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Old 07-23-2005, 08:14 PM   #57
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Um, it's been since Feb 13th, this year.... uh. let's call it 5 months and 11 days for both my wife and I. We found that drinking more really helped! Way to go Richard!

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38 weeks, 5 days, 22 hours, 53 minutes, 26 seconds

Anyone else?
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Old 07-23-2005, 08:22 PM   #58
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Celebrate, Richard! If I could only get my Max to try, again. Best wishes to all of you who are taking control ~G
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Old 07-23-2005, 08:58 PM   #59
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I have just read this thread for the first time, tonight. July 23, 2005.
I have just put out my last cigarette RIGHT now.
I went to www.quitmeter.com and started my clock.
My parents did not smoke and I did not start until I was 20. I am almost 39 now and I need to stop.
Thanks to all of you, I now have the courage and support to do it.
God bless all of you. Please pray for me!
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Old 07-23-2005, 09:24 PM   #60
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pattersontooI have just read this thread for the first time, tonight. July 23, 2005.
I have just put out my last cigarette RIGHT now.
I went to www.quitmeter.com and started my clock.
My parents did not smoke and I did not start until I was 20. I am almost 39 now and I need to stop.
Thanks to all of you, I now have the courage and support to do it.
God bless all of you. Please pray for me!
I'm on my 10th week.. started at 17, now currently 30. I realized for me that it was a change of behavior - a change in how I manage my stress, not the chemical addiction that controlled me.

I am further reinforced due to the fact that a person in my office this week will have a biopsy done this coming monday to find out if he has cancer... He's been smoking 1-2 packs a day for over 25 years, and is only 44ish.

Good Luck! Be strong!

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Old 07-23-2005, 09:34 PM   #61
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1 week, 4 days, 3 hours and 43 seconds ...

since I smoked my last cigar ... a Bolivar from Havana.
Clarification: I didn't mean that it was my last cigar ... just the last time I had one.

Congrats to all of you who have quit the cigarettes.
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Old 07-23-2005, 11:19 PM   #62
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Congrats to all who quit and to who are trying to quit. I quit June 1st last year at about 12 noon ........ thats when I had a slight heart attack and the Doctor told me what smoking was doing to me, scared the hell out of me. I had tried to quit many times since I started with no luck, but what he said really did a number on me. I lost all desire to smoke and quit with out even giving it a second thought. I feel so much better this year, and the heart is good again too.

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Old 07-24-2005, 09:07 AM   #63
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It will get easier! If you get the urge just remember you are an addict.
For me the realisation that something was controling me was enough to find the strenth to quit.
If you take just one puff you will have to start all over again.

Not another puff ever.


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I have just read this thread for the first time, tonight. July 23, 2005.
I have just put out my last cigarette RIGHT now.
I went to www.quitmeter.com and started my clock.
My parents did not smoke and I did not start until I was 20. I am almost 39 now and I need to stop.
Thanks to all of you, I now have the courage and support to do it.
God bless all of you. Please pray for me!
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Old 07-24-2005, 09:56 AM   #64
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Way to go Lou. That's the spirit.

I started smoking in high school and quit 9 years ago last February. I never thought of myself as a smoker but was smoking over a pack a day. Realized as a non-smoker, i had been smoking over half my life.

Decided I was going to quit and asked myself every morning if today was the day. Took two months but on Valentine's Day morning, I decided the time was right. Was with some old friends a couple of months later and when they all lit up I asked for one too. Thought I was going to die from that first puff. That sealed the deal. Never regretted it and haven't looked back.

Now I'll have a fine cigar when I'm out camping now and then. Had a Cohiba just the other night sitting on the porch while on a fishing trip to Spruce Creek in PA. Man, that was heaven!!

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Old 07-24-2005, 10:37 AM   #65
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You were born a non-smoker. Be one again. There is no such thing as stopping, just starting over and over again. Sometimes within minutes, sometimes years. When you accept your nature as a non smoker then you don't have to stop because you will stop starting. It really is a head thing. Smokers have a lot more trouble stopping than non smokers do not starting. Those born to smoking mothers have the least chance of being non smokers as they were born smokers.
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Old 07-24-2005, 12:18 PM   #66
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On June 21, 1975 I gave myself a new pair of lungs and new hope for my future for my 30th. birthday. That's 30 years ago now.
Don't kid yourself or underestimate the power of this insideous thing called nicotene. 30 years later, after a good meal, I'd still like a cigarette, the point being that if you beleive that you'll ever be SAFE from this craving entirely, you are setting yourself up for failure. In fact, I believe that when the history books are written, people will find it inconcievable that we actually took our hard earned moneyand went out and purchased some weed (tobacco) rolled up in paper, lit it on fire and sucked it into our bodies.
Just don't do that anymore!
GOD bless
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Old 07-24-2005, 12:54 PM   #67
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Actually my natural contrariness in junior high at the local ice cream parlor hangout across from school set my lifetime resolve. Everybody smoked so I didn't.
That's part of why I never started. My mom smoked for years, then finally quit. Everything smelled SO much better.

I heard a saying while I was in high school,
"Kissing a smoker is like licking a dirty ashtray." That image did it for me!

Congrats to all of you who are recovering. Don't get discouraged, some people take one try, some take 14, but persist and if you fall off the wagon, get RIGHT back on, the longer you take it up again, the harder it is to stop.

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It's been four years this month for me. I have felt so much better and I don't even think about smoking anymore. When I am around smoking it smells awful and I know I used to smell like that. Good luck to all who quit.

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Old 08-12-2005, 11:09 PM   #69
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41 weeks, 5 days, 3 hours, 9 minutes, 33 seconds I never took another puff since I quit.
How is everyone else doing?
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Old 08-13-2005, 12:18 AM   #70
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Just wrapping up my 13th week...Feels fine. Cravings still there, but no biggie.


Guy in my office just got diagnoced with cancer (not lung) but is a smoker...

Now all the smokers in the office are on the bandwagon too...
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