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Old 01-02-2013, 08:34 AM
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Default Smoking (cigarettes) was so 2012.

So who knuckled down and hasn't smoked one yet besides me?

I ran out of smokes before mid night on new years eve so I was like **** it, must be a sign.

First time I've quit that I actually feel like I don't need one. It's odd but I better do more cardio stuff at the gym because everything looks delicious
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So who knuckled down and hasn't smoked one yet besides me?

I ran out of smokes before mid night on new years eve so I was like **** it, must be a sign.

First time I've quit that I actually feel like I don't need one. It's odd but I better do more cardio stuff at the gym because everything looks delicious
I've been down to around 10 - 15 a day for over a month. I'm even going through hypno-therapy to quit. If you quit like this, you'll be my idol. And BTW, quit looking at me like that!
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:57 AM
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I've been down to around 10 - 15 a day for over a month. I'm even going through hypno-therapy to quit. If you quit like this, you'll be my idol. And BTW, quit looking at me like that!

Well I am the man afterall

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:01 AM
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You can do this! The main thing is choosing not to smoke whenever the urge hits you. Staying away from the habits that went along with smoking helps a lot, whether it be drinking or eating heavy foods etc. Increasing the amount of fruits and water helps a lot too - kind of detoxes the system. The best thing is how much better you will feel as you adjust to being smoke-free.
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You can do this! The main thing is choosing not to smoke whenever the urge hits you. Staying away from the habits that went along with smoking helps a lot, whether it be drinking or eating heavy foods etc. Increasing the amount of fruits and water helps a lot too - kind of detoxes the system. The best thing is how much better you will feel as you adjust to being smoke-free.
I also keep reminding myself of the financial benefits.
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You can do it ! Just keep telling yourself that.....I was a smoker for over 25 years it's been Almost 7 years of being cigarette free....
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:37 AM
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I also keep reminding myself of the financial benefits.
THIS!
Almost makes me sick when I think about how much I throw away every week, month, year!
But then that stresses me out, so I smoke?
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:03 AM
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So who knuckled down and hasn't smoked one yet besides me?

I ran out of smokes before mid night on new years eve so I was like **** it, must be a sign.

First time I've quit that I actually feel like I don't need one. It's odd but I better do more cardio stuff at the gym because everything looks delicious
Its a sign you didnt plan ahead on how many cigerretes you would need.

I like it to much to quit.
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So who knuckled down and hasn't smoked one yet besides me?

I ran out of smokes before mid night on new years eve so I was like **** it, must be a sign.

First time I've quit that I actually feel like I don't need one. It's odd but I better do more cardio stuff at the gym because everything looks delicious

You can quit, but only if you really want to quit.

I quit 17 yrs ago. It was really tough for me, but I had a reason for wanting to quit. I kept that reason in my mind, every time that I wanted to give in.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:32 AM
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You can quit, but only if you really want to quit.

I quit 17 yrs ago. It was really tough for me, but I had a reason for wanting to quit. I kept that reason in my mind, every time that I wanted to give in.
Much respect for those that say "enough" and quit.
Still waiting on that day,and hoping it is sooner than too late.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:39 AM
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Much respect for those that say "enough" and quit.
Still waiting on that day,and hoping it is sooner than too late.
It'll come. Maybe putting it in a certain reality would help. I began looking at it as something that was stealing from me: my health/longevity, money, social life to a degree (amazing how some of the women I was most attracted to viewed smoking as so not cool), and the list goes on ....
If you've smoked for awhile, it's a big change in lifestyle to quit. No doubt it's very difficult, but once you've had enough, it's easier to move forward.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:40 AM
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I have one pack left, and after that I am done.

I am stretching it out over this work week and then no more. The big test will be Saturday as I am going over to Charlottesville and driving is when I am the worst.
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Hi . I stopped smoking over three years ago.I used to travel 45 minutes to and from work . I would like a cig up to and from work not by feeling the need but by landmarks. I had to make sure I had three cigs going there and three cigs coming home. I finally said F this S.
I quit cold turkey.When I had the urge to smoke (drinking coffee & beer was worst for me), I would ask myself a simple question: " what is a cig going to do for me. How different will I feel 4-5 mintues from now after that cig?" When I answered that question that nothing would chsnge I was able to stay away!
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I have one pack left, and after that I am done.

I am stretching it out over this work week and then no more. The big test will be Saturday as I am going over to Charlottesville and driving is when I am the worst.
Cant stop till after the bengals get knocked out of the playoffs but its definately a goal this year.

Either im going to

A. Start Rolling my Own cigerretes to save money
B. Switch to Electric cigs
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C. Stop smoking all together.

All has to wait till im not getting hammered during bengals playoff games. lol

And will probly be a progression of A to B then C
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:27 PM
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Hi . I stopped smoking over three years ago.I used to travel 45 minutes to and from work . I would like a cig up to and from work not by feeling the need but by landmarks. I had to make sure I had three cigs going there and three cigs coming home. I finally said F this S.
I quit cold turkey.When I had the urge to smoke (drinking coffee & beer was worst for me), I would ask myself a simple question: " what is a cig going to do for me. How different will I feel 4-5 mintues from now after that cig?" When I answered that question that nothing would chsnge I was able to stay away!
That's scary.
I'm doing the exact same thing. (The drive, landmarks) Weird.
I think I will try some of your guys advice.
But like bengalfan024 said, it might have to wait till this playoff run is over.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:32 PM
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I tried cigarettes as a teenager. I smoked, turned green in front of my friends, and swore I'd never do it again. That was about 1967 or so. I've never touched one since.

To those who are trying to quit though, good luck, and I hope if you truly want to quit, you're able to do it.
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It all boils down to willpower, for me atleast. I've already made the decision and what's done is done No looking back.
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The landmark thing is funny though, I think most smokers do that on the way to and from work. I know I did.
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It all boils down to willpower, for me atleast. I've already made the decision and what's done is done No looking back.
if you dont want to quit you probly wont....

as for the car...

I was always a light up when i got in the car kind of guy... then 1/2 way there depending on where your going....
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So who knuckled down and hasn't smoked one yet besides me?

I ran out of smokes before mid night on new years eve so I was like **** it, must be a sign.

First time I've quit that I actually feel like I don't need one. It's odd but I better do more cardio stuff at the gym because everything looks delicious
I quite dipping in mid-August... gum is my best friend... Try Stride ID, ****s pretty good.

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I've been down to around 10 - 15 a day for over a month. I'm even going through hypno-therapy to quit. If you quit like this, you'll be my idol. And BTW, quit looking at me like that!
Have you tried the pills? My wife's grandparents quit with some kind of pills that reduce the urge big time.
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Okay ?

Are people quiting because they want to for better health?

Or because of the Extra $60 or so a month on your insurrance?
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So who knuckled down and hasn't smoked one yet besides me?

I ran out of smokes before mid night on new years eve so I was like **** it, must be a sign.

First time I've quit that I actually feel like I don't need one. It's odd but I better do more cardio stuff at the gym because everything looks delicious
I quit smoking when I found out my wife was pregnant. I could have put it off for a few months, but I thought: "Why not give it a shot right now?" Anyway...that was a month and a half ago, and I haven't had one since. The first four or five days ***** pretty bad because you're actually going through withdrawal. After that, I still wanted one for a few solid weeks. I haven't even had a craving for about a week now.

Good luck to you though. Get through the hard part of that first week, and it gets MUCH easier. You'll be happy you quit....I sure as hell am.
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The actual physical addiction only takes a couple of days to get over. after that it is just a psychological thing. A big part of it is just habit so you need something to do with your mouth. Some people swear by chewing gum, but when I quit I just ****** a **** every time I got a craving to smoke. I was able to quit and I also made a lot of my friends happy.
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I quite dipping in mid-August... gum is my best friend... Try Stride ID, ****s pretty good.



Have you tried the pills? My wife's grandparents quit with some kind of pills that reduce the urge big time.
dude good for you...ive been dipping now for 9 years almost 10,.,..i love the stuff too much
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