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      01-15-2009, 03:39 PM   #1
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Quit smoking

Well it has been 11 days and counting without a cigarette. Whew! After smoking for 8 years it is nice to say that I finally quit. Thank god for the patch.

For those out there who are skeptical...you can do it! Quitting with friends helps a lot too.
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      01-15-2009, 03:40 PM   #2
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Congrats man, just keep it up. Theirs another member here who quit as well, haven't heard from him in a while, wonder how hes holding up haha.
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      01-15-2009, 03:50 PM   #3
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Well it has been 11 days and counting without a cigarette. Whew! After smoking for 8 years it is nice to say that I finally quit. Thank god for the patch.

For those out there who are skeptical...you can do it! Quitting with friends helps a lot too.
New Year resolutions? I've been smoking for almost 8-9 years a pack a day! I finally can say i quit too on my 7th day currently! I'm glad to say i'm not dependant on it no more! Congrats!
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      01-15-2009, 03:50 PM   #4
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I haven't smoked one since new years, it was really hard the first few days. But I'm glad to say that I've quit also. Keep up the good work and don't give in!
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      01-15-2009, 03:57 PM   #5
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I smoked for 9 years. (I'm 25 and quit 2 years ago).

Early on you must think about it like you're building upon days of being a non-smoker. And accept the fact that you will never smoke again for the rest of your life, or you will sabotage yourself.

Good luck!

You'll never regret it. Looking back, probably one of the most retarded things I ever took up.
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      01-15-2009, 04:03 PM   #6
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Congrats man, just keep it up. Theirs another member here who quit as well, haven't heard from him in a while, wonder how hes holding up haha.
Thanks, holding strong is the motto!

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New Year resolutions? I've been smoking for almost 8-9 years a pack a day! I finally can say i quit too on my 7th day currently! I'm glad to say i'm not dependant on it no more! Congrats!
Yeah, New Year's resolution. Grats on your quitting too!

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I haven't smoked one since new years, it was really hard the first few days. But I'm glad to say that I've quit also. Keep up the good work and don't give in!
Nice!

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I smoked for 9 years. (I'm 25 and quit 2 years ago).

Early on you must think about it like you're building upon days of being a non-smoker. And accept the fact that you will never smoke again for the rest of your life, or you will sabotage yourself.

Good luck!

You'll never regret it. Looking back, probably one of the most retarded things I ever took up.
I can agree 100% with that!
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      01-15-2009, 04:07 PM   #7
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hopefully you can stick with it. it's definitely worth it! i can't i've quit smoking probably 50 times unsuccessfully. speaking of, i think i'll have one now.
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      01-15-2009, 04:09 PM   #8
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hopefully you can stick with it. it's definitely worth it! i can't i've quit smoking probably 50 times unsuccessfully. speaking of, i think i'll have one now.


good luck to those who just quit and going on strong. I think what helped me most was trying to quit after you get the flu or something or sore throat. It gives you a couple day headstart since you wouldn't or shouldnt be smoking during that time anyway. I still have one every now and then socially, but the craving is gone and I'm glad. I hope it never returns.
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I think what helped me most was trying to quit after you get the flu or something or sore throat. It gives you a couple day headstart since you wouldn't or shouldnt be smoking during that time anyway.
that's what usually gets me to quit too. i'll get really sick and quit for a month or so, then one night i'll get drunk and smoke thus bringing the cycle back on.
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      01-15-2009, 04:30 PM   #10
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Yea i'm 26 and turning 27 soon so i know my body probley not as abled as before! I goto gym everyday but quitting smoking is probley the best thing i could do to start this new years! The hardest part with quitting as i'm going through it now is the habit! Mornings, night times, driving, i get the itch to spark one up! Luckily i've fought it off and going to hope these urges go away soon!
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      01-15-2009, 04:33 PM   #11
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which patch did you use? i tried quitting by just stop smoking but that ain't working, i could only cut down but not actually quit
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which patch did you use? i tried quitting by just stop smoking but that ain't working, i could only cut down but not actually quit
IMHO, the patch is bullshit. the only way to truly commit to quit is to just stop smoking entirely. i've tried the patch a dozen times but find it just makes me want a cigarette even more.
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that's what usually gets me to quit too. i'll get really sick and quit for a month or so, then one night i'll get drunk and smoke thus bringing the cycle back on.
If you could see the X-rays of my Dad's lungs, before he died, you'd quit in a millisecond.
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I smoked for 20+ yrs,,,yep, started out young, and i mean really really young, but have quit smoking for about 5 yrs now...no patch or any assistance...just plain quitting slowly and finally have no crave for it whatsoever for the last 3+ yrs...
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If you could see the X-rays of my Dad's lungs, before he died, you'd quit in a millisecond.
i've seen dissected smokers lungs and that should be enough for anyone to quit for good, but it's easier said than done.
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i've seen dissected smokers lungs and that should be enough for anyone to quit for good, but it's easier said than done.

One day at a time. That's all it takes. If you need some encouragement PM me all you want. I don't want to have anyone die such a horrible death....
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I smoked for about 8 years and quit 3 years ago. Straight cold turkey. Best thing I ever did.
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Yea i'm 26 and turning 27 soon so i know my body probley not as abled as before! I goto gym everyday but quitting smoking is probley the best thing i could do to start this new years! The hardest part with quitting as i'm going through it now is the habit! Mornings, night times, driving, i get the itch to spark one up! Luckily i've fought it off and going to hope these urges go away soon!
The habit of smoking (when you're bored, after you eat, etc.) is the hardest to break! The urges will come less often. They only last 5 minutes.

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which patch did you use? i tried quitting by just stop smoking but that ain't working, i could only cut down but not actually quit
There is no way I could quit cold-turkey. Nicoderm CQ the 21mg per 24hr. It helps with the chemical addication, but you still have to fight the habit of going out to have a cigarette.

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I smoked for 20+ yrs,,,yep, started out young, and i mean really really young, but have quit smoking for about 5 yrs now...no patch or any assistance...just plain quitting slowly and finally have no crave for it whatsoever for the last 3+ yrs...
Good to hear!

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Amen!
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I smoked for about 8 years and quit 3 years ago. Straight cold turkey. Best thing I ever did.
I also quit 2 years ago on Halloween cold turkey. For some weird reason, I knew as I finished my last smoke that I was never gonna do it again.....

congrats to the OP for going 11 days.. hang in there, it will get worse before it gets better..
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I also quit 2 years ago on Halloween cold turkey. For some weird reason, I knew as I finished my last smoke that I was never gonna do it again.....

congrats to the OP for going 11 days.. hang in there, it will get worse before it gets better..
Yeah, hang in there. I was the first one in our group to quit and it was real hard cause everywhere we go they be smoking.
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Right now i'm just taking it one day at a time and so far so good! I wish i wouldve done it sooner! Better now than never!

I find the hardest was first day, i'd be moody as hell! Pissed, depressed etc etc! Now after a week long i'm not as moody, just the small urges coming and going! ie Driving , i'd be just driving to and from work and i'd be in the habit of smoking before, now i 'm just driving and dont know what else to do! lol I just turn on the radio and think about something else!
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