N.O.P.E. the daily nonsmoking pledge…


I follow another ex-smokers blog and his post today made me aware of the fact, that I never talked about the daily N.O.P.E. pledge here on my blog. One of the most important tools there is and I didn’t mention it at all. Bummer! Well, I am not going to write about it today either, instead I will lean back and send you all to his blog…because he explains it much better than I ever could. Continue reading


Because you are a child…

  • It’s bad for ya
  • Because you are a child
  • You are too young
  • Because I am stupid
  • Because I am an addict
  • You are like my brother
  • I wish I would have never started it
  • Nooooooooooooooo

It’s just an experiment, but it’s interesting to see how adults react toward a kid who asks for a light.

I was one of them and I would have reacted the same way. I was very young when I started smoking, only 15 and I hung onto it for 35 years. I wouldn’t have given a kid a lighter or a cigarette my answer would have been

  • Because I don’t want you to smoke

BTW…Kudos to the woman who took the cigarettes away from him. Way to go!

The Craving Experiment By Cortland Pfeffer and Brian Francis

Positive 2014

I had a very interesting week at an addiction recovery center. It was not just a challenging and interesting project to work there, it was although an eye-opener for me. Am I an addict or not? Is smoking an addiction or a dependency to an addictive substance? Do I classify as addict, because I smoked for so long?

I found a lot of answers this week. I am glad I I didn’t believe everything that I heard at the quit smoking support boards. I will sort this all out…in the meantime I just had to re-blog this. Eye-opening…Good job…well done! Continue reading

Online support for smokers wanting to quit…where to go?

Lost and Confused Signpost

Today I would like to list a few of my favorite quit-smoking webpages with a link, so that all of you who follow me, because you either quit, or want to quit smoking in the future, will know where to go.

We spend a lot of time in-front of our computer, laptops or tablets and search for answers online these days. Regardless of what the question is, the internet provides multiple answers, solutions and help for everybody.

It is all a question of taste and personal preference…of course. Continue reading