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Old 01-03-2011, 12:16 AM   #31
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Default Re: I'm quitting smoking.

how many times did it take you guys to quit smoking? and what method did u use?
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:23 AM   #32
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how many times did it take you guys to quit smoking? and what method did u use?

Before I actually stopped, I first cut down on the ritual smoking. No cig when first waking up, no cig after a meal, no cig before bed, etc. This got me down to probably 4-5 per day.

Around that point I told everybody I knew that I had quit, and was forced to smoke when nobody else was around. And I couldn't reek of smoke either. Anyway, eventually I was down to just one or two per day whenever I could sneak them at which point stopping was easy.

One other thing I did was always keep cigarettes in the house, for months after I quit. The strongest ingrained behavior for me was buying cigarettes when I didn't have any. If the thought occurred to me that I had no cigarettes, muscle memory kicked in and 20 minutes later I was 3 into a new pack. Crazy stuff.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:37 AM   #33
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i hear ya

i'm down to 2 cigarettes a day

only thing keeping me from smoking more is that it costs 10$ a pack here in canada for decent quality

havent found a great reason to quit yet, my friend even offered a bet if i could quit he'd pay me 1000 + vacation but i'd have to pay double if i failed
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:39 AM   #34
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Before I actually stopped, I first cut down on the ritual smoking. No cig when first waking up, no cig after a meal, no cig before bed, etc. This got me down to probably 4-5 per day.

Around that point I told everybody I knew that I had quit, and was forced to smoke when nobody else was around. And I couldn't reek of smoke either. Anyway, eventually I was down to just one or two per day whenever I could sneak them at which point stopping was easy.

One other thing I did was always keep cigarettes in the house, for months after I quit. The strongest ingrained behavior for me was buying cigarettes when I didn't have any. If the thought occurred to me that I had no cigarettes, muscle memory kicked in and 20 minutes later I was 3 into a new pack. Crazy stuff.
wow, that is really interesting right there...

I have quit now for a while, but I know what you are talking about...if you don't have any smokes, you are going to think about buying them all time...
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:39 AM   #35
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Good luck dude.

Your body will go through physical and mental withdrawl symptoms and it will be tough.

But mind over matter man. If you have the discipline, it will pass. Nothing hard ever lasts.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:49 AM   #36
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I was walking to work the other day and I exhaled my cig smoke over my shoulder, directly into the face of a middle aged woman riding her bike. She started coughing and I got out a quick sorry, which she just laughed at. That was awkward.

G'luck on your mission. What's your history? Lifetime smoker? How much do you smoke?

I'm only smoking a pack per week - as dictated by a strict self-enforced rule of only buying on Saturdays - so I still feel like I can quit whenever I want. I did for about three weeks back in early December. I'm a young smoker though, so I'm still enjoying the pros much more than I'm weighing the cons. I'm sure there will be a gradual shift over my life and eventually I'll convince myself to give it up. The limits I set for myself are really helpful though, and stop me from absentmindedly going overboard.

Haha. I do the same except I buy mine on Fridays.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:57 AM   #37
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I was walking to work the other day and I exhaled my cig smoke over my shoulder, directly into the face of a middle aged woman riding her bike. She started coughing and I got out a quick sorry, which she just laughed at. That was awkward.

That kind of shit is annoying, though. I've been a non-smoker my whole life, so even someone walking past me with a lit cigarette while I'm chilling outside my apartment bugs me a bit.

This is a bit of a silly analogy, but imagine if I really really really liked tacos, and while walking past you while eating one threw a bit of it on you.
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:22 AM   #38
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I quit smoking a couple of months ago, and I'm doing pretty fine. Hope you do well.

For me quitting smoking was relatively easy. It was deciding to quit smoking which was hard for me. And I think that's it, to realize that quitting implies never smoking again, knowing that if you do, your pride will be forever hurt by admitting you are failing.

Honestly, once I was decided and actually quit, the only time I miss smoking badly is when I take a sh*t and at parties after getting drunk.

One thing that helped me is buying a water pipe (I casually got it before quitting). I realized I was uncapable of studying a night without smoking. The water pipe has stepped in, and my life without cigs has been good.


*should have added this: I have smoked for 11 years, been a heavy smoker for 6 years. I started by reducing the cigs before quitting, but before that I had been smoking a pac per two days.

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Old 01-03-2011, 02:38 AM   #39
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Im currently in the process of quitting myself, the e-cigarette has done wonders helping. Im smoking about half of what i did and only been in the process of it for about a week. Bought a starter kit from here :
http://www.awesomevapor.com/ pretty sweet so far.
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:19 AM   #40
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one year before the world blows up and doomsday decides to quit smoking for his health?

LOL you're a dick sometimes.

Anyway Dooms, if I can beat pain killers - you can beat nicotine.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:02 AM   #41
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Starting Now


I'm not going cold turkey either... got the nicotine gum and the nicotine patch (spent $60 on that $hit)
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:03 AM   #42
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$hit aint gonna be comfortable for the next few weeks.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:50 AM   #43
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damn it! I just spent like 10 minutes on a post (I'm not one for long posts but this is about a serious topic.) I was telling you about how I quit and blah blah the nicotine patch and blah blah. It was a f*cking great post with words of encouragement and everything. But I f*cking closed my browser and lost it all and not re-doing it. I refuse.. I haven't had coffee (or a smoke) and now I pissed. rant rant/

I was trying to tell you about quitnet.com It helps track stats for example I just logged on and my stats are:


474 days, 8 hours, 45 minutes and 56 seconds smoke free.

9487 cigarettes not smoked.

$2,612.50 and 2 months, 12 days, 11 hours of your life saved.

Your quit date: 10/29/2009 10:00:00 PM




I have over 15 months. And am very proud of myself and wish you good luck.
(man this post sucks compared to the other one.. with all the time I have spent crying over it I might have been able to re-create it but f*ck that.
I had so many other good points to share but f*ck that and F*CK YOU.
I'm going to get coffee..plus nobody probably even gives a sh*t..
I hate mornings. ..
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:09 AM   #44
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My grandmom smoked from age 20-78. She used that chantix stuff and hasn't touched one for 2 years. Obviously smoking for damn near 60 years it's already done its damage but its good for everyone around her.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:33 AM   #45
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damn it! I just spent like 10 minutes on a post (I'm not one for long posts but this is about a serious topic.) I was telling you about how I quit and blah blah the nicotine patch and blah blah. It was a f*cking great post with words of encouragement and everything. But I f*cking closed my browser and lost it all and not re-doing it. I refuse.. I haven't had coffee (or a smoke) and now I pissed. rant rant/

I was trying to tell you about quitnet.com It helps track stats for example I just logged on and my stats are:


474 days, 8 hours, 45 minutes and 56 seconds smoke free.

9487 cigarettes not smoked.

$2,612.50 and 2 months, 12 days, 11 hours of your life saved.

Your quit date: 10/29/2009 10:00:00 PM




I have over 15 months. And am very proud of myself and wish you good luck.
(man this post sucks compared to the other one.. with all the time I have spent crying over it I might have been able to re-create it but f*ck that.
I had so many other good points to share but f*ck that and F*CK YOU.
I'm going to get coffee..plus nobody probably even gives a sh*t..
I hate mornings. ..


Oh thank you so much for this... I'll do it too.

got 2 smokes left... bout to smoke them and that's that.



One of these cigarettes I've had for over two months... It's the cigarette I've been saving for a special occasion.

It's a Merit...




the first cigarette I ever had...
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