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07-21-2002 03:48 AM  16 years agoPost 1
Kurt64

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Salladasburg, PA

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It has been 24 hours now since I had my last cigarette.....may the heli Gods give me strength! Quitting is one of the most messed up things I have ever tried to do. Any of you young people out there that read this....DON"T START SMOKING! It is much easier to quit that way!

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07-21-2002 03:59 AM  16 years agoPost 2
Just Canopies

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It's been 5 years since I quit smoking!! I did it because I had an bad accident, the doc told me if I quit my wounds would heal faster. They did, and I do not smoke anymore.

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07-21-2002 04:04 AM  16 years agoPost 3
driftrider

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Cedar Rapids, IA. (In my own little world)

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From a former smoker...hang in there,
it does get easier. I haven't had a smoke since April, 2001, and let me tell you, if you can make it through the first two weeks, you can make it forever. I guit using the patches, but different people have different methods that work the best for them. Don't get down on yourself if you slip, just don't give up.

Maybe if you burned fuel every time you wanted to burn a smoke it'll help, unless you've got the shakes of course.

Good luck,

Mike

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07-21-2002 04:06 AM  16 years agoPost 4
Mosiris

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Opelika, Alabama

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As I light a smoke ....
Be stong ! Nitro smoke may be worse for you. I find as I think back to today's air time " Damn, I can't smoke and fly ! Grrr."

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07-21-2002 04:18 AM  16 years agoPost 5
GRINCHMAN

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IL

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Smoke FREE

Hang in there I was up to three packs a day , up till five years ago, at that time I got into airplanes, I loved the hobby so much when I got the monthly tower flyer I thought I was a kid in a candy store, my budget didnt allow for all that I bought so I come up with the idea to quit smoking and spend my cigarette money on plane stuff , boy what I bought, you wouldnt imagine what you could buy. I bought every thing I could in planes so now I am trying out helis, what a blast, so hang in there it just keeps getting better , good luck..

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07-21-2002 04:28 AM  16 years agoPost 6
Mosiris

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Opelika, Alabama

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Hmm... if I could take my beer money and cig money and buy heli parts

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07-21-2002 04:37 AM  16 years agoPost 7
metalman

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coffin nails
I , like the other guys that posted, smoked for quite a while---- 15 years in my case. I also figured up what I was spending on smokes and what else it would buy and desided to quit. Twenty four years later still haven't started back.
When you actually make up your conscious and subconscious mind that you're going to quit, you'll make it.
Hang tough, we're pullin' for ya!

Jim

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07-21-2002 04:42 AM  16 years agoPost 8
BladeRunner

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24 HRS???
Well I guess I can say I'm one of the lucky ones. I have never tried smoking. I saw a story about addiction on TV, they were interviewing former Heroin addicts and they all stated it was far more difficult to quit smoking than Heroin!!! That's a powerful message.....you will find the strength........hang in there!!!

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07-21-2002 05:12 AM  16 years agoPost 9
Xcell_24

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Saugerties, NY

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January 1 1997 @ approx 8:30am was my last one. Walking out the door to go to work with a lit smokein my hand, threw the rest of the pack on the table and told my girlfriend, who also smoked, that I was done after I finished this one. She said yeah right and I never looked back. Unfourtunatley I did gain 10lbs, small sacrafice. Dont plan on quitting........

JUST DO IT!!!

1 pack a day 365 days a year at $6 (NY) a pack = 3 brand new furys or a new Fury and a 9Z a motor or 401 gyro and change left over.

2 packs a day 365 days a year at $6 (NY) a pack = A new shop for all those Helis you can buy with next years savings

I have a 100% success rate, a couple of rough landings but never crashed.

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07-21-2002 05:22 AM  16 years agoPost 10
Rex

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Glendora California

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"HANG IN THERE"

It has been 1 month for me as of today. The first week will be the worst but don't give up, you will have plenty of fuel money.

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07-21-2002 05:50 AM  16 years agoPost 11
rcpilotsteve

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Just over two months for me and the wife. I was smoking two packs a day plus my wife was smoking one. Up here that translates to just over 600.00 bucks a month. Very stupid, we did that for almost 10 years straight. Just think what I could be flying, or should I say how many I could be flying. Keep with it, it's lots of fun being an exsmoker at the field.

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07-21-2002 07:48 AM  16 years agoPost 12
Jeff

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Pampa, Texas

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Hang in there!
You can do it!

I'm like bladerunner..never started. I was about 6, my dad was letting me steer the truck in his lap..smoke right in my face. I made a vow right then that when I got old enough to make up my own rules, I'd never smoke. Never have....I have ashtrays all over the house..all my buds smoke, I don't care, I just don't.

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07-21-2002 12:27 PM  16 years agoPost 13
Kurt64

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Salladasburg, PA

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Thanks everyone...the first 24 hours really did suck, and I have a ways to go before I will start feeling better. I was at 2 packs a day....that is just too much money to spend to shorten my own life span! My wife is quitting too...it was also her first 24 hours. We actually spent the day together doing some running around and then took a long walk....all without killing each other. LOL

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07-21-2002 12:49 PM  16 years agoPost 14
psawya

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Woodinville, WA

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Congrats, keep going you will love your choice in the near future. Just wait until you can really taste food again. You will be amazed at how much the cigs will numb your taste buds. I was a heavy dipper, copenhagen, a can to two a day and was smoking when I didn't dip. I quit cold turkey, that was about 4 years ago.

One of the best things I could recommend is to do something with your hands. Gee, aren't both of your hands busy when you fly? Help your health and improve your flying! Doesn't get better than that.

Pete

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07-21-2002 12:59 PM  16 years agoPost 15
Al Magaloff

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October 1979 I quit. Never looked back. It does get easier with time. Today, I can't stand the smell of the things, and avoid being around when smoke fills the air. Chew gum, think about helis...good luck! p.s. Hey Xcell 24, do you fly with John Waters?

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07-21-2002 01:17 PM  16 years agoPost 16
Waldo

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Middle of the corn patch (Iowa)

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1 year 8 months, I smoked for 18 years 2 packs a day for most of that time some days 3, I quit cold turkey but I kept a pack with me for the first month never opened it just had to have it near me like a security blanket. The day I threw that unopened pack away was the day I knew I could do it.

I was in bad shape, my heart rate at rest was 92 beats a minute just going up the stairs would put me over 130 bpm. So I quit smoking and bought some exorsize equipment. I shed 50 pounds went from a 33 inch waist down to a 29, my resting heart rate is 55 bpm and I have to work like hell to get it up to 150. I even took up bicycling, I've got a mountain bike and a road bike ( I could have bought two helicopters with what I paid for that road bike $1,200) I put around one hundred miles a week on the road bike, I'm trying to get in good enough shape so I can compete in some local races. Anyway when I quit it was costing me $2,000 a year to kill my-self, now I get to spend that money on toys. One more thing I'm 37 years old so if you think your to old to quit you're just fooling your-self.

[b]Bill[/b]

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07-21-2002 01:21 PM  16 years agoPost 17
crosby

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Iowa City, Iowa

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As of July 4-2002
My wife and I quit as well. I got the patch... it has already saved many lives. Go out NOW and get one. I haven't even had the urge for a butt since tossin' em.
My wife says I can get a Vigor next summer w/ the money I'm saving. Yeah Baby!!


Remember; It always seems darkest before going totally black.

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07-21-2002 01:25 PM  16 years agoPost 18
coop

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Bainbridge, NY

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Hey Kurt...Hang in there, it's only hard for a week or so...I quit cold turkey last fall, you know how bad I was smoking last time I saw you... over 2 packs a day. Now if I could only get Cathy to quit, but I quess you have to be ready, and she isn't yet....Be strong....Coop

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07-21-2002 01:38 PM  16 years agoPost 19
Kurt64

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Salladasburg, PA

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The strange thing is that even after only one day without smoking, I felt better physically and had a lot more energy. I started smoking when I was 18 and I am now 37. I have seen too many people that I know pass away or develope health problems due to smoking....some younger than me!
2 packs per day at an average cost of $1.75/pack over 19 years.....that comes out to over $12,000. With the current cost increase here in PA, $4.50 a pack at 2 packs a day comes to $3,285 a year! That is a Fury Extreme fully equiped with change left over!

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07-21-2002 02:15 PM  16 years agoPost 20
heliman41

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Valparaiso IN. USA

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I commend you on your mission! I quit 7yrs ago AFTER 5 attempts, gained 30lbs, and my metabolism dropped like a rock. Other than that he,he,he no big deal! I lost all but 10 lbs oh well and I feel 10 times better now. The monkey is no more! The money you will save alone will allow you to buy 4 Furys a yr. at least that outa make you happy! Try the patch, it was my only salvation just dont apply more than 1 thinking it will work better after you get used to it I did and had an overdose reaction to the nicotene not pretty, cold sweats, shaking, nausea, etc.....The patch really helps the jonesing big time pal so if you really are serious its worth every penny. Staying stopped is the easy part who the heck wants to ever restart after going thru the HELL of withdrawl!!!!!!!!!Not me thats for sure, I feel for you ya poor devil hang in there, the REAL hard thing to do after quitting is watching your diet, oh yea when your sys gets adjusted to no more nicotene you will gain BIG time unless you eat like a bird from now on (forever), you will see trust me the not eating part is even harder than quitting because its forever, sorry just trying to be honest, good luck there and remember if you do get fat well its warmth in the winter and shade in the summer,he,he.............

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