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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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Turkeyville, a Facebook quit
smoking support group,
celebrates 2,000th member

by John R. Polito

Question: Which stop smoking method generates more ex-smokers each year than all others combined?

Answer: Cold turkey.

Question: And which online cold turkey support site is the fastest growing of all?

Answer: Turkeyville, home to "smart turkey" quitting and Facebook's most popular nicotine cessation group.

Population of Turkeyville, WhyQuit.com's Facebook stop smoking support group, hits 2000Turkeyville's population has skyrocketed. "I never dreamed that our group of 200 would explode to a forum of 2,000 in just over a year," says Joy Kauffman, Turkeyville's senior manager and honorary Mayor since May 2012.

"Quite simply, I find the entire Turkeyville experience amazing," says Kauffman. "We've been given the tools to spread the "Law of Addiction" all over the world, and we are succeeding!"

And she isn't exaggerating. Egypt, Scotland, Malaysia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, France, Sudan, Netherlands, Malawi, Ukraine, India, Canada, New Zealand, these are but a few of the nations from which Turkeyville members herald.

As for the "Law of Addiction," it's the cornerstone of smart turkey quitting.

Reserved exclusively for cold turkey quitters, Turkeyville teaches smokers how nicotine dependency is as real, permanent and enslaves the same brain pathways as seen in illegal drug addicts or alcoholics.

The "Law of Addiction" simply states that when quitting, that there's no such thing as just one, or just once, that any use of nicotine -- even one puff -- will result in relapse.

Turkeyville's nicotine dependency recovery experience is rooted in the lifetime work of Joel Spitzer, possibly America's most widely relied upon stop smoking counselor. Spitzer's free ebook "Never Take Another Puff" (more than 4 million downloads) and his more than 170 video lessons (more than 4 million views) are available at WhyQuit.com in Joel's Library.

quit smoking smart turkeyTurkeyville's primary concern now is population control: can quality survive quantity, can the group generate enough knowledgeable ex-smokers quickly enough to keep pace with exploding support demands? But that doesn't seem to deter Joy Kauffman.

"Each time our message is shared on Facebook, we each have the opportunity to save lives," explains Kauffman. "Our members have built this community on their knowledge of nicotine addiction, and mutual respect for each other. They should be very proud of what they've accomplished."

Imagine a temporary journey of re-adjustment that transports you to entire days where you never once think about wanting to smoke nicotine. Why fear coming home. Embrace it!

Share Turkeyville's link with your smoking friends and loved ones. Afford them an opportunity to see how understanding and support destroy fear-driven quitting anxieties.

But if they can't or won't visit, make sure they understand successful quitting's only rule. It's that they are a REAL drug addict, that for them one equals all, lapse equals relapse, that one puff will always be too many, while thousands are never enough.

Yes, there's only one rule. No nicotine just one challenge and day at a time, to never take another puff!

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  • WhyQuit.com's coffin bannerWhyQuit.com - WhyQuit is the Internet's oldest forum devoted to the art, science and psychology of cold turkey quitting, the stop smoking method used by the vast majority of all successful long-term ex-smokers. Left to right, WhyQuit is organized under three headings: (1) Motivation, (2) Education and (3) Support.
  • "Never Take Another Puff" - Imagine a free 149 page stop smoking ebook that's registered more than 4 million downloads and was written by a man who has devoted 40 years, full-time to helping smokers quit. Never Take Another Puff (NTAP) was authored by Joel Spitzer, the Internet's leading authority on how to stop smoking cold turkey. It is an insightful collection of almost 100 articles on every cessation topic imaginable.
  • "Freedom from Nicotine - The Journey Home" - Written by John R. Polito, a former 30-year heavy smoker and WhyQuit's 1999 founder, Freedom from Nicotine (FFN) is a free nicotine dependency recovery book that documents the science underlying nicotine dependency and successful cessation. Visit Turkeyville, Facebook's most popular quit smoking support group!Whether hooked on cigarettes, e-cigarettes (e-cigs), bidis, kreteks, a pipe, hookah or cigars, on dip, chew, snuff or snus, or on the nicotine gum, lozenge, spray, inhaler or patch, FFN provides a comprehensive yet easy to follow road-map to freedom from nicotine.
  • Turkeyville - Visit Turkeyville, Facebook's most popular quit smoking support group. The group's primary focus is the first few days and helping new quitters get started. Yes you can!
  • Joel's Library - Joel's Library is home to Joel Spitzer's "Daily Quitting Lesson Guide." The Guide walks new quitters through the first two weeks of smoking cessation, recommending daily videos to watch and articles to read. Joel's Library is also home to more than 100 original short stop smoking articles, to his free ebook Never Take Another Puff, and to his collection of more than 200 video stop smoking lessons.
  • Nicotine Addiction 101 - WhyQuit's guide to understanding nicotine dependency.
  • Freedom's small link banner Freedom - Looking for a deadly serious and highly focused education oriented support group? Home to Joel Spitzer, Freedom is the Internet's only 100% nicotine-free peer messageboard support forum. Explore Freedom's hundreds of thousands of archived member posts on how to quit smoking.
  • Nicotine Cessation Topic Index - An alphabetical subject matter index to hundreds of nicotine cessation support group discussions, article and videos.
  • 40 Quitting Tips - Key cold turkey nicotine cessation tips on how to stop smoking, vaping, chewing or sucking nicotine into your body and bloodstream.

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Article written June 25, 2013 and page last updated December 27, 2013 by John R. Polito