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    Default Anyone else stop smoking New Years eve

    23 days now. It's 690 fags I haven't had and have saved $250 odd in the process.
    The actual stopping is easy.
    Jeez I'd love a fag. Smoking is wonderful. Bit smelly and expensive and all that. However it's not something one can do in ones twilight years.
    I have managed to lose weight due to a slightly fanatical exercise regime.

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    i quit cold turkey at the end of october and am still off the fags i have not managed to lose any weight more put a load on i wasn't hard to quit as you say but i could sometimes kill for a ciggy
    why oh why did i try will be the cry when the guy in mi passes you by

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    Does grass count ?

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    Only if you mix tobacco with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph
    Only if you mix tobacco with it!

    Matt.
    second that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BW205
    second that!!

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    I'll third that.

    I use to smoke heaps, i could blame this on the industry that im in but that would just be a lame excuse.
    I've been able to cut down my smoking to only when i go out which has cut down my smoking heaps.Plus weekends i'm playing cricket & i feel really bad if i smoke amougnst all these fit athletic fellas.

    Anyone used niccorette here? Any success?

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    I quit 21 yrs ago, a carton a week. Marlboro cost $15 a carton of 200.
    It was because of the cost Now they're dearer than that per pack, i used hypnosis, it didnt work at first, i was munching 2 pks of Tic-Tac's a day, 2nd time cold turkey, that worked fine. I found the worst thing to overcome, was finding something to occupy my hands. So i took up groping women!!
    No not all women, just my missus.
    Had cravings for 6 or 7 yrs usually under high stress, like when the BITCH inlaw visited.
    I soon learned if i pissed her off, she wouldn't visit so regular
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warwick2
    However it's not something one can do in ones twilight years.

    I'm in the process of quitting - and in my twilight years.

    Found out that financially I could smoke or eat, but not both.

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    no
    i still do it and have been for many years
    how much do i do it
    well 1 packet of tobacco lasts 2 weeks sometimes a bit more
    can i go without ?...............yes i can
    so am i addicted to it ?.................i don't think so
    am i going to quit ?......................one day i will
    does it worry me ?........................ not in the slightest

    but i can't understand how people can smoke 30+ a day and spend the amount they do on the habit

    my outlay i could average out to around $10-12 a week
    yes ok thats a bit over $500 a year but do i drink copious amounts of alcohol ?...............no
    i'd grab myself a 6 pack every now and than and that's about it
    i normally have beer in the fridge but i don't drink a lot

    do i gamble ?.........................no
    do i go clubbing ?......................no
    do i spend a lot of money on motor cars ?...................no

    so really the small amount on one little habit i don't find too bad at all
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    pugrambo mate! Have another cigi, from the tone of that conversation with yourself you seem very stressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purrr-geot
    I use to smoke heaps, i could blame this on the industry that im in but that would just be a lame excuse.
    Your industry ? .. how does that effect your smoking habit ?

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    It's now been 50 days... times 30 is 1500 fags I haven't had, is $550.
    WHere is the money I have saved? My wife has spent it on... mostly clothes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warwick2
    It's now been 50 days... times 30 is 1500 fags I haven't had, is $550.
    WHere is the money I have saved? My wife has spent it on... mostly clothes.
    Warwick,

    Keep doing this & you'll be back smoking before you know what's struck you.

    I smoked cigs until I hit around 60 - 80 a day. Then I went the pipe and that way I did 1 to 1 1/2 packs a day. Borkhum Riff Whiskey ahh, what an aroma, what flavour, I could be at a cricket match & my mob could find me by following their noses. Ask anyone that knew me.
    I decided I would like to see my family grow up after I saw a few friends who never will, and found the simplest way was to work out what it cost in 'baccy & spend that amount on something else, so I bought the BX 16V....that fixed it; can't smoke or I lose the car!!
    Been a bad tempered [email protected][email protected] ever since but them's the breaks.

    Do I feel better healthwise? - No
    Do I feel fitter? - No
    What's the difference? I can go out now without running outside like I've $#!+ my pants every 5 minutes so I can have a smoke and I don't smell like a walking bushfire. I don't burn holes in car seats & new clothes & food tastes better sometimes and I appreciate a good beer.
    On the downside, if somebody sneaks a fart out, where I didn't notice previously, I tend to now point & say "That was YOU!! which at times has it's advantages if you don't like the offender.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    Warwick,

    Keep doing this & you'll be back smoking before you know what's struck you.

    I smoked cigs until I hit around 60 - 80 a day. Then I went the pipe and that way I did 1 to 1 1/2 packs a day. Borkhum Riff Whiskey ahh, what an aroma, what flavour, I could be at a cricket match & my mob could find me by following their noses. Ask anyone that knew me.
    I decided I would like to see my family grow up after I saw a few friends who never will, and found the simplest way was to work out what it cost in 'baccy & spend that amount on something else, so I bought the BX 16V....that fixed it; can't smoke or I lose the car!!
    Been a bad tempered [email protected][email protected] ever since but them's the breaks.

    Do I feel better healthwise? - No
    Do I feel fitter? - No
    What's the difference? I can go out now without running outside like I've $#!+ my pants every 5 minutes so I can have a smoke and I don't smell like a walking bushfire. I don't burn holes in car seats & new clothes & food tastes better sometimes and I appreciate a good beer.
    On the downside, if somebody sneaks a fart out, where I didn't notice previously, I tend to now point & say "That was YOU!! which at times has it's advantages if you don't like the offender.


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    Hey Alan, it's better to be a 'bad tempered [email protected][email protected] ' and alive than a prematurely deceased memory of a person who smoked.
    Tobacco killed my father in law, and he was one of the best blokes you could ever meet, great sense of humour too. What it did to this guy was bloody disgusting...he deteriorated from a strong and healthy '50 something' person to a weak and frail '90 something' in a matter of about 10 weeks.
    I'll never forget the continual look of despair and fear in his eyes, in those last weeks.
    He'd still be here now if it wasn't for those stupid cork tipped Turf ciggies he loved so much.
    We froggies don't care how cranky you might be, ( yes...we've noticed it..how cranky you can be..) just keep off the tobacco.
    Cheers...George.

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    I enjoy the odd cigar on special occaisions and I sometimes smoke a pipe. I would probably have 4 or 5 smokes a month. I enjoy it occaisionally, but do not smoke regularly. I think that my health is in little to no danger from this level of smoking, I enjoy a rare smoke, and I don't intend to stop.
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