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Old 02-07-2014, 01:17 PM   #81
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Day 2 No Smoking for me. I think for irrational reasons such as I avoid medications whenever possible, chantex is not for me.

I stayed up late ( 4 am) reading and got up at Noon my time. Now if I go to bed on time tonight, it will make the day-time shorter and will be manageable. It is too cold to go outside and hence onward to the store, and have no desire to do so if I think about it, like I am at this moment.

I think I better work on short term strategies to occupy my time for when I really start getting the crawlies. I didn't plan this well enough in advance beyond I am going to quit smoking and let my Dx know on superbowl sunday she isn't invited over anytime soon ( she smokes too). Oh, and I quit drinking coffee a week ago, mostly. I tend to smoke more in the mornings with coffee. The morning is gone.
You're on your way Whiska, good for you!! I only smoked outside as I didn't want a nasty smelling house or subjecting my DH to second hand smoke. I know if I lived where you do this time of year, it would have been out of the question for someone like me who hates cold. Maybe I would have quit sooner.

Keep in mind that millions of people quit smoking long before Chantex, Nicotine Patches, or Ecigs. I applaud you!

Hang on, one day, or one moment at a time! We are all in your corner!
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Old 02-07-2014, 01:44 PM   #82
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Keep in mind that millions of people quit smoking long before Chantex, Nicotine Patches, or Ecigs. I applaud you!

Hang on, one day, or one moment at a time! We are all in your corner!
+1. My dad quit cold turkey, he was a guy who always had a cig in his mouth when I was growing up. I remember as a little kid, an ash fell on my lifejacket when we were in the boat, and set it on fire. He ripped the lifejacket off me and threw it in the lake, ablaze. He'd use his pants cuffs as an ash tray, drove Mom nuts. My mom would either chain smoke, or not smoke at all. She was able to quit completely before she died, but by that time was pretty much a recluse.
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:09 PM   #83
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+1. My dad quit cold turkey, he was a guy who always had a cig in his mouth when I was growing up. I remember as a little kid, an ash fell on my lifejacket when we were in the boat, and set it on fire. He ripped the lifejacket off me and threw it in the lake, ablaze. He'd use his pants cuffs as an ash tray, drove Mom nuts. My mom would either chain smoke, or not smoke at all. She was able to quit completely before she died, but by that time was pretty much a recluse.
By the time Dad quit smoking he had 2 daughters who smoked. He quit after a bad bout of bronchitis and noticing his 3 year old was picking up butts from the ashtray, play smoking them. Dad went cold turkey, but he still, after 40 years, has toothpicks in his front pocket to stick in his mouth after a meal. He would have me convinced it was just to clean his teeth if he didn't stick his right hand in his pants pocket to get his lighter...
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By the time Dad quit smoking he had 2 daughters who smoked. He quit after a bad bout of bronchitis and noticing his 3 year old was picking up butts from the ashtray, play smoking them. Dad went cold turkey, but he still, after 40 years, has toothpicks in his front pocket to stick in his mouth after a meal. He would have me convinced it was just to clean his teeth if he didn't stick his right hand in his pants pocket to get his lighter...
I grew up in an era when everyone's parents smoked, even the doctors. And of course our parents were horrified when us kids all picked up the habit! I first lit up in front of my mom when I came home for a visit during my freshman year of college, after having sneaking cigs since I was 13. She said she was disappointed, but because I was 18, there was nothing she could do about it.
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I grew up in an era when everyone's parents smoked, even the doctors. And of course our parents were horrified when us kids all picked up the habit! I first lit up in front of my mom when I came home for a visit during my freshman year of college, after having sneaking cigs since I was 13. She said she was disappointed, but because I was 18, there was nothing she could do about it.
The only adult who didn't smoke was Mom. And you are right about the Doctor, he would light up in his office while he talked over what he had decided after the exam.
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The only adult who didn't smoke was Mom. And you are right about the Doctor, he would light up in his office while he talked over what he had decided after the exam.
Yup. My parents were good friends with all the doctors in our little town, everyone smoked! And teachers and administrators too. I remember our principal carrying a pack in his pocket in order to lose weight and keep it off. My HS Journalism teacher encouraged us to bring the cellophane from our cigarette packs in order to scribe drawings and cartoons. When I first started in education, milleniums ago, we smoked in the teacher's lounge, and after school, in the classroom.
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Yup. My parents were good friends with all the doctors in our little town, everyone smoked! And teachers and administrators too. I remember our principal carrying a pack in his pocket in order to lose weight and keep it off. When I first started in education, milleniums ago, we smoked in the teacher's lounge, and after school, in the classroom.
In California it was illegal to smoke on school grounds, even back in the '60s. The teachers' lounge was deemed to be not-part-of-the-school.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:41 PM   #88
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When I was in high school the teachers didn't smoke because they were nuns.

A girl was automatically expelled if she was reported smoking anywhere in public at any time of the day or night, in uniform or not.

I made sure I was never seen.
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My parents were non-smokers. But most of my friends parents smoked. I guess they were not in the "in crowd". Come to think of it, few of my relatives smoked. I cannot remember anyone close to me growing up that smoked.

Glad smoking is a non issue for me now. No needs or wants. Remarkable how one can smoke for over 40 years and not hardly remember it.
This was my key to sustained abstinence.
All the other times I quit, I was still craving cigarettes. This time is different. It worked this time.

Good luck to those trying and even better luck staying off them.
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Pro tip for teenagers. If you go to the local store to pick up a pack of smokes "for your dad" make sure you ask for the brand he smokes, not a different kind. Otherwise the old shop owner will refuse you and say get out of here. Growing up I smoked non filter Pall Mall Straights, just so I could save a dime and not use the machine at the gas station for filtered cigarettes.

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Day 4. So far I have burned each hand in the oven or on a hot pan and cut my R index finger almost needed stitches. And I located a 9 x 13 pan sitting on a chair in the back hallway rather than in the sink so it could get washed. And here I think I've been Paying Attention. Now, after 3 days, aren't we supposed to have something magic happen, like all the stored nicotine has been expelled from your body or something?

I am pretty sure I have a minor case of the itchies and twitchies and feel a little intolerant and impatient with just about Everything.

I ran out of milk, but I think it is far too dangerous to leave the house. I have to dibble my toes back in society next Wednesday, but I'm not going to stress about that today.
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