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 Posted: Sun May 18th, 2008 03:51 pm
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Day 1 And Counting.

Off we go then all you nicotine slaves. Let's try and show that we have more will power than we may think we have.



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 Posted: Tue May 20th, 2008 10:34 pm
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OK, it will be hard - I know. I tried patches years ago with the wife & we found they did not work. Tried gum, no good.

It was not until she got ill, she lost the urge so I started to smoke outside ( we had decided that when we got the new car after retirement - not to smoke in that) - in cold or heat, I went outside - thought " stuff this " went back to patches for 10 days, went cold turkey.
8.5 years later, still no smoking. Ate nuts & dried fruit - lots of for the first few months- have to give that away - it went to my stomach, put on too much weight.
I could have gone back onto the cigs the day the wife died but resisted.
As much as i think I would like one afetr a good meal & wine/coffee, I haven't coz I know that would stuff me up no end - not only health but wealth reduction is a bad way.
I still have one son who still smokes & I keep on him to just smoke on the hour at least to reduce it. Time will tell.

Just watch watch you eat to because it is easy to do so to keep the hands busy.

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 Posted: Tue May 20th, 2008 10:43 pm
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Good luck men :!: No looking back 8)

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 Posted: Tue May 20th, 2008 10:49 pm
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I have only just realised that we may have 30, 40 or even 50 a day people joining us so for them your idea of only smoking on the hour is a good one Sol. That would be a dramatic reduction at once.



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 Posted: Tue May 20th, 2008 10:56 pm
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it does work, i stopped smoking after a meal for an hour it cut my smokes down dramatically. couldnt keep to it though ,drat!!
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Good luck all, I'm thinking of you.

If any of you have partners have you told them what you are trying to do and the subsequent side effects?



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By means of encouragement: Can people give me the average price of a packet of 20 cigarettes in the UK and Australia? I need to know :wink:

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Good luck to those trying to give up the habit, I smoke four ounces of a very strong tobacco a week but do not wish to give it up. I am considerate where I smoke and do not cause inconvenience to others nor smoke in front of children. I realise the consequences of smoking in regards to health and am prepared to live with them. As I said at the beginning of this reply, GooD LucK to those who are attempting to stop. :)

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Not sure of 20's but 40's sell for around A$14-15. I think 20's are depending on brand $9-11

that is almost the same for US$ & just about 45% for UK quids
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$10A = $10 USA & GBP 4.50

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rector wrote:By means of encouragement: Can people give me the average price of a packet of 20 cigarettes in the UK and Australia? I need to know :wink:

50g packets of White Ox Tobacco cost about $24.00aust. Tailormade cigarettes are in the $12-$16aust range.

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Thanks, gents! As a gentle encouragement I want to use those prices in the next few days and (hopefully) weeks :!: :wink: :wink:

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In the UK they average 5 and over Tim.

Ok guys its 04.15am here in down town Lancing been up since 2am. Had my last fag at 10pm exactly last night and went to bed but before i did, all my smoking gear went into the shed in a metal box and the wife has the keys, no good trying to get the key back because she wont give it me and i dont intend nagging her for it because she is not nice when she has jad enough of me going on.
Now my habit is within 10mins of waking i am outdoors having a fag, so far i have not had one :D but i tell you its hard. I gave up a few years back and the weight came on and is still here so i hoping it dont increase :( .
To combat it and this is my tip, i spent half hour last night grating a bag of carrots last night and put it into the fridge, so when i get the urge i munge on carrots. Try it, they seem to taste better grated, more flavour.
So off back to bed to try to sleep, let you know of my progress later.
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I can visualize Phill sneaking to where his wife puts the keys when she is a asleep, getting them , having a gasper, putting the keys back & feign ignorance when she wakes up & still smells smoking :P

Resist tempation Phill or the im-mortalised minister from over the pond will get you :!: ( Notice I did spell it correct - not like another member who changed T to R)

On the hour only - if you miss it due to other activities, stiff luck - you should wait until the next hourly strike of the clock.

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I like the carrot idea Phil, should help when it comes to running your layout in the dark too :D

or

Instead of a packet of smokes, carry a packet of fine gauge wire, then,when the urge hits you, bundle 50 or so wires together and twist up a tree for the layout.
Collect enough wire frames and then have a plastering and foliage session...

... I really must get out more :!: :roll:

Just a thought.
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Good luck fellas! I've no doubt it's difficult, just as I have no doubt you can do it.
Just think of all the nice kit you could buy instead, and still be in front financially! At those prices you'd have enough for a new loco in no time. And what a significant purchase it would be - surely the best one you could own. Something you could be proud to run :!: :!:
I like the idea of nuts - maybe get some of those lovely mixes of almonds, dried fruit etc from the supermarket.

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Mike, while nuts are nice, too many are no good due to fatty oils they have & that affects chlorestoral - not only did I put on weight but the blood sugar & chlorestoral also went the wrong way.

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Good Luck you guys .... you have my total support

You can all do it

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I'm just a little bit worried here about those who are choosing the cold turkey route as I know what the effects can be, quite dramatic with some people. This is a powerful drug we are dealing with so please take care. For myself I really need to do this as my health, in particular my breathing, is being seriously affected. A cold can so badly affect my lungs that twice I have been rushed off to the hospital because of being unable to breathe. As can be expected the hospital loses a great deal of sympathy when they see I am a smoker, and who can blame them for the problem is self inflicted. In spite of all this I continue to smoke, which says a lot for the strength of the addiction. You can see from the above that I need all the encouragement I can get from you, as do the others, so keep it up folks it's much appreciated.



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well i congratulate all those who are trying,one small tip
i notice everyone is saying chew this or that etc, you will be changing one habit for another,a friend started sucking mints,now he is addicted to extra stong and cant do without them,just have a sip of water and a couple of
deep breathes, it does the trick.
:idea: :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: 8)

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As from midday today the apartment is tobacco free. I have cleaned and put away all the ash trays and cigarette lighters. I am waiting for June to notice as I haven't said anything to her about our campaign but I know what her first reaction will be as we have been through this so many times before. This time will be different though as I have company on the road to a tobacco free life.



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