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Since: 2.1.02
From: Whitby, Ontario, Canada

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So I quit smoking today after 25 years of doing it... Really going to try and make it stick this time. Have done it before, but I always seem to slip. One slip leads to a slide which ends up leading to a total collapse.

Any others here quit?? How did you handle it? I am doing it cold turkey. I set this date over a month ago, so there was lots of lead time to get ready...

I am using a web site for support. My wife has agreed to always be available to take my calls for the next month or so, even when at work. She is my best support group, so I need her to be available...

There's a World Container with your name on it, and a billion ways to go bezerk!!
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Since: 18.3.02
From: Hartland, WI

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Good Luck! I quit 7 1/2 years ago, cold turkey, and it was one of the hardest things I've ever done.

I don't have any easy advice for you. Try to change up your habits a little, mess up your daily routine. The hardest parts for me were the "routine" smokes that I would have. So...I'd skip breakfast, or eat it later. Right after dinner, I'd find something to do (rather than going outside for a smoke), like playing solitaire.

Just little things to try and break the routine/habit.

You might consider excercise as a healthy alternative, because I did get the quitter's weight gain (that's this years resolution).

Just try to stick with it, and if you do back slide, go cold turkey again. Don't let yourself rationalize it back into a full blown habit.

Good luck again!

Since: 28.1.02
From: Louisville, KY

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18 years ago for me - cold turkey as well, new years' resolution.

After a week, I was good. I just made a decision and stuck with it and all my buds knew, so no one would lend me a smoke - but I don't think I even asked.

Lunchtime... was tough.
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.

Since: 2.1.02

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I went a year, but I like to drink and when I drink I smoke. It's funny how disgusting other smokers will smell to you after a few weeks though.

Since: 20.6.02

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When I quit smoking, I took up an alternative: coffee and chewing gum.

How are you doing it? the patch? the gum? the (cold) turkey?

I've seen TWO movies so far this year: Because I Said So - (3*); Borat - (5*)

Since: 2.1.02
From: Whitby, Ontario, Canada

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OK, well it's day 4 now... Feeling pretty good, although I can't wait for the light-headedness to go away. Kind of like feeling spaced out all-the-time...

As for alternatives, I have a few... Sunflower seeds and gum are the most used right now.

One guy at the curling club asked me yesterday. Told him I quit, to which he responded "No one likes a quitter...".
My Mom was sitting with me, else I might have said something a little more rude back...

There's a World Container with your name on it, and a billion ways to go bezerk!!

Since: 21.11.02
From: Williston Park, NY

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I quit almost 9 years ago. My wife ws pregnant with our first child and hse quit shortly after finding out. I smoked outside the apartment for a couple of months after she quit be decided it would be best for all of us (you, me and baby makes three) if I quit too. I knew if I did not my wife would start smoking again when she gave birth.

Food was my substitute. And since my wife was pregnant, it made it all the worse. I gained a ton of weight and it took a while to get it off. It was worht it though as my sense of smell is back after many years of no sense of smell. I also can walk upa flight of stairs without getting winded.

Do whatever it is you can do to quit. After I gained weight, I became obsessed with losing it and the gym was my friend. There is no LEGAL vice worse than smoking.

Do you think God knew what He was doing when He created woman? Huh? No shit. I really wanna know. Or do you think it was another one of His minor mistakes like tidal waves, earthquakes, FLOODS? You think women are like that? S'matter? You don't think God makes mistakes? Of course He does. We ALL make mistakes. Of course, when WE make mistakes they call it evil. When GOD makes mistakes, they call it... nature. So whaddya think? Women... a mistake... or DID HE DO IT TO US ON PURPOSE?
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Since: 6.1.02
From: Brooklyn, NY

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I also went cold turkey about 7 years ago. When it comes down to it, itīs really easy to NOT do something. You have total control over whether or not to smoke again.

Donīt worry about anything else for a while - gaining weight or not being able to concentrate or whatever. Changing the routine helps also. But mostly remember. Remember all of those "oh-my-God-I-have-kind-of-a-cough-maybe-it's-lung-cancer" moments. Remember having to go outside in -20 degree weather to have a cigarette. Remember what a bitch it was to quit smoking, and what you felt like those first few days. Youīve probably got a lot more examples of your own. Remember all of that if you're ever tempted to pick one up again.

Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe.

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