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after 10 weeks of quitting (please dont laugh) i purchased a piano,2 guitars,an amplifier, a violin, 6 rods and reels and a Mohamed Ali memorabilia. Next will be a drum set so my grandchildren can run a riot when they visit me. dont you think its time to give the smokes away and enjoy your spending's in a more fun way.
I started at 19 to stupidly impress someone. It's now been 6 years and I have wasted most of my 20s on the stupid habit. I have lied to my parents trying to hide my habit, my hair reeks, my clothes smell like crap and I cant get the yellow stains off my teeth. I cant run 10 metres without losing breath and I cant smell the flowers in spring or the rain during a thunderstorm. I've seen so many peo...
Writing this out in case i can help others on there journey.
- my mother passed away from cancer when i was 13, she was a smoker too, if any of you have a similar story use that as a strength to help stay quit.
- find something to keep your hands busy. Look up a diy craft on YouTube. Knit. Or draw, colour in, video games. I make pom poms silly but they work at keeping me busy.
- exercise, try ...
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I am leading up to my quit date! I have decided to kick the habit for my three beautiful children
Lung cancer didn’t scare me but high cholesterol & smoking link sure did. I’m 54. Smoked & quit so many times but can’t do it anymore. Have 2 recovering addict kids who have kicked heroin. So I think I can do this. Dr told me smoking & cholesterol are linked and for some freaky reason that scares me more than the million other threats. Day 3 today. Sobbed at work. People think I’ve lost my mind. ...
I guess my story is similar to everyone elses. i did quit 7 years ago for 7 months, when my life fell apart i started again.
Im one of two people in the office that smokes and the non smokers always give me the LOOK when i step out for a smoke. You now the LOOK right?? I hate that!! And with rising tabacco prises ive finally come to the decision to give`em up. I am on day 5 with Champix, althoug...
When I decided to quit smoking it was because I wasn't enjoying it as much as I used to and was just smoking because I could. I now unfortunately have a very different reason to stay quit. A couple of days ago I was diagnosed with COPD stage one emphysema, which is a progressive lung disease. I was lucky in a way that it was caught early. Since then i feel like i could really do with a cigarette...
I have decided to quit today . I have been a chain smoker for the past 3 years and i am sick of this habit since its making me weak .
The only thing that stops my craving is nicotine gums
I like to smoke but have realised lately that I REALLY am not enjoying them as I used to.
About 80% of my smokes I would only smoke about 3/4 of the cigarette anyway before butting our and thought this is a waste.
But how do I break the stranglehold these things have over me as I have been smoking for 30 years?
Perhaps it’s my daughter telling me I smell; perhaps it’s the financial strain I am...
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