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Old 01-05-2009, 07:30 PM   #111
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I agree TG. I still get the urges and some are stronger than others. I have not smoked in over 10 years, but sometimes it still hits you that you want it. My dad said it took him over 30 years to get to the point where he no longer has any cravings.

Do not let that scare you off though guys. The cravings get much more manageable and last much less time. You can all do it. Keep up the great work!

And dh HATES the smell. It's VERY rare for him to get a craving at all!! I think it just depends on the person.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:34 PM   #112
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I think it just depends on the person.
Very very true.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:36 PM   #113
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About 1980 or so Buck quit cold turkey. This, after a 3-pack a day habit. I was impressed with his self-control. He said quitting smoking was one of the best things he ever did and commented that it took a couple of years to get over the cravings that happened at the time he routinely had a cigarette. He smoked a pipe for a few years after stopping cigarettes, but that didn't last long.

Hang in there folks. It can be done.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:45 PM   #114
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Went to the store yesterday and there was a guy hanging outside smoking, I just about jumped him to steal his cigs....
lol. I had a friend who quit who use to love to be near a smoker just to get a whiff of the smoke. This too shall pass.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:10 AM   #115
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so far so good here, although today seems quite a bit harder than yesterday for some reason?
I don`t seem to have gotten past the craving that started with my morning coffee, I was woken up before I was ready this morning, so maybe tiredness is a trigger?
I can certainly say that I`v noticed a huge difference in my brain chemistry to that of a few days ago, and so I estimate that the Physical side of withdrawl is past it`s peak now, and I didn`t Kill anyone!
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:46 AM   #116
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Excellent, YT!

Yes, having coffee is tough in the beginning. Good job!

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Old 01-06-2009, 10:48 AM   #117
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i smoked for 20 years and then 3 years ago i came down with bacterial pneumonia and had a stroke. i was in the hospital for 4 months and a nursing home for rehab for 2 months. i'm now disabled but i'm back home and i feel lucky to be alive.

i wish you a lot of good luck in quiting.
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Lifesaver, may you continue to feel better and get stronger and stronger. As your signature says, "Eat, drink, laugh and be happy!"
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:28 PM   #119
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YT : Good you are quitting smoking! Is hard, but you can do it! One thing that helped me (I was like a chimney, one cigarrete after another) was to drink a lot of fruit and vegetable juices, that replenish the vitamines and minerales lost with my diet of coffee and cigarrette.
Something thart helped me when I ""NEEDED"" a cigarrette; I got some pieces of licorice, cut very small and chew one of them. that helped me to forget the cigarrete.

Also: congratulations on the new baby that is coming!
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:02 PM   #120
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Man they make this hard don't they???????

In addition to the patch I use a prescription inhaler to help when the craving is too much for the patch to handle.

I also eat and drink lots more fruits and veggies, it helps. I tried sugar free gum, but the kids keep getting into it and it disappears!
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