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#1103078 --- 11/12/09 02:33 PM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: Z Genius Lusifer]
Yetta Nother Offline
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Originally Posted By: Z Genius Lusifer
Originally Posted By: RedGreen
Originally Posted By: Z Genius Lusifer
I was really rooting for you RG. I hoped that you could do it.

I smoked a long time ago. Loved that first smoke with a cup of Joe in the morning.....still crave it once in a while...

Unless you can get all around you to quit it is 100 times harder to keep the will......

Try smoking less, that is a win too....



Thanks a lot pal I sincerely appreciate the well wishes. I am taking your advice to heart and will try to cut back slowly but surely. I know I can't go cold turkey.



Look the first hurdle is throttling back a bit...

You don't have to quit cold.....

Everytime you put a cig to your lips think ...


........Should I skip this one for ZG Lusifer?


What is that little plant thingy located to the left of the picture? Tobacco? \:o
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#1103080 --- 11/12/09 02:35 PM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: Ovidian]
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My mother and her girlfriend were both hypnotized and they never touched another cigarette. I also heard that accupuncture works well.
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#1103094 --- 11/12/09 03:32 PM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: Yetta Nother]
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I knew a Chief Petty Officer that went the accupuncture route while we were on deployment in Guam. He had a brass U-shaped staple stuck in his ear by an Asian accupuncturist. He swore it worked. Long term--I don't know as I never saw him after that deployment.

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#1103320 --- 11/13/09 06:20 AM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: RedGreen]
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Originally Posted By: RedGreen

I know flat out without smoking right now I would be bitchy as Hell, and I can't be like that to the woman I love so dearly. She is my life and I love her more than anything. I'll try to cut down, and even that I admit I am failing miserably at.


If she smokes then quit together. You will be able to offer each other support and it would be a worthy holiday gift. No better gift then a healthy couple. good luck
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#1103443 --- 11/13/09 11:44 AM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: Ovidian]
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When I finally quit smoking (and I was good at it...quit at least 5 times!) it was because I finally accepted the reality of what I was doing to myself. Ask yourself: Is this bitchyness, withdrawal pangs, etc. worse than lying on your deathbed for weeks while you slowly, painfully die a horrible death? Get real. If you think quitting is hard, try dying.

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#1103495 --- 11/13/09 01:47 PM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: threeputt]
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RG - find an alternative to put in you mouth instead of a cig.

Do you like licorice, how about chewing on a tooth pick

Is there a hard candy you like?

Finding a substitute may help you cut back and then quit.

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#1103571 --- 11/13/09 05:20 PM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: kegel]
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Kegal, now you've done it.

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#1103630 --- 11/13/09 07:02 PM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: sassyone]
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Seriously I smoke half of what he does. It's not me. It's a nasty habit. I think it would be super to blame my bad habits on someone but I know my personality and my habits are on me. I don't want to quit right now so I'm not. No ones fault but my own.
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#1103664 --- 11/13/09 08:55 PM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: Della]
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Well..day 14 on Chantix and nada..just stomach cramps after taking the pill.
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#1103748 --- 11/14/09 05:24 AM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: *Sparkey*]
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It bothered my stomach a lot!
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#1103827 --- 11/14/09 10:00 AM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: Della]
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LOL - the pill?

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#1103834 --- 11/14/09 10:07 AM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: Joe the Troller]
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Yes Chantix \:\)
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#1103838 --- 11/14/09 10:22 AM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: threeputt]
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Originally Posted By: threeputt
RG and all smokers out there: You have a serious drug addiction. You don't love smoking. You hate smoking. You just HAVE to smoke because of the addiction.


I disagree with that. Once the physical addiction is gone I still miss smoking. I enjoy smoking. I don't think you get to tell someone they don't know the difference between what they love and what they hate, frankly. People who haven't smoked in 10, 20, 40 years still say they miss it. I don't think a smoker even "has" to smoke because of the addiction. Under your own defintion you are an addict and yet you don't smoke. But if you HAVE to smoke because you have an addiction, you can't be defined as an addict and then your entire argument falls apart.

I agree that some people will never be "ready" to quit and I think it is in part due to the addiction but also in part to the fact that smokers find smoking enjoyable, and I think that's separate from the addiction aspect.
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#1103973 --- 11/14/09 04:15 PM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: past tense]
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Ahh a voice of logic and reason. There's no room on the forums for that..... ;\)

It was very nice seeing you last night. \:\)

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#1104042 --- 11/14/09 06:02 PM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: RedGreen]
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I very seldom miss smoking. But its not the cigarette itself I miss. It is just having a cigarette while havng coffee, or a drink. When I am out and pass someone who has their clothes reeking in smoke, I am just so glad that I no longer stink with cigarette smoke.

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#1104060 --- 11/14/09 06:28 PM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: sassyone]
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"It is just having a cigarette while havng coffee"

You betcha. Smoking while having coffee to me is just as important as the coffee or the cup. They just help me get my day started.
And I do agree about the smell. I smoke but I love going to a restaurant and not having to smell it while I eat. I remember when you could smoke in bars and yes one would reek of smoke when they left. Even though I smoke I have a hard time enjoying myself in private clubs ala the SMS where you can still smoke. Other peoples smoke does bother me.

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#1104067 --- 11/14/09 06:51 PM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: RedGreen]
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but I love going to a restaurant and not having to smell it while I eat.


But you realize that the non-smokers can smell it on you, don't you?
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#1104069 --- 11/14/09 07:00 PM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: Akisma Woodchuck]
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Well yes if they get close enough.

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#1104077 --- 11/14/09 07:30 PM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: RedGreen]
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RG, how about trying to quit smoking ONLY when you're having your coffee in the morning. Start off by saying no smoking while drinking coffee and then after you finish your coffee, you can smoke if you want. IF you could stop smoking when having coffee, perhaps it would be easier to quit entirely, or at least cut down a bit more.
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#1104080 --- 11/14/09 07:51 PM Re: Quitting smoking [Re: RedGreen]
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Originally Posted By: RedGreen
Well yes if they get close enough.

Believe me RG, you do not have to get close to smell the smoke on someone. On their breath, maybe, but otherwise I can smell it on peoples hair, clothes. And of course if you ride with someone who has smoked in their car, YUK.
I also belong to a private club and seldom go anymore because of the smoke.

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