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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-14-07 05:18 PM
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  -What happens to your body if you quit smoking right now... BurtWorm  Jun-14-07 12:06 PM   #0 
  - Thanks. I Read These A Lot. I Just Gotta Figure Out A Way To Get Past The 8 Hour One.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jun-14-07 12:09 PM   #1 
  - The 48 hour one is a great milestone.  BurtWorm   Jun-14-07 12:10 PM   #3 
  - I didn't notice any difference at all  Skittles   Jun-15-07 12:38 AM   #111 
  - I quit 24 years ago.  Johnny Noshoes   Jun-15-07 05:49 AM   #139 
  - It truly sucks, but it's doable -- I quit the first try  LostinVA   Jun-14-07 12:10 PM   #4 
  - Same here - quit first try - cold turkey...  Triana   Jun-14-07 11:43 PM   #108 
  - quit cold turkey in 1986  central scrutinizer   Jun-15-07 09:57 AM   #172 
  - Hehehe  Marrah_G   Jun-14-07 12:17 PM   #19 
  - Well, The 8 Hour Thing Was More From Sleeping, Than It Was From Quitting.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jun-14-07 12:23 PM   #29 
  - And if you use the patch during that sleep..  tridim   Jun-14-07 12:32 PM   #33 
     - I stopped using the patch for that very reason...  truebrit71   Jun-14-07 12:46 PM   #45 
     - Mine were very lucid and controllable  tridim   Jun-14-07 12:50 PM   #46 
     - My "patch dreams" were like Caligula meets Ingmar Bergman  rudy23   Jun-14-07 01:30 PM   #61 
     - Do you mean Tinto Brass meets Ingmar Bergman? n/t  CGowen   Jun-14-07 04:35 PM   #73 
     - Would you recommend trying the patch for I guess you would call it "recreational sleeping"  Hippo_Tron   Jun-15-07 03:29 AM   #135 
        - No, but honestly I've found some unused patches laying around the house..  tridim   Jun-15-07 10:52 AM   #177 
  - the next time you want a cig tell yourself that you'll wait for the next urge  madokie   Jun-14-07 01:12 PM   #56 
     - November '76  Toots   Jun-15-07 08:04 AM   #146 
        - Don't be such a jerk - typical ex-smoker  DWilliamsamh   Jun-15-07 08:46 AM   #160 
           - Deleted by user  DWilliamsamh   Jun-15-07 09:33 AM   #167 
           - Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one  Bandit   Jun-15-07 10:08 AM   #173 
              - I feel exactly the same way about anyone who drinks alcohol. You hear about how  frankly_fedup2   Jun-15-07 11:59 AM   #187 
              - Yes opinions are rampants and some are based in codescention....  DWilliamsamh   Jun-15-07 03:48 PM   #204 
  - You and me both....my daughter asked me to quit for her upcoming birthday...  truebrit71   Jun-14-07 12:44 PM   #43 
  - Good luck.  BurtWorm   Jun-14-07 01:05 PM   #51 
  - My bride quit smoking, cold turkey, about 8 weeks ago...  truebrit71   Jun-14-07 01:10 PM   #55 
     - So you hid HER smokes but YOU are STILL SMOKING.  Veganistan   Jun-15-07 01:40 AM   #119 
        - Yup. I hid her smokes so she wouldn't be tempted...  truebrit71   Jun-15-07 08:42 AM   #157 
  - Why not quit Sunday? (nt)  JBear   Jun-15-07 08:38 AM   #155 
  - get really really mad at the corporate pukes  frogcycle   Jun-14-07 10:56 PM   #106 
  - How my dad quit smoking  Moochy   Jun-15-07 12:47 AM   #113 
  - My dad quit by dying. But here's what most people who smoke don't like to  Veganistan   Jun-15-07 01:57 AM   #122 
     - My Grandmother died from lung cancer  Moochy   Jun-15-07 02:09 AM   #125 
  - Agreed. What I did at first was to.............  Jack from Charlotte   Jun-15-07 08:56 AM   #164 
  - 8 hours isn't too bad...  warren pease   Jun-16-07 02:49 PM   #216 
  - 12 years for me this past April 1  LostinVA   Jun-14-07 12:09 PM   #2 
  - Congratulations!  BurtWorm   Jun-14-07 12:11 PM   #8 
     - I know!  LostinVA   Jun-14-07 12:13 PM   #10 
  - You forgot one: In 10 minutes...  ret5hd   Jun-14-07 12:11 PM   #5 
  - Could also have said in two months you feel fat  BurtWorm   Jun-14-07 12:13 PM   #13 
  - It's true though.  bling bling   Jun-15-07 01:33 AM   #116 
     - Whoa. That's interesting. I never knew that about the blood sugar...  emmadoggy   Jun-15-07 11:35 AM   #184 
        - Low blood sugar can also cause marked moodiness and crankiness.  bling bling   Jun-15-07 05:47 PM   #205 
           - Thanks, bling bling.  emmadoggy   Jun-16-07 12:08 PM   #210 
              - Good for him. I hope he keeps it up too.  bling bling   Jun-16-07 12:32 PM   #212 
                 - Back at ya!  emmadoggy   Jun-16-07 12:39 PM   #213 
  - reminds me of the great bloom county where steve tries to quit  Adenoid_Hynkel   Jun-14-07 10:17 PM   #99 
  - Nope, not being a nudge at all.  yankeeinlouisiana   Jun-14-07 12:11 PM   #6 
  - Hope you find your method.  BurtWorm   Jun-14-07 12:14 PM   #16 
  - All true. I stopped in 1989 and feel really good.  sallyseven   Jun-14-07 12:11 PM   #7 
  - The lack of stink is the best immediate effect IMO.  tridim   Jun-14-07 12:16 PM   #18 
  - I quit four days ago.  yibbehobba   Jun-14-07 12:12 PM   #9 
  - Congrats -- keep it up. I am clean now after smoking for 30 years.  BushDespiser12   Jun-14-07 12:26 PM   #31 
  - Just one month shy of my 17th anniversary smoke free  Mandate My Ass   Jun-14-07 12:13 PM   #11 
  - Cold turkey is the best way for some (like me), but others need  Morgana LaFey   Jun-14-07 01:54 PM   #70 
     - I quit in 83 and chewed gum.  ananda   Jun-15-07 07:26 AM   #144 
  - All true, I just wish I could quit my new addiction to Commit Lozenges  tridim   Jun-14-07 12:13 PM   #12 
  - since I have never had high blood pressure do the other still apply?  RGBolen   Jun-14-07 12:14 PM   #14 
  - In 10 years your risk of lung cancer will have returned to that of a non-smoker.  jus_the_facts   Jun-14-07 12:14 PM   #15 
  - Of course it doesn't mean you're free from risk.  BurtWorm   Jun-14-07 12:18 PM   #21 
  - Quitters have a higher cancer risk than non-smokers...  skids   Jun-15-07 06:50 AM   #141 
  - Noxious Chemicals!  JBear   Jun-15-07 08:41 AM   #156 
  - NON-Smokers have a risk for lung cancer - So it is true.  Ioo   Jun-14-07 12:19 PM   #23 
  - Yes, however  Bassic   Jun-14-07 12:40 PM   #39 
  - My husbands boss, who never smoked got lung cancer at the age of 41.  mzmolly   Jun-14-07 12:44 PM   #42 
  - My brother-in-law smoked most of his life and died from  TexasProgresive   Jun-14-07 08:23 PM   #90 
  - Andy Kauffman died of lung cancer  Le Taz Hot   Jun-14-07 10:46 PM   #104 
     - Isn't that what took Dana Reeve (Christopher's wife) as well? nt  MADem   Jun-15-07 08:11 AM   #149 
     - do you think he could have died from 2nd hand smoke?  focusfan   Jun-15-07 11:04 AM   #180 
     - Maybe he had RADON in his basement.  Chico Man   Jun-15-07 02:59 PM   #203 
  - I quit 8 months ago after 30 years. WoooHoooo!  BushDespiser12   Jun-14-07 12:15 PM   #17 
  - That is fantastic.  bling bling   Jun-15-07 01:42 AM   #120 
  - I quit several years ago  mzmolly   Jun-14-07 12:18 PM   #20 
  - That was always my goal when I was a heavy-ish smoker  BurtWorm   Jun-14-07 12:20 PM   #26 
  - So glad you quit BW.  mzmolly   Jun-14-07 12:34 PM   #35 
     - Love the smell of clove cigarettes!  BurtWorm   Jun-14-07 12:36 PM   #37 
        - I'll mention that trick to the smokers I know.  mzmolly   Jun-14-07 12:40 PM   #40 
        - I did that too!  Le Taz Hot   Jun-14-07 10:49 PM   #105 
  - 2 cigs. a day is probably the equivelant of living in LA  MidwestTransplant   Jun-15-07 08:27 AM   #152 
     - Hell, I laughed.  mzmolly   Jun-15-07 07:39 PM   #207 
  - Thanks, I sent this to my ex  soleft   Jun-14-07 12:18 PM   #22 
  - Made it 8 items down so far!  helderheid   Jun-14-07 12:19 PM   #24 
  - hang in there!  Ioo   Jun-14-07 12:24 PM   #30 
  - I hope this is taken in the spirit it's intended.  Lone_Star_Dem   Jun-14-07 12:20 PM   #25 
  - i did chantix also but had to quit it at 1-1/2 months  ellenfl   Jun-14-07 12:50 PM   #47 
  - My dad is taking Chantix  Alexander   Jun-14-07 12:51 PM   #48 
  - I quit 5 years ago after almost 30 years.  Gidney N Cloyd   Jun-14-07 12:20 PM   #27 
  - Good luck to those trying to quit!  kimmylavin   Jun-14-07 12:23 PM   #28 
  - thanks  some guy   Jun-15-07 01:09 AM   #114 
  - Congrats to Bud. Never smoked, never partaken of alcohol, no other drugs, nor do I do aspirins..  wake.up.america   Jun-14-07 12:30 PM   #32 
  - I quit 12 years ago this month  SecularMotion   Jun-14-07 12:33 PM   #34 
  - I guess I'm at point number 5 right now then.  Bassic   Jun-14-07 12:36 PM   #36 
  - When does the bad mood go away?  sueh   Jun-14-07 12:39 PM   #38 
  - January 20, 2009.  BurtWorm   Jun-14-07 12:42 PM   #41 
     - LOL!  sueh   Jun-14-07 12:53 PM   #49 
     - !!  helderheid   Jun-14-07 05:18 PM   #77 
     - Good Idea!  Bryn   Jun-15-07 12:20 AM   #110 
        - I tried to quit on November 7, 2000.  BurtWorm   Jun-15-07 03:10 AM   #127 
  - i am at 3 months since my last cig and i have to say that food  ellenfl   Jun-14-07 12:46 PM   #44 
  - I'd love to see a similar list for what happens when you quit driving :)  taterguy   Jun-14-07 12:56 PM   #50 
  - Yeah. my risk of lung cancer already returned to that of a non-smoker and  tandot   Jun-14-07 01:06 PM   #52 
  - Thanks for this. I've been very seriously trying to psych myself up to quit  nonconformist   Jun-14-07 01:07 PM   #53 
  - The greatest crutch in the world for quitting cold turkey: a straw  BurtWorm   Jun-14-07 01:20 PM   #59 
  - What Worked For Me  K8-EEE   Jun-14-07 01:43 PM   #65 
  - I'm up to 3 packs a day  DiverDave   Jun-14-07 04:50 PM   #74 
     - Half a pack a day, you can do it!  ellisonz   Jun-14-07 05:12 PM   #75 
     - Hypnosis worked  johntully   Jun-15-07 03:30 AM   #136 
  - august 14 1977 8:00 am last cig  madokie   Jun-14-07 01:08 PM   #54 
  - A heart attack was, for me, one hell of a motivator  Husb2Sparkly   Jun-14-07 01:12 PM   #57 
  - That's what did it for me too.  Hubert Flottz   Jun-14-07 02:01 PM   #71 
  - one`s doctor will be happy  madrchsod   Jun-14-07 01:17 PM   #58 
  - So I get the first two every night when I sleep..  snooper2   Jun-14-07 01:21 PM   #60 
  - Chantix helps people quit smoking.  siligut   Jun-14-07 01:34 PM   #62 
  - RE: Chantix  The River   Jun-14-07 01:50 PM   #68 
  - Thanks for the advice, there ought to be a warning.  siligut   Jun-15-07 08:17 AM   #150 
  - I'm taking Chantix right now  EarlG   Jun-15-07 10:21 AM   #174 
  - Good luck EarlG  Nite Owl   Jun-15-07 11:13 AM   #181 
     - Thanks!  EarlG   Jun-15-07 11:43 AM   #186 
  - Thanks for this  Synnical   Jun-15-07 07:08 PM   #206 
  - I Got Paid $500 To Quit  ThomWV   Jun-14-07 01:39 PM   #63 
  - I have these hanging in my office.  DixieBlue   Jun-14-07 01:43 PM   #64 
  - ALSO: BUSHCO & BIG TOBACCO LOVE THAT YOU SMOKE!  K8-EEE   Jun-14-07 01:46 PM   #66 
  - In three years if someone says, "Get Over Here," you'll have to...  Hubert Flottz   Jun-14-07 01:49 PM   #67 
  - I haven't had a cigarette in nearly twenty minutes.  NaturalHigh   Jun-14-07 01:54 PM   #69 
  - Statistically, you're better off not smoking.  lebkuchen   Jun-14-07 03:45 PM   #72 
  - In 6 Months...the STRESS WILL KILL YOU!  KoKo01   Jun-14-07 05:13 PM   #76 
  - 7 years for me  arikara   Jun-14-07 05:18 PM   #78 
  - Last cigarette 9:40 am Aug. 3 1982  Disorganized   Jun-14-07 05:18 PM   #79 
  - Thank you for this. I sent it to all my smoker friends (not many, thank God)  BigBearJohn   Jun-14-07 05:36 PM   #80 
  - I quit in Nov. 1989 after trying many times before.  shimmergal   Jun-14-07 05:44 PM   #81 
  - I quit one month ago tomorrow.. Thanks for the encouragement.  lady of texas   Jun-14-07 05:46 PM   #82 
  - You're past the worst of it.  BurtWorm   Jun-15-07 03:14 AM   #128 
  - Great list  MsMagnificent   Jun-14-07 06:50 PM   #83 
  - 8 years (tobacco) smoke free!!  Kazak   Jun-14-07 06:58 PM   #84 
  - The thing that's different about Chantix is...  hisownpetard   Jun-14-07 07:33 PM   #85 
  - Welcome to DU!  Hissyspit   Jun-14-07 07:51 PM   #86 
  - Thanks for the Welcome!  hisownpetard   Jun-14-07 08:04 PM   #88 
  - No kidding about the dreams...  west michigan   Jun-14-07 08:38 PM   #91 
     - I remember thinking the wording was strange...  hisownpetard   Jun-14-07 08:57 PM   #92 
        - I would have to say...  west michigan   Jun-14-07 09:10 PM   #94 
  - I quit 4 years ago and hell I have only gained 50 lbs.  vssmith   Jun-14-07 08:00 PM   #87 
  - Ditto on that caution  vanboggie   Jun-14-07 09:48 PM   #97 
     - My heart really goes out to people like you who want to quit and don't know how  BurtWorm   Jun-15-07 03:18 AM   #129 
     - I'm doing Wellbutrin right now. It's working well.  asthmaticeog   Jun-15-07 01:03 PM   #193 
        - True  vanboggie   Jun-16-07 02:57 AM   #209 
        - Wellbutrin made me feel speedy and nauseated.  janx   Jun-16-07 02:46 PM   #215 
  - I quit 3 years ago  proud patriot   Jun-14-07 08:06 PM   #89 
  - You forgot "getting fat" -  smalll   Jun-14-07 09:01 PM   #93 
  - It's the worst part about quitting.  BurtWorm   Jun-15-07 03:19 AM   #130 
  - My husband and I  antonialee839   Jun-14-07 09:11 PM   #95 
  - Quit almost 2 years ago  Chico Man   Jun-14-07 09:29 PM   #96 
  - you left "tobacco" out of your headline...  QuestionAll   Jun-14-07 09:58 PM   #98 
  - Quitting pot lowered mine  Chico Man   Jun-15-07 02:56 PM   #201 
     - tobacco (nicotine) acts as a vascular constrictor- raising blood pressure...  QuestionAll   Jun-15-07 10:04 PM   #208 
  - How long does it take to become a sanctimonious  cgrindley   Jun-14-07 10:41 PM   #100 
  - if I was told I had 6 months to live  Skittles   Jun-15-07 12:46 AM   #112 
  - I've had the same thought.  BurtWorm   Jun-15-07 03:23 AM   #133 
  - Not a day goes by  cgrindley   Jun-15-07 05:29 AM   #137 
  - Icky  Chico Man   Jun-15-07 02:58 PM   #202 
  - I hope never.  BurtWorm   Jun-15-07 03:20 AM   #131 
  - You and I quit at almost the exact same time.  Le Taz Hot   Jun-14-07 10:43 PM   #101 
  - Interesting!  BurtWorm   Jun-15-07 03:22 AM   #132 
     - Actually, you don't get addicted to the patch,  Le Taz Hot   Jun-15-07 08:23 AM   #151 
  - More smokers will possibly consider quitting, if they get this info.  rec_report   Jun-14-07 10:45 PM   #102 
  - 21 years ago I quit...no regrets here!  likesmountains 52   Jun-14-07 10:45 PM   #103 
  - Thank you for your heartfelt, DU, PSA message. I needed it and so did  Decruiter   Jun-14-07 10:59 PM   #107 
  - You all have encouraged me to  Libby2   Jun-14-07 11:48 PM   #109 
  - thanks for posting  some guy   Jun-15-07 01:21 AM   #115 
  - Well...my story is pretty friggin' sad...I quit smoking in 1992 and then  Lindsey   Jun-15-07 01:57 AM   #121 
     - That is a sad story.  BurtWorm   Jun-15-07 03:24 AM   #134 
  - June the 3rd, 2001.  Veganistan   Jun-15-07 01:37 AM   #117 
  - It's been 3 days now, and my sense of taste is unchanged. It's a load of crap.  BlooInBloo   Jun-15-07 01:37 AM   #118 
  - I'd say from experience that varies according to many factors.  Veganistan   Jun-15-07 02:00 AM   #123 
  - (shrug) I was referring *only* to the advertisement, which is apparently not to be trusted.  BlooInBloo   Jun-15-07 02:02 AM   #124 
  - My sense of taste is unchanged after a year.  bling bling   Jun-15-07 02:11 AM   #126 
  - Part of every cigarette  The Wizard   Jun-15-07 05:33 AM   #138 
  - I've not met one person who has quit who has said they feel the worse for it.  trumad   Jun-15-07 06:14 AM   #140 
  - Additional "side effects"  FlaGranny   Jun-15-07 07:09 AM   #142 
  - I dreamt I was smoking for 5 years after I quit....there I was with a cigarette  Mend   Jun-15-07 07:15 AM   #143 
  - and how long before I'm back to a size 10???  a kennedy   Jun-15-07 07:44 AM   #145 
  - That simply means that your weight loss plan is the wrong plan.  trumad   Jun-15-07 08:04 AM   #147 
  - I know just how you feel  KCdemocrat   Jun-15-07 08:50 AM   #161 
  - In three hours you go bonkers...  Clark2008   Jun-15-07 08:06 AM   #148 
  - I find it amusing the posts about "I knew someone who died of lung cancer who didn't smoke"  LynneSin   Jun-15-07 08:29 AM   #153 
  - I quit 14 months ago.  Bonobo   Jun-15-07 08:31 AM   #154 
  - How did you quit?  Zavulon   Jun-15-07 08:45 AM   #158 
  - Commit lozenges.  Bluebear   Jun-15-07 09:19 AM   #166 
     - Never heard of them. These are over-the-counter?  Zavulon   Jun-15-07 10:33 AM   #175 
        - that's what I used.  donco6   Jun-15-07 12:28 PM   #190 
        - Thanks.  Zavulon   Jun-15-07 12:32 PM   #191 
        - I quit cold turkey.  BurtWorm   Jun-15-07 12:54 PM   #192 
  - You forgot: Giant Corporations supporting Republicans will no longer get your money.  L. Coyote   Jun-15-07 08:45 AM   #159 
  - Strangely enough this was the one reminder I needed constantly  Cleita   Jun-15-07 11:03 AM   #179 
     - Do the math. $ per day x 365 days a year x X years, plus interest. Better than an IRA.  L. Coyote   Jun-15-07 02:20 PM   #199 
  - In two weeks, your circulation will increase.  zanne   Jun-15-07 08:53 AM   #162 
  - 7 years 6 months 14 days 5 hours 53 minutes  Neo   Jun-15-07 08:53 AM   #163 
  - and 22 seconds. it's not like you are missing them at all, huh?  Javaman   Jun-15-07 09:41 AM   #171 
  - Quitting smoking is the easiest thing in the world  TechBear_Seattle   Jun-15-07 09:18 AM   #165 
  - Not being a nudge at all - Thanks  DWilliamsamh   Jun-15-07 09:35 AM   #168 
  - I've been there.  BurtWorm   Jun-15-07 09:39 AM   #169 
  - In 20 minutes you will be jonesing for a butt and be bouncing off the walls. nt  Javaman   Jun-15-07 09:40 AM   #170 
  - I quit 4 months ago to the day  FatDave   Jun-15-07 10:35 AM   #176 
  - i have been smoke free for 9 years  focusfan   Jun-15-07 11:00 AM   #178 
  - I am still here to prove it!  bambino   Jun-15-07 11:30 AM   #182 
  - Hardest/best thing I ever did.  stimbox   Jun-15-07 11:30 AM   #183 
  - Quit 24 years ago.  kwassa   Jun-15-07 11:37 AM   #185 
  - I'm so glad I moved out of Cigaretteville years ago. nt  valerief   Jun-15-07 12:00 PM   #188 
  - Just Remember  Red1   Jun-15-07 12:01 PM   #189 
  - Thanks--I quit 15 years ago in February  librechik   Jun-15-07 01:22 PM   #194 
  - It's not so hard when you realize lung cancer is much harder. nt  valerief   Jun-15-07 01:41 PM   #195 
  - I quit cold turkey 2 years ago from a 2 pack-a-day habit.  Alexander   Jun-15-07 01:44 PM   #196 
  - Smokers are also twice as likely to get bladder cancer.  flamingyouth   Jun-15-07 02:10 PM   #197 
  - I'm glad you survived!  BurtWorm   Jun-15-07 02:24 PM   #200 
  - Drink Lots of Water - Detox More Quickly  otohara   Jun-15-07 02:18 PM   #198 
  - yeehaw, I quit 1Jan2007 12:01AM EST  onethatcares   Jun-16-07 12:13 PM   #211 
  - Any idea why some are more prone  fujiyama   Jun-16-07 01:56 PM   #214 
 

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