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Anyone want to quit smoking with me?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rain, Oct 31, 2001.

  1. Kevin Potts

    Kevin Potts Second Unit

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    I'm with you on quitting tonight Rain. I've got 9 left in my current pack and when they're gone that's it.
    God this is going to be tough, but I know I can do it. Sorry, I had to give myself a little pep talk there for a minute. [​IMG]
    Hey Eric,
    Are you with us? Then again if I was talking with Count Christou all the time I'd be so stressed I'd be firing up a pack at a time.
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  2. Eric Scott

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    I may try tomorrow, but not tonight. Good luck!
     
  3. Rain

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    Hi, guys.
    Well, I'm leaving work now, so that means that in about 5 minutes I will smoke my final cigarette.
    No regrets, no suffering, no looking back. Here's to a healthier, wealthier tobacco-free future:
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    Good luck to all who are with me! Don't give up guys.
    I'll be back tomorrow afternoon to post an update and to see how everyone is doing.
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    Any smokers who want to accept the challenge of joining me in quitting? If so, click here
    [Edited last by Rain on November 02, 2001 at 06:52 PM]
     
  4. cafink

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    Good luck to all!
     
  5. Eric Scott

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    Morbidly awaiting the reports.... [​IMG]
     
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  7. Sean Conklin

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    Just quitting for 2 or 3 days gives you enough cash to buy a DVD!!
    If I'm not going to smoke I will have to be rewarded with a couple new DVD's per week! [​IMG]
    Well Rain, where are you? Are you sleeping off a hangover?
    Don't be smoking!! Let us know how it's going!
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    "I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates who said.......I drank what?"
     
  8. Rain

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  9. Sean Conklin

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    OK Rain, we'll let that slide [​IMG]
    But you are our shining example for us for Monday, so keep up the good work!
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    "I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates who said.......I drank what?"
     
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  11. Kevin Potts

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    Damn I'm weak
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  12. Rain

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    Hi again, guys.
    Well, I must confess, I'm not doing very well so far. I'm definitely smoking less, but that ain't good enough.
    I'm not giving in yet though.
    This might sound like an excuse, but since I don't have a computer at home, I can't access this thread. I think when I have it up on my screen all day at work tomorrow, that will help.
    Kevin, don't dwell if you've cheated, just keep at it, buddy.
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  13. Alex Spindler

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    An admirable feat you are undertaking. Good luck, and persistence is the key, even in the face of a few slips.
     
  14. Sean Conklin

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    Rain, did you buy cigs? or did you bum a couple?
    Because of your inspiring thread me and my wife are quitting tommorrow, please be strong, we are nervous but tommorrow(Monday) morning is it.
    WE ARE GOING FOR IT!!! Maybe we can help inspire you too.
    I know you are not married, and I do not know the stresses of your life, but I can tell you that just raising a teen and a baby and bills, well you get the idea, even with lifes stresses we are REALLY going for it.
    Cigarettes (nicotine) are considered by the ATF and the FDA as the most addictive drug PERIOD. More so than even Heroin, so I know we are up against a pretty strong foe here, but LETS DO IT!! [​IMG]
    Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned that FDA shit but just so you and everyone knows what we are up against.
    Be strong Rain!!!
    Tommorrow I am a non - smoker and can't wait to use the 15 bucks I will have saved by Wednesday and go get a new DVD [​IMG]
    I am looking forward to smelling clean,having good breath and NOT looking stupid with a smoldering cancer stick hanging out of my mouth!!! [​IMG]
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  15. Sean Conklin

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    Keep at it Kevin!!
    Wheres Brad_W ? Are you still with us? Anyone else??
    I've got 6 cigs left and that has to last me and the misses tonight and thats it!!!
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    "I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates who said.......I drank what?"
     
  16. Sean Conklin

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    2 left, 1 for me and 1 for the wife.
    Here we go!! [​IMG]
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  17. Sean Conklin

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    OK that's it I'm/we are done! AHHHH! no more cigs [​IMG]
    Well here's a little inspiration check THIS out!
    Ok where's the support group?
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    "I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates who said.......I drank what?"
     
  18. Michael Allred

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    Any of you smokers or soon-to-be non-smokers drink alcohol?
    If so, don't you think you should quit that as well?
    Anyway, I'm 25..been smoking since I was 16 (and NO, had nothing to do with some silly camel) and I don't have the desire to quit. That's really the only way to quit, is to *truly* want to. If, deep down inside, you wanna continue smoking it doesn't matter what methods you take, you'll fail.
    Naturally I know the *possible* consequences of smoking (not everyone gets cancer you know?) but....much like the late, great comedian Bill Hicks...I'm afraid that if I quit, I'll become one of those anti-smoking advocates who wish to impose moral laws on everyone, in other words "really fucking annoying". I see those people and I immediately think of a Gene Hackman line from "Heartbreakers";
    *mumbling*
    "....nazi...."
    One of these years, smoking will just be banned period so I guess then I'll have no choice eh?
    I just wish more time and money would be spent on an anti-alcohol agenda.
    I mean when I or anyone else light up a cigarette....we won't be plowing into a busload of nuns on the highway or beating the wife/kids or just otherwise being an obnoxious, loudmouth fool who's willing to take a swing at anybody.
    /rant off
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  19. Carl Johnson

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    Alcohol doesn't turn drinkers into obnoxious fools anymore than Joe Camel gives people cancer.
     
  20. JonZ

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    Ive had 10 smoke free days.
    You guys can do it, the hardest thing is to break the HABIT.
    Have a smoke when Im getting dressed in the morning, have a smoke while the car is warming up, have a smoke when I reach the Beacon Bridge, at the exit, 5 mintues to work, have one last smoke...and so on.
    Heres something that helped me the first 2 days especially in the car. Pretend to smoke. I read this on a stop smoking webpage and thought it was the stupidest thing Id ever read, but I was Jonesing on the ride home and did this and as stupid as it sounds I felt better - just by going through the motions(remember this is a habit!) I pretended to light a cig, I took about 5 puffs from it and put it out, and I felt better-I felt like a idiot but whatever works.
    Also dont fight the urge to eat-go ahead.Try to eat good stuff like raisins, fruit and such.If you have to eat crap you can always drop the weight.
    Good Luck.
    Michael, My desire to quit has to do with what they charge for cigarettes in NY state - $4.80 a pack. When I think about it , it makes me feel like a chump or a sucker to pay so much for cigarettes. NY is expensive and its hard enough to make ends meet here without spending $120 a month(my car insurance or 2 loan payments) on cigs.
    There are exceptions(like if youre family cant afford to eat, you shouldnt be buying cigarettes),but I agree with you-you should quit because you want to.
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    [Edited last by JonZ on November 05, 2001 at 08:14 AM]
     

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