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Anyone Else A Former Smoker?  
User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4878 posts, RR: 15
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1081 times:

I quit smoking this week! It's only been 5 days but I think I'm strong enough to do it, to really kick the butt. I'm not using nicotine gum or the patch, I'm just trying to hang around with my non-smoker friends a little more. So far I've been out drinking tiwce and to the casino once, the situations in which I smoke the most. No smokes at all... so far. Any succes stories out there to inspire me, I'd love to here them.

YOWza


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User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1081 times:

6 years on March 27th  bigthumbsup 

Keep it up.

Regards, Robert



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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4878 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1073 times:

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 1):
6 years on March 27th bigthumbsup

Keep it up.

That's great to hear. Did you have any secrets to success or just raw will?

YOWza



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User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1070 times:

Cold turkey and a will to succeed stopping smoking. My 'stepstone' method: you will crave a cigarette, more than once. Then say to yourself, but in two minutes the craving will be gone. Indeed, before you know it you'll have forgotten your craving. Try to eat sensibly. I went from 72 kg to 85 kg.

Regards, Robert  bouncy 



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1070 times:

I am still a smoker and I never tried to quit despite I should, it is way too expensive and way too bad for your health.

Anyway, I wish you luck, hopefully you will get away from that stuff!

Patrick

By the way, what's with the "green stuff"? You also quit that?  Wink


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4878 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 4):
By the way, what's with the "green stuff"? You also quit that? Wink

haha I'm a realist!! I quit ciggys only (tobacco). Jamaican Greens are still on the cards for the next little while It's scary to think how well many of us seem to know each other Patrick  Smile

YOWza

[Edited 2006-03-13 01:00:33]


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 5):
I quit ciggys only (tobacco). Jamaican Greens are still on the cards for the next little while

I am glad to read that!  Wink

Quoting YOWza (Reply 5):
It's scary to think how well many of us seem to know each other Patrick

There are many lovers of the green stuff here in the Non Aviation Forum. Big grin

Patrick


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4878 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 6):
here are many lovers of the green stuff here in the Non Aviation Forum. Big grin

That's what it looks like you're getting ready for here - in flight no less  Wink



YOWza



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 7):
That's what it looks like you're getting ready for here - in flight no less Wink

I wish it had been a bong and not a damned cheese sandwich.  Wink

Whoa that would be too much.... a bong and a jumpseat. Big grin

Patrick


User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 5):
Jamaican Greens are still on the cards for the next little while

You'd be better off with the ciggies!

I gave up finally and completely at the end of 2004, giving up smoking whilst drinking was the hardest, so I stopped drinking for a month or so and it all went well from there.

You just have to decide you're a non-smoker and then fight the cravings, ordinary chewing gum works fine.

If you ever are tempted to start, just go and snog someone who has just put one out...you'll stop then.

And don't go kidding yourself that smoking weed isn't really smoking.... Smile


User currently offlineGilligan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

7 years as of last January. That after 23 years of smoking. I managed to avoid the weight gain somehow thank goodness. Now I wonder what I'd do if I had all that money back as well as how I would justify/afford the 2 packs a day I was smoking then, today. One thing is for sure, I could never have ridden my bike as far as I do today without having to stop along the way to catch my breath. The benefits will take awhile to notice but you will, especially with your sense of smell.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1022 times:

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 9):

I gave up finally and completely at the end of 2004, giving up smoking whilst drinking was the hardest, so I stopped drinking for a month or so and it all went well from there.

Respect Andy! Well done! Keep it up!

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 9):
And don't go kidding yourself that smoking weed isn't really smoking....

Exactly what I am saying all the time, it is not so bad for your health and it is actually useful because it makes you, well.... errrr..... "dizzy".  Wink

Patrick


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4878 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 9):
And don't go kidding yourself that smoking weed isn't really smoking.... Smile

Well small steps to success. Cigarettes do nothing for me. Weed at least helps me while programming/designing and getting up to bedroom gymnastics with my girl. But I'm sure I'll grow out of that too.

Quoting Gilligan (Reply 10):
7 years as of last January.

Huge!! Good job. Can't be easy dropping it after 23 years. And I know exactly what you mean, with all the cash I've smoked away I could have done many better things.

YOWza



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1012 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 12):
getting up to bedroom gymnastics with my girl.

 rotfl 

So true, alcohol ruins it, the green stuff makes it fun!

Quoting YOWza (Reply 12):
Weed at least helps me while programming/designing

It makes creative, definitely!

Patrick


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1005 times:

I used to smoke, when I was at school.

Back then I was a "little shit" as my parents used to call me  cry 

Thank goodness i've grown up now, and quit smoking as well Big grin


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 990 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 11):
useful because it makes you, well.... errrr..... "dizzy".

What they call a "self-limiting action"  Wink  Smile


User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2571 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 987 times:

I was a smoker for a short period of time. During my 9th grade, I started to try it and kinda got addicted to it. For about 6 months, I would always ask my friends for a cig during a party.

After 6 months puffing nicotine, I realized that I was becoming an addict and decided that I wasn't going to let myself become a smoker.

Nowdays I hate the smell of cigarretes and its smoke. I'm still proud of my decision to quit when I was only 15 years old  Smile

Saludos desde Caracas,
Luis


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