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Posted on Oct 17, 2010 at 04:19 PM

...is a stupid thing to do. Especially when he can give you serious health problems... I must confess that I've been a stubborn smoker for very long. Not very bright from me, huh? Well, this is the thing... Now that the time has come to put an end to my almost life long affair with those cute little white tubes full of tobacco I've come to realize that giving up on my beloved bad habit is a really hard thing to do. I wonder if former smokers here would be so kind as to share a piece of advice on the matter. Thanks. :)

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Posted on Jan 04, 2011 at 04:53 PM

WWRD...

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Posted on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:04 PM

I smoked those nasty little cancer sticks off and on for 30 years of my life. One day while out walking in muskeg (doing my former job) I could hardly breathe for the effort it took to walk through that stuff. That was my final smoke. I had tried Zyban, the patches, gum etc. etc. and in the end, it took pure will power and no chemicals to quit. OMG, can you believe how better you breathe, how good things taste, how much more energy you have when you quit. Hope you have been successful. It was the hardest thing i ever did and yet, when I made up my mind, it was actually quite easy.

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Posted on Nov 02, 2010 at 10:34 PM

Great to hear from you litenbrite, I always look forward to your answering to my posts. I'm so glad to hear things are going well for you!!! I'm sure that when you both get to meet things will go even better. Congratulations!!!

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Posted on Nov 02, 2010 at 02:17 PM

Hello Claudia, Any luck with the quiting smoking? How are you? I am still getting alot of phone calls from my friend I met here, but he is far away, We get on really well from our conversations, We still havn't met face to face. Litenbrite

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Posted on Oct 24, 2010 at 04:15 AM

Hello Litenbrite! It's always nice to hear from you. How is everything going? I didn't know you were a smoker, lol. Well...I think it's all (as poetryguy says) a matter of will. I just wish mine were firmer than it actually is. See you around ;)

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Posted on Oct 24, 2010 at 02:37 AM

Nice to meet you UnbalancedNTX Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. I appreciate your honesty. I wish I had a proper answer to your comment... I'm afraid all I can say is that I have no idea what losing someone that dear is like...and that I'm sorry that you do. I don't know...I guess you're right and there's no stopping unless you really want to do it, and there's no reason for quitting other than the certainty that it is time to. So -as you see, junk mail is the last category I'd place your comment in. Sincerely Claudia2000.

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Posted on Oct 23, 2010 at 02:35 PM

Gee,PoetryGuy,I wish I had more will-power.


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Posted on Oct 21, 2010 at 12:02 PM

It's called willpower, Carmen.


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Posted on Oct 20, 2010 at 07:20 PM

Hello Claudia,and Searching, I smoke too! but only 5 a day. and how i did that was to count how many i smoked, then put out the cigarrettes I allowed myself, each day cutting down a half a cigarrete. as it got lower I cut down the half for a few days, until a half I never even noticed. Now some days I only smoke 3 and don't notice. and I could give up...but I like it. Wean your body off, and then its not shocked by not having it. be aware of how many you smoke. After all Im sure when you first smoked it wasn't a pack a day, but just a couple. Be easy with yourself. and good for you that you have decided not to let the habit control you. Hypnosis is a good tool too. Good luck with it.Litenbrite

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Posted on Oct 19, 2010 at 06:37 PM

Sorry,I can not help here.Because,every time I tried to stop in the past,I started right back up again.Did not even know until now,you were a smoker.One of my friends told me however that nicotine gum helped her.Do know how hard quitting is.


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Posted on Oct 19, 2010 at 01:00 PM

Hi Claudia, I have injoyed your provoctive comments for some time now. I feel especially qualified to respond to this one. Some years ago my late wife had lung cancer (3 packs a day). The doctors told her to quit smoaking. Her reply was "why". She was going to die within the next year, so stopping was of no relief. Further more, I am a smoaker. I continued smoaking; and still do. Over the years several people have tried to get me to stop. Not their call. My reply; "if the death of my wife would not make me quit, why do you think your opinion would? Its's a personal thiang. If you come upon a time you feel you should quit, then do so. If not, my opinion is a usless as junk email. Keep up the provoctive comments; please. Larry

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Posted on Oct 19, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Hi Claudia, I have injoyed your provoctive comments for some time now. I feel especially qualified to respond to this one. Some years ago my late wife had lung cancer (3 packs a day). The doctors told her to quit smoaking. Her reply was "why". She was going to die within the next year, so stopping was of no relief. Further more, I am a smoaker. I continued smoaking; and still do. Over the years several people have tried to get me to stop. Not their call. My reply; "if the death of my wife would not make me quit, why do you think your opinion would? Its's a personal thiang. If you come upon a time you feel you should quit, then do so. If not, my opinion is a usless as junk email. Keep up the provoctive comments; please. Larry

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