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That is true we are creatures of habit. When I quit smoking I started always carrying a pocket knife. Normally when I leave the house I would check for my lighter in front jeans pocket and cigarettes. Now keep the knife in that pocket but still check every time I walk out the door. And it has been 33 years since I quit.

Most of my friends who have passed was due to Heart attack but lost a few to Cancer and one to stroke.


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Both of my parents smoked. I tried a drag on a Kool one time. I thought someone had stabbed me with an icepick.

Remind yourself that you wouldn't pay someone to cut you every day. I always thought it would be interesting to come up with a 5 dollar cutting service. You know, give me a 5 spot, and I cut you very smoothly with a scalpel. You won't even notice. but 30 years later you're slowly bleeding to death.

Don't pay someone to kill you.


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My wife and I were having supper tonight and she asked me how I am doing without dipping. I realized that I couldn't remember the last time I thought about having one. Told her this is a wonderful thing and with all of the money I am saving I should get that data logger I have been wanting. She just smiled.
 
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Good for you. Now if we can get more people to stop supporting the nicotine industry.
 
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Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances out there.

I quit smoking numerous times over the years only to start up again after a time

I quit for good over 20 years ago, was extremely hard but I did it.

You can do it !!!


Food has got a pretty good grip on me it seems. I don't seem very inclined to change though.


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Now if we can get more people to stop supporting the nicotine industry.

I hear you and agree in principle. Give people the information and support but simply let them make their own decision. Heavy handed do-gooder groups and government is way over the top with laws, regs and taxes. One thing they push that I adamantly reject is second hand smoke. I'm and old baby boomer and my mother smoked as well as most kids my age parent(s) smoked. If second hand smoke represented the danger they portray many of my fellow classmates would have died of lung cancer. That is simply not the case. While many are dying lung cancer simply is not prevalent. I'm with SC4400, took one draw on no doubt a Winston and that was enough for a lifetime for me. Oh, I recall my son stating he was glad neither his mother or me smokedWink


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I got Covid 18(as I call it) back in Nov '19 and was sick. After 29 years my last cigarette made me cough so bad I puked. Something literally clicked in my brain and I never wanted one again. I can drink and hang out around smokers with no problems. The funny thing was that my smokers cough was gone after 3 days. I did gain about 15 pounds, but I really don't eat any different, must be something different with my metabolism. The money you will save is awesome.
 
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My wife and I were having supper tonight and she asked me how I am doing without dipping. I realized that I couldn't remember the last time I thought about having one. Told her this is a wonderful thing and with all of the money I am saving I should get that data logger I have been wanting. She just smiled.


Really glad to hear you are doing well with the quitting. I have a son in law I wish would quit.

I quit smoking 29 years ago after 13 years of smoking. It was one of the best things I have ever done and also pretty hard. I was so done with smoking though that it wasn't as hard as the many times I had tried before then. I was really surprised at what things tasted like without smoker's tongue.



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Posts: 2897 | Location: KIEFER, OK. | Registered: August 17, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I sat in a hospital room many times over a 18mo period when I was younger, watching my grandmother slowly suffer/die of lung cancer. She would cough up bloody messes from time to time. Dad always told me it was the cancer, but the doc later said it was lung tissue that was severely damaged. She never smoked a day in her life. But grandpa did, he was a chain smoker. never seen him without one (ever). Grandma passed in 2001 and grandpa 13 months to the day later. He had heart failure.

Yes secondhand can hurt you no matter what people tell you.

Used to date this girl who had (at the time 3) kids. Now she has 9. Anyway, she was also a heavy smoker. I couldn't stand it. Anyway, I remember several times she would tell the oldest boy "never start smoking"--while she's got one in her hand, or fixing to fire one up. Guess what? Kid's also a smoker.

Dad and mom quit on a bet. I told them that if they were gonna quit, put $1 in a pickle jar every time they had a craving. That jar filled up quick. But they did it. 33 years smoke free. As dad says, you would be surprised how your life changes. For one, you realize how much money it costs. That pickle jar full of $1 bills took us on a nice vacation which we never did prior.

Since we're all automotive enthusiasts, something else to consider is that a car that's been smoked in has less trade in and resale value than one that has not.
 
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You need to look at cigarettes differently than you did when you were smoking. Cigarettes are NOT YOUR FRIENDS. They steal life from you. Every cig you smoke is a NAIL in your coffins lid. Cigs were my friends when I smoked. They were always there to provide a break from whatever I was doing. Social situations, work, whatever. They were my stress relief. Once I reoriented my brain to view them as an enemy, it was easier to stay away from them. There are about 200 TOXIC substances in cigarettes...like formaldehyde...... the stuff used to preserve DEAD THINGS!!!! Cigarettes are like a devil, an evil substance that feeds off your body until you DIE!!!.
 
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They were always there to provide a break from whatever I was doing.

I had a casual friend that finally quite smoking but died not too long after that. He simply stayed with it too long. He told me after he quit, he lived his life around his next smoke timing wise.


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