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Has everybody who quit in the last year still off them??

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55 minutes ago, Genghis Khant said:

. Plus the very proud and pleasing fact that I am no longer a slave to nicotine!!

And saving yourself 365 x Baht 125 = Baht 45,625 per year (assuming you were smoking a pack a day).

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Yes me. After 11 years I stopped smoking. Its been 3 or 4 years now. The magic trick is to stop smoking. Put them in the bin and stop. Youre smallest hangover is worse than your "withdrawls".

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3 and a half years, and loving it. My life was turned around by six magical words:

 

You - have - had - a - heart - attack.

 

Needed no other assistance to quit (booze as well)

 

:) Best wishes to all smokers trying to quit. 

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I too have terminated my relationship with cigarettes & booze.

Oh what a feeling!

Cigarettes - my body/clothing does not reek with the odor.

Booze - I am in control & responsible for my actions. 

Sobriety date - 09 April 1984.

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Stop seeing these as individual attempts to quit. You may have slip-ups after a week or year or two years or longer but just see it as that and not a failure.

 

I'll be 'clean' 7 years this Cristmas. Not smoked for 5 but several slip ups in the first 2 years. Some lasting a month or more.

 

Have you read Alan Carr's book? It's excellent.

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Read Alan Carrs book it is great. Been 4 years now, read the book threw the cigs in the bin and never looked back.

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I stopped cold turkey in Oct 2015. Smoked for 27 years, stopped for 3 as I started again.

Smoked for another 7 and hit the non smokers corner.

Don't tell your self you are stopping, just convince yourself that you are a non-smoker.

Yes I do get cravings once in a blue moon, still want to stop at 7/11 and buy a box after a really stressful time, but then I just convince myself that I don't smoke. The feeling only last for 20 minutes or so.

Good luck and you can do it.

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8 minutes ago, waza46 said:

Read Alan Carrs book it is great. Been 4 years now, read the book threw the cigs in the bin and never looked back.

does reading make one gay ??  i dont need another vice

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I'm on month 4 now and feel great.Hit the gym 3 or 4 times a week and it totally puts me off smoking.When i smell them now,or see someone  smoking ,it just looks so stupid and stinky.Keep up the good work???

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I am only 6 weeks into it but very proud of myself after 55 years of smoking.

Even lung cancer 10 years ago didn't stop me.

Recent loss of breadth just walking up a few stairs did the job for me. Even quarterly CT scans wasn't picking up the emphysema.

Still fighting the cravings but getting easier. Wife gave up 2 days later.

My secret turned out to be perfect (for me):

1. Plan when and where to do it

2. Ensure I had 2-3 days clear off work

3. Get rid of all distractions

4. Get rid of all smokes the night before

5. Use sleeping tablets to try and sleep through the bulk of first few days

Whilst it remains hard I talk to others who have given up for longer periods to get confidence it will all get better. 

 

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4 years ago on a holiday in the Maldives. Only assistance from Nicorettes for 6 months and replaced that with normal gum. 

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23 years clean now , succeeded after 3 attempts " to give up", found using nicotine gum helpful, had to do some work on the inner self as smoking for me was a self medicating coping thing, but you don't actually give up anything rather gain so many things

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Stopped July 4.  No slips.  Not really interested in it anymore.  Gotta lose some weight now.  10 kilos would be nice.

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