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Old 03-08-2014, 02:38 AM   #21
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It f---ing sucks. Today is day 8 and for whatever reason it's the hardest day yet. I keep telling myself that tomorrow can be day 9 or it can be day 1 and so far I'm not willing to let go of over a week without cigarettes, but damnit this sucks. I don't like to lose and if I did give in I'd feel like a failure but f********ck I'm looking forward to not feeling like this anymore. 20 years is hard to let go of in a little over a week.
I quit for 2 hours one time lol....during that 2 hours I was hunting a store. True story it hard as hell to quit man my two boys stay on my case about it.
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:04 AM   #22
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Not clove cigs, cloves.
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:25 AM   #23
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I gave up trying to quit man. The way I see it, if my life is shortened by X amount of days that's fine with me. At least I'm gonna be happy and live it the way I damn well want to. Hope it works out for ya Rick.
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:10 AM   #24
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Good luck!! I quit about 7 years ago. I used the patch and it really helped fight the cravings. It's always with you though. There are times even today that I think wish I had a smoke right now. Stick with it, everyday is a victory!!
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:13 AM   #25
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I find it very hard to quit so much respect to everybody who has quit. My dad quit after 30 years if smoking. I guess when the Dr. come in and tells you that you have cancer you would too. He beat the cancer and hasn't smoked in 4 years.
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Good luck. Hang in there. And if you ever need to vent, you can always cuss me out
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:26 AM   #27
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I quit cold turkey in 1982. Yes, it was terribly hard at times but once I made up my mind that I would never put another cigarette in my mouth, I just kept telling myself that it would be worth it and today I have to say it was. My dad died with emphysema and a more cruel death I cannot imagine. Keep it up, you won't regret it.
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:27 AM   #28
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I had quit one time for about 2 years and then got so irritated at work that I chain smoked 5 cigarettes. Smoked for another 2 years or so. My cigarette company actually helped me quit. I helped my dad move and my step mom bought me a back of cigarettes. It was right when camel lights were rebranded. She bought me some camel something lights and they were nasty. Smoked one and threw the pack away and since then I have had 2 cigarettes in almost 6 years. I also think the 2 week was the hardest. The first 3 or 4 days was hard because of the nicotine but the 2 week was the hand habit
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:34 AM   #29
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I'm pullin for ya man. I'm on the e-cig now and figured I would cut back from there. We'll see how it goes. Some say you have to just quit all together and some say it works. Good Luck buddy!!
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:17 AM   #30
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Keep it up!

Here is a good article
http://healthland.time.com/2009/08/2...-quit-smoking/

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Old 03-08-2014, 11:59 AM   #31
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Stick with it. I know how hard it is I quit for good January 1, 2000. This time I used the prescription Zyban. Had some of the side effects and had to cut the dose in half, but the cravings were not there after 7 days of taking it and smoking, then stopping on New Years Day 2000 (ahem no Carolina Bowl game that year. We all remember 1999).
Today it should be easier socially than it was years ago since the habit is not acceptable like it was. It will be hard for young people to fathom, but back in the 70's you could smoke in class at Carolina if the Professor allowed it. Had a Tu-Thursday hour and a half class in one of the basement tiered classrooms in the "old" BA building. My buddy and I used to make sure we had a full pack between us and an ashtray. Russell House as well I think. For sure at the student bar in there. How can you drink and not have one?
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:58 PM   #32
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:26 PM   #33
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It f---ing sucks. Today is day 8 and for whatever reason it's the hardest day yet. I keep telling myself that tomorrow can be day 9 or it can be day 1 and so far I'm not willing to let go of over a week without cigarettes, but damnit this sucks. I don't like to lose and if I did give in I'd feel like a failure but f********ck I'm looking forward to not feeling like this anymore. 20 years is hard to let go of in a little over a week.
I did it cold turkey. Remember, after 24 hours it is psychological. You already have it beat.
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:20 PM   #34
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:42 PM   #35
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I hear it's tougher to kick than heroin or doughnuts, hang in there, man!
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Hang in their buddy! It's no walk in the park from what I hear, but your body will start to heal immediately.
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:47 PM   #37
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Yeah, I quit smoking after 5 years of it. I was in my first year of law school. Dunno how the hell I pulled it off but the lovely lady who would become my wife would never have given me the time of day when we met because I smoked. Funny enough, the version of me quitting smoking almost lost her too because I was such an unholy butthole from withdrawals. It all worked out for the best, though!!

I'm rooting for you, buddy-roh!! It's so, so, so worth it and you can do it, no doubt.
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Been 3 months with no nicotine and brother it still bothers me.
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Yep, it's tough. Run up and down a flight of stairs when you get the urge. Trust me, it works for various reasons
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