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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #360 on: March 11, 2013, 10:52:57 PM »
Congrats on a smoke free year. Keep it rolling.

I've been quits for almost 4 yrs, urges are rare these days and pass quickly. Can't count the number of fails I've had in the past, this time I was really ready to make it happen.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #361 on: March 13, 2013, 05:35:39 PM »
Sincere thanks to all that have provided the encouragement and support this year!  Honestly, looking at my family, if quitting provided even ONE single extra day of life, it was every bit worth giving it up.  Plus of course.... all the other benefits that quitting has provided... smell, chocking, costs, stigma.... Just another positive live accomplishment!  :) 
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #362 on: April 05, 2013, 12:03:34 PM »
 8) It was my year anniversary of quitting on the 30th of March; also a year since I had three stents for the heart attack that fortunately left me a survivor.
 ;D A second chance; no it is about the fourth close call; and i don't believe i have 9lives like a cat. LOL!

  Quitting is very difficult; as this I believe this is my fifth try. I have got over the cravings and hope to be successful the rest of my life. ;D
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #363 on: April 05, 2013, 01:16:31 PM »
Congratulations! I'm four and a half years into it -- it gets better with time.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #364 on: April 13, 2013, 04:23:25 PM »
I quit on March 16 2011. I'd smoked on and off since I turned 21. For about five years I'd smoked maybe five to ten cigarettes a day, more if out socialising. I went to the doctor and he wanted to do a lung function test (I have asthma). Couldn't breathe out hard enough for long enough and almost fainted because my blood pressure was so low (I'd lost almost 80 pounds and come off my meds already, we'd just established my BP was 100/60).

Stayed quit until September 17 2012. My husband had a stroke that afternoon; I came home from the hospital, spotted his pack of cigarettes and finished them off (there were only a couple). Then I remembered that in his car were the pack of menthol Lucky Strikes he'd picked up for me on the way home the day that I quit (he didn't know when he bought them). I quit again, coincidentally, March 16 this year because I had bronchitis and couldn't physically smoke. I suppose it was the kick up the behind I needed!

I just go the cold turkey route. I hate electronic cigarettes, I don't like gum and I can't be bothered spending money on patches and the like. I get the occasional craving, but nothing too awful.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #365 on: May 23, 2013, 11:01:57 PM »
Well, two days ago DH and I went out with the family to celebrate our year anniversary of NO smoking.  Yes, one whole year!!!  Family was excited and ready to celebrate with us.  Called daughter in Dallas to tell her and she started crying.  I didn't realize my smoking effected my family so much.

It is getting easier.  Some days I still want one and some days I don't think of them at all.  I read where some people start back after a year or two and that's what scares me the most. 

Hope everyone is doing well.

Robin & Charles
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #366 on: May 23, 2013, 11:27:22 PM »
Congratulations!  That's a wonderful accomplishment.  Your daughter thinks maybe she'll have her daddy around for a few years longer than she once believed so that's worth doing it right there.  That's something I really identify with because mine died at age 56 caused by smoking and other factors, but especially that.  I wish that I had known him better as an adult.

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #367 on: May 25, 2013, 10:04:49 AM »
Congratulation to Michelle and Roadhappy!! I quit smoking on March 30th 2012 for the fifth time. I made it once to 16 months, but mostly it was 3-6 months before I would pick one up again. That's the problem; just like a drug or alcohol; we can't settle for one. That same morning I had a severe heart attack; my thought while the Cardio-Doc was inserting the stents was if I make it through this; will never light up that first one again. I guess if I didn't survive I would never light up again.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #368 on: May 25, 2013, 10:35:40 AM »
Congratulations to those who have quit. And to those who have lapsed, quit again, you can do it. I remember someone once telling me that once you make it past 2 years, you're safe and I did lapse a couple of times before that 2 year mark but once I passed 2 years as a non-smoker, I never went back. Can't stand the smell of cigarette smoke now although do occasionally have a nightmare that I started smoking again.....No Way !


You Can Do It !
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #369 on: May 25, 2013, 10:56:03 AM »
I had my last cigarette on February 12th, 1991, and I've only had four recorded heart attacks, two complete quadruple bypass operations, six cathaterizations, one TIA and constant A-fib since.  If my good health continues I'm going to consider quitting smoking for good!  :D
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #370 on: May 25, 2013, 11:09:33 AM »
Hang in there Lou, you can do it :)
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #371 on: May 26, 2013, 01:36:11 AM »
Thanks everyone.  One day at a time.   ;D ;D

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #372 on: June 09, 2013, 07:09:57 PM »
Hello Everyone!  I'm brand new to this forum and just found this thread.
I just hit the one year mark of being cigarette free.  My story is probably typical of many others.  Started very young due to peer pressure and my father smoked.  I always enjoyed the smell of it.  Well after over forty years I had had enough.  I finally could not stand the smell of it anymore.  I had been smoking on the back porch and came inside.  Well the windows were open and the smell was terrible.  Could not handle it anymore.  I put them down.
Actually I guess I was justready to quit.  I had only tried once before, about 10 years ago, and only made it a week.  But this was different, I was ready.  I still miss them and still reach for them.  Then I just say to myself, "What, are ya stupid!"  LOL, and the felling passes.  Unlike most everyone else, I still enjoy the smell of it, guess ZI always will.
To quit I started with the patch.  After one and a half months I noticed my skin was tunring yellow and irritated.  I came off the patch and never looked back.  I believe that no one can be forced to quit, I know I couldn't.  We all find our own reason and time to do it.  Here's to us that have quit and to those who are starting their own journey!

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #373 on: June 09, 2013, 08:54:46 PM »
Congrads on the year. Big milestone. I'm at four years and six months, and there are many others here, too.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #374 on: June 10, 2013, 09:49:55 AM »
Wasn't there an old song Quitters Never Win ? Well, in this case, all the quitters are winners. Keep it up.


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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #375 on: June 10, 2013, 03:43:28 PM »
Wow, another few months gone by, 15 months today.  Cool!
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #376 on: June 10, 2013, 04:43:39 PM »
I'm coming up on my 12 year mark in August! Woo Hoo! I smoked from 13 to 50 gave it up and started eating. Gained 50 pounds. Lost it last year and am not looking back. I need to make it to those Social Security years. I'll admit it still smells good once in a while though.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #377 on: June 10, 2013, 05:09:25 PM »
I'm coming up on my 12 year mark in August! Woo Hoo! I smoked from 13 to 50 gave it up and started eating. Gained 50 pounds. Lost it last year and am not looking back. I need to make it to those Social Security years. I'll admit it still smells good once in a while though.

Yea hear ya with the weight.  Even though I gained the extra pounds, am not looking back with those cigarettes!
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #378 on: June 24, 2013, 12:22:26 PM »
My husband and I both quit using Vapes or e-cigs.  He smoked 3 packs a day and I smoked 2 so, yes, half a carton a day! We both had smoked for about 40 years each and I really didn't like the smell, mess, restrictions and how bad they make you feel in general.  Privately, I started researching the e-cigs and just two days later he mentioned giving them a try.  I figured that was the best sign I was ever going to get so we started buying different brands of e-cigs until we found one that worked for us.  My husband has 3 1/2 months and I have 4 months smoke free.  It's fabulous and his COPD has improved and my wheezing and feeling bad in general is gone.  The smell is gone and it is liberating not to have that cloud hanging over our heads anymore.  Another benefit is that people I know who have been smoking since I have known them, look at us and they want to quit.  Congrats to you and to your family.  Cheers to your health!!   :)
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #379 on: June 24, 2013, 06:23:36 PM »
Congratulations on quitting. Just think, you could buy a new RV with the money you're saving !

Wendy
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #380 on: June 25, 2013, 03:57:55 PM »
Man O' man, nice to see the post is still going after all this time!  I'm still (and forever) a non-smoker since starting this post some 15 mos ago!
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #381 on: June 25, 2013, 06:41:51 PM »
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I'm still (and forever) a non-smoker since starting this post some 15 mos ago!

Congratulations Jim, and keep it up. I'm on year 34 or so, and there are still times when I'm tempted. But I know that just one moment of weakness would be a slippery slope. Stay strong!

BTW those tobacco execs committed purgery when they said under oath that "nicotine is not addictive".
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #382 on: July 04, 2013, 06:57:15 PM »
 8) Just a couple of days past the 15 month mark; gained 20 #'s.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #383 on: July 10, 2013, 03:48:28 PM »
I stopped my 1.5P/day habit 20 years ago and never once regretted it.
To this day, there are certain situations that will pop the receptors and I get the urge, but for the last 20 years I've convinced myself that I'm smarter than a cigarette and have not given in.


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Not once above did I say I quit. Since the urge still haunts me occasionally I cannot make that claim.


To those who have stopped, CONGRATULATIONS and KEEP IT UP.
To those who gave in and let the cigarette play the lead role again, TRY AGAIN. You need to be the lead, not some dumb smoldering stick.
Common sense to many of us is, unfortunately, the higher education some strive to attain.

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #384 on: July 10, 2013, 05:02:45 PM »
This morning while riding my bike I saw an empty cigarette pack laying in the street -- my first thought was, "Those careless smokers..." -- and it's only been just over 4 years since I quit.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #385 on: September 05, 2013, 02:49:13 PM »
I never smoked a lot but I have a bar in our rec room. Every night after work I would end up smoking a half a pack and drinking a six pack. Admittedly, it wasn't long ago but I decided one day that I have done enough. I'm in my 60's and I've been abusing my body all of my life. My health is excellent and I decided to keep it that way. So far I have had zero cigarettes and zero beer. I drink the water my wife (who quit on the same day) has been urging me to drink for years.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #386 on: September 07, 2013, 04:42:29 PM »
Den Socling.  Though you didn't tell us how long it's been since your stopped smokikng, and that really doesn't matter, I congratulate you upon improving your health and extending your life.  It's a tough road for anyone, but once started on it, you will see all sorts of increased benefits, from breathing better, to sleeping better, to eating  better, [unfortunately that's the worse part of it  ;)], and for just plain feeling better.  Have a wonderful rest of your life being smokeless.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #387 on: September 10, 2013, 09:35:45 AM »
Thank you, Daisy. I kind of passed a test on Saturday. I had a couple beers and cigarettes while watching football. But then I went back on the wagon. If I can be good 6 out of 7 days a week, I'll be happy. I've been eating fruit at night. Maybe, someday I'll be eating fruit while watching football.  ;)
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #388 on: September 10, 2013, 05:59:04 PM »
Well done to all that have quit, happy when others take the journey.  I'm still (forever) on that 'quit' wagon, March 10th 2012 seems so long ago, great feeling!  Unfortunately, I smoked like 35yrs, we shall see how it comes out at the 'end of the day', however believe it was a great move.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #389 on: September 10, 2013, 06:09:53 PM »
Thank you, Daisy. I kind of passed a test on Saturday. I had a couple beers and cigarettes while watching football. But then I went back on the wagon. If I can be good 6 out of 7 days a week, I'll be happy. I've been eating fruit at night. Maybe, someday I'll be eating fruit while watching football.  ;)
Beer was a test for me, too, but morning coffee was my most difficult time.  I smoked for about 40 years.  Quit in '98 and my breathing improved almost immediately...no more morning "hack".  Chest X-rays and pulmonary function tests since then don't show any problems.  Now if I can just avoid any latent carcinogen effects...  Keep on keeping up!
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