Your Quit

Get Through a Day – Don’t You Dare Stop Fighting

Braveheart Battle

The amount of quit knowledge that we have from KTC members is really staggering when you think about it. Thousands upon thousands of quitters have used the KTC system to get and stay quit. Sometimes I forget just how far I’ve come. Sometimes I need a reminder. I wandered into the May 2022 Discord Group today and I got just the reminder I needed from two bad ass veterans GS9502 and J3b. They had THIS to say to May 2022 (who’s right at the beginning of their quits).

GS9502 To Newbies - 2.1.2022


Guys, I know you’re all probably riding the struggle bus right now, probably feel more like you’ve been run over by it. I swear to you, though, there will come a day when you realize you’re done with nic no matter how many times it tries to mindfuck you. I can’t tell you when that will be, but it will happen. For me, it was probably 80 or so days in. I was at a guy’s office interviewing him for a magazine article I was writing. As I stood near his desk I saw a can of Grizzly Wintergreen and a spitter sitting there. The can did nothing; wintergreen wasn’t my flavor anyway. The spitter, though, made me want to gag. I thought to myself, “That’s the nastiest shit I’ve seen in a while.” I knew then I was done. It just clicked. I thought, “If I’m thinking that now, my wife has been thinking that for over 25 years. Damn.” Just be patient with yourself. Get through an hour. Get through a day. Just keep telling yourself, “I’m gonna get through because I AM through.”

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And right after that, along came this…

J3b To May - 2.1.2022

J3b (May 11)
11 years ago, I was right where you are. I saw numbers like 2,345 and even 376 and couldn’t believe I could do that. Then those same people told me I couldn’t do it in 1 day, but only but taking each minute, hour and day as it came and fighting for it. Now I look back and see how right they were. Fight every day for your quit. Fight tooth and nail and use everything in your arsenal – candy, gum, fake, seeds, workout/don’t workout, slam your nuts in a drawer, don’t drive anywhere, come in here and rant out dick around in wildcard threads, go to the forums and read all kinds of wisdom or pick an older group to read through. Do anything but cave. It’s so worth it. Every battle won strengthens your resolve and weakens that nicotine grip just a bit. When the battles aren’t there and it seems easy, just find more tools and new routines without dip to prepare for the next round. I am not cured, but I am not a slave any longer and it feels magnificent.

You CAN do this. You ARE doing this. Don’t you dare stop fighting.

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Get involved folks. You won’t ever be alone. We’re in this together and we’ve got a common enemy named NICOTINE. Let’s do this.

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3 months ago

Had a little craving today, it’s day 152. Thought about chewing, then reminded myself as I always do about how far I’ve come since day 1. I appreciate the challenge and reward of a healthy mouth and mind and the realization of how much I was a slave to nicotine. It’s so important to have tools for when cravings come. Love the article, thank you!

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