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Posted in Quit experiences 08 Mar 2017

You may want to enter "TheOldPhart" (without the quote marks) in the Search entire site box, and read through the stories I have written so far. I am 70 years old and smoked for 53 years. I quit cold turkey and on July 12th I will mark 5 years as an ex-nicotine-addict. Read my stories and suggestions to see how and why I quit. It just might help you.

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  • Lia March 08, 2017 | 21:43
    Yeah! Good to see you return to this forum. I am 3 months short of 2 years. Have read and appreciated your posts in the past. Am enjoying getting to know the new me... Still can't believe I did it cold turkey. Was obviously over being an addict for nicotine. Was well and truly ready to try something new...
  • Red-67 March 09, 2017 | 6:36
    Hey Old Phart :)
    That should be my name.. lol I am 67, and on day 20 after 45 years a smoker..
    I looked back at some of your posts. We share the same thoughts on using your brain. We have to force ourself to think about how stupid it is to keep letting smoking rule our life. A step back and just let a little pure logic in, and it's like DUH !! WHY AM I DOING THIS ? ? ?
    I will make one point.. I agree with you, Yes it is an addition to nicotine.
    But, it is also a powerful habit, and we have to fight both, at the same time..
    My older brother (( quit )) some time back. He is still hooked on nicotine, just the vapor kind now. DUH.. I decided to hit it head on. Cold Turkey, after cutting down for a little while. I have kept my routing, my coffee, and my bourbon, I even take short smokeless, coffee breaks, during my day.. At this point, I do feel that, for me anyway, the habit is stronger than the addiction. A smoke started my day. A smoke starts and ends any given project or job. That smoke was part of everything I did for years.. Wow ! How stupid is that !! ??
    So, Do not underestimate the HABIT ! We are fighting on two fronts. It will not be easy, but we can do it. I plan to be here in the months to come, and CLEAN.
  • Johnnie , South Eastern Sydney March 09, 2017 | 8:37
    Hey i said before your dilemma is very much similar to mine. I find the bloody HABIT frustrating not the urges. I could be talking with friends and my hand reaches for pockets automatically....know what i mean? Nearly 8 mths for me.....takes some people longer than others to break the habit........but we must stand our ground and not be ruled by our past smoking. Focus on how better one feels and the money saved.....especially after 8mths. So, my friend stick to it....cause one day we will be laughing at what we went through. Cheers.
  • Ric March 14, 2017 | 0:15
    13 weeks. Should I revert to vaping? Views please. Thks

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