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How many of you smoke or have quit recently?

To me after 17 years of bad habit this is a MAJOR milestone.

I've just decided that if I make it for another 30 days I'll treat myself with FROG.

Who else has quit recently?

Come on folks, I can't be the only one who has left the bad habit...;-)
 

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I quit just over 3 months ago. Smoked for 15yrs. Got myself Guitar Hero 3 for the Wii as a gift. I wonder how long I can keep milking the quitting for presents to myself before the wife catches on... haha.

What did you do to quit? I used Chantix, but didn't actually go the full 12 weeks with it. I was really sick a while back and didn't take the meds. Just quit taking them after I felt better. Amazingly I've been really stressed lately and still haven't smoked. Think about it every day, though.
 

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b-) I can tell you that it only gets easier as each day goes by. I quit cold turkey on St Patrick's Day, 22 years ago (1 month before the birth of my first child). I believe it was the motivation that gave me the will to quit and never looked back.
 

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I stopped for a bit, but my wife didn't. Made it bloody hard when hers were lying about, just asking to be smoked.

Will I try again? I hope so, but I don't feel particularly motivated at the moment. I do smoke far fewer than I used to, though.
 

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I thought there were no smokers here?!?!?:-d:-d:-d:-d:-d:-d

Kidding aside, smoking IS one of my daily struggles...

Been trying to ditch the habit for probably a year or so...

Been with it more or less for the past 14-15 yrs and from close to 2 packs a day, it's now down to an average of 10 sticks.:-d

Getting there though.:-do|o|o|


regards,

Kirk M.
 

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I went cold turkey and let me tell you it was ANYTHING but easy for me...

Not sure why I quit to be honest... I just figured I'm 35 and well... time to call it quits...

MAN I HAD A HARD TIME... I still think about it... sometimes I go out but I have to hold myself not to ask for a smoke off anyone. (Here in Canada you can't smoke in any building... we have to go out...)

The worst is when the break and lunch comes at work even today my hands are looking for a smoke...

Not easy... hanging in there...

But yea, I said it! if I make it for 30 more days I'm ordering a frog for 300 as a reward from casio sales and service.

Will report back how it goes...
 

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I had a weird love/hate relationship with the cigs:think:......
I was heavily in sports and DID NOT smoke. I meet my girlfriend (now my fiancee) and she smoked. I made her quit. Then I go in the army and start smoking:-d Long story short, smoked for about 9 years,not a heavy smoker though. Quit cold turkey, almost as a joke, about 2 1/2 years ago, never looked back. My running times are back where they were in my teen years. This fact alone is enough to keep me off from the damn things.
Great job on quitting, hang in there:-!
 

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When I was 12 to 18 I used to load my sisters smokes and any other smokes I could find. I got so good at it I would open a brand new pack from the bottom and load every one in the pack. Then carfuly glue it back togther and put it back where I found it. You know the rest.:-d:-d:-d

The best was when she had a hangover or she lit up where she was not supposed and it went off.

When I ordered then the catolg said 12 for $X. Well I wanted more than 12 loads so I ordered the next one that said 12 of 12 for $XX. I figared 144 load that is what I wated. What I got was box of 12 sheets that 12 cans on each sheet and 12 loads in each can for a total of 1728.:-d:-d

Anyway great job quiting and keep it up.
 

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Congrats to you, Duke, and those who have managed to stop smoking.

I'm still a smoker, been one since 1987, wish I could stop, although less now at around 10 sticks a day.

I've told myself that if I stop completely, it would be best for health reasons, most importantly. The money I saved could be put to better use.

A bloody pack of smokes here in Singapore cost USD$7.73 approx.

10 packs equal one nice G-Shock, or a nice meal at a restaurant etc.

And no, the ciggie smokes do not go anywhere near the watch I'm wearing!!
 

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Don't smoke, never will. I've seen how hard it is for my friends to quit and I'm so glad I avoided it in my high school years. Congrats on your 30 days and keep it up!!! :-!:-!
 

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I quit 4 years ago, along with my wife. My savior was those Commit nicotine lozenges. They made it much easier to break the habit.
 

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I quit smoking on December 22, 2006 and I used hypnosis. I tried to quit a few times before cold turkey and also using these herbal pills but I just couldn't get it out of my head. The psychological addiction was just too strong as many of you know. I started when I was 13 and I was 27 when I quit, so I was smoking for more than 1/2 my life. I wanted to quit and I had to quit to get engaged to my girlfriend (a requirement by her mother). My company also said that they would pay for the hypnosis session so I had nothing to lose. After I left the hypnosis session, I just stopped thinking about smoking. My associations with smoking went away (in the morning, with coffee, after eating, and so on) and others smoking around me had no effect. Now, there are times when I get the urges, but they come and go quickly. You just need to firmly believe that hypnosis will work.
 

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I've tried a few times but damn, just couldn't stop the habit although it's false consolation that I smoke a lady's brand that's low tar and nicotine. I do intend, however, to quit when I hit the big four-OH, till then, :-s
 

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Anyone got any tips to stop smoking?

I can buy a Mudman every week if I stop smoking.
the best advice I can give you from my personal experience is to start running. if you are not trained in running, try to run one kilometer under 7 minutes. that may sound easy and is a joke for a trained runner but for an untrained one its quite a challenge. start with one kilometer, train every day and try to run 1,5km to the end of the first week (of course you can do more if you think you are up to it). you will curse every single cig you ever smoked in your life. when you are fit enough to go for longer distances (10km is what I consider ideal for daily training), you will reach a point where you don't even think about a cig anymore, all you have to do is to keep that course...


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Anyone got any tips to stop smoking?

I can buy a Mudman every week if I stop smoking.
Tips? Reward yourself with a Mudman a week! Seriously though, I gave up 3 years ago after having smoked 30-a-day for 15 years. You have to want to do it-there's even a disclaimer on patches etc now, saying 'Willpower is required'.

I did it without patches, gum etc. However, a friend swears by Alan Carr's books.
 

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Smoked a little over a pack a day from 1972 until 1990.. trying to quit the whole time.

I finally did a little creative visulazation. I visualized a large switch and put a lot of emotion into the visulazation. the switch up position said "SMOKER" and the switch down position said "NON-SMOKER". I pulled the switch down and put on a patch and never looked back.

Boy I got a nicotine buzz from those patches. I couldn't even imagine smoking I was so high. Guess I was addicted to the nicotine and not the psychological dependence of the habit... or maybe my visualization helped there.

Now I just need to loose about 70 pounds of belly fat... ;-)

-Gawain
 

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Anyone got any tips to stop smoking?

I can buy a Mudman every week if I stop smoking.
Yep. Exercise like crazy. I really does help to release the frustration. It was winter when I quit, so I started snowshoeing every day. The more aerobic exercise you get, the easier it is.

Drink tons of water. No kidding. Drink it like it's going out of style. Stay away from soda pop for the time being.

I also joined an online support forum, which was a huge help. Every time I'd have one of those super-cravings, I'd just sit and chat with other people trying to quit. These people prepared me for the unexpected stuff in the future, and were there to lend a hand.

I also rewarded myself. I spent the value of the cigarettes that I didn't smoke on something that I wanted. This was a big incentive.
 
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