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GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. If you are quitting or thinking of quitting, please -- join us!  We kindly ask that politics be left out.  

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Hubby and I read The Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr. Then we quit cold turkey. While cold turkey may not work, or be appropriate for everyone, the book is well worth reading. We had tried to quit before and it always ended in failure. This time it was successful. It was also easier. We haven't craved a cigarette since that first month. Check your library first. Most of them carry this book and free is always better.  

A message to ALL quitters. You don't have to avoid GUS if you have a failed quit. We won't give you a bad time and we consider the failed quits as "practice" for the real quit.
These are photos we took a couple of weeks ago. I made a blog post about our trip on Friday, but it was too picture heavy to post here. You can find it here. This photos are from our little hike on the Coastal Trail. It runs along the cliffs and under the Golden Gate Bridge.

Human critters on top of the South Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge
Men on top of the Golden Gate Bridge

Anna's hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird

Banana slug. I think they're pretty in a bizarre sort of way. :) Just don't go read about their sex life unless you want to have nightmares. LOL
Banana slug on the Coastal Trail

Bumblebee and a flower
Bee and flower

Another Anna's hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird

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