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posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:03 PM
I am on day 7 of being smoke free and had been smoking for 17 years at about 1 pack a day. Quit cold turkey. No patches or gum, no meds either.

To the point:

These images should be plastered on every pack of cigarettes or any other form of tobacco. The OP has it right, smokers tend to ignore what they are doing to themselves until serious health problems begin. People who chose to smoke will continue to do so either way, but there are many who really do want to quit but need all the help and motivation they can get.

Even as i sit here typing, i am craving a cigarette although i am going to force myself not to do it.

Want a good tip to quit smoking?

Take the images in your OP and make it the desktop image for your computer.

posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:03 PM
I quit in January. New years day to be exact.
I felt better almost immediatly. No more hacking for 15 minutes every morning when I get up.
An article I just read on chemical dependancy says I will be fighting this battle for the rest of my life.
I did not use any patches or gum or anything just stopped. Sometimes the cravings are enormous and I just have to really work to get through. Most days though I seldom think about them and I work with all smokers and am allowed to smoke in the workplace.

posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:05 PM

Originally posted by lacrimosa
reply to post by jude11

why would you post such a thread?
ive gotten quite good at ignoring pics on tobacco packets.i dont want to see those pics on my favourite interweb page.
science still hasnt proven any link between smoking and illness, so i want some hoax tags.

I guess that would depend on which scientists we are talking about. The ones paid by Govt.? Corporations? Yeah, they all agree there is no correlation. But then we have the Surgeon General...hmmm.

And of course there are those that have stated emphatically that they do cause cancer. Many doctors as well.

Who can we believe?

Your guess is as good as mine.


posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:08 PM
reply to post by karen61057

I felt better almost immediatly. No more hacking for 15 minutes every morning when I get up. An article I just read on chemical dependancy says I will be fighting this battle for the rest of my life.

I felt much better after 3 days breathing wise. No hacking in the morning or being loaded with mucus...i can actually breathe out of my nose.

The cravings however are incredibly tough to deal with and were very difficult at 3-4 days as the nicotine was completely out of my system. Been chewing on tic tacs and trident gum. Cheaper than wasting 6 dollars on a pack of smokes each day that I can't afford in the first place.

Hope you can stick with it and best of luck staying smoke free.

posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:09 PM
reply to post by jude11

And of course there are those that have stated emphatically that they do cause cancer. Many doctors as well.

I know of NO doctors who say that smoking does NOT cause cancer. Anyone who believes this is some gigantic conspiracy is a fool.

posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:11 PM
There's only one thing in life that has a 100% mortality rate and that's being born. All of us walking the Earth today have failed miserably at avoiding that right from the start, so I say live life the way you like and when you die from whatever it was that killed you, at least you enjoyed yourself while it lasted.
But if you have loved ones, your decisions and lifestyle choices don't just affect you.

I have kids and am getting older, so I choose now to change the way I feel by changing what I put in my body and it worked and now I feel better. I personally hated smoking at the end, what it was doing to me and how much my kids hated seeing me do it, so that's why I chose to quit. Most of my partying 20s, I loved it and woudln't have gave it up for anything or any one.

posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:11 PM
reply to post by Frankenchrist

I lost my Mother to emphesema so yes I know someone who died from smoking. She couldnt give them up. She smoked even after she had to use a nebulizer to keep her lungs open,. She tried but they had her hooked. I was so afraid that I would not be able to quit but my Dad used to smoke and he just walked away from them one day back in the 60's and he's never lit up again. He is 84 years old.
So I have a Mother who was a slave to her addictions and a Father with the strength to overcome them. He also gave up a hugh icecream habit when the doctor told him he had sugar in his blood. So far I have been able to resist but it's only been 3 and a half months. . I am hoping I have Daddy's constitution and not Mommies.

posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:12 PM

Originally posted by ArrowsNV
And that is why I switched to using an Electronic cigarette...

I know this is going to sound ridiculous, but I've tried three different kinds and they're so harsh! Plus, I just can't get enough nictine out of them.

posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:18 PM

Originally posted by Frankenchrist
Yes. I wanna light up right now.

I really do.
I cant though, Im at work.

Lunch ends at 12:30. I suck down three smokes but it only gets me to 2:00. Then I climb the walls till 3:30. It's hell everyday!

Let me ask you this.
Do you actually know anyone that has died because of smoking?
I have not. But I know plenty, lots and lots, that have died of cancer.
but not because they smoked. Cancer IMO is gonna get you if you like it or not.
Whers my ciggy!!!!

Heart disease, yeah, but when people smoke 2 packs a day for 40-50 years without getting cancer, one has to wonder. I agree about cancer getting you. If you live in a smokestack and don't have the cancer gene, you're not going to get it. But, if you live at the north pole and never even light a fire, if you have the cancer gene, you're in trouble. IMO

posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:20 PM
reply to post by Romekje

Yeah I used to say crap like that too. Then I started to cough violently every morning and could not run for any lenght of time. Then I started to cough all the time.
I still cough sometimes but honestly its way way less and my lungs do feel the difference. I loved smoking. I really did. I had to spend 6 months getting ready to quit before I finally did.
Just thinking about quitting used to make me feel fearful and anxious. I couldnt understand the feeling but it came on hard when ever I thought about quitting. I used to get panicky if I only had a few cigarettes left and no way to get to the store. I obsessed about them if I only had a few or thought I would run out before I could get more. Not having a lighter or matches was also cause for a panic attack.
But here I am now cigarette free for over 100 days already. I used to panic thinking about going a few hours without a smoke.
One day at a time.... Thats the answer to anyone who asks how. Sometimes its one hour at a time....

posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:22 PM
I was stupid and in denial about it for thirty five years. I only quit a few years ago but retain a slight benefit or reward if you like. Emphyzema.

Thats how I will eventually go. Shortness of breath. Smokers, do this. Breathe in and hold it. Now let out 10% of your air and breathe in again.


posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:28 PM

Originally posted by guavas
reply to post by jude11

Ugh, I don't really like posting in smoking threads..but there are a few things that irk me about the subject.

First, why don't we show the stumps of amputees who've lost limbs from self-induced diabetes, to show the danger of a high-sugar intake diet?

Second, the government taxes the hell out of cigarettes and gives some of it to cancer research - the very same people who tell us to quit.

What would happen if every non-smoker got their wish and every smoker just up and quit tomorrow?

Thirdly, we love to cherry-pick why America is so great and what made it so great, and tobacco played a colossal role in our great nation's past - that's always ignored.

I agree, it's bad for you - very bad, but the problem again, is modernization. Human beings have been smoking tobacco for THOUSANDS of years...the problem is that were living longer, and they're adding chemicals to the tobacco to make them more addictive. If we could get our hands on tobacco the way we did before the industry was hijacked by chemicals, I'd be willing to bet we could put a huge dent in cancer.

This is entirely my opinion.

Yes the days when the tobacco grew right up to the roads in southern America has been forgotten. Its true, tobacco was our nations cash crop before cotton and everyone grew it. Yards were filled with it. They didnt have flower gardens, they grew food and they grew tobacco. And sent most of it to Europe. ( evil us's)

posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:30 PM
reply to post by deadfox223

Or you dont have to look. Makes you uncomfortable doesnt it ?

posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:32 PM
reply to post by jiggerj

depends on what you are getting.......if you are getting the electronic ones from convenience stores probably not....

If you go with something like the EgoT or a different kind of mod where you add your own juice, you don thave that problem...

you can get nicotine content with juices that are beyond the nicotine content of cigs......

posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:33 PM
reply to post by jude11

Very Graphic thank you from this smoker. Now can you show me a picture of a mutilated person killed in a car by a drunk driver? How about some really fat kids on a candy bar wrapper? Im sick of being picked on for smoking. As much money as I pay in taxes on a pack of ciggarettes, I would think other citizens would respect my contribution to society and back the heck off.

posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:35 PM

Originally posted by thebtheb
Cigarettes take WAY too much of the brunt of the whole cancer thing. First off, about 15 years ago, they identified that most of the cancer causing effect of cigarettes came from the additives companies put IN the cigs, particularly one, which was taken out. Since then, sorry - anti smokers - cancer from cigarettes has gone down.

No, I'm not saying cigs aren't bad for you, but there are SOOOOO many things out there that cause cancer and are bad for you, it is ludicrous that cigarettes get labeled the worst. Here in Toronto Canada, the statistics are like this: each year, about 1050 people die from tobacco related causes. And each year, about 960 die from smog related causes. If you think the general air in any major city isn't poisoning you and causing cancer, well, you'd be....wrong.

Cosmetics is a whole other pandora's box. Most cosmetics are hilariously toxic with carcinogens - yes, the stuff you wash your hair with, creams you put on your skin, components of these things are found IN tumours.

And let's not forget the biggest elephant in the room - the food people eat! Why does almost no one know that sugar feeds cancer cells, feeds bad bacteria, feeds viruses? And it's in EVERYTHING and people eat LOTS of it. MSG, additive, pesticides, myriad of chemicals in most stuff from the supermarket. The amount of cancer causing stuff in food is GIGANTIC. And let me tell you - your body will dispose of something smoked a LOT faster than it will of something eaten.

So let me remind everyone that smoking is ONE thing, one thing our of dozens of other things that people do wrong that's bad for their health. Most people probably wouldn't get cancer from smoking if they were healthy to begin with, so quitting smoking might not help everyone that much if they don't clean the rest of their lives up.

Oh and exercise - prevents ALL forms of cancer. Another reason I scoff at the non-smokers who assume they're healthier than I am when they can barely climb a flight of stairs as they chew on a chocolate bar and eat their MSG soup, and go to the doctor for their meds, while I cycle off to the gym to swim, work out and....have a smoke when I'm done!

Because here in the US they've made fat the bad guy. You can eat all the starches and sugars you want but stay away from fat. I used to carb load, low fat every thing. I cut out every bit of fat I could and ate pasta and yogurt and fat free salad dressing on my veggies and I could never keep the weight off. I went up and down and was hungry most of the time.
Now I low carb high fat high protein myself into a size 6 ( I am 55 years old) I am never hungry.
I quit smoking on Jan first and I've lost 21 pounds since then too.

posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:35 PM
It will be interesting to see how the blank packet legislation, (coming) will be set-up. If the government goes ahead with it. It is their legislation, they will be need to be totally responsible for the content of any packet of cigarettes bought over the counter, counterfeit or can see where it is going. My guess is that they will try to make buying a packet of cigarettes a contractual agreement between the manufacturer and the buyer, (not the vendor) and similar to a scratch card, if so, don't ever buy another cigarette and grow your own 'baccy.

That will however, interfere with the great infrastructure of buying and selling that we have today, like going to the shop or mart to buy the stuff ready made, come to think of it, do the same for everything
and no taxes to pay.
edit on 20-4-2012 by smurfy because: Text.

posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:36 PM
reply to post by jude11

Ummmm the surgeon general is government appointed.

posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:36 PM
Look, nicotine is by far the hardest thing I have ever tried to quit in my life, I'm still trying though, and I want to quit (Nah, I'm lying I love somking)

posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 05:37 PM
reply to post by MiddleClassWarrior

To you too. Thank you.
Yes it is amazing how quickly your body will heal itself when the abuse stops. Its smarter than we the decision makers are most of the time.

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