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 Posted: Mon Jan 21st, 2013 11:11 PM
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I quite smoking 10 years ago. I told the boss I needed the raise he would not give ;-)

Actually for me I have to agree with tnpaul. You have to want to quit. After I decided to quit I smoked 11 cigs by the end of 6 months. The longer I waited the worse they taste. After quitting the third time I never went back except for a celebratory cigar once. Especially at todays prices

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 Posted: Mon Jan 28th, 2013 01:10 AM
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After smoking for many years...I quit 7:30 PM , April 16th, 1999....best thing I ever did...love being free of that monkey on my back that interfered with anything I did....LOL
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 Posted: Sat Feb 16th, 2013 04:41 AM
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I smoked a pipe for over 30 years from the time I woke until I went to bed and enjoyed every breath.

My dad died in 1985. He had a terminal cancer caused by the radiation he took to kill the cancer that was caused by smoking.

About four months later I realized something was wrong with this picture and that I needed to change. I haven't smoked in almost 30 years and still miss it at times but all I need to do is remember him in the casket.

I did go through a smoking cessation program which started me on the road to being free of nicotine. The instructor said that if you had the urge to smoke to take several deep breaths and the urge would go away in 3-5 minutes whether you smoked or not.

Becoming smoke/nicotine free is very hard, but it can be done. Good luck to those who desire a nicotine free existance.



 Posted: Thu Feb 28th, 2013 10:47 AM
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I smoked after 1 year. Now I stopped. I understood smoking is harming me. My wife always blamed these days and explains about. Now I stopped. I’m free man now. No cigarettes for my life. :shameon:



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greysmoke wrote: Gents

Any of you smoke?

and who has stopped smoking? Do you have any tips in giving up smoking?

All the best

 

Hate to say it, but for me, I simply got very tired of waking up every morning feeling as though there was a 40 pound midget standing on my chest and coughing up oysters for 20 minutes!

Went cold-turkey January 7th 1988 after I finished my last pack of Camel non-filter's.
Except for the 1/2 pack or so I sucked up in the mid 90's at Dad's funeral, I've never gone back.

Best of luck graysmoke, it's nearly as easy as it looks, once you've made your mind up!



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 Posted: Wed Jul 24th, 2013 01:40 AM
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My wife recently quit smoking at age 50--Chantix did the trick it was not without some small glitches BUT far less concern than smoking. If U do not have medical insurance it is possible Chantix will give you a months sample I know of several people that have done just that.

Good Luck,

Jim



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I smoked for years. I quit for a few years. I smoked for a few more years. I quit for a few. Kind of a cycle I have been going through and I actually quit for 13 years. Wife left in 2000 and I went and bought a pack of smokes and a 6 pack.  I quit every year for New Year's and it usually lasts 2-3 months.  I quit again this year for 5 months and back on 'em again now for about 2 months. Next quit is coming soon and I'm gonna make this one permanent. Found a lady who loves to shoot with me and we need the money for reloading components.  I'm 64 and she's 61 and we want to have some good years together at our age.

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RGB, I hope you two have many non-smoking, good shooting years together. :thumbs:



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 Posted: Mon Jul 29th, 2013 02:16 PM
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RGB - leave the smoking to the barrels
good luck



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Lost the smokes about 12 years ago,after 35 years of puffing, about the same time I stopped drinking. Sure glad I did, dirty habit.
Now I understand what non-smokers were always
complaining about, it stinks & it's dirty.
Now, at $6 - $7 a pack??? Yea right.



 Posted: Mon Dec 23rd, 2013 07:41 AM
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Well I never smoked and haven't drank in 31 years. Dec 2nd 2007I had a massive heart attack. When your on the table and there is nothing you can do, it is the worst thing you can imagine. My wife is a State Certified ICU CCU Register Nurse. Watching the look on her face was terrifyIng. I been in fire fights,shot ,stabbed run over by a car, any none of that was close. When they do all they can do for you and the rest is up to God it sucks. Being shot at you can move , Evan tide up you can fight the restraints and think you are doing something. When you come out of the OR and the doctor tells you I doubt you will live 24 hrs that's really sucks. I asked if he had told my wife and son yet and he said no. I told him not to do it in front of me.Then after a rough 24 hrs and making it home a week later you do a lot of thinking. Before I left they gave me Max of 18 months to live because of the damage to my heart.You think a lot. That's when you wish you could have every smoker ,over weight person read your thoughts. You will stop smoking. Do yourself a favor and pretend your doc just told you you got 18months. No more children, no. More grand children, no more family, no nothing just dirt over your head. Hurried with a ton of dirt over you. No lights just laying in a casket. You will stop smoking. Well my 18 months are up and I am still here and loving it more than ever. But it sucks. Knowing any day it is over. Stop now and quit putting nails in your coffin.



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well mark twain said it best "it's easy to quit, i've done it a thousand times"
best of luck to ya...



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I quit in 1991...Told my wife I'd kick her out if she smoked around me and it was Febuary....-5 degree's in Eastern Kentucky....She quit too the next day because she was freezing to death!!!!...Have smoked one cigarette since and became so ill I was sick for a week. Wound up being stomach flu but took the hint! Haven't smoked since!


Save tons of money to put into reloading!....just a short time after you quit your chances of cancer and heart attacks go down considerably! Think about your kids...grand kids...wife...what they would go through if you got lung cancer or died of a heart attack suddenly! Went through that with my dad daily for 6 months till he died...Was not a good experience! The baddest guy I ever knew in my life.....went from 180 to 80 pounds....Looked like a scarecrow...walking skeleton...Think about having your son lift you in and out of the tub....or the crapper because you are so weak from cancer you can't do it yourself!...Think of your favorite chair covered in your hair from losing your hair...radiation treatments....think about your brain literally being burnt up by radiation so you have no clue of anything...who anyone is....or whats going on around you....not feeling the pain of cancer....because your in a coma.....Love your family?? Why make em go through this? You got PRIDE now?.....Not for long! My dad died almost ten years ago from smoking.....There isn't a day that goes by still I dont shed a tear.....wish he was here to see what his grandkids have become...They miss him horribly too....All because of Cigarettes....He died at 62.


By the way...second hand smoke kills too....adults...kids...everyone exposed to it...Ask a Doc!

Now tell me why you WON'T quit?

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My doc blames smoking for a sprained ankle. Of course she weighs 400lbs. But smoking is bad.
I smoke. Workout daily. Dont drink. Blood pressure/cholesterol et al are perfect. Not fat. Not stressed.
Both my GrandPas smoked like a chimney and lived well into their 90's. I just think fat folks are doing much more harm than smoking. Living here in San Antonio (USA fattest city) you should see the Diabetes rates. Now that is a cruel killer.
I have a sign on the fridge that say
Dont Smoke
Dont Drink
Workout Daily
Die Anyway



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The Only Sarge wrote:
My doc blames smoking for a sprained ankle. Of course she weighs 400lbs. But smoking is bad.
I smoke. Workout daily. Dont drink. Blood pressure/cholesterol et al are perfect. Not fat. Not stressed.
Both my GrandPas smoked like a chimney and lived well into their 90's. I just think fat folks are doing much more harm than smoking. Living here in San Antonio (USA fattest city) you should see the Diabetes rates. Now that is a cruel killer.
I have a sign on the fridge that say
Dont Smoke
Dont Drink
Workout Daily
Die Anyway

Yep, stop by any store, and look at the percentage of obese people here in SA. Young, old, it doesn't matter. I'm 6'2" and weigh 230, could still stand to lose 20 pounds.



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