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Old 07-03-2007, 01:45 PM   #11
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One of my harder cigarettes to give up was the one I'd smoke after finishing cleaning the house. I sit down with a big ole glass of iced tea and have a congratulatory cigarette while I surveyed my pristine home. Since I can't have the cigarette any more, I live in filth...
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:59 PM   #12
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Good for you and i hope it works for you this time.
For me it will be 1 year this September smoke free. I did it with Acupuncture and I found it the most painless method.
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Old 07-03-2007, 02:15 PM   #13
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One of my harder cigarettes to give up was the one I'd smoke after finishing cleaning the house. I sit down with a big ole glass of iced tea and have a congratulatory cigarette while I surveyed my pristine home. Since I can't have the cigarette any more, I live in filth...


*wipes away tears*
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Old 07-03-2007, 05:39 PM   #14
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I'm vervets at quitnet - 539 days! (AND I had to check! )
You can do it! Think about all the yarn the universe owes you for the money you didn't spend on tar. :grin:
Quitnet lets you watch the seconds, it's great.

& someday you will smell the smoke and feel sick to your stomach, and never even want to again! I hope anyway.

I also used cinnamon, straws (but be careful - if you chew on the plastic long enough, you will end up with a mouthful of cuts), ginger roots, carrots, and dried (unsweetened) fruit. Anything durably chewy really did help.

Congratulations to you!
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Old 07-03-2007, 05:54 PM   #15
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One of my harder cigarettes to give up was the one I'd smoke after finishing cleaning the house. I sit down with a big ole glass of iced tea and have a congratulatory cigarette while I surveyed my pristine home. Since I can't have the cigarette any more, I live in filth...


for you Feef.
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:07 PM   #16
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Good luck!

My SO quit six or so weeks ago, so I'm at least smoking less. The one with a dirty martini after work is the hardest to avoid. The one during a break at work is the second hardest because it helps solve problems that stump one while inside and sitting. Although the one while driving is pretty fine, too.

didn't know there was a supportive online community. must check out quitnet. thanks to those of you who mentioned it!
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I caved. I failed.
I knew I shouldn't be let loose outside the house with car keys and money. I know me. I knew the obsessive thoughts were there, and yet I went to the store anyway.

Yes, I bought a pack. Yes, I smoked part of one about 4 hours ago. And yes, it felt bad and tasted worse.

Truthfully, it's not the physical cravings. Those are handled quite well with the patch. It's the THOUGHTS.

Dammit.

I suppose though, that 2 or 3 drags in 3 days is far better than a pack per day.

Obviously the risk is that smoking again can creep in now, now that I've let that monster in.

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Old 07-03-2007, 08:10 PM   #18
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I quit almost 2 years ago and I had a couple of times when I caved and bought a pack and smoked one but then I ran the rest of the pack under running water so I wouldn'e be tempted to retrive them from the trash(gross I know)it happens don't beat yourself up over it just get rid of them and start again I remeber the day when I woke up and realized I wasn't a slave to my smokes anymore and it was a powerful moment.
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:25 PM   #19
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We all have slips. It's part of quitting. Lord knows I have. The trick is to just keep going back to being quit and making up your mind to be quit. Think about your reasons for quitting in the first place.


It's tough. Darned tough. But it IS possible.

I slipped tonight myself, so I know how you feel. We just have to get right back to that quit.
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ACK! I blew my just over a week quit tonight. This really is hard.
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