Only our ex-members do!
We are not sure what is happening today but it appears that a number of people are taking their quits lightly. We could sit here all day and watch people relapse and start again, relapse and start again and give the sense that this is normal. Well, its not normal at Freedom and at this point it is going to stop.
Post a relapse and we will pull the post and pull your membership. You will not get to post your relapse a second time let alone a third. Everyone made an agreement when applying to Freedom, that they were going to quit cold turkey and there intent was to never take another puff! Well that is the price of staying a member now. Post a relapse and membership is pulled. You can reapply for consideration of membership as can any other smoker at a later date.
On that note, we are implementing another change too. No one is being admitted until they are off nicotine for 72 hours. Until that point they can read and learn all they like. The fact is new people will get more understanding here reading than posting. But we want only people serious about quitting taking time and attention at the board.
We bill ourselves as a no-nonsense board. We mean it. We are not right for everyone and we don't want to hold anyone here who thinks we are too serious. There are plenty of internet sites that will support your quits. People who think relapses are understandable under the right situations are not going to be happy here.
Go to www.whyquit.com/whyquit if you think our level of control is wrong. We completely understand. We will harbor no ill feelings if you feel the need to leave us. But trivializing the importance of quitting for anyone else here makes us mad, for you are trivializing people's efforts who are fighting for their life. This we do take seriously and will rectify it quickly.
We are done coddling people who relapse. We are here to help people stay quit. Again the price of membership is total commitment. Considering this is a fight for your life, it is not too high of a price for anyone to pay. Failure at quitting is a relapse to a drug that has every potential to kill you. This is too high of a price to pay for a drag on a cigarette. So if you want to feel better about a relapse, or help others feel better about their relapse, move on to another site. If you want to secure your quit and help all who are members here, you must never take another puff!