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post Jan 4 2010, 09:36 PM
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Ok it may be early days and i might be getting ahead of my self here but at last i have stopped smoking.
in to my third day already, have been back at work after the xmas break and still dont want a cigarette, ( and i am not using NRT or substitutes).
considering that i have been smoking for 22 years and i usually have tried to give up on patches or gums at least once a year since the kids have been around (thats 6 1/2 years), i am usually looking for any excuse to stop giving up by the end of the first day (this has included creating arguments etcc for the excuse), but so far so good, no withdrawal, pangs or regrets.

out of the many new years resolutions i made for this year this is the one that i am actually confident will stick and actually looking forward to keeping..

for any one that is interested i urge you to read Allen Carr's easyway to stop smoking ( even those of you now hooked on nicotene gum)

it is not a magic button or cure but the guy makes absoloute sense.

jut had to share and will keep you posted.

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Good luck man. Always good to see someone do this successfully.


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post Jan 4 2010, 09:54 PM
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Awesome man, hang in there, it gets better. As for me, I'm off the seeds and a few days shy of 4 months being smoke free.I smoked for over 20 years as well!Never felt better smile.gif


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post Jan 5 2010, 01:28 AM
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Good luck with that. Of course it's not a matter of luck, nor persistance, I think it's about finding that comfortable place without it.


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post Jan 5 2010, 01:28 AM
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awesome man, hold the line! smile.gif skenny, way to go mate! smile.gif


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post Jan 5 2010, 05:18 AM
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Thanks Ivan and Daniel is right, it really is all about feeling "comfortable" not smoking. The cigs become a "crutch" in life and you feel your going to fall when it's taken away. Trust me though, you won't! The first month will be the toughest, most aggravating and stressful time in your life but after that, you feel a sense of accomplishment and want to move forward. Good luck man and I wish you and anyone else who decides to quit all the best. smile.gif

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post Jan 5 2010, 06:28 AM
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I am in the worst category of those. Well done whoever manages to get rid of it.


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post Jan 5 2010, 11:57 AM
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Well done mate!!!


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I have never even tried to smoke and for that i am very proud.....

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post Jan 5 2010, 12:26 PM
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good luck! I`ve promised my wife that I will give it a go this year to give up


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post Jan 5 2010, 12:48 PM
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QUOTE (Chris Evans @ Jan 5 2010, 11:26 AM) *
good luck! I`ve promised my wife that I will give it a go this year to give up

I promissed 100 times but haven't tried yet smile.gif


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post Jan 5 2010, 01:13 PM
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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Jan 5 2010, 11:48 AM) *
I promissed 100 times but haven't tried yet smile.gif


laugh.gif this is the first time I`ve promised, I`ve said I`d give it a go before but never promised lol ... till now


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post Jan 5 2010, 01:58 PM
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very well done on your acheivment - keep up the good work cool.gif


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post Jan 5 2010, 03:42 PM
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Congratulations!
My parents smoked for 30+ years and they stopped about 5+ years ago. Once they went to doctor and discovered health problems smoking caused them they changed their life around. Now they don't smoke, eat healthy, go walking and hiking into hills and mountains and things like that. I don't smoke nor does my brother but my best friend does. He tried to quit million times and every time I encourage him but he is just not character enough to stick to it. I hope you are, I see Skenington is already on right path - congratulations smile.gif


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post Jan 5 2010, 07:02 PM
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Good luck man!
I really support people that decide to quit smoking, my parents are very active smokers, but i have never even touched a cigarrete in my entire life, which i am rather proud of.

Good luck! And Skennington, good job!


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post Jan 5 2010, 07:24 PM
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laugh.gif Hey don't give up this time! If you want to make it fun, do this: Take the money you would have spent on each pack that you DID NOT BUY, and spend it on guitar gear this month alone you could score a nice pedal wink.gif huh.gif It might take some of the edge off the desire to smoke,and you deserve something for giving up the EVIL WEED. Really, that stuff is as hard as heroine to kick, according to some.

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post Jan 6 2010, 11:12 AM
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Guys
Thanks for the support and encouragement. great suggestion Hammerhead i have my sights on a few nice additions to my gear collection for this time next year. being a thirty a day man i should be able to spend a couple of grand (if the wife doesnt get it first).

they do say that the first three days/ weeks/ months are the worst for withdrawal and irritability etc.. but so far i have actually been happy and had no withdrawal pangs, unlike when i have used patches and gums etc.. and additionally been downright miserable because i have "given" up my crutch. i have an urge now and then but it is gone in milliseconds

amazingly though not this time. thats enough, i feel like i am preaching (mainly to the converted), but thanks again and i nwill give an update in a few weeks (succesess or failure).

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