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Old 11-19-2011, 07:56 AM   #11
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way to go, bolas! you just bought yourself the precious gift of additional life and breathing time. don't look back--not ever. good luck!! :)

(believe me, if i can do it, anybody can.)
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:39 AM   #12
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Can you tell?
No, but I'll wager your friends can. Actually you may want to steer clear of people you like for the next 2 or 3 weeks if you want them to remain friends.

Congratulations! You've made a wise decision. I quit cold turkey myself 12 years ago, so I know it can be done.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:02 AM   #13
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Congratulations Bolas. I've quit many times so I know it's not easy.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:34 AM   #14
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Congrats Bolas!!! If I can do it, I'm certain you can!

I quit 8 years ago this next April 1st.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:39 AM   #15
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I quit on Thanksgiving Day, 2004. I used Zyban. Similar to Chantix, it's a mild antidepressant with no nicotine involved, so you can use it and still smoke if you really have to. What I found was, if I kept my cigarettes and lighter as far away as possible, such as outside on the balcony, I wanted to have a smoke, but it was too much trouble to go get one. Especially at O-dark-thirty when its 42F outside and you're sleeping in a heated waterbed!
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:49 AM   #16
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Can you tell?
No.
Every time you want to smoke in the next ten years, come here and write a good recipe for all of us.
I'm with you, my friend, I used to smoke and I know it's really hard to quit. I kept on dreaming my cigarettes for more the ten years

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Old 11-19-2011, 11:53 AM   #17
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There really wasn't much available in they way of quit smoking aids back in 1977 when I quit last. It wasn't easy.
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:24 PM   #18
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Can you tell?
Not by reading your posts. Congrats Bolas! I quit my 30 year addiction to them in 1998. I still catch myself patting my shirt pocket.

Can't stand being anywhere near them now. They stink and so does the breath of anyone who smokes. Makes their mouth smell like a sewer.
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:40 PM   #19
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Wow, Bolas! Congrats to you and to all the other exsmokers. Some day, I hope....
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:51 PM   #20
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Congrats to you and your wife Bolas!!

I'm a new non smoker too!!.........I had the last cigarette of my life 47 days ago and I've never felt better. I tried to quit many years ago and failed but I think it's easier in this society where smokers are rare and sadly, they are treated so badly. I swear I'll never be an obnoxious non smoker making snide comments to or about smokers.
I'll not make the mistake again of thinking I can have "just one"........I know I'm addicted to tobacco, so that's not an option. I used the nicotine patches at first, but am off of them now too. I found that I had to remove the patch for sleeping or I had really wild disturbing dreams. I just returned from Hawaii, and for the first time I snorkeled face down for over an hour. My breathing is better than it's ever been, and I didn't have to come up even once to cough!
I'd say "best of luck" to you Bolas, but it really has nothing to do with luck and everything to do with commitment.
I'm sure in your corner, buddy........
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