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Two years cigarette-free today.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by StrangerNY, Feb 11, 2019 at 2:42 PM.

  1. blues bondsman

    blues bondsman Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    52
    Feb 12, 2012
    Indiana
    I threw a pack in the trash in 1998.
    It wasn't easy but well worth it !!!
    21 years with no tobacco of any kind.
     
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  2. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Surprsingly, no! And I was hard core - a pack of Reds a day for nearly 50 years!

    And I also enjoy getting a whiff of smoke every now and again. My wife was afraid to smoke around me for a while. It took me a while to convince her that I was okay with it.

    - D
     
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  3. SAguitar

    SAguitar Tele-Meister

    248
    Feb 7, 2014
    Oregon
    Congratulations! Keep up the good work.
     
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  4. Greggorios

    Greggorios Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    703
    Jun 18, 2016
    Patterson, NY
    That's great. Congrats. I'll add my voice to the others, best thing you can do for your physical and financial health. Now it's just a question of staying away from 1 cigarette (...the next one!).
     
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  5. Peregrino69

    Peregrino69 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    49
    Dec 12, 2016
    Amsterdam
    Congratulations! I'm aspiring to get where you are...
     
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  6. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    Sort of the same thing for me. One morning as I was sitting at the breakfast table getting ready to head out to work, I took a hard box of Marlboros out of my shirt pocket and said to my wife; Throw these away when I leave I'm done. That was in 1988 and I never went back. Quit the booze in 1997, still quit today, never went back on that either.
     
  7. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Age:
    61
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Good on ya’!
    15 for me.
    Don’t miss it.
     
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  8. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    That's the tricky part...one is okay. One isn't going to make any difference, EXCEPT


    you know it ain't gonna be one...
     
  9. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
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    I never smoked, didn't even care for smoking 'other' stuff. Just don't like shiet in my lungs what so ever. Suspect almost drowning @ 11 years old has something to do with the breathing thing...

    I can say, I am impressed beyond impressed when folks can muster up the will power to quit habits like this and daily drinking.

    Tips hat, congrats. Your arteries and veins elasticity will thank you. And you can use that elasticity to positive effect until you die too! ;)
     
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  10. Nubs

    Nubs Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    43
    Aug 16, 2014
    Houston, TX
    Very tough to do! Everyone who quits deserves a big thanks!

    I used to be back & forth between smoking & dipping for years. Then back in 2008, I kicked them both for good & never looked back. I got a lot of help from friends and sunflower seeds. In fact, I'm still addicted to seeds...

    DAMN YOU SMOKING!!!!
     
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  11. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

    Oct 30, 2017
    Ohio
    I don't remember exactly when I went from quitting to quit. By that, I mean knowing I'd never touch tobacco again. I think it was several months.

    I was smoking 2-3 packs of marlboro's a day and I just realized that I couldn't keep smoking and pay my bills anymore. I decided to get a fresh pack and smoke my brains out that night so I wouldn't want to even think about smoking for at least a day.

    Unfortunately, I got drunk and passed out early that night. Next morning I had over a half pack left. I put them in my pocket, went to work and gave them to a friend and "You take those. I'm done."

    That was the first week of March, 2014. Haven't touched tobacco since.
     
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  12. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    It's that one that causes all the trouble. Look what happened to little bill because of that first pull on the bottle from william munny.
     
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  13. Stubee

    Stubee Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Jan 22, 2007
    Mid-Michigan
  14. lewis

    lewis Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Colorado
    If you were within in my arm's length I'd give you a big pat on the back. And for those of you who fall off the wagon? Don't sweat it, if you quit once you can quit again. Yes, I'm speaking from experience.
     
  15. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    67
    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    I should have a cabin IN Tahoe from all the money I've saved! ;).....39 years since I quit! (pats self on back)
     
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  16. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    You really should have one.
     
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  17. Tenderfoot

    Tenderfoot Tele-Meister

    Age:
    72
    322
    May 8, 2014
    Katy, TX
    January 10, 1991 I smoked my last cigarette. I was up to five packs a day average with more than half of them burring up in several ashtrays at the same time LOL. If I hadn't quite when I did I wouldn't be here today replying to this post.
     
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  18. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

    Oct 30, 2017
    Ohio
    5 packs a day?!? I had a friend who smoked like that. He quit for good.:(

    He was a really good fellow too. He kept cartons of cigarettes in his tool box. If you ran out and asked him for smoke he'd give you a whole pack.
     
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  19. strats62

    strats62 TDPRI Member

    Age:
    61
    7
    Feb 3, 2019
    usa
    congrats, best move you ever made

    or damn close to it
     
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  20. DrPepper

    DrPepper Tele-Holic

    Age:
    59
    769
    Nov 24, 2017
    Texas
    Ditto...
     
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