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Calvin Firenze
Minmatar
Caeli Veredictum
Posted - 2010.01.11 20:01:00 - [1]
 

I quit smoking cold turkey last May and made a big post about it.

I was actually doing really good, I had went nearly 2 months without even wanting a cigarette. Then one night I was having a few beers and someone near me was smoking. Anyone who has quit smoking knows how that one goes.

Well this time, I'm done drinking too. I don't know if I'll quit drinking for good, but at least for the next 3 months. I think it will be easier this time too, the hospital I work at has implemented a no smoking policy and none of my coworkers clock out to walk across the street and smoke anymore so the temptation isn't there.

Here's to breathing clear and not falling off the wagon again.

/me stubs out last cigarette.

Cheers

Sazkyen
Posted - 2010.01.11 20:04:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Sazkyen on 11/01/2010 20:06:46


The longest I could stand it was about 8 months. In 2008 I managed to last for 6. It's a tough call.

I really wish they banned it Laughing

Unfortunately it yields to much in taxes.

Good luck anyways.

Been even thinking about closing myself in my apartment for a few days Laughing



Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2010.01.11 20:23:00 - [3]
 

Good Luck!!!

I am approaching 1 year myself.

It is easy if you have the mind to do it. Heck the thickening of my wallet was incentive enough to stay away.


Slade

Marie Hartinez
Gallente
Aries Munitions and Defense
Posted - 2010.01.11 21:02:00 - [4]
 

I quit smoking mostly because of the price, and the fact it's not healthy to smoke didn't have anything to do with it ever.

I'm right there with everyone saying that it's a bit hard to quit. I quit cold turkey and that was the easy part for me. The hard part is being around people who smoke, drinking, or in a situation that is very stressful. Those are my triggers and because of RL issues and my coworkers, it's not easy avoiding those. But it gets easier as time goes on.

All I can say is good for you in quitting smoking. I wish you luck. If you find yourself needing a smoke and are next to a computer, go play internet spaceships or something that involves guns and making things go boom, it works for me after a stressful day.

Pr1ncess Alia
Posted - 2010.01.12 05:31:00 - [5]
 

I love quitting. I used to do it a couple times a year for rather extended periods. Now I like to quit about once a month for briefer periods of time.

Now that i'm done being an ass. Good luck to you! Remember, it's all in your head.

karma militia
Posted - 2010.01.12 05:49:00 - [6]
 

As someone elluded to earlier, it's easy, if you really want to quit.

Unfortunately your brain can be quite devious in concocting excuses and logical arguements for why you don't want to quit. EG. right now i'm stuck on the "I'll quit soon(tm)". But after my broken leg gets better i'm going to try and get fitter. Going for jogs etc. Noticing the dramatic increase in lung capacity is a nice tangible reward for quiting.

Intense Thinker
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.01.12 08:17:00 - [7]
 

Quitting's easy... I've already done it like 3 times Very Happy

Forranz
Malice.
Tentative Nature
Posted - 2010.01.12 08:25:00 - [8]
 

Quitters never win?

Abrazzar
Posted - 2010.01.12 09:44:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Forranz
Quitters never win?

What's there to win with smoking in the first place?

Xen Gin
Silurian Operations
Posted - 2010.01.12 10:54:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Xen Gin on 12/01/2010 10:53:50
Originally by: Sazkyen
I really wish they banned it Laughing

Unfortunately it yields to much in taxes.


They would never ban it, but they should add a millimetre a year to the filter then stop at sometime the cigarettes look like the ones from Fifth Element.

Sazkyen
Posted - 2010.01.12 11:15:00 - [11]
 

So any update on the project?

There is one "trick" that can help. Switch to a different brand for a few day and then quit.

It already worked twice for me.


Abrazzar
Posted - 2010.01.12 11:30:00 - [12]
 

Had something similar happen when I stopped smoking. Went out, had a few beers and then bough another pack. But instead of starting smoking again, I forced myself through the rest of the pack the next day as a punishment. It worked, turned cigarettes from something enjoyable into something detestable. Not that I mind other people smoking (too much) but the thought of smoking myself again is nauseating.

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2010.01.12 15:19:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Abrazzar
Not that I mind other people smoking (too much) but the thought of smoking myself again is nauseating.


I am not sure if anyone ever had the same experience, but one time at college camp I woke up not feeling the greatest after a sever night of party hopping early then a long after party at the place I was renting with some friends. When I woke up the first thing I starred at with my head in my hands was a grossly overflowing ashtray of cigarettes. The first thing that came to my mind was that is one of the grossest things I could be looking at right now. The second thought was the grossest thing I could be looking at was my lungs looking like that. I instantly had to make a rush to the toilet to empty the contents of my stomach. I quite for 8 months cold turkey that morning.

#3 in the following list is one of the most notable returns personally since i never really got out of shape whilst being a smoker. Just wait for a week to pass and then you will really start noticing who the serious smokers really are Wink

Smoking cessation timeline Ė the health benefits over time

1) In 20 minutes, your blood pressure and pulse rate decrease, and the body temperature of your hands and feet increase.

2) Carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke reduces the bloodís ability to carry oxygen. At 8 hours, the carbon monoxide level in your blood decreases to normal. With the decrease in carbon monoxide, your blood oxygen level increases to normal.

Originally by: Slade Trillgon
I am not sure of the validity of the above statement since it take roughly 3 times the energy to break CO from red blood cells as compared to breaking CO2 from red blood cells. Either way in the long term the statement will be true


3) At 24 hours, your risk of having a heart attack decreases.

4) At 48 hours, nerve endings start to regrow and the ability to smell and taste is enhanced.

5) Between 2 weeks and 3 months, your circulation improves, walking becomes easier and you donít cough or wheeze as often. Phlegm production decreases. Within several months, you have significant improvement in lung function.

6) In 1 to 9 months, coughs, sinus congestion, fatigue and shortness of breath decrease as you continue to see significant improvement in lung function. Cilia, tiny hair-like structures that move mucus out of the lungs, regain normal function.

7) In 1 year, risk of coronary heart disease and heart attack is reduced to half that of a smoker.

8) Between 5 and 15 years after quitting, your risk of having a stroke returns to that of a non-smoker.

9) In 10 years, your risk of lung cancer drops. Additionally, your risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney and pancreas decrease. Even after a decade of not smoking however, your risk of lung cancer remains higher than in people who have never smoked. Your risk of ulcer also decreases.

10) In 15 years, your risk of coronary heart disease and heart attack in similar to that of people who have never smoked. The risk of death returns to nearly the level of a non-smoker.


Slade

Calvin Firenze
Minmatar
Caeli Veredictum
Posted - 2010.01.12 17:02:00 - [14]
 

Not even 24 hours and I'm already feeling better.

I told my coworkers that I quit smoking(again) and all they could talk about was how fat I was going to get, so I'm stocking up on fruits and vegetables.

Eating an apple or something whenever I have a craving helps.

Sazkyen
Posted - 2010.01.12 17:22:00 - [15]
 

Well, don't give up.

Highwind Cid
Posted - 2010.01.12 21:03:00 - [16]
 

Just think of all the GTC's...mmmmmmmm

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2010.01.12 22:21:00 - [17]
 

Good luck. I personally don't smoke (Never have, no intention of starting) but I wish you luck in finishing drinking (albeit temporarily) Smile (Coincidently, something else I don't do Laughing I'm such fun to have at parties)

Sazkyen
Posted - 2010.01.21 19:05:00 - [18]
 

I find it somewhat suspicious that you are not posting anymore. Please be frank and tell us if you have managed to quit. Also, please note that you can start over any time, so there's no such thing as failure in regard of quitting. You can try every day until you succeed. Smile

Tallaran Kouros
Cryptonym Sleepers
Posted - 2010.01.22 11:01:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Calvin Firenze

I was actually doing really good, I had went nearly 2 months without even wanting a cigarette. Then one night I was having a few beers and someone near me was smoking. Anyone who has quit smoking knows how that one goes.



Yes - it's a sign that your Willpower skills are low ;)

Srsly though, best of luck - I'm almost at the 5month stage and feeling great!

CCP StevieSG

Posted - 2010.01.22 12:28:00 - [20]
 

Best of luck- two years non-smoker here!
You can do it!!


 

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