This article is from the Stop Smoking FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
During the life of the newsgroup certain phrases and customs unique to AS3
have developed. They are, among others I may have overlooked:
Clubs, Groups, 1010ers, Septenders, Rising Spirits, etc.
Often, a few people decide to quit on the same day and they form a
subgroup of quit buddies. The first of these (in my recollection) were the
1010ers (The First Generation), a group who quit on 10 October 1994.
This term is taken from the 12-step program Nicotine Anonymous, and
refers to smoke-free existence.
A philosophy introduced by group member Mary Jane Patterson that
encourages people to overcome the obstacles of smoking cessation one baby
step at a time. It worked for Mary Jane, who has been smober since
An AS3 participant with at least one year's smobriety. When you reach
Old Fogiedom you get a shiny new cyberdollar and hot tub privileges (don't
This appears after some people's signatures and measures time since
the last cigarette smoked (or plug chewed, etc.).
For someone who had 3 weeks, 2 days, and 4 hours of smoke free time
behind them, the meter would look something like this: 3w2d4h.
Whether you keep track of your time or not is completely up to you!
Some people prefer not to.