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Old 11-16-2013, 05:24 PM   #556
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Good on you trev.

I gave up the fags back in 1979 which was difficult as in my younger years I worked in a job where I got a cigarette ration of 3 free cartons a fortnight. I was 17. Imagine that now!

Both my parents were heavy smokers and I sat with both of them as they gasped their last. The cancer thing is overrated. Most smokers end up drowning in their own spittle as mum and dad did.

You'll breathe easier and add to your health. Just be careful crossing the road.

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Old 11-21-2013, 09:08 PM   #557
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Just started quitting again, I'm 2 weeks in now, which is longer than most of my previous attempts. Just gotta keep at it, I'm already noticing a bit of lung capacity coming back and the nicotine headaches are gone. Hats off to you guys who have made it stick for years, hope I can get there too.
Hey SloMo…2 weeks, your are over the worst.
I found that after week 3 it got way easier.

Hang in there…it's worth it, keep us posted.
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:12 PM   #558
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Good on you trev.

I gave up the fags back in 1979 which was difficult as in my younger years I worked in a job where I got a cigarette ration of 3 free cartons a fortnight. I was 17. Imagine that now!

Both my parents were heavy smokers and I sat with both of them as they gasped their last. The cancer thing is overrated. Most smokers end up drowning in their own spittle as mum and dad did.

You'll breathe easier and add to your health. Just be careful crossing the road.

SJ
What a bad way for your parents to go…I am glad I never had to go through that with my Mom and Dad.
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:14 PM   #559
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Today is the day!
One year smoke free.

Should add a few more years of riding..hopefully
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:46 PM   #560
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Forgot to mention...I also have over $2000.00 in my smoke money tin !

Farkles here we come
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:58 AM   #561
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JohnG...you still there?

How is your wife?, hope all is well.
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:12 PM   #562
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Wife and I quit coldturkey, nearly 48 hours now, it's been pretty good so far but I am expecting tomorrow to be worse.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:56 PM   #563
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I reckon day 3 is a good turning point . If you can do 1 day you can do any day - just see at as 1 day at a time . Carry a bottle if water with you and drink heaps. Fruit juices are great too and seemly help a lot .

Keep at it. Life is supremely better when you are free from the addiction . It doesn't take long . You would be close to over the nicotine withdrawal . After that it is all mental .

Good work - keep it up !
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:02 AM   #564
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It's going to be hard but if you really want it you will get there.
I quit cold turkey a couple of years back mainly because I got tired of the price increases, the fact that it's becoming increasingly anti-social , and cough my guts up every morning.
I don't even think about it any more other than to notice the smell when others are smoking and wondering how I ever put up with it for so long.
Stay tough! You can do it!

It's worth it in the end. First week is hardest, after that you are over the worst part.

Good luck.

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Old 02-10-2014, 01:23 AM   #565
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I tried. Only lasted a week... back to smoking. I really wish I could control myself
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:42 AM   #566
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Try diversion - every time you feel like a smoke, go and have a drink of water. (Nobody ever died of drinking (good) water).

If you ever think of having just one puff - remember you have reset the clock on being a non-smoker. Want to go through al that work again, just for a puff?

Every day without means you are getting closer to being cured. Don't waste that effort!

Everyone is different, but for me the tough time was up to and about 3 weeks from quitting.

Remember - if you start again you only "paused" smoking. You didn't stop.

Be strong everyone - it's worth it.
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:55 AM   #567
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Wife and I quit coldturkey, nearly 48 hours now, it's been pretty good so far but I am expecting tomorrow to be worse.
Hey Me too! I quit 2 weeks ago on Wednesday or Thurs coming.. couple of days before I buggered off from SA. It's been going really well. I took Champix but run out. Sposed to be a 12 week course but I did 4 weeks. After a week or 2 I felt pretty ready to quit and would've in the right situation with support.
What counts is now I have and I intend to stay that way this time.
Good on you both! Hope to meet you this weekend.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:02 AM   #568
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Effed up my previous attempt to quit but have so far made it a smoke-free 2014. It does get easier after a week or two, the cravings really subside. They're not completely gone yet, and honestly I'm not sure they'll ever be gone for good, but they are far more manageable now. Plus, once you start getting a few smoke-free weeks under your belt, you have that streak going and you really don't want to break it.

The savings is a nice bonus, too. I never really knew how much of a drain smoking was on my finances until I quit and noticed that my bank account wasn't shrinking nearly as fast anymore.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:25 PM   #569
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Effed It does get easier after a week or two, the cravings really subside. They're not completely gone yet, and honestly I'm not sure they'll ever be gone for good......
The good news is YES - they will!! After a while you become a non smoker, and non smokers don't have cravings
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:54 AM   #570
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Three Days Down

When we go to bed tonight, we will have three smoke free days under our belts. We are surprised that neither of us has tried to kill the other yet, domestic harmony hasn't been the casualty we initially thought, yet, we have already appologised to each other in advance. Today has been a bit stressful, the youngest member of the household enlisted in the RAAF this morning and has gone to Forest Hill for basic training, we are delighted for him but it sure leaves an empty feeling in the home.

The one thing that we find helps a lot, is that when the cravings come you know that you only have to withstand them for a few minutes and then they subside. So it's helps to think along those lines, beating the smokes one craving trigger at a time.
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