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Old 03-22-2014, 04:41 AM   #1
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Smoking..triggers to make you quit

I'm sure theres a million reasons to stop smoking, and all of them are valid, for the habit is really terrible.
My family has been on my *** to stop smoking, and recently, my doctor has been coming down on me because I'm sue to have some back surgery, and the healing process is longer if I keep smoking. In early 2012, I lost my mother to cancer. She never smoked a cigarette in her life. My dad is currently losing the battle against cancer, and he quit years ago, but was a regular smoker. Having all of this information, and battling in my head daily the fact that I need to quit, none of these have worked.
I occasionally go see a friend named Ron in Baton Rouge who is also a music lover, and into the same basic hobbies as I am. His love is in vinyl records, mine is in tube amps, so we tend to educate each other. Ron and I know each other basically from doing small bartering with each other. Petty stuff, not much money is ever exchanged. But we get together, hash over whatever new items he has added to his collection, etc.
I went the other day to his place to see a few pieces of stereo gear, and once again not much money was exchanged, and as usual, we hung out and killed a little time under the carport. Ron had one of his old guitars outside and was playing. Every time I go there, Ron plays some instrument, and I always wish I could play, but I've never learned how. So after the visit was over, I got in my car and off I went. Came home, went and ate and came back home. Didn't stop at the store, and had 2 smokes left in the pack. My tenant stopped by, and she took one from me. This left me with one, which I smoked with her. She left, and no sooner was she gone, my phone rang. It was Ron. This time, Ron wasn't calling to tell me about anything he bought or needed. Ron took on a whole different approach, and instead of being joking and free spirited like he always is when he calls, he was dead serious. I could hear a little bit of intoxication in his voice, but he was still dead serious nonetheless. The conversation started with something like " I'm not trying to preach" and Ron proceeded to all but beg me to stop the smoking. This conversation went on for about 10 - 15 minutes, and ended on a very good note. Ron even offered to teach me to play the guitar to keep my hands busy. The man was dead sincere in his offer and concern.
I have no idea why this triggered me, but after that last smoke was gone from the pack, then Ron calling, I have not bought any smokes, nor have I bummed one from anyone. I do admit I'm using an E-cig to help me get through this, but as far as the withdrawls, they have not been real bad. In fact, I'm truly not craving one. I have no idea why his phone call hit me so hard, but it did. I guess we all have things that push us over the edge so to speak, and that is what did it. I have never been without a cigarette this long. We are now working on about 48 hours. This is a milestone for me, being a pack and a half a day smoker. It may work, or I may get weak and give in. Time will tell, but I'm just glad Ron called me and said what he had on his mind. Now I'm going take a puff of my E-cig and go back to bed.
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I smoked for 25 years, 10 cigs a day, when I drank I'd smoke more. I just quit 12 months ago, on my birthday I got 2 Cat scans, neck & chest, I was diagnosed with throat cancer. Stop if you can so this does not happen to you. Enjoy your pony & guitar, may you live long, I'm 55. Alan
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That's awesome to hear! Congrats on the decision and good luck with sticking to it!
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Yeah, my doctor tells me the same thing.
Funny thing, I, legitimately, quit smoking for about 6 years until the "cigar craze" of the mid nineties hit.
I think that you can do it Olds! It seems like you want to quit it so that goes in your favor.
It's much easier nowadays with all of the "tools" that are available, such as the e-cigs, that you mentioned, and my doctor wrote me a prescription for Chantix.
I fear that I'll have the same problem with the Chantix that I had with the "patch" though... When I rolled them up to smoke them... They just didn't burn very good!

Haha.
Seriously though, the Chantix, if it works, seems like a good deal. It costs about $150 a month, ( about what the typical smoker spends a month on cigarettes) and most people have to take it for 3 months.
Lol. This is when I start to feel more motivated to quit... When I think about the financial upside that there is.
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So far I'm really doing well. Not really craving it or anything, so thats a big plus. Not like I'm miserable or anything.
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I was smoking less than a pack a day for years and was down to about 10 cigs a day, dont smoke in the house or my Mustang and then the 1st of January I got on evapor cigs and that helped alot and now I am half and half. For some reason I just cant totally break the habit..
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Good luck.

Quitting drinking is what allowed me to be able to afford a Mustang as a toy. It's been about 4 years. I still miss it sometimes but have no intent to do it again.

3 addicts with strong music roots (Al, I'm going by your screen name) lets start a class action suit against ITunes........remember sue the ones with $
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Well, I've still had no cigarettes, and frankly, don't want one. I tried a few things this past week.
1) Sat in the hot tub with a smoker friend. A few beers ( which a beer and a cigarette seem to be a perfect match). Smoking went on right by me. I found it stunk. I had no desire to light one.

2) Went to a casino for lunch. Smoking in a casino is everywhere. A lady right next to me was smoking. The smoke was seeming to drift right to me. I actually can say that it bothered me. I'm pissed that I made others feel this way.

3) A friend who is a smoker dropped by. I offered him an ashtray. He smoked right by me in the house. I smelled that **** the whole evening after he was gone.

I have purposely exposed myself to the cigarettes being smoked around me, because, it's a fact of life and it's going to happen. I just wanted to see how well I would handle it, and how weak it would make me. I think I handled it well.

I did find a half smoked cigarette in the ashtray that I used to use on the back patio. I tried lighting it up, and realized that the taste just wasnt something I wanted anymore. Lit it, never inhaled it, and put it right back out. Emptied the ashtray.

The e-cig has really helped. I'm a heavy smoker, which I'm mad at myself for being, but that is something I cannot change. Whereas the folks at the e-cig store told me that being a almost 2 pack a day smoker, I'd need the higher nicotine content to start with and gradually work down, I have found this to not be the case. I did buy the higher content juice, and used it for a day. I went back and bought the very low content juice and am not struggling one bit. I've also noticed that my sinus issues that I deal with 24/7 are not acting up even half as bad, and this is all happening during a time of year where the vehicles are covered with pollen. So the sinuses can't do anything but get better.
I realize everyone's individual results may vary, but guys, if you're really wanting to quit, please give it a go. I lived with the mental battle for a long time about how I needed to quit, and how this smoking was so bad for me. I think that this time, the habit will be kicked. I'm going after this balls deep. I want this out of my life for good. I put all my love into my friends and family, and I want to be here as long as I can to share life with them.
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This is really great to hear man, mad props to you for finally kicking the habit. I think I can count on both hands the amount of cigarrettes I've smoked in my life not counting the maybe yearly pipe/cigar and I don't feel I'm qualified to tell someone who smokes "just quit" because I know its not that easy but you seem to be well on track. Definitely keep it up and not just for you, for everyone else that cares about you.

And also yeah, going into places that still allow smoking indoors kind of sucks like you mentioned in the casino. I never realized how bad it was until NJ passed the smoking ban everywhere BUT casinos. First time I came home from the bar after that I was like "wait a minute... I can hang my jacket up in the closet and not the garage because it doesn't smell like an ashtray...". Definitely a courtesty even to random strangers to not smoke around them.
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Wow almost 2 day to zero that's great!
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This has been a cold turkey event, so to speak. Still have not had a smoke, and as the days go by, and when someone happens to be in the area smoking, it aggravates me more and more. I wish I could undo all the aggravation I have caused people by smoking around them.
In only this short of a time frame ( almost 9 days ) I am breathing better during the night, assuming that the smoke isn't irritating the severe sinus allergies I've had all my life. Typically I wake up 3-4 times a night completely stopped up and have to get em cleared before sleep is once again possible. I am sleeping straight through for the most part.
I no longer dig that brown tar nasty crap out of my nose. Thank god.
I have also gone to juice for the eCig that is 100% nicotine free. Not withdrawing or craving a bit.
This is also of interest: Put my in the line at a store, for instance. I can pick the smoker out of the crowd. Never thought I'd be able to do that.
I must say I'm extremely proud of the progress so far, and at the same time, I'm completely shocked. I never thought I could do this successfully. Guess all the right things just came together, and it's working out.
Also, my Mustang smells like leather again. I never smoked heavily in it, nor did I smoke with the windows up or A/C on, but after smoking in it, no matter how ventilated the car was, you knew I had smoked. Roomate called me out on it all the time.

Thanks for the words of praise fellas. To other smokers, you know what a tough job it can be to beat the habit.
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So I was at the convenience store today and dude in front of me bought a carton of Newports and a carton of Camels. When the cashier said "that will be $150" (somewhere right in there) I literally almost spit my coffee out. Wow...
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Haha.
Aint it ridiculous?

Two cartons of the Sherman's that I smoke would be close to $200!

I don't even want to add up the lifetime cost but if I'd squirreled that money away somewhere, with interest, I could probably walk into the dealership and pay cash for a PAIR of GT 500's...
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So I was at the convenience store today and dude in front of me bought a carton of Newports and a carton of Camels. When the cashier said "that will be $150" (somewhere right in there) I literally almost spit my coffee out. Wow...

That's pretty cheap for 2 cartons. Here in Illinois (Cook county aka Chicago) it isn't uncommon to pick up a carton of marlboros for $100. I had quit cold turkey back in october because i would buy by the pack every couple days. (10.45 a pack when i quit.)

I quit for my 22nd birthday, and i had been smoking regularly since 15. I had previously quit for about 6 months before this, but i started a very stressful job where the only time you got a break, was for a cigarette.

To the OP. It is a really great feeling knowing you no longer have a harmful dependence for nicotine. The anger towards other smokers will probably fade in time. But be prepared. Your nose will become that of a bloodhound the longer you go without cigarettes. Just the other day i was driving through an unpopulated area of a forest preserve with my window cracked. It was then i smelled that old familiar stank float through my window. Have no idea where the hell it came from, as nobody was around. But I definitely smelled it.
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Sounds crazy high.
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That's pretty cheap for 2 cartons. Here in Illinois (Cook county aka Chicago) it isn't uncommon to pick up a carton of marlboros for $100. I had quit cold turkey back in october because i would buy by the pack every couple days. (10.45 a pack when i quit.)

I quit for my 22nd birthday, and i had been smoking regularly since 15. I had previously quit for about 6 months before this, but i started a very stressful job where the only time you got a break, was for a cigarette.

To the OP. It is a really great feeling knowing you no longer have a harmful dependence for nicotine. The anger towards other smokers will probably fade in time. But be prepared. Your nose will become that of a bloodhound the longer you go without cigarettes. Just the other day i was driving through an unpopulated area of a forest preserve with my window cracked. It was then i smelled that old familiar stank float through my window. Have no idea where the hell it came from, as nobody was around. But I definitely smelled it.
People who have quit smoking, I believe, are actually worse than non smokers, as far as being judgemental goes.
When I quit for several years, I could often smell if someone was smoking in the car ahead of me on the freeway.
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That's pretty cheap for 2 cartons. Here in Illinois (Cook county aka Chicago) it isn't uncommon to pick up a carton of marlboros for $100. I had quit cold turkey back in october because i would buy by the pack every couple days. (10.45 a pack when i quit.)

I quit for my 22nd birthday, and i had been smoking regularly since 15. I had previously quit for about 6 months before this, but i started a very stressful job where the only time you got a break, was for a cigarette.

To the OP. It is a really great feeling knowing you no longer have a harmful dependence for nicotine. The anger towards other smokers will probably fade in time. But be prepared. Your nose will become that of a bloodhound the longer you go without cigarettes. Just the other day i was driving through an unpopulated area of a forest preserve with my window cracked. It was then i smelled that old familiar stank float through my window. Have no idea where the hell it came from, as nobody was around. But I definitely smelled it.

Yeah bro, it's been a great feeling. I'm so happy I've got this habit beat. U have no idea. Thanks for the kind words.
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Well if that's cheap then **** me... I go by desert prices and prices of non-American cigarettes as a baseline for my knowledge because I have probably smoked 4 or 5 cigarettes in my entire life with a few cigars thrown in here and there. I suppose stuff like this is cheaper in NJ because we are in a major shipping hub, just like gas is cheaper here because the superports and refinieries are an hour away if that.

Only good thing that came from anything cigarette related for me was making a solid $1k when I was deployed in the Deid. I made $35-$40 per carton I brought back from Khandahr since they were $10-$15 per carton of Swedish cigarettes and I'd sell the packs for $5 each as you can't get any sort of tobacco at all in the Deid (or you couldn't in 2012). 10 cartons of crappy cigarettes for $100-$150 and then turn around and pocket $400. That was a racket... So I don't exactly feel like I should be telling ppl to quit when I made a bunch of money selling ppl cigarettes in the desert to be totally honest...
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LMAO
Scotty, you are really Sgt. Bilko aren't you?

Are there any other noteworthy enterprises that you'd like to share?
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Scotty, you are really Sgt. Bilko aren't you?

Are there any other noteworthy enterprises that you'd like to share?
Besides the amount of Cuban cigars I brought back and unclaimed duty on items I hid in aircraft panels/compartments not rly lol.

Well... I used to bring home 3-4 cases of good German beer each trip (1878, KrystalWeizen, Das Weizen etc...) that comes in big pop top bottles. I came to find out that home brewers in the states will buy those bottles to put their stuff in so basically I'd get all that beer for free at $20 per 24 bottles and then sell the bottles for $1 each on CL/ebay.

I really miss flying... I miss it a lot but the toll on my family life was hell.


Anyway back on topic...
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The very best thing is to just STOP smoking anything.

Just Stop--No E Crap or anything Just look around and see all of the C.O.P.D. and cancer around you. If you wait until the damage starts it is to late. You need to give it up before you have a problem. E-Cigarettes are just as bad as the real thing. Don't listen to all the crap the idiots that sell them feed you. They are full of chemicals and the same crap a Cigarette has in it.
I had stage five C.O.P.D back in 1999 and walked around spitting up blood in a paper cup. I was lucky and had a good Doctor at the VA that got me through a very hard time. I had stopped smoking but the damage is chronic and fatal without a lifestyle change. I had to quit my job, I stopped being around anyone that was smoking and anyone with perfume and other poison gas on them.I made sure all the air I breathed was clean with a clean air machine in every room. I did my Medication every six hours for years. When they came out with a chance for a new Medication I went for it and now they sell it under different names on TV. My lungs are over 40% dead and gone but I'm still here. I get tired really fast when I do anything. I ended up with Prostate Cancer and now Bladder Cancer. Probably all from my old smoking days.
If you don't think smoking will get to you in the future you are really and I mean really stupid. It will catch up to you and you will wish you never seen a cigarette or E-Poison """EVER"".
Going Cold turkey is still the best way to quit and all that crap they sell is not needed. Just will power and the desire to want to stop is all you need if you have any kind of BRAINS at all.
Stop today and in two weeks you won't want to smoke anything.
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Just Stop--No E Crap or anything Just look around and see all of the C.O.P.D. and cancer around you. If you wait until the damage starts it is to late. You need to give it up before you have a problem. E-Cigarettes are just as bad as the real thing. Don't listen to all the crap the idiots that sell them feed you. They are full of chemicals and the same crap a Cigarette has in it.
I had stage five C.O.P.D back in 1999 and walked around spitting up blood in a paper cup. I was lucky and had a good Doctor at the VA that got me through a very hard time. I had stopped smoking but the damage is chronic and fatal without a lifestyle change. I had to quit my job, I stopped being around anyone that was smoking and anyone with perfume and other poison gas on them.I made sure all the air I breathed was clean with a clean air machine in every room. I did my Medication every six hours for years. When they came out with a chance for a new Medication I went for it and now they sell it under different names on TV. My lungs are over 40% dead and gone but I'm still here. I get tired really fast when I do anything. I ended up with Prostate Cancer and now Bladder Cancer. Probably all from my old smoking days.
If you don't think smoking will get to you in the future you are really and I mean really stupid. It will catch up to you and you will wish you never seen a cigarette or E-Poison """EVER"".
Going Cold turkey is still the best way to quit and all that crap they sell is not needed. Just will power and the desire to want to stop is all you need if you have any kind of BRAINS at all.
Stop today and in two weeks you won't want to smoke anything.
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Hey straybullitt

Your an idiot, Just keep smoking and someday you will find out "MOM" was right.
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I was one ,

I once was a huge stupid idiot because people told me to stop smoking because it is bad for my health. I did not listen and only stopped when I could not breath and was spitting up blood. I was a stupid blithering idiot to have ever smoked in the first place.
I'm 71 and the past ten years have not been the most fun with all of the treatments and stuff for the lung damage and cancer. I still try to do as much as I can but I sure still miss out on things I like doing. Going to the Drag races is one. I can't do the burn-out smell. I did go one night to run my car but it took me a week to recover.
You can do what you want but please just look around and see what smoking does to people.
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I just hate seeing good people ruin their lives when they can easily do something about it. I did not take it bad because we are having a discussion and that is why we come to Forums.
Life is really short and to be enjoyed. I'm lucky because I have a great doctor or else I would be dragging around an oxygen tank. She always told me to do my medication and rest when I get tired. I did exactly what she advised and I'm still here. No Oxygen and rest when tired for a few minutes. She always said once on oxygen your stuck with it because your body gets way to used to it and has to have it.
I'm hoping that anyone reading any of this OP's post that smokes will think about stopping.
Just think, The Money you save on smoking in a year will pay for your gas or insurance for a year.
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:44 PM   #28
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I never smoked and glad about it. Not only health-wise, but I've been in line behind people at the store buying cartons and I just can't believe how much it costs. I don't understand where the young kids I see smoking now even get the money from to buy them.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:00 PM   #29
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For us it's been tough to quit smoking because we are a couple that smokes. One caves and the other starts back up. The Mrs just got her wisdom teeth out and was told not to smoke for awhile so this is our chance. I hate smoking. I used to play basketball hours a day. Now it's hard to run up the court for 10 mins. I'm only 31. Happy for all the people on here who quit. I hope I have the same results. Today is day one.
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:22 PM   #30
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I quit when my wife was pregnant with my son 11 years ago. My wife and I smoked together and it was tough to quit individually, had to be done together. It is not hard to quit if you have a reason to, like children. I regret having smoked for 12 years and I assume it was part in leading to my heart attack at 32 yrs. old. Quit now while you have the chance to not develop any issues. I am not one of those "now that I quit you need to quit guys" but the information and evidence is out there. If lungs were made for smoking we wouldn't be breathing AIR.
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:52 PM   #31
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All inspiring stories. I have tried to quit multiple times and never seem to be able to. I work at a convenience store and it's hard to say no when I can turn around and see thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes. I tried cold turkey and ended up stressing myself out (happens a lot working retail). E-cigs didn't work either. I'd find myself puffing on one for half an hour because it didn't burn out like a cigarette. I even got a prescription for Chantix. Took it for the first week and was fine, since it was half dosage. The second week started the full dosage...and did not end well. Almost instant nausea and crazy vivid dreams. They weren't nightmares like most of the people suffered from that I spoke with, just very very vivid normal dreams.

I was diagnosed with asthma when I was 3, I've only had 2 attacks in my life. I've played soccer since I was 5, football and baseball, etc and it hasn't affected me from a breathing standpoint. I work out regularly, eat fairly healthy, but can't kick the smoking. I haven't been able to find something to keep my hands busy.
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There is one thing that a male can do to keep his hands busy......work on his car! What did you think I was gonna say? Get us mind out the gutter.
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Haha. Unfortunately my car payment is about what a mortgage should be, so I can't afford to wrench on it all the time. Maybe if I quit smoking....
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The best way is "COLD TURKEY"

It takes a little willpower and desire to stop. If you really want to stop smoking all you need to do is throw all your lighters, ash trays and any cancer sticks you have left and don't do it anymore. It is as easy as that.
If you stop before any real damage to your lungs gets started you will be better off then if you wait until the breathing problems start. Once they start they don't go away (EVER). Look up C.O.P.D. on google and learn why you need to stop smoking. It will be difficult the first few weeks but it really starts getting easier the longer you go without smoking.
Those smokeless E-Cigarettes are pure poison and will really screw up your lungs, Plus they are addictive as hell.
Chemicals like CHANTIX are not good at all. Have you read the side effects?
Just stop and make up your mind you want to quite and make it happen.
It is not easy but it can be done.
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Heart attack at 32... holy ****... I'm 31 and this scares the **** out of me. I'm probably 20 lbs too heavy still but I can run 30 minutes and pass all my military PT stuff so I suppose I'm in decent shape. Still... wow... need to start running more. My racecar dog loves to go out on runs so that's a good excuse plus its getting warmer now.
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