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  ATTENTION - NEW MEETING IN WEST BABYLON, L I

West Babylon Public Library
211 Rte 109, Quiet Study Room 1
Tuesdays - 7 pm



Nicotine Anonymous

Nicotine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women helping each other to live our lives free of nicotine.
We share our experience, strength and hope with each other so that we may be free from
this powerful addiction.  The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using nicotine.
There are no dues or fees for Nicotine Anonymous membership; we are self-supporting through our
own contributions.  Nicotine Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity,
organization or institution; does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any
cause.  Our primary purpose is to offer support to those who are trying to gain freedom from nicotine.

Reprinted with permission from the AA Grapevine

The Twelve Steps of Nicotine Anonymous

1.   We admitted we were powerless over nicotine - that our lives became unmanageable.

2.   Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

3.   Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him.

4.  Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5.   Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

6.   Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

7.   Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

8.   Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became wiling to make amends to them all.

9.   Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or 

      others.

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as understood 

      praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
       
12.  Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to   
       nicotine users and to practice these principles in all our affairs.


The Twelve Traditions of Nicotine Anonymous

 1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon Nicotine Anonymunity

     unity.           

 

2.  For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority - a loving God as He may express
     Himself in our group conscience.  Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
   
 3. The only requirement for Nicotine Anonymous membership is a desire to stop using nicotine.
    
 4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or Nicotine 
     Anonymous as a whole.

 5.  Each group has but one primary purpose - to carry its message to the nicotine addict who still  
       suffers.

 6.  A Nicotine Anonymous group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the Nicotine Anonymous
        name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and
        prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
  
 7.  Every Nicotine Anonymous group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside
        contributions.
   
 8. Nicotine Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may 
        employ special workers.
   
 9. Nicotine Anonymous, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or
        committees directly responsible to those they serve.

 10. Nicotine Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the Nicotine Anonymous name 
        ought never be drawn into public controversy.
  
 11.Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain
        personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, TV, and films.

 12.Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles
         before personalities.


 

Copyright 1990, 1992 by Nicotine Anonymous The Twelve Traditions reprinted and adapted with permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. Permission to reprint and adapt the Twelve Traditions does not mean that AA is affiliated with this program. AA is a program of recovery from alcoholism - use of the Twelve Traditions in connection with programs and activities which are patterned after AA, but which address other problems, does not imply otherwise. See Alcoholics Anonymous' Twelve Traditions below.

1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity. 2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority - a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern. 3. The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking. 4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole. 5. Each group has but one primary purpose - to carry the message to the alcoholic who still suffers. 6. An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose. 7. Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions. 8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers. 9. A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve. 10. Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy. 11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films. 12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
Copyright 1939, 1955, 1976 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.