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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.
The storms lately have been unpleasant, especially as they were accompanied by high winds. However, we managed to get out in between the storms. We found some happy dogs. You can find extra pics at JBoD.

Baker beach dog

Baker Beach dog

Baker Beach dog

Baker Beach dog

Baker Beach dog

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