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Mar 21, 2013

I tried Ecigs even the newport flavor ones...

 

Actually I bought it off a guy from this very forums....

 

Didnt help me kick the habit though.

 

I would consider something else that is smokable (Green)to be a "social smoke"

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Yeah, I am a social nose picker.Smiley Very Happy

 

In all seriousness though; I smoked from age 11 till age 26.  Finally got sick of the smell.  Quit cold turkey. Wasn't easy, but I am better (health wise) for it now.

 

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I'm a smoker, used to be a pack (20) a day, now I smoke around 10 or so a day, I'm trying to be good, but it's tough.

 

I would also consider myself a considerate smoker, although my patience was servely tested when someone came up to me in the middle of the street a few years ago in the UK & said my smoke was annoying her becasue the wind was blowing it her way, (bear in mind she was at least 50ft away from me), I told her to get lost!

 

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BRIT-KO wrote:

I'm a smoker, used to be a pack (20) a day, now I smoke around 10 or so a day, I'm trying to be good, but it's tough.

 

I would also consider myself a considerate smoker, although my patience was servely tested when someone came up to me in the middle of the street a few years ago in the UK & said my smoke was annoying her becasue the wind was blowing it her way, (bear in mind she was at least 50ft away from me), I told her to get lost!

 

BRIT-KO


Did you tell her to "sod" off?Smiley Wink  Love that phrase!

 

Yes, smoking is a tough one to break.  I do find myself being a non-smoking, former smoking snob though.

 

If you ever quit BRIT, you will find out what I am talking about.  For the first year or so, the smoke still smells mildly tempting.  By year two, it is not so nice, and by the third year, you cannot stand the smell.

 

It is even hard for me to breath around it.  Seems like the air is thicker when it is filled with smoke.  I suppose it really is though.

 

I can honestly say, if I had not quit in my twenties, I probably never would have.  15 years is a long time for a habit, but I can only imagine if it had been 20 or 30.

 

Good luck with cutting down more BRIT.  You will be healthier for it.

 

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I've smoked for 10 years, from 17 to 27

 

I've stopped 6 years ago, around the same time of the year as of right now... I was really sick and my pack of smoke was empty, I told myself that I should stop smoking it would help me to recover... I never bought another pack and or touch another smoke from this day. I didnt used any gum, patch or anything... I've just simply stopped.

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moblesuit75 wrote:

BRIT-KO wrote:

I'm a smoker, used to be a pack (20) a day, now I smoke around 10 or so a day, I'm trying to be good, but it's tough.

 

I would also consider myself a considerate smoker, although my patience was servely tested when someone came up to me in the middle of the street a few years ago in the UK & said my smoke was annoying her becasue the wind was blowing it her way, (bear in mind she was at least 50ft away from me), I told her to get lost!

 

BRIT-KO


Did you tell her to "sod" off?Smiley Wink  Love that phrase!

 

Yes, smoking is a tough one to break.  I do find myself being a non-smoking, former smoking snob though.

 

If you ever quit BRIT, you will find out what I am talking about.  For the first year or so, the smoke still smells mildly tempting.  By year two, it is not so nice, and by the third year, you cannot stand the smell.

 

It is even hard for me to breath around it.  Seems like the air is thicker when it is filled with smoke.  I suppose it really is though.

 

I can honestly say, if I had not quit in my twenties, I probably never would have.  15 years is a long time for a habit, but I can only imagine if it had been 20 or 30.

 

Good luck with cutting down more BRIT.  You will be healthier for it.

 

Moble


Lol, I love that phrase too, it always seems very English to me, I still use it a lot & although I forget now it is quite possible that I did indeed say that at the time.

 

Cutting down the smoking, yea, not easy at all, but I'm seriously trying, thanks for the support.

 

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I thought about Chantix but after going to a funeral of somebody who died of a heart attack while on it, I don't think I'll take the risk. At the time it happened, that was not known as one of the possible side effects. Only things like mood altering side effects and crazy dreams. The guy was 37 at the time and aside from being a smoker, was in good health. If you look now though, heart risks have been related to the medication.
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Chantix sounds like more of a problem than a solution. Ecigs also help clear you lungs as well, if you really want to stop, do Ecigs, they are extremely healthy for a cig alternative.
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Aren't they just plastic sticks? I don't think I could get used to that.

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I tried the disposable Blu the other day and it was horrid. Although sitting here doing research right now, there are better out there and the reason Blu tastes so bad is because the vapor actually comes from vegetable oil.

My other issue is the price since. My cigs are extremely cheap. Ever since they put that firesafe law into effect and they started putting foam rubber in the cigarette papers, I bought a 40.00 rolling machine and started rolling my own. Cigarettes are 6.50 to 7.25 a pack here and eCigs are even more. Although I have not compared prices except for in convenience stores. I'm currently rolling about 18 packs for 35.00 after tobacco and cartons of cigarette tubes. Tastes a lot better than my old cigarettes as well once you develop a taste for them. Probably better for you than Marlboro or Newports since they lack many of the chemicals they put in real packs but still not good for you none the less.

Last time I set my mind to it, I actually quit using Nicoderm CQ patches. Then right after, my friend bought his first house and was having nightly parties. I was fresh off the patch and surrounded by smokers. Thought I could smoke socially after 4 months of nothing and within two weeks, a cigarette here and a cigarette there while drinking turned right back into at least a pack a day.

I just wish the awareness and laws were in effect and enforced when I was growing up. Back then it was tolerable to see even a 13 year old smoking and the stores didnt care how old you were. Had it been as hard to do and unacceptable as it is now, I never would have started.
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