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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #125 on: August 30, 2011, 10:05:46 PM »
Still going well, has been 7'ish weeks, have lost count, still poplin the pills (champix). Doc said come back for more when this maintenance pack is finished, I failed on champix once before, so I am doing what I am told......feel good, don't miss them, congrats to all for having a go . ;D ;D
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #126 on: August 31, 2011, 10:37:28 AM »
Hi,
   Hey congrats guys, it is a hard row to how. I've seen a few rellies and friends go through it with various techniques and success.

I have only ever botted a fag or two at parties as a youth, mostly after I had consumed a few too many drinks, so I fortunately didn't get addicted to the insidious weed.

Don't know why I did it, always felt crap afterwards.

Keep up the good work, and plan special treats for yourselves with the $ you will have in your pockets. It is your reward.

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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #127 on: August 31, 2011, 06:44:50 PM »
Week 7 nearly done and dusted - use the gum and lozenges and getting less and less of them

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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #128 on: September 01, 2011, 08:45:53 AM »
Congratulations guys.  I used the patches 10 years ago for 3 months.  I haven't had a cigarette since, and I used to smoke 30 a day.

By the way, how do the smokers afford it these days?  I believe they are nearly $200 a carton of 10 packs.  You could go on a lot of good fishing trips in a year on that sort of moolah.

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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #129 on: September 02, 2011, 12:19:23 AM »
first sorta test tonight - a few drinks - was surprised - didnt even feel like one - my housemate has cracked but and is having the odd one here and there and a few with his beers tonight.   just secretly though,  him cracking has made me stronger hehe
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #130 on: September 03, 2011, 09:48:08 PM »
From the 1st Aug - present...still smoke free :)

Well done all you other quitters, & keep it going kranky al

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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #131 on: September 03, 2011, 10:35:27 PM »

wednesday i threw the packet out and i havnt looked back.  anyone thinking about it i cant reccomend champix enough - im prone to insomnia anyway so dont let that scare you - but even if you do get it - it seems to go - my flatmate experienced the same as me and it went away for him.   

we are both hitting 2 weeks without a smoke and are doing it easy - ive backed down to one champix per day and i plan on avoiding alcohol for at least 2 months

Wife and I used Champix and was brilliant. The absolute major difference is that you don't think about not smoking. That was always the worst part of giving up before.  The dreams are a bit whacky and we blued a bit (out of character for us) but it was/is absolutely worth it. We have been off the gaspers for 18 months now.

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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #132 on: September 05, 2011, 11:27:16 PM »
completely off the champix now - was getting really depressed on it - quite irrationally so - haven't had any since friday and still have absolutely no desire for a ciggy.


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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #133 on: September 05, 2011, 11:46:02 PM »
Well done keep it up guys

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« Reply #134 on: September 06, 2011, 02:50:37 PM »
Keep at it mate. You've broken the back of it now. You can go bak to half tablets if you develop the wobbles.
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #135 on: September 06, 2011, 03:05:22 PM »
I must applaud you guys as I know how hard it is to give up, not that I have ever been a smoker but my best mate has. I made a bet with him many years ago that he could not give up smoking for at least 3 months, if he won he was going to regain his health, if i won I got his Yammy RD250 (with 350 barrels & pistons). Three weeks later he gave up & relented, I let it slide for a second go & he lasted another two weeks before giving me the RD. End result is he is still smoking & I gained a lot of pain & suffering over the years from the falls I had off bikes. Great fun though & I still miss my cikles. He is still coughing his lungs up.

Keep going guys, it is well worth it.

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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #136 on: September 11, 2011, 06:23:13 PM »
Doing well guys, you won't miss the peter jackson jiggle one bit.
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #137 on: September 14, 2011, 07:40:19 PM »
Awesome work from you all..keep it up. At the age of 28 (many yrs back now) I realised whilst smoking just over a pack a day that I had been smoking half my life.Given up each time I was pregnant and started again within a month of having the kids, social smoked, gave up started again a hundred times. My son came home from school at 6, looked me dead in the eye and said "you are going to die from that". A little later  that day I was heading to the shops for a pkt of smokes when I detoured straight to the chemist for patches and straight home, didn't go to the supermaket incase I was tempted! Used the patches for 3 days, felt as crook as a dog and had the horrid nightmares. Cut back to 1/2 patch for 3 mores days then went the old cold turkey. Rough going some days, was told by many just to have a bloody smoke & stop being such a bitch, all the triggers and temptations took a huge effort to get past, but if you just focus on one at a time, get through it and move on, slowly the days then weeks pass and soon enough 8 yrs on with a heap of health benefits and $$$$$ for more important things and there is no way in hell I'd go back to it...(ask me back then & I'd never thought I would say that). So stick with it one & all, reward yourselves every damn step of the way because you deserve it. Don't give up giving up.
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #138 on: September 16, 2011, 09:51:19 AM »
I am not going through life knowing I am a quitter so I shall continue to quit smoking because if I quit quitting it still makes me a quitter so end result is it is too late as I now have to live with knowing I am a quitter
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #139 on: September 20, 2011, 09:05:18 PM »
16 weeks tomorrow yay for me lol
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« Reply #140 on: October 15, 2011, 08:24:03 AM »
Well i am starting to lose track of how long it has been now (I guess that is a good thing).  ;D

I have just returned from my first major trip without the smokes and i thought it would be impossible but i actually found it very easy. Almost 10000ks in 5 weeks with no problems (smoking wise that is).

Even with the stress of breaking down (twice) and having charger problems in the camper the thought of smoking never crossed my mind.

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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #141 on: October 15, 2011, 08:52:52 AM »
Well i am starting to lose track of how long it has been now (I guess that is a good thing).  ;D

I have just returned from my first major trip without the smokes and i thought it would be impossible but i actually found it very easy. Almost 10000ks in 5 weeks with no problems (smoking wise that is).

Even with the stress of breaking down (twice) and having charger problems in the camper the thought of smoking never crossed my mind.

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« Reply #142 on: October 15, 2011, 09:21:56 AM »
Well done MR MAC GU,nothing like a little stress to test you i say.You passed with flying colors  ;D Doing well here but still on these nicabate lozenge's which is not to bad of thing and its been 12 weeks i think,15 of July anyway and still going strong.Keep up the good work everyone.

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« Reply #143 on: October 15, 2011, 10:04:29 AM »
Well done guys.
had to go to a friends funeral last week, she died of smoking related cancer at 44, You dont realise our short life can be but the hardest part was watching the children at the funeral, was the most moving funeral I have been to and we have another one coming up in the not to distant future, also in her 40's and smoking related but with pre teen children, this will be even harder.
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #144 on: October 15, 2011, 10:43:23 AM »
Well done MR MAC GU :cup: I gave up 19 months ago and don't miss it one bit, although I do need to loose some extra kilo's now ;D

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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #145 on: June 05, 2012, 10:36:32 AM »
Firing this thread back up!

I had a relapse late last year, after 18 months of the gaspers.  Just started back on the Champix last weekend. They seem to work well for me if I take them with food and water. 

Had the usual weird dream last night too (no, not that kind of weird).  ;D

Anybody out there giving it a crack at giving up at the moment that wants some support?

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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #146 on: June 05, 2012, 02:56:34 PM »
Keep it up everyone! I smoked for over 40 years and gave up two years ago. Struggled on our trip last year to the Kimberleys and tried a half dozen but tasted foul. I'm still off them.
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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #147 on: June 05, 2012, 03:01:58 PM »
Well done guys my wife had champix has not smoked for 2 years  i am still smoking much to her disgust  :'(

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« Reply #148 on: June 05, 2012, 03:16:49 PM »
Well done guys my wife had champix has not smoked for 2 years  i am still smoking much to her disgust  :'(


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Re: Smokers...Who wants to join me in quitting???
« Reply #149 on: June 05, 2012, 03:35:31 PM »
have smoked for 31 years, had my last smoke on sunday night, just going cold turkey, but have got the patches from doc, so far so good.