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OT - I miss smoking.

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Wulf2k, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Wulf2k

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    Not because of the addiction, but because it really broke up the work day.

    It's been 2 months and 7 days.

    Who else is an ex-smoker here? Or current. Whatever, discuss, kill my lunch hour for me =]
     
  2. kelmo

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    How did you manage to quit? And... what do you do after that 2 minute tumble with the wife now?
     
  3. Mr.StinkyPants

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    ive been cig free since january, exercise and sunflower seeds helped me seal the deal, i dont even crave them anymore, and now i can take the biggest bong rips ever :p
     
  4. Wulf2k

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    Had a kid.

    I had my last cigarette about 4 hours into labour, and that was that. I'd decided I was going to quit when he was born, and stuck to it.

    I dunno, like any true manly man I'm always asleep by then.
     
  5. Critical Gaming

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    I just don't buy them anymore. If people give them to me I smoke, but I refuse to buy cigarettes.
     
  6. Shh!

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    I ended up in the hospital in pre-respiratory distress. Spent 3 days in there on O2. Doc said no more. I took him at his word. :sad3:


    PS I miss it as much today as I did 10+ years ago too.
     
  7. Timothy_SP

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    I quit August 23, 2005 after smoking for over 10 years. The 5 year mark is rapidly approaching! \o/

    Beside feeling and smelling better, I'm have more money in my pocket. I laughed a couple days ago when I saw the price of a pack. It's nearly double since I quit and quadrupled from when I started.

    I used the patch to quit for good. I attempted to quit 3 times before, but kept falling back into the habit.

    Good luck, it takes someone of strong willpower to succeed.
     
  8. Kael

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    3+ years here for me....used the patch to help me quit and have never looked back

    Its funny, I figured things like drinking and coffee would have been very hard for me after quitting. It really is dull things like a traffic jam or driving during construction lulls that make me think..**** a smoke would be nice :)
     
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    5 months and i still crave one at least once a day. I used running to help me de-stress. after smoking for over 20 years i didnt run very far or very fast. now 5 months later i did a half marathon in just under 2 hours.
     
  10. Wulf2k

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    I agree with this.

    It took a while for my brain to accept the fact that downtime doesn't equal cigarette time. Break at work? Cigarette was the perfect way to kill it. The woman insists on watching "Say Yes to the 19 Perfect Cakes and Counting" or whatever else on TLC? Better believe that's a walk+smoking.... And so many destinations that I would drive to were a perfect cigarette's worth of driving away.
     
  11. Wulf2k

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    What was the underlying cause? Or just your body saying "no more" to smoke?

    I have asthma, but only when I'm exposed to some heavy cat allergens. The last place I lived had 5 cats, and I didn't have any sort of asthma medication since my asthma hadn't even shown a sign for 20 years or so. Was some rough times, but I managed to smoke through it. I found smoking really took the stress away from being unable to breathe =]

    Edit: I was fine for the first four months living there, and I assumed it had just been a childhood thing that I'd grown out of. It came back so gradually that it never really "shocked" me into doing anything about it until it was pretty bad.
     
  12. Shh!

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    I now have allergy induced asthma. For probably a good 5 years or so after I quit, I had multiple inhalers stashed around the house, car, and at work. Asthma attacks would strike over any little thing. That gradually went away so that now, I have one by my bed only and I think I use it MAYBE two or three times a year.

    As far as a cause, none was given. I have my suspicions but no more. My Mom was a heavy smoker and smoked while I was in utero which is what I think caused my bad lungs. Smoking (and being a stupid teenager that thought smoking was cool) is what I think pushed my lungs over the edge. I do have to say that being able to smell things again (and not just smoke) is nice :thumbup1:
     
  13. Mr.StinkyPants

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    dude smoking is cool

    and i wonder the only place u have ur inhaler is next to ur bed... and further i ponder y u only have to use it 2 3 times a year..lol
     
  14. Daleth

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    i quit for good after many failed attempt 7 years ago. Now the smell makes me ill. funny how things like that change.