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Old 06-26-2012, 09:21 AM   #15
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My father quit smoking late in life and from that day forward he became progressively younger. I was amazed how much younger he would look every time I would see him. He lived to be 92 years old.

Bless you and my best wishes for your success.

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Old 06-26-2012, 09:45 AM   #16
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Thank you all very much for the encouragement. I survived the drive in to work without lighting up, now its time to get through the working day.

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Old 06-26-2012, 05:54 PM   #17
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Good luck to you! I gave up cigerettes 9 years ago after my first grandchild was born. It is worth the discomfort you will go through for a few weeks. The cravings will subside as time goes on. I wish I could tell you, you will never want another one, but I find every now and again I would love a smoke. It is easier to resist tho. Now if my DH would quit I would be a real happy camper. Keep us posted.
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:57 PM   #18
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Best of luck to you! Quitting was the hardest thing I've ever done...still is at times (after 8 years)!
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:45 PM   #19
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Never ever "quit ,quiting "
I stopped in 1992 .....
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:08 PM   #20
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I found cravings like an ocean wave on shore. During the storm the waves were high and strong, as the storm abated, the waves got smaller and eventually a calm pond formed. Sure glad to get thru those cravings. That was many years ago and I have no desire to restart the storm again.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:23 AM   #21
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:34 AM   #22
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When I discovered my then 12 year old daughter was stealing cigarettes from my purse, I realized if I didn't have them to steal.... I quit in 3 days. Every time I had the urge, I would either, go outside and smell the fresh air, or relight a cigarette I kept for this purpose. I would light it, take one drag, then butt it out, carefully. I alternated that way until the third day when that lit and relit butt tasted awful and the fresh air was wonderful. That was over 30 years ago.

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Old 06-28-2012, 10:37 AM   #23
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I quit in 1998...I watched my Dad go from 220 pounds to 68 pounds when they buried him . He died of Lung Cancer and Liver Cancer. I had several Aunts and Uncles that also died of cancer.
Who would of thought that now after not smoking for as many years as I did that when somebody that smokes walks by I can smell the stench on them.
Wow I wonder if all people that smoke smell like that.

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So, I made a decision that today was my last day as a smoker. I'm 38, blessed with a supportative family, and it is just time. Got to have money for the RV plans!
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:42 AM   #24
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Quiting is easy, I did it several times, but three years ago was the last time I quit for good. I used Chantix and it really helped me through it. And the bright colored dreams were really great while I was on the Chantix. A lot of folks I know that quit and still do not smoke used Chantix, not one of them went back. Cold Turkey is really hard, good luck. What makes it even better is your blood work and physical well being after a few months of a smoke free body. One thing that I've noticed since I quit is how bad a smoker smells as you cross paths. I often think, did I stink like that??
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:14 AM   #25
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In 28 years of health care, I've seen heart attacks, cancer, COPD rob people of their family frends and lifestyle because of smoking. Most recent is my brother who used to coment and chuckle " you have to die of something!" Now after being mamed by a stroke and deprived of any ability to function, it's not so funny. Quit! You can do it!
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Every time I would get into some sort of a high stress situation ten years after quitting my lungs would itch for a smoke. After perhaps 15 years the itch finally stopped.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:18 PM   #27
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I quit in 1983 at 38 years old. Looked at the price and said enough is enough. Have not touched one since. It may be touugh for you, but well worth it. Best of luck to you and as was said above, NEVER QUIT QUITING.
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If it's any help, the little voice in your head that says "need a smoke" every three minutes will eventually lengthen out to once an hour, then once a day, week , month, year. It took a long while before that little voice finally shut up, but it was worth it.
I quit September 1st, 1980, cold turkey. It was one of the most difficult things I've ever done, but it was also one of the things in my life of which I am most proud. GO FORTH AND CONQUER!

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