Author Topic: Stopping smoking: when?  (Read 38864 times)

tiermat

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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #300 on: April 06, 2015, 11:04:14 am »
Back to this.

Whilst working away, this time, I was the only smoker in the team.

This removed one temptation.

The hotel I was staying in, the smoking area was open to the elements and a long way from the rooms.

I got a new car, which I didn't want to end up smelling like, as John Cooper Clarke would put it, "a night club in the morning, .... the bitter end"

Lastly, and by no means least, I got a stern telling off by a really really good friend.

So I had my last cig about 3 weeks ago and feel much much better for it, barring the minor chest infection I got last week! I hope that this time it will stick.
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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #301 on: April 06, 2015, 11:09:08 am »
 :smug: top job!
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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #302 on: April 09, 2015, 10:35:12 am »
Top job :)

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Pedaldog

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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #303 on: April 09, 2015, 12:30:57 pm »
Nice one. Good luck :thumbsup:

Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #304 on: April 09, 2015, 12:39:01 pm »
Well thats your body clear of poison, now all down to the Brain!. (Well done btw, the first two weeks are murder).
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Torslanda

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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #305 on: March 01, 2016, 09:39:31 am »
The carousel comes full circle again . . .

This morning I'm starting with patches (which hopefully won't end up in the minestrone) and the spray.  Specific instructions fron teh quack to not go cold turkey, he wants to see me again next week and realistically wants me to halve consumption by then.

I've done this twice before through willpower and lasted 5 years both times. Here's hoping...
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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #306 on: March 01, 2016, 11:34:14 am »
Good Luck, just remember to put the money you would have spent aside so that the N+1 fund is  established.  :thumbsup:

tiermat

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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #307 on: March 01, 2016, 11:38:43 am »
Keep it up, Tors, good luck.

I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #308 on: March 01, 2016, 11:46:53 am »
Good luck John, I keep falling off that particular wagon....usually when I get p155ed.

tiermat

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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #309 on: March 01, 2016, 11:50:00 am »
One thing I have found has helped, this time, is being on Methatrexate.  Even just smelling cigarette smoke makes me feel like puking now.

Not that there are any other redeeming features of that particular medication, in fact, other than the fact it really helps manage my Crohn's there is none.
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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #310 on: March 01, 2016, 02:06:09 pm »
Hope this goes well for you.
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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #311 on: March 01, 2016, 06:11:28 pm »
Good luck

Pedaldog

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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #312 on: March 01, 2016, 11:01:49 pm »
Good luck Tors'.

barakta

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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #313 on: March 02, 2016, 03:05:33 pm »
Good luck Torslanda. GP sounds wise, a step at a time rather than trying to rush it.  Hope this time works well.

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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #314 on: March 02, 2016, 05:24:09 pm »
Good luck, matey.
Best wishes.
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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #315 on: March 02, 2016, 11:20:44 pm »
7 weeks ago yesterday. Cold turkey. Nth attempt. This time easier than any previous one: not sure why except that, as I get older, I think the risks loom larger and the 'joy' (there is none really) diminishes.

Good luck to you Torslanda (and continued strength to you tiermat) and anyone else trying to beat this shit.
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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #316 on: March 03, 2016, 02:37:57 pm »
Just read this entire thread....

Some inspiring stories of success, and some great tips, and a few failures which tells me my struggle isn't just me being pathetic and weak willed

I've been off and on stopping for a few years, sometimes for months, but didn't beat it yet....Last few months I've been trying to get my head around it again.....Had an aborted attempt a couple of weeks ago that lasted nearly a week....I had been pretty down on not making it stick once more....but I think one of the things I've taken from this is that really doesn't help.....

Anyway....pretty sure I'll be giving it another go soon...let's hope this time is the time


Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #318 on: June 03, 2016, 01:07:14 pm »
I had about 20 cigarettes in May. My trigger was a specific piece of work which required me to be out and about for the day. I do it once a year and I've always, previously, smoked while doing so. I know that this is illogical, but that's what addiction does. so after 4 fag free months I bought 10 for the day.

Then I bought 10 more and then another 10. That's how it gets you.

 :(

It's now been a week since my last one.

Failure: it's not the falling down, it's the not getting back up.

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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #319 on: June 04, 2016, 10:49:03 am »
(Btw, I know that 10+10+10=30. I didn't finish any of the 10s I bought, each time deciding to chuck the remainder and then cracking a day or two later any buying more.)
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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #320 on: June 04, 2016, 01:37:16 pm »
I "Dual Fueled" for around a year. Replaced some of the smokes with vaping and, eventually, realised I was Enjoying the Baggage and flavours of vaping more.
I haven't smoked for over 2 years now but still enjoy vaping. I can now leave the flat without vapestuff and not get a Panic.

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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #321 on: June 07, 2016, 12:13:29 am »
Good stuff matey :) glad to see you're still going strong!
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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #322 on: June 07, 2016, 08:43:31 pm »
Good stuff matey :) glad to see you're still going strong!

Thanks to you, Sam. Ifyou hadn't put me on to Jason at VE I'd probably tried corner shop crap and gone back to  Smerkin'.

Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #323 on: March 06, 2017, 09:24:48 pm »
After stopping in June I fell off the wagon again. However, I haven't had a fag since August - a full 6 months.

That means I stopped 3 times last year - but only started twice.

Result:  ;D.

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Re: Stopping smoking: when?
« Reply #324 on: March 15, 2017, 09:31:29 am »
12 months tobacco free, whoop  :thumbsup:

I've still got my e-cig for when stressed or out for a beer but it's just a comfort blanket these days and usually has no charge  ::-) , never say never, but I don't think I'll go back now, got to the stage where the smell and second hand smoke is vile.