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Old 07-23-2005, 06:06 PM   #1
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Red face Are you smoker?

I have smoking for 4 years. And I'm embarrassed now. I've already tried to stop smoking but I was unsuccessful. When I drink a coffee or tea, I want to smoke; after a lunch or dinner I want it. Puffff...
Once, I lied to my boss about it, I thought I couldn't smoke in office hours because I said "I don't smoke". So it was working but just in office hours. Then home and smoke again. Now I try to find a way.

Also everybody say same words about "after stopping it you can find different taste in meals"

I hope tomorrow is a new day...and new beginnings.

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Old 07-23-2005, 06:26 PM   #2
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Nope.. not me.
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Old 07-23-2005, 06:53 PM   #3
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I used to smoke, I still miss it. I can't drink boubon anymore cause it reminds me of smoking!
I have quit a number of times before this final time. Last time i quit was cause I was pregnant (and one of the earlier times too) Obviously you won't get that motivation, but once when I did give up for a year or more I quit using a rewards system which my friends and family helped with. After a day without a ciggarette I got a small thing I wanted (chocolate, magazine whatever) then after 1 week my friend took me to a cafe for afternoon tea, after 2 weeks a bigger treat and so on, I even got flowers sent to me after 1 month! We have a "quitline" here which you can ring for advice or help. They said everytime you feel like a cigarette stop and have a big glass of water and try to distract yourself. Also I found habits to do with smoking made me want to smoke so I gave up coffee and drank tea for ages. I also avoided situations where I always smoked until I was under control.
Sorry to be so long but I know how hard it is to quit.
Hang in there, think of the money you'll save and your health, I just watched my husband's grandfather die of lung cancer caused by smoking and its not much fun.
Message me if you would like an online quitting coach!!
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Old 07-23-2005, 09:05 PM   #4
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You have to find something to replace smoking when doing those activities where you would normally smoke. Toothpicks, and mints worked for my husband and brother. For me, gum.
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Old 07-23-2005, 09:27 PM   #5
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i admit i am. i chew alot of double mint gum. or those listerine pocket packs work pretty good too
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Old 07-23-2005, 09:48 PM   #6
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Smokers

I am a smoker, too. I have been for a very long time. I have no intention of quitting anytime soon. I enjoy it. I won't quit until they say "or else" & then it will be because of pressure from everyone else. Right now, I don't really care. I must admit that I hate being the pariah these days... I try to be as considerate as possible of those around me. I am not a bad person because I smoke.
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Old 07-23-2005, 09:49 PM   #7
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No, you're NOT a bad person because you smoke! I don't smoke - never have - but I think it's awful the way smokers are treated like second-class citizens...
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Old 07-23-2005, 10:06 PM   #8
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Oh, Callie - I am so glad to know there is someone out there like you!
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Old 07-23-2005, 10:14 PM   #9
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I tried it, didn't like it, so no, I don't smoke.
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Old 07-23-2005, 11:34 PM   #10
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Nope, tried it a couple of times and that was enough for me. Ick!!

msalper, if you decide to quit, I know you can do it. Good Luck!!
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