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Posted: 17 January 2012 02:41 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hey guys:

I may not be posting for a time.  After 47 years of smoking I am trying to give it up.  One of the things they tell you to do is “tame your triggers” and sitting here at the computer is definately one of my triggers.  However as Gov. Arnold says “I’ll be back.”

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Posted: 17 January 2012 02:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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garythehuman - 17 January 2012 02:41 PM

Hey guys:

I may not be posting for a time.  After 47 years of smoking I am trying to give it up.  One of the things they tell you to do is “tame your triggers” and sitting here at the computer is definately one of my triggers.  Howevfer as Gov. Arnold says “I’ll be back.”

Very good idea!!! Good luck, and think gentle thoughts…

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Posted: 17 January 2012 03:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Excellent, I hope it goes well for you. We’ll be looking forward to your return whenever you feel ready. And hopefully smoke-free.

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Posted: 17 January 2012 04:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Good luck GarytheFutureSmokeFreeHuman!! grin

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Posted: 18 January 2012 04:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thanks folks.

Day two and haven’t lit up.

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Posted: 18 January 2012 08:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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garythehuman - 18 January 2012 04:03 PM

Thanks folks.

Day two and haven’t lit up.

I’m sure it’ll be a long road but great to hear so far.

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Posted: 18 January 2012 09:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I quit almost four years ago,and FWIW,the first couple of days are the most difficult. It’s not so bad after that.

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Posted: 21 January 2012 10:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I personally quit smoking by doing it when I got sick. That usually gave me at least 2 weeks where I didn’t even want a cigarette. Then from there I decided that I was never going to quit, but that I was just putting off smoking. I haven’t been addicted for over 14 years now and maybe 2 to 4 times a year I’ll have a cigar or cigarette in celebration of my kicking the habit. wink

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Posted: 23 January 2012 06:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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ExMachina - 21 January 2012 10:55 PM

I personally quit smoking by doing it when I got sick. That usually gave me at least 2 weeks where I didn’t even want a cigarette. Then from there I decided that I was never going to quit, but that I was just putting off smoking. I haven’t been addicted for over 14 years now and maybe 2 to 4 times a year I’ll have a cigar or cigarette in celebration of my kicking the habit. wink

This is how my wife and I quit. It’s been 16 years now for both of us.

Keep at it Gary the human! You will be amazed when your sense of smell returns. wink

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Posted: 23 January 2012 08:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I quit a bit over thirty years ago.  The trigger that I had to avoid was being at a social gathering and having a glass or two of wine.  I temporarily stopped the alcohol then had no trouble stopping smoking.  A year or so later I could have a glass of wine with no desire for a cigarette.  The strange thing is that while I don’t want to smoke, I still sort of enjoy the smell of a bit of tobacco smoke.

Between smoking and a sinus operation I lost my sense of smell for about four years.  I used to drive my wife crazy by asking what spices were used in the foods we’d order when we went to various ethnic restaurants.  She never bothered with the exotic cooking so had problems when I’d have to describe the tastes.  For example, cumin was a blend of turpentine, sweat and onion.  Her comment was often, “Well, there goes my appetite.”  smile

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Posted: 24 January 2012 11:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Occam. - 23 January 2012 08:13 PM

I quit a bit over thirty years ago.  The trigger that I had to avoid was being at a social gathering and having a glass or two of wine.  I temporarily stopped the alcohol then had no trouble stopping smoking.  A year or so later I could have a glass of wine with no desire for a cigarette.  The strange thing is that while I don’t want to smoke, I still sort of enjoy the smell of a bit of tobacco smoke.

I don’t care for the smell of cigarette smoke, but the smell of a good cigar or pipe tobacco (rare these days) isn’t bad.

Occam. - 23 January 2012 08:13 PM

Between smoking and a sinus operation I lost my sense of smell for about four years.  I used to drive my wife crazy by asking what spices were used in the foods we’d order when we went to various ethnic restaurants.  She never bothered with the exotic cooking so had problems when I’d have to describe the tastes.  For example, cumin was a blend of turpentine, sweat and onion.  Her comment was often, “Well, there goes my appetite.”  smile

LOL! Funny… Even though I really like cumin, I find your description accurate.  LOL

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Posted: 27 January 2012 03:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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How is it going, Gary?

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Posted: 15 February 2012 06:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Hope you finally achieve your goal and quit smoking. Only 2 days more and you have achieved 2 months.

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Posted: 16 February 2012 05:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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We’re pulling for you.

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Posted: 16 February 2012 05:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I don’t think he made it. But don’t give up, Gary! Although I smoke I’ve never tried to quit; I imagine it must be extremely difficult.

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Posted: 16 February 2012 10:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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As the old joke goes, “Quitting is easy.  I’ve done it twenty times.”

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