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I Quit Smoking

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Evil Monkey, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey [OP] There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    I decided this Thanksgiving to quit smoking (quit the night before). I had been thinking about it for a while and just decided to do it.

    This book is a good help for those wanting to quit.
    http://download211.mediafire.com/ij3dunads6xg/hgjonuylz4q/Allen+Carr-Easy+Way+To+Stop+Smoking.pdf

    So far, I haven't had much in the way of cravings. I was smoking about 1 pack a day. For the last week, I'd dropped to about 12 cigarettes a day.

    My wife never really nagged me about it (she's fantastic!), but I knew she didn't like it.
     
  2. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    Congrats, I'm still working on that.
     
  3. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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  4. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    TRDKenE

    TRDKenE DAMN GOOD DEAL!!

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    I need to jump on the bandwagon....good luck to ya man..
     
  5. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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  6. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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    Friggin Awesome! I don't smoke but both parents do. Any pointers on talking to my parents about quitting(again)?
     
  7. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    Derpy Derek

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    Good luck, just imagine all the money you'll saving by doing so
     
  8. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey [OP] There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    The book is actually pretty good if you can get them to read it. It gets about 4.5 stars on Amazon with over 600 reviews. It's a simple read. You might just read it yourself.

    At one point the author smoked up to 100 cigarettes per day. What I like about it is it doesn't really use scare tactics, although he does talk about some of the health hazards. He even recommends to the reader to keep on smoking while reading the book. What kind of sealed it for me was talking about the financial aspect of it.

    At $5 per pack, that amounts to about $1800 per year. That's a lot of mods. If two of them are smoking the same amount, that would put them at $3600 per year. You might suggest that they can make an extra house payment with that money every year and cut their mortgage payoff time. I think on a 30 year mortgage, one extra payment per year cuts the payoff time to about 23 years.

    Nicotine addiction is actually very mild and not that tough to kick. It's all the psycological baggage that goes along with it that makes it hard. If you can change the way they think, they can kick it. He recommends staying away from things like nicorette because it doesn't really break the nicotine addiction.
     
  9. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    Nice, congrats. I have to work on that myself one of these days.
     
  10. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Good job Robert. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Nov 27, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    Evil Monkey [OP] There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    Thanks. Try reading the book. It may help. As a PDF, it's free. Nothing to lose.
     
  12. Nov 27, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    The Lord hates a quitter. J/k, good luck bud, I've quit and have been off smoking for about 2 years.
     
  13. Nov 27, 2010 at 9:10 AM
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    :thumbsup: Congrats! A buddy of mine is going on 4 days and having a rough time. I'm going to share that link with him.
     
  14. Nov 27, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes...

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    best of luck!

    my dad just passed his 1 year anniversary of quitting a few weeks ago (after 40-ish years of smoking). if he can make it anyone can - he's stubborn and has zero will power when it comes to things like this!
     
  15. Nov 27, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    Awesome. I smoked when I was in the service off & on.
    Occasionally will get a craving but it passes.
    The extra money will add up as you have already said for more mods :)
     
  16. Nov 27, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    Congrats!! Dont smoke but I figure at some point in my life I need to stop chewing.
     
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    Great news Robert, keep it up! :)
     
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