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Larry N.

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #570 on: January 30, 2017, 10:15:50 AM »
Congrads!
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #571 on: January 30, 2017, 11:05:43 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.

You have beat the more dangerous and possibly the most difficult of the three.  Huge congratulations for what you have done.  Stop beating yourself up and enjoy your life.  When you are ready to quit smoking you will. 
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kdbgoat

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #572 on: January 30, 2017, 11:44:29 AM »
Thank you Gary.  :)
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Irover

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #573 on: January 31, 2017, 09:19:26 AM »
 ;D That's exactly what I had to do! You have to want to quit and keep trying until you do!

You will when your ready! In the meanwhile, don't beat yourself up!
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #574 on: January 31, 2017, 06:22:55 PM »
    With some people the stress of trying to quit is harder on the mind and body than the smoking is. It was that way with me until my first heart attack and the three days in the hospital without a cigarette gave me the right push in that direction. Without it I would probably never have stopped.
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Rom-Raz

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #575 on: January 31, 2017, 11:46:07 PM »
I smoked for 13 years, averaging 1 pack a day. I quit smoking with the help of a book. That was Allen Carr's "The easy way to quit smoking" . Look it up on Amazon or your favorite bookstore. I have never had cigarette cravings, and it has been 4 years since I smoked the last cigarette. Best thing I have done. Congratulations to all of you that have or are about to quit this nasty habit .

jje1960

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #576 on: February 19, 2017, 04:32:13 PM »
Holy cow... March 10th will be 5yrs since I quit and started this post the following day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  How cool is that, have not touched a cigarette since! Ye, haa!
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Larry N.

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #577 on: February 19, 2017, 06:45:22 PM »
Way to go, Jim! I was 8 years at the end of November... it's great.
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SeilerBird

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #578 on: February 19, 2017, 06:56:52 PM »
Good for you Jim. I am wheezing a lot tonight cussing my emphysema. If anyone who smokes could have my body for a day they would quit that day.
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edjunior

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #579 on: February 19, 2017, 07:57:18 PM »
Holy cow... March 10th will be 5yrs since I quit and started this post the following day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  How cool is that, have not touched a cigarette since! Ye, haa!

This is  way cool.  I remember it too.  It is hard to believe it has been 5 years and this thread is still going.  Still inspiring people.  September will be 25 years for me.
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Bill N

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #580 on: February 20, 2017, 08:06:28 AM »
This is  way cool.  I remember it too.  It is hard to believe it has been 5 years and this thread is still going.  Still inspiring people.  September will be 25 years for me.

I am in my 24th year Ed after 43 years of smoking.  It took several years to get over the desire but that is all gone now and the reverse has happened - I hate the smell of smoke.  Plus the COPD is a daily reminder  of my stupidity.

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Irover

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #581 on: February 27, 2017, 10:15:12 AM »
 8) Tomorrow will be my 59th month smoke free!  8)
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Peggyy

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #582 on: February 27, 2017, 10:19:39 AM »
Really proud for you!  You will be so glad you did!
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #583 on: March 07, 2017, 10:59:55 AM »
 ;D ;D Already am Peggy!
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #584 on: March 07, 2017, 09:57:02 PM »
I quit smoking cigarettes exactly 1 year ago today, on March 7th 2016  ;D

I was a heavy smoker for 30 years, smoking 2-3 packs of full flavor cigarettes per day.

I had Stage II hypertension and was on several blood pressure meds, suffered two full strokes (2011 & 2013) and multiple TIA's (mini strokes), yearly bouts of both bronchitis and pneumonia for 10 + years, non-stop coughing and wheezing, morning headaches from HELL for many many years....and the list of smoking related illnesses goes on...

After just one year of no cigarettes, my blood pressure numbers are within NORMAL range and completely off all blood pressure meds.
I haven't had any additional TIA's since quitting last March (2016)..
no coughing, no wheezing, no more morning headaches...
I can laugh without coughing up a lung...

I am feeling GREAT these days  :)

Larry N.

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #585 on: March 08, 2017, 07:52:24 AM »
Congrads! 8.5 years, here.
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Irover

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #586 on: March 08, 2017, 09:23:45 AM »
I quit smoking cigarettes exactly 1 year ago today, on March 7th 2016  ;D

I was a heavy smoker for 30 years, smoking 2-3 packs of full flavor cigarettes per day.

I had Stage II hypertension and was on several blood pressure meds, suffered two full strokes (2011 & 2013) and multiple TIA's (mini strokes), yearly bouts of both bronchitis and pneumonia for 10 + years, non-stop coughing and wheezing, morning headaches from HELL for many many years....and the list of smoking related illnesses goes on...

After just one year of no cigarettes, my blood pressure numbers are within NORMAL range and completely off all blood pressure meds.
I haven't had any additional TIA's since quitting last March (2016)..

And it will keep getting better!
no coughing, no wheezing, no more morning headaches...
I can laugh without coughing up a lung...

I am feeling GREAT these days  :)
Don't ever give up!! keep pushing toward the goal!!!
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bluelacedredhead

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #587 on: March 08, 2017, 11:20:14 AM »
Holy cow... March 10th will be 5yrs since I quit and started this post the following day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  How cool is that, have not touched a cigarette since! Ye, haa!

Congrats of 5 years! And what a wonderful thing you did by sharing your story. I'm sure it's provided support to many.


RV_Fan86

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #588 on: March 15, 2017, 09:25:16 AM »
Good luck! I said "enough" a few years ago and never looked back!

Irover

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #589 on: March 30, 2017, 09:57:09 AM »
 8) Well, Made it five years smoke free! Guess my smokes were my pain and aches blocker but will never go back!  :D
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bsandey

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #590 on: May 12, 2017, 01:59:33 PM »
I smoked for about 15 years, and one day, got a letter in the mail for the Mayo Clinic's Nicotine Research Center. They were performing a study on quitting, and I was invited to join. It was testing the drug Chantix. It was a 1 year program, with a physical before, 12 weeks of medication, and then the rest of the time, monitoring for relapse and medical conditions. We each got two cards of pills each week - One the shape, size, and color of (what would become) Chantix, one with pills the shape, size, and color of Zyban. At least one was a placebo, and the other the actual drug, and a few people got both cards with placebos as the control group.

14 years later, and I still do not know which group I was in. But I do think it was one of the groups with the drug. About three weeks into it, I did try a cigarette, and I just did not like the taste of it, and I didn't get the "buzz" from it I usually got after going a while without. That was the last cigarette I've had, and I've been smoke-free ever since. And the best part - I got paid for it! Not much - For the entire year, I got $575.

One of the biggest things I've noticed since I quit is that I don't get as many colds as I did before, and the ones I do get are usually much less severe than when I smoked.
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RV_Fan86

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #591 on: June 19, 2017, 08:30:31 AM »
I smoked for about 15 years, and one day, got a letter in the mail for the Mayo Clinic's Nicotine Research Center. They were performing a study on quitting, and I was invited to join. It was testing the drug Chantix. It was a 1 year program, with a physical before, 12 weeks of medication, and then the rest of the time, monitoring for relapse and medical conditions. We each got two cards of pills each week - One the shape, size, and color of (what would become) Chantix, one with pills the shape, size, and color of Zyban. At least one was a placebo, and the other the actual drug, and a few people got both cards with placebos as the control group.

14 years later, and I still do not know which group I was in. But I do think it was one of the groups with the drug. About three weeks into it, I did try a cigarette, and I just did not like the taste of it, and I didn't get the "buzz" from it I usually got after going a while without. That was the last cigarette I've had, and I've been smoke-free ever since. And the best part - I got paid for it! Not much - For the entire year, I got $575.

One of the biggest things I've noticed since I quit is that I don't get as many colds as I did before, and the ones I do get are usually much less severe than when I smoked.

That's interesting about the colds... but it makes sense

jje1960

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #592 on: July 31, 2017, 05:24:15 PM »
I smoked for about 15 years.......

Well done.  Best thing I ever did was quit smoking.... and start this thread!!!!  Over 5yrs of clear breathing has been awesome!
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #593 on: July 31, 2017, 08:54:50 PM »
Well done.  Best thing I ever did was quit smoking.... and start this thread!!!!  Over 5yrs of clear breathing has been awesome!

WOWZA!!!   What an inspiration you all are!  Congratulations!

edjunior

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #594 on: August 01, 2017, 06:34:31 PM »
25 years for me this September.  Wowza indeed.  Congratulations to all those that quit and good luck to all those trying to.
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Arch Hoagland

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #595 on: August 01, 2017, 06:47:37 PM »
I quit smoking and drinking on the same day about 32 years ago. For me when I smoked I wanted a beer or if I had a beer I wanted a smoke.

I was talking to a smoker/drinker yesterday and decided I have saved a fortune just by quitting. I remember in the Navy a carton of Camels was $2.00.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #596 on: August 02, 2017, 06:35:18 AM »
Coming up on 24 years quit after 43 years of smoking.  But I was too late.  Now have COPD and am borderline on needing oxygen.  Congrats to all those who have successfully quit and I encourage those who have failed to never quit trying.

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #597 on: August 02, 2017, 09:06:44 AM »
 ;D 64 months smoke free! Don't ever give up trying! Took me from 1991 until 2012 to finally unnail the coffin!  8)

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #598 on: August 25, 2017, 12:25:13 PM »
I think it's been nearly 10 years since we quit, hubby and both quit at the same time....and we're still married!!!! We had both smoked for over 30 years, I'm so glad my mom lived to see me quit, I wish his mom had.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #599 on: August 30, 2017, 08:50:10 AM »
I agree that everyday is a choice! Keep it up!

 

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