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This is a discussion on The best thing about quitting smoking within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I agree 100% Rollo. I quit smoking three and a half months ago, and I'm still pleasantly surprised at how much slower my bank account ...

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    I agree 100% Rollo. I quit smoking three and a half months ago, and I'm still pleasantly surprised at how much slower my bank account goes down when I'm not shelling out money for cigarettes!


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    Congrats, Rollo!!!
    You've done what a lot of us have TRIED -and FAILED - to do!!
    I smoked for nearly 10 years...quit....then, after 24 (!) years, I picked up again during a family crisis (since resolved)....
    I've cut back from nearly a pack-a-day to about 1/2 that....
    With me....it's got to be "cold turkey"...I've tried the Great American Smoke-Out thing....New year's resolutions, etc. --- Nada!
    Best of luck, Rollo!!
    Remember......less tobacco means MORE AMMO!!!
    Now.... I need to practice what I preach!

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    As a recovering smoker - about 6 years now - I find the hardest time is the morning coffee. I had to quit coffee for a while it was so bad.

    I'm back on the coffee - still off the smokes.

    Best of luck and that 150.00/month will add up quickly. Make sure you put it aside or you'll end up doing something stupid with it - like paying bills!!
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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.
    Keep up the good work!

    When I was little my dad smoked three packs a day. One afternoon he was driving down the street and had just opened a new pack. He lit up and started with a coughing fit that wouldn't stop. He threw the cigarette and the entire pack out the window and never spoked again.

    Let us know what new guns you're able to buy with your new found savings!

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    My dad told me that stopping smoking was the hardest thing he ever did. He smoked 2-3 packs a day for @20 years. @15 years after his last smoke, he said he got a terrible fever, and the sweats really bad. He sweat for 2 days, a nasty black sweat. He said he guessed it was all the tar leaving his body, he also said, he never craved a cigarette again after that day.

    Any other ex-smokers have anything like that happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigmanluke View Post
    My dad told me that stopping smoking was the hardest thing he ever did. He smoked 2-3 packs a day for @20 years. @15 years after his last smoke, he said he got a terrible fever, and the sweats really bad. He sweat for 2 days, a nasty black sweat. He said he guessed it was all the tar leaving his body, he also said, he never craved a cigarette again after that day.

    Any other ex-smokers have anything like that happen?
    First couple days I had a near uncontrollable urge to strangle just about everyone I talked to. But no nasty sweats.
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    His nasty sweats didn't come for nearly 15 years. But I can understand the irritability, I bet that's very common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    First couple days I had a near uncontrollable urge to strangle just about everyone I talked to. But no nasty sweats.
    Good thing I didn't carry when I quit. I felt like killing any and everyone for the first few days. No nasty sweats either. I did replace smoking with eating a gained a lot of weight. Still working on losing that now. If it ain't one thing it's another.
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    Man that is great news. Congrats! And please for anyone that is using smokeless tobacco of any kind, please try to stop. One of the most unpleasant demises anyone can experience is the one caused by smokeless tobacco. Do whatever it takes but just say no to tobacco.

    For what it's worth chocolate can kill too but it's such a pleasant experience.
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    Congrats on quitting...I can't believe how much smoking costs!
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    Good for you! I'm two weeks into quitting and have been relying on the gum and lozenges to handle the urges, though they have been getting easier. My wife and I decided it was time to quit when we found ourselves going outside so much that our four year old asked "why do you and mommy keep going outside all the time?" - nothing like a child to put things into perspective.

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    Congrats on quitting. I quit June 09. My advise is before you spend all your money makes sure you budget for new clothes. It seems as if since I quit smoking that all of my clothes suddenly began to shrink. Awesome choice and it gets easier everyday.

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    I quite a year and a half ago. Now I have to try and get off the Nicotine Gum

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    Rollo, Congrats on trading one addiction for another one.

    At least you'll have something to show for the gun addiction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DwnRangeKing View Post
    But the best thing about quitting smoking is not smelling like an ashtray anymore!
    I honestly didn't know how bad smoking stank until I quit!

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