Day 2 of quitting smoking.....

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    Day 2 of quitting smoking.....

    I finally decided to quit smoking, I threw them away at noon on Thursday.
    What did you that have quit do to change the behaviors associated with smoking? I bought the Industrial size Orbit gum pack, and a HUGE bag of Werther's.
    I have reloaded all of the brass I have, I think I'll go empty it at the range so I can reload it again
    "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier
    and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
    service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the
    love and thanks of man and woman."

    -- Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776)

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    You can do it!

    Just think that all the extra cash you save can
    go to extra ammo now.

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    Put a rubberband around your wrist and snap it good everytime you get a craving.

    Good choice and good luck to ya, you can do it.

    Think of the ammo and guns you'll be able to buy with the savings.

    I quit just over 9 years ago.
    After a pack and a half day habit.

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    I quit 4 years ago. It was easy for me due to a case of pneumonia that I somehow caught. It took me well over two or three weeks to get over it, and by that time I had no cravings at all. Best of luck to ya, and hang in there.
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    I had thought about putting $6.00 a day into a safe place for a new rifle. I think I'll do just that. I started washing everything in the house, washing walls, etc.. Everything smells like smoke, YUK!!!
    "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier
    and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
    service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the
    love and thanks of man and woman."

    -- Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776)

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    Great Choice! Keep it up.
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    i dont know if it will help but when i stopped i started chewing toothpicks to keep myself busy, with the oral fixation that comes with smoking. worth a shot.

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    Hey,
    I only smoked for a year or so when I was in high school

    When I joined the Navy, I got into diving. That was the real kicker for me to quit smoking. I could only stay down for a little while when I smoked, so I quit for good and that allowed me to stay under for much longer.

    Don't focus on what you are giving up, focus on what you want. Focus on the end result, your reason for quitting. Visualize where you want to be in two weeks to a month. Establish a reward for yourself when you reach your goal.

    Keep your attention on what you are gaining, not what you are losing. Focus on the future and not the past.
    You create your life one thought at a time, one action at a time. Today is merely what you have created yesterday, etc. Create what you want by your actions today!!
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    A lot of people have a very, very hard time quitting. My girlfriend's father has quit about eight times, in some cases for up to two years before starting again.

    It sounds to me like the key is to find alternate habits. Many people who smoke really benefit from the relaxation of taking a break once an hour or more. When I worked at an office with smokers, I used to go outside for a "smoke break" where I'd just stand outside and breath deeply for a few minutes.

    Similarly, many smokers start again when they run into stress. Finding alternate stress-management habits is essential. A lot of people gain a lot of weight because they eat instead of smoking when going gets tough.

    Good luck!

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    Good for you! I quit smoking around 15 years ago. At the time I smoked around a pack a day. It took me two tries all the same!

    The chewing gum method & toothpick method keep you doing something does help. The only habit I can't break from when I was a smoker is that I can't go without holding something in my hand at all times.

    Good luck and don't give up!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnklFungus View Post
    Hey,
    I only smoked for a year or so when I was in high school

    When I joined the Navy, I got into diving. That was the real kicker for me to quit smoking. I could only stay down for a little while when I smoked, so I quit for good and that allowed me to stay under for much longer.

    Don't focus on what you are giving up, focus on what you want. Focus on the end result, your reason for quitting. Visualize where you want to be in two weeks to a month. Establish a reward for yourself when you reach your goal.

    Keep your attention on what you are gaining, not what you are losing. Focus on the future and not the past.
    You create your life one thought at a time, one action at a time. Today is merely what you have created yesterday, etc. Create what you want by your actions today!!
    I agree completely.
    1. I don't want to stink anymore.
    2. I would like to smell again
    3. I want to hike again (comfortably)
    4. I want to ride my bike again.
    5. I will not be a slave to those things anymore
    "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier
    and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
    service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the
    love and thanks of man and woman."

    -- Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776)

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    Quote Originally Posted by flagflyfish View Post
    I agree completely.
    1. I don't want to stink anymore.
    2. I would like to smell again
    3. I want to hike again (comfortably)
    4. I want to ride my bike again.
    5. I will not be a slave to those things anymore
    I love your signature line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flagflyfish View Post
    I agree completely.
    1. I don't want to stink anymore.
    2. I would like to smell again
    3. I want to hike again (comfortably)
    4. I want to ride my bike again.
    5. I will not be a slave to those things anymore
    Wash everything, all your clothes.
    change colognes
    start hiking now, a little at the time
    start riding bikes now, a little at the time
    start walking too when you can't go hiking
    repeat this to yourself when you want a cigarette.....
    "boys give up, men give all"
    If I gave a crap about what you think about my guns.....it was early this morning and I already flushed it!

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    Excellent decision!I finally quit (hopefully for good) Jan. 1 2008. I had tried using every gimmick known to advertising agencies the world over to no avail. I was trying to fight it. Ain't no cigarette gonna beat me! But they would. Time and time again. Then I finally decided to just give up. Cigarettes win. Somehow that mind-set did it for me. Cigarette? No thanks, I'm to weak. Good luck!!
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    Great decision - Hang in There

    I quit when my son, about 3 1/2 years old, looked up at me and said he was gonna do that like Daddy when he grew up. I had tried to quit many times before and failed.

    My son is now 21 and I've never gone back to smoking.

    You have to change some other habits to help you quit. Stop going to places that were mainly associated with your smoking. Stop doing things that always seemed to require a smoke - drinking is an activity and place that can be a problem.

    Like others have said, find things to keep you too busy to think about it. And washing everything like you said is great. You may even consider repainting the rooms that have the most smoke "damage".

    Good luck.
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