Quitting smoking (almost) 1 year in.

bowman81

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Jan or Feb 2009 for me. I first gave up may 2006,then fell off the wagon may 2008. I still have moments I really want to smoke but it's easier to tell myself no these days.

 

shaggy

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Since xmass really, Vape though.. Local joint makes their own vape juice with only local natural no additive shit. Wifie does not mind it in the house and you can sneak it in bars... Keep going down on the nic level and almost don't miss it. Ecigs off the shelf are crap btw... go with a decent vape pen and you are golden...

 

U20guy2

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Kick it guys. I know its hard.. Just lost my wifes dad in March. Awesome guy, he was a big part of our daily family life. Hauling his grand kids to various activites during the week. I probably saw him 2-3 times a day minimum. He smoked for what we think was about 30yrs. He "stopped" when my wife was about 2 or three according to family. Long story short, he always had poor lung capacity. 2nd week of march he suffered a blood clot in his leg primarily due to being dehydrated, it moved and hit his lung. It wiped out what little lung capacity he had left. Even though the docs got him hydrated and the blood clot stuff under control he simply had no capacity to absorb oxygen. Fucking horrible way to go!! There isnt a day that goes by that we dont think about him.

Anyway cleaning up his place settling the estate, I found reciepts from a liquor/smoke shop $150 -$200 a month dated 06-08 for smokes!! Right before he passed he said "I've been so stupid" we were baffled by that comment. Till we found the recipts for the cigarets.

All I can say is dont smoke that shit, and you cant hide it from your own body. He was 74yrs old, was living a great life having a good time with his family and friends. He went way too damn early!!

The new ct scans show your healthy lung tissue. If you smoke get scanned and look at the scan. That will be enough to scare the shit out of you. After seeing his scan we knew there was no recovery even if all other systems were back in track.

 

mikewof

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When there is no other choice but to light up, I rip off the filter and smoke the factory cut end, then inhale rather than puff. Much less addictive, and the big particles of smoke stick to the little particles and keep them in the lungs rather than letting so many cross through the blood barrier.

A couple of inhales from an unfiltered ciggerbuddy is just as satisfying as a whole filtered ciggerbuddy. Then I snub out the rest as soon as I feel satisfied and stick it back in the box for later, consumption plummeted. The filter makes the smoke less harmful in some ways, but more addictive, and it also makes it necessary to smoke more of them. Unless you happen to own stock in the tobacco company, personal experience has filters make it harder to quit because they make the smoke so much more smooth and delicious.

And when you smoke unfiltered, your hands will smell like used tobacco all day, which is a good thing to remind you why you want to quit.

 
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sheethead

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Since xmass really, Vape though.. Local joint makes their own vape juice with only local natural no additive shit. Wifie does not mind it in the house and you can sneak it in bars... Keep going down on the nic level and almost don't miss it. Ecigs off the shelf are crap btw... go with a decent vape pen and you are golden...
Yeah, I vape, just didn't want to sound like a douche canoe. So much stigma around vaping, but I feel better so it is better.

 

shaggy

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Ha, Pot is legal here so the looks I get when driving and vaping are priceless... Yes I am vaping, and no you cannot do shit about it..... :)

 




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