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Posted July 09, 2014 - 06:10 PM

Smoked for 15 plus years......quit one time for a year.....then was back to a pack to two packs a day....quit the second time and never took another puff. And yes I had cravings for a year or more.....certain situations always called for a cigarette, but keep up your will power and you will get through it.

 

Most important for me....I will never smoke another cigarette or cigar. The first time I quit for a year, the reason I went back to smoking was being with some friends at a bar and ended up smoking a cigar......3 days later I was back to a pack a day.

 

Congrats on quitting!


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 09:42 AM

Congrats on quitting. I have never done it so I can't sympathize with you, but I know it's a battle, I have family members who go on/off constantly.

now if I could quit eating food  :firejumper:  :firejumper:


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 06:48 PM

I've never had one either but I know the struggle others have. Congrats & hang in there.
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Posted July 10, 2014 - 07:00 PM

Good you quit, please stay that way, always good to hear of a tabaco quitter.


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 07:04 PM

I saw my brother smoke for 30+ years. He quit for 14 yrs and took it back up. His doctor asked him why and he said he gained way to much weight. Dr. tried to get him to quit by showing him the x-rays from before and after not smoking all that time. DIdn't stop him. SInce then he has several stints put in and just last August had to have Caroted surgery to open an artery. He has cut back to less than a pack every two days now trying to quit completely.  The saying goes, never quit quiting.  Keep up the good work.                                                                                                    Roger.


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 07:46 PM

I grew up with a chain smoker so I may as well have done it all my life..  @ 16 I started smoking 1 pack a day and did it most of my life..  I too quit for a year but my wife didn't..  We went to Florida and the wife was smoking like a champ and finally I told her-  Since I'm getting it 2nd hand-  give me one!  Kept smoking for a couple years after that and made up my mind that IK would not have a cigarette this millennium.  Tossed half a pack new years eve 1999 and now the smell of smoke is repulsive?!?!?! I don't know how the heck I did it!?!?!  .    :wallbanging:  :(


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Posted July 11, 2014 - 07:39 AM

Congrats on the 3 months, now to make it 4 months then 6 months and a year.

I will tell you that after 13 years of being smoke free the cravings never leave me. If I get a craving at home I get busy doing some thing with my hands and mind to get the though out of my mind.

 

Also at some point it got so I can't ride in a friends (recent quitter) truck because it stinks so bad. hate to walk in stores with the butt cans at the door and really get PI-- when I have to walk out of a store and walk thru a few people smoking YUK. 

 

Guilty hypocrite I am as I smoked for 41 years quit as a retirement present to my self April 1st 2001 that finally stuck. I don't know how many times I had quit before it took hold cold turkey My wife didn't even know for about 6 months before she realized I didn't have a pack in my shirt pocket and stink.

 

:D   Al


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Posted July 11, 2014 - 08:16 AM

I wish someone would tell me the cravings go away after awhile.  But everyone says the same.



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Posted July 12, 2014 - 07:26 PM

Guilty hypocrite I am as I smoked for 41 years quit as a retirement present to my self April 1st 2001 that finally stuck.

That's scary. That's the same day I quit chewing tobacco.

I wish someone would tell me the cravings go away after awhile. But everyone says the same.

Can't say from personal experience as I've never smoked but my wife quit 11 years ago and she says she doesn't really get any cravings at this point. She went through several years where it would bother her a few times a year during the occasional stressful situation. I can say that for me, the rough period when I quit the chew lasted maybe four to six months then tapered off pretty quick. I didn't have any cravings at all after a year or two. And remember, there's a lot more nicotine in smokeless tobacco. If I could quit that stuff, you can certainly stay off the cigarettes.

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Posted July 12, 2014 - 07:37 PM

Right now I want a cigarette so bad I can't stand it. Gotta hold off and keep busy. It's bad when I get angry and I'm more than a bit angry right now.

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Posted July 12, 2014 - 08:28 PM

You are this far! Don't grab a pack, it wil be harder next week then. Don't ask me why I know. I am in the midst of quitting chew. AND IT IS ROUGH!



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Posted July 12, 2014 - 08:47 PM

I made it. I aggressively chewed gum and went and beat on boards with a hammer! Made me feel better.

Good lucky on quiting the chew. I gave that up a few years ago when. I lost 3 teeth.
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Posted July 12, 2014 - 11:27 PM

The cravings do dim. Last week was harder than its been in about 6 months, but I made it.
Sometimes the damnedest things will get you by. One of mine is resolutely saying the sentence "not one more puff". Another is looking at my three kids.
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Posted July 13, 2014 - 06:13 AM

I wish someone would tell me the cravings go away after awhile.  But everyone says the same.

I almost never have any.

 

A neighbor lady once said she quit 6 weeks ago. She "just has one once in a while". I asked when was the last time she had one, "A few days ago". I said well you just quit a few days ago. Tapering off is just teasing yourself.


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