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Old 01-24-2011, 08:33 PM   #1
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Quit smoking, already!

Mark Twain once said, "Quitting smoking is easy. Why I must have quit a thousand times!"


That said, We know smoking is not a habit. It is, in fact an addiction, and sometimes it takes quitting more than a few times to finally get that monkey off Your back.

Currently, I am a smoker, but I plan on being smoke-free by June. I don't socialize with many people outside of FF and a small circle of friends and car folks, and I work alone. I have tried to quit at least a half dozen times, with little success, and I believe that having some sort of support system in place is always a benefit for those seeking help of any kind.

This thread is not just for Me, it is for anyone in the FF Community-at-large, who either want to quit or have quit smoking and might have some tips or tricks that have helped You through this somewhat dark time.

So, lets help Each Other get healthy, one lung at a time!


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Old 01-25-2011, 12:55 AM   #2
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lol jason i had no idea you smoked... but if anyone has any tips im up for suggestions been smoking since i was 16 (too young ik) and the habit cuts into my mod fun abit
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:34 AM   #3
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I quit 3 or four times. Now it's been a while since I smoked. Also some sort of substitute helps also


You can do it if you really want to. The mind is a very powerful organ in our bodies. If you put your mind to it you can do almost anything. Except flying lol
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:53 AM   #4
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would holding a knife to your.... stuff..... be enough to quit? because I can arrange that.

good luck though. Like this does you any good but the best way to stop smoking is to never start.

(wtf thought that up? )
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I quit cold turkey about 5 years or so ago. I take a drag off of one once a year just to remind me just how nasty it is.
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I quit using patches 3 years ago july. I had smoked for 10 years, about a pack per day. its not easy, but doable. Sure, your body is addicted to the nicotine, BUT your mind is very habit forming, and the physical habit of hands to mouth, or keeping your hands busy plays a big role. When beginning to quit, I found it helps to switch brands, find something you KNOW you wont want to smoke. Like I was a non menthol smoker, so I found the cheapest most nasty brand and started there, by the end of the pack, i started patches.....never looked back. Keep your hands busy, your mind too. To date, I still get cravings, Still want one when I smell it sometimes, but almost 3 years, no slips, no mistakes, no smokes. Good Luck!
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While I have no desire to quit smoking, I was thinking of making an app or computer program that could help out.
Basically, just spread your smoke breaks out. Set a timer or something. If you smoke around once an hour, start smoking once ever hour and ten minutes. The next day, move to an hour and 15 minutes, and so on, until you're smoking less and less.
Eventually you'll be able to make the breaks longer than the incrementing intervals, and smoke less than 4 a day. Once you're down to 2-3, you can go cold turkey for the rest.

I quit once before, but it's just a habit for me. I like taking smoke breaks, etc. I won't explain my reasons in detail (I find that makes the temptation for a smoke worse), so I'll just say good luck.
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^^^I'm with Macattack.....I have a very stressful job. I work on projects that are worth more that I will ever make in my lifetime...and in the engineering business....one mistake can get some contractor killed or a building to fail inspection or code...job ending mistakes.

Smoking keeps me level. I don't plan on smoking forever and I smoke a pack and a half (30 cigs) a week.
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Puffed a few times back in College ... would never go back.

Good luck to those trying to rid the habit. And for those just starting out on it ... stop while you can so you can enjoy more later in life.

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^^^I'm with Macattack.....I have a very stressful job. I work on projects that are worth more that I will ever make in my lifetime...and in the engineering business....one mistake can get some contractor killed or a building to fail inspection or code...job ending mistakes.

Smoking keeps me level. I don't plan on smoking forever and I smoke a pack and a half (30 cigs) a week.
I work in a cubicle doing software programming, so being able to get up and go for a short walk is nice.
7-8 cigs a day. Translates to about 2-2 1/2 packs a week, depending on what I do on the weekend (hanging out + drinking = more smoking).
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