Giving up the tobacco

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Postby evasive » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:58 am

Ripshod wrote:Well the first 72 hrs are virtually over. I've done this 'cold turkey' which IS hard.

Told you. Well done though, the first hurdle is taken. Each day will be easier from now on, your body is improving by the day

Ripshod wrote:Why is it that I suddenly find myself surrounded by people who are not only smoking but seem to be blowing their smoke straight at me.

They did before, the difference, now you notice.

Ripshod wrote:I'm smelling things now that make me realize my mates aren't such a clean bunch after all.

Stay away from garbage cans for a while or prepare for a shock. :twisted:

Ripshod wrote:And the sense of taste? I really shocked myself earlier with a banana, Im exploring the contents of More Spam Vomit such vigor you wouldn't believe. And I'm bouncing I've got so much energy.

Now is a good time to check out organic vegetables and fruit. To find what they really should taste like. Now you will taste the difference between that and regular. Warning: you might get hooked. :lol:

Ripshod wrote:Enough of that. Thanks guys for the words of encouragement. I realize I've still got a long way to go, though I'm starting to feel the rewards now and I'm loving it!!

I hereby promise not to turn this into a blog!! :P

I am, I'm really loving this.


Good for you. You seriously look like you are going to make it to the other side. Welcome.
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Postby Beast100 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:34 pm

evasive wrote:It is not well-known but by now from my own experience I can say it is :)

Just make that jump. The first 3 days your body is decontaminating, you may want to use lowering dosages of some substitute. After that your body can do very well without nicotine so the only thing those pills/chewies/patches are going to do is flatten your wallet. There's only one thing that can stop you and that is you, all of you.

Best of luck.


No wonder you have better sex. Look where you are! I've been there and it's a good thing my wife was with me both times. And no I was not in Amsterdam the whole time. :)
I quit smoking 4 years ago now. 30 year smoker by the way. It was cold turkey for us (wife quit also) and except for a stressful time a while back, we have not looked back and don't miss them at all.
If you smoked in your house, I would seriously suggest a new paint job and definitely don't allow any one to smoke in the house.
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Postby ½mv² » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:54 am

I wish I had your determination. I've been trying to quit for 3 years straight now.

Three years ago, I finally admitted my problem and decided to action, and I *loved* the way I hurt that first week. I was glad to feel my body adjust. The returning sense of smell, the staminia... all of that good stuff - I was getting a better, more uplifting buzz from the detox pains than I had ever gotten from a cig.

...but, about 3 weeks in, I caved. I stole a cig, lit up, inhaled deep, and waited; expecting this feeling of euphoria to overtake me... but it didn't come. In fact, it was quite awful. I tossed the cig away after one puff. I felt like that kid who begs for a specific Christmas toy from April to December, then he finally gets it, plays with it for 2 minutes, then never touches again.

That was 3 years ago, and I'm still stuck in that same rut!

I'll go several days, a week even, no smokes; then suddenly get the uncontrollable urge to light up. And every time I get no buzz, no satisfaction, and no joy out of it. In fact, each cig always tastes worse than the last one. So I swear them off forever... AGAIN...

...rinse and repeat for 3 years :(




Maybe you can share your secret with me one day?
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Postby evasive » Tue May 06, 2014 4:39 am

½mv² wrote:I wish I had your determination. I've been trying to quit for 3 years straight now.

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Maybe you can share your secret with me one day?


It's been a while but yeah.

If you quit smoking, you quit smoking.

You don't try, you quit.
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Postby Karlsweldt » Tue May 06, 2014 6:08 am

An old adage.. "You don't have to worry about quitting something, if you don't start it!"
Still enslaved to my tobacco habit, but only when I am solitary. Almost any place you travel, the "NO SMOKING" flags are waving!
The newer products called "E-Cigs" are not really a safe alternative, either. Although you only inhale a vaporous mist, you still get that nicotine 'high'. But the FDA is considering regulations on them similar to regular smoking products. They may receive similar bans in public as "regular" smoking products. Yes, I do indulge those E-cigs now and then.. helps reduce the normal smoking crave.
Have seen some prices on cigarettes in stores as high as $10.00 USD per pack! My "little cigars" cost about $6.00 USD per pack of 20.
Think of the monetary benefits from giving up smoking.. maybe $5,000.00 USD per year for some people.
Yes, I am trying to quit.. but that "monkey on my back" is still holding the reins. Will power will succeed.. some day. Better than those harsh anti-smoking prescriptions!
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Postby evasive » Tue May 06, 2014 11:30 am

Karlsweldt wrote:Yes, I am trying to quit.. but that "monkey on my back" is still holding the reins. Will power will succeed.. some day. Better than those harsh anti-smoking prescriptions!


Stop trying. Just quit.

You will need body, mind and soul to do so, since most of the time you will be fighting yourself. So be in sync with yourself first, understand your body does not need the stuff and there are plenty of nice side-effects like having better smell, taste, condition, no headaches/no stomach aches/no toothaches. And the sex gets better too.
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Postby Karlsweldt » Wed May 07, 2014 6:29 am

I do have less desire to 'indulge' if I am doing some laborious tasks. But since being infected with Lyme disease twice, back and leg pain dictates my stamina and my activities. I do get a few hours of moderate activity in the early part of the day, but the rest of the day I am relegated to sitting about idly. Yes, I can refrain for several hours, when in a public place that prohibits smoking. Also during sleep hours, no desire. It is an old habit, hard to curtail. Back in the 50s, when in my 'teens, it was fashionable for people to smoke. Even high school students, but never IN school or on the grounds! You could face loss of the year's academic credits!
And a pack was less than a dollar, back then!
My senses of smell and taste are still in high states, foods I consume are rarely the "fast-food" version. Low-salt and low-fat diet!
As to intimate relations, who want to hear an old fogey complain about his aches and pains? :lol: :lol:
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Postby evasive » Wed May 07, 2014 9:17 am

there's vicodin and viagra for that. but seriously, once you have decided to quit, let me know so I can put that out in public, that helps too, tell as many people as possible, the bigger the shame when you start again, the better chance you have to actually quit.
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Postby Roach412 » Wed May 07, 2014 11:45 am

good thing i never started smoking...i feel old and exhausted enough all the time, i can't imagine if i were smoking on top of all that. =)

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Re: Giving up the tobacco

Postby markirob1 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:28 am

Ive been here and done this stop crap. 8 years Successful. (very easy) However 8 years still not cracked the other ...DRINK :o
I took a look at it.. Its not broken now!!.. but its not fixed either!!!
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