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mcsmc

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That I've stopped smoking. I've been smoke-free since 2008JUL25. I smoked for 5 1/2 years, more than a pack a day, and not "light" cigarettes either (Marlboro Reds, to be exact, and at times, Newports).

The last time I stopped smoking, I made it 2 weeks before I started up again. I'm past that mark now.

However, after 5 days of no nicotene, I was about to cave. So, I started dipping. I know, dipping's gross, and just as bad for you. However, it's allowing me to combat one addiction at a time. (There's two main addictions with smoking -- the psychological addiction of the act of smoking, and the physical addiction to nicotene.) I don't enjoy dipping as I enjoyed smoking, though... it's definitely not something I'm going to continue for much longer. I'm just making sure I don't start smoking again. Also, nicotene absorbion is a bit different between dipping and smoking.

Either way, the real thing that prompted me to quit smoking this time was that I actually wanted to quit. Every other time I stopped or tried to stop (two weeks was the longest I ever lasted before), I still had a desire to smoke. That desire simply isn't around anymore, and while it's been difficult convincing my brain and the rest of my body of that fact, I've been successful thus far.

I suppose the struggle will be more over and finalized when I've cut nicotene completely out of my life.

Oh well. This thread's open to anyone that wants to talk about smoking, or quitting smoking, or things you dislike/hate/loathe about people that smoke, and etc.

Looking at smoking from the outside now, I realize just how bad smokers smell, and how they always look a bit more drained than everyone else. It's also pretty difficult for me, since the majority of people I work with smoke. Smoking definitely has strong social connotations, stronger than I realized until I quit this time.

Besides not smelling like a cigarette butt and/or ashtray, I've also noticed that I wake up not feeling like I need something to help me wake up. I've also noticed an increase in my sexual drive, and energy in general. I'm also generally happier, which is ironic, because the reason I started smoking in the first place was to cut edge off of my personality. I also don't feel restricted anymore... I don't have to go to smoking areas anymore, I don't have to always make sure I have cigarettes, or feel bad about asking someone for one if I run out (which was a rare case). It's also really nice, when someone asks me for a cigarette, to tell them that I don't have any, not even a lighter. Yay!

EDIT: I've also noticed a huge difference in my breathing, which is really super nice. I feel like I have a brand new pair of lungs, and I know they'll get even better as time goes on.
 

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Stopped 9 months ago. Have the date written down somewhere.
Simple really. Just don't put a cigarette in your mouth. At least that's what I kept telling myself.
 

Scabman

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Oh, and when I quit smoking I first read "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking" by Allan Carr, which completely got me over the psychological aspect of smoking.
And I found out that the physical addiction is surprisingly weak. After 12 years of smoking (yeah, I started when I was ten) I've now been without cigarettes for several months.

It's all in your head, you don't have to miss or desire cigarettes, nor envy other smokers. If I were you I'd read the book.
 

mcsmc

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Stopped 9 months ago. Have the date written down somewhere.
Simple really. Just don't put a cigarette in your mouth. At least that's what I kept telling myself.
You're still a tool.

Congratulations man, good to hear.
Thankies!

A fiver says that'll change within a month!
I have Paypal. If I remember, I'll get in touch with you for that fiver in a month. :khi7h:

Oh, and when I quit smoking I first read "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking" by Allan Carr, which completely got me over the psychological aspect of smoking.
And I found out that the physical addiction is surprisingly weak. After 12 years of smoking (yeah, I started when I was ten) I've now been without cigarettes for several months.

It's all in your head, you don't have to miss or desire cigarettes, nor envy other smokers. If I were you I'd read the book.
Cool, I'll look into it. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

Silly Cunt

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Firstly, the whole military DTG thing is uberspaz. I'm surprised you didn't add the time zone designator, and complete the handicapped process.

Secondly, quitters are fucking lame.

Thirdly, Allan Carr can lick my ringbit. My Xwifey bought me that book, and I divorced the cunt. Truth.

Finally, the fact you describe ANYTHING as 'really super nice' automatically and unconditionally renders you fuckwitted and gay.

Disappointed.
 

mcsmc

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Well done MacSmack!

What, the fuck, is dipping?

Dipping is using smokeless tobacco... it's put in the mouth between the cheek and gum, and nicotene is absorbed into the bloodstream that way. It's flavored (it comes in as many different flavors as cigarettes do, pretty much). Of course, it stimulates the salivary glands, so people that "dip" spit a lot, hence why it's pretty gross.
 

InterStella

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Rule Britannia!
Dipping is using smokeless tobacco... it's put in the mouth between the cheek and gum, and nicotene is absorbed into the bloodstream that way. It's flavored (it comes in as many different flavors as cigarettes do, pretty much). Of course, it stimulates the salivary glands, so people that "dip" spit a lot, hence why it's pretty gross.
Eww.

Why don't people that "dip" swallow the saliva? Does it taste terrible?

What flavour is your brand?


*edit* Nicorette make gum for that. Have you tried it?
 

Celtic Crusher

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Congrats. I've only started. Don't ask me why. I used to only smoke about one cig every two or three days. But now I'm smoking about twenty every two or three days.

It's not an addiction. It's just more of a physical attraction.
 

Negativecool

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Congrats on quitting smoking...so far. Don't be a pussy quitter and quit quitting.

I'm not sure if my experience with smoking is very common.
My parents smoke, and have smoked for...maybe 35+ years. I'm pretty sure my Dad has COPD, but he probably thinks that coughing after every laugh is normal since he has been doing that so long, so naturally he doesn't listen to me when I tell him that. They've tried quitting several times and have failed, mostly because they didn't really give a damn.
I started on Marb Reds when I was 16, not out of peer pressure (that's gay), but because I was just curious what all the fuss was about. Then after that it became a social thing to do with people after work in high school. I never became addicted though.
In college, I never bought any cigarettes and smoked only whenever free smokes were available, and only when I was drunk---a social smoker if you will. I dipped in college a few times, which easily knocked me on my ass. However, the last couple times I dipped I had some kind of bad reaction to it, felt like severe heart burn or something, so I haven't touched it since.

My use of tobacco since college can be counted on one hand. I'm glad I never became addicted, but then again the whole experience of smoking never really appealed to me, just the quick buzz and social aspect of it.
I really only smoke when I want a quick buzz because alcohol takes too long to kick in. Since I'm not really a smoker, every cigarette hits me quick and hard, which is nice. I lit up a few this summer after a couple exams had their way with me.
My wife hates smokers and I need her for sex. So naturally I abide.

My true thoughts are this: I don't like to smoke, but I do so when I need a quick buzz. I don't have problem at all with people who do, but I don't like coming out of bars smelling like a smoke bomb. Here in Iowa, they have passed a law banning smoking in bars with the exception of the gaming floor of casinos. I actually really like this for the previous reason. I like to work out so I feel like I set myself back a week if I even have one.
Finally, and most importantly, smoking makes you look cool, fuck anyone that thinks otherwise, because it just does.
 

badutahboy

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There's a new drug out, chantix, that is an amazing drug if you're having trouble quitting... 4 of my friends have quit by using it, all with 100% success... It blocks the absorption of nicotene into your brain, so you get over the nicotene addiction, even if you "cheat" and smoke periodically.. Once you figure out how to stop the psychological addiction, you stoptaking the drug, and you're done..

One of my buddies decided to really test it.. He started taking the drug, but didn't make any effort to stop smoking.. He just took the drug and continued smoking like before...It took him about 4 months, but eventually, he started to think "god, these cigarettes taste fucking awful!", and realized that it was because he wasn't getting the nicotene high, and without it, eventually even the psychological addiction was broken by the disgusting taste of the smoke...

He quit cold turkey the next day, and hasn't smoked for 5-6 months now.
 

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Smokers started up by their own free choice so why the fuck would I give a fat rats ass if someone tried to quit?
You started so stop without whining about it. I have as much sympathy for you as someone who started on heroin and tries to get off.
Grow some balls and either give up or keep smoking but shut the fuck up about it.
 

Bunnee

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MC, I'm proud of you babe.

Quitting smoking isn't easy. But you should not use chewing tobacco, that is just hella nasty, way more nastier than smoking. Try patches, or gum. Although I tried the gum and it not only tastes grotty, but I swear it burnt my taste buds off. Still it's gotta be better than chewing tobacco.

Anyways, Kudos to you for quitting! I hope you don't fall off the wagon.
 

Mamba

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I don't smoke during the day anymore and neither when I am at home at night. I only smoke on occasion when I go out and have a drink and am in the company of smokers, which is very rarely these days. Then I might have one or a couple depending on my mood.

I used to smoke a pack a day and would get through most of a second pack and a lot of my friends whilst out drinking and clubbing, so I believe I have improved greatly.

I generally only feel the need when I have some alcohol. I feel I have "bucked the trend" as it were because I am having a drink now at home and I haven't touched cigarettes at home for months. I haven't felt the need for a cigarette whilst in my home for a long time. This post stirred a longing for a cigarette but it is easily ignored. We now have a no-smoking ban inside the house.

My boyfriend gave up first (completely cold-turkey) then I did soon after. When he complained that I smoked so much I said "Yeah yeah, when you give up I will"
...Then he did. So I had to!

He cut them completely though, and I will very rarely indulge.