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Personal Quit Smoking Stories and More

Read the personal quit stories and accounts from those who have passed significant smoke free milestones. These gems have been collected and preserved here so that everyone can grab a little inspiration when they need it. Enjoy!
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  2. Quit Journals (16)
  3. Motivational Quotes (6)
  4. Forum Photo Gallery (6)
  5. Goodbye Letters (17)
  6. Quit Meters (5)
  7. Long Term Smoking Cessation (50)
  8. One Year Smoke Free Milestones (75)
  9. Poll Questions (1)
  10. Quit Smoking Certificates (3)
  11. Quit Smoking Stories (55)
  12. The First Six Months (26)

The First Six Smoke-Free Months
The first six smoke-free months are challenging for most people, as you'll see in this selection of quit stories.

10 Inspirational Quit Smoking Stories
There is no better teacher than the voice of experience, and when it comes quitting tobacco, members of the About.com Smoking Cessation forum have valuable insights to share.

A New Sense of Pride
"It is absolutely amazing how your whole outlook on life changes when you quit smoking. Your self-esteem gets so much better and you want to take those feelings and do other healthier things for yourself."

Cheryl's Story of Courage and Caring
Cheryl has small cell lung cancer. It's incurable and inoperable. She has graciously agreed to share her story in the hopes that even just one person will learn from her experience and quit smoking for good.

The Healing World
The Story began with Cheryl's Story of Courage and Caring, in which Cheryl discovers she has small cell lung cancer. The Healing World is her account of life inside of the cancer treatment center. "Laughter is Golden in these rooms. Tears are diamonds."

Mary Quit Smoking 5 Months Ago
"I can truly hardly believe that at 8:00 AM on this momentous 23rd day of the month I have been 5 whole months without holding a cigarette between my fingers, putting it to my lips, puffing and inhaling the hot, burning, toxic fumes into my throat, esophagus, nasal passages, sinuses and lungs."

Two Years Smoke Free - Lesly's Perspective
"In the beginning, it was very rough. I struggled, and I had constant visitors. Their names were anger, self doubt, anxiety and depression..."

Freedom from Nicotine Addiction
Once we quit smoking, the word freedom takes on a depth of meaning it never had before. The benefits of better health and more money in our pockets only marks the beginning of the positive changes most of us enjoy after quitting. The stories below illustrate the value freedom from nicotine addiction has had on 10 unique and precious lives. ...

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