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FLIPCHICK14
Posts: 1,586
1/3/13 9:14 P

Congratulations to those who have quit! And best wishes and many hopes for continued success for those who are trying to quit. emoticon



THROOPER62
Posts: 17,186
1/3/13 6:17 P

Quit August 2, 2011, my husband was diagnosed with COPD. The only way to get him to quit was if I did. He can't get to the store to get cigarettes. I won't buy the cigarettes.



LESELLERY
Posts: 121
1/3/13 4:28 P

Thank you all. Yes it is hard to gave up smoking. I have been trying for the last 4 year. I am going to do it this time.



LOSE4LIFE47
Posts: 37,292
1/3/13 2:46 P

I quit smoking about 20 years ago & I know it is hard for people to stop smoking



TWEETIBEAR
SparkPoints: (16,841)
Fitness Minutes: (7,431)
Posts: 726
1/3/13 2:26 P

January 15, 1976 was my last cingarette...stopped when I hit 3 packs a day. I had motivation. My kids (then ages 13, 11 and 5) called for a family meeting. They told me how they hated my smoking. Then they each promised they would never touch a cigarette if I gave it up. WHAT??!! I told them I could only promise to try...it was my last cigarette. 37 years.

Keep your determination. When you're tempted, take HUGE DEEP DEEP DEEP breaths...that crud stays in your lungs a long long time, and you'll actually get a "hit" without lighting up. By the time your lungs clear, you'll long have dropped the need to take those deep breaths. I know how hard it is...but you will not be sorry!!!!

P.S. None of my 4 children (one came later) ever smoked at all!!!

Edited by: TWEETIBEAR at: 1/3/2013 (14:27)


NEEDHELPLOSING
SparkPoints: (9,035)
Fitness Minutes: (4,459)
Posts: 157
1/3/13 2:16 P

I have never smoked so its hard to understand why people cant just quit. To me smoking is a nasty habit I dont mean to offend anyone but it is how I feel.




ALEXZANDRIA999
SparkPoints: (6,074)
Fitness Minutes: (2,363)
Posts: 81
1/3/13 2:11 P

I am cutting back to my quit date Jan 11th. Good luck to us all!



FITGLAMGIRL
Posts: 2,036
1/3/13 1:36 P

I'm never ever ever going to do it! Did I say never?



ARUSHING2
SparkPoints: (26,830)
Fitness Minutes: (19,755)
Posts: 720
1/3/13 1:06 P

Congratulations on making a sane and healthy choice . . . and going a week clean.
All the best of prayers, thoughts and wishes for your continued progress and successes.
PS: I've had friends and acquaintances have done well for themselves by inserting exercise sessions and conditioning, in place of "smoke breaks" and tobacco smoking!



GOLDEELOCKS
SparkPoints: (43,641)
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Posts: 1,425
1/3/13 12:47 P

2.5 days of no smoking....I hardly smoked but had one at certain times of the day or with a beer.



SPERRIN2012
SparkPoints: (103,306)
Fitness Minutes: (80,585)
Posts: 10,776
1/3/13 12:30 P

Once in a while.



CHESAKAT41
Posts: 2,707
1/3/13 12:09 P

I quit in 2001 - Tried 10 times in an 8 yr period using the patch. Hardest thing I ever did. So happy I quit, but had weight gain. NY cigarettes are $10 a pack - so glad I don't smoke anymore!!!



LALA_1012
Posts: 1,361
1/3/13 12:03 P

I did before, thank God I quit!



JOANIEBUG46
Posts: 4,212
1/3/13 11:56 A

I was a very light smoker over 30 years ago for a very short period of time. Had no problem quitting and no desire to smoke again.



SECTION1RON
Posts: 4,998
1/3/13 11:51 A

No, was a casual smoker (parties, etc.) years ago but gave it up totally when the price of cigarettes went up.



MWOODS21
Posts: 505
1/3/13 11:46 A

this is my 2nd day of being smoke free! i have tried several times to quit but it's hard!! I do have to say I do feel more energetic and I smell better!! Good Luck to you!! emoticon emoticon



LEANIE64
SparkPoints: (19,122)
Fitness Minutes: (7,792)
Posts: 1,144
1/3/13 11:25 A

nope



JULIE700
Posts: 662
1/3/13 11:20 A

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1GROVES2
Posts: 10,160
1/3/13 10:56 A

I hit post before I was done :(
Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! to anyone who quits (me included!) and
BEST OF LUCK to anyone trying!
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GRIZ1GIRL
SparkPoints: (126,978)
Fitness Minutes: (157,718)
Posts: 2,240
1/3/13 10:34 A

I just had 3 sisters-in-law (all under 60) die of cancer this year...all smokers. So GOOD FOR YOU for quitting! Whatever you have to do NOT to smoke...do it! Make it happen so you live a long life...



1GROVES2
Posts: 10,160
1/3/13 10:30 A

I quit ( a 30 year habit , cold turkey) in 2004...I still find myself wanting a smoke on very rare occasions, but I will never NEVER go back to it!



MILTONS1
Posts: 3,539
1/3/13 10:16 A

only experimented when I was younger



TCANNO
SparkPoints: (100,153)
Fitness Minutes: (66,460)
Posts: 17,938
1/3/13 9:02 A

Gave it up in 1997
Keep going




LWLAR7
Posts: 591
1/3/13 8:43 A

Don't need it



KKKAREN
SparkPoints: (212,027)
Fitness Minutes: (87,276)
Posts: 11,597
1/3/13 8:40 A

Good for you! Quiting is a very hard thing to do but YOU CAN DO IT! 3 years and counting for me.



SNAZZYMC
SparkPoints: (28,058)
Fitness Minutes: (27,797)
Posts: 267
1/3/13 8:39 A

Great job so far!! Those first couple of weeks are the biggest challenge, so you're halfway there!
I am almost 3 years smoke-free now; like you, I tried to quit for years before that. Sounds silly, but I read a book by Allan Carr - The Easy Way to Quit Smoking. I also worked hard to change the 'habits' I had: walk around the block after a meal instead of reaching for a smoke; drinking my morning coffee in a different location; things like that. It was hard, no lies, but so worth it - I even ran my first half marathon a few months ago, something I could never have done as a smoker!
One day, one minute at a time if that's what it takes. You can do this!! We're all so proud of you!!!!
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LJBKENT
SparkPoints: (79,292)
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Posts: 1,981
1/3/13 7:29 A

Fantastic!! Keep up the good work.



FIRECOM
SparkPoints: (107,673)
Fitness Minutes: (11,796)
Posts: 5,855
1/3/13 7:28 A

Been smoke free for 50 years and 2 days. Went cold turkey and was smoking 5 packs a day, UGH.



BLUENOSE63
SparkPoints: (101,509)
Fitness Minutes: (76,885)
Posts: 2,953
1/3/13 6:45 A

Great job! Take one day at a time, don't think about tomorrow. I quit about 7 years ago and haven't looked back --you can do it. My mom quit after smoking for 40 years and trust me that was a miracle (13 years ago). If there isn't a smoker's forum, you could start one to encourage each other.



PIPPY31
SparkPoints: (1,351)
Fitness Minutes: (463)
Posts: 13
1/3/13 6:41 A

Excellent job so far :) I myself am on day 3 of quitting. It is hard but getting easier as I go. Wish you all the best. Keep us posted on your progress.



REYNINGSUNSHINE
SparkPoints: (20,346)
Fitness Minutes: (41,738)
Posts: 523
1/3/13 5:35 A

Congrats on the first week smoke free! I know you can keep it up, and everybody here on Spark is here to help you and support you.



LESELLERY
Posts: 121
1/3/13 4:46 A

Thank you. I have trying for the past 4 years. I am on Champix.



CUBKATIE
Posts: 61
1/2/13 6:04 P

Congratulations! I quit smoking 5 years ago and occasionally still want one. I used the nicotine patch. I had tried to quit before cold turkey but always started back, the patch really made the difference for me. Good luck!



OFGREENGABLES
Posts: 514
1/2/13 5:59 P

good luck! and keep posting for support



RONIGH
Posts: 631
1/2/13 5:57 P

I quit smoking in 2008, when my lovely wife was pregnant with our first child, and I have probably smoked 2 to 3 times since.



CUSH1932
SparkPoints: (39,650)
Fitness Minutes: (29,498)
Posts: 1,074
1/2/13 5:49 P

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KARENCRANER
Posts: 3,421
1/2/13 5:48 P

YEA!!!!!!! The first few weeks are the worst! I haven't had a cigarette for 372 days, and still reach for one at least once a day. Hugs and prayers!



BEAUTIFUL_REINA
Posts: 3,667
1/2/13 5:47 P

Great job on getting that monkey off your back!!! It will get easier. I quit 3 years ago, and now I don't even think of them. You will get there too. I used a hypnosis CD in a book called "I can help you quit smoking" by Paul Mckenna. Its really good and helped a lot. I listened to it at least once a day the first year.



AGITATOR1
SparkPoints: (2,974)
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Posts: 460
1/2/13 5:44 P

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Give up a bad habit, take up a Good habit and NEVER go back



LESELLERY
Posts: 121
1/2/13 5:33 P

Thank you.



LESELLERY
Posts: 121
1/2/13 5:31 P

Yes I know it's tough. I have been giving up for the past 4 year. So I hope this time works.



GYMMAN59
SparkPoints: (72,329)
Fitness Minutes: (66,641)
Posts: 3,751
1/2/13 5:28 P

Super Congraulations emoticon



LESELLERY
Posts: 121
1/2/13 5:24 P

Thank you.



SCHOPPEK
Posts: 1,010
1/2/13 5:24 P

AWESOME! You can do this! I quit 6 years ago! It's tough, but so are you!



LESELLERY
Posts: 121
1/2/13 5:23 P

Yes it is.



LESELLERY
Posts: 121
1/2/13 5:22 P

Thank you. I have been trying for the past 4 year. I hope I can do it this time.



MANDIETERRIER1
Posts: 13,644
1/2/13 4:56 P

Good for you! Keep up the good work



EMPTYSKY
Posts: 546
1/2/13 4:46 P

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What a wonderful gift to yourself and those who love you!



IAMARMSTRONG
Posts: 526
1/2/13 4:42 P

Congratulations!



LESELLERY
Posts: 121
1/2/13 4:35 P

I am proud of myself for I gave up smoking. I got through first week ok.



 
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