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Old 10-11-2012, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ditching the cigs..

I'm stoppign the cigs right now. It's been 3 hours since I had one this morning.. and I'm doing well!!! haha.

I'm sick of it.. literally and non-literally.

Here are my main reasons for ditching them in order of most significance.

1. I feel breathless at times
2. I hate the fact that I'm a pussy addict in the first place
3. I'm tired of trying to hide the smell from my students
4. I'm a hypocritical dick for teaching about the dangers of smoking when I do it myself
5. It supresses my appetite too much
6. It would save me money (not much.. but still)
7. I hate how my smoke affects others in the vicinity
8. I don't like littering with my cig butts
9. I'm sick of having ash all over the computer and desk and cleaning ash trays etc.
10. My family hate it

So wish me luck! I will pop back in here from time to time to post the progress. I have a clear image in my mind fo me not smoking anymore. I imagine the cig as a dirty cancer stick now. I can do this.. and so can you if you would like to join me on my recovery!

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Old 10-11-2012, 09:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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good call
cigarettes are fucking gross
i smoked since i was 14 until maybe just a year ago i quit
best decision i've ever made
food tastes better, i can breathe better, i don't run out of breath as easy, my clothes don't stink, i don't feel uncomfortable around attractive women because i reek of smokes.

but i love to smoke weed though, so i just rolled up like 20-30 joints every couple of days and carried them with me every where.

anyways i'm just rambling now, good luck.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I want to be in your position.. I hope to reply to someone else's thread like you in a year!

I forgot about the taste of food! That will be like a bonus. I can't even remember what it tastes like I guess.

I've always toked with tobacco.. I will just pipe it now I guess.

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Old 10-11-2012, 10:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You don't even get that much nicotine from cigs so it's a mind addiction more than physical.

Smokeless tobacco is way more physical. I feel totally wired after 12 hours without chewing.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i shated a hospital room with a dude who had lung cancer. said he waa three pack a day guy
first thing i did when i got out was buy a pack...

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I had 1 1/2 smokes already.. just been cruising around the coast drinking some beers. I wasn't driving though. But mah friend smokes still.. but is giving up tomorrow also. heh

Now at home again.. got no smokes.. and should be fine.

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Old 10-12-2012, 09:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Quitting sucks... but the two month mark is so much easier (and better) than the first two weeks.

I'm at one year and ten months without any cigarettes currently
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I smoked a few puffs on a joint or a hitter or two for the first while, before I went off them completely for 5 years. After which time I started having 1-2 cigs a year. Now I'm down to like a puff a couple times a year.... like literally a drag and no more.

10 years total so far. Good luck bud.
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I'll have a cig like once every two weeks or something. if that.

feels good to be able to have one occasionally without falling back into a habit.





i dont recommend this though
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Well since I made this thread I continued to smoke.. the excuse being I was on holiday. Now I just went through my first day back at work.. smoke free! So since about 20:00 last night till now at 16:00! It is surprisingly easy when you keep busy.. which I am anyway at work. So yeah.. I'm rather pleased. I just need to finish off today and this will be the first day I've gone without cigarettes for almost eight years. (I stopped for a few months back then.. and started smoking about 14 or 15).

The closest I came was after eating lunch and possibly when I got home and sat down to browse the web. But I don't have any smokes.. so temptation is rather easy to avoid. I figure if I get through the rest of the day (which I will) then the rest will just fall into place. 66 days (on average) is apparently how long it takes to form new habits.

Anyway.. respect to those who went before me.. and good luck to those that will after!
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You CAN do it man!! Keep your eyes on the prize and dutch them things.
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my clothes don't stink, i don't feel uncomfortable around attractive women because i reek of smokes.
This it's on the money! I always hated that. Also smoke stinks like super bad .
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:12 AM   #14 (permalink)
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A trip report.. so far.. so good..

Day 1: Mental images popping into the consciousness rather frequently.. more so after changes in situation.. like waking up, finishing food and sitting down to use the computer. Ego tries to maintain habit with a myriad of excuses. I swiftly challenge them before they take/ Maintaining a state of busyness reduces reoccurring thoughts about smoking.



Day 2: Surprisingly easy day. Boosted by the confidence of doing one day out of several years worth of smoking. Kept busy and started to eat more snacks. Went swimming on this evening and did some weights... hoping for a swift recovery so to speak.



Day 3: Not as easy as yesterday.. even though I expected it to be. Morning to evening was pretty fine.. then I had two beers. Literally, every time I had a swig from the bottle the thought of smoking popped up. Two tall necks later and I haven't given in to 'the demands'. Food already tastes better, smells are clearer, I feel I can breath easier and generally feel like I have more energy. Overall, still pleased and dedicated to realising my decision to ditch the cigs.



Notes: One friend at work has stopped at the same time as me.. so that provides encouragement and some support. Another friend said he would stop, but didn't.. however, that still provides encouragement in the sense that he couldn't do it.. and I could. heh

On top of ditching the cigs I've started eating healthier meals and drinks, exercising more and doing Pranayama (controlled breathing) during the time before sleep.



Now: I am undecided between eating this apple.. or using it as a pipe to get high.

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I'm currently cutting down.....said I was going to quit at the end of an ounce I'd purchased a couple of weeks ago-then I found another ounce hidden in my room. So I make excuses...."At the end of this ounce....blah blah"

But I'll agree-drinking, the morning coffee, after a bowl-these are all times that the craving for nicotine makes itself rather present in the mind.

Down to about three roll-ups a day. I can usually smoke a bunch of weed in the days following abstention, and that substitutes rather well-alas-I'm also on a cannabis cessation for job-related drug testing. Smoking the synthetics a couple of times a week, but don't find them to be an adequate cannabis substitute anymore-feels like a different drug entirely at this point.

Good luck, all venturing down this path.
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I'll probably get mouth cancer since I'm always chewing on a wad of tobacco. It will be a slow, painful, and disfiguring death (if I bother with operations), but I don't fuckin care.

The bright side is I won't have to sit in a nursing home when I'm 90 and wear adult diapers while being fed with a spoon.
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I had 6 weeks free of being a smoker on Monday. Previous to that I smoked a pack a day for 10 years+.

How I did it? Well, it started months ago when I made the decision to stop litering. Cig butts were the only thing I still littered, and I felt it wasn't right. This meant 'field striping' cigs when done (rolling out the tobacco the way you loosen a joint that's too tight) and putting the butt in my pocket a lot of the time. This is as gross as it sounds, and you'd be surprised how often there is no garbage can or ash tray around when you start doing this. But I began truly owning my addiction - if I'm gonna do it, I'm not gonna bring suffering on others (or the earth) while I do it, no matter how gross it is.

Well this I Beleive planted the seed to quit. As when you fully own something, it becomes less appealing. I started going to the gym 5 days a week and doing cardio after weights. I had been in the gym awhile, but only 3 days a week max, and no cardio. I realized I couldn't smoke right after the gym because it tastes so gross. I also started to care about my physical Health more. Pretty soon I needed a 2 hour delay after the gym before smoking. One day, after waiting a few hours to smoke, I decided I would try to not smoke at all for the whole day... With prayer & meditation, this was a whole lot easier than I ever thought it would be. I haven't looked back since!!

TLDR; cardio!
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I got drunk last night and had a smoke in a bar. First hit was rather nice.. then I was like.. wtf am I doing!? Temporary relapse over/

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Just think how good that first drag felt like......so good.
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hahaha.. twat.

It was all in my head.

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