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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 set aside.  

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The following video comprises a dissertation of Comedy 301 that is as of this moment on youtube unparalleled.  GUSsack aoeu provided the original submission.

When it comes down to it, the way we get over an addiction is not to panic, but use a cool head.  And open up to others.  Simply choosing to pick up my phone and ask for someone else's advice, assistance, light feedback, or estimate, helps me to chill out one note at a time, courtesy of Keyboard Cat.

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