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#46 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted December 16, 2014 - 06:47 AM

It's very nice to see the different reasons people had for quitting :thumbs:   For those that are having a hard time maybe Jesse's thread here will be of some help . Al 


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Posted December 16, 2014 - 10:20 AM

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

Yea I still use the E-cig,But I no longer use NiC in it,its just something to occupy my hands when the urge hits,My Dr recommenced it for me as I have COPD..my O2 states have gone from the mid 80% up to 98-99% Nicotine in cigs isnt the worst part of them.


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Posted December 16, 2014 - 10:53 AM

After numerous fails, using different methods, I was finally able to be free of smoking on June 3, 2002.  I prepared for my quit with the help of my doctor.  He prescribed those little plastic things that take a capsule of nicotine that you puff on, which I had tried previously but failed.  He also prescribed Welbutrin and told me to set a quit date, start taking the welbutrin 2 weeks before the date.  I set the date for June 15, which was the upcoming due date of my grandson.  I started the pills on the first, and also joined an online support group. on Jone 3, I had trouble breathing so put off having the first one till I got to work. Then put it off till break, then lunch, then after work.  Then said maybe before I go to bed.  By night time, I realized I had been 24 hours without one and was on a roll.  WOOOO HOOOO!!!!

I saved my cigarette money and a couple months later, I bought my first motorcycle with my savings.  It was a used 85 Suzuki GS-450.  2 years later, I bought my real bike, a 2002 Harley Davidson.  It was worth quitting after over 30 years of abusing these lungs.

If I can do it, You can do it. Keep at it and don't give up.

Keep in mind that the urges come often but eventually get farther apart.  and the urge goes away whether you smoke or don't smoke.

All the best for you!

Oh, my online support group was stopsmokingcenter.net. In 2003, my story made it into their hall of fame, and they sent me a t-shirt that had their logo and said, "I'm A Quitter," and a Keychain that I used for my motorcycle keys.  I still chat with a few of the people from that place.


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Posted December 16, 2014 - 12:06 PM

oops, June 04, not 3.  I had the 3 on my mind because that was another quit date.  May 3, 1994. alcohol, that time. :thumbs:


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Posted December 16, 2014 - 01:33 PM

Sorry I'm getting in on this late.  Not sure why I didn't see it. 

 

I quite back in '81 when I was watching a news magazine program with my two oldest daughter which were 7 & 5.  They had a segment about smoking and show a good lung and a lung from a smoker.  The 5 year old turned to me and asked "Why do you smoke Daddy if it is bad for you?"  I quite cold turkey about 2 weeks later when I knew I was going to be on leave.  I never touched a cigarette after that.  When I went back to work I would walk around chewing on a plastic coffee stir stick. 

 

Trowel I wish you all the best in this endeavor.  As you can see there are quite a few of us that have gone down that road and been successful and you can to!  It is just a matter of making you mind up and sticking to it.  Good luck.


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Posted December 16, 2014 - 05:43 PM

24 hours since the last cig yesterday evening..

 

Tomorrow is going to be the hardest.


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Posted December 16, 2014 - 05:46 PM

24 hours since the last cig yesterday evening..

 

Tomorrow is going to be the hardest.

 

Yea but it is kind of like surgery.  Hard to deal with it right after but as time goes by it becomes easier until the point that it is just a memory.


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Posted December 16, 2014 - 06:09 PM

I quit back in March cold turkey. I smoked for 20 ye ars and was at least a pack a day or more. I woke up one morning and was already trying to catch my breathe. That morning I threw them away and was done. Later I warned my family. Cold turkey is the best way IMO. The hardest thing is learning a different coping mechanism when certain situations arise. I drive for a living which seems to be a lot of situations. I pulled through and now have no desire for it. Good luck!

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Posted December 17, 2014 - 09:09 AM

24 hours since the last cig yesterday evening..

 

Tomorrow is going to be the hardest.

You can do it!  First 72 hours are the hardest, after that it's all down hill.


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Posted December 17, 2014 - 02:43 PM

Rooting for you.
They are right on the 72 hour mark.. The addiction is over then, but the "habit" is still there. Stay strong.
In a couple of weeks, you will be laughing at yourself for patting at your pockets.
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Posted December 17, 2014 - 06:30 PM

24 hours since the last cig yesterday evening..

 

Tomorrow is going to be the hardest.

Well good for you. That is a major milestone! ,,, drinks lots of ice water,,,stay away from fattening snacks. Hope you like celery... however if you like a alcoholic beverage which is where many folks have a craving for a smoke enjoy a piece of GOOD liquorice with that tumbler of scotch or beer. Venco or Panda (Dutch,NOT SALTED)brands are among the best black liquorice .  And don't pay any attention to the news that US diplomatic relations have improved and cuban cigars may soon be available at your corner store as they are up here in Canada... Hand rolled Cuban cigars will be one guilty pleasure you will never know!


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Posted December 17, 2014 - 08:18 PM

As of 8 pm tonight, 72 hours.

 

Still going strong.


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Posted December 17, 2014 - 11:37 PM

Good for you :thumbs:     I"m rooting for you. 


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Posted December 18, 2014 - 12:22 AM

Good to hear you're still on track.
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Posted December 18, 2014 - 07:04 AM

keep pushing! 


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