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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Bob the builder, Sep 19, 2021.

  1. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Most Honored Senior Member

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    A smoker for almost 50 years
    Wish me luck.....
     
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  2. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Not Of This Earth

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    Good Luck Bob!!! I quit New Year’s Day… no patch… no gum… no vape…. I’m done after 48 years… I’m trying hard not to fail again!!! Good Luck! You Can Do It!
     
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    Deafsoundguy CERTIFIED HACK Silver Member

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    The best of luck to you sir!:thumb:
     
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    Keith268 Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    I used nicotine for 28 years. I made a decision to quit. You can do it brother!
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    For ages after I quit if someone offered me a cigarette I’d lean forward and almost take it! About 18 months in I lapsed and did. ‘One won’t hurt’. Fortunately, one puff and felt just so sick. Definitely stopped from then on.
     
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    I get distracted quite easily, always have. So I used it to my advantage when one day after lighting up, I put my cig on the ashtray and quickly forgot about it. After a few minutes I looked over to see that long ash where my cigarette used to be. It was then and there I realized how to quit. If I don’t reach for it, it will soon be forgotten in about 2.8 seconds.
    So I quit carrying them with me and realized that whenever I felt like a smoke I would soon be on to something else in minutes and forget about it.
    So that’s how I quit smoking a pack a day and never from that time on did I smoke again. That was 50 years ago.
    Funny thing is I was an Inhalation Therapist at that time.
    Best of luck to all!
     
  7. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather

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    You don't need luck.

    You need the realization that this is one of the very few things in life that have no effing upside.

    Even if they don't end up killing you, they limit you.

    You smell like ****.

    I may be presuming your sexual orientation, but why would a woman want to lock lips with the ashtray at the end of the bar?

    They are expensive.

    They are very likely to reduce the efficacy of Mr Wiggly.

    I smoked for 40+ years, I came out of it relatively unscathed. Upon quitting I did gain some weight, so I am still not going to challenge Usain Bolt in a foot race, but I'm better off than my brother who smoked for a similar length of time and I was with him when his lungs collapsed. There is an intense look of panic and desperation on a person's face when they can't breathe. He spent 10 days in a medically induced coma, now he could probably walk 50 yards without having to take a rest.

    It takes determination, and great big huevos to get that monkey off your back. Prior to quitting smoking I quit doing all manner of recreational drugs...injectables, snortables, smokables and drinkables, any of these and all of these were easier to stop than smoking.

    I will pray for your success bubba.
     
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    Wishing you strength and resolve, amigo. I gave up smoking in 1985 when my daughter was born. Later on on the years, as my career in I.T. took me to places around the world, I ended up in Bangalore, India in 2008 as CIO for a large company. Well, with no missus to keep me company, I eventually returned to smoking and beer drink (and losing weight from working out). When I got back home after my gig was done, it took me a month to finish my carton of smokes and I was no longer a smoker.

    I know our friends hate us about this, but we are vacation smokers - especially when overseas. then we come home and turn it right off again. Some guilt, yes. Some pleasure too.
     
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    Mansonienne Mod admin Staff Member Silver Member

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    You got this
     
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    Stratafied Most Honored Senior Member

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    Believe me, it’s doable.
     
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    Best of luck to any and all of you attempting this. My Dad, who died when I was 19, had emphysema. Just a bad deal.
     
  12. simoncroft

    simoncroft Still playing. Still learning! Silver Member

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    Would you like a free Tesla Bob? I gave up 27 years ago, and that's what I could buy with the money I didn't set fire to and inhale! You can do it fella.

    Come back once a week, and I'll work out what you could buy with the money you didn't burn. :D
     
  13. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    Wish you luck and strong resolve. Yeah I know the contracting environment. Half the subs smoke. The temptation will be there. Have them put it out or walk away.
     
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    Groovey Dr. Stratster

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    Go get em Bob!
     
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    I wish you luck. It took my wife quitting with me back in 03 to finally stop.
     
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    henderman Dr. Stratster

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    cig smoking is part nicotine and part HABIT.

    when you get the crave just find a task that you would never normally be doing and do that. then about a minute into it you will realize you forgot about the cig.

    that reprograms the habit part.

    it worked that way for me anyway !
     
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    henderman Dr. Stratster

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    my gear budget went through the roof when i quit in 2004.
     
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    That is hilarious! I just bought a Tesla! LMAO. Yes, it is true about the money you save.
     
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    Prayers that you can beat this demon.....and I know you can and will....
     
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    It's a process, not an event. You're doing the process. Good on you!