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Old 04-15-2009, 01:17 AM   #1
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I figured the easy way to handle the first day was to get hammered so I couldn't go buy any. Every time I wanted a cigarette, I started cleaning the house instead. I hate cleaning anything other than brew equipment. Actually I hate that too but have kept up on the epuipment since beerliness is next to cleanliness. Any way at this rate I wont be embarrassed for people to stop by and visit in about 3-10 days. Yah it is a mess, but I can see the curve of the earth now. I think I can, I think I can, Ah hell... I know I can!
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:20 AM   #2
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good for you! I quit about 4 months ago, I smoked for five years. I don't even really think about it anymore. the hardest time for me was about 3 weeks in. although i admit, sometimes i have a smoke while i'm drinking with buddies
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:38 AM   #3
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Congratulations! I smoked for 12 years and last weekend was 2 years smoke free. It can be done! I went cold turkey and after about 3-4 days it was all mental.
Some recommendations...drink lots of water and keep checking this thread. I'm sure there are a lot of us here who have been there and will lend support (online resources helped me A LOT!)

Good job, Cheers!
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:43 AM   #4
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As Pf Brew alluded, after about 3-4 days, all of the nicotene is out of your system. From there, it's all mental. If you're looking for tips to help you stay off the sticks, let us know. I quit smoking about a year ago, although I'm to a point now where I might have one or two if I'm out drinking with friends.

Good choice, man. Your lungs will thank you, and those evil staircases won't seem so bad!
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I would never use a dead mouse in my beer. It's much better to use live ones. You could probably just steep a dead one, but live ones must be mashed. Actually, smashed and mashed would be best.

 
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:47 AM   #5
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yeah the mental is the hardest part. I got use to smoking to and from work, then on my lunch break. the physical habit was harder to break for me than the nicotine
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:59 AM   #6
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Good for you! I quit nearly 6.5 years ago when we found out SWMBO was preggers with my daughter. I had tried several times before that but I needed a really good reason to make it stick. I wish you all the best as you kick the habit!
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:03 AM   #7
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mrr goodwrench, your avatar is freaking hilarious!
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:07 AM   #8
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The hardest part to quitting, at least in my mind, is making up your mind that it's time to quit in the first place. People can try and force it on you, shove their stupid TV commercials down your throat, and otherwise try to encourage you, but it's a personal choice. Making that choice in the first place is 75% of the battle.
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:12 AM   #9
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I quit on sunday.Good luck to you.My 7 yr old asked me saturday night to quit smoking so i would live longer so im done may have a cigar every once in a while tho

 
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:12 AM   #10
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Woot! Good for you man. Been really thinking about quitting as well. Been eyeing up those plans for the Brutus 10 and figured out that at $7.00 per pack (Ohio) * 365 I could save over $2500 which would more than pay for the rig! That's enough to make me want to quit, after just a year's time. Keep it up bro!
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