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I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 12:41 AM Reply

Okay, so for 12 years, I have been a steady on and off smoker. Eventually in those later years I became a pack a day smoker. Plus I smoked weed and occasionally cigars.

If you don't smoke, I'm happy for you, and you should be proud. Never do it.

Anyway, I was starting to feel like shit. I couldn't go a day without having my daily pack of smokes. I would sit in my bathroom and just chain smoke. I would go outside and light up a cigarette.

When you're a smoker, plus you smoke weed, you have dumb little tricks that don't even work. After you smoke a blunt, joint, bowl, or whatever, you light up a cigarette. It was bad. I couldn't NOT smoke. This has bothered me most of my life. It's probably the biggest thing I have ever overcome.

I'm proud to say that I vowed to quit and with using the patch, and eating beef jerky, I was able to make a pack of cigarettes last 13 days. Plus I gave a couple away to friends. It is successfully my last time smoking. Ever.

My self-esteem is up. My health is returning, along with my sense of taste and smell. I don't stink like an ashtray.

If anyone could not stop, it was me. That's the way the addiction makes you feel.

I am so much happier now. I don't feel like I'm just killing myself everyday anymore. You see, it wasn't about the cigarettes. It was about my self-esteem. I felt like such a depressed piece of crap for so long, I would just keep smoking, not caring the damage it was doing to my body.

Anyway, I just wanted to share this. Something positive. I never thought I would be telling this story. I just figured cancer was my future, and that was that. Could be it still is. I did lots of years worth of damage. But I'm not sick now. The best thing I ever did was just stop.

I'm trying to get in shape now. I exercise everyday and I have breath in my lungs. I feel energized. It's like waking up from a long, long nightmare.

Thanks for reading. I just want to give others hope. It is not impossible. I really did think it was. It's all about state of mind, and really not wanting to feel like crap everyday.

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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 01:12 AM Reply

Congrats! My older brother is an on and off smoker, so I have the experience of watching someone flush their health down the toilet. Hopefully you'll stay off for good. We're all rooting for you!

And stock up on more beef jerky! You can never have enough!

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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 01:14 AM Reply

I'm smoking atm


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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 01:17 AM Reply

At 1/14/13 01:14 AM, selena wrote: I'm smoking atm

Bad Girl!
I have never smoked. Thats good OP, I am happy for you.


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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 01:45 AM Reply

good stuff man

keep at it


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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 01:48 AM Reply

Too bad the damage is already done. Shame it's not reversible.


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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 02:16 AM Reply

At 1/14/13 01:48 AM, Chdonga wrote: Too bad the damage is already done. Shame it's not reversible.

I'm not ashamed. I'm proud that I kicked the habit.

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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 03:07 AM Reply

At 1/14/13 01:48 AM, Chdonga wrote: Too bad the damage is already done. Shame it's not reversible.

False

Good for you, man. I've been free of cigarettes for 2 weeks today and it's starting to feel almost easy. I smoked everyday for 7 years. I never enjoyed having a cig more than right after blazing. That's why I haven't been blazing, the temptation to smoke is enough as it is. Keep it going.

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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 03:17 AM Reply

Good for you man. Although never having to experience quitting smoking, I have friends and family that have and you know that it is not an easy thing to do. So congrats man.


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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 07:34 AM Reply

At 1/14/13 01:48 AM, Chdonga wrote: Too bad the damage is already done. Shame it's not reversible.

except it is


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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 08:00 AM Reply

I read somewhere that cancer is actually pre-determined, like before you were born.

some people smoke and drink till they die in their 80s just fine.

but congrats on overcoming your addiction.

everything in moderation is key. That's why I only smoke on the weekends.


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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 08:50 AM Reply

Congratulations, take this imaginary cake as a trophy.


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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 08:51 AM Reply

At 1/14/13 01:48 AM, Chdonga wrote: Too bad the damage is already done. Shame it's not reversible.

So you're saying he should keep smoking? What is the alternative here?


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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 08:52 AM Reply

Congrats, now do drinking.

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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 08:53 AM Reply

At 1/14/13 01:48 AM, Chdonga wrote: Too bad the damage is already done. Shame it's not reversible.

It is reversible, just takes a year or two.

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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 10:51 AM Reply

Just quit drinking and keep smoking

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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 12:15 PM Reply

At 1/14/13 01:48 AM, Chdonga wrote: Too bad the damage is already done. Shame it's not reversible.

and your proof is where?


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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 01:18 PM Reply

At 1/14/13 12:41 AM, Stereocrisis wrote: Anyway, I was starting to feel like shit. I couldn't go a day without having my daily pack of smokes. I would sit in my bathroom and just chain smoke. I would go outside and light up a cigarette.

I did this all the time too. Smoking and taking a dump just fits with the nicotine loosening up your bowels and all.

When you're a smoker, plus you smoke weed, you have dumb little tricks that don't even work. After you smoke a blunt, joint, bowl, or whatever, you light up a cigarette. It was bad. I couldn't NOT smoke. This has bothered me most of my life. It's probably the biggest thing I have ever overcome.

"Just finished eating..better have a smoke", "ate a twinkie...better top it off with a cigarette", "Just had a smoke...time to have a smoke"


Anyway, I just wanted to share this. Something positive. I never thought I would be telling this story. I just figured cancer was my future, and that was that. Could be it still is. I did lots of years worth of damage. But I'm not sick now. The best thing I ever did was just stop.

And that's basically how simple it is, just don't do it.

I'm trying to get in shape now. I exercise everyday and I have breath in my lungs. I feel energized. It's like waking up from a long, long nightmare.

Definitely a must for other quitters. Smoking will of course make your breathing hard, and the relief you get when your done running does not compare to a couple puffs at all.

Thanks for reading. I just want to give others hope. It is not impossible. I really did think it was. It's all about state of mind, and really not wanting to feel like crap everyday.

Just remember though, an addiction never truly goes away I think. You're bound to hop back on the wagon at any time. But it's good to have that wolf on your doorstep everyday, it'll keep you on your toes and give you that edge in life. More reason to keep exercising, learning, hobbies, whatever keeps you from smoking.


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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 01:25 PM Reply

That's great news. What do you plan to with all the money you won't be wasting on cigarretes?


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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 02:15 PM Reply

Congratulations man! Quitting is extremely hard, you're awesome for it. Quitting was one of my new years resolutions, and I failed. I have eased up on it by alot though. One of my tricks is to clip it half way through, and have the rest later. Hopefully soon I will completely drop the nasty habit.


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Response to I quit smoking! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 03:52 PM Reply

At 1/14/13 08:00 AM, Sequenced wrote: I read somewhere that cancer is actually pre-determined, like before you were born.

some people smoke and drink till they die in their 80s just fine.

but congrats on overcoming your addiction.

everything in moderation is key. That's why I only smoke on the weekends.

My Grandma smoking cigarettes until the day she died from terminal lung cancer makes me think otherwise but HEY if you read an article on the interwebz somewhere you must be right! Cigarettes and heroine for everyone!

Sarcasm aside, you are right that some people are more predisposed to cancer in general or specific types for genetic reasons, but that absolutely doesn't negate the effects of environmental factors. Inhaling smoke into your lungs is not good for them. Some people may hit the genetic lottery and won't get cancer from it even if they smoke two packs a day for 80 years, I guess it's up to the you if you want to play the odds.