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Time to Quit!

by , Posted to on 05/01/2012 2:34 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/23/2005
Location: ND
Well, after nearly 13 years, I finally decided to quit smoking! I had the last one at about 10PM last night, and so far things have gone pretty well. I have been chewing a lot of gum while on break, and while driving around during work. I'm sure there are a number of you that have successfully quit. Any pointers that you can give me on how to stay quit, and make it through the next couple of days?
 
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by on 05/01/2012 2:37 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/05/2008
Location: ND

Good for you!!  I've never smoked so I have nothing for you for advice, but keep up the good work!!

Re: Time to Quit!
by on 05/01/2012 2:41 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/21/2009
Location: ND

It's a tough battle, but it's mind over matter.  I quit in August and it's the best thing I could have done for myself.  First week is the toughest,  I would eat sunflower seeds until my mouth was numb.  Good luck and congrats for giving it up. 

"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."

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by on 05/01/2012 2:42 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/02/2010
Location: SD
I watched the commercial of the lady who had a stroke before she quit and had to have her teenage son bath her , change her clothes, take her to the bathroom etc , etc and that was enough . Keep at it and good luck !




I don't drink alcohol, I drink distilled spirits; so I am not an alcoholic... I am spiritual
Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the 

Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian!" .



 

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by on 05/01/2012 2:51 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/23/2005
Location: ND
MathewsZman Said:
I watched the commercial of the lady who had a stroke before she quit and had to have her teenage son bath her , change her clothes, take her to the bathroom etc , etc and that was enough . Keep at it and good luck !
I have been seeing those commercials with the former smokers that have the tracheostomy (hole in the neck) and have to talk through that because of the obstructed airway.

I'm nervous to even go fishing because I always liked having a cigarette out on the boat/shore!

 
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by on 05/01/2012 2:56 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/02/2010
Location: SD
ndbwhunter Said:

I have been seeing those commercials with the former smokers that have the tracheostomy (hole in the neck) and have to talk through that because of the obstructed airway.

I'm nervous to even go fishing because I always liked having a cigarette out on the boat/shore!


I hear ya . For along time I didn't even know it was possible to land a fish in the boat unless you had in hand 1; A smoke  2: A beer and 3 : A fishing rod .




I don't drink alcohol, I drink distilled spirits; so I am not an alcoholic... I am spiritual
Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the 

Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian!" .



 

Re: Time to Quit!
by on 05/01/2012 2:59 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/23/2005
Location: ND
MathewsZman Said:
ndbwhunter Said:

I have been seeing those commercials with the former smokers that have the tracheostomy (hole in the neck) and have to talk through that because of the obstructed airway.

I'm nervous to even go fishing because I always liked having a cigarette out on the boat/shore!


I hear ya . For along time I didn't even know it was possible to land a fish in the boat unless you had in hand 1; A smoke  2: A beer and 3 : A fishing rod .
So, what your trying to say is.....I'll still catch fish?

 
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by on 05/01/2012 3:01 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/19/2005
Location: ND

Seems like I can't land a fish, kill a deer, or call a yote without my lip right!  Calling dogs can be tough with a big dip and mouth calls!

Hunt today like there may be no tomorrow!
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by on 05/01/2012 3:12 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
Been bustin my uncles and my brother. They cannot go anywhere unless they have ample cigs. Bar, resturaunt, etc.

Then get pissed when cold in pickup be side they have windows down to smoke. A hindrance in life.

Point is, once you put mind over matter you will realize how hindering cigs are and were.

You will then realize how miserable smoking bars and chocking off your breaths are when you are around smokers.

So keep at it. Don't go to smoking bars in the next month. And you won't be tempted to have a hit.

Don't wanna say good luck. Just do it.




 
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by on 05/01/2012 3:12 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/25/2007
Location: ND
my wife does home health.  she is constantly talking about the ills associated w/ smoking and alcohol.  if they are caring for someone who is sick before their time... 40-60 years old..., 99% of the time it is smoking or alcohol related.  even 3/4 of the illnesses afflicting people past the age of 65 are smoking related.  she says its a shame and gets really worried bout the relatives that are closing in on 40 and have been smoking since they were teenagers.  odds are that they will meet their maker way before their time on earth is/was supposed to be up.  if you don't quit for yourself, quit for those you will leave behind!
Born to hunt and fish... Forced to work!
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by on 05/01/2012 3:15 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
Ps

Plenty of friends and family that smoke. Personal choice and most times they are courteous. But still, I think there are better choices.

And I have no idea but when around smokers the smoke ALWAYS seems to come to me!




 
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by on 05/01/2012 3:17 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/25/2007
Location: ND
Tim Sandstrom Said:
Ps

Plenty of friends and family that smoke. Personal choice and most times they are courteous. But still, I think there are better choices.

And I have no idea but when around smokers the smoke ALWAYS seems to come to me!
ain't that the truth... sitting at a table w/ 3 smokers... it is an absolute certainty that the smoke from all 3 will cut a channel right towards the non smoker and do a hula dance around his/her head before slowly making its way towards the exhaust fan!

Born to hunt and fish... Forced to work!
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by on 05/01/2012 3:17 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/08/2007
Location: ND
ndbwhunter,

Good for you. 

I know too many people that faced huge medical bills because of smoking and died poor in a hospital bed.

My grandma and aunt died of lung cancer and uncle died of a heart attack, they were all heavy smokers and paid the ultimate price for it.

None of them will ever meet my children.

I am glad these commercials are working.

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."  - Thomas Jefferson

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by on 05/01/2012 3:17 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/30/2006
Location: ND
You are making a good decision! I grew up with two parents and two sisters that smoked.  Luckily from them I learned how nasty, disgusting, and expensive cigarettes are, so I never did start! Our house always reaked of smoke, I could not stand it!

We estimated how much my parents spent on cigarettes over a 30-40 year span. I think we came up with over 30,000 dollars......YIKES

My mom ended up quiting about 5 years ago, my sisters smoke occasionally, and my dad...well he is too damn stubborn to quit. I really hope he hangs it up soon.
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Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk.  Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person. -Fred Bear-
 
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by on 05/01/2012 3:18 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/02/2010
Location: SD
ndbwhunter Said:
MathewsZman Said:
ndbwhunter Said:

I have been seeing those commercials with the former smokers that have the tracheostomy (hole in the neck) and have to talk through that because of the obstructed airway.

I'm nervous to even go fishing because I always liked having a cigarette out on the boat/shore!


I hear ya . For along time I didn't even know it was possible to land a fish in the boat unless you had in hand 1; A smoke  2: A beer and 3 : A fishing rod .
So, what your trying to say is.....I'll still catch fish?


Depends . Is there a Holiday Inn Express near your fishing destination ?




I don't drink alcohol, I drink distilled spirits; so I am not an alcoholic... I am spiritual
Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the 

Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian!" .



 

Re: Time to Quit!
by on 05/01/2012 3:32 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/26/2009
Location: ND
I quit cold turkey about a year and a half ago.  what helped me was asking myself why I was sucking on that dirty cig butt every time I lit up, and with every drag consiously asking myself if it felt or tasted good.  eventually I thought they were gross & just quit.
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by on 05/01/2012 3:34 PM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/15/2003
Location: ND
It comes to you because you are the only one in the bunch with healthy lungs that gets the air moving.

My mom smoked when i was growing up and we(sister & I) always harped on her to quit. She finally did after her second grandchild was born and thankfully she has been smoke free now for 14 years.

I am sure if you really want to quit you will be able to stay off of them ndbwhunter. 
espringers Said:
Tim Sandstrom Said:
Ps

Plenty of friends and family that smoke. Personal choice and most times they are courteous. But still, I think there are better choices.

And I have no idea but when around smokers the smoke ALWAYS seems to come to me!
ain't that the truth... sitting at a table w/ 3 smokers... it is an absolute certainty that the smoke from all 3 will cut a channel right towards the non smoker and do a hula dance around his/her head before slowly making its way towards the exhaust fan!



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by on 05/01/2012 3:37 PM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/23/2005
Location: ND
multi-species-angler Said:
I quit cold turkey about a year and a half ago.  what helped me was asking myself why I was sucking on that dirty cig butt every time I lit up, and with every drag consiously asking myself if it felt or tasted good.  eventually I thought they were gross & just quit.

That's about how everything played out last night. I just got sick of it, and while smoking throughout the day yesterday, the taste began to bother me. Did you do anything to overcome the cravings? I've caught myself reaching for the "nonexistent pack" a few times today. I'm to the point now where I'm just sick of it and want to forget I ever even started.
 
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by on 05/01/2012 3:53 PM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/26/2009
Location: ND
ndbwhunter Said:
multi-species-angler Said:
I quit cold turkey about a year and a half ago.  what helped me was asking myself why I was sucking on that dirty cig butt every time I lit up, and with every drag consiously asking myself if it felt or tasted good.  eventually I thought they were gross & just quit.

That's about how everything played out last night. I just got sick of it, and while smoking throughout the day yesterday, the taste began to bother me. Did you do anything to overcome the cravings? I've caught myself reaching for the "nonexistent pack" a few times today. I'm to the point now where I'm just sick of it and want to forget I ever even started.
Just kept telling myself I wasn't weak minded enough to give in to a ciggarette

Re: Time to Quit!
by on 05/01/2012 4:10 PM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
Espringers - my wife works home care/hospice, too, and says the same thing.    ITs estimated that 60 - 70% of cancers and a lot of heart disease and strokes are a result of smoking, though knowing this doesn't affect some people.  
ndbowhunter - you'll never regret quitting.    Healthwise you are way ahead, and money wise, you save enought to do a lot of fun things or buy a lot of fun gadgets. 
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by on 05/01/2012 4:13 PM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/26/2009
Location: ND

Then again, I never was quite the pack a day habitual smoker.  More like 2-3 packs a week.  the hardest part was the first few times trolling cranks out on sakakawea with 2 other smokers.

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