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Mizmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 10:13 AM
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I miss my lovely cigarettes
The smooth, silky paper ...
The sweet smell of unburned tobacco ...
Putting it in my mouth and lighting up ...
inhale that nicotine - woohoo!

I'm one week away from being quit for a whole year and I still miss it a lot (sniff)
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 10:14 AM
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1. Congratulations!
I quit over 16 years ago and sometimes I still miss it too.
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Angry Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:26 AM
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12. I miss it too sometimes
It has been a while but I still sometimes like to stand downwind of tobacco smokers. But think of all the money you're saving!

URGENT! Timing is critical to save earthquake victims before winter!
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:17 AM
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2. Stop that!
I'm only on day 10. x(
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:20 AM
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4. Be strong!
:hi:
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:22 AM
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5. last year i lasted for about 6 weeks
the real problem is when i get to the point where i feel like i can have "just one"
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:23 AM
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7. resist the "just one"
I have quit several times, and the lure of "just one" is what got me started again every time.
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:27 AM
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14. That's exactly what I'm afraid of. I can hear it running through my brain
and no one can lie better to me than myself. It's all or nothing for me and I know it. :scared:
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:34 AM
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17. yep... way too easy
for me "just one" turns into, "only when i drink" and then it's just a matter of time before it's back to a pack a day.

Hang in there :hug:
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Angry Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:33 AM
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16. Don't do it!
My husband and I quit smoking cigarettes about, oh, 15, no, 20 times? Yes, at least. One time we even quit for 2 years and had one single puff.... Took us another year to quit all over again. :-(

Set up a piggy bank with all the money you save on smokes. Think of all the gas you can buy!

URGENT! Timing is critical to save earthquake victims before winter!
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swimboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:22 AM
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6. For donating members, there's a DU group for quitters.
It's been quiet in there, but it's a good way to help and be helped by others. :)
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:23 AM
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8. I'm on day 16. Sucks, doesn't it?
We're doing a good thing, though!

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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:19 AM
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3. That is good for you that it's almost been a year.
I am not sure that feeling ever goes away though. I know a woman who hasn't smoked in 7 years and she still misses exactly what you described. But stay strong!!! You are a much healthier person today than you were a year ago!! Now, it is my turn to quit.
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:24 AM
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9. I don't think I'll ever stop missing them, either.
My Dad quit for five years and still wanted one like crazy.
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Divameow77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:25 AM
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10. I haven't had a cigarette in months
and I still miss it. Just remember how hard it was at first and you made it through that, do you want to have to go through that again?
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:25 AM
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11. Day 97 here
and knock it off!!

Actually on Saturday I went golfing with the guys. Then spent the night watching football with the guys-many beers and they smoke when they drink....me? nothing. Not one.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:27 AM
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13. You have to get away from the idea that you have "given up" anything.
When I was in 5th grade in the 1970s, my teacher was rabidly anti-smoking. His father had died of a heart attack at age 50 and his brother from lung cancer.

One day in class to demonstrate a point, he lit up, took a drag and blew it through a white handkercheif before coughing his lungs out. The cloth was passed around so we could see the brown spot made by ONE PUFF. He of course made the point that a deposit like gets deposited on a smokers throat and lungs every single time he takes a drag.

Smoking is a horrible, disgusting habit. It stinks and makes you a social pariah because of it. It is expensive. My sister smokes and every time I see her she reeks because it is on her clothes. I've watched people die from emphysema, and it is a lingering, horrible death,
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:28 AM
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15. Yes, but we would all miss you if you died from tobacco related issues
:D
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:38 AM
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18. Quitter!! You'll never get ahead in life if you just quit everything!
:evilgrin:

No, seriously though, you should be most proud of yourself for keeping it up for a year. Congratulations!!!! :hug:
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:50 AM
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19. 8 and 10 weeks away from...
....ONE YEAR, here.

Tikki and oldest son.
Mr. Tikki and younger son never smoked.

Honestly, I do not miss it one bit. Yucky, sucky habit...


Tikki
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Callalily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:18 PM
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20. Congrats to those that
have quite smoking and kudos to those that are in transition. To all of you I'm sending strength.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:38 PM
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21. You'll never regret quitting
I'm proud of you. I've been quit for 7+ years and I know how hard it is at the beginning (even up to one year). Years and years of conditioned response (lighting up w/ coffee, lighting up in the car, lighting up after dinner, lighting up w/ a cocktail, etc) don't erase easily. But you're doing it, and you should be very proud.

:applause:
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politicat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:51 PM
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22. Oh, I know how you feel....
We just drove from Colorado to Indiana and back for a funeral... and smoking always made the miles go by faster, it seemed. (DH was a pipe and cigar smoker, I'm a year quit (about - I don't remember the precise day) from American Spirits.)

I wanted a smoke all the way there, and all the time I was there - because I think the national Tobacco industry would collapse of the state of Indiana stopped smoking - and all the way back.

I'm better now, but it's amazing how that little molecule gets bound up so tightly in your brain...
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:53 PM
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23. Oh I miss them too
How I miss the fresh taste of American Spirit Mediums in the morning, with my coffee...that first bite when the smoke hits the back of your lungs...that dizzy feeling you get from the first smoke...mmmmmmmmmmm
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swimboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 01:02 PM
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24. Ground Control to Taverner--you are headed into dangerous reverie
Pull out! Pull out!
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 01:03 PM
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25. AUGHH! Bitchslap!!!
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 01:04 PM
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26. What did the five fingers say to the face
SLAP!

I'M RICK JAMES BEEEEEEYOTCH!!!!
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