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Neeranam

Just Stubbed My Last Ever Cigarette

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I am now about 4 weeks totally nicotine free. I am feeling great - was well worth going through the withdrawals for. I had some real cravings a few days ago but one day at a time, I am not going to have another cigarette. The big test was when I was out at my poker game. 7 people around the table were smoking and surprisingly, I never got any cravings.

My father told me that he quit at my age, after 35 years of heavy smoking and is now pretty healthy(for his age).

Cogrtaulations.

I am so glad to hear you say that.

The hard part is over now but it does get easier with time.

I finally quit over 40 years ago for the 5th and final time and I was clear for a couple of years before that.

I was working in an electronics bay in Singapore where the temperature was set to 20C +/- 0.5C and the humidity to 70% +/- 2%. We used to go outside to get warm and I was

sitting with a mug of tea and asked my mate for a cigarette as I was bored stiff and that started me off again for about a year until I wondered one day why I was smoking and

that was the day I quit for the last time.

You CAN do it but be a little more careful than I was and tell all your friends NEVER to offer you cigarettes. Your real friends will listen and understand.

Thanks you Sir for the congratulations and support!

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4 months now nicotine free! I feel great and just want to encourage anyone who is trying to stop. I feel much more relaxed now and even given up coffee.

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Neeranam, DaamNaam

How you guys doing? Neeranam, been a long time since we heard from you!

Hey there.

I'm doing great, better everyday. 4 months now, not even a puff.

Cheers.

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What do you non smokers do after sex?......Eat jelly beansHave

Have more sex.

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What do you non smokers do after sex?......Eat jelly beansHave

Have more sex.

Go for a run to set you up for more sex!

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Congratulations for kicking the habit!

thanks

Actually thought of cigs for the first time tonight for weeks. Just finished my dinner and thought it would be nice to have one then thought quickly of the pain in quitting 6 months ago. I KNOW I couldn't have one.

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Congratulations !! From me also.

I wish I could do it.coffee1.gif

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Congratulations !! From me also.

I wish I could do it.coffee1.gif

The answers are all here Jessi. If it is in your heart to do it then you need to control your head!

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An excellent effort, mate. You've won a bloody tough battle and you can now walk around with a quiet contentment knowing you beat a right bitch. I'm on the same path, and I'll throw my story into the mix in the hope it will encourage others.

My motivation to quit was a complete body slam - heart attack. Maybe a series of them - I really don't know and the doc can't tell me, or is not interested (Thai social security situation). But the news (I had no idea I'd had one - it was only revealed in an ECG) and a powerful jolt early the next morning that left me with my heart trying to jump out of my chest was the final straw after a long period of procrastination. It's over 2 months now (smoking and drinking) and this demon is beaten. I can never smoke (or drink) again, and I'm bloody glad of it.

BTW, like you, I battled benzo dependency. I'd been taking only 1mg a day, mainly for recreational purposes, but as you know, daily use of even a small amount quickly builds up an "addiction". To quit was a year and a half fight that at times left me wondering whether a bullet was a better solution than quitting (I went cold turkey and suffered two brain seizures). I mention this because I used my benzo withdrawal as an excuse to continue smoking (trying to quit the two at the same time might have been too much for the body and the mind to bear).

But enough now. Non-smokers will never know the joy of becoming a non-smoker :).

PS: Used ecig to help with quitting. Can recommend it, but should warn it's not the knight in shining armour that many are hoping for. But that's a story for another day.

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Well done guys. I hope it is getting easier with less cravings. :)

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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.

attachicon.gifdomino.jpg attachicon.gifrizla.jpg

You mean the days of "can I have a penny fag please?"

Tuck shop is a word from the past, conjures up memories of Billy Bunter.

Good luck to OP......you can do it!! thumbsup.gif

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An excellent effort, mate. You've won a bloody tough battle and you can now walk around with a quiet contentment knowing you beat a right bitch. I'm on the same path, and I'll throw my story into the mix in the hope it will encourage others.

My motivation to quit was a complete body slam - heart attack. Maybe a series of them - I really don't know and the doc can't tell me, or is not interested (Thai social security situation). But the news (I had no idea I'd had one - it was only revealed in an ECG) and a powerful jolt early the next morning that left me with my heart trying to jump out of my chest was the final straw after a long period of procrastination. It's over 2 months now (smoking and drinking) and this demon is beaten. I can never smoke (or drink) again, and I'm bloody glad of it.

BTW, like you, I battled benzo dependency. I'd been taking only 1mg a day, mainly for recreational purposes, but as you know, daily use of even a small amount quickly builds up an "addiction". To quit was a year and a half fight that at times left me wondering whether a bullet was a better solution than quitting (I went cold turkey and suffered two brain seizures). I mention this because I used my benzo withdrawal as an excuse to continue smoking (trying to quit the two at the same time might have been too much for the body and the mind to bear).

But enough now. Non-smokers will never know the joy of becoming a non-smoker smile.png.

PS: Used ecig to help with quitting. Can recommend it, but should warn it's not the knight in shining armour that many are hoping for. But that's a story for another day.

Thanks for sharing mate and all the best.

Every day get better than the day before.

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Congratulations for kicking the habit!

Actually thought of cigs for the first time tonight for weeks. Just finished my dinner and thought it would be nice to have one then thought quickly of the pain in quitting 6 months ago. I KNOW I couldn't have one.

More than six months for you now - cool. Or as we Kiwis like to say, "choice". :) Hope any grumpiness is gone as well.

Four months for me. Enjoying it. Like you, I get the odd twitch for a smoke - there are times when it's a nice to lie back and chill, but I do that with the ecig now. Also not missing the booze, except for the occasional twitch, but it's no problem despite being a moderately heavy drinker in the past.

How are you finding other things, like taste of food, general fitness, relaxation?

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