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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:33 PM
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A message for all the Quitters in the Lounge.
My wife is on Day Nine...our old Lounge friend Matcom is on Day Ten...and I am on Day Forty-Two...which is SIX WEEKS for those of you playing along at home (and is The Answer for all you Douglas Adams fans out there).

Nine days. Ten days. Forty-two days.

NO SMOKES.

If she, he and I can do it, anyone can. Keep it up.

:hug:

:toast:
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:37 PM
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1. I am at Day 0...but Way to Go!!!
MrG quit for 3 months. He was a pack a day Camel filterless smoker. If he can do that well...what am I still doing with Winstons?
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:42 PM
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2. Keep it up - and all the best. You are doing a very good thing.
Save the money you would have spent on smokes and buy yourself a nice present after 1 year...
You will have earned it!

mark

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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:59 PM
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3. I'm on day 9,137 - former 3 to 5 pack-a-day smoker. . .
Good wishes for everyone who quits. Of all the addictions I've dealt with over the years, nicotine is by far the hardest to shake. And my use of the present tense is intended - despite 25 years "smoke free," I continue to find myself challenged whenever I catch a whiff. Sometimes it repulses me, other times it entices. Either way, it's my cue to skiddoo.

Congratulations again on your decision, Will. Best of luck to you and the others. I'm sure you'll find it will prove one of the best decisions you ever make.
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 03:59 PM
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4. I'm in year 13
it gets easier. But so far, I can't say that the cravings end completely.

My mantra: If you have a cigarette, Bozo, you'll have to repeat all that "quitting" stuff again.

:hi:
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 04:47 PM
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5. I quit in 1981.
Rookie.

:toast:
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RockaFowler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 04:55 PM
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6. Can I ask??
Are you going cold turkey or are you taking something??

I'm trying to get my hubby to quit, but it is so hard. He is down to a carton a week. He used to smoke 2 a week, so it's a start.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 01:13 AM
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18. 4mg nicotine lozenges
CVS brand. 72 for $30.

Worth every dime.
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 05:13 PM
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7. I'm on Day 45
And I've saved (45 * $12) $540, tax free!!!

Congrats to you, your wife, and your cat probably thanks you too.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 05:15 PM
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8. Going on 8 1/2 years
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 05:23 PM
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9. Congrats, congrats and congrats, and best of luck to all three of you!
Huzzah! :hug: :grouphug: :toast:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 06:27 PM
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10. Nice post, Sarah Palin!
:P

BTW, congrats to both of you ceasing your smoking habit!!

Your lungs are thanking you!
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 06:39 PM
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11. Yea! RAH RAH!.
It WILL get easier. And you WILL feel so fresh, and clean, and HEALTHY!!!
I quit in l975.
(I am SO OLD. And HEALTHY.)
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 08:48 PM
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12. It's time for me to quit. (been smoking for 43 years)

Enough is enough.
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 09:07 PM
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13. I'm too stressed out to quit right now, and this post actually made me light another one up n/t
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 01:14 AM
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19. Me Fail
(self-facepalm)
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 07:53 PM
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20. You keep doing what you're doing...best of luck to you, you're doing well
all I'm saying is every time I tried to quit, something happened in my life that stressed me out so badly all I wanted was a cigarette..and if I didn't get that cigarette I became irritable and snapped at people who didn't deserve it.

I don't like feeling so edgy that I actually snap at someone who doesn't deserve that treatment. Best of luck to you

P.S- my post was a joke...I didn't actually light up when I read the OP, it was just a long fucking day is all
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 09:38 PM
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14. quitters never win
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-11 01:07 AM
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23. who wants to win when the prize is cancer...?
go for it, buck-o
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 09:42 PM
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15. FANTASTIC job!!!!
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:woohoo:
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I was smoking 3 packs a day when I quit cold turkey in 1998.
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Though it took me two years to work up the nerve (and more
importantly, the proper mindset) to actually NOT have a cigarette.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 12:18 AM
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16. 1 year, 1 month, 9 days here. (four pack a day smoker)
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 12:36 AM
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17. Yay Mrs. Pitt! Yay Matcom! Yay Will!
You all can do it!

BTW, your latest column rocked. Right on.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 08:38 PM
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21. I am on day twelve for both cigs and alcohol.
:bounce:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 11:04 PM
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22. 29 months quit right here.
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-11 01:24 AM
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24. Wonderful!
:yourock:
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