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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by easleycrawler, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. Sep 3, 2019 at 2:43 AM
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    easleycrawler

    easleycrawler [OP] TOYOTA ADDICT

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    We'll, I work 3rd shift and I just ran out of cigarettes. I'm finally laying them down. Wish me luck!
     
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  2. Sep 3, 2019 at 2:52 AM
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    Moretunland

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  3. Sep 3, 2019 at 2:53 AM
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    AzureNightmare

    AzureNightmare F.N.G. (F*cks Not Given)

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    That is AWESOME!:headbang:

    Only thing left to smoke is TIRES! :burnrubber:

    Edit for spelling
     
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  4. Sep 3, 2019 at 3:08 AM
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    Midnite72

    Midnite72 Anything DIRT !!

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    Good luck to u Travis !!!

    U CAN DO IT !!!

    I quit 10 years ago and haven’t looked back !
    Even know my wife and lot of friends STILL smoke

    Want my wife to QUIT so BAD - but it only causes an argument !!

    Do it for U and ur WALLET !!!
     
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  5. Sep 3, 2019 at 3:11 AM
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    AzureNightmare

    AzureNightmare F.N.G. (F*cks Not Given)

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    Think of all the mods you can buy with the money you are saving. :devil:

    Then think of all the mods you can buy if the wife quits. :stirthepot:
     
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  6. Sep 3, 2019 at 3:20 AM
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    BIGUGLY

    BIGUGLY I the SheepDog. I have the capacity for Violence.

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    Good for you. Just try not to replace it with food. Best of luck
     
  7. Sep 3, 2019 at 3:20 AM
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    Midnite72

    Midnite72 Anything DIRT !!

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    Yea tell me about it !!!
     
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  8. Sep 3, 2019 at 3:38 AM
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    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover

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    Way to go Travis.
    I wish you good luck, you can do it.
    :fingerscrossed:
     
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  9. Sep 3, 2019 at 3:54 AM
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    15Yota

    15Yota That’s a HUGE B....!!

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    Good luck big guy, you’ll feel 10x better when you fully quit. ;)
     
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  10. Sep 3, 2019 at 3:57 AM
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    TokerJoker

    TokerJoker If it's worth trying, try it!

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    You got this Travis!
     
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  11. Sep 3, 2019 at 4:00 AM
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    Outstanding!
    Take one day at a time and praise yourself for each successful day!
     
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  12. Sep 3, 2019 at 4:34 AM
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    easleycrawler

    easleycrawler [OP] TOYOTA ADDICT

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    Thanks for all the encouragement. I know it's gonna be a tough road for a little while, but I'm ready to face it head on. I've been talking about quitting for awhile now and at 5:30 this morning, when I smoked the last one in the pack, I finally decided that I had, had enough.
     
  13. Sep 3, 2019 at 4:47 AM
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    Kerch71

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    Right on! Best of luck. I've been a smoker for 30 years. I know how hard it is to battle that beast. :fistbump:
    Wishing you nothing but success!
     
  14. Sep 3, 2019 at 4:56 AM
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    Moon Puppy

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    Good for you, dont pick up food as a replacement. I quit 27 years ago and put on about 80lbs. OK I probably would have put that weight on anyway but....
    Be the Man!

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Sep 3, 2019 at 5:23 AM
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    Boerseun

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    Good luck Travis!
    The secret is to quit, not 'try' to quit. Sounds like you are on the right track. Don't give in to that one temptation.
    Not nearly as difficult to do, but I quit eating chocolates a few months ago. We have bowls of bite-size chocolates here in the office and I was eating way too many of those every day. I tried to reduce the amount but that never worked. I tried to limit myself to only one per day, but caught myself taking just one more. I had to finally decide to quit completely. I have not had one chocolate in 6 months; I don't even miss it anymore - it was just a bad habit, and I have lost 15 pounds ( I have cut back on other sugar too to curb the cravings). Win-Win.
    I am hoping you can do the same (and I realize cigarettes are a lot more difficult to quit; but you can do it)
     
  16. Sep 3, 2019 at 5:24 AM
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    BTBAKER

    BTBAKER ..........

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    Good luck. If you start going nuts try the patch. Works great.
     
  17. Sep 3, 2019 at 5:43 AM
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    Congrats and good luck. Quit 12 years ago after smoking for 20 years. Best decision I ever made.
     
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    Gotyour6

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    I quit for a year this month

    Smoke free

    Still think of them but cant stand the smell any more so I like to hang around a couple smokers to remind me of what I smelled like
     
  19. Sep 3, 2019 at 5:47 AM
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    hagrid

    hagrid 6Al/4V

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    Good Lord, I hope not. Need to save money for fuel.
    Today is the day

    "The enemy's artillery is accurate and continuous!"


    Now is the time! We will grab the enemy by the belt buckle so they cannot use their artillery and punish them with close quarters combat!
     
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  20. Sep 3, 2019 at 5:48 AM
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    T-Rex266

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    You got this!! I quit in 2005.
     
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    Omohundro

    Omohundro 2018 Not a Pro

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    Best of luck to you
     
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    SouthBoundSteve

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    Good Luck, Travis!!!
     
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  23. Sep 3, 2019 at 6:06 AM
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    Watt maker

    Watt maker Keepin' the lights on!

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    Good luck! You can do it!
     
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  24. Sep 3, 2019 at 6:07 AM
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    Good on ya! Think of all the money you'll save...to put into your truck!
     
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  25. Sep 3, 2019 at 7:32 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    I quit smoking in my early 20’s. Now I can’t even be by a smoker. I never knew how I smelt to others. At the time, I also had a chewing tobacco habit. That I didn’t stop until my early 30’s.

    For me, the smoking was easy. I wasn’t going to pay over 1.50 per pack. Same thing for chew, but it was pretty difficult even though it was 3.50 per can and I only used at work. Most of the time, my chew would dry out and be tossed away half full.

    Financial was my motivation. I just slowed down over time (3-4 months) and finally quit. Find your own personal motivation whether it be financial, health, family/friends, etc. Right now a pack of name brand cigarettes in CO is 6.00. For a pack in a half smoker per day, 270.00 per month.

    Good luck. What might be easier for one person, is another persons hell. Always remember, nicotine is as addictive as cocaine/heroin, and most people go to rehab facilities for that addiction. You got this.
     
  26. Sep 3, 2019 at 8:21 AM
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    You got this bro! The only easy day was yesterday, just don't give up.
     
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  27. Sep 3, 2019 at 9:40 AM
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    tomsinamerica

    tomsinamerica New Member

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    Good luck bud.

    I'm coming up to a year without and feel so much better for it. The first 10 days were the hardest, once i was through that it was fine. The 'tough' time for me has been over the summer when i'm sitting with a beer in hand thinking that a smoke would seal the deal. It's a momentary temptation though and I've not woken up the next day thinking "dang, I wish i'd had that smoke" but in years past when i've quit for a while, I have woken up the next day and had immense regret that I did have just one with a beer. That one quickly gets back to a pack a day...

    Hang in there, it's worth it
     
  28. Sep 3, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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    15whtrd

    15whtrd Mr. Blonde

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    I’ve cut way back but I really need to just pull the plug and finally stop. I quit enjoying having cigarette after cigarette years ago. But I still have a couple a day. More when I’m drinking!. But those few reward cigarettes that I like to call them, are really hard for me to give up. I’ve gone a few days at a time without one. But the minute I tell myself I’m going to have one when I get home, I just can’t stop thinking about it. Then I enjoy it way too much LOL. One thing I started doing was putting out and re-lighting the same cigarette multiple times. I smoke American spirits and they tend to last a long time. So I can get 2, to 4 relights. Sometimes all I want is a hit or two.

    Good luck! I’m pulling for you man. One of these days I’m going to finally just let it go.
     
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  29. Sep 3, 2019 at 9:54 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    That was a big help with CA/CO state laws banning smoking in public places.

    I could no longer be sitting at the bar with friends getting wrecked and just pull out the pack and enjoy.
     
  30. Sep 3, 2019 at 9:54 AM
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    McMason

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    @easleycrawler good luck. I smoked for 15 years, quit for 2, fell off the wagon for a while, and have now been off them for about 8 years. What worked for me was identifying scenarios where I really wanted to smoke, then avoiding them as much as possible. That meant giving up greasy food and trips to the bar. Turns out giving up those things is great too! Who knew?
     

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