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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #60 on: March 14, 2012, 08:00:41 AM »
     I never say "QUIT", all I ever say is I've stopped for a while.  As with most addictions, all it would take is one cigar, and I'd be back to over a pack a day.  Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs known to man, and why we allow it is beyond me.  I'm 3 1/2 years off them this time, but have gone over a year several times, and up to 10 years once.  But the last time I fell off the wagon, was as a result of "no-see'ums" on the golf course, so after 9 I went into the pro shop and bought a pack of cigarilos's, that led to another 6 year habit.
    As time passes, you recall the few nice things about smoking, yet forget all the bad things, like the morning cough, the constant bad taste in your mouth, the shortness of breath, and all the other bad things.
    Do what you need to for support, don't give in, but remember, once you're past the nicotine withdrawal, it takes 3 months to get over the habit of smoking, and all it takes is one hit of nicotine for most people to fall back.  So, GOOD LUCK, don't give in.

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #61 on: March 14, 2012, 03:14:53 PM »
Well... Another day going down, doing fine.  What a cheering section I ended up with here!  Gotta tell all of you, it's awesome, I've read every single one of your posts.... Couple of times.  Again, doing fine, both my kids told ol' Dad how proud they are, great cheering section at home as well!  Realized the garage ashtray that I've had around for so many years was not needed anymore, that went in the garbage today.  It's funny, that stupid ashtray has followed me around for years, remember a liquor supplier giving it to me back about 25yrs ago with a delivery to the Marine house!  BTW Navy.... while the Marines are the Mens department of the Navy... Nobody, nobody came near "doc" without coming through us.  Not just a saying... Many a day we stood by doc and others from the boat!!! :) :) :)
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #62 on: March 14, 2012, 06:15:48 PM »
WOW 3 days!!  That is exciting.  I quit about 5 years ago and I still get strong cravings at least once or twice a week and I just need to think that I do not want to go through the quitting process again and it eventually goes away.  One of my triggers was bringing the dog out  I would of coarse have a smoke.  We just got a new dog this year and the cravings came back but still no smokes.  Just take it one day at a time. 

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #63 on: March 14, 2012, 08:32:59 PM »
I remember how much the taste of food changed when I quit.  Eating scrambled eggs with fresh-ground pepper on them was a heavenly experience...
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Ray D

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #64 on: March 14, 2012, 09:54:15 PM »
Well, I'm still on board. Cheating every way I can think of.  :)
 
My E-Cig is the biggest deal. It does keep my nicotene level acceptable. Haven't opened the gum, yet.
 
This isn't hard to do, yet. I am working on keeping it lightly enforced. Three real cigs down, so far. I haven't smoked all of any of them. I stoke up on the E-Cig, getting the nicotene fix, then light the tobacco. No benefit, so I put it out. Doesn't even taste good.
 
You know, this may work! I am getting optomistic.  ;D
 
One help, I think, is from an idea in this thread. I did not put cigs off limits. Promised myself not to suffer. Haven't suffered, so far. The E-Cig sabotages the real thing. That's cool, by my standards. (Definitely not recruiting anyone to follow my lead, here. I have no special understanding of quiting, whatsoever. Moreover, I have a list of a thousand ways to fail.)  :o
 
See you all, tomorrow. Hopefully, on the same wagon.  ;)
 
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #65 on: March 14, 2012, 11:14:56 PM »
Cheated and caved today.....back to day 1 for, keep going Ray and Jim.  P.S. One pack here is 11 and change per pack of 25.
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« Reply #66 on: March 14, 2012, 11:45:53 PM »
I started smoking in 1965, (almost puking every time I would light up) in 1966 I got suspended from school for smoking the bad part was I was almost a block away from the high school....for one week. Buy 1967 I really was smoking. On the day my Mother passed away she gave me lunch money, as I walked out the door on my way to school she "Don't buy any Cigarettes..make sure you buy your lunch!" After she passed away my Dad let me smoke in the house and when I was with him in public.

I watched my Dad die from cancer in 1984, I watched my Aunt die from cancer in 1988, I have 4 other Aunt's and Uncles that dies from cancer. One of them never smoked a day in her life but she died of lung cancer.

My daughter asked me to quit smoking for her birth day. In 1998 she passed away 7 days after her birthday that year I have not smoke since  Halloween that year.  On Halloween that year 1998 (She Who Must be Obeyed) aka my wife took me to the hospital because I felt like I was having a heart attack. It turned out to be a Gall Bladder problem. I was in the hospital for a week. I got out was in my pick-up lite up a cigarette, and couldn't breath so I haven't smoked since.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #67 on: March 15, 2012, 07:35:00 AM »
I had more failed attempts than I can count. Finally, about 12 years ago I decided to try the gum. Wow! Quitting was easy. I haven't had a smoke since.

Only one problem. Nicotine is nicotine. I discovered that the gum is just as  addictive as smoking ever was. It took me another 5 years to get off of the gum.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #68 on: March 15, 2012, 04:47:18 PM »
Well, end of another day, read all the posts, thanks for sharing your stories, some sad, all an encouragement.  Doing fine, Saturday morning at 0800 it's one week... Waiting for that like a kid at Christmas morning.  Getting the 5Ver ready this weekend for a week of camping starting the 25th, can't wait!
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #69 on: March 15, 2012, 04:59:40 PM »
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I have 4 other Aunt's and Uncles that died from cancer. One of them never smoked a day in her life but she died of lung cancer.

I wonder if she got lung cancer from second-hand smoke.  Perhaps that's something you smokers who want to quit should think about as you're trying to quit.  If you get the desire to light up, maybe think about your loved ones who will be breathing your smoke and how it might hurt them.  I don't know if it will help, but any deterrent thought is worth trying!

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #70 on: March 15, 2012, 05:05:10 PM »
Good point AndraF.  I've never smoked in the house, cars or RV, however see plenty that have/do.  Actually, it's been a bit strange this week, keep going to the garage and realize much of the time I spent there was because I wanted to smoke... Look around and realize nothing to do and go back to the kitchen...  Going to be less time in the man-cave now.  O - God, what am I saying.....  >:( >:( >:(
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #71 on: March 15, 2012, 05:31:33 PM »
Workingtorv; I wouldn't start over. I'd call that a stumble and continue from there. Don't drop out, what ever you do.
 
I had a very bad night, last night. PTSD. Haven't recovered. I gave up sleeping at about 3:00 AM. Usually, when I have to do that, I get up, have a small glass of wine, get on the computer for a little while, and kill a pack of cigarettes. Then i take a Valium and go back to bed.
 
Last night I skipped the cigs and used the "inhaler" E-Cig. Worked. Wasn't the same, but it did OK. Did get back to sleep. Note, I renamed the E-Cig "inhaler."
 
I might get stuck on the "inhaler." I'll worry about that, when I am off of cigs.
 
I haven't noticed any improvement in taste. I have noticed that my cough is all but gone. My medical inhalers are more effective and I need them less. My breathing is improved. Seems awfully quick for that kind of benefit. May be all in my head, but I'll take any benefit I can get, and call it a winner.
 
At this point, I have three times noticed that I had a cigarette going that I didn't remember taking out of the pack, nor lighting. Put them out, as soon as I saw them. One hazzard of carrying cigs. They just jump out and light themselves. May have to ditch the pocket pack, to avoid that.
 
I can see that this is going to get to be a bit more difficult as I go along. Will deal with that, when it becomes an issue i can't ignore.
 
Ray D.  :)
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #72 on: March 15, 2012, 05:42:13 PM »
Hey Ray, knock off the cheating.  I have not slept right since I quit either, your not alone.  Can say one thing, breathing is better though, after only a week I'm not wheezing when I try to sleep.  This is an awesome challenge dude, I'm in.  Frankly I'm being a bit 'cocky' this week, unbelievable that I'm finding this doable.  Just looked up with a smile on my face, those two packages of unopened cigarettes are still sitting on the desk in the kitchen... This is cool!
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« Reply #73 on: March 15, 2012, 05:44:38 PM »
Ray, I'm delighted to see you're trying!  Yep, better leave that pocket pack somewhere else - preferably in a drawer on the theory of "out of sight, out of mind."  Actually they did an interesting study recently on placement of a candy dish.  If the person put it on their desk they were more likely to reach over and take one.  If the person put it somewhere else in the room where they would have to get up and walk over to it, they were less likely to take one.  I'll bet the same would apply to cigarettes, so put it somewhere else out of sight and maybe you'll be less likely to have that hand reach up and light one unbeknownst to you!

Interesting comment about your cough.  Mother would always tell me that if I quit smoking my cough would go away.  Dumb kid that I was I didn't believe her.  But, after I quit, my cough went away relatively soon.  Mother was right - as usual!  ::)

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #74 on: March 15, 2012, 06:09:03 PM »
Actually, the cough going away and the breathing improvements are the big surprise. Just seems a bit quick, for logic. Sure appreciate it though.
 
For whatever reason, the improvement seems real. I had trouble keeping my inhaler use down to prescription levels. Now, no problem. I am below prescription level and am not constantly out of breath. I can breath deeper! Still, a big surprise.
 
The cough has been a plague, for years. How could I get rid of it in a few days. Well, it's still there, but way less frequent and way less severe. Barely a bother. And, no "coughing fits" since I started this game.
 
I may have to put the open pack further away.
 
Have to keep cheating. The nicotene inhaler is my best cheat, and fits right in with my other medical inhalers. I may give the medical inhalers the toss, before the nicotene inhaler. (Probably not.)
 
Ray D.  :)
 
Jim, there is no doubt you are doing this "cleaner" than I am. That is very inspiring to me. I wish I could do it clean. Tried that. Several times. I plan to be clean and quit rather quickly. Hope so, anyway. Meanwhile, the inhaler keeps me closer to sane.
 
The cigs: I have been at two to three packs a day as recently as two weeks ago. Started the "inhaler" strategy. Jumped on this bandwagon because it was here. I opened this pack either four or five days ago. Thats a long way from where I was. Don't plan on going back. And, I realize I have to make the break pretty soon. We'll see how it goes.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #75 on: March 15, 2012, 06:19:34 PM »
Keep up the good work!  Those of us trying to quit...what the heck is our problem!  DH is WAY more dedicated to making changes than I am!  LOL 
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #76 on: March 15, 2012, 08:11:05 PM »
I believe something good will come of these postings ;D

ON second hand smoke...last week DW and I met with the transplant team and one of the first questions was how long have you quit smoking....12 years...she looked at my wife and said, "you're still smoking" I can smell it!  Then she read me the riot act...we Will be checking you regularly and if you come up positive....all deals are off!! She stated that I can test positive from second hand smoke ALSO...same thing positive is positive. All deals off and back to the end of the list with 6 mo wait. Hell i DON'T HAVE 6 MONTHS.

The funny thing is Jane had not had a smoke for three days and had a fresh shower that morning...that lady had one helluva a sniffer to pick up on that.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #77 on: March 15, 2012, 08:11:42 PM »
 jnlo2000: Are you on this wagon, too? More company is fine.
 
Ray D.  :)
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« Reply #78 on: March 15, 2012, 09:50:58 PM »
To all you guys who are trying so hard to quit, and to those you have inspired who are lurking and have silently taken up the challenge:
 
Hang in there, try hard, don't give up, stick with it:  you won't believe how good you will feel when you lick that habit, how much better your life will be, how much more disposable income you will have, and how much people will admire you for what you have accomplished. 
 
If you have a setback, start again.  And keep on keepin' on.  It's worth it!
 
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« Reply #79 on: March 15, 2012, 09:56:35 PM »
over 15 years for both of us. We figured when our smoking cost more then the new car payment it was time to stop......
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #80 on: March 16, 2012, 06:26:46 AM »
I have been following this thread for some time and I am so proud of you guys that are trying to ''kick the weed''..  It is one of life's hardest habits to break.  I know, I have been there and done that.  I smoked for over fifty years.  I stopped back in 95 I stopped because I had a heart attack.  I picked them back up in 03 when my wife of 43 years died of a aneurysm.
In 04 I met Willa and we married in 06 and I kicked the habit again because she asked me to try.  So far so good.
In reading some of your posts on this I am reminded of my dad and my uncle Kenneth.  Dad stopped smoking but he insisted on keeping a pack of Camels on top of the ''reffer'' just in case he really wanted one sometime.   The pack laid there for five years and mom finally threw it away.   Uncle Kenneth decided to stop smoking down at the river one day.  He was a two pack a day Pall Mall, unfiltered, smoker.  He too carried a pack of ciggies until the tobacco simply fell out of them.  He was like poppa, he said he kept them to remind him that he no longer needed them and just in case he really wanted one, he would have one to lite up
Here is the way I succeeded .....    I promised myself that I could have a ciggie Tomorrow and if the craving hit me hard I would promise myself that I could have a ciggie in one hour from now. The real trick is never put one in your mouth again.  If you put it in your mouth.    YOU WILL EVENTUALLY LIGHT IT UP.....  Peppermint life savers worked well for me.  The actual craving never goes away it just gets easier to handle and duller in your memory. 
You guys can whip this smoking thing.
One note to the Marine guy.........
The Marine corps builds men ......................
the Navy recruits men..............lol..... and remember this Marine.   My Navy needs the Marine Corps.   Without them,,,,,   who would guard our gangways and keep our chow lines straight?  Who would bell hop for our Navy officers and guard our Main Gate to the base?           
Just teasing Marine and I hope you know that........... 
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #81 on: March 16, 2012, 08:20:05 AM »
I have been lurking this thread since its start and have found relief in that I am NOT the only one having a difficult time kicking the habit for good.  I usually am able to go 2 or 3 days "without" and then it caves in.  A while later (1 or 2 weeks) I can quit again until I again re-start.  I have been successful in reducing the daily habit from "pack and a half" to under a half pack when I relapse, but that isn't good enough !!!

Like many others, after smoking for 50+ years, I have been trying to kick the habit for the past 5 years or so (since a heart attack, stroke, and "stent work")....... Each time some stressful situation arises and I seem to "relapse".....  Now that the most of the "major stresses" have been eliminated I think that I can handle the "minor stresses".

BUT I still have a real problem with smoking and certain activities, such as the first cup of coffee in the morning.  It seems that a cup of coffee and a "ciggie" are inseparable.  I've tried substitutes for the coffee (Sanka, tea, soda, water) to no avail.  Also, an afternoon adult beverage with a "ciggie" is just about mandatory.  Does anyone have a suggestion to remedy this.  PLEASE, do not suggest that I eliminate the coffee and scotch as that would probably put me over the edge.  Really don't want to get hooked on the nico-gum!!!!!!  Do the "e-giggies" work?

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #82 on: March 16, 2012, 09:09:00 AM »
Marty.....  try this ........   I want you to start charging yourself for the ciggies you smoke.
one.    do not carry the ciggies with you.
two.    put them on top of a cabinet and out of sight
three.   when you just got to absolutely, positivly, have one, get one out of the pack and put in ten dollars in the place of the ciggie.  If you aint got ten dollars, you dont get a ciggie, and NO YOU CAN NOT RUN A CREDIT OR A PAYDAY FRIDAY THINGIE.  Cash on the barrell head or you go without....
You will be in charge of this and it is up to YOU to enforce the rules about the ten spot. 
If your wife is an non smoker, you must tell her that every Friday she is welcome to look in the ''pack'' and help herself to any money she finds and she go and have her hair, nails, and other woman stuff done at your expense.
If you go all week and have not put anything in the pack then you are free to take a nite out with the boys and do a man thing with the guys.  (dont get into trouble with this)
this just might work for you as ten dollars a ciggie is kinda high for most folks...
Keep us informed.......cj.......

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #83 on: March 16, 2012, 09:35:25 AM »
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Do the "e-giggies" work?

 
Marty, it depends on what you mean  by "work." They deliver the nicotene, and quite well. I find that there appears to be other aspects of a cigarette that contribute to the addiction. Those are not delivered by the e-cigarette. Things like the smoke - the lighting ceremony - the ashes - the odor. Those aren't there. And the e-cig is quick. Pick it up, suck on it, and you're done. I suppose there is nothing to prevent you from sitting around, relaxing, with an e-cig in your hand, but it isn't necessary.
 
They aren't cheap. Of course, neither are real cigarettes cheap. I find that the cost, for me, is slightly less for e-cigs. There are quite a variety. I use the throw aways, rather than the refill kits. Tried several brands before picking my current brand.
 
Some are not consistent in the level of nicotene in a puff. A very strong puff can knock your socks off!
 
Probably more info than you wanted, but ask if you want more.
 
Ray D.
 
By the way, having a rugged time of it, this morning. Not giving in, Got cigs, but not lighting up.
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #84 on: March 16, 2012, 04:00:48 PM »
The Marine corps builds men ......................
the Navy recruits men..............lol..... and remember this Marine.   My Navy needs the Marine Corps.   Without them,,,,,   who would guard our gangways and keep our chow lines straight?  Who would bell hop for our Navy officers and guard our Main Gate to the base?           
Just teasing Marine and I hope you know that.........

Are you kiddin... I live for these jab's!  Don't ever worry bout my feelings with Marine / Navy jokes, that's for sure.  As a matter of fact, love all the service jibs between service members!

Ray:  You ain't cheating with the e-cig thing, it's no different than the gum or the patch as far as I'm concerned, lighting up is the only "cheat" that I would consider, well that and stickin your head in a fireplace and breathin for the smoke!  Keep it up friend, this quitting thing is where it's at.  Tomorrow morning is one week, doing fine here.

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #85 on: March 16, 2012, 04:27:37 PM »
Thanks CJ and Ray for your comments........  I don't smoke in the house, car, porch, or yard...... BUT the "man-cave" (garage) sure does !!!!!  I haven't moved the coffee maker out there or a stash "bottle", but the thought  has crossed my mind.

CJ---- I'll try the "dollar in the pack" but I think that it will NOT work, I rarely carry a wallet and "plastic" won't cram in the pack.  Interesting idea though, DW loves the idea !!!!!  She could hardly wait to "spa-it"...... She told me, "You better STOP it or I'll SPA-it" !!!!!!

Ray----- Since the feeling of the "e-ciggies" is NOT real encouraging (others may find them useful) since they are in the same category as the "n-gum" as they both give a jolt of nicotine and thats what I'm trying to get rid of.  I would try the "e-ciggie" routine, even considering the cost and the nicotine jolt IF they worked out in the long run as SUPER SUCCESSFUL.

In any case, I'll keep trying and make it as uncomfortable as possible to have a pack handy.  DW has also tried to stop with me, but (iMHO) caves in much easier than I.  When I see her light one up, my craving becomes unbearable and I join her.  She has been with me on the "No house, car, porch, or yard" but contributes her share of the Smoky Garage.

Thanks for your comments.  I'll just keep trying. 

Marty

PS...... jje postd in while I was composing my reply and I would like to say that I appreciate the Marine/Navy banter that goes on........I even contribute from time to time !!!!!  But being retired USAF I sometimes wonder if the Jar Heads and Swabbies appreciate comments from a Fly Boy!

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« Reply #86 on: March 16, 2012, 04:28:07 PM »
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The actual craving never goes away

Actually, I think it does eventually.  I haven't yearned for one for many years and am now truly repelled by the smoke and odor.  Just no attraction whatsoever.

So there is hope - but it might take a long time.  I wish I could remember when the craving went away but it's too long ago to remember!  ::)

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #87 on: March 16, 2012, 04:37:03 PM »
I agree with AndraF.  I quit in 1998.  I fought cravings for a while, but habit was more difficult to beat back than cravings.  There were so many things that triggered my habitual reaching for a smoke such as morning coffee or a beer.  Neither prompt any kind of thought of cigarettes now and haven't for several years.  Stick with it and "this too shall pass".
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« Reply #88 on: March 16, 2012, 05:04:10 PM »

PS...... jje postd in while I was composing my reply and I would like to say that I appreciate the Marine/Navy banter that goes on........I even contribute from time to time !!!!!  But being retired USAF I sometimes wonder if the Jar Heads and Swabbies appreciate comments from a Fly Boy!

Hey there, of course your welcome to join in Marty, more the better.  So you actually earned one of those Air Force Badges while in the Boy Scouts?   Hee hee ehe eheh  :o :o :o :o

 I would try the "e-ciggie" routine, even considering the cost and the nicotine jolt IF they worked out in the long run as SUPER SUCCESSFUL.

If it helps you quit, go down to Walmart and get the e-cig, cheaper than the doctor and the patch, much cheaper than the gum, if it works it works, tomorrow is my one week anniversary!  I'm enjoying so much reading all the 5-10-20 year posts ... from those that have quit, what a boost.  For me, 35yrs of a habit is going away, what a feeling.  Lost a neighbor last summer (smoker) 53yrs old, lost a co-worker today (non-smoker) however both to heart attacks, both the same age as me.  I'm not going back to the cigarettes.  I've been a bit on edge the past week, however have been forgiven by DW and kids, they know the deal.
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Tom and Margi

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #89 on: March 16, 2012, 05:20:57 PM »
I agree with Ardra.  Quit in 1989 and haven't had a craving in many, many years.  I smoked for thirty years, but both my parents smoked.  Add the 20 years I breathed their smoke and I can say I smoked for fifty years.  Now I can't even tolerate the smell.  You guys are doing great.  Keep it up!
 
Margi
 
 

 

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