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Author: TomGardner Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 135  
Subject: Hello and help! Date: 7/11/2000 4:22 PM
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Hello, Nailbiting Fools!

I have enjoyed participating in the Quitting Smoking folder, merely as an observer. I'm lucky not to have a nicotine addiction. Having talked to a lot of people trying to smoke and having closely, followed the discussions in that folder, I have some sense of how tough it can be. I cannot loudly enough applaud those Fools who are able to kick the addiction, save the money, and invest in their future health and happiness.

NOW...

It is time for me to step up into the spotlight and fess up that I have an addiction/habit that it's time for me to break. For something like 25 of my 32 years of life on this planet, I have chewed at my fingernails. (I also have trouble with lip-biting, but that's another issue for another day.)

I don't like this habit. I don't think it's good for me. I don't think it's, umm, terribly attractive. And if I champion people who are giving up tobacco then I ought to have the ability, attention, and gumption to quit my own gross habit.

In closing......hey..... I'm posting here because I'm looking for your help. Any good strategies? I haven't really chewed a nail in 24 hours (caught myself once or twice and stopped). Anyone else quit this habit, and have ideas? Anyone else a nailbiter that wants to stop?

Help me out here, Fools. I think my liver is hurting from fingernail processing. So pitch in ideas, please!

Tom Gardner, Fool
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