Two years cigarette-free today.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by StrangerNY, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Wallaby

    Wallaby Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Nice job! Congratulations, and keep it up!

    I'll have 2 years tobacco-free myself in a few months, too.

     
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  2. stantheman

    stantheman Doctor of Teleocity

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    Quitting will buy You a whole lot more than a cup of coffee.
    You take Your former daily/weekly/monthly/annual Tabac Expenditure and You can parlay it into a Gretsch 6120TM and all other kinds of nice things because the logic of saving Your life says You can.

    Congratulations!!!
    -stan
     
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  3. Hear2learn

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    Outstanding!
     
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  4. uriah1

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    Congrats . I will someday too
     
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    mefgames Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    Good for you, carry on !!
     
  6. JazzboxBlues

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    That’s awesome and keep it up. Your thread reminded me that I quit sometime in February 17 years ago. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done. Even though it’s been 17 years I wouldn’t even think about having a cigarette. I feel as if I might as well go buy a carton if I did have a cigarette. I won’t even touch a cigar. I don’t ever want to start smoking again. It’s a nasty habit that’s very addictive.
     
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  7. studio1087

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    That’s so great! Good for you man.
     
  8. Recce

    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Actually I quit smoking at 21 some 41 years ago. I just got lucky and was looking for a roommate in college. A friend said yes but you have to quit smoking. I said yes and did quit. In the following years I have had two partial cigarettes, bleh awful, and a few cigars probably around ten. I would consider myself a non smoker. Hang in there it gets better.
     
  9. Ziggy587

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    Congrats! Isn't it kind of surreal to think about how you use to smoke?

    I will be 2 years and ex-smoker this summer. I quit in the middle of a work day, cold turkey, just like that. I wish I could say I was that awesome, but I never would have been able to quit at all if it wasn't for this book...

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EVMK0H0/?tag=tdpri-20

    This isn't a plug, and I don't mean to preach, but I whole-heartedly recommend this book to anyone who wants to quit smoking. I was a pack a day smoker for years, and the last year I was smoking more than a pack a day. Every time I took a smoke break it was at least 2 cigarettes, if not more. Sometimes 3-5 in a row. Or, if I were on the phone or something, I would accidentally smoke almost an entire pack! I don't know if I would have been able to quit without help. This book was written by a former smoker. There's no tricks, no gimmicks. You can even keep smoking as you read the book (which is what I did). The book just helps you get the facts straight in your head, then quitting is simple and easy.

    Sounds like a load, right? Someone bought me this book, I read the title and scoffed. "Oh, the EASY way to quit smoking? Riiiiight." But, it works!

    A lot of smokers are afraid to quit because they think they'll miss out on this or that, or some things wont be as enjoyable without cigarettes. I use to think the same way, but I promise you it isn't true. It took me months before I got myself to read it. I figured I would read it after my brother's engagement party. How could I enjoy such a social event without being able to smoke? That's what I thought. After I quit, I realized how wrong I was. You'll only enjoy those social events even more as a nonsmoker! The hardest part about being around smokers will be the smell, not the urge to smoke.
     
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    Congrats on being smoke free. Now find a way to get the misses to quit. You both will be happier & healthier

    I tried to get my better half to quit for the last 25 years. It took the death of her son & sister plus her COPD to finally give it up. Constant wheezing, inability to do a lot of stuff, & tiredness are her daily companions
     
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    TeleBeeb has been free of Salem 100’s since fall 1981.
    It can be done.
     
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    A little over a month Smoke free for me...
     
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    :D Let me know where the line forms. I quit 22 years ago and never even got a camp site in Tahoe! (Have visited Tahoe area twice. God's country up there. Just like the Ponderosa on Bonanza.)
     
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