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*cough* Happy *choke* Anniversary *hak* to *kwoph* me *whuhackof*... [Oct. 16th, 2003|10:25 pm]
The Love Bug
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Tomorrow marks the 6th anniversary of me giving up smoking. I know that no-one who reads this knew me when I was smoking, so it may come as a surprise to you.

To be honest, I can't imagine myself smoking now!! LOL
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From: all_in_a_blur
2003-10-16 02:32 pm (UTC)
Wow! Wish I had your determination!!

Congratulations!
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[User Picture]From: kuzanagi_
2003-10-16 02:37 pm (UTC)
I've stopped for about 2.5 years now. I used to smoke 20 a day for about 3.5 years. Then one day, I just decided to stop, and never smoked again.
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[User Picture]From: novemberbug
2003-10-16 02:41 pm (UTC)
I can't imagine you smoking. Who was the mean sod who seet you on fire in the first place?

;-)
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[User Picture]From: brainlag
2003-10-16 02:54 pm (UTC)
you're right, it is a surprise!!!

well done! i managed it for a couple of weeks around the time you got married and at the end of it chained a box... i admire your willpower.
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[User Picture]From: bluelotus
2003-10-16 04:46 pm (UTC)
Any advice on giving up?
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[User Picture]From: kuzanagi_
2003-10-17 04:43 am (UTC)
As stupid as it sounds, just stop. Once you've made your mind up that you don't want to smoke any more, quitting becomes a lot easier. I decided that I didn't like the expense, or the fact that I stank of smoke, and that cemented in my mind that I needed to quit.

I'd tried "quitting" probably a dozen times before, but it wasn't until I actually wanted to stop that I managed to.

The only advice I can offer is to avoid bars/pubs for a while (probably 2 or 3 months ideally), try not to eat until you're totally bloated (I always used to enjoy my after-dinner cigarette, if I didn't eat until I was totally full, I didn't feel I needed it as much for some reason) and be strong.

If you're going to quit, good luck!
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[User Picture]From: azrael316
2003-10-16 05:04 pm (UTC)
lol.. Its 12 years since I gave up..

People always say.... 'How did you do it'

My answer.. 'Stopped Buying 'Em'

Alcohol helped.. My kidneys are now the brunt of my addiction, I can get thwm replaced..

;)
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[User Picture]From: prelifecrisis
2003-10-16 07:24 pm (UTC)
It'll be 5 years for me on Christmas Eve...
Most of the time smoke makes me sick now, but occasionally when I get really stressed I've almost pulled my car into a store to get a pack of cigarettes. I walked in once and really wanted to buy a pack, but drank a Mountain Dew instead. And I do mean really wanted to... That was just last week. :)
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[User Picture]From: mylo_xyloto
2003-10-17 02:44 am (UTC)
Well done!! That's a fantastic achievement!
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[User Picture]From: seren
2003-10-17 08:47 am (UTC)
Wow, well done!!
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