn't give a rats butt about you or... Read full post

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When you are struggling, your blogs can be so important to us

October 24, 2014

when you have a blog history, and you write a new blog, we can quickly go back and read your other blogs so we know where you've come from and how to best help you.


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Friday's FREEDOM Train/ Welcomes, Stephanie w/50 DOF, Gayvenda w/100 DOF, and Karen w/200 DOF

October 24, 2014

Good afternoon fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and celebrate the milestones, and successes of those in our community! There are no tickets! The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring! The rides... Read full post

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REFOCUS made easy!

October 24, 2014

A good exercise is 5,4,3,2,1

Take a long deep slow breath,

- name 5 things you see,

- name 4 things that you hear,

- name 3 things you feel (touch),

- name 2 things you taste,

- name 1 thing you smell.

Breathe deeply once more.

Move on!

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Weight Gain & Quitting Smoking

October 24, 2014


Many people tend to put on some weight when they quit smoking.

There are two reasons for this.

1. Nicotine actually speeds up our metabolism. So, you need to eat 100-200 less calories a day or exercise more.

2. Nicotine causes a dopamine release as does food so you are trying to replace the dopamine feel good feeling with food..

Recent Studies Say:

Looking at pictures of food releases as much dopamine as actually eating the food.

Thinking of the food before you eat... Read full post

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No smoking over it but, do you know what this is?

October 23, 2014

Camel maker Reynolds halts workplace smoking

October 23, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American (RAI) is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

The nation's second-biggest tobacco company informed employees Wednesday that beginning next year, the use of traditional cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be permitted at employee desks or offices, conference rooms, hallways and elevators. Lighting up already is prohibited on factory floors and in cafeterias and fitness centers.

The... Read full post

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Curiosity and Kindness

October 23, 2014

If only we could be so curious about ourselves! We Addicts act in very interesting ways when we quit smoking!

First there's the fact that nicotine's chemical properties are addictive. So if you take that nicotine away from your body, it will miss it and you will experience physical and mental withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms surface after three-five days of quitting smoking and linger for approximately two weeks. These symptoms, while some are unpleasant, will only be... Read full post

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Quitting is tough, but you're not alone.

Re-learn support with the help of the active EX Community — all part of the EX Plan — a free, personalized online program to help you re-learn life without cigarettes.

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