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Old 02-16-2011, 05:27 PM   #76
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Cold turkey isn't the way to go. I chain smoked from 14-24. Then I decided to quit slowly. Instead of 2 packs a day, I cut it down to 1 pack and then just replace the moments when I usually smoke with something else like coffee, a banana, an apple, or water. Cause part of the problem is habit, not just a chemical addiction. After a while I smoked less and less. Took around 6 months before I didn't smoke at all anymore. I also cut out drinking/going to the bar for a while cause I tended to smoke when I drank. So for about a year I didn't drink.

Different methods work for different people.

For me it was either cut it out completely, or nothing. I couldn't "quit slowly" and phase it out of my life.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:30 PM   #77
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Different methods work for different people.

For me it was either cut it out completely, or nothing. I couldn't "quit slowly" and phase it out of my life.
yep, I also had great success going cold turkey. Haven touched a ciggie in 11 years at this point and have no desire to ever again.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:34 PM   #78
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Appreciate the good words, but my life is great now. Swam the mile leg ina triathlon last summer. It was a struggle getting here, but it's a great place to be.

Just hope one person quits or decides not to start based on this thread.

Damn dude. And I'm worried about swimming 300 meters in a pool in 2.5 weeks for my sprint triathlon. More motivation for me I guess.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:48 AM   #79
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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








First Night was horrible.... but it's starting to get better.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:00 PM   #80
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Nice!! good job Riddler
stay the course bro..
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:02 PM   #81
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First Night was horrible.... but it's starting to get better.

Fantastic! Stick with it. You will never regret it.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:12 PM   #82
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Default Re: I'm quitting smoking.

pretty crazy how much it costs a person to smoke...

1 week = $50

$200 a month bill to smell like dog shit on the way to aquiring cancer...



anyone could use an extra $200 a month...that is half a payment on a new car...a nice car too...
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:19 PM   #83
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The cost is the biggest reason I never became a smoker. Cancer doesn't scare me away but no way am I going to spend $50/week lol.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:39 PM   #84
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pretty crazy how much it costs a person to smoke...

1 week = $50

$200 a month bill to smell like dog shit on the way to aquiring cancer...



anyone could use an extra $200 a month...that is half a payment on a new car...a nice car too...
yep its nuts. Hate coming home smelling like smoke (studies now show that even 3rd hand smoke -being exposed to a person's smokey clothes/hair - increases cancer risk) from a bar or show.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:39 PM   #85
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oh and congrats dooms. You can dooo eeeeet!
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:28 PM   #86
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pretty crazy how much it costs a person to smoke...

1 week = $50

$200 a month bill to smell like dog shit on the way to aquiring cancer...



anyone could use an extra $200 a month...that is half a payment on a new car...a nice car too...

More reason to live in NC. Cancer is cheap here.
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:13 PM   #87
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Glad that I don't smoke. I need my lungs for the sports and activities I enjoy doing.

It's a good feeling being in damn good shape too...
This.

Never been a smoker. I don't think I could if I wanted too. Any time I ever do, its ok, but the taste. Ugh, my mouth taste like shit for the rest of the day, and I hate that. Maybe I was just smoking crappy cigs, but I can't bear that smoking taste in my mouth all day. I don't understand how people can smoke a pack or more in a day or whatever. Shit personally blows my mind indeed.

The most I ever smoked in a day was two cigs I think, and I don't think I will ever go over that for the rest of my life.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:44 PM   #88
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This.

Never been a smoker. I don't think I could if I wanted too. Any time I ever do, its ok, but the taste. Ugh, my mouth taste like shit for the rest of the day, and I hate that. Maybe I was just smoking crappy cigs, but I can't bear that smoking taste in my mouth all day. I don't understand how people can smoke a pack or more in a day or whatever. Shit personally blows my mind indeed.

The most I ever smoked in a day was two cigs I think, and I don't think I will ever go over that for the rest of my life.

People dont smoke for the taste, they smoke because they are addicted to nicotine
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:52 PM   #89
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As much as I dislike you, I wish you good luck in your non-smoking endeavor.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:34 PM   #90
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People dont smoke for the taste, they smoke because they are addicted to nicotine
They have to get addicted to it at first. Youre not addicted after one puff. Im pretty sure people think it makes them look cool at first.

Anyways good, luck its all in the mind.
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