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Old April 4th, 2011, 09:00 PM   #1
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Alright, so I have 5 cigarettes left in my pack. After reading nuggets post I am going to give it a whirl. I know as long as a message touches one person thats all that matters. So here goes. If CC doesn't mind I would like to update this thread often to show how my progress goes. I want to post the things I do when I feel like I need one. Because if I can help anyone quit that would feel great. It's going to be hard to quit with little support around my associates who all smoke. I think the support from others may help too.


Tips, products, and others are welcome.


Thanks.

Edit*- My addiction I feel is not more so the nicotine as it is the habit. But I do not know yet. The times I notice I smoke the most is, working on cars, driving, black-ops, and when I am just in a stand around time doing nothing.

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Old April 4th, 2011, 09:08 PM   #2
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Gum. Lots of gum. I was never a smoker, but gum helped me kick the skoal.
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Old April 4th, 2011, 09:10 PM   #3
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Standard gum? Or nicotine gun?
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Old April 4th, 2011, 09:18 PM   #4
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Old April 4th, 2011, 09:19 PM   #5
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I tried the nicotine gum.....did nothing for me except make me sick. Try regular gum and don't give up. I am trying to kick the Copenhagen I have lived with for 20 years right now also. Not fun but will be worth it.
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Old April 4th, 2011, 09:20 PM   #6
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Good Luck!!!

Nothing worse then smokers breath
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Old April 4th, 2011, 09:23 PM   #7
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parents have both been smokers for 30+ years.

Dad just bought one of those electronic cigarettes and its working for him.
Mom started on that chantix pill. She hasn't smoked in a few days.

It also helps that they are both quitting together. Good luck!
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Old April 4th, 2011, 09:28 PM   #8
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Gum, mints and I drank a lot of water.
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Old April 4th, 2011, 09:31 PM   #9
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1. dont smoke inside your house or in your car.
2. dont drink coffee or alcohol
3. dont hang out with people who smoke, there is nothing a smoker hates more than someone quitting something they think that they cannot.

anyway good luck, just started smoking again about 3 weeks ago after 3 months.

some of those things prevented me from being able to kick the habit.
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Old April 4th, 2011, 09:33 PM   #10
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I'm kinda the same with the habit instead of the nicotine. I think I might have to start going to a different gas station to quit, because they always grab a pack as I walk to the counter.

edit: Nicotine gum just pisses me off a makes me want a cigarette.
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Old April 4th, 2011, 09:40 PM   #11
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My buddy has been using the electronic cigarette. He has cut way down just using those.
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Old April 4th, 2011, 09:43 PM   #12
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how many are left now?
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Old April 4th, 2011, 09:44 PM   #13
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1. dont smoke inside your house or in your car.
2. dont drink coffee or alcohol
3. dont hang out with people who smoke.



I have tried to quit several times and a combination of #2 and #3 get me every time.
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Old April 4th, 2011, 09:57 PM   #14
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some people should be given free cigarettes. 5 gum in the rain flavor got me off the killin sticks cold turkey.
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dum dum pops, starburst, and gum. and dont beat yourself up over it. your doing it for yourself not anyone else, be accountable to yourself.
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Gum, and hard candy. But do it cold turkey! Patches and what not just prolong the agony. Only sucks for a few days, then it gets easier. Good luck man, totally worth it!
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I quit over 8 years ago. You can do it.
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Old April 4th, 2011, 11:55 PM   #18
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I'm thankful I never started. Good luck to everyone trying to quit.
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Get rid of your hidden backup packs. I was doing good for 3 months. Found a back up pack.. It was too easy.
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An Electronic smoke can help. Several of my friends have used them to ween off of smokes.
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