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 SmartAlec
Joined: 2/8/2005
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put the money (daily) in a jar that you would spend on cigarettes and each month count it and decide to spend it on yourself or put it into an account to save for something like a vacation to somewhere you have always wanted to go. That is a great eye opener on what you waste on something that is more than potentially harmful to you in the long run. I deal with people who have lost parts of their lips, tongue, etc to mouth cancers and with the patients that I lose to lung cancer and other associated cancers like bowel, stomach, trust me you are making the best decision of your life!!
Go Girl!
 SmartAlec
Joined: 2/8/2005
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Posted: 4/15/2008 8:56:37 PM
PS your blood pressure will come down after you quit - trust me
 SmartAlec
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Posted: 4/15/2008 9:03:46 PM
can you take zyban?
 Fort Garry Dark
Joined: 11/25/2005
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Posted: 4/15/2008 9:23:33 PM
Good luck linen,

I quit more than 6 years ago using Nicstick - not currently on the market so they can test the health impacts????

The key part is the hardest. You need to break some habits. That first cig in the morning. The one when you feel exasperated and want one to calm down. After supper. The one with a glass of brandy at night. Good luck. You can do it.

You know what after a while you'll be glad you don't smoke anymore
 edjoecdn
Joined: 5/25/2006
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Posted: 4/16/2008 8:51:25 AM
Just watch out for the munchies ( or food vices) that many use to supplement that smoke here and there.

Think diet and healthy snacks, fruits and wabbit fud , no chips and cookies. Gum will keep your mouth busy and you may need to change from coffee to tea... ( coffee being a huge trigger in the morning for that first smoke...)

Otherwise, happy b-day linen and good luck....
 juan mo oclock
Joined: 3/19/2008
Msg: 15
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Posted: 4/16/2008 11:53:19 AM
first off , welcome to the holier than thou club, of which i am a proud member and you will be too ,hopefully...................i remeber the seven oaks wellness clinic had a piece in the paper about how the third week or so seems to be the toughest. friends of mine who make it that far get a gift from me [ie. - keychain, necklace, watch] that can be a daily reminder of how far they have come.....................seems to help............and as far as zyban, my buddy had disturbing wild and erotic dreams involving rhinos..........
 flyin-high
Joined: 10/28/2007
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Posted: 4/16/2008 2:10:44 PM
All anti depressants have an increased risk of suicide… skip the wimpy stuff, go straight to Prozac or better yet, Lithium!
 SmartAlec
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Posted: 4/16/2008 7:20:06 PM
well.... I bet you are offering yourself up for that task Printer? We all know you are a kindhearted soul Seriously Linen.... this is the greatest feat you will accomplish in your birthday year of a half a century! Go Girl
 juan mo oclock
Joined: 3/19/2008
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Posted: 4/17/2008 11:14:19 AM
seein as how i never smoked[ 2months in high school, if that] i guess im part of the"holiest of thou club"................yay me.................
 SmartAlec
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Posted: 4/18/2008 9:46:46 PM
let us know how the second day goes!
 twoshadows2
Joined: 4/15/2008
Msg: 25
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Posted: 4/19/2008 10:40:40 AM
I never got into the habit in the 1st place. A cousin quit by using scotch mints as his crutch. He had bowls of scotch mints in every room of the house,including beside the toilet. When he craved a smoke he'd pop a mint. it worked,too.
 cityknight
Joined: 7/27/2006
Msg: 28
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Posted: 4/21/2008 8:51:57 PM
here is another idea.....while working as a sponsored excutive for united way this year I met one from the wpg.fire department...he is a Certified Hypnotherapist....he runs a stop smoking program...a couple of the other sponsored excutives used him with complete success... another used him for a diet program and she was very happy....its called
......The Fresh Start Hypnotheray Group..... here in winnipeg...
 mrrabbit13
Joined: 4/1/2006
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Posted: 4/22/2008 8:09:18 PM
OMG, RAM! How dare and how accurate of you comparing quit smoking to the loss of a best friend! I am never a real smoker, but did lost some best friends, so I can relate now, thank you!
In the case of losing a best friend, if that’s the best friend’s decision to give up on you, ever after you tried and tried to save the friendship but still not working, then although it hurts, but makes the quitting easier. Developed from this theory, for all those struggling to quit smoking, all you have to do is look at the cigarette, knowing how much it dislikes you, that all those years you thought you were happily together was just a lie… if this realization didn’t help easy the pain of quitting, I don’t know what will.
 juan mo oclock
Joined: 3/19/2008
Msg: 31
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Posted: 4/23/2008 10:35:04 AM
btw, don't fall into the trap so many do of just a colt occasionally as a treat...........if your going to quit smoking that means no standing downwind of bonfires or stubble burning too.
 juan mo oclock
Joined: 3/19/2008
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Posted: 4/25/2008 10:51:50 AM
probably just been buying lousy wine[ bingo?]............ never thought about this b4, but maybe now that the taste buds will come back to life, the money you save will just have to go to better quality[ pricier?] wine?
 mrrabbit13
Joined: 4/1/2006
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Posted: 4/25/2008 11:04:12 AM
Or try drinking the wine with some SMOKED salmon or bbq stuffs?
 SmartAlec
Joined: 2/8/2005
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Posted: 4/27/2008 9:28:18 AM
good work Linen! you are on the way towards healthier lifestyle!
 SmartAlec
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Posted: 5/24/2008 6:26:59 AM
I think your doctor would consider you are still smoking - ask him about champix again!
 susan_cd
Joined: 5/16/2007
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Posted: 11/14/2008 10:01:20 PM
Good luck Argyle, I've been thru the torture of quitting. It starts getting easier after the 3rd week ( or at least it did for me). Buy yourself a big bag of carrots to munch & keep your hands & mouth occupied.
 RacerM95
Joined: 7/1/2005
Msg: 53
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Posted: 11/16/2008 11:08:02 AM
Anti -Depressants also lower the bodies, natural ability to stop seizures as as well

I quit smoking in 98.. One suggestion I can make is when ever you feel like having a smoke, grab a carrot, celery stalk anything of that nature.
 armaegis
Joined: 8/25/2008
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Posted: 11/16/2008 10:04:47 PM
My grandma was a chain smoker for nearly 50 years. She quit smoking cold turkey when she realized that her grandkids were getting sick being around her. That was all the motivation she needed... that plus all the money she was saving meant she could go to the casino more
 juan mo oclock
Joined: 3/19/2008
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Posted: 11/17/2008 8:27:28 AM
addicts are advised to stay away from those that share thier addiction so as not to be tempted to fall back...........do not allow smoking in your personal spaces; car home , etc.............do not go outside for other people's smoke break just to have a coffee with them and chat..............people who say just have one to ease the tension are not your friends...................as has been said before, the 3rd week seems to be the big turning point..........mark a 3 week anniversry and treat yourself to something that will reienforce all the hard work you put in............and not a dinner, something you can possibly wear , such as a watch or piece of jewellery that you normally couldn,t afford but can now because of the savings...............and if a night out with booze makes you weak and susceptible to caving......stay away from that too until you have the willpower to fight off the weakness..........as for the patch at night, friend wore one and had disturbing erotic dreams involving rhinos and giraffes, yrmv, and no i didn't ask him to elaborate..............like that annoying guy from the waterboy, "you can do it".................good luck and welcome to the majority
 mrrabbit13
Joined: 4/1/2006
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Posted: 11/18/2008 11:32:52 AM

...because nobody likes a quitter...

Last time I checked, I am nobody.... =)
 RacerM95
Joined: 7/1/2005
Msg: 61
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Posted: 9/22/2009 4:58:18 PM
What I did.. Every time I wanted a smoke, I chewed on a carrot, celery stick anything like that ... Also (as has been suggested before) put that money you would spend on a deck, put it someplace that you can save it.. Make a goal, to buy something In my case it was an expensive full suspension mountain bike, went riding with my kids :)
 armaegis
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Posted: 9/27/2009 1:59:44 PM
My grandma was a 2 or 3-pack-a-day smoker for nearly 50 years and quit cold turkey when she realized it was making her grandkids sick. It's been over 10 years since her last cigarette.
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