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03-05-2008 04:27 AM  10 years agoPost 21
GMcNair

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John, you know me...nobody can accuse me of making them have to read my mind.

Jack Higdon you old goat, I found some of those 95 pounds you lost. Why don't you come up here to Bham next weekend for the funfly and we'll play catch up on years gone by? Perhaps in the non-smoking section of a good mexican joint stuffing our faces with feel-good food and margaritas?

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03-05-2008 09:11 AM  10 years agoPost 22
OICU812

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Yea its tough, I smoked over 2 packs a day for over 10 years, quit 3 years ago now cold turkey. Still want one every day, it last for about 3 minutes or so than its gone. I will never smoke again, I finally am breathing well and I really noticed that my fingers are much more steady which is good for rc helis of course, . Hang in there, the rewards are worth it!

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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03-05-2008 11:22 AM  10 years agoPost 23
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The hardest bit is to stop thinking about smoking, took me almost a year to get that out of my head...good luck, keep going its worth it.

Warning...This hobby is very addictive and may damage your wealth

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03-05-2008 06:11 PM  10 years agoPost 24
TRACERBOB

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I quit a number of years ago. The cravings never go away, just diminish in intensity.

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03-05-2008 06:19 PM  10 years agoPost 25
easyrider1

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kind of funny; about 2 mos. after i quit smoking i awoke one morning from what i consider a nightmare. i had been dreaming that i got drunk and started smoking again the night before, scared the hell out of me thinking i was going to have to go through all the same crap again quiting. what a relief it was when i finally realized it was just a(vivid)dream. 28yrs. 3 1/2mos. hang in there.

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03-05-2008 06:30 PM  10 years agoPost 26
Jag72

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Smoking...
I never could understand why people got hooked into smoking?.I attribute it to having an addictive personality..maybe I'm wrong....not sure what the pros of smoking would be but here's what I see as the cons:

It makes you stink
it's expensive
it will kill you early and will probably die a horrible cancerous death(at least the relatives I have seen die of smoking have)

I personally would NEVER go out with a girl that smoked...but that's just me..

I don't judge people negatively for smoking but I just never could understand the appeal?

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03-05-2008 06:35 PM  10 years agoPost 27
easyrider1

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it's going to get easier for people to quit smoking. illinois enacted a smoking ban in all business(except tobacco stores)and state and federal buildings starting 1/1/08(the only good thing gov. blagojevich has done). i hope they do this in all states soon.

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03-05-2008 08:36 PM  10 years agoPost 28
TOSH

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Been clean for sixty weeks now. One day at a time is all you can do. Good luck.

Flybars. Who needs `em.

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03-07-2008 04:34 AM  10 years agoPost 29
kiwidave1

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Thanks guys it is good to hear I am not alone while going through this but, now I can't ever start again, I don't want to Greg to think I'm a pussy

Friday/Saturday will be the test for me this week, if I can get through the weekend, I think I will be golden.

Cheers!

David

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03-09-2008 03:40 AM  10 years agoPost 30
CeeJay

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It ain;t easy, not even 4 weeks into it.

An' Greg

I only wish I could be a B'ham. Life hasn't been good to me the last 4-5 years, an' that includes the finances. Sorry to say I ain't gonna be there yet another year.

CeeJay

I love livin' in MudBug Haven!

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03-09-2008 03:55 AM  10 years agoPost 31
simages

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Smoked on and off for 20+ years and Quit 18 OCT 1999 after waking from sound sleep with chest pain..... A collapsed lung will do that ya know!

Been 8 years - 4 months - 19 days and can say it will change your life! It's NOT easy, but you can do it! After 3-6 months and those toxins are out of your system, it's easier to not light up......

Besides; how much does a stinkin pack of smokes cost these days anyways?

AMA No: SIMAGES

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03-10-2008 01:11 AM  10 years agoPost 32
Yug

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2 years ago, I gave up smoking inbetween cigarettes, so am sadly still on about 30 a day albeit rollups. For me, the biggest fear is that smoking keeps the noise in my head down alowing me to think clearly for work. Remembering back to before I started smoking, when at school and university, I could never perform academically because the background noise in my head (random thoughts) was immense and consequently counterproductive to the task in hand. I started smoking just when I was booted from university which obviously was too late. I love smoking and rolling up but I'm 55% sure it will kill me sooner or later; already well short of breath. Oh what a conundrum

Vegetable rights and Peace

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03-10-2008 03:06 AM  10 years agoPost 33
GMcNair

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Fear=pussy

155% sure of that

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03-10-2008 03:40 AM  10 years agoPost 34
Avropilot

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Go buy a book called "Way of the peacefull Warrior" written by Dan Millman. ISBN#I-932073-20-5.

It is written about the noisy mind and how to overcome it.

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03-10-2008 04:09 AM  10 years agoPost 35
GMcNair

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You're a smoker who can't quit

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03-10-2008 08:06 AM  10 years agoPost 36
helicraze

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When i quit i too felt "DUMB" for a couple of weeks/months, couldn't concentrate, felt bored/tired all the time and daydreaming.

I quit when i went into hospital, the best time to quit is when you sick. I took a week off work and was so sleepy for a week it made it a bit easier.

Prior to quitting I did cut back to about 8 per day, also no nicotine replacement for me either.

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03-10-2008 03:51 PM  10 years agoPost 37
Tmblewd

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You can do it!! I chewed Copenhagen for 24 years or so and quit Nov 7th. Course I also had tonsil and sinus surgery that day so I didn't have a choice but quit for a few days. I haven't had any coffee or sodas or Copenahgen since Nov 7th. I still find myself thinking about it, but that's it. Get some TicTac's and you'll be happy.

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03-12-2008 05:35 PM  10 years agoPost 38
kiwidave1

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Man, I had a bad weekend, Smoked a couple on Friday and then brought a packet on saturday. Quit again on Sunday with a 14mg patch, patch on monday 1 cig, no patch on Tuesday 2 cig smoked, patch again today. I can't believe how stupid I am being. It is like I am forcing myself to start quiting every day. Every day I am getting closer to starting again. And the thought of starting again scares the crap out of me. I work at a cancer hospital so you think it would easy motivation to quit but I still see people out smoking that are going through treatment. I now understand why they do.....They are freckin nutz .

And now there is a local fun fly on Saturday that I really want to go to but don't think I can be strong enough to not bum a fag off someone. So it is more than likely off the calendar.

I am sick of this Sh1t and don't want to start smoking full time again so I guess I will just stay on the patches and see how I do.

What's funny is I can go until 4:30pm (up at 5am) until the cravings get really bad and I buy a single stick on the way home, I think if I can get past that one I will be ok for the rest of the evening.

Not looking for any sympathy or anything, just thought it might help to type it out. So I can see in black and white how stupid I am being.

days since I started to quit 103
hours since my last cigarette 17

One craving at a time

Cheers guys.

David

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for everyone you meet is

fighting some kind of battle.'

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

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03-12-2008 06:31 PM  10 years agoPost 39
mlucia

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Chantix
Chantix is incredible and worked like a charm after 20 years of smoking. It really makes you not even think about cigs. Highly recommended.

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03-12-2008 06:37 PM  10 years agoPost 40
EKIM

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I'm on day 15 without a cigarette and I am losing my mind. I was smoking almost 2 packs a day for 10 years and I quit cold turkey...I've been chewing alot of gum which seems to help. Good luck with quitting it isn't easy and I think it would be easier for me to quit if I didn't like smoking so much. If it didn't screw up your health, I'd never quit. But those bloody lugies I hork up in the morning are telling me otherwise. The cravings are in your head....try not to think about it

*******Mike********

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