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  • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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    No. I used to when i was younger when in Australia, but only for about an year and then slowly gave it up. Only took it up cos everyone else was smoking and its pretty cold down there in the winters and its the best way to chat up women :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

      No. I used to when i was younger when in Australia, but only for about an year and then slowly gave it up. Only took it up cos everyone else was smoking and its pretty cold down there in the winters and its the best way to chat up women :p
      Wait a second.

      You were in Australia and thought it was 'cold' so you took up smoking? And it's the 'best' way to chat up women? Are you sure they were women?

      Yeah, while I'm freezing my nuts off in such a terribly cold place like Australia, I too make sensible decisions like taking up smoking. I only stopped because I kept having to beat the women away with a shitty stick.

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      • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        You were in Australia and thought as it was 'cold' so you took up smoking? And it's the 'best' way to chat up women? Are you sure they were women?
        I think he's trying to say that because workplaces are now smoke free, in some of them, the only way to meet your fellow employees is when you go outside for a puff.

        At least I think that what he's trying to say.
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        • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

          Only after sex. I'm down to two packs a day.
          hmmm, a short but fulfilled life!
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I don't ... I vape. Electronic cigarettes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Benedict
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      I don't ... I vape. Electronic cigarettes.

      I vape, too. Did vape in any way help you quit smoking cigarettes?
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      • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
        Originally Posted by Knockout Artist View Post

        I vape, too. Did vaping in any way help you quit smoking cigarettes?
        I can't speak for Suzanne but it's precisely the reason I stopped smoking cigarettes. In fact with the lovely blackcurrant flavour I currently have to vape today, smoke flavoured smoke doesn't do much for me at all.

        I'm losing count now but it's about 10 weeks since I've smoked anything.
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        • Profile picture of the author ExRat
          Hi Richard,

          Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

          I'm losing count now but it's about 10 weeks since I've smoked anything.
          Nice work fella.
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      • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
        Originally Posted by Knockout Artist View Post

        I vape, too. Did vaping in any way help you quit smoking cigarettes?
        They've helped me STAY quit, that's for sure!

        A friend of mine is using Blu ecigs in conjunction with the patch and he says it's working.
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    • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      I don't ... I vape. Electronic cigarettes.
      Me too! I'm sharing this URGENT information on the FDA's attempt to REGULATE electronic cigarettes.

      Please read and comment on the FDA's site to help stop these regulations!

      Thank you!


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  • Profile picture of the author Reddy20
    I did try but I did not like the effect of it
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      I smoked once, and gave it up. I was about 7 years old. I took a puff on one of my Dad's cigarettes. I coughed, threw up...and decided to quit. It was a pretty easy decision.
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      • Profile picture of the author ThomM
        Be more specific, smoke what?
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        • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
          Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

          Be more specific, smoke what?
          I've had to specify no smoking of any kind (and Incense) in my policy for our hotel rooms.lol

          I actually had people with medical marijuana cards tell me they thought that was different.

          I personally do not smoke. Tried it a long time ago and did not like it.
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          • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
            Originally Posted by bizgrower View Post

            I've had to specify no smoking of any kind (and Incense) in my policy for our hotel rooms.lol

            I actually had people with medical marijuana cards tell me they thought that was different.

            I personally do not smoke. Tried it a long time ago and did not like it.
            Don't blame you! Since I quit, we always request a non-smoking room if available.
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        I used to have the occasional cigar, and brandy, but with the new rules, (having to sit outside) l had to forget about it.

        But, a bit silly trying to smoke one, and cough, occasionally.


        These days l just watch other individuals have to go outside the coffee shop, etc, and brace the cold, for one of those things.

        People going outside with their 3 year old's is a concern, but it is their children?

        Pretty soon, smoking outside a restaurant, will be banned as well.

        From what l have heard Melbourne's CBD will be a no smoking zone, apart from select areas.


        In AU, it just seams that smokers are shuffled around to keep everyone happy, well, at least keep non-smokers happy!

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        • Profile picture of the author Underxman
          I've tried but it didnt feel good. however like water-pipe
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      • Profile picture of the author kris01
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        I smoked once, and gave it up. I was about 7 years old. I took a puff on one of my Dad's cigarettes. I coughed, threw up...and decided to quit. It was a pretty easy decision.
        xaxa...thats exactly what I did too
        who says quitting is a hard thing to do...
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        • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
          Originally Posted by kris01 View Post

          who says quitting is a hard thing to do...
          Most people that smoke.

          Just like people who say things like 'who says quitting is a hard thing to do' have never really been smokers.

          Nice work fella.
          Thanks Roger. It was when I read about you stopping I really began to think about it, so I can safely say you sowed the seed.
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          • Profile picture of the author ExRat
            Hi Richard,

            Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

            Thanks Roger. It was when I read about you stopping I really began to think about it, so I can safely say you sowed the seed.
            You thought to yourself - 'if that fool can quit then I'm damned if I can't too!'

            Just kidding (kind of). I'm really glad to hear that. Keep it up!
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            • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
              Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

              Hi Richard,



              You thought to yourself - 'if that fool can quit then I'm damned if I can't too!'

              Just kidding (kind of). I'm really glad to hear that. Keep it up!
              You're certainly no fool chap. Are you still off the baccy? You best be, I like the vaping as I'm virtually down to no nicotine and I genuinely like the flavours. I know it's not harmless but it's at least a temporary and less harmful thing than smoking.

              Must have a chat soon my friend.
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              • Profile picture of the author ExRat
                Hi Richard,

                Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

                Are you still off the baccy?
                See post #24 -

                I'm still battling some midriff weight gain, stress-related issues and hot flushes which I *think* are related to giving up. Well they started/got worse around then. But it's still worth it to be free of that rotten addiction - I'M the boss now, not the ciggies!
                15 months and one week.

                Must have a chat soon my friend.
                Yes, it's been too long!
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael75065
      smoking sucks my step father got throat cancer. Not good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Only after sex. I'm down to two packs a day.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      Only after sex. I'm down to two packs a day.
      It's hell getting old, isn't it?
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      Only after sex. I'm down to two packs a day.
      So you have sex and then smoke 2 packs of cigs?, that is unless the blow up doll is a smoking model.

      I have the e-cig version.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
    I smoked Marlboro reds for 31 years, but quit on June 30th, 2006. I just celebrated my 8th anniversary of being smoke free. My wife quit the next day, so I'm one day ahead of her.

    I'll be honest, there are times when I miss it, especially if I'm stressed out, but I know that it was necessary. I'd like to be around another 25-30 years and it definitely wouldn't happen if I'd continued to smoke.

    Also, the cost of cigarettes is outrageous now! We're talking $60-$70.00 per carton. We'd be spending between $400-$500.00 per month if we still smoked. Crazy!
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  • Profile picture of the author Hartwell
    I smoked from about age 13 to 52. I was severely hooked on cigarettes. On Friday, June 15th 2000, as my wife and I prepared for a outing surrounding a Father's Day celebration at a nearby campgrounds, I started to have difficulty breathing.

    Soon, I was gasping for air, and I told the wife we need to go to the Emergency Room. I could feel myself fading fast when, I asked her to call the ambulance to come get me. I was thinking I might die at any moment. In only five minutes, an eternity when you can hardly breath, the ambulance arrived and took me off to the hospital.

    For the next three days, laid on my back hooked up to a variety of machines. I received oxygen and fluids through an IV and the nurse put a catheter up my urinary track. It was an absolute horrible experience.

    The doctor told me if I wanted to live, I should NOT smoke again. Quitting was the hardest thing I've done in my life. I used to wake up from dreams where I was having a cigarette. I awoke feeling guilty. Cigarettes had me by the soul and would not let me go. It took me a year to shed the cravings, the dreams, and the desire to have a smoke. I used to hang around people who smoked just so I could get a bit of second hand smoke (what craziness) .

    The bottom line is that you can quit. It isn't easy. In fact, it is hard. But you can do it if you want to. It isn't all bad -- quitting that is. Besides all of the health benefits, you will stop smelling up the place, you will find that people will like you more, and you'll keep the money you would have spent on lighting up! Oh, I am still alive and going strong15 years after quitting. I have never felt better!

    Sincerely,

    Ed Hartwell
    Orange Park, Florida
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    • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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      Originally Posted by Hartwell View Post

      I smoked from about age 13 to 52. I was severely hooked on cigarettes. On Friday, June 15th 2000, as my wife and I prepared for a outing surrounding a Father's Day celebration at a nearby campgrounds, I started to have difficulty breathing.

      Soon, I was gasping for air, and I told the wife we need to go to the Emergency Room. I could feel myself fading fast when, I asked her to call the ambulance to come get me. I was thinking I might die at any moment. In only five minutes, an eternity when you can hardly breath, the ambulance arrived and took me off to the hospital.

      For the next three days, laid on my back hooked up to a variety of machines. I received oxygen and fluids through an IV and the nurse put a catheter up my urinary track. It was an absolute horrible experience.

      The doctor told me if I wanted to live, I should NOT smoke again. Quitting was the hardest thing I've done in my life. I used to wake up from dreams where I was having a cigarette. I awoke feeling guilty. Cigarettes had me by the soul and would not let me go. It took me a year to shed the cravings, the dreams, and the desire to have a smoke. I used to hang around people who smoked just so I could get a bit of second hand smoke (what craziness) .

      The bottom line is that you can quit. It isn't easy. In fact, it is hard. But you can do it if you want to. It isn't all bad -- quitting that is. Besides all of the health benefits, you will stop smelling up the place, you will find that people will like you more, and you'll keep the money you would have spent on lighting up! Oh, I am still alive and going strong15 years after quitting. I have never felt better!

      Sincerely,

      Ed Hartwell
      Orange Park, Florida
      Yeah nicotine is the most addictive substance there is. Heard people say they given up Heroin, cocaine but still cannot give up Cigarettes.
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      • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
        Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

        Yeah nicotine is the most addictive substance there is. Heard people say they given up Heroin, cocaine but still cannot give up Cigarettes.
        That is the 100% truth!!!

        My friend's husband is a recovering addict - heroine. About a year before I quit smoking, I was over at their house and explained all of the trouble I was having quitting. He looked at me, touched my arm and said, 'I feel your pain. That is exactly what I went through in withdraw.'

        So yeah, non-smokers don't get it. Former smokers do.

        I had to quit for medical reasons and I was not happy about it. I used Chantix and that helped, until after you stop taking the pills anyway!

        I made it though! It'll be six years this November, tobacco free!

        Last year I started with electronics, so now I vape. No tobacco, no smell, no ashes, no hiding, and I get the ones with the very least amount of nicotine in them. The nicotine actually has less side effects and danger than the Chantix!
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  • Profile picture of the author AizenMD
    no I never smoked in my life and I don't think I will
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  • Profile picture of the author marketingva
    I smoked for about eight years and I had my last cigarette the day my pregnancy test came back positive. Had my last drink that day too and my boy is almost 28!

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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    So happy to say that I just reached 7 months with no cigarettes and 3 months with no nicotine (from electronic cigs or patches).

    If you have any doubt about how horrible this poison is, watch some of the stuff about people who have lost their teeth, or those who have lost fingers or toes. Seems silly to say it but seeing people mutilated seems to hit home more than stuff you can't really see like lung cancer, throat cancer, head and neck cancer, stomach cancer, etc. that will definitely kill you outright.

    It's no joke, Yo. It will take some serious work and maybe lots of attempts -- and I recommend cutting way down before you try to quit completely - Use the crutches - nicotine patches, e-cigs, whatever works for you. Just keep getting back up on the horse if you fall off.

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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi Patricia,

      Originally Posted by Patrician View Post

      So happy to say that I just reached 7 months with no cigarettes and 3 months with no nicotine (from electronic cigs or patches).
      I'm sure that we discussed quitting smoking in here just after I quit 15 months ago and at the time you wanted to quit but felt that you weren't able to.

      I'm really pleased to see that you have!

      I looked for that thread but couldn't find it, although I found this one -

      http://www.warriorforum.com/off-topi...ml#post8809159

      I'm still battling some midriff weight gain, stress-related issues and hot flushes which I *think* are related to giving up. Well they started/got worse around then. But it's still worth it to be free of that rotten addiction - I'M the boss now, not the ciggies!

      Well done Patricia! [applause]
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      • Profile picture of the author Patrician
        Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

        Hi Patricia,

        I'm sure that we discussed quitting smoking in here just after I quit 15 months ago and at the time you wanted to quit but felt that you weren't able to.

        I'm really pleased to see that you have!

        I looked for that thread but couldn't find it, although I found this one -

        http://www.warriorforum.com/off-topi...ml#post8809159

        I'm still battling some midriff weight gain, stress-related issues and hot flushes which I *think* are related to giving up. Well they started/got worse around then. But it's still worth it to be free of that rotten addiction - I'M the boss now, not the ciggies!

        Well done Patricia! [applause]
        Thanks, ExRat! I have thought about you when I saw the various threads about smoking now that I have actually taken action to quit. I am glad you 'touched base' and to hear you are still a quitter!

        I am hip to the midriff routine - you know I had always wondered whether cigarettes speed you up or slow you down since there are definite 'before or after' times when you (used to) crave a cigarette.

        I know now that is definitely speed. I am not eating any more than I ever did but gained some weight when I finally quit all the way from the nicotine - I am exercising 5 of 7 days and more or less live on a diet but see that my metabolism has slowed down.

        What is helping is taking kelp which is iodine and speeds up your metabolism (your thyroid) (without the sodium in iodized salt) - I think it is really working. Other things you can do to speed up metabolism are #1 cinnamon, #2 paprika but it is hard to really do enough to make a difference so the kelp capsule really works for me. (also helps protect your thyroid from radiation)... and then of course whatever exercise if you do it faster that will also speed up your metabolism

        Any way - chubby or bubbly no more slow and subtle suicide.

        Keep up the good work!

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  • Profile picture of the author sforce1
    I smoke to much and I'm not talking about cigaretts
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    • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
      Originally Posted by sforce1 View Post

      I smoke to much and I'm not talking about cigaretts
      If you live in Colorado, there's no real problem though.

      We're still trying to push for full legalization here in Pennsylvania. "Might" happen before the end of the year - hopefully!!
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  • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
    I quit with Allen Carr about 5 years ago Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking: The...Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking: The...
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  • Profile picture of the author NRabosa
    Does Ganja count? Then, yes.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    i smoke cigars occassionally

    but for altruistic reasons

    and i make the boxes into guitars which i sell for copious amounts of money
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by hardraysnight View Post

      i smoke cigars occassionally

      but for altruistic reasons
      I have no business posting in this thread, really ... but at the same time, I find myself reluctant to let this comment pass unnoticed/uncommented-on, and nobody else seems to have picked up on it.

      It's kind of the opposite to Winston Churchill's reason for pretending to smoke those big cigars all the time, perhaps? (He used to keep a half-smoked one in one of the pockets of his suits, so he could quickly put it in his mouth, to "look the part", if there were any photographers about).

      My father has some bizarre alleged reasons for smoking cigars, too, but I don't think altruism is among them ...

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  • Profile picture of the author MeAlaister
    Yes Of course. But I want to quite Smoking
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  • Profile picture of the author elizaanderson
    No one should smoke.It is bad to our health.
    So say no to nicotine
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  • Profile picture of the author ninosem
    I quit 11 years ago...
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  • Profile picture of the author Befoundbe
    Smoked meat is also delicious
    1,5 packs a day and enjoying every piece of it
    I quit when I m at 10 K .. Long way to go
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  • Profile picture of the author msdobe
    When I was a kid (and I mean a YOUNG kid) I begged my folks to let me smoke one cigarette... remember it to this day. Cured me forever!

    One of the best things my parents did for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author StamblePall
    No, i hate smoking...
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    • Profile picture of the author sjr4x4
      Stopped 10 years ago after 20 years of smoking, but got addicted to nicorette gum! Chewed that for 2 years, then managed to substitute it for normal wrigleys gum

      Down to 1 pack of gum a day, but it's cheaper than ciggies and my breath smells fresh
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  • Profile picture of the author Jarrod
    My question to is "smoke what exactly?"

    But regardless, my answer is pretty much the same. Off and on.
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