(Login threex4) Crosman Forum Member 184.108.40.206
you took the first step, but dont do it to save money
August 14 2012, 6:38 PM
it doesnt work, been there done that.
I've been smoke free for now for 13 years now, after having smoked for almost 40+years. I've tried all different ways to quit. I always came back and lit up . the longest time before now was 6 months and my Dad almost died and had to have a 5 way bi-pass heart surgery. that night after being smoke free for the 6 months I smoked a pack just worrying about him. more years passed and several times I tried , but failed.
My only daughter was getting married and she came to me and asked me to quit for her, telling me that she didnt want to smell like cigarette smoke in her wedding dress as I walked her down the isle.
I quit the next day.
Quitting for money , at least for me, never worked. quitting for my daughter for her wedding was the best gift I could have ever giving her and I have been smoke free since then.
only you can make the decision to quit and never smoke another, but you have to have that one reason to keep you smoke free.
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one step closer to the ultimate goal
Quit for yourself. That is the most important reason.
This is not an advertisment, just personal experience. I quit smoking tobacco over three years ago using an electronic cigarette. The third day after I started using one I never, ever picked up a cigarette again. I still use the device today, but have reduced my health risks from cigarettes immeasurably. Part of the addiction is chemical, but a large component of the addiction is physical. Just the act of hand-to-mouth and exhaling vapor did the trick for me.
I may not be saving much money, but I have given myself a few extra years tacked on to the end. Oh, yea, I quit drinking a year ago so I am now officially a total loser.
This message has been edited by breakfastchef from IP address 220.127.116.11 on Aug 14, 2012 9:03 PM
(Login Dnadnnoid) Crosman Forum Member 18.104.22.168
i'd have to say that depends on how long you've been drinking and how bad it was before
August 15 2012, 4:20 AM
i think i was more of a loser when i was drinking heavily. im 29 and when my girlfriend and i met 6 years ago i was drinking a fifth (or more) of whiskey every night. she laid the smack down after about a year and a half and ive been steadily drinking less and less. I buy a couple 6 packs a week now and she STILL thinks i drink too much. wtf? there's no way i will quit drinking beer. I love hops, india pale ales are my fav.
anyways.. i have a bunch of nicotine gum left from when i tried to quit smoking before. i lasted almost 5 days with that. i tried the e-cigs but i got a cheap one and it burnt out in 2 days
(Login airgunandy) Crosman Forum Member 22.214.171.124
Good for You!
August 15 2012, 5:30 AM
One less addiction is always a good thing!
My grandfather decided to quit smoking in his 70's. He smoked cigars. He thought he could taper off by just chewing the cigars instead of lighting them up! He quit that mess pretty quickly and never smoked again. lol
Lived to be 96.
andy (Login FortWarren) Crosman Forum Member 126.96.36.199
good luck pal I know how hard it is, try the ECig again
August 16 2012, 10:31 AM
Ive been using my E cig since last sept., almost a year now. I tried the gum and patch and neither worked for me. They say those have like a 3% success rate where the ecig has something like 80% success rate. I smoked pack a day for 15 yrs. I can recommend some good brands for you if ya want, theres one called the EGO that Ive had great results with.
Let me give some encouragement. I was a heavy smoker and scared myself into quiting. Bad cough developed. Fortunately not cancer. I decided if I ever got lung/throat cancer I would wish I had quit. I quit cold turkey [I'd tried tapering off, etc.] It was damn hard the first 3-4 weeks. For years I would sometimes want one--not anymore. Best thing I ever did for myself. I have never tried cocaine or heroin, etc. but nicotine has to be right up there near the top when it comes to addiction. BUT--it can be overcome!! Good luck. Oh--another thing--when you get where you "just got to have one", or "I'll sneak just one", don't do it or you will be right back to where you started. What worked for me was to go for a brisk walk. It made the craving go away for a good while.