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#1 trowel OFFLINE  

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Posted December 14, 2014 - 05:09 PM

My goal is to quit for the new year 2015.

 

Smoked 5 since this morning, the withdraws are brutal but I am determined to win.


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 05:11 PM

I wish you nothing but the best with it. I have tried numerous times but have failed. Closest I got was when we lived closer to work. I quit for almost a year and was commuting back and forth to work on the bicycle.


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 05:15 PM

I gave up 16 years ago and never looked back since. It's will power I am afraid. What I would do is put the money aside that you spend on ciggies and say in 6 months time you buy something for yourself; perhaps an implement or another garden tractor.... I know what I would rather have. Good luck.
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Posted December 14, 2014 - 05:23 PM

Coming up on two years ago for me.
You can't do it for anyone else, you can't pray for it to happen, it has to be a decision you do for yourself.
I got lucky and came down with the flu. Yep, you read tht right. I came home from work sick as a dog. Spent 18 hours in bed or the bathroom. At the end, I came out and picked up the pack... Only to put it back down. Still have the pack.

After 72 hours, the chemical addiction is gone. After that, it's all mind games. Still, today, I occasionally find the smell of a fresh lit stick enticing... But not enough to want to go back. Oh, prepare for weight gain.

I wish you luck, but it's all you. It isn't easy, and I suggest you not announce it to the world as it was easier for me hat way... Just in case.

I kept saying "Not one more puff". When the cravings hit. Helped a little.
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Posted December 14, 2014 - 05:32 PM

For the past several weeks I have dedicated at least two days out of the week to smoke only few, for each passing week I keep reducing and fighting. I intend this week to be the one, plan on going cold turkey on or after Wendsday.

 

I am quitting for me.


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 05:41 PM

It's all or nothing.  I quit cold turkey several years ago.  You are cranky for three days, then it gets better.  

 

Good luck.  You really have to decide to quit.


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 05:48 PM

Hope you can do it, Jesse!!


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 05:59 PM

It can be done but it is a PITA for awhile.   I quit Thanksgiving Day  1976.

Just do it and don't look back.    :thumbs:  

Good luck.    Rick 


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 06:02 PM

Yup got up one day and said enough of this. Works different for everyone some just quit cold turkey, some smoke a few less each day. I tried the cold turkey thing but it wasn't for me so I just smoked a bit less every day after about 2 weeks I had it licked !!


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 06:04 PM

I quit about ten years ago. I quit many times before that and just decided I have to quit for good. Good luck to you! 

 

 

 

Geno


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 06:12 PM

Good luck. Between the wife and the doctor nagging at me, I'm going cold turkey New years Day. it will be the 7th or 8th time to try, but I have to get it done.


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 06:16 PM

Very good to hear so many have quit.

That is a habit I never go into...My dad, brother, sister, and my son & daughter and step daughter all smoke and I wish they didn't!


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 06:32 PM

I smoked for 12 years. We were going on our cruise in april. I left the port with no smokes. 7 days on the cruise I haven't picked up a smoke since.

Do I miss it? Heck yes I do. I can Go days without thinking about it then one morning I wake up and want to pull my hair out I want one so bad.

But in the end it was worth it. I want to be around to watch my kids grow into adults and if they choose to have children meet them.

Good luck. If you need support we are all here. Just don't give in and prove you are strong than a piece of paper with ground tobacco in in it.

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Posted December 14, 2014 - 06:37 PM

I quit 4 years ago with an e-cig..tried everything and thats the only thing that worked.Wishing you the best!!!!


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 06:50 PM

Jesse, I know you can do it.  You are stronger than the chemistry.  You are bigger than the addiction.

 

I'm rooting for you, buddy.

 

Ben W.


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