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#1 toomanytoys84 ONLINE  

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Posted July 06, 2014 - 05:40 PM

Its been 3 months today since I smoked my last cigarette.

Not saying this for a pat on the back or a congratulations but to let those who do smoke and want to quit know that it can be done.
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Posted July 06, 2014 - 05:54 PM

Good for you! I quit about 30 years ago after smoking 3 packs a day for 20 years. All that is needed is you have to want to quit.


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 05:55 PM

Congrats!


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 05:55 PM

Congratulations. Now you need to shorten that commute too and life will get alot simpler. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 07:02 PM

Congrats. Been down that road it's not easy but worth it.
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Posted July 06, 2014 - 09:30 PM

Good job.  Your body will thank you for that!

 

Ben W.


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 09:58 PM

Man, my hats off to you. Stick with it, it is worth it.
I know how hard it can be, even a year and a half later, they still smell good sometimes.

Normally doesn't bother me, once in a while I miss it but 99% of the time I don't think about it anymore.
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Posted July 06, 2014 - 11:59 PM

Congrats !! I'm sure you're feeling 100 better and your wallet is over flowing with the $$ you've saved. One of these days I'll quit. But not likely. Lol
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Posted July 07, 2014 - 12:07 AM

Congratulations!! Now, take the money that you spent every day on the cancer sticks and put the actual dollars in a big envelope, being sure to do it every day. Then, at the end of the first year of non smoking, buy you and your family something really nice that you will all enjoy. Sometimes just seeing all those bills crammed into the envelope will help with the self control when the temptation to smoke hits. Don't ask how I know, LOL.
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Posted July 07, 2014 - 08:10 AM

I smoked a pack a day, at 3.85 a pack for pall malls menthol 100s.

 

Honestly, I still have cravings.  Some days it is terrible!  Usually not all day, but it hits me some mornings hard!  I'll be driving down the road shaking a little. 

 

Thanks guys.


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 09:29 AM

Hang in there!  As been said your body will thank you and you will appreciate it as you get older.  Quiting was the best thing I have ever done.


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 09:32 AM

Congrats. Just think of all the tractors you can buy now.


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Posted July 09, 2014 - 04:59 PM

My last cig was April 1st, I cheated a bit though and now use those ecig things so if nothing else im not getting the tar and 1000's of nasty chemicals. Transition was easy, a lot easier than i would ever imagine, not once have I even thought about taking a fly puff.

what got me was a few days after i stopped i had an apple pie, wow.. i had apple pie many many times before but this time i could actually taste it, and smell it.. and man did it taste good, i can smell things now i couldn't before, which has its good points...and bad ;)

Fitness side of it i notice no difference but i was fit enough before anyway, my lungs will thank me for sure, until that is they decide that ecigs are as bad as analogues, for now though im totally happy with them and i think when the time comes to kick them i can do it slowly by lowering the nic level to 0, then kick it.

There is no way i would have stopped "cold turkey" i know myself i would not have managed with any stop smoking aid, i do not have willpower, ecigs stopped me smoking immediately, my next mission will be to stop the ecigs but im in no rush for that.

Anyway congrats and good luck.


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Posted July 09, 2014 - 05:15 PM

I did it cold turkey.  We left for the cruise, I smoked my last one before we got in the car to drive, and spent a week on the boat, distracted by all the stuff to see and do.  Then I was done.



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Posted July 09, 2014 - 05:41 PM

I came home from work with the flu. I never leave work early, so me telling everyone I was leaving at 2 was a shocker.

I slept and was sick for 18 hours... At the end, I picked up the pack... and put them back down. Decided no time like the present.
Didnt tell anyone for 3 weeks, in case I fell off the wagon.




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