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This is What 2 Weeks of Not Smoking Looks Like.

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posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 10:25 AM
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originally posted by: Morningglory
a reply to: jude11

What a coinkydink, it will be two weeks for me this monday. I wish us all the best.

I thought about vaping but decided to go cold turkey. During the first week tootsie roll pops helped a lot especially when driving.

Quitting isn't something I thought I'd ever do. I tried a couple times before and two weeks was the longest. It was total hell, I was prone to cheating/climbing the walls etc.

This time feels very different. I haven't cheated once. When I think about it I chase those thoughts away and get busy. In fact I'm painting several rooms/shampooing carpets to get rid of the smoke.

I'm so determined to do this. Rewarding yourself with silver is a great incentive. After I'm done painting, we're getting new furniture.

My hubby never smoked but he's very supportive. So far the only side effect has been a twitching eye. I'm replacing the bad habit with good ones. After meals instead of smoking, I go for a walk or clean, listening to music helps too. Sometimes I just go outside and breathe the country air. I figure anything's better than smoking.

Getting my head in the right place first helped with the anxiety/withdrawal. For the first time not smoking feels like a worthy reward instead of a dreaded punishment.


Personally, I've never gone more than 24 hours and here I am over 2 weeks now. That's how I know that I've finally beaten it.

For me it's been Popsicles and vaping.


Jude




posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:29 AM
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a reply to: jude11

Congrats! Wife and I quit Nov 2, 2014 cold turkey switch to vaping. Cigs down the street from me are $11.75/pack (i live in Cook County, aka the Taxation Capital of the US.) We only had to drive about 2 miles to escape to the next county and usually only pay $5.50/pack - which was funny considering the difference in tax was never that high. Stores tended to increase the price double whatever the tax increase was each time.

For us, monetary savings was more of a nice secondary symptom of quitting. We were both sick of the smell, cardio vascular damage, and didn't want our children to grow up with smoker parents. No intention of quitting vaping. We both enjoy it and have no reservations about vaping.

Just do it!



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 09:30 AM
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a reply to: WhiteHat




I tried Champix a while ago but the dreams crept the hell out me so I stopped it after only few days.


OMG, How can they even keep that crap legal? My brain almost exploded one night on that crap. Take every cartoon you have watched on TV in your life, put them on tape, now fast forward the tape. That was what my mind was doing when I was trying to get sleep. Thank God is wasn't porn lol.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 09:43 AM
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a reply to: jude11

Fun things like this will become a realistic goal to save money for when I succeeded to quit smoking..



Watching this picture each morning should motivate me to keep my paws away from cigarettes.




posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 11:37 AM
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Keep it up dude. Personally its 2 month and 2 weeks for me cold turkey. I feel great and tranquil too. Keep it up.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 03:43 PM
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We were spending anywhere from $900 t0 $1100 per Month on cigarettes.


Damn at those prices I would have to quit too.

I spend around $200.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: jude11

It's been coming a long while. Between Biigs' thread and yours, I had my last cigarette yesterday and am switching between no-nic vape and an e-cig today.

Right now, my throat and lungs are telling my brain to GTFO and let them enjoy a real smoke.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 11:00 PM
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Good for you and your wife Jude!

I quit smoking on June 22nd this year.

After 40 + years for me I knew it was time to quit.

My wife had quit about a year and a half ago and took up vaping also.

I picked up a box mod and a Kangar tank and have not had a cig since.

I can't even describe how good my lungs feel every day now....

My taste buds are dancing for joy also..

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posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 11:16 PM
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My hat is off to you. I quit once and it felt amazing. Then I got a job working at a retail store and was kinda tugged back into by the secondhand smoke from my co-workers. I wish we all had the determination you had, things would get done without a second thought.



posted on Sep, 8 2015 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: whyamIhere

Haha, thats a good one!



posted on Sep, 8 2015 @ 08:57 PM
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a reply to: VonDutch

congrats to all the former smokers!!!

for those thinking about quitting I read about a way to quit....2 months before , every time you go to smoke a cig, you tell yourself I am quitting (insert date 2 months away) when you finally get to that date, you have programmed in your head to stop on that date!!!


I had a relative with a unique way to quit...every time she wanted a smoke she would pull out the pack and yell at it "who's the boss? I am the boss!!" it worked she hasn't smoked in 20 years!.

but, hey whatever works!

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posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: jude11

CONGRATULATIONS!! it's one of the hardest habits to break and takes unknown willpower to stop for good.your lucky you had the both of you to support each other.people that have never smoked don't know just how hard it is...cravings can go on for years but just remember when one comes on it will pass...find something to occupy your time.
I used to live close to Canada if I remember correctly they used to be cheaper in Canada than in the States? they're under 5 here where I live.



posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 10:18 AM
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originally posted by: DarkerJackal
My hat is off to you. I quit once and it felt amazing. Then I got a job working at a retail store and was kinda tugged back into by the secondhand smoke from my co-workers. I wish we all had the determination you had, things would get done without a second thought.

my daughter started smoking a few years ago but what she does and I haven't a clue how, she'll smoke for about a week maybe three or four cigs a day then quit for another 6 months to a year then starts again...I've never known anyone who could smoke this way. she says she doesn't get cravings and just decides to not smoke... I find this really odd and wouldn't believe it if I didn't see it myself.



posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 11:15 AM
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a reply to: jude11

Great job! Congratulations!! To the both of you!!
Don't ever turn back, it's a great feeling to be free of such a leash! I'm about two years quit myself. Just remember when the craving strikes, if you do cave in, it's never as good and not worth it. I have smoked three cigarettes in the last year just to calm a stressful moment or to fill a craving that followed me for two months. Each and every time it felt horrible and tasted terrible.

It only gets easier from here!



posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: TWILITE22

Some people are more easily addicted than others. And situations could also be a part of the equation, at least from my experience.



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