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    Congrats! Tax free savings too.
    I quit over 20 years ago, no urges to start again.

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    Congrats!!! Your past the really hard part now. As others have said you will always get urges once in a while, but they are short lived and easy to get over.

    I'm at 3 years now without. I just got a new Kimber 1911 to celebrate that anniversary. Smoked for 33years, quitting was one of the hardest and best things I'd ever done.

    "For me, it is far better to grasp the universe as it is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." Carl Sagan - The Demon-Haunted World

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    Congrats. I quit smoking 25 years ago by starting to chew. Snuff will not allow you to taper off because the hit is very large and abrupt just like a cigarette. Chewing will allow you to taper off. It took me 10 years the last 2 where I actually tried to ignore the craving. I have been nicotine free for 12 years or so and feel that I am like an alcoholic, I am in perpetual recovery. I still crave nicotine now and again and know if I had 1 hit I would be right back to where I started. The first few months are the hardest hang in there it does get better as time goes by.

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    Rollo, if you fall off the wagon and start smoking again, PM me and I will tell you where to buy your cigarettes for a real good price - Winstons $11.45 a carton. They carry most all of the major brands.
    Its a shame that youth is wasted on the young.

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    Congrats Rollo. I had been quit for quite a while and fell off the wagon. I need to get back on it. Perhaps you have inspired me to do the same. Keep it up.
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    Keep going! It gets easier like others have said. Once you have gone long enough without, you can be around others who smoke and you wont be tempted. Good Luck and Congrats!
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    The best thing about quitting smoking should be the years added on to your life. ;)

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    What is a more positive approach, no thanks I quit or I don't smoke.

    Don't be a quitter, it's a self-defeating mindset.

    Instead be a non-smoker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by semperfi.45 View Post
    Don't be a quitter, it's a self-defeating mindset.

    Instead be a non-smoker.
    I agree. Painting a picture in your mind of how you will be in this constant battle for the rest of your life is self-defeating: you can't go through your whole life thinking about how you are just on the edge of a cliff. With that mindset, eventually you will give in.

    Success in any behavioral change comes in making the change part of your new identity.

    Now, as for what you have achieved...congratulations! Statistically speaking what you have done here is much more likely to save your life than carrying a gun
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    Haven't smoked in 2 months but still get cravings so i guess I'm kind of still working on it.
    Congrats!! I quit 14 years ago and I still crave them. Of course I also smoke one (or a cigar) from time to time.

    My method of not smoking regularly is "I just don't want one right now."

    Keep it up and hang in there!
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    congrats Rollo.Been 2 yrs totally off after 55yrs smoking. I don't think one will ever "quit". The cravings are still there. One just decides he will no longer smoke.
    Fate makes demands of flesh and blood. And what does it often demand? Flesh and blood!

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    Good for you Rollo keep up the good work.

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    Good job man! The first time I quit I dropped two packs a day to nothing. Cold turkey. It was hard but my process was easy. I just quite putting them in my mouth and lighting them. Period. I tell my friends who want to quit that what you have to make a commitment to do. Just stop putting them in your mouth and lighting them. Even now I still have the occasional craving when I get upset but I ignore it.

    Do keep an eye on your diet, I gained weight after I quit, I was absentmindedly eating more. If I had known I could have been more aware of it.

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    Rollo, congratulations brother, I quit six years ago after the umpteenth time trying. I still get the urge once in a while but it gets easier all the time.

    If you slip up don't beat yourself up, just move on and pick a new quit date. The actual physical withdrawal period is only 48 hours, the rest is mental.

    Good luck and God Bless, rk
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