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My last cigarette...

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posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 07:36 PM
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You can certainly have some hollow internet support from me


I gave up some years ago because my dentist explained how bad cigarettes were for my teeth and gums. I'd gone to him in a lot of pain so I had a real incentive to give up.

It was easy, too. I stopped and that was it.

Prior to that I sort of wanted to stop, I'd certainly cut down a lot, but I was worried that I wouldn't be able to cope with my very over-bearing and demanding boss without a cigarette to calm my nerves.

Well, my nerves were stronger than I thought they were and I had no problems coping after all.

Give yourself a chance - you'll be stronger than you think




posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 07:45 PM
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Thanks a lot everyone for your comments! Now it is time for me to leave work. The bus ride home is going to be tough, lots of gas stations next to the bus stops.

But I will stay strong!



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 09:40 PM
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Originally posted by Openeye
My brother who is a few years older than I quit a while ago but even he breaks down every now and then and has one or two after a couple of drinks.


That's an old killer. Alcohol.

A friend I know who quit years ago said you also need to break the alcohol/cigarette addiction too if you plan on continuing drinking.

He recommended having a drink in the shower (using a plastic cup) just before bed. According to him, having a drink in the shower confuses the brain, because you cannot realistically smoke, and programmes the brain to accept alcohol without cigarettes. Then go to bed ASAP and finish your day without a smoke.

Worked for him (drinks like a fish still) but everyone's different.



posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 05:18 AM
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Well. here's some incentive....some StealthyKat "tough love"
Now that you have told us all. you have to report on your progress each day or we will never answer your posts again **said with hands on hips and stare of doom**..... Just joking.....but.....am I?



posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 04:51 PM
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Well so far 24 hours without a cig going pretty good, no bad withdrawal so far today. Last night had a killer migraine, but has faded now.



posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 05:56 PM
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I quit smoking almost 5 months ago using this forum

forums.about.com...

Have a look at it at least, it may help you.

Good luck with your quit! Just remember if you really want to quit you will!! Oh and keeping a positive attitude will help you to stay strong and not slip up. If you do end up slipping up don't let it turn into a full relapse just jump right back into your quit.



posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 06:52 PM
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You know, I just thought of another idea occur to me which might help.....think of something you REALLY want. Some kind of luxury item you have denied yourself. Then take all the money you save from quitting smoking, and buy it for yourself! However much money you spent per day on cigs, put it in a jar....and save it for 6 months. Then reward yourself by taking that money and buying yourself that thing you always wanted!

ETA: Good work so far....YOU CAN DO IT!
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posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 12:00 AM
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I smoked for 38 years. Loved it! Let me tell you, you never really quit. You will always be just one or two cigarettes away from starting again. I haven't smoked for three years, but still take a puff now an again, never a whole one. Nicotine is more addictive than Heroin, and it's completely legal. Yeah, that make sense.



posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 02:02 PM
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Happy new year ATS! So far 48 hours without a cig. Cravings haven't been that bad. Almost bought a pack out of instinct at the store today but I caught myself



posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 06:31 PM
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Happy New Year to you too and great job so far!!!

48 Hours is an accomplishment! Keep it up!

We are paying attention!
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posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 03:39 PM
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72 hours!! I have to say this is slightly easier than expected, I have never been this comfortable after stopping. It almost seems...too easy



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 03:53 PM
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What's the big deal? Quitting smoking is easy. I've quit dozens of times!

Seriously, congratulations on your decision to quit smoking. It`s not an easy one to make. Cigarettes really can become part of one`s day. They can consume you, not to mention the fact that they are addictive, unhealthy and expensive.

Over the past five or six years, like I mentioned, I`ve quit smoking many, many times. Sometimes for as long as six months....sometimes for just a few days. The real trick to quitting is "don't give up quitting". (yeah, I know, that's a pretty awkward statement).

Just don't quit trying to quit. You'll make it!



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 04:55 PM
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Wooo Hooo....I'm watching hehe....keep up the good work...and if you slip, get right back up!



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 05:32 PM
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I'm looking forward to the one week report. :-)

I wish you and your family a Happy New Year.



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:32 PM
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So I'm at my first day of work since I quit. Little tough but still going strong! My old smoking buddy at work was surprised I quit, hes kinda depressed now because he has no one else to smoke with



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 03:23 PM
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Most people I know who actually quit successfully did it either cold turkey, or with the patch.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 06:51 PM
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Alright ATS after one week I am still smoke free and loving it!!!!



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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Well done. I knew you could do it.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 07:28 PM
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Right on !! We're the cravings as bad as you thought they would be ? Remember to be ever vigilant , smoking is a hard habit to break and even if you do relapse get back on the horse right away !! It's always great to hear a success story !! Keep up the good work !!



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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I am SO proud of you! Keep up the good work!



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