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Apr 7, 2008 3:17 AM CSTAre you a quitter ?
rasgumby
rasgumbyrasgumbyMoberly, Missouri, USA133 Threads 13 Polls 6,929 Posts

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Have you quit smoking?

Do you miss your butt?
I have smoked 2 packs per day since I was 16.. so that makes it 30 years of smoking.
For the past month I have cut back to One pack per day and less, have all of the Items in place to quit completely.. So When I go to bed tonight.. Thats it. Patchs ready.

How many here smoke and who have quit?
How many times have/ did you try quiting before you finally got there?
What made you finally kick it?applause
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Apr 7, 2008 3:17 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
rasgumby
rasgumbyrasgumbyMoberly, Missouri USA133 Threads 13 Polls 6,929 Posts
Have you quit smoking?

Do you miss your butt?
I have smoked 2 packs per day since I was 16.. so that makes it 30 years of smoking.
For the past month I have cut back to One pack per day and less, have all of the Items in place to quit completely.. So When I go to bed tonight.. Thats it. Patchs ready.

How many here smoke and who have quit?
How many times have/ did you try quiting before you finally got there?
What made you finally kick it?applause
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Apr 7, 2008 3:22 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
anjel
anjelanjeltempe, Arizona USA5 Threads 2 Polls 741 Posts
rasgumby: Have you quit smoking?

Do you miss your butt?
I have smoked 2 packs per day since I was 16.. so that makes it 30 years of smoking.
For the past month I have cut back to One pack per day and less, have all of the Items in place to quit completely.. So When I go to bed tonight.. Thats it. Patchs ready.

How many here smoke and who have quit?
How many times have/ did you try quiting before you finally got there?
What made you finally kick it?


congrats!applause
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Apr 7, 2008 3:29 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
Zarah
ZarahZarahdublin, Dublin Ireland34 Threads 2,178 Posts
Congrats and good for you...when the moments get tough just go for a walk or chat to a friend...

I have never even put a cigarette to my lips...both my parents smoked and it drove my bronchitis crazy..
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Apr 7, 2008 3:34 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
Sparky55
Sparky55Sparky55Somewhere, Afghanistan68 Threads 1 Polls 4,749 Posts
rasgumby: Have you quit smoking?

Do you miss your butt?
I have smoked 2 packs per day since I was 16.. so that makes it 30 years of smoking.
For the past month I have cut back to One pack per day and less, have all of the Items in place to quit completely.. So When I go to bed tonight.. Thats it. Patchs ready.

How many here smoke and who have quit?
How many times have/ did you try quiting before you finally got there?
What made you finally kick it?


Good luck Ras.

I finally gave it up last Thursday. Quit because I was sick of the smell and it was really beginning to affect my everyday life and health. Seemed everything was centered around a smoke.

I'm using Zyban, sugar free gum and have increased my gym time. Helps a little but God knows I want a cigarette right now.

I've half heartedly tried several times in the past but I'm taking this one much more seriously. I am determined to stay away from the damn things.

Anyway, Good Luck.
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Apr 7, 2008 3:37 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
rasgumby
rasgumbyrasgumbyMoberly, Missouri USA133 Threads 13 Polls 6,929 Posts
Zarah: Congrats and good for you...when the moments get tough just go for a walk or chat to a friend...

I have never even put a cigarette to my lips...both my parents smoked and it drove my bronchitis crazy..


Will be one more thing I have to put on my list when looking for a partner-- "non-smoker"

God that would taste nasty!!!! Would be like kissing an ashtray.
I can already smell smoke on othersmumbling
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Apr 7, 2008 3:39 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
rasgumby
rasgumbyrasgumbyMoberly, Missouri USA133 Threads 13 Polls 6,929 Posts
Sparky55: Good luck Ras.

I finally gave it up last Thursday. Quit because I was sick of the smell and it was really beginning to affect my everyday life and health. Seemed everything was centered around a smoke.

I'm using Zyban, sugar free gum and have increased my gym time. Helps a little but God knows I want a cigarette right now.

I've half heartedly tried several times in the past but I'm taking this one much more seriously. I am determined to stay away from the damn things.

Anyway, Good Luck.


Good luck to you also! hope you can stick it out!! they say it gets easier after 2 weeks.
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Apr 7, 2008 3:42 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
rescuemepleez
rescuemepleezrescuemepleezclydebank, Strathclyde, Scotland UK9 Threads 586 Posts
I gave up smoking 6 months ago..this is the 7th attempt and the winning one..i read the Allen Carr book which made loads of sense..the cough that could wake me out of a deep sleep has gone...my flat and me smell gorgeous now...i dont think about ciggies much now..R.
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Apr 7, 2008 3:43 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
Zarah
ZarahZarahdublin, Dublin Ireland34 Threads 2,178 Posts
rasgumby: Will be one more thing I have to put on my list when looking for a partner-- "non-smoker"

God that would taste nasty!!!! Would be like kissing an ashtray.
I can already smell smoke on others


Yes I sometimes meet someone quite nice but alas a smoker and I find it a hinderance to date someone that does...and yes it tastes quite aweful and people are often unaware of how strong the smell is on their clothing and hair...When I am at work as a doctor, I ask my patients do you smoke? They often say no and I can smell it a mile away.

When at a restaurant or bar they keep having to disappear outside for a puff...just think, you will no longer have to brave the weather to feed your lung addiction and food will start to taste sweeter and your smell senses will become stronger.
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Apr 7, 2008 3:45 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
rasgumby
rasgumbyrasgumbyMoberly, Missouri USA133 Threads 13 Polls 6,929 Posts
rescuemepleez: I gave up smoking 6 months ago..this is the 7th attempt and the winning one..i read the Allen Carr book which made loads of sense..the cough that could wake me out of a deep sleep has gone...my flat and me smell gorgeous now...i dont think about ciggies much now..R.


Great for you!!!
this is about my 4th try.. But was always cold turkey with no aids.
Know I will beat it this time!!
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Apr 7, 2008 3:50 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
rasgumby
rasgumbyrasgumbyMoberly, Missouri USA133 Threads 13 Polls 6,929 Posts
Zarah: Yes I sometimes meet someone quite nice but alas a smoker and I find it a hinderance to date someone that does...and yes it tastes quite aweful and people are often unaware of how strong the smell is on their clothing and hair...When I am at work as a doctor, I ask my patients do you smoke? They often say no and I can smell it a mile away.

When at a restaurant or bar they keep having to disappear outside for a puff...just think, you will no longer have to brave the weather to feed your lung addiction and food will start to taste sweeter and your smell senses will become stronger.


I quit drinking 20 years ago.. cant stand to be around drinkers,
Will be the same with smokers, If they come here, they will have to go outside away from any windows, no more smoking in my car and so on.
Already have a no smoking sign on the door.
But I will have to clean the walls really soon to get the smell out of the house.
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Apr 7, 2008 3:53 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
rescuemepleez
rescuemepleezrescuemepleezclydebank, Strathclyde, Scotland UK9 Threads 586 Posts
rasgumby: Great for you!!!
this is about my 4th try.. But was always cold turkey with no aids.
Know I will beat it this time!!
....Thanks...you can do anything you want to and that includes being stronger than a ciggie..i knew i would do it this time..stay positive..we can live our lives without smoking...easily...lots of folks do that..R.
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Apr 7, 2008 3:56 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
Sparky55
Sparky55Sparky55Somewhere, Afghanistan68 Threads 1 Polls 4,749 Posts
rasgumby: I quit drinking 20 years ago.. cant stand to be around drinkers,
Will be the same with smokers, If they come here, they will have to go outside away from any windows, no more smoking in my car and so on.
Already have a no smoking sign on the door.
But I will have to clean the walls really soon to get the smell out of the house.


Just a little info from the smoking cessation class I attended.

*20 Minutes after you quit:
* Blood Pressure drops to a level close to that before the
last cigarette
* Temperature of hands and feet increases to normal

*8 Hours after you quit:
*Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal

*24 Hours after you quit:
*Risk of heart attack decreases

*2 Weeks-3 Months after you quit:
*Circulation improves
*Lung function increases up to 30%

*1-9 Months after you quit:
*Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, shortness of breath
decrease
*Cilia regain normal function in lungs, increasing ability to
handle mucus, clean lungs and reduce infection

*1 Year after you quit:
*Excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a
smoker’s

*5 Years after you quit:
*Stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker’s

*10 Years after you quit:
*Lung cancer death rate about half that of a continuing
smoker
*Risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder,
kidney and pancreas decreases

15 Years after you quit:
*Risk of coronary heart disease is that of a nonsmoker’s


I can say the first 2 are right. We'll see about the rest.
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Apr 7, 2008 6:03 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
Fallingman
FallingmanFallingmanDublin, Ireland45 Threads 17 Polls 18,473 Posts
I have never smoked but my father smoked 40 a day which made me very anti as a child. I wish all who make the effort to kick this awful habit the very best of luck.

wave
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Apr 7, 2008 6:09 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
rescuemepleez
rescuemepleezrescuemepleezclydebank, Strathclyde, Scotland UK9 Threads 586 Posts
Fallingman: I have never smoked but my father smoked 40 a day which made me very anti as a child. I wish all who make the effort to kick this awful habit the very best of luck.
...Thanks for that..both my parents smoked..i dont know why i started..never again its good to be smoke free..R.
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Apr 7, 2008 6:31 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
bajanblue
bajanbluebajanblueSpeightstown, Saint Peter Barbados388 Threads 1 Polls 4,670 Posts
rasgumby: Have you quit smoking?

Do you miss your butt?
I have smoked 2 packs per day since I was 16.. so that makes it 30 years of smoking.
For the past month I have cut back to One pack per day and less, have all of the Items in place to quit completely.. So When I go to bed tonight.. Thats it. Patchs ready.

How many here smoke and who have quit?
How many times have/ did you try quiting before you finally got there?
What made you finally kick it?


Quit for the first and only time on Dec 31 1998.

Had an acupuncture session in the July, browsed the Amercan Lung association's book on quitting once a week until December nd then sropped. I disliked smoking while walking on the street and the proliferation of no smokimg areas made my 5 pack a day habit really inconvenient.

Drink lots of water. It was tough for three days.

Good health to you!
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Apr 7, 2008 6:32 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
bajanblue
bajanbluebajanblueSpeightstown, Saint Peter Barbados388 Threads 1 Polls 4,670 Posts
Um that was 3 THREE packs a day Yikes!
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Apr 7, 2008 6:35 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
jbibiza
jbibizajbibizaIbiza, Balearic Islands Spain133 Threads 6 Polls 7,679 Posts
I smoked for 11 years and then quit cold turkey for 14 years... then I bought a bar and have been smoking for an additional 11 years... I recently changed to rollup cigarettes which has cut my smoking in half, and now smoke pure tobacco without all the horrible chemical additives and feel much better for it. In fact, if a get lazy and bum a normal cigarette from someone it actually makes me nauseous.

I'm not ready to quit just yet and it's ridiculous to even try if it's not something you really want, but I think probably within the next year I'll call it quits.
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Apr 7, 2008 9:35 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
rockstar0779
rockstar0779rockstar0779Topeka, Kansas USA33 Threads 398 Posts
No I have not stopped smoking if I do I will kill someone at work.I need them so I do not do that.laugh
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Apr 7, 2008 9:42 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
roseofsharon
roseofsharonroseofsharonmanchester, Hampshire, England UK70 Threads 3 Polls 11,702 Posts
"Do you miss your butt?"

Good God, yes... you have no idea!! sigh It's not just migrating birds that go south ya know.... blues

laugh
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Apr 7, 2008 9:47 AM CST Are you a quitter ?
agman
agmanagmanEagle, Idaho USA1 Threads 4,264 Posts
Never started. grin
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Apr 7, 2008 12:05 PM CST Are you a quitter ?
casie1600
casie1600casie1600Somewhere, Indiana USA17 Threads 3 Polls 1,008 Posts
I quit a few times, and started back. I am not right now, but who knows if I will start again, its an off and on thing for me, depends on the mood I am in! Hopefully I wont any more, but I wouldnt say never!!
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Apr 7, 2008 12:16 PM CST Are you a quitter ?
DadofDucks
DadofDucksDadofDucksWentzville, Missouri USA10 Threads 2,822 Posts
Minimum of a pack a day for 30+ years. I quiet last year for about 8 months. Ran into some stress and picked it up again, gradually. Ive been playing with quitting again since then.
Ive was on "the Patch" for a long time "cutting back" Finally finished what I had and didnt buy anymore. Ive been without butts or patches for almost 2 months now.
I could sit down and smoke a cartoon with no problem. I just dont buy them and dont go around people who do smoke. Im done with them.
I quit because of my ducks. They mad me. Oddly enough I had not had a cigarett for over a month before they even noticed...hehe...
KEEP AT IT, IT DOES GET BETTER!!!!
teddybear teddybear banana banana banana
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Apr 7, 2008 12:18 PM CST Are you a quitter ?
Manolito
ManolitoManolitoa strfilled galaxy far faraway, Greater London, England UK23 Threads 1 Polls 2,186 Posts
wow, Gumby, what a coincidence!

It's my 2nd day quitting smoking too! I guess we'll keep each other's spirit up handshake
I have been thinking about it for some time and i decided upon it yesterday.

I have been smoking a steady pack or two of Marlboro /day for about 14 years now, with very small breaks - i quit twice for a couple of months. I know it wont be easy for either of us pal, but we'll do it thumbs up
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Apr 7, 2008 12:20 PM CST Are you a quitter ?
Manolito
ManolitoManolitoa strfilled galaxy far faraway, Greater London, England UK23 Threads 1 Polls 2,186 Posts
casie1600: I quit a few times, and started back. I am not right now, but who knows if I will start again, its an off and on thing for me, depends on the mood I am in! Hopefully I wont any more, but I wouldnt say never!!


hey Casie wave

If you are on and off the damn thing, that means you do not yet have a strong addiction like i do. So my best advice: Stay as far away from it as you can, before it grows on you too much hug
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Apr 7, 2008 9:08 PM CST Are you a quitter ?
rasgumby
rasgumbyrasgumbyMoberly, Missouri USA133 Threads 13 Polls 6,929 Posts
Manolito: wow, Gumby, what a coincidence!

It's my 2nd day quitting smoking too! I guess we'll keep each other's spirit up
I have been thinking about it for some time and i decided upon it yesterday.

I have been smoking a steady pack or two of Marlboro /day for about 14 years now, with very small breaks - i quit twice for a couple of months. I know it wont be easy for either of us pal, but we'll do it


Almost the end of day one.. so far so good. Glad I had plenty of work to keep me busy today!
But those patches sure taste like crap!!!grin
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Apr 7, 2008 9:17 PM CST Are you a quitter ?
slim1977
slim1977slim1977my heart will always be in, Tennessee USA16 Threads 1,211 Posts
quit once out of necesity....... was in hosp. for almost 2 months. ouit for almost a year then got married doh
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Apr 7, 2008 10:00 PM CST Are you a quitter ?
rasgumby
rasgumbyrasgumbyMoberly, Missouri USA133 Threads 13 Polls 6,929 Posts
slim1977: quit once out of necesity....... was in hosp. for almost 2 months. ouit for almost a year then got married


If you are not married now.. might be a good time to quit again?
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Apr 7, 2008 10:04 PM CST Are you a quitter ?
irishlass45
irishlass45irishlass45Texas USA, Texas USA61 Threads 5 Polls 6,345 Posts
rasgumby: Have you quit smoking?

Do you miss your butt?
I have smoked 2 packs per day since I was 16.. so that makes it 30 years of smoking.
For the past month I have cut back to One pack per day and less, have all of the Items in place to quit completely.. So When I go to bed tonight.. Thats it. Patchs ready.

How many here smoke and who have quit?
How many times have/ did you try quiting before you finally got there?
What made you finally kick it?

DR.RAS, PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEN THE PATCH SAYS DON'T SMOKE AND DO THE PATCH IT MEANS EXACTLY THAT, SEEN MANY PEOPLE GO TO EMERGENCY BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD SMOKE AND DO THE PATCH, IT CAUSES HEART ATTACKS AND STROKES AND DEATH PLEASE READ A FOLLOW DIRECTIONS, GUY I KNEW ALMOST DIED, HE WISHED HE HAD AFTER HIS TWO DEATH TRIPS BECAUSE OF SMOKING AND THE PATCH.
Just a gentle reminder ok?lips
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Apr 7, 2008 10:09 PM CST Are you a quitter ?
rasgumby
rasgumbyrasgumbyMoberly, Missouri USA133 Threads 13 Polls 6,929 Posts
No need to yell, I can read ya just finetongue
I already knew that.. too dangerous, but I was kidding when I said the patches taste like crap!wink

not so bad so far, bit of a bad mood is all, so Im not posting much.
Will get easier
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Apr 7, 2008 10:29 PM CST Are you a quitter ?
irishlass45
irishlass45irishlass45Texas USA, Texas USA61 Threads 5 Polls 6,345 Posts
rasgumby: No need to yell, I can read ya just fine
I already knew that.. too dangerous, but I was kidding when I said the patches taste like crap!

not so bad so far, bit of a bad mood is all, so Im not posting much.
Will get easier

Just wanted to get your attention was all and yes I was yelling and no I did not think you were actually eating or tasting them but you do know that they are very dangerous just please know that and good luck to you, vent all you want on here we are here for support guylips hug
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