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Samui Bodoh

FIVE Months Smoke-Free, WHOOHOO!

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Hi All

 

As of today I am now five months without a single cigarette. Yes, I am the coolest Frood in the universe.

 

Okay, eagle-eyed members will note the I started the topic "four months smoke free" a month ago and might be wondering why I am back again. Honestly, based on the numbers of TV users, there has to be a couple of smokers out there who are thinking of quitting and might need a small kick in the ass to do it.

 

Kick Kick!

 

My story, which I will recount here (anonymously), is that I was a smoker for 35 years or so, I smoked two packs a day, and on which I spent thousands and thousands and thousands of Baht with absolutely nothing to show for it. Nothing at all. Zip. Nada. Nil. Zero. I still find it all hard to believe, but as I typed this... well, I have to admit it (anonymously!).

 

I have used the 'cold turkey' method, but I would recommend using whatever works for you.

 

How do I feel now? I still have an occasional craving (once a week?) but nothing too bad. I cycle 20 KM every morning (have for years, not new) and that feels great! My breath is up, my endurance is up and my speed is up. Smokers will know what I am talking about when I say that I used to get the 'chest burn' or'lung burn' when I was out of breath before; now it is gone as well. My clothes don't stink. I have NOT spent approximately 26,500 Baht for no reason.

 

Yes, I am both happy and proud.

 

How are the other stoppers doing? In my last thread a month ago, several of you mentioned that you were doing it too; how goes the battle?

 

There are some people reading this who are thinking of quitting (so say the stats...). I would say to you, "Do it. It is tricky, it is hard, it will test you, but it is well, well worth it."

 

Good Luck and Happy Chinese New Year!

 

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Fair play bodoh. Recently on a flight which had a 2 hour connect in Oman I first thought about quitting. The smoke room in that airport is grim.

 

I smoked about 12-14 a day but recently started smoking just 6 a day.

 

I do enjoy it I admit but I want to quit so I am just going through my process and hopefully I'll rid this habit soon.

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10 minutes ago, Rc2702 said:

Fair play bodoh. Recently on a flight which had a 2 hour connect in Oman I first thought about quitting. The smoke room in that airport is grim.

 

I smoked about 12-14 a day but recently started smoking just 6 a day.

 

I do enjoy it I admit but I want to quit so I am just going through my process and hopefully I'll rid this habit soon.

 

You just made my day!

 

Good luck!

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Congratulations, you must feel like a million bucks and you deserve it! 

 

I have been about 9 years free now, although I only smoked for about 10 before quitting. I did it with Chantix. I know not everyone responds well to it, but if you struggle to go cold turkey, give it a try. It literally turned off the desire for me like a light switch. To this day, I am both terribly grateful to Chantix for the help, amd at the same time terrified at how easily it seemed to alter what I considered a very strong impulse in my brain. Better living through chemistry, I guess. 

 

Congrats again, and good luck to all those still fighting the good fight!!!!

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Thanks for the kick.

 

I just stopped after a relapse a few weeks ago.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, GBK said:

Thanks for the kick.

 

I just stopped after a relapse a few weeks ago.

 

 

I am happy to kick people!  :cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:

 

Good luck and we both can be back at the middle of next month to check in.

 

Cheers

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I am hitting 2 months now,doing it cold turkey after 38 years of smoking.i am enjoying my food much more and my chest is more clearer in the mornings,my wallet has more money in it and less trips to the atm!

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To SB

Thanks for your “kickin’ “ post.

Actually today is my birthday and I’m having a butt with my coffee to kick off my day. You are 100% right that there is no logical return on this investment.

My new Bon Cafe Saeco machine Just cost me 30k and you just inspired me to butt- out today with the additional benefit that quitting will shortly pay off my new machine.

5 left in my pack and that’s it. Hope I don’t get too grumpy. Lol.

Anyone else ready to quit?

Maybe We could do a support thread by pm?

 

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3 minutes ago, Samui Bodoh said:

I am happy to kick people!  :cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:

 

Good luck and we both can be back at the middle of next month to check in.

 

Cheers

Good idea.  

 

Let's push each other along.  I know I need it, so others probably do as well.

 

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2 minutes ago, grobec said:

To SB
Thanks for your “kickin’ “ post.
Actually today is my birthday and I’m having a but with my coffee to kick off my day. You are 100% right that there is no logical return on this investment.
My new Bon Cafe Saeco machine
Just cost me 30k and you just inspired me to butt- out today whit the additional benefit that quitting will shortly pay off my machine.


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Hi grobec

 

Happy Birthday!

 

You mentioned a 30K coffee machine. One of the best things that I did was put a jar on my work desk at home and each day put in what I would have spent on smokes. The first day didn't matter, but after 4-5 days it really helped; the visual realization of the money triggered my "inner cheapness" in a big way.

 

Good luck!

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Fantastic....I am delighted for you...seriously.

   I gave up drinking and smoking (or should I say "they gave me up") about 16 years ago. How did I do it....one day at a time.....not for  forever....just for one day.

Anybody can give up something.... for just one day.....and so on and so on.

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Well done i managed to quit after 20 years of smoking now its been about 10 years and if i am honest i still get the odd craving (but always resist )after a few beers if a friend lights up  I cannot believe i used to smoke so many .

 

Working shifts in the u.k and being allowed a smoke break every hour didnt help.

Keep it going i did think you moved away from Chiang mai 5 months ago when the heading said "Smoke Free".

 

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3 minutes ago, SpeakeasyThai said:

Can't stand smokers - so selfish with their second hand passive smoke. You should never smoke.

 

Then perhaps you should be supportive of people who are trying to kick the addiction.

 

 

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