Welcome! I am so thrilled you are here ... I really feel like this Web site helped me change my life, and I hope it helps you, too.

I was in your shoes just a little over a year ago. At the time, I was 27; I had been smoking exactly half of my life and I could not imagine my life without cigarettes. As much as I knew I needed to quit, I was still so scared that I wouldn't be able to function without nicotine. Only superhumans could quit cold turkey, right?

Wrong. I threw away my remaining smokes, lighters, ashtrays. I read, and read and read from Joel's library. The first few days, I wasn't sure I could really make it, but as one day turned into two, and three, and a week ... each moment was easier, mostly because the information here at Freedom gave me the tools to understand the bigger picture of what I was going through.

Over a year later, I can honestly say that I do not miss smoking at all and quitting is the best thing I have ever done for myself. My quit was not always easy, but honestly it was easier than I had imagined, and it has ALWAYS BEEN WORTH IT.

Again, I am so glad that you are here at Freedom. Come back often and read as much as you can, and see if it makes the difference for you like it has for so many of us on this message board.

THERE IS LIFE AFTER NICOTINE, AND IT IS BETTER THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE!!!!!

Olivia, Atlanta, GA age 29

I have been quit for 1 Year, 2 Months, 4 Days, 23 hours, 31 minutes and 17 seconds (430 days)!!!!!