Been smoke free since Friday morning

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  1. opaww

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    I quite the habit doing OK with it and hope to never start back again
     
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  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Congrats opaww !!

    ...first time quitting ?!
     

  3. opaww

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    No I have quite a few other times sense I started almost 50 years ago but this time I am ready to quite
     
  4. bhale187

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    Good for you. I stopped chewing a couple weeks ago. I took up chewing about a year after I gave up smoking (smoked from 15 to 30). I chewed for a few years without smoking, and then about 2 years ago I took up smoking again on weekends and when drinking. Terrible cycle I've got stuck in.

    Anyway, I've had a few cigs and some nicotine gun the last couple weeks, but no chew. I'm getting there.
     
  5. jc57

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    Three weeks is the rough spot. That's when you think you have it licked and can get away with bumming one from a friend.

    Nicotine gum helped me get off of chewing tobacco many years ago, but eventually you just have to go cold turkey and turn your back on it forever or it will pull you right back in.
     
  6. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I gave up smoking in the early 80s so I could afford to buy ammo for my guns. Wife and I were just broke azz school teachers then. Had to make a choice between diapers and cigs. Also had picked up the gun habit then. Went from one bad habit to anoher. Just can't get that monkey off my back.:D
     
  7. Shooter

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    I'm on day five. It's been a tough one. I gave up the gum. It was only making me want a smoke for some reason.
     
  8. havasu

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    Good for you. Question...does your wife smoke?
     
  9. bhale187

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    I smoked over the holiday (wife smokes), back on the gun today, still no chew for several weeks.
     
  10. Owl

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    I quit smoking back when my daughter was born, 21 years ago. Cold turkey, and it wasn't so bad after the first few weeks. Now I couldn't start back up if I wanted to, the dang things are way too expensive.

    Hope you are still doing well, opaww!
     
  11. Shooter

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    Yes she does. It's also a huge part of our routine. I get home, and we go outside and sit and smoke and chit chat.

    It's fun, but now I'm having to not do it while I get over cravings.

    I have a headache from quitting. I tried chewing nicotine gum and it chipped one of my molars.

    I need a smoke...
     
  12. BersaOwner

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    No you don't need a smoke......you want a smoke, because your body is screaming from nicotine withdraws.
    Just keep your mind on something else & you will get through it.;)
    Good Luck!

    Hey opaww! It has been over two weeks, are you still smoke free?
    I know it is tough from back when I quit smoking. That was before all the nicotine gum, patches, and pills that are such a help today, I had to do it cold turkey It was rough. But I got through it & I'm sure you will to so Good Luck to ya!
     
  13. bersastud

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    You can do it I quit cold turkey Aug 2003 . Its tuff for a time then its History. Never never smoke again not even 1 little puff. Or you wll suffer all over again.
     
  14. GoodOyster

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    Good luck quitting, guys. Never was a smoker myself, but my dad smoked from when he was 9 until he was 48. Had to quit to get over a bad case of bronchitis. He was smoking 2-3 packs a day, sometimes more. Hasn't smoked for 27 years now.

    Unfortunately, I just found out my son has started smoking. He's 23, in the USAF, and it's his decision, but dammit, I hate the thought of it. Could be worse, I guess. At least he hasn't told me he voted for Obama!
     
  15. Shooter

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    I appreciate the support guys. I'm convinced I'm going to make it this time.
     
  16. bhale187

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    and that is exactly why you will.

    I quit smoking a little over 7 years ago when my wife got pregnant with our first. I chewed the nicotine gum for a couple days and was done. Having a motivator is key.

    A couple years later I picked up chewing again while on a guys camping weekend.

    I was smoke free until a year or so ago when I picked it up again in attempt to stop chewing. I have had about 3 or 4 dips of chew in the last 5 or 6 weeks now, and had a few dozen cigarettes. I need to just tell myself I'm done with it and quite nicotine entirely, but I've not brough myself to be nicotine free for more than a couple days at a time, yet.
     
  17. opaww

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    I am still smoke free and this morning was the third week
     
  18. havasu

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    Really glad to hear this opaww.
     
  19. Shooter

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    Congrats! Glad to hear it.
     
  20. Mountainskytop

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    Keep up the good work! I gave it up cold turkey 34 years ago as of Xmas Day! You can do it too!