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Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #175 on: February 01, 2013, 08:08:41 AM »
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #176 on: February 01, 2013, 07:51:08 PM »
1 year 1 month - almost to the day. With the help of Champix. All that extra cash has been spent on the ct!

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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #177 on: February 02, 2013, 06:24:50 AM »
Smokers ,  dont make the fatal mistake of thinking your giving up anything , because your NOT.....your gaining...Health , Money , Longer Life , Better Quality if Life and the list goes on and on and on... :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #178 on: February 02, 2013, 07:06:28 AM »
I've never been a smoker......even when it was extremely unfashionable/unsociable to NOT smoke......so I can't offer any personal experience wrt quitting, but from a non-smokers perspective........

.....congrats to all those that have managed to kick it.... :cup: :cup:.......and....

.....to all those that are still trying, or about to start........go for it.........your family deserves it......

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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #179 on: February 02, 2013, 08:10:59 PM »
Comin' up 3 years for me.  ;D After 20 odd years of around 25 - 30 a day and god knows how many packs of a weekend playin' with bands in pubs every friday and saturday,  >:(  and half a dozen half-arsed goes at givin' up, i got absolutely sick of the bloody things and just stopped. Never even felt tempted, although sometimes out of habit i'd start patting my pockets after a meal or a drink. Anyway, how's Mr. Mac going?
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« Reply #180 on: April 07, 2013, 04:40:26 PM »
 GOod on ya box head, just over 3 yrs for me and wife also, unfortunately my mate mr mac is not doing to well with it at present.
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« Reply #181 on: April 07, 2013, 05:12:38 PM »
Miss em every now and then.........but sure am glad I dont smoke now!
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #182 on: April 07, 2013, 05:27:44 PM »
Three years and 1 month off them.
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #183 on: April 07, 2013, 06:26:00 PM »
2 pack a day man finished the last 14.6 years ago  , just dont start  :cheers:
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« Reply #184 on: May 05, 2014, 04:02:11 PM »
Coming up for 2.5 years now - give champix a go i have no desire whatsoever any more
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #185 on: May 05, 2014, 06:27:09 PM »
Coming up for 2.5 years now - give champix a go i have no desire whatsoever any more

 :cup:  good one mate. Wife and myself have just gone over 4yrs :cheers:
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #186 on: May 05, 2014, 06:37:58 PM »
After smoking a pack a day for 30 odd years , I haven't had a smoke for 18 months.  :cheers:

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« Reply #187 on: May 05, 2014, 06:39:42 PM »
Best way i ever gave up was
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« Reply #188 on: May 05, 2014, 06:44:25 PM »
I am at about 20 years. And my son works for British American Tobacco - but doesn't smoke either (now).
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #189 on: May 06, 2014, 12:28:36 PM »
Been off the smokes for 20 weeks today. Still think about them.

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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #190 on: May 06, 2014, 01:06:52 PM »
I am at about 20 years. And my son works for British American Tobacco - but doesn't smoke either (now).

Hey terry are bat going offshore ? I had heard they had moved their cheap brands but wondering about their premium variants. I'm about to be affected by their competitors going offshore at Xmas. My job is gone unless some North Korean dictator goes south for a holiday.

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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #191 on: May 07, 2014, 08:51:47 AM »
21 minutes since my last smoke
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #192 on: May 10, 2014, 09:54:25 AM »
21 minutes since my last smoke

Well done mate, keep at it and you'll make 25  ;D ;D
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #193 on: November 07, 2019, 02:57:57 PM »
Quote from: Paul Mac
.I've been on the Champix for 2 months now and haven't felt the craving for several weeks now.

So... in searching for the Champix name for lady at work whose tried 190523095 things to give up (yea yea you really need to want to), dug up this thread

So who gave up ??
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #194 on: November 07, 2019, 10:00:43 PM »
I stopped smoking at the start of July, haven't had one since. I think if u read back at the start of this thread I was keen to stop then, years ago...... anyway, seems I've stopped now. I read the Alan Carr book which helped for me, but mainly smoking was just sending me broke and I was starting to feel the lung effects more and more...... anyway, glad I stopped and good luck to your friend.
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #195 on: November 08, 2019, 06:48:35 AM »
Champix worked for me although I'm glad the doc didn't tell me about the possibility of side effects.
To me it was a magic bullet because of my lack of willpower.
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« Reply #196 on: November 08, 2019, 07:05:53 AM »
Hypnosis.

30-40 ciggies a day for almost 20 years and no reason (or want) to quit until I started feeling guilty about my 2 year old daughters following me around when I was trying to hide from them to have a smoke. I had no health issues, no financial issues, just didn’t want my kids to think smoking was OK.

After 1 session of hypnosis about 9 years ago I threw the pack in the bin and never felt like lighting up another one since.

Even in those first few weeks that everyone struggles with I could be having a few beers, standing in the middle of a group of smokers and not for one second feel like I wanted one.
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #197 on: November 08, 2019, 07:20:22 AM »
I tried for many years to drop my 25 a day Winfield Blue habit and just couldn't quit. I tried nicotine replacement therapy, hypnosis, Alan Carr's book and even attended the smoking clinic at St Vincent's Hospital. But I always seemed to return to the fags.

Five years ago, I switched to vaping. I am not pretending this is not harmful, but medical authorities in the UK claim that it has only 5% of the risks of smoking. My lungs cleared up. Teeth stayed clean. No more filthy ashtrays or spot fires in the car. No more nasty smoke smells. All at a fraction of the cost of tobacco. I mix my own juices and, over the years, have progressively lowered the nicotine concentration.

Dunno why they don't legalise sale of the nicotine juices here in Australia.

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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #198 on: November 08, 2019, 07:56:13 AM »
Quit 8 years ago
Moved to Melbourne
Watched the tour de france one year
Got inspired and bought a bike
Did my first ride down to St Kilda coughed and nearly died all the way down and back
Came home threw the ciggies in the bin went cold turkey and never looked back

Cold Turkey with a dose of exercise that needs a lot of cardio seemed to work for me
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« Reply #199 on: November 08, 2019, 11:09:25 AM »
Hypnosis.

After 1 session of hypnosis about 9 years ago I threw the pack in the bin and never felt like lighting up another one since.


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