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Old 12-13-03, 01:56 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I'm with Wuntu Menny. I hulk out if don't get my fix after so many hours. Especially if I've been worked up. There's just something about that nicotine spike right in the base of my skull that keeps me from quitting. Sorta like I'm being plugged into my own personal Matrix.
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Old 12-13-03, 05:08 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 12-13-03, 09:08 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I've used to smoke for about 4 years from about 14 - 18. Never got addicited tho. I'm 23 now and pick them up and put them down whenever I want. I only smoke when on Vacation or when drinking heavly and since both only happen a few times a year, I'm not to worried about giving it up completly.
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the last time I quit wasn't so bad, I didn't turn into a total bitch even though people were waiting for me to go postal, but i was really nasty to people the time before.... I think I scared a few of the people calling me for tech support. I screamed at some guy for using the wrong mouse button. He didn't make that mistake twice. Wish i could get away with screaming at all the people calling me for help.
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That's great! I like hearing those stories much better, there are too many people out there that say "I can't". It's simply not true.

I became a regular smoker by the age of 13 and eventually found my way to 3 packs a day I eventually severe breathing problems (unsure what caused them or what they even are... had every test under the sun done ) which prompted me to quit a few years ago. My parents used to make jokes that my car wouldn't start without a cigarette, or my voice needed a cigarette to startup when talking on the phone and stuff like that. I pretty well always had a smoke going, and couldn't manage to get anything done without one. Like Kim, I actually enjoyed it as well as it being a habit. That makes it all the more difficult. So if people like us can quit, anyone can
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Old 12-13-03, 11:26 AM   #21 (permalink)
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The $10/pack that cigs cost in Alberta was more than enough motivation for me. Not to mention the herps.
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Old 12-13-03, 02:11 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I agree with invictus, not so expensive here, but expensive enough when you don't get paid alot. When your a smoker your body heat is actually lower, your immune system is weaker, and you get sick more often. My partner gets brohnchitas (Sp?) EVERY year because she used to smoke clove's (eck, I could not stand those, it was like taking rough sand paper and rubbing it on my throat). She was like you Vengance, She could pick them up or put them down, didn't matter. But because of our animals and herps she leaves them alone.....
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Old 12-13-03, 03:49 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Also it was harder now then ever as well to smoke you cant smoke in restaurants, bars, coffee shops, I felt so stupid when I was out with my family having dinner and in the middle of it going outside for a smoke. I did not smoke in my house as well so it got a little crappy always going out side for a smoke in the middle of winter too :P
But the deciding factor was i sat there one night and thought **** I am paying someone(alot of money too) to kill me it is very stupid
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Old 12-13-03, 04:01 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Odd thing is that the human body gets over any nicotine addictions rather quickly, usually about 3 days. It is that deep down personal desire that makes you want to take the butt to your lips again.

At this moment I am rolling my own smokes (as I cough away), hehe...so much cheaper and kinda a bit artistic. Anyhow, I think the overall desire to quit has to be true...or else it just aint gonna happen. My mom quit 'cold-turkey' and has only smoked 2 smokes in the last 8 years (due to me visiting after 3 years and having a few drinks..). Once you realize what you spend, it makes it a bit easier. Take a jog a month after, you'll notice your lungs are clearing out the ol' junk as well. I think when you notice the lil' changes like that you feel a bit better about your choice.
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actually being addicted to nicotine is usually like being an alcholic, you will always have the cravings. I used to do R.Y.O's to, but still to expensive (crappy job). Sometimes it's not always a personal desire, you can stop for other people, or even animals. I quit mainly to be healthier for future children and for my animals and reptiles.
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Old 12-13-03, 08:54 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I quit 2yrs ago this coming New Yr.
I had smoked for 14yrs.
I have 2 daughters.
When my first was born, I occassionally smoked around her, in the house.
She had HORRENDOUS ear infections and chest infections and in the end had to have the tubes put in her ears..
I made a rule of no smoking in the house.
My second daughter, I NEVER smoked in the house.
She has had 1 ear infection in 3.5yrs.
One effect of second hand smoke is ear infections, and chest infections.
I put two and two together.


I quit inadvertantly. I had not set out to quit. It happened due to some serious problems I had, leaving me couchbound for about 2months. Since I could not get up, I could not smoke. Plus the reasons I could not get up were the only things on my mind. I did not even think about cigs. I couldn't.

I have NOT started again because, I want to be a good role model for my kids, my hubby has never smoked, it's expensive, and I have health issues at the moment that smoking would not help.
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Anyone wanna help my dad n gramps quit smoking? My dad smokes outside so i dont really mind, but my friggen gramps smokes INSIDE his room AHHH i ahve too much second hand smoke :S i hope he dies soon lmao jk, but i wish he would quit or at least have someone help him. Oh and just to let u noe, he started smoking when he was around 16 and now hes about 80.



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Smokeing is like any addiction if the person isn't ready to quit, no matter how much you try and get them to quit, it's not going to happen. They have to do it on their own.
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exactly vengeance.........
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I think when you notice the lil' changes like that you feel a bit better about your choice.
Everyone always said it took away your sense of taste and I didn't believe them, I thought everything tasted just fine LMAO... I quit smoking and all of a sudden I was like "What the hell is wrong with this, it isn't supposed to taste like that!" "Whoa this tastes strange" HAHAHA everything was sooo different
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