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TreepeoJun 25, 2017 @ 2:19 PM
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Age: 57
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Country: Canada
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Hi Paul,
It really used to irk me when people said, Just quit, like it was easy to do.  I used to think, How the heck can I quit?  How can I cope with the intense cravings, the pain in my lungs, the habit?  The very idea of quitting made me break out into a sweat.  No kidding.  I would get a knot in my stomach.  And I pretty much resigned myself to the belief that I would never quit smoking.
But you know what?  This site, and all the people on it, changed my whole way of thinking.  Finally, there was a place I could go that actually addressed all of my problems and concerns.  The information on this site is invaluable.  It is very clear that the information and suggestions came from people who smoked and who knew what people trying to quit would go through.  I think the milestones are terrific, and really well organized.  For anyone who is seriously considering quitting smoking, this site seems to offer the best information around.  And when my smoking friends ask how I am doing, I tell everyone about this site.
And this support group - wow.  I know that I would not have reached this point without the help and encouragement of all of the people here.  It makes such a difference to be able to speak to people about what you are feeling, knowing that they truly can relate, because they are going though the same things themselves.  I also feel accountable to all of my friends here at SHO.  While I have committed myself to keeping my quit, there are moments when it is difficult.  At times like that, I try to think of my friends on this site, because I want all of us to succeed on this journey, and I want to set a good example.  And we all need each other, that is for sure.
So I want to thank you, Paul, and all of the other quit coaches for your continued support, because it means a lot.  And there is no doubt in my mind that quitting smoking is THE best thing we could ever do for ourselves.  And working together, we can all get the job done. 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 178
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 4,450
Amount Saved: $534.00
Life Gained:
Days: 24 Hrs: 14 Mins: 34 Seconds: 15

Paul, Quit CoachJun 25, 2017 @ 12:56 PM
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Joined: Apr 07, 2009 (11:37 AM)

Gender: Male
Answer: your way.
There are many ways to do this, and we're here to help you plan your steps and to support you in your efforts to find that best way - for you.
Here on our website, our members and quit coaches are ready to help, our One Step at a Time booklets can be downloaded, and we have the Milestones self-guided program that you can work through.
Additionally,  our quit coaches are available by phone 7 days per week at 1-877-513-5333.
We're looking forward to hearing from you. 
Best regards,

Smokers' Helpline Online Support Team