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Irover

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #390 on: October 23, 2013, 08:17:29 PM »
 ;D 18 1/2 months and still smoke-free; had to toot my own horn! Woop! woop!
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Roadhappy

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #391 on: October 23, 2013, 10:55:04 PM »
17 months for DH and I.  Woop! Woop! right along with you.  ;D ;D
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #392 on: October 24, 2013, 04:30:03 PM »
17 months for DH and I.  Woop! Woop! right along with you.  ;D ;D

Yea buddy.... will honk that horn with ya'll.... March 10th, 2012... Woop! Woop! Woop! :)
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Larry N.

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #393 on: October 25, 2013, 07:53:06 AM »
Congrads to all of you -- 5 years at the end of next month.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #394 on: December 29, 2013, 02:58:17 PM »
Reminded by another post.... I don't smoke no more!!!  Hope all others that are on the wagon have stayed on!!!  March 10th 2012 an' still going strong!
Jim
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #395 on: December 29, 2013, 03:04:05 PM »
Wow, it will be 14 years for me on Tuesday. December 31, 1999. And I have never missed a cigarette for even a minute. They smell like puke to me. Congrats to everyone else who has quit. ;D
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #396 on: December 29, 2013, 03:12:47 PM »
25 years in January 2014 for Tom and 25 years for me in September 2014.
 

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #397 on: December 29, 2013, 03:30:15 PM »
How many smokers have you heard (including myself) say something like, "I could quit any time I want, but I enjoy smoking and don't want to quit"?  I remember saying that the first time I tried to quit back in 1964 and failed.  Took about 35 years more for me to change my mind and quit for good.  Luckily, my body seems to have survived the abuse (so far), but when I think of the thousands of dollars I spent on it as well...at about $8/carton (rough avg through my smoking days) and 1-2 packs a day (carton and 1/2 per week, maybe), I was approaching 25 grand spent on tobacco products.  At today's tobacco prices, the cost skyrockets 10 fold.  So, if health isn't a big enough excuse to quit, add the cost and the not-so-minor discouragement by society, and it ought to start ringing a bell or lighting a light or something for smokers today.
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Mud Puppy

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #398 on: December 29, 2013, 04:00:22 PM »
I quit 2 months ago for the 3rd time in 5 years. The first had to do with havingbreast cancer, quit for a year and started again, then another surgery so quit again for a year. This time high cholesterol and an abnormal EKG. Now the Doc thinks I need to have a dye test and possibly a stint. I am trying to decide weather to do the dye test. Medicare pays some but I would still have to pay $1700 I guess. So quit smoking, eat better an am trying to exercise more. Good luck to all who have quit and I hope I can make it longer than a year this time. Cathy
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #399 on: December 29, 2013, 04:26:02 PM »
How many smokers have you heard (including myself) say something like, "I could quit any time I want, but I enjoy smoking and don't want to quit"?  I remember saying that the first time I tried to quit back in 1964 and failed.  Took about 35 years more for me to change my mind and quit for good.  Luckily, my body seems to have survived the abuse (so far), but when I think of the thousands of dollars I spent on it as well...at about $8/carton (rough avg through my smoking days) and 1-2 packs a day (carton and 1/2 per week, maybe), I was approaching 25 grand spent on tobacco products.  At today's tobacco prices, the cost skyrockets 10 fold.  So, if health isn't a big enough excuse to quit, add the cost and the not-so-minor discouragement by society, and it ought to start ringing a bell or lighting a light or something for smokers today.
I remember when I used to say stupid things like that. When you quit you not only save money on cigarettes, but also for lighters, ashtrays, and a lot of window cleaner. Your clothes smell terrible, your house and car smell terrible and you are basically a society reject since smoking is no longer allowed any place that you would want to be. In my doctors office is a poster that lists all the places that used to allow smoking but no longer allow it. It is pretty amazing.

If you really want to quit smoking try downloading a few of these posters, print them out and decorate you house with them.

http://10steps.sg/inspirations/artworks/50-most-creative-anti-smoking-advertisements/
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #400 on: December 29, 2013, 05:07:11 PM »
My employer is enforcing a new policy where if you smell like nicotine you will be dismissed for the day. Our competition up the street will not hire smokers. I don't necessarily agree but it makes it easier to not smoke. Work policy made me quit.
Bruce
Medford MA

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #401 on: December 29, 2013, 05:14:13 PM »
Beginning the first of the year in Oregon, it will be illegal to smoke in a car if minors are present due to second hand smoke health risks.
 

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #402 on: December 29, 2013, 05:17:24 PM »
I wish I could show smokers a picture of my lungs...the ones they took out of me and put in the trash bag. If they only knew what it was like to face a transplant I would hope people would quit immediately.

But.....I know 4 people that were with me thru this transplant and saw the pain and all that I had to go thru but are still smoking...go figure. at least they signed up for organ donors.

Congratulation to everyone that has stopped, for me it has been 13 years I had my last cigarette while waiting to go into the ER with my 1st and only heart attack. June 17 2000.
Will and Jane
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Irover

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #403 on: December 31, 2013, 09:43:59 PM »
I quit 2 months ago for the 3rd time in 5 years. The first had to do with havingbreast cancer, quit for a year and started again, then another surgery so quit again for a year. This time high cholesterol and an abnormal EKG. Now the Doc thinks I need to have a dye test and possibly a stint. I am trying to decide weather to do the dye test. Medicare pays some but I would still have to pay $1700 I guess. So quit smoking, eat better an am trying to exercise more. Good luck to all who have quit and I hope I can make it longer than a year this time. Cathy

    I didn't realize how bad my cholesterol was in 2010; a 236 overall; but was not told that my tryglycerides were out of whack. Well: the end of March 2012; had a severe HA requiring 3 stents and 2 were in the widow maker; smoked the last to drags off them deadly nails that morning! I had tried and hopefully this 4 or 5th time of quitting will continue working. Irover

I'll pray for your success!
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Roadhappy

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #404 on: January 03, 2014, 02:15:59 AM »
May 21 will be 2 yrs for me and the DH.  Sometimes it still hits me but all I have to do is catch a whiff of one of my family members that still smoke and I know I don't want to stink like that again.
Hoping all are well!!

Robin
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« Reply #405 on: January 03, 2014, 09:30:24 PM »
  I quit many yrs ago. A pack of Marlboroughs where less than a dollar, I swore I would never pay more than a buck. Three packs a day and now I am free of the nasty coffin nails.
Best thing I ever did for myself.

denmarc

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #406 on: January 06, 2014, 01:39:27 PM »
I failed miserably.  I tried more than once.  Quit for 5 months once!  I'm an idiot!

To all who have quit and stayed nicotine free....God bless you.
Mark

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catblaster

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #407 on: January 06, 2014, 06:20:50 PM »
Hang in there Denmarc, everytime you attempt to quit it gets easier and closer to stopping and don't beat yourself up for not quitting. Remember I had to be in the middle of a heart attack to stop.  I hear claims that it is harder to stop cigarettes than cocain.....keep trying and pride yourself in the fact that you tried.
Will and Jane
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John Beard

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #408 on: January 06, 2014, 06:23:51 PM »
I failed miserably.  I tried more than once.  Quit for 5 months once!  I'm an idiot!

To all who have quit and stayed nicotine free....God bless you.

I quit smoking on dozens of occasions before the last time stuck...April 15, 2000.
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Irover

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #409 on: January 06, 2014, 06:45:36 PM »
denmarc; Like others have said you are one step closer to quitting! You only fail if you quit trying!!!
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Roadhappy

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #410 on: January 07, 2014, 07:51:07 AM »
Keep trying Denmarc, everyday you go without a cig, tell yourself "Millions of people have quit smoking and I know I'm as strong as at least one of them".

Robin
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #411 on: January 28, 2014, 05:40:17 PM »
9 yrs. now. I had quit a dozen times before and started up again. Never quit quitting! Oh, and never point fingers at others who can't. It's tough.
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Irover

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #412 on: February 17, 2014, 06:26:43 PM »
   Still working on it 22 & 1/2 months and 23 coming up on the 30th of February. I don't believe there is any one here pointing fingers!!! This is my 5th and final time and  hoping for continued success! Irover
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #413 on: February 18, 2014, 04:05:58 PM »
Well, three weeks and it's 2yrs since starting this thread!  Not one cigarette since, let's go ya'll, jump on this wagon with me.
Jim
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Larry N.

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #414 on: February 18, 2014, 05:10:57 PM »
Good job, Jim. I hit five years Nov. 29.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #415 on: February 18, 2014, 05:18:58 PM »
   Still working on it 22 & 1/2 months and 23 coming up on the 30th of February.

You are NEVER going to make it! February only has 28 days this years.

R
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #416 on: February 18, 2014, 07:08:56 PM »
I failed miserably.  I tried more than once.  Quit for 5 months once!  I'm an idiot!

To all who have quit and stayed nicotine free....God bless you.

Denmarc
Never stop quitting. You know it is not easy. I take it 1 day at a time and it will be 12 years on August 1. Git er done
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Irover

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #417 on: February 25, 2014, 02:37:56 PM »
You are NEVER going to make it! February only has 28 days this years.

R

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #418 on: February 28, 2014, 11:03:36 AM »
I am reading a book on mathematics today and ran across this interesting tid bid:

In the US 300,000 people die every year from cigarette smoking.

This is equal to 3 jumbo jets fully loaded with passengers, crashing every day of the year.

Now if there were 3 jumbo jets crashing every day there would be a public outcry and laws would be passed. But with the government subsidizing the tobacco growers... 
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #419 on: February 28, 2014, 03:21:59 PM »
Today (or tomorrow?) will be the 18th anniversary of the day I quit.

It was leap year. On the night of February 28th that year, when I went to bed, I prayed and repented of ever starting to smoke. I told the Lord I'd like to do something memorable with the extra day that year and asked Him if He'd just take the addiction away from me. He did! Never smoked again even though I kept half a carton of Merit cigarettes in the freezer for years.

Something weird happened though; I had this constant craving for Fritos Corn Chips for a few months after that. Don't know what that was all about!

-Roni