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03-04-2008 08:16 PM  10 years agoPost 1
kiwidave1

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^%$#@#$^!!!!!!

WANKERS!!!!

AAAARRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

PISS OFF!!!

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03-04-2008 08:25 PM  10 years agoPost 2
electriciancarl

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Having a nicotine fit?

Treat me good, I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse.

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03-04-2008 08:42 PM  10 years agoPost 3
kiwidave1

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I know now why Cigarettes and Tourettes sounds the same.

david

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03-04-2008 08:43 PM  10 years agoPost 4
nojohnny101

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hey
hang in there bud....

anyone who can fly RC helicopters and not become homeless, is one tough cookie...

Thanks
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03-04-2008 08:44 PM  10 years agoPost 5
JuanRodriguez

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quiting smoking.

^%$#@#$^!!!!!!

WANKERS!!!!

AAAARRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

PISS OFF!!!
Sounds like you might need a nicotine suppository !!! LOL !!

Hand in there, brother... worth every effort. Roughly 30 yrs since I quit. There were no patches or magical pills back then.....

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03-04-2008 08:48 PM  10 years agoPost 6
electriciancarl

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I quit "cold turkey" last June. Best thing I've done in a long time.

Treat me good, I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse.

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03-04-2008 09:08 PM  10 years agoPost 7
easyrider1

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approx. 28yrs.3 1/2 mos. quit my job and going through a divorce at the time. now am i tougher than you? are you going to quit quitting when you get a craving? they only last a few minutes and get farther and farther apart till you eventually stop having them. then you can look back and be pissed off at the tobacco companies for all the money you spent on them fuking tar sticks and stinking up you and your surroundings, damaging your health and others around you,causing you to get short on breath and cough up green lung juice in the morning. ahh the good old days.

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03-04-2008 09:24 PM  10 years agoPost 8
HotsHabit

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I quit cold turkey in August, smoked for 25 years. It was about the hardest thing I have ever done.

One thing I can tell you for sure, anyone that says they are "trying" to quit has already failed and wont ever quit. When you say "try", you have already given yourself permission to fail.

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03-04-2008 09:31 PM  10 years agoPost 9
kiwidave1

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Thanks guys,

I think I am over the worst of it as I have quit, on again, off again, since December 1st (didn't want to make it a new year resolution thing) with the patches, but lately I have started to smoke more and have smoked the last 2 weekends (a pack a day) and one cig a day for the last couple of weeks. I just needed to get off the tit so didn't smoke yesterday and figures crossed for today and on wards etc.

The hardest time for me is fridays after work. How else can I reward myself for going all week without a cigarette but by having a cigarette???

Thanks for your advice, It is one of the hardest things I have ever done but atleast now the thought of smoking again is harder than the thoughts of continueing to flight through it. Just gotta knock off the single cigarettes and weekend shenanigans

Did you all feel dumb when you were quitting? I can't concentrate on sh1t at the moment?

David

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03-04-2008 09:38 PM  10 years agoPost 10
GMcNair

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If you can't quit, you're a pus*y. Simple as that. Yes, simple. At one time I thought it was the hardest thing I ever did, but looking back, it was actually pretty simple. I've had far tougher challenges. Like easyrider1 said, are you gonna let a little tar stick run your life? It's already ruined a large part of it. Having ruined 18yrs of my own life with those damn things (all the while being too much of a pus*y to quit myself), I am 5yrs smoke free so far, and loving every minute of it. It's one best friend you'll be glad to kick to the curb. Then I went all "Earl" on the situation, and went back to my non-smoking friends and apologized for stinking up their surroundings and generally smelling like an ashtray in their presence. It's nasty, offensive, unhealthy, and expensive. And any current smokers who jump up and say otherwise are too scared, too wimpy, or too pus*y to quit. Haven't seen evidence yet that any part of smoking is good for any of us. And for God's sake, if there's any kids reading this who smoke, stop now while it's even easier.

Ok, off my soapbox and back to work. You'll do it kiwidave, just stick to your guns.

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03-04-2008 09:42 PM  10 years agoPost 11
JuanRodriguez

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Did you all feel dumb when you were quitting? I can't concentrate on sh1t at the moment?
I wouldn't say that it's feeling dumb..... it's been said that quitting smoking is harder than quitting a heroine addiction. I wouldn't want to test that theory !!

A couple of things that might help get over your "Friday after work" craving is to focus your attention on something other than what you normally would do after work on Friday..... Also, there are things that chemically trigger the craving for nicotine. A couple of things that come to mind is caffeine and alcohol....... So, staying away as much as you can from both of those things while you're attempting to break the habit might help tremendously....

Good luck !

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03-04-2008 10:04 PM  10 years agoPost 12
easyrider1

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about a month after i quit it felt like a fog started lifting that i didn't realize i was in, then things started becoming clearer. i know now smoking was the dumbest thing i've ever done,quiting was one of the best. i also changed some other habits or patterns when i stopped smoking, instead of doing the same things like going to the bar after work friday and saturday on my way home. after about 2 mos. i got in to jogging and about 6 mos. after that a tae kwon do master opened a local school and i got into that. just beware of those closest to you,sometime they're the worst at sabotaging you(usually not intentionally).hang in there and throw away the rest of them cigarettes,you really don't need them. it's not a matter or luck,but of will. oh yeah, if things get really bad and you think you need a cigarette,just go down to the "ye old curiosity shoppe" and see sylvester. he'll be standing in the back.

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03-04-2008 10:56 PM  10 years agoPost 13
Aox

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Seven Weeks, Five Days for me...

The cravings are still massive.. at least once daily...

I have "tried" to quit several times over the past 10 years.

This last time, I thought I got pneumonia again. I had had it as a child. It turned out to be just bad bronchitis, but my grandmother had passed away a month prior, and I was up to two packs a day of cigarettes.

on Jan 11, at 3 AM, I had my last cigarette, and was "couldn't get out of bed" sick the rest of that weekend. I decided it was time.

This time feels different. I get cravings, but the last thing I want to do to myself is put tobacco smoke into my lungs again. I feel so much better, and it's amazing how toxic tobacco smoke is.

I'm still a smoker, and always will be. I just choose not to have a cigarette today, and I hope I continue to choose not to have one.

-Aox

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03-04-2008 11:01 PM  10 years agoPost 14
bagobitz

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30-odd years ago, I sold Pipes, Lighters,tobacco pouches,etc. to the trade.

I smoked a "Desparate-Dan"-size pipe (2 1/2 hours continuous on a bowlful! )

3 to 6 ounces of tobacco a week, PLUS 5-10 packs of "disque bleu" (think double-strength Camels)

PLUS 5-10 half-corona cigars...and the odd bit of snuff, Sullivan Powell Imperials, Sobranie Black Russian........
Yup! I was a proper, Professional smoker....A throat -infection that took 3 or 4 different lots of antibiotics,finally put the light-bulb on.
Every time I put my hand out for the pipe,lighter and pouch, I had to remind myself, "FOOL, YOU DON'T SMOKE!!!! "
It took over a year to break that reflex-action.taste and smell became much more acute,much quicker.
I stopped then and never restarted....gave away all my baccy and cigs/cigars (still have a gorgeous pipe-collection and a solid-silver cigarette-case, though. )

The money I saved ,helped raise 3 kids.

I smoked from age 8 or 9 , was bought up in a tobacconist,where it was considered "normal"...I was also encouraged to drink at an early age and learned to respect alcohol...I have only been "paralytic" 3 times in 61 years!

You have to be strong-willed and self-disciplined...some suggest putting the "smokes" money in a jar and treating yourself when there's enough to buy something you REALLY want, but couldn't afford (until now!)
just refuse to be a victim of the government's cynical tax-regime.

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03-04-2008 11:12 PM  10 years agoPost 15
SSN Pru

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the actual habit of smoking after eating, smoking after waking up, smoking while drinking etc, in my opinion, seems to be tougher for people than actually kicking the addiction to nicotine.

Stupidity can be cured. Ignorance is for life!

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03-04-2008 11:20 PM  10 years agoPost 16
hoverman

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damn greg!! telling it like it is!!! way to go bro!!

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03-04-2008 11:24 PM  10 years agoPost 17
RaptorMike

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I quit after more than 15 years of smoking. Cold turkey over a year ago. When you first quit it's like losing your best friend. Nothing to calm you down, enjoy, but you quickly realize that cigarettes were an enemy and not a friend.

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03-05-2008 01:40 AM  10 years agoPost 18
larry1

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I quit about 5 years ago. I can remember feeling real dumb. Total loss of concentration and felt like a real scatter brain.

Good luck, you can do it!

It's a beautiful day, sun is shining and the birds are chirping! Watch, some idiot screw it up

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03-05-2008 02:00 AM  10 years agoPost 19
CeeJay

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Keep on going man.

I'm in my 4th week, it's a MoFo, I know.

I just hope I don't fully gain the 95 pounds back that I lost while back on the smoking binge thing again.

Hang in there, I'm wit' ch'a!

CeeJay

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03-05-2008 02:46 AM  10 years agoPost 20
sincity

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I wouldn't say caffine is as bad as smoking, but man when I quit drinking Mt. Dew I had some of the worst headaches ever! Get all groggy and not able to function too.

I've been at least 8 months now without a Dew. I still drink soda from time to time, but I avoid the caffine drinks. Feel a helluva lot better and now I don't "need" that caffine pick me up in the morning.

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