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Old 01-08-2009, 08:16 AM   #151
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This is a bump and please check out the house I want.( MAYBE)
Very cool, Jackie! Good luck with the house!

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Old 01-08-2009, 08:41 AM   #152
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Thank you for the info RobsanX! Sounds interesting, I will have to check it out more and think about it as for me it is not only kicking the habit but getting off the Nicotine as well. With heart disease they really want all the nicotine out of my system, it causes the blood vessels to contract which is not good on partially blocked arteries!

Or put this way: The patch barely takes the edge off, but does help without hurting my chest. Whereas I smoke one cigarette and my chest hurts for the next couple of hours...
NP, I'm happy to oblige. I use snus because I like it, and it's much healthier than smoking. Others use it as a nicotine replacement therapy because it works, and it's about 10% of the cost of other things like patches, gum, etc.

I don't want to endorse a tobacco product to non-users, but we all know that smoking kills. It's time to get serious about getting people of the cigs, and I see snus as a viable alternative to the traditional methods of quitting.
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Old 01-08-2009, 01:50 PM   #153
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Anybody see the house I'm interested in? Check it out!
well.. you are right.. it's in the middle of nowhere but exept from that it sounds good... would be a bit too less green for me ;o)
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:17 PM   #154
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Nice house Jackie! What a great way to not only reward yourself but to give you added incentive. You won't want to smoke in it!
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:56 PM   #155
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We will see it will still need a lot of work and it's definately not a done deal in any way.
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:28 PM   #156
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Thank you for the info RobsanX! Sounds interesting, I will have to check it out more and think about it as for me it is not only kicking the habit but getting off the Nicotine as well. With heart disease they really want all the nicotine out of my system, it causes the blood vessels to contract which is not good on partially blocked arteries!

Or put this way: The patch barely takes the edge off, but does help without hurting my chest. Whereas I smoke one cigarette and my chest hurts for the next couple of hours...
Which is exactly why you need to cowboy up and quit using these crutches. You are all ready sick and need to decide to live
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:31 PM   #157
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Cold turkey doesn't work for everyone, it didn't and won't work for me. I can only fight one aspect of this at a time as I am already fighting multiple battles on multiple fronts just to keep functioning LOL!
For now keep the nicotine, at least without smoke you are not taking in carcinogens, tar, additives, etc. And this leaves me to fight the habit itself for now. Although truthfully the patch I am on is 7mg which is about 1/10th of what I was intaking on 20+ a day so it is already reduced down.
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My update, I had several urges not cravings today they also need dealing with they are this instant thought about lighting up but then you realize you are not smoking and say CRAP it does pass in about 30 seconds.
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:53 PM   #159
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So while I and others are here on this quest to beat the beast and with the support of our fellow DC members. I had a thought, why are there no really good clinics to go to to help people quit? So I started to think what would I look for a place that would guide one through this proccess as easy as possible. So here is what I came up with so far it would be a sort of spa type place that would include and please add your thoughts as well
Classes on what to expect when quiting
Massages
Detoxing Diets as much or as little you want
Saunas and Steam Rooms to sweat out the nicotine and chemicals
Group talks for support
Fresh fruit and vegies everywhere
Breathing Excercises
Your choice of physical excercise
Yoga to relax and energize body
Places to go and do all the primal screaming you want
Hypnosis if you want
Doctors on stand by for at least the first 3-4 days to sedate you to help get past the physical addiction.
What else would you add to this place?
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:58 PM   #160
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Cold turkey doesn't work for everyone, it didn't and won't work for me. I can only fight one aspect of this at a time as I am already fighting multiple battles on multiple fronts just to keep functioning LOL!
For now keep the nicotine, at least without smoke you are not taking in carcinogens, tar, additives, etc. And this leaves me to fight the habit itself for now. Although truthfully the patch I am on is 7mg which is about 1/10th of what I was intaking on 20+ a day so it is already reduced down.
OK. I just want you to be around a long time we have lost too many here on DC as it is.
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