WTG Benny Boy!
I hope this will be another success story for the Forum smokers.
From what I hear the worst part is day 1-3. After that it gets a little easier but don't become weak.
"You Can Do It Mon"
4 months of smoke free for me Ben, tomorrow. Its a ***** to quit, but the results are incredible. I started with sun flower seeds the went to sugar fee Jolly Rancher hard candy, the candy was better and taste great. WTG, keep up the mentality of wanting to quit, and you'll do it........ GOOD LUCK!!!!!
Great Link for a Construction Owner/Tradesmen, and just say Garager sent you....
A good climbing rope will last you 3 to 5 years, a bad climbing rope will last you a life time !!!
WHATEVER IT TAKES!!! Stick with it Ben... let them go, give them up, and live better and longer, for the pain will eventually pass.
Just keep thinking that that all this pain that you are suffering is the fault of those "cigarettes"! So don't let them get the best of you. You're a better man than what they have tried to make of you and you can't let them win.
And remember too, that the pain that you have now, is nothing compared to what you will be facing years from now, if you give in. Now you are young and strong enough to handle this, but know that in the future, you'll be less strong and then your family will have to shoulder the burden, while watching you waste away! Stay strong and direct your anger at the cigarettes that you will defeat.
i quitr cold, but i wrote a note with 10 reasons i need to quit, and every time the ugre hit i would read thoses reasons, after all if you have the time to lightem you have the time to read the note, ben good luck to you.
9/11/01, never forget.
I cannot belive you are quitting...
The one who went on me couple months ago for telling people to quit smoking
I wish you all the best..
ROBERT has his goal on January 1st.
Cold turkey too,since the chantix is expensive right now and he said he needs to do it on his own.
I told him to get chantix,at least the cost of it will make him quit
Good luck with quiting. Talking about it with former smokers will help. I used to be an addiction counselor and worked with a few people that wanted to quit. The best suggestion was to use several methods at the same time such as the patch and gum. Some people can quit cold turkey for good. Others can't. New York State has a quit smoking help line. Maybe your state has something similar. Don't give up. Cravings only last a short time so keep busy during those cravings to get your mind off them.
You best have Rick, Joey and others come over and "hog tie" up Robert. Trying to quit smoking on his own will make him go totally APEUS (wild and crazy) and you simply can't deal with him on your own when that happens. It is a very powerful drug addiction. I sure do hope that over time Robert can totally quit and while he is still young. Zeljka and Charlie are paying a big price from second hand smoke and tobaco tar among other things. It will be wonderful not having to deal with them and also having Robert's health improve.
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Here's at least 5 reasons
The 5th one is Benny Parsons, former NASCAR driver and commentator loved by all. He smoked when he was younger, put down cigarrettes for the last time in 1979.
Hadn't smoked in 30 years and two years ago got a nagging cough that was deep in sound. Gets checked out and it's too late; stage 3 or 4 since lung cancer is asymptomatic and doesn't reveal symptoms until it's too far gone. Benny Parsons died last year I believe, guy has more money than all of us combined and no doctors could save him, make him better.
Peter Jennings quit smoking for I believe 20 years, started to light back up when 9/11 happened. Smoked for awhile and ended up with lung cancer, died months afterward, guy once again had more money than I have hair on my body.
Christopher Reeve's wife.........?? Lung cancer, never smoked.....but family members did. Died within months of her diagnosis, singing like a bird two months before she died.
We're all going to die someday....some sooner than others and some of us set the parameters to a quicker timeline.
Smoking is very enjoyable, especially the lefties back in the day. I can't/don't/won't do any of them for what I'm grateful for in life....being able to get up and work every day.
My post is not only a scare tactic but a reminder back to myself that my years of smoking already have me set up like Benny Parsons to a tee. Life will be fine and on top of the world one minute, the next minute you're told you're leaving this world for most likely a casual habit you had years ago with only your wrinkled skin as proof you was there.
To die of lung cancer stands up there with brain cancer. Take a soda straw and suck the contents of a shake and call that your air pathway. The shake being phlegm, always having to cough it up to get reduced oxygen content into your lungs till you cough till you puke once again to breathe.
I've watched two people die like this.....horrible. I so wish I never smoked. Even though I quit I feel I'm a candidate to get shot down with this disease in the end.
Been 4 or 5 years for me since I quit but I go through 5 to 6 inhalers a year to keep my lungs open during numerous air quality conditions.
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