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jje1960

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #540 on: August 06, 2016, 04:18:47 PM »
Pretty cool really, started this thread some 4.5 yrs ago, over 80K reads later... I've still not touched a cigarette.  Still get very strange, however brief feelings of an urge, very weird feeling, hard to explain.  I know I'll never smoke again, it's been very nice breathing easier since I quit.  I don't enjoy smelling cigarette smoke at all now, walking into a store where people are smoking near the entrance is nasty.
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« Reply #541 on: August 06, 2016, 05:37:49 PM »
Congratulations, Jim!  Glad to hear you're doing so well.  And, along the way, I hope we've encouraged some others to stop as well.  There's nothing quite like having clean lungs and breathing well!

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« Reply #542 on: August 06, 2016, 08:31:20 PM »
Congratulations, Jim!  Glad to hear you're doing so well.  And, along the way, I hope we've encouraged some others to stop as well.  There's nothing quite like having clean lungs and breathing well!

ArdraF

Amen to that ! How about new lungs and 99% oxygen saturation. I stopped 16 years ago and even after a lung transplant four years ago I found myself reaching to my shirt pocket for a smoke last week. Old habits are hard to break.  Something triggered the response to reach for my pocket just like it did back when I was a smoker.

Congratulation Jim
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #543 on: August 07, 2016, 08:26:54 AM »
Amen to that ! How about new lungs and 99% oxygen saturation. I stopped 16 years ago and even after a lung transplant four years ago I found myself reaching to my shirt pocket for a smoke last week. Old habits are hard to break.  Something triggered the response to reach for my pocket just like it did back when I was a smoker.

Congratulation Jim

Same here Will. I quit back in 1979 and haven't touched one since. I still get the urge but it goes out of my head as fast as it came in. I've been told that if I did try one now it would taste like crap and I've been tempted to see if that was true, but I don't dare. I use to like smoking so I'd be afraid to start up again. And besides, I would also end up in divorce court.  :-[ :'(  She's allergic to any kind of cigarette smoke.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #544 on: August 25, 2016, 12:47:22 PM »
 Coming up on 53 months on the 30th of August! What sucks is when one wakes up from a dream thinking one started again!!  :-[ Realizing the cigarettes you were smoking was just a figment of your imagination! I believe after 4 serious grueling attempts to stop I hope smoking another one never materializes!!  ;D



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« Reply #545 on: August 25, 2016, 02:20:27 PM »
Coming up on 53 months on the 30th of August! What sucks is when one wakes up from a dream thinking one started again!!  :-[ Realizing the cigarettes you were smoking was just a figment of your imagination! I believe after 4 serious grueling attempts to stop I hope smoking another one never materializes!!  ;D
It is a lot easier to not smoke the next one than it is the one after.  As Nancy said, "Just say no". :)
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #546 on: August 25, 2016, 04:48:08 PM »
From 3 packs a day to none over 25 years ago overnight I just became a none smoker tried to quit many times before but every time I would smoke more so I decided instead of quitting I would become a none smoker and its been working ever since no desire to ever smoke again :)
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« Reply #547 on: August 26, 2016, 08:33:46 AM »
I am almost 77 years old.  I started smoking at 10 at the urging of my brother who wanted me to buy his cigarettes.  I smoked for 43 years finally quitting in 1993 when the doctor asked me how I would look pulling a little green tank behind me the rest of my life.  That and the patch got me to quit but the desire lingered for years.  Later I was diagnosed with COPD and that has totally changed my life and limited just about everything I want to do.  Following a hospital stay with pneumonia I signed up for Pulmonary Rehab 8 months ago and I go four or five times per week for exercise and some socialization with friends developed in the same Cardiopulmonary Rehab group.  My only advice is the same as all give --  Quit if you smoke and Don't start if you don't.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #548 on: August 26, 2016, 11:08:19 AM »
I am almost 77 years old.  I started smoking at 10 at the urging of my brother who wanted me to buy his cigarettes.  I smoked for 43 years finally quitting in 1993 when the doctor asked me how I would look pulling a little green tank behind me the rest of my life.  That and the patch got me to quit but the desire lingered for years.  Later I was diagnosed with COPD and that has totally changed my life and limited just about everything I want to do.  Following a hospital stay with pneumonia I signed up for Pulmonary Rehab 8 months ago and I go four or five times per week for exercise and some socialization with friends developed in the same Cardiopulmonary Rehab group.  My only advice is the same as all give --  Quit if you smoke and Don't start if you don't.

That is of course great advice, the same that I gave people and even after my friends and family seeing me in the picture below they still smoked.They watched me roll the green tank then saw me tethered to the end of a 40 ft hose not able to walk more than 20ft before resting. It didnt seem to matter enough for them to quit. I just dont get it sometimes
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #549 on: August 26, 2016, 11:43:08 AM »
It is a lot easier to not smoke the next one than it is the one after.  As Nancy said, "Just say no". :)

And just how do you stop that in a Dream??? LOL!  :o
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« Reply #550 on: August 26, 2016, 11:45:56 AM »
It is a lot easier to not smoke the next one than it is the one after.  As Nancy said, "Just say no". :)

And just how do you stop it in a Dream! LOL.  :o
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #551 on: August 26, 2016, 04:44:25 PM »
And just how do you stop it in a Dream! LOL.  :o
Smoking in your dreams is a lot like dreaming about your wife's little sister.  You just keep it to yourself and enjoy it.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #552 on: August 30, 2016, 02:41:12 PM »
 ;D ;D Made it; 4yrs and 5 months since the STEMI Heart Attack and the last nail in my coffin!!!  :o :o And I won't comment on my ex-wifes little sister! :P :P :
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #553 on: August 30, 2016, 08:11:25 PM »
As Mark Twain said, "Quitting smoking was the easiest thing I have done,  in fact I quit smoking several times"

Stay away from the triggers.
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Old Racer

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« Reply #554 on: August 30, 2016, 08:41:14 PM »
Been there done that including the Marine Corp method. After, kept trying to quit.

But one day I decided I quit, really decided I had quit, no "I am trying to quit" BS but
I QUIT!!!! , it was easy.

Just stop. No trying, no just one more, QUIT.

Worked for 50 years now.

Still have COPD, between 10 years of cigarettes and 40 years of wood dust.

But if I had not quit, I would be long gone.
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Irover

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #555 on: November 24, 2016, 11:10:45 AM »
Forging onward! 56 months on the 30th!! Just do it! Don't light it up!
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« Reply #556 on: November 24, 2016, 12:30:47 PM »
This veteran's day my 1 year anniversary of quitting, after smoking for 32 years. Best thing i ever did!

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« Reply #557 on: November 24, 2016, 04:04:22 PM »
This veteran's day my 1 year anniversary of quitting, after smoking for 32 years. Best thing i ever did!
See my story above and congratulations.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #558 on: November 24, 2016, 07:39:00 PM »
Congrads! Tomorrow night is 8 years for me.
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« Reply #559 on: November 24, 2016, 08:10:41 PM »
One day, one of my employees came to me and asked me for a cigarette. I had just opened the pack. He took the pack and crunched with his hands and said you just quit smoking with him and 2 other guys in my crew. One of the three lasted 2 weeks and started smoking. The other two went about 5 years and both went through a divorce and they started smoking. A couple of years later is stopped again for good as far as I know. That was back in 1979. Just about 38 years.  I haven't touch one since. They say if I tried one right now that it would taste like crap. I've been tempted to try one just to prove that it does tastes like crap but I don't. I'm afraid I would maybe start again. You see, I enjoyed smoking. Don't know why but just did.
Besides, my DW is deathly allergic to the smoke so I couldn't smoke anyway because of her.

Anyone can do it if they put their mind to it.
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« Reply #560 on: November 26, 2016, 08:45:37 AM »
Here it is 16 years 4 months, 2 heart attacks, 1 double lung transplant and 5 elections later and still I have not gone back to smoking.  If I can do it anyone can!!
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« Reply #561 on: November 28, 2016, 08:45:15 AM »
Here it is 16 years 4 months, 2 heart attacks, 1 double lung transplant and 5 elections later and still I have not gone back to smoking.  If I can do it anyone can!!

That is fully understandable and I congratulate you for beating the odds. Have a long life.

Bill
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #562 on: November 28, 2016, 09:08:23 AM »
20 pages and only a couple of references to Chantix?
IMHO, this is a wonder drug. You continue to smoke when starting the drug, and eventually (it took me about 7 days) they start to taste like crap and the urge is gone.
Been free for years. I recall having vivid dreams, but some report disturbing nightmares, and other minor side effects.
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« Reply #563 on: November 28, 2016, 01:07:52 PM »
I tried the Chantix. I quit taking Chantix when my wife told me she was scared of me since shortly after I had started taking it.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #564 on: November 28, 2016, 03:52:37 PM »
I tried the Chantix. I quit taking Chantix when my wife told me she was scared of me since shortly after I had started taking it.

What happened?
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« Reply #565 on: November 29, 2016, 06:06:12 AM »
I have a very dark side that I have managed to keep suppressed with the help of God and my wife. Gary Busey is mild compared to me unleashed. Apparently it was starting to surface and I didn't even realize it. I thought I was doing a good job controlling my attitude, but I guess I wasn't doing that good. :(

Like a dummy, I still smoke and haven't found a way to quit and control my anger. I know there is some folks out there that say "hogwash, all you have to do is make up your mind to quit and do it" To those folks, how about parking your coach in the desert and just have the two of us isolated from civilization. You will be ready to run after no more than 3 days. My Dad was an alcoholic and I saw myself headed down the same road. I quit and haven't looked back. I could drink a cold beer on a hot summer day and not have the desire for another after. I also quit drugs overnight with the same result. I feel that is a great blessing. I truly wish it was that easy for me to quit smoking.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #566 on: December 01, 2016, 08:54:03 AM »
kdbgoat:  It has been 23 years but I finally managed to lick it with the patch on the arm.  It also took some willpower but not as much as when I tried without the  patch.  Not even sure if they still make the things but, if so, give them a try.  Good luck to you.  By the way, I get antsy the way you describe when talking politics. LOL
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« Reply #567 on: December 01, 2016, 09:23:00 AM »
I know there is some folks out there that say "hogwash, all you have to do is make up your mind to quit and do it"

Well.... perhaps that works for some people. The rest of us could use a little help. Doctors will tell you that nicotine is the most addictive substance on the planet.
As Bill suggests, maybe the patch is worth a try.
I know a guy who managed to quit with the gum. The gum doesn't have as good of a track record with long term quitting but it worked for him. He's been smoke free for over a year. Now he's addicted to the gum!
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #568 on: December 05, 2016, 09:19:35 AM »
A STEMI heart attack and just 7-10 mins. shy of a cardiac arrest stopped my smoking  Cold Turkey after 4 attempts before with gum, patch, and willpower! It's been 56 months as of the 30th of November! Best thing I did, controlling being depressed and angry for a few months was the hardest!
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #569 on: January 30, 2017, 08:47:35 AM »
58 months smoke free!!
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