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Well, I haven't had a cigarette for practically 7 days now, if i don't count the lapse I had when i went out in belgium it's near 2 weeks.

Now I have to admit I am still craving them while doing things like work due to mental associations, but for the rest i've been, well, not missing it at all, not even noticing that I haven't smoked.

It's bizarre, but for some reason it seems to be going better than normal (fingers crossed etc). Hopefully the weed will stay away permanently this time!

(besides, upon turning 28 I lost the right to die at 27 as an unfulfilled talent sadly killed by addiction)
 

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Yep, I finally figured 5£ and over was too much to pay for cigarettes and that 20+ a day just wasn't good for me or for my wallet, the girlfriend doesn't smoke and i got tired of going outside for a smoke.

Last time i quit i managed 8 months or so, but hopefully this'll be permanent, as my lungs were really suffering, as was my breathing.
 

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I've been done for well over a year now. However, I think running a bar I tend to have about 50+ a day because of other smokers anyway!

As much as I know it's hypocritical, I HATE smoking now.
 

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Congratulations to all you guys trying to give it up. Keep at it. It does get eaiser and you will feel better for it.

I was lucky. I had no intentions of giving it up, but one day I woke up and didnt feel like a smoke, so I didnt have one. That was 14 years ago.

My mum is trying now. She had her last just after midnight on new years day. She smoked for 40+ years, 50+ smokes a day. She was saying earlier "Its only been 6 days". I told her not to look at it in days, look at it as 300+ smokes she hasn't smoked.

Anyway, all the best guys.

BTW, after a month or so, wait until you smell had disgusting other smokers and especially ashtrays smell.
 

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nice one dude, i keep trying... and failing, but the only thing stopping me from starting again at the moment is a paper thin peice of willpower and the horrible weather. hopefully everyone else whos made this good desicion will stick to it too.
 

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Best of luck to all you guys! Luckily, I never started that nasty habit. My thinking was - if it don't get you HI......then why smoke it, lol. That's still my thinking which hints to a little different kind of smoke:) Anyhow - I've seen several of my friends struggle with cig addiction for years and STILL can't kick it.

One futher thing....I'd rather smell **** than nasty cigarette smoke! ~GAG~
 

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Most of the folks that I seen in my office who have quit have quit by power of mind over nicotine. The patch and those silly inhalation devices are paled by the will of one person who knows that cigarettes are poison, that, if used correctly will bring an early demise... put 'em down and walk away. BillV.
 

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I've gone cold turkey, to be honest, i bought the "how to stop smoking" book over summer, read it, but it didn't sink in. Good book though, recommended, as I am using that now to not smoke.

And I am already less out of breath!
 

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I have stopped 5 years now, still crave a smoke every once in a while. STill love standing besides a smoker.

very very helpful for me was "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking" by Allen Carr, which i can recommend to anyone who wants to stop. Didn't think a book could help, but this one worked.
 

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7 Dying Trees said:
Two packs a day here would be 3650£+ , one pack 1825£+. That's a lot of cash!
That's one of the reasons I quit, was smoking 40 a day or £10 a day if you like. Since I quit about 21 months ago, I've saved about £6500, or rather spent £6500 on gear!!
The downside of quitting is that I've put on over 2 stone in weight!

Anyways, congrats on quitting :D
 
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