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Giving it up
« on: July 27, 2009, 03:09:37 PM »
Today is day one. I have decided to quit smokiing after 40 years. Been cutting back for the last couple of weeks, but today will be the first full day without a smoke. Pray for the poor souls around me.  :D
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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2009, 03:19:19 PM »
Lee, it will be the best thing you ever did. I am at the 18 month mark and am surprised by the difference I have noticed in general health, taste, and smells. Not to mention that I no longer smell like an ash tray.
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009, 03:25:57 PM »
congrats guys i am proud for yall. 8)

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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2009, 03:47:13 PM »
Congrats Brother! I am at day 27...... this time. :D  Had to stop drinking beer or at least have not drank any since this attempt. I calculated that I have saved $197.80 in 27 days.
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2009, 03:48:13 PM »
keep postive thoughts. been over 4 months for me this time.i still keeping one step ahead.

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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2009, 03:59:03 PM »
LeeB, tahts great just hang in there. I quit 25 years ago, and it took two years to fully get all my breathing to normal, but its a great thing. Think about this, I knew a guy that quit smoking when they was $1 a pack, everyday he put the money he would have spent on  cigs into a glass jar, he used that money to buy christmas every year.
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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2009, 04:01:52 PM »
First time I tried to quit was in 1985. I started smoking a little cigar once or twice a day to try to cut back. That just led to full time smoking cigars. No help there. Last time wqas in 1999. Quit for 2 years that time. Hopefully I can make it stick this time. The little import cigars I've been smoking have gone up to $10 for a box of 20, about $150 a month. Just can't justify spending that much to kill myself anymore.
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2009, 04:11:51 PM »
$$$ was a big reason why I'm on the tobacco wagon this time too. My butts are now $7.32 a pack.
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2009, 04:23:21 PM »

 Lee , I aint gonna saye its the best thing ya ever did , but its dam close ,  ;D
 I quit going on two and a half years now , I had to quit da beer also , just cant take one with out the other ... I was pushing two packs a day when i called it quits , Lee you think your poor souls may have it ruff ...   ::) :o  I locked myself into the garage for the first few weeks   :-\ :D
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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2009, 04:29:03 PM »
I would love to be locked away in the shop or even the garage instead of out here in the land of stupid people (work).
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2009, 05:06:47 PM »
 Lee   :D :D  Ya know for de next cupple of weeks , their gonna be even more stoopider ...  ;D :D :D 
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2009, 05:31:12 PM »
Marcel, I try to never challange worse, but I fail to see how they could get any more so than they are now. Only 9 days left of this prison term before I head back home. Toughest part willl be the hotel in Cairo after a drink or two.
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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2009, 05:31:36 PM »
Way to go Lee!

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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2009, 05:43:01 PM »
Great decision, Lee.  I was a pack a day smoker for 10 years and quit...  I dunno, 6 or 7 years ago.  It was one of the hardest things I've ever done but it was almost one of the most rewarding things.  Are you doing anything special to help you along?

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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2009, 05:49:34 PM »
Good Job Lee! :)
Don't worry, you'll be able to crack a Beer without lighting up soon enough. 8)
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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2009, 05:52:01 PM »
Good Job Lee! :)
Don't worry, you'll be able to crack a Beer without lighting up soon enough. 8)

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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2009, 05:54:52 PM »
Way ta go Lee  8)  8)  8)

Raider Bill are you on the wagon too  ???  ???  ;D
Why not just 1 pain free day?

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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2009, 05:57:26 PM »
Good Job Lee! :)
Don't worry, you'll be able to crack a Beer without lighting up soon enough. 8)

 That won't be a problem, I'm not a beer drinker. I worry about my good buddy Jack though. He tries to get me in trouble when I hang out with him.

Great decision, Lee.  I was a pack a day smoker for 10 years and quit...  I dunno, 6 or 7 years ago.  It was one of the hardest things I've ever done but it was almost one of the most rewarding things.  Are you doing anything special to help you along?

Nothing special, Just trying to kick it cold turkey. I have an addictive tendancy and anything else would just be another habit to quit.
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« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2009, 06:11:06 PM »
Bill, You're on day 27.  Good for you, It'll get easier and you'll be glad you did it! :)
Treat yourself to a Beer when you're ready. :D
Good luck to you guys! ;)
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« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2009, 06:21:36 PM »
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Way ta go Lee  8)  8)  8)

Raider Bill are you on the wagon too  ???  ???  ;D

Bill, You're on day 27.  Good for you, It'll get easier and you'll be glad you did it! :)
Treat yourself to a Beer when you're ready. :D
Good luck to you guys! ;)

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Cigs went up , been having some chest tightning thingy figured I'd give it another try. Every other attempt went south when beer got near so I'm on 2 wagons. Hope they don't go in oppesite directions
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