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I've quit many times before but this time I feel more confident.

I started taking snuss and got addicted to the strongest of that. Then I was smoking and taking snuss.

I read the Allan Carr book, well really listened to it and although I found him irritating and it all seems so obvious, I think it has helped me change my attitude to cigarettes. Someone from my work died from lung cancer aged 54 and another colleague died 2 days ago in an accident. Got me thinking that I don't want to die and certainly don't want to contribute to an early death. I always said I'd stop by the time I was 40 and did for a few years. So before I'm 50 it'll have to be.

Been 3 hours now and feel ok but can't really concentrate on what I'm doing. My kids seem to be louder than normal and I wish they would get the hell out the house.

Threw out all my cigs but have kept the snus as it seems a waste to throw it out as I got it imported. I guess if it gets uncontrollable, I can take the snus or chewing gum but Mr Carr said not to. Anyways at least my lungs will be better.

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It is so easy to give up smoking. rolleyes.gif

I did it 5 times successfully and started again 4 times.

The last time I smoked was in 1970 in Singapore and I have never smoked since. I was 26 then and had been smoking on and off since I was about 12.

Fortunately I managed never to start again but it was hard work. Although I am a non smoker my wife smokes though she has cut down and I want to help her but SHE has to want to first.

I wish you every success.

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Thanks Bill. 1970 wow, that's a long time - well done.

I'd forgotten how hard it is to stop. Maybe as you get older the 'quitting' and withdrawal get worse.

I took a 4mg bag of snus yesterday to help the withdrawal as I was being a real bastard to my family.

I was taking 16mg bags of snus so don't feel that I've slowed down the process of quitting by too long.

Ah well, another day and had nothing yet but got my snus ready for emergencies. I have decided NEVER to smoke another cigarette.

Maybe picked a bad time as having a NY party tomorrow but some will say if I can get through that I can get through anything.

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Thanks Bill. 1970 wow, that's a long time - well done.

I'd forgotten how hard it is to stop. Maybe as you get older the 'quitting' and withdrawal get worse.

I took a 4mg bag of snus yesterday to help the withdrawal as I was being a real bastard to my family.

I was taking 16mg bags of snus so don't feel that I've slowed down the process of quitting by too long.

Ah well, another day and had nothing yet but got my snus ready for emergencies. I have decided NEVER to smoke another cigarette.

Maybe picked a bad time as having a NY party tomorrow but some will say if I can get through that I can get through anything.

The party won't be too much of a problem but the morning after may well be.

When I started as a kid back in the UK me and my mate would pick dogends from the gutters, break them open to take out the tobacco and re-roll them with Rizla cigarette papers.

The local tuck shop near the school used to sell cigarettes one at a time and they also Domino cigarettes at 4 for 6d.

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Each day is mildly easier than the last. When you are sitting 3 months down the line and you are facing temptation just ask yourself 1 question. Do you want to do all that again?

VERY important tip. When people ask if you smoke you say "I don't smoke" NOT "I gave up". Positive language and a belief in yourself is key to winning.

11 years and 2 months non-smoking after 13 years of 20 a day (mostly roll-ups and joints!) I am SO happy I gave up. My wife is now 9 years and 5 months non smoking too and MUCH happier with her skin, hair, etc

Enjoy it, best present you can ever give yourself!

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If You Smoke, enjoy it, if You Don't enjoy that too, but don't preach,.. as a non smoker I find arm wafters get on everyones tits, like Golf Pactice Swing and Putter Clowns, and Vegiterians bleating about Menues...biggrin.png

Who is preaching?

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Preaching.?. As a non smoker who has to sit outside mainly because my Friends all Smoke , I feel like telling those who have given up to Shut the Hell Up. when they start rambling on about how long they have given up , some of the older generation enjoy it , and I find those sort rather rude. Many of us older Guys have been in action Shot at, Bombed and issued with Baccy n Booze , that's all I wanted to add. Give up if you can , I never liked it so it was easy for me at 15 ish, love Me Beer though..thumbsup.gif

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Preaching.?. As a non smoker who has to sit outside mainly because my Friends all Smoke , I feel like telling those who have given up to Shut the Hell Up. when they start rambling on about how long they have given up , some of the older generation enjoy it , and I find those sort rather rude. Many of us older Guys have been in action Shot at, Bombed and issued with Baccy n Booze , that's all I wanted to add. Give up if you can , I never liked it so it was easy for me at 15 ish, love Me Beer though..thumbsup.gif

Do you feel this is the appropriate place for your whinging?

If you think I'm rude then don't read it. <deleted> this is a sub-forum about stopping smoking.

I was hoping for some encouragement, support and tips for staying off the weed. Also, maybe someone will be motivated to quit too.

There is a near forum about stopping drinking if that is in fact your problem.

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3rd day and I feeling like killing my children who woke me up early and other crap.

My wife is not speaking to me as yesterday my car broke down due to 'my' neglect. But what a bitch, especially when I warned her I was in no mood for any mind games. Hell, she even blamed me for her father getting drunk and falling off his motorbike. It is quite good in a way but the party will be interesting.

It will pass, 'THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH'.

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3rd day and I feeling like killing my children who woke me up early and other crap.

My wife is not speaking to me as yesterday my car broke down due to 'my' neglect. But what a bitch, especially when I warned her I was in no mood for any mind games. Hell, she even blamed me for her father getting drunk and falling off his motorbike. It is quite good in a way but the party will be interesting.

It will pass, 'THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH'.

Fresh air. If you feel the itch then go for a walk. Be straight with people about why this means so much (children?). You'll be surprised how many people are on your side/got your back. Your children will thank you for every extra day you buy them of your life.

When you come up against the, predictable, people who try to convince you to smoke ("Oh, go on, 1 won't hurt") examine them as people. For your sake don't be shy (in your mind) you'll realise that they are scared because they lack the conviction.

Almost everybody I meet who smokes started pre-20. Ask them what they would say to their 16 year old child about smoking. Why aren't they telling their 16 year old self?

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3rd day and I feeling like killing my children who woke me up early and other crap.

My wife is not speaking to me as yesterday my car broke down due to 'my' neglect. But what a bitch, especially when I warned her I was in no mood for any mind games. Hell, she even blamed me for her father getting drunk and falling off his motorbike. It is quite good in a way but the party will be interesting.

It will pass, 'THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH'.

Your feelings are perfectly normal and you will be like this for a while. As draftvader said in an earlier post it does get easier with time.

It might have been better to have stopped after the party but on the other hand you may not have wanted to.

As an ex smoker I applaud anyone who gives up or even tries.

I used to have a mate who was an ex smoker but he was a rabid fanatic about it and lost a few friends after he used to put their cigarettes out in their coffee and/or beer.

All I ask is if you are in my house please don't smoke indoors as we live on 15 rai and there is plenty of open space. Even my wife and friends won't smoke indoors though they haven't given up yet. One morning I will sneak upstairs and record my wife when she is kickstarting her lungs in the morning and play it back as loud as I can.

If you do have a bad time send me a PM and I will talk if it helps. I am usually on around lunctimes but check my email 2 or 3 times a day.

Cheers

Bill

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Many years ago, I went to a hypnotist as my last resort to give up smoking.

After half an hour of him trying to put me to sleep and me telling him I was wide awake, he announced that I was cured, and asked me to pay the equivalent of $100.00 in Greek Drachmas.

Coming out of his surgery, I immediately lit a cigarette and started thinking how stupid I was to go to pay this charlatan $100.00 for nothing.

That made me so angry, that I stubbed the cigarette out and gave up smoking.....for a month.

Unfortunately now at the age of 66 still keep smoking, although tried many times to give up.

I wish you every success and please come back and tell us if you succeeded.

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