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08-10-2004, 02:33 PM
Hey, guys! Dont think twice, come aboard. Lets do it together.
How are you going thru your second day, Ron?
08-10-2004, 06:30 PM
yesterday was worse than today both I craved a smoke bad both days. I did cheat and had a few puffs here and there yesterday and ended up smoking about 1 1/2 cigarettes. Today I have cheated twice and smoked about 1/2 of a cigarette. I know Cold turkey is the way to do it, but I am making progress.
thanks for caring
08-10-2004, 07:03 PM
Ron - You are right - cold turkey is the only way to quit. When I decided to quit in 1967, aftr smoking 2 packs + (of lucky strike regulars) a day for over 10 years, it was during finals of some masters degree engineering classes I was taking at that time. I kept that in front of my mind - if I could quit during that stressful time, I could keep from going back to smoking. Literally just take it one day and one temptation at a time and you can do it. Just keep saying no until the next temptation and then say it again I haven't touched a cigarette since 1967.
Good luck - you can do it !!!
08-11-2004, 02:25 AM
Very consistent and solid progress, brave soldier.
08-12-2004, 01:16 PM
................... Just keep saying no until the next temptation and then say it again I haven't touched a cigarette since 1967.
Good luck - you can do it !!!
I quit in one day. MGman's advice is solid. Nancy Reagon made that statement when she was asked how to deal with drug abuse ..............
"Just say No".
At first you have to say it out loud...... NO! when the thought of smoking enters your mind. Your body is trained from day one to respond to the word. The thought will soon fade through the stream of consciousness process and you will, very abruptly, lose the urge.
You will have to say NO maybe 20 or 30 times the first day. But you will not smoke. The second day you might say it only ten times and then five. Finally you will only have to think NO to escape. Then it is free sailing to a better feeling away from nasty smells, yellow fingers and stained teeth.
Good Advice from the MGman. :D
08-12-2004, 07:24 PM
I quit 11 years ago after smoking for 35 years...Best thing I ever did with the exception of joining the Marines. Did it cold turkey, The first three days are the hardest...
08-13-2004, 12:43 AM
Posted by wimpy35: "Best thing I ever did with the exception of joining the Marines. Did it cold turkey, The first three days are the hardest..."
Jim - sorry, couldn't resist - Did you mean quiting smokng or joining the marines? :)
08-13-2004, 02:23 AM
I thought the same thing...quitting the marines or the cigarettes. :)
08-13-2004, 05:37 AM
08-13-2004, 08:36 AM
Fear is the only real motovator. Here is my advice. I have burried too many people that smoked and died horrible deaths from bone, lung, throat and stomach cancer.
Go and visit the oncology ward in any hospital. Just walk down the hall, just peer inside the rooms real quick if you can stand the smell death and horrible suffering. That is if some sick hospital worker is not selling the pain drugs on the black market or self medicating.......
There is no such thing as a cure for cancer I have yet to witness a SINGLE case where modern medicine has beaten the death sentence. However I do believe there are natural cures, with a healthy life that can beat it but just go and visit. If you have the guts to do it. Then you will really quit for good.
Nicotine is more addictive than heroin they say so its no easy task.
08-13-2004, 03:51 PM
I'll be quitting after this weekend. Looks like I got a new job today working for the Virtual Reality Visualization Labs at Whirlpool Corp., which is great, but the entire campus grounds are non-smoking. So I figured this is as good a time as any to quit. Besides, I hate craving a cig during long meetings or projects... I end up focusing more on getting nicotine than my work.
8/8/04 it's been 2 years since my last smoke, had quadruple bypass, smoked for 25 years 2 packs a day, and every time i have a couple of beers or a shot or two scotch i still want a smoke,i gained 45 lbs but starting too lose it now, hard thing to beat but you can. good luck!!!!!!
ps i'm 47
08-16-2004, 04:22 AM
Congratulations for your decision to stop, Brian.
08-16-2004, 05:16 AM
A coronary bypass is probably about the best stop smoking aid available today.
08-16-2004, 07:08 AM
Here is Ron having fun while fighting the crave!
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