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#16 cootertom OFFLINE  

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Posted December 14, 2014 - 07:06 PM

I quit in 1990 cold turkey. Find a reason to quit and that helps. I thought it would be nice to live to see the granddaughters grown. Now I think it will be nice to hold one of the great grandkids so I think I'll stay away from the cigs..


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 07:11 PM

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


Do you still use the ecig? Did you use one with nicotine in it?

Just wondering. My great aunt just switched from cigarettes to ecig and I tried to explain to her she is still smoking just not lighting up to do it
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Posted December 14, 2014 - 07:16 PM

Do you still use the ecig? Did you use one with nicotine in it?

Just wondering. My great aunt just switched from cigarettes to ecig and I tried to explain to her she is still smoking just not lighting up to do it

My younger brother uses the E-cig. I question that due to the fact the habit continues, I found that to be the hardest psychologically, the act of rolling and physically smoking, besides, I view the E-cig as a nother way to spend money.

 

I want to stop the action altogether.


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 07:17 PM

You just keep trying until you finally do quit. :thumbs:

I quit for 15 years once, got divorced then took up smoking again. I don't smoke now and really can't remember what year I did quit this time just know it been long while ago.


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 07:18 PM

     Good luck jesse !! and I mean that. I have never smoked so I don't know how hard it is to quit but I do know lots of people who have and they all say it was the hardest thing ever.  those cigs are really bad for you.

                                                                                         Pete


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 07:29 PM

Trowel, I wish you well with your struggle to quit smoking. Many have done it including several in my family. Good luck and don't be afraid to call on us for moral support from time to time.                    

                                                                                 Roger.


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 07:32 PM

Jesse I'm with you I want to stop myself I know I would feel better if I did wouldn't smell like smoke anymore and the money I would save
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Posted December 14, 2014 - 07:37 PM

I have little less then a 1/2 hour to go before the next cig, 5 pm to 8 pm, can feel it hurting now.

 

6 cigs since this morning.

 

Mornings and evening are the worst.


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 07:39 PM

I watched my father deteriorate for 10 yrs with emphazema as a rusult of smoking. It was enough for me. Threw the towel in cold turkey. It's been almost 10yrs.


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 07:56 PM

I have little less then a 1/2 hour to go before the next cig, 5 pm to 8 pm, can feel it hurting now.
 
6 cigs since this morning.
 
Mornings and evening are the worst.


I tried a couple of times the way your doing it.
Failed every time.
I honestly will swear the cold turkey route is the best. Think of it as smacking your head with a hammer... Just about the time the throbbing stops, you hit yourself again. The withdrawal is the worst and prolonging it is just torturing yourself and making it easier to give in to the cravings.
Something to consider anyways. If not cold turkey, set a minimum number and once you hit that, jump.
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Posted December 14, 2014 - 08:00 PM

You have to make the conscious decision to make that change..  Set your mind and just do it.  

 

I quit in 1999.. haven't had one this millennium!  The price the things was just getting too high @ $2.35!!   :deadhorse:

 

The night I quit I threw out 1/2 a pack..   :shoot2:

 

Now the smell of cigarette smoke disgusts me now!  I can't even fathom how the hell I did it at all!??!   :mad2:

 

Nobody else is going to do it for you!  


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 08:01 PM

I watched my father deteriorate for 10 yrs with emphazema as a rusult of smoking. It was enough for me. Threw the towel in cold turkey. It's been almost 10yrs.

My Grand pa and mother and my sister in law died  from smoking related ailments..  I figured I'd skip the fun..  


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 08:05 PM

I tried a couple of times the way your doing it.
Failed every time.
I honestly will swear the cold turkey route is the best. Think of it as smacking your head with a hammer... Just about the time the throbbing stops, you hit yourself again. The withdrawal is the worst and prolonging it is just torturing yourself and making it easier to give in to the cravings.
Something to consider anyways. If not cold turkey, set a minimum number and once you hit that, jump.

Drive home a very good common sense point.


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 08:24 PM

Drive home a very good common sense point.


He is exactly right. I smoked my last and walked away. I even enjoyed that last one with an ice cold beer to savor it more.
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Posted December 14, 2014 - 08:38 PM

I work with an older fellow.  He was a 2 pack a day smoker for 40+ years.  One day he was speaking to an ex-smoker who gave him the name of a pill that he took to quit.  My co-worker went to his doctor & got a script.  Doc said to take them for a month.  Fellow took one the next morning & was violently ill for two weeks.  Hasn't craved a butt since that day.  Even the smell makes him nauseous.  If you are interested, send me a PM & I'll give you the name of the pill.


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