I gave up smoking!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Ob1, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. 2 months ago, and I'm still going! :D First time I've made it this far, and no problems yet! I'm using snuff as a temporary measure, as long as i try to break the habit of smoking. In a couple of weeks I'll give that up too.

  2. yoshi


    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    Woo congrats dude! Keep it up!

    We're prouda-ya!
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I quit the hard way almost 10 months ago.
    I smoked the last one after dinner one evening - and that was it.
    That's the best way, and it can be done, even when you're a chain-smoker, which I was.
  4. Davehenning


    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    I am entering my 2nd week smoke free after smoking for 14 years. It is definitely tough, but worth it.
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
  6. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ

    keep it up!

  7. Yeah, I went out for a morning smoke, 3-4 puffs into it I got so sick I nearly puked...

    I figured that was a hint to quit, so I did...

    I had been rolling my own, no filter, for 4 years, going through 20-25 cigs per day.
  8. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I was the same, except that I didn't have any health problems at that time. Also I still liked to smoke at that time, but I wanted to change a lot of things in my life, and I tought I could do it all in one go.

    Still surprises me that it worked so well. Only drawback is that I gained a few pounds :p
  9. Actually, it was the first direct health problem (except for the shortness of breath and such) I experienced. Never even gave me a cough. But I have never felt so bad as I did that morning, I went in to call my teacher and told him I'd be late, and went to sleep.
  10. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    quitting smoking was one of the most difficult things i've ever done in my life - if not THE most difficult. just thought I'd pass along a few things that have helped:

    i chewed and sucked on cinnamon sticks for a few months after i stopped. it helped a lot with the habit part (i even used to carry them in a small package like cigarettes), and the slight sting of the cinnamon supposedly satisfies the craving for nicotine. it never turned into a habit either, i just stoped sucking on them one day.

    i read a lot about quitting, and it helped me steer around some obstacles. one of them i remember well was the fact i was warned to be prepared for sudden unexpected uncalled for relentless urges, JUST WHEN YOU THINK THE WORST IS OVER! they happened several times in the first year, out of the clear blue for no reason it would seem as if i had never quit and i was an hour away from my last cigarette. i NEEDED a cigarette, badly. guess what, it passed. the urge eventually went away and it got easier and easier to deal with.

    probably the most important thing i had drilled into my head was the "one" cigarette theory, heard a lot around AA meetings regarding alcohol. If I stayed away from 1 cigarette, the first cigarette, I would never have to smoke again. Sounds simple and silly, but it's rather profound actually. One lousy cigarette ignites the whole obsession again. I know counteless people who started smoking again because they said, "ahhhh, i really want one badly. I'm gonna smoke JUST ONE."

    the urges, no matter how bad, pass. and they get less frequent and less powerful over time.

    congratulations, and best of luck.
  11. congrats to everyone that quit :)

    i recently convinced my mom to not smoke in the house anymore :D

    i also got my ex gf to stop (i told her i wouldnt date a smoker)

    man i hate smokers :mad:

  12. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    that is awesome! I wish my father would quit smoking. he's been doing it since he was in high-school. I've tried for years to convinve him not to. I did for a short time in high-school. One day, after lunch and a smoke, I was in English class. I told the teacher I had to use the bathroom, and ran across the hall. I found the first open stall, and kicked it open. Then, i puked into a toilet, which someone had not-so-gracefully used before. They stuffed a whole rolls worth of toilet paper in it, but there were still floaters. I felt really sorry for the janitor that day.
  13. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    Uh...don't hate the player, hate the game. I'm friends with a bunch of people who smoke....and I hate the fact that they do that to themselves, but they're still good people.

    But yah, congrats to those who've overcome the evil grey vapor of doom!
  14. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I smoked from summer 1979 till 10/2001 (just socially from 79 till 87). I met the Mrs' almost 8 years back... she'd lost both her Grandfathers to cancer of the throat in the previous 5 years. Needless to say, she didn't like smoking. I tried to quit for her 2 years in a row and failed. I told her to give me time, not to push or nag and I'd get myself ready to quit for me. :rolleyes: It took me 4 years, but I quit for me! for good! :bassist:

    I still feel like crap thou
  15. That's the only way to really quit I think...never even thought of quitting before it made me sick, then I fielt like "I don't need this crap"..and I haven't really felt the urge yet! O.K., sunshine, beer and a good-looking girl who smokes nearly tipped me over the edge once, but I kept myself together.

    I also subscribe to the "avoid the first..." idea, sounds like a good plan.
  16. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Congrats, I too quit a two pack a day habit (newport 100's) 3 an 1/2 years ago. I never looked back. The very week I quit they went up to 5 bucks. Now they are like 8 bucks a pack (I live in N.Y.C.) 16 bucks a day times 30 days, you do the math:cool: