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BANGKOK 21 July 2019 07:09
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2 years today smoke free

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Well done!

 

I never smoked, but my dad did. It took a long had battle for him to give up, but he did succeed (still drank like a fish until he left us at a 70).

 

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Great, an older guy I knew here smoked like a chimney...died of cancer and it was hell at the end.

Spent a fortune on surgery 2 times then gave up on that.

Could not walk, then could not see, then could not talk....opiod medicine till the end...

 

 

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Well Done, GT!

 

It is truly a remarkable achievement. To give a wee bit of perspective, I read a short time ago a quote from Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones that cigarettes were harder to kick than heroin, and he would know.

 

You are about 6 months ahead of me (1.5 years next month), so for all who are still smoking and don't think that you can quit, here are TWO long-term smokers who managed it.

 

And, if you are smoker looking for a good reason to stop (if you are reading this, then at least some part of you is thinking about it), I just did some 'back of the envelope' calculations. If I had continued smoking a year and a half ago, I would have spent a hair under 100,000 Baht for nothing.

 

A HUNDRED THOUSAND F**KING BAHT FOR NOTHING AT ALL.

 

Congrats again, GT, and may you remain forever six months ahead.

 

Cheers

 

 

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Well done GT !! You are passed the worst for sure.
I’m probably 20 years stopped now and detest the things !!

When you are out with your mates having a few bevvy’s is the time to be on your guard. Anyone smoking in the group can influence you into “ having one for old times sake “ .
I started again after being stopped for 10 years !! , but soon realised I had made a foolish mistake and stopped again a month later.

Well done to achieve this milestone, aim for the next one, and the next one, and the next........

Your health will thank you

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1 hour ago, Samui Bodoh said:

Well Done, GT!

 

It is truly a remarkable achievement. To give a wee bit of perspective, I read a short time ago a quote from Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones that cigarettes were harder to kick than heroin, and he would know.

 

You are about 6 months ahead of me (1.5 years next month), so for all who are still smoking and don't think that you can quit, here are TWO long-term smokers who managed it.

 

And, if you are smoker looking for a good reason to stop (if you are reading this, then at least some part of you is thinking about it), I just did some 'back of the envelope' calculations. If I had continued smoking a year and a half ago, I would have spent a hair under 100,000 Baht for nothing.

 

A HUNDRED THOUSAND F**KING BAHT FOR NOTHING AT ALL.

 

Congrats again, GT, and may you remain forever six months ahead.

 

Cheers

 

 

Thanks SB, I vow to stay 6 months ahead of you in at least one thing 😎👍

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1 hour ago, Andrew Dwyer said:

Well done GT !! You are passed the worst for sure.
I’m probably 20 years stopped now and detest the things !!

When you are out with your mates having a few bevvy’s is the time to be on your guard. Anyone smoking in the group can influence you into “ having one for old times sake “ .
I started again after being stopped for 10 years !! , but soon realised I had made a foolish mistake and stopped again a month later.

Well done to achieve this milestone, aim for the next one, and the next one, and the next........

Your health will thank you emoji4.png

Thanks Andrew, I did the same as you believe it or not while visiting a mate here many years ago, now when I go to my local and I have many of my friends around me smoking I have absolutely no compulsion to start again, but I have to say it doesn't bother me, I say live and let live, up to them as the Thais would say 😎

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1 hour ago, freedomnow said:

Great, an older guy I knew here smoked like a chimney...died of cancer and it was hell at the end.

Spent a fortune on surgery 2 times then gave up on that.

Could not walk, then could not see, then could not talk....opiod medicine till the end...

 

 

A very sad tale, I knew I gave up for a reason and your story is one of them, sorry about your friend.

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Even moderate drinking is not nearly as bad for you as smoking.

Congrats, you should be proud.

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