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Lanzalad

2 weeks and not one cigarette..

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This is hard to write. I lost both parents to smoking. One from lung cancer and the other from COPD. A younger cousin is fighting lung cancer now with radiation and chemo. His older brother already died from smoking and drinking.

 

Your family gives you the best reasons in the world to get healthy. 

 

I wish you the best. 

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It's two weeks since I bought the nicotine patches. Used them for a week and then went cold turkey.

Really hasn't been hard to be honest but I must stick with it. I'm very good at giving up but unfortunately I'm just as good at starting again.

One of the sensible lads at work said that I must put the money I was spending on cigs in a jar every week. I said I was undecided as to whether I should get myself a small coke habit or spend it on prostitutes, but not to worry I'd not waste it.

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1 hour ago, Thinkingallowed said:

It's two weeks since I bought the nicotine patches. Used them for a week and then went cold turkey.

Really hasn't been hard to be honest but I must stick with it. I'm very good at giving up but unfortunately I'm just as good at starting again.

One of the sensible lads at work said that I must put the money I was spending on cigs in a jar every week. I said I was undecided as to whether I should get myself a small coke habit or spend it on prostitutes, but not to worry I'd not waste it.

Thats great mate... here's some working out from me side...

I meant to do this the other day infant it was Thursday which was me not having a cig for 3 weeks now.

I was spending £18 on cigs every time i walked into the shop and he wouldn't even say a word to me and he would just reach out and grab 2 boxes and i'd hand him my £20 note..

I was smoking over 20 per day but never 40 so for the maths side of things we will say 30 per day which works out at £13.50 per day on average...

Times that by 7 and you get £94.50 then times that by 3 for the 3 weeks i've not smoked and that comes to £283.50 which is more that our shopping bill for 3 weeks..

Now here's the good bit .. over a year its just short of 5000 pounds..

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22 minutes ago, Lanzalad said:

Thats great mate... here's some working out from me side...

I meant to do this the other day infant it was Thursday which was me not having a cig for 3 weeks now.

I was spending £18 on cigs every time i walked into the shop and he wouldn't even say a word to me and he would just reach out and grab 2 boxes and i'd had him my £20 note..

I was smoking over 20 per day but never 40 so for the maths side of things we will say 30 per day which works out at £13.50 per day on average...

Times that by 7 and you get £94.50 then times that by 3 for the 3 weeks i've not smoked and that comes to £283.50 which is more that our shopping bill for 3 weeks..

Now here's the good bit .. over a year its just short of 5000 pounds..

So many benefits ...

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1 hour ago, Thinkingallowed said:

It's two weeks since I bought the nicotine patches. Used them for a week and then went cold turkey.

Really hasn't been hard to be honest but I must stick with it. I'm very good at giving up but unfortunately I'm just as good at starting again.

One of the sensible lads at work said that I must put the money I was spending on cigs in a jar every week. I said I was undecided as to whether I should get myself a small coke habit or spend it on prostitutes, but not to worry I'd not waste it.

Thats brilliant mate, keep it up mate, you know it makes sense, i,m an ex smoker that could go back anytime, i do still miss smoking after food and when im drinking, but it passes. At least my chest dont wheeze in the morning now, worth it for that alone.

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1 hour ago, Lanzalad said:

Thats great mate... here's some working out from me side...

I meant to do this the other day infant it was Thursday which was me not having a cig for 3 weeks now.

I was spending £18 on cigs every time i walked into the shop and he wouldn't even say a word to me and he would just reach out and grab 2 boxes and i'd had him my £20 note..

I was smoking over 20 per day but never 40 so for the maths side of things we will say 30 per day which works out at £13.50 per day on average...

Times that by 7 and you get £94.50 then times that by 3 for the 3 weeks i've not smoked and that comes to £283.50 which is more that our shopping bill for 3 weeks..

Now here's the good bit .. over a year its just short of 5000 pounds..

Stick with it Phil, more power to you buddy, you are going to need that saved money before long on your baby.

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10 minutes ago, Baldylocks said:

Thats brilliant mate, keep it up mate, you know it makes sense, i,m an ex smoker that could go back anytime, i do still miss smoking after food and when im drinking, but it passes. At least my chest dont wheeze in the morning now, worth it for that alone.

It has caused problems at work.

A young lad has just come out of his time and was given a salary with the promise of an uplift if he could reduce the difference in efficiency percentages between us. He's just found out I've given up smoking and wants to renegotiate this.

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25 minutes ago, Baldylocks said:

Thats brilliant mate, keep it up mate, you know it makes sense, i,m an ex smoker that could go back anytime, i do still miss smoking after food and when im drinking, but it passes. At least my chest dont wheeze in the morning now, worth it for that alone.

@Baldylocks When did you stop smoking Gerry..?

Puang said i don't sleep loud no more.. which is snoring and i also dont stop breathing which i didnt know i did until Puang told me i did often.

I also don't wheeze as much.. 

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42 minutes ago, Lanzalad said:

@Baldylocks When did you stop smoking Gerry..?

Puang said i don't sleep loud no more.. which is snoring and i also dont stop breathing which i didnt know i did until Puang told me i did often.

I also don't wheeze as much.. 

You'll also not smell of disgusting stale smoke now. You'll actually  be able to smell it of others who smoke pretty soon, near makes me retch now when I smell smoke of people or people standing smoking near me, which is obviously a good thing.

Your taste will improve as well. 

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12 minutes ago, Krapow said:

You'll also not smell of disgusting stale smoke now. You'll actually  be able to smell it of others who smoke pretty soon, near makes me retch now when I smell smoke of people or people standing smoking near me, which is obviously a good thing.

Your taste will improve as well. 

I've always had impeccable taste mate.

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6 hours ago, Lanzalad said:

Thats great mate... here's some working out from me side...

I meant to do this the other day infant it was Thursday which was me not having a cig for 3 weeks now.

I was spending £18 on cigs every time i walked into the shop and he wouldn't even say a word to me and he would just reach out and grab 2 boxes and i'd hand him my £20 note..

I was smoking over 20 per day but never 40 so for the maths side of things we will say 30 per day which works out at £13.50 per day on average...

Times that by 7 and you get £94.50 then times that by 3 for the 3 weeks i've not smoked and that comes to £283.50 which is more that our shopping bill for 3 weeks..

Now here's the good bit .. over a year its just short of 5000 pounds..

I was a minimum 40 a day smoker up to midnight 31st December 1999, not had a single fag this century. I had been trying to give up for 6 years since my father passed away in 93 but each time I relapsed. then in the December of 99 I went to the doctors and asked for help, he prescribed me Zyban which helped to reduce cravings. best thing I ever did, and one thing for sure, if I hadn`t have given up for the millennium I would never have afforded to take a holiday in Thailand in 2006 and meet the light of my life, Supaporn.

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1 minute ago, Binlid said:

I was a minimum 40 a day smoker up to midnight 31st December 1999, not had a single fag this century. I had been trying to give up for 6 years since my father passed away in 93 but each time I relapsed. then in the December of 99 I went to the doctors and asked for help, he prescribed me Zyban which helped to reduce cravings. best thing I ever did, and one thing for sure, if I hadn`t have given up for the millennium I would never have afforded to take a holiday in Thailand in 2006 and meet the light of my life, Supaporn.

Zyban worked for me as well.

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8 hours ago, Lanzalad said:

Thats great mate... here's some working out from me side...

I meant to do this the other day infant it was Thursday which was me not having a cig for 3 weeks now.

I was spending £18 on cigs every time i walked into the shop and he wouldn't even say a word to me and he would just reach out and grab 2 boxes and i'd hand him my £20 note..

I was smoking over 20 per day but never 40 so for the maths side of things we will say 30 per day which works out at £13.50 per day on average...

Times that by 7 and you get £94.50 then times that by 3 for the 3 weeks i've not smoked and that comes to £283.50 which is more that our shopping bill for 3 weeks..

Now here's the good bit .. over a year its just short of 5000 pounds..

And you will not be controlled 24/7, do what, when, and go where you like and not be influenced by the white stick!

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18 hours ago, Lanzalad said:

@Baldylocks When did you stop smoking Gerry..?

Puang said i don't sleep loud no more.. which is snoring and i also dont stop breathing which i didnt know i did until Puang told me i did often.

I also don't wheeze as much.. 

I would say its been about 7 years, I did restart which lasted about a year, then stopped again, I would lay in best listening to myself wheezing, I knew it was time to stop, the craving passes, even though I will always want one at times, I just wont do it.

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17 hours ago, Krapow said:

You'll also not smell of disgusting stale smoke now. You'll actually  be able to smell it of others who smoke pretty soon, near makes me retch now when I smell smoke of people or people standing smoking near me, which is obviously a good thing.

Your taste will improve as well. 

100%. if I am in the company of a smoker, you know when they come back inside after having one, they really do stink, Im glad no one smells that stink on me anymore.

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32 minutes ago, Baldylocks said:

100%. if I am in the company of a smoker, you know when they come back inside after having one, they really do stink, Im glad no one smells that stink on me anymore.

Yea, as an ex smoker you especially can smell it. Even say walking behind someone smoking when I waft of smoke comes your way, makes me wretch.

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21 hours ago, Baldylocks said:

I would say its been about 7 years, I did restart which lasted about a year, then stopped again, I would lay in best listening to myself wheezing, I knew it was time to stop, the craving passes, even though I will always want one at times, I just wont do it.

When we're younger we can get away with anything Gerry but it catches up with most of us. Just stay off em mate.

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My new E-cig kit..

Right I had a meeting with the lung specialist last week and I marked on the survey I was not smoking but i felt i've not been honest so i asked the question about the e-cigs... I asked are them ok, is it classed as not smoking..?

He told me "I couldn't tell you how much better they are than smoking cigs" then he said to me "God knows why the NHS will not adopt the idea for helping people to stop smoking"

I don't really enjoy the e-cig but i do every now and then get the feeling i want a cig, mainly after meals and first thing in the morning.. I reach out for me E-cig and have a few draws and I'm ok and I don't want any more E-cig.

This has cost me £20 for the kit and £10 for 4 bottles of liquid for the E-cig... which is a bargain to the price of cigs...

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2 hours ago, Lanzalad said:

My new E-cig kit..

Right I had a meeting with the lung specialist last week and I marked on the survey I was not smoking but i felt i've not been honest so i asked the question about the e-cigs... I asked are them ok, is it classed as not smoking..?

He told me "I couldn't tell you how much better they are than smoking cigs" then he said to me "God knows why the NHS will not adopt the idea for helping people to stop smoking"

I don't really enjoy the e-cig but i do every now and then get the feeling i want a cig, mainly after meals and first thing in the morning.. I reach out for me E-cig and have a few draws and I'm ok and I don't want any more E-cig.

This has cost me £20 for the kit and £10 for 4 bottles of liquid for the E-cig... which is a bargain to the price of cigs...

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From what I've read about vaping it's still too early to know exactly what potential harm - if any - it could do to human body. But the early indicators are that it's much better than smoking.

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