Can't quit smoking

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  1. LPTyler

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    That could be said for nearly all “vice” tax. Lottery, gambling, drinking, tobacco, these tend not to be the habits of rich people.
     
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    Not sure about all of that; the concept of the “high roller” would seem to disprove it.
    Everyone has a vice. If folks don’t know what yours is, it means you’re hiding something.
     
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    There are exceptions to every rule, but in general rich people (I am not one of them) don’t participate. At mega casinos like in Vegas, there tend to be rich people, but all the off strip, reservation, and gas station casinos are not built for high rollers. I also agree everyone has a vice, some are just better for you than others.
     
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    If you’re truly that well off, there’s a whole separate private casino for you along with comp rooms and personal “assistants” that get you whatever you want, within reason.
    It’s not like there’s no demand for this sort of thing...
     
  5. heyalexmckenzie

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    I am currently using an e-cigarette, I don't wanna die just yet but I can't quit smoking.
     
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    I'll be in with y'all soon. I'm wanting to give it up.

    I quit for 3 years at one point, I went pretty much cold turkey. I started by saying to myself I'll go 6 hours, then at 6 hours said I'll go another 6 hours. Went a day that way, went and bought a can of dip and had a dip at the 24 the mark. Did another 24 and had another dip. Threw the dip away and sucked it up. After about 2 weeks I didn't want one all that much. After a month, hardly at all and it wasn't a very strong pull when I did want one, so I could get by it pretty easily.

    Then after 3 years, I was with friends and thought, that smells good(they don't stink at some point and get that good smell again if it's not heavy stale smoke). So I bummed one, then another and was back at a pack a day within about a week. Lesson learned, you can't have just one.

    Tried a different approach last time and quit for 6 months. Super stressful time in my life and probably wasn't a good time to try. Used nicotine patches and ended up with panic attacks from them(eventually I did use them successfully) so tried cold turkey and had the worst withdrawals. Jolting awake as soon as I fell asleep. Did that for 2 sleepless nights and on the third, cut a patch down to 1/4 of its size and slept like a baby. Went on a mission to quit and every 3 days would try to go without the patch and when I couldn't, I would cut the size down, 3 days, go without, needed it, cut it down. After a couple weeks, the patches were tiny. Eventually was weened off. Was walking regularly, then it got cold, I didnt go for my walks, got a coupon in the mail for a free pack, boom. Pack a day since.

    Going to have a go again here soon.

    I'm in another stressful period, so I'm going to pick my time, but soon.
     
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    I started smoking at 13 years of age when I got a job delivering groceries for our local shop. Having my own money allowed me to buy cigarettes. So I smoked for 61 years and then my Doctor suggested I had an chest X-Ray. When he got the results he sent me for a CT Scan and when he got those results he told me I had the beginnings of Emphysema and now was the time to give up smoking. He prescribed Champix and so I followed the instructions and now I've not had a smoke for just over 5 years. And that's it, I'll never go back on tobacco again. I had tried giving up smoking so many times before that even that was becoming a habit.. S
     
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    If you try the patch, watch out for weird feelings. The panic attacks were nightmarish. And I didn't put it together for a few days until I somehow took off a patch and after about 20 minutes I was calming down and then realized what was going on. Probably didn't help with withdrawals that I was overdosing on nicotine the few days prior to trying cold turkey.
     
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    I get them at BJs:

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    You need to replace the physical act of smoking, the taking out the pack, pulling out the cig and lighting it up.

    This is an often overlooked part of the habit as smoking gives you something to do with your hands so if you stop smoking- you feel a little lost without your daily ritual.

    I got mints and every time I felt like smoking I would just have mint. So for a year I always had a bag of scotch mints, must have eaten 10,000 of them. I got a cavity or 2 but have been smoke free for 18 years.

    You can do it!
     
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    Almost 2 yrs for me. 7 times in the hospital 30% lung function
    4 kinds of steroids, nebulizer water pills antibiotics, oxygen at nite.
    Gained 50 lbs, yup I finally quit.....
     
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    Altoids. I haven't smoked in 15 years now, but I still have a tin of them at my desk and in my truck.
     
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    from what I see its a constant battle.. I quited 10 times and I smoke today lovely Marlboro white. It cost 3,60€ in Slovakia.
    To get rid of smoking is to get rid of frustration in your life. When you are happy what you do and people you meet on daily basis its eeasy peasy to stop.
    When your job sucks and people are rednecks around stopping smoke doesnt work that easy.
     
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    Ill try to quit in november , i took 7 days holiday for first week
     
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    Yes you can. And you should.
     
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    Someday when I find the right accupuncturist and hypnotist in one room.
     
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    You can do it.

    One of the hardest things I ever did was quit smoking cigarettes. When it feels overwhelming distract yourself.

    Hot showers/walks/guitar/and video games helped me through the rough patches.

    Get mad at yourself and the scummy companies/fat cat ceo's enriching their lives at your expense.

    F@$k them.
     
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    2 years clean after a 30+ year habit. Until the birth of my daughter 7 years ago I was a pack a day, hardened smoker. When I became a dad I cut down to about half a pack an then decided to quit, first attempt. Basically I went cold turkey, no patches, gum, lozenges or vape, mainly because I wanted to lose the addiction.

    The first 3 months were really tough and then it got easier and now I firmly doubt I'll go back because I don't miss smoking. I'll have a cigar every few months, when the opportunity calls for it.

    It really is a matter of willpower - if you want to, you'll quit. If you don't quit, you don't really want to.
     
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    Sorry for bump.

    Just wanted to tell you havent smoked since 22. April
     
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    Thant is just awesome RoCkstAr!! Congrats and keep it up. I hope to joining you soon.
     
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