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 Message 1 of 37 in Discussion 
From: Joel  (Original Message)Sent: 12/5/2005 7:33 PM
If you are a Freedom member and wish to assist at answering questions posed at this board, just sign in with the same passport that you use at Freedom and let us know that you want to be able to post at this site. You can just attach a message here in this string. Your first post will go through in a monitored status, but once we are able to identify you as a Freedom member we will be able to lift that limitation and you will be able to post instantly just like you do at Freeom.

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 Message 21 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN Nicknamethayes762Sent: 12/8/2005 3:41 PM
I would be honored to help any way I can. As a "newbie", may be able to give a fresh insight into the journey here and there.
Tom Hayes
3 Months, Couple of weeks and loving the Freedom!

 Message 22 of 37 in Discussion 
From: JoelSent: 12/8/2005 4:20 PM
Hello Tom:
Thanks for your offer to help. If you look at post number two, you will see that I am not personally tied to terms or concepts like "oldbie" or "newbie." I use them both very sparingly. The only time that I can recall using the "newbie" term in a title of a string is in the Tell a newbie how many seconds a day you still want a cigarette string. The same comments I made to PF above applies to you. You have been around the board much and from what I can see, you have been working at reading and learning much of what we have made available at the site.
So don't get too concerned that you have not been off for years. You still have a lot to offer to new quitters. Also, in your real world encounters be aware, you likely understand more about quitting and staying free than most of the people you know who are off for years and maybe even decades. Try to pass along the understanding to these people to that the way that they can be assured that they will keep their quit is to make and stick to their own personal commitment now to never take another puff.

 Message 23 of 37 in Discussion 
From: JoelSent: 12/8/2005 4:25 PM
Hello again Tom. That was supposed to read post number seven.

 Message 24 of 37 in Discussion 
From: ToastSent: 12/9/2005 2:29 AM
Count me in!

:) Melissa
4 Years 6 Months 2 Weeks 1 Day 22 Hours 29 Minutes 53 Seconds Free
33218 Less
$4,816.72 More
7 Mos 2 Wks 2 Days 16 Hrs 27 Mins 29 Secs Added
But who's counting??

 Message 25 of 37 in Discussion 
From: JoanneSent: 12/9/2005 2:47 AM
Hello, Melissa, welcome!
Your stats are looking pretty "toasty" there my friend.
Congratulations, and always good to see you.

 Message 26 of 37 in Discussion 
From: RogerSent: 12/9/2005 4:58 AM
 I like this idea!
3 years 11 months 1 week & Some Change 

 Message 27 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameGoldenDivamom1972Sent: 12/10/2005 2:46 AM
Joel, it would be a pleasure to help others on the path to freedom from this addiction.  I'll jump in as often as time permits.

 Message 28 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameBobbie416Sent: 12/12/2005 6:37 AM
I'd like to join here also.
1 year, 2 months, 3 weeks, 3 days

 Message 29 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameShinelady_Gold3282003Sent: 12/18/2005 10:22 PM
I would be glad to help when I can. I am so very grateful to be free of nicotine and in control of my addiction. Without the education that I received from you, Joel,  I honestly believe I  wouldn't have had a successful quit.  I also know , first hand,  how the consequences of smoking can rob a person of their future. 
 At present , Mike is going through some rough times in his battle with cancer .  It is due to those circumstances that I have delayed offering to help.  My time and energy is focused on being his wife and caregiver.  On the other hand, going through this battle with Mike strengthens my desire to help others quit and stay quit.  If you could use my help, it would be my pleasure to be here as time allows.
Two years, eight months, two weeks, five days

 Message 30 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MareBear {GOLD}Sent: 12/20/2005 4:11 PM
I'm here too! And one of these days I just might have a chance to respond to a post or two! :-P
Free for: 3 Years 6 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days 13 Hours.  Not smoked: 26031.  Money saved: $4,555.50.  Life Saved: 2 Months 4 Weeks 1 Day 9 Hours 15 Minutes.

 Message 31 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameKristen_Goldx3Sent: 12/22/2005 2:53 PM
I'd love to help also!
1yr, 8 mos. GOLD

 Message 32 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameGoldWolf_jmvSent: 12/27/2005 1:01 AM
Greetings Joel,
Thanks to all the great support & education that I received at
I have been nicotine free for 21 + months.  I would be honored to have the
opportunity to help here as time permits.

 Message 33 of 37 in Discussion 
From: JohnSent: 3/17/2006 1:29 AM

 Message 34 of 37 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameanhefSent: 3/17/2006 3:52 AM
I'm way new, but I've read the whole book, a lot of it several times and I owe Joel and all the people here so very much. If there's anything that I can do to help, I'm surely more than willing.

 Message 35 of 37 in Discussion 
From: JohnSent: 4/30/2006 1:14 PM
Want to Address Concerns of 
Smokers, New Quitters & Non-Members?

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