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Old 01-09-2007, 06:21 AM   #1
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Over 1 year cigarette free. Never again. I'm done. I've smoked cigars and dope since then and had no flash-backs. Ive been wasted with smoker friends and no smoking.

I'm cured!!!
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:32 AM   #2
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Never been a smoker so I can't imagine how difficult kicking the habit must be, but congrats Cheese.
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:56 AM   #3
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Congrats Cheese. Best thing you could have done or yourself (and your son). I havent smoked tobacco in over a year, and havent smoked regularly for about 5 years. I'll probably never again. Keep it up.

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Old 01-09-2007, 12:06 PM   #4
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Congrats Cheese,
I live by the theory that cigs will kill you in 30 years and chew will kill you in 30 years so why not just rotate. Given you start when you are 15 that is 75 years.

All joking aside. Moving to the UK was great for my Copenhagen habit. They don’t sell the crap here and guess what life is just fine without it. Those who still use should take this thread as a kick in the pants to ditch the habit. I have seen too many people die too soon and not in a nice way. Plus the coin you save will allow a lot more beer gear.

 
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Old 01-09-2007, 12:57 PM   #5
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Awesome Cheese. If you can make it past the drunken bender or the sh!tty day on the job where you feel the need to go postal you're pretty much cured!

10-25-2002 @ 10:35a - The last cig I ever had. That was when I had a cig, got back to my office and listened to a VM from the doctor office. “Mr. DesertBrew, we’ve seen something on your chest x-ray and need you to call us back as soon as possible”. Turned out to be just some nodule (Valley Fever AZ dudes) that hasn’t changed over the years but after a bazillion tests and the whole scared straight thing, I was done.

 
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:18 PM   #6
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You have no idea how great that sounds. congrats bro, I bet you feel great.


I myself am on day 6 cold turkey. And Im almost through the freakout stage
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:26 PM   #7
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Great job cheese. I'm smoke free for over 20 years but I was a lucky one. I woke up one morning after a long bar night, hated the taste in my mouth and threw the butts in the trash.

A friend of mine had smoked for 40 years when he had a muscle pain in his back. Turned out to be pain from his dying lung. Emphysema took 1/2 of a lung and he hasn't smoked since. He's become a good herb baker though.
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:46 PM   #8
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Congrats Cheesefood. Next month will be three years free for me. Like b4b, a while after quitting my nose had turned into that of a bloodhound. I do have a good cigar every now and again though. I was scared before having the first cigar since quitting cigs, fearing it would cause a relapse. Fortunately it didn't. Anyway, cheers.
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Old 01-09-2007, 03:05 PM   #9
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I had quit for almost 2 years when I met my wife (who was a smoker at the time) and soon jumped back into old habits. She quit the moment she found out she was pregnant and asked me to quit when the baby was born.

Here's the trick to remember: it takes 3 days to break the physical addiction and 90 days to break the mental.

Chimone, just think: you're past the physical addiction. Now just keep reminding yourself how disgusting they are and how gross and disgusting smokers are.
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Old 01-09-2007, 03:09 PM   #10
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I still smoke. I tell you, a smoke and a home brew just go great together. I've cut down a lot, but still smoke none-the-less. Have tried to quit before, but boy, that was pretty rough. My hat's off to you dude but geesh, now we all GROSS AND DISGUSTING? WTF is up wit' dat????

 
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