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Old 09-10-2013, 11:27 PM   #21
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I'm in the same boat. I just switched to regular cigarettes instead of menthol in hopes that it'll get easier. On the plus side I'll literally be forced to quit when I go to basic, but it would be nice to quit before then. It seems like every time I try to quit I end up smoking more. And I've only smoked for five years! But good luck. You will save a boat load of money. Especially of you live in a state like Washington where the taxes cost more than the cigarettes.
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:34 PM   #22
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There is always the option of E-Cigs, if that's up your alley. I have heard some good stories about them.
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I quit in the early 90s. By accident I bought a new truck about a week after quitting. The resolution to not smoke in the new truck helped a lot. They were $ 1.60 a pack when I quit and the cigarette money paid for my new truck.

On the down side everybody said "don't you feel better now that you quit smoking?" My answer " Hell no I gained 20 pounds I didn't get this out of breath when I smoked!!"
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Rick is right. The cravings absolutely go away. I can't take the smell now.
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Rick is right. The cravings absolutely go away. I can't take the smell now.
The smell is terrible! It's when I am mowing or get a little stressed I crave. I fight the craving. If it gets bad enough a halls or a piece of trident chewing gum kills it.
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salty foods helped me quit. anytime I felt like I'd kill for a smoke I ate some chips or something salty or sometimes sweet and that helped a bunch
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Nothing to it. My mother quit smoking hundreds of times.
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Good luck Woody, it's got to be hard but you can do it!

I was lucky, when I was 12 or so my Dad caught me stealing his cigarettes and told me I could smoke but had to buy my own. It kinda took the fun out of it plus in 1960 in NC a pack cost 22 cents (!), about what a really great burger cost or a few packs cost about the same as a 45RPM record. So I quit before I got hooked.

The world sure has changed too. Back then everyone smoked, I got razzed all the time for being a nonsmoker, especially in the Army. I always had to prove I could inhale a whole cig and wasn't a woose. Today if you smoke you're the one who's shunned.

Yeah it sure has changed but you can do this!
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Holy crap this sucks it's so hard me and my wife quit for like 3 months and then started back up and now were trying to quit again I forgot how much it sucks at first FML I can't wait untile it's at the point where it doesn't bother me anymore and I can breathe better
I cold turkeyed 4 years ago. It is the toughest thing you will ever do and I will tell you now, the cravings do not stop the just reduce over time. You have to decide that you're done and keep remembering that you don't want to and hold that will. Eventually you won't have to fight so hard. Good luck stay strong.
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It ain't easy but it turns out the only way to reduce the craving to smoke is to quit smoking. Each fag reinforces the need for the next one.

For the longest time, I thought I'd have to get my throat surgically cut to quit smoking. Y'now, so the smoke would leak out the side? Maybe not, but it's only been 7 months so the jury's still out on that one.

One 1/2 day at a time.
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