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Old 11-23-2011, 12:33   #11
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As an ex smoker twice now I know how difficult it is to give up.
I went cold turkey & managed to stop because I was trying for a baby & managed to keep off them for 20 years, but during a stressful period I once again started this time was only smoking for 6 months but making the decision to stop was extremely difficult but I knew if I didn't put a halt to this addiction at that time then I never would, I enjoyed smoking it was the first & last thing I did each day.
After watching my father in law slowly dying from emphysema I know I may be tempted but can never succumb.
I guess it comes down to how much you want to live & what quality of life you are willing to accept.
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That's so true. Discipline or regret.. as Jim Rohn said. "the pain of discipline weights ounces but the pain of regret weights tons!"

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I quit smoking after being diagnosed and started working out. Joined a gym. It is easier to quit when you workout regularly, as you feel better and more dynamic.

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This is bad, but it took a mild stroke to get me to quit smoking. I wouldn't listen to anyone, thinking I'd be the exception who would get away with smoking - nope! I quit cold turkey nearly 9 years ago and will never go back. And I'd LOVED my cigarettes.

Believe me, smoking is much worse than I thought.

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From a grumpy old man with an opposing point of view:

Still in all I think that supplementing with cigarettes and magnesium for bipolar is much better the psycho-toxins that the shrinks had me taking. When I was on those psycho-toxins I just would sit in my chair and not think or do anything which they considered a successful treatment but I could not enjoy anything and never laughed in all the years that I was on them. I was just a zombie in a chair. And they did not stop me from smoking, I just didn't enjoy it or anything else.

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Still in all I think that supplementing with cigarettes and magnesium for bipolar is much better the psycho-toxins that the shrinks had me taking. When I was on those psycho-toxins I just would sit in my chair and not think or do anything which they considered a successful treatment but I could not enjoy anything and never laughed in all the years that I was on them. I was just a zombie in a chair. And they did not stop me from smoking, I just didn't enjoy it or anything else.

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Believe it or not, I'm still for smoker's rights. It's a personal decision and nobody should nag anyone about it. I used to hate that so I never do it to others.

Do I feel better since I quit? NO! I didn't feel sick to begin with and I feel the same

I do feel better psychologically, as I'd been up to THREE packs a day at the end, but that's all. I don't know how people afford it these days. The prices are very unfair to smokers. And if those meds made you feel that bad, I don't blame you for not taking them any more.

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I can't afford cigarettes at $58 per 200 any more so I smoke little cigars at $18 per 200. They are a bit stronger but at a cost saving of $40 per carton they are a great replacement. Rich people smoke pipes and cigars so the rich people that control the law tax pipes and cigars much less. It's just the nature of our/their corrupt world.

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Believe it or not, I'm still for smoker's rights. It's a personal decision and nobody should nag anyone about it. I used to hate that so I never do it to others.

Do I feel better since I quit? NO! I didn't feel sick to begin with and I feel the same

I do feel better psychologically, as I'd been up to THREE packs a day at the end, but that's all. I don't know how people afford it these days. The prices are very unfair to smokers. And if those meds made you feel that bad, I don't blame you for not taking them any more.

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I can't afford cigarettes at $58 per 200 any more so I smoke little cigars at $18 per 200. They are a bit stronger but at a cost saving of $40 per carton they are a great replacement. Rich people smoke pipes and cigars so the rich people that control the law tax pipes and cigars much less. It's just the nature of our/their corrupt world.

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You'd have to pay approx. $58/carton for cigarettes? Here in our Walmart they're about $70/carton and I don't know if that's before or after taxes! You're right about the rich getting all the breaks (not your exact words). I see you're close to my age (I'll be 67 this coming summer) and with retirement - wow! Talk about having to pinch pennies.

When I feel like giving up re watching carbs, I come here to read a bit and when I read other people's successful stories, it encourages me to get back on the wagon. The support here is priceless.

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You could always give e-cigarettes a try. I smoked for over 30 years, i have been smoke free for a little over a year now.

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Sorry to say Im a smoker too...quit several times... just damned hard to stay off them... when youre a.smoker who's quit, you can smell one a mile away... here's how hard, watched my dad suffer thru emphysema, died at 74 from lung cancer. You'd think that would have.been enough.

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