This is a discussion on I Quit within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Harryball One of the strangle holds in my life has been smoking. I love it. However, with this last fight with pneumonia, ...
Update: It has been almost 2 weeks and my wife and I are still going strong. I really appreciate all the kind words..Thanks again.
A woman must not depend on protection by men. A woman must learn to protect herself.
Susan B. Anthony
A armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one has to back it up with his life.
Monday was a month for me. 2 packs a day since 74. The patch worked well, but this week without it has been a lot harder. Sticking with it. Congrats to all still hanging in there.
If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.
I'm glad you're holding strong.
Our current plan for Universal Iron Lung coverage, just sayin'.
Wisest. Retirement. Plan. Ever.
Good thing the March of Dimes worked. How, why?
Alternately, for those with a tool shed, ideas, or creative loved ones to tell..
Hang in there - your doing great! I quit in the mid 80's. I did NOT think I could do it but several things changed my life for the good. First, I went in for the yearly physical and the doc said - look you need to stop smoking, you have had your fun but that is over because if you don't you will do some real damage. Second, that very week the state raised the tax on smokes .50 a pack.And finally the U.S. Senate was grilling the tobacco company's on CSpan. And asking why they put these fillers in cigarettes like chocolate etc. The company CEO's were stumbing all over themselves trying to explain the "filler" question. So, it was like a perfect storm to quit. My doctor also said "look I can perscribe for you the patch, the gum, acupucture, meditation BUT if you don't have the will to quit - nothing will help you quit. The first thing you have to have is the will to quit." I quit that day and never looked back. I did it in 24 hour increments. Make it through the next 24 hours - never look further than that and before long you have a week, and the a month, and so on. If I can do it -you can do it. Good Luck.
" Life is tough and it gets tougher if your stupid." John Wayne.
I used tobacco for about 10 years and "quit" several times. And start again when I had a drink. Finally stopped altogether, and it nearly killed me. For about 15 years, I'd get hit with a freight train urge to get some tobacco, but the urges finally stopped. Hang in there.
When people say they put tobacco down and never look back, well, that's them. I know people who had as much trouble as I did, except quitting booze. I put the bottle down and never looked back. I've heard of people stopping heroin the same way, and others getting addicted to pot (of all things) and having a rough time quitting that.
Each person has his own weaknesses and strengths, and his own battles to fight and win. You sound like you have a battle on your hands. Good luck. You made it this far, you can make it the rest of the way.
They say the best way to quit is to gradually wean yourself from the regiment, so if it helps you any, you say you spend about 600 a month, well you could send me, 500 for the first month then 400 the second, then 3oo ect, when you get to zero you should be too broke to buy more, Just a thought, I quit 15 years ago, still think about it once in a while, But never again, Good luck,,,,,even if you dont send me the money,
Keep it up HB!!! In Rob schneiders voice "you can do it!!!"
"Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt" ~ Mark Twain