So This Is What It Feels Like . . .

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by colchar, May 27, 2021.

  1. buster poser

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    I've heard that about them. Not going to refute the broad effectiveness, but anecdotally, sounds awful culty.
     
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    I'm sure they do a lot of good. I went to a meeting at a friend's request many years before I had my talk with the guy who said I was a dry drunk long after I had quit drinking. The problem for me was at the meeting I attended, and admittedly it was only one meeting, everyone there seemed to have a LOT of problems. It seemed like the drinking was just one of them. I didn't have problems along the same lines as them, and to be honest, I really didn't want to hear about their problems.
     
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    In my opinion the most to be pitied of those who trade one health compromising situation for another is the guy who says he quit smoking, and now uses Copenhagen or a similar product. I have friends who use the stuff, I'd rather be hogtied under a chicken roost and have the chickens bombing me with excrement as to have to ride in a car with them. The smell of "chew" activates my gag reflex almost immediately.
     
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    Just remember this if/when you get the urge. You have gone three days without, so your body's physical need for nicotine is past. Any "need" from this point on is all mental. You have already licked it as long as you stay mentally strong. Congrats. There is nothing else that you could accomplish in a few days time that will likely add 10 years to your life.
     
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    Just try to remember it’s not that you can’t have a cigarette again; it’s that you won’t have another cigarette again.

    It’s not deprivation, it’s a choice that you made for yourself for very good reasons.
     
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    Quitting permanently requires you to, right now, while you're feeling good about it, while you're feeling strong, decide that you're NOT a smoker.

    When you get the urge to smoke, ask yourself if you're a smoker or not. The answer has to be pre-decided as "NOT". Otherwise you'll smoke.
     
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  7. Uncle Daddy

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    It worked for me.
     
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    I tried to quit for years, eventually got down to the last 3 or 4 a day but couldn't get past that.

    So, I got myself a vape, reduced the nicotine content to zero over a few months, then I stopped that too.

    I know it's not clever or cool, but vaping was the only thing that worked for me. I don't do it now, and I won't smoke a cigarette again.

    I still have a 'dry-herb' vape, but that's a different story...:rolleyes:
     
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    Rather ironic if it was the U of North Carolina.

    But then maybe it's because they're not the university founded and funded by a cigarette company.
     
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    DILLIGAF.
     
  11. Lucius Paisley

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    It's different for everybody. Some people can beat it easily, some relapse HARD.
     
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  13. cometazzi

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    Congrats!

    I smoked for 15 years, then quit cold turkey one day (September 9, 2003) like you did. It wasn't easy, but looking back, it wasn't has hard as I thought it would be. The craving never goes away completely. I still think about it when I have a hot cup of coffee in the morning on the first cold day of autumn. I still have dreams about smoking on a monthly basis.

    I've never taken another drag, and I know that if I ever do I will be back to a pack a day in no time.
     
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    I'm glad I was never a heavy smoker, but I enjoyed a Kool now and then in the late 70s.
    Those vintage ads blow my mind.
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    Quit - a day at a time.
    The days add up.
    Peace - Deeve
     
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    Stick with it for your health, if you must have a habit, replace your bad habit with a guitar habit $12 a day 365 days a year = $4380 a year, thats a custom shop a year or a vintage in 3
     
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    There were some rough spots this evening, but I didn't smoke so I am still going strong.
     
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    I dont doubt the advice you were given, but this is indeed how I managed to eventually completely kick cigarettes. Its been 20 years since I was a cigarette smoker, and I do not miss it.
     
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    I've been a "smoker who doesn't smoke" since 13 Feb 1999. I spoke to a very helpful pharmacist who gave me the right level of nicotine patches and advice about very gradual reduction. I followed her advice to the letter and have always been grateful to her.

    Previously I'd tried cold turkey, gradual tapering off, everything, loads of times and failed. Not helped by being with a partner who rubbed my nose in each failure. When I succeeded I was with my new partner who took the line, OK, never mind, don't worry, just try again next time. She's the keeper.

    Good for you so far colchar.
     
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    Well it is now Sunday. I last smoked a week ago today.
     
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    congrats!! All downhill from here!
     
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