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Thinking of quiting smoking.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Z3PR, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    I started smoking at 14. I'll be 37 in a few weeks. I don't know how hard it'll be, but I think it's about time too give it up. Any former smokers have any recomendations ???
     
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    look at it this way Paul, you'll eventually quit , no matter what.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    keep smokin, my city needs it. RJR headquarters is here.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i wish i could quite /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif good luck /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I started smoking at 13...quit when I was 25...it was pretty hard, but once ya get past the first week, it gets better....

    Then I started smoking again around 32 cause my girlfriend did...quit 4 years later at 36...That put the itch in bitch...much tougher the 2nd time around, since I kept the craving for about 2 months...I'm Tobacco free 18 years later and consider quitting tobacco one of the best things I have ever done...

    Cold Turkey both times...cutting down just seems to draw out the agony and frustration...

    My advice to anyone wanting to quit....Just make up your mind that you are ready, and Just Do It....Good Luck.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. Z3PR

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    look at it this way Paul, you'll eventually quit , no matter what.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] Ain't that the truth !!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Quitting is cool and all, but what I go through when I do quit is not fun.
     
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    Deciding to quit and never start back up is the key. I wore the patch during the day for about 2 weeks then just increased my exercise, water and and B vitamins (helps diminish cravings) and toughed it out. Had physical cravings for 2-3 months, then psychological cravings for about a year. After 3 years never wanted to go back. Now it's like I never smoked.

    At every craving you have to just decide that quitting is better.

    Smoked for 20 years. I quit 6 years ago and it was the best thing I ever did.

    BTW, I read in some medical article that your lungs will be completely regenrated in 5 years with new tissue.
     
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    dude quit, youll live longer and be happier for it. my grandpa smoked all his life and he spent the last 8yrs of his life in hospitals and rehab centers, he had emphysema(sp?) and lung cancer. and now its killin my dad and my dad never smoked once, he jus had to live with someone who did. smoking is the most disgusting [I love Jeeps] anyone could ever do. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    Quitting is cool and all, but what I go through when I do quit is not fun.

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    how often do you quit, bubba?
     
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    just keep telling yourself that the money you save goes toward upgrades on the rig. you'd be amazed 100 packs of cigs can buy you one of those new iroks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    how often do you quit, bubba?

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    I've quit three times /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    The first two times was when I was 18. Got sicker than a dawg both times. I mean downright snot slinging, fever running sick.

    The last time I quit, never had anything go haywire.

    What's bad is I like the taste of the chew. If I could find some non-nicotine snuff that tasted the same and had the same qualities as what my choice of snuff has, then I wouldn't have a problem with dropping it.

    As for the smoking, I had two grandfathers that smoked all their lives, and that wasn't what kilt them.

    The third though was bed ridden for about 5 years and was taking treatments for about 8 years before that cause his smoking had nailed him and now I'm dealing with a mother-in-law who's smoking is slowly getting to her.
     
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    quitting means more truck money..end of argument?? LOL /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif good luck on quitting..
     
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    Didn't your mother tell you "nobody likes a quitter!" /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Add up the price for how many packs a day you smoke then multiply that by 365.... When you realize how much money is going into your lungs you'll have one more thing to hold onto while dealing with the cravings.
     
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    [/ QUOTE ] What's bad is I like the taste of the chew. If I could find some non-nicotine snuff that tasted the same and had the same qualities as what my choice of snuff has, then I wouldn't have a problem with dropping it

    I worked with a guy a couple years ago that lost a good part of his tongue, jaw, and cheek from dippin' that [I love Jeeps]...at least it caused a couple other guys on the crew to quit...

    most of the guys I work with/around now (different location) also dip....the only time I tried a chew, I puked so bad I was scared I was gonna throw up something I was gonna need later....thought I saw my azz come out my nose once it was so bad....dip is some kinda nasty....And Much tougher to quit....I feel for ya....
     
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    What's bad is I like the taste of the chew. If I could find some non-nicotine snuff that tasted the same and had the same qualities as what my choice of snuff has, then I wouldn't have a problem with dropping it

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    I hear ya there mmmmmm mmmm good Cope it satisfies.

    I have quit a few times myself /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    just keep telling yourself that the money you save goes toward upgrades on the rig. you'd be amazed 100 packs of cigs can buy you one of those new iroks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] I figured that out a couple days ago. I burn up (smoke) $1,800.00, (maybe alittle more) a year. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif So yes, I could really use that money for the K5. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Called a "Stop Smoking" line this morning. They're going too have a counsler call me tommorow about getting on the patch. It's a national program that pays for half the costs for the patch. 1-866-737-8487 if anyone's intrested.
     
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    If you want some motivation go down to the local nursing home and spend a day visiting with all the 50-60 year olds with emphazima, lung cancer... Nothing like meeting someone first hand to motivate you to quit.
     
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    Well, I'm quiting. My quit date is Aug 1st. I'm going through the American Cancer Socity's quit smoking program. Might as well let them pay for 50% of the patchs. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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