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    Drinking beer without smoking cigarettes

    It's much more difficult than I remembered. Definitely less enjoyable.

    5 years ago I did manage 2 years without smoking but goodness knows how I did it then.

    Has anyone here actually managed to quit smoking over the past year or so?

    I am on day 9 now.

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    imagine CMN trying to smoke without drinking beer..... both unpleasant thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat
    Has anyone here actually managed to quit smoking over the past year or so?
    Yes not touched a cigi in nearly 2 years.

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    maybe these could help you out
    the new E-cigarette (what is the world coming to)


    Introduction : Electronic Cigarette Store


    Electronic Cigarette is the world's most advanced quit smoking product. It uses a small replaceable cartridge filled with propylene glycol and a small dose of nicotine, powered by a rechargeable battery. When the user inhales on the device, the air flow is detected by a sensor. A microprocessor then activates an atomizer which injects tiny droplets of the liquid into the flowing air and vaporises the liquid. Each cartridge is equivalent to 10 regular cigarettes, and it costs less then a dollar each.

    Unlike a traditional cigarette, electronic cigarette does not contain tobacco. It also does not contain any carcinogens such as tar, carbon monoxide, and arsenic. By replacing your smoking habits with our electronic cigarette, you will not only benefit from a healthier life, but you will also have the freedom to smoke anywhere in the world, including bars and restaurants where smoking is prohibited. The electronic cigarette has no odour, no burning, and absolutely no need of a lighter.

    Unlike other quit smoking products, the electronic cigarette can not only fulfill your cravings, but it can also satisfy your mental needs of smoking. By starting with high strength cartridges, and gradually lowering the nicotine strength to zero, users can successfully quit smoking in the most natural way.

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    I quit just over 6 years ago. I found after the initial system shock of not having a ciggie with my beer (a couple of weeks) beer became a hell of a lot nicer without one. The weeks running up to it werent pleasant but you go through hell and come out the other side a preachy ex smoker (not me BTW)
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    i have been a non-smoker for a couple of years of my adult life. It seemed so much easier to quit then and I don't know why I started again. What a twat.

    This is my 3rd attempt to quit since re-starting again 3 years ago. I really want to do it now. My motivation is that my son is approaching teenage and I don't him to copy me (or nick my fags)

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    Im very lucky in having strong willpower for these sorts of things. I followed a similar pattern, quit in the UK for 2 years when I was smoking nearly 40 a day [at] 5 a pack, gave up because it was too expensive.

    Came out here for the first time and I think ciggies were 45bt a pack, I was like a kid in a sweetshop, back to 40 a day within a week of getting here. The now wife got pregnant so I quit when I found out even thought I was stressed as fook being a dad for the first time, really when I needed them most I guess. I havent smoked a cigarette in 6 years although I have been given cigars when babies are born (yuk,cigars not babies.well...) and the odd erm *herbal* ciggie which has been over 6 months as well[/boring git]

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat
    Has anyone here actually managed to quit smoking over the past year or so?
    Get pregnant, it's what worked for me.

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    Have smoked since I was 14 !!
    rate varies from 20 - 40 a day
    Tried to give up many times dismal failure
    Worst was in Algeria when I was involved in comissioning a gas pressurization station and living on site - in the plant on 24hour callout- for 2 weeks !!!

    was a screaming wreck !!!!
    Sad isn't it ?

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    That momo is going to be a lot harder than quitting smoking for some of us

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    imagine CMN trying to smoke without drinking beer..... both unpleasant thoughts.
    Not really I don't think.
    He was over here to watch a Rugby game and he went outside on the porch and watched thru the open door a couple of times to smoke during the game, smoked about a pack less than he used to in that time period.

    I quit the 2nd of December when they checked me into the ER and then into the hospital for a month because of smoking a pack or 2 a day for 60 years and ended up with Emfazema that is killing me as we speak, I have been on OXY for the last 3 days 24/7 at home and am just starting to be able to breath air now.
    But I have not had a smoke since that night and will soon be a year and I miss them cigs every day of my life now and will still be wanting one when they light the fire to roast my ass at the Wat.
    I wish to fuck I would have done it 20 years ago when I first noticed I was getting Emfazema instead of saying I can't do it.
    You will have to do it sometime so might as well before you get so bad that you can't breath or do anything.
    I quit booze 27 years ago and that was easy, quitting cigs is a tough one, but just do it the same way, don't have one today, maybe tomorrow tho.

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    I'm smoking as I am responding to your OP.

    For me smoking is a crutch to support my stress levels. Yes, as stupid as it sounds I smoke more when confronted with problems that seem to easier to solve when I have a cigarette burning away beside me.

    Mate just carry forward with your comitment and to give the life threatening shit up. You have made the decision and stick by it.

    I am gonna make a decision and after my room service arrives and yes I am pretty pissed up at the moment.

    God speed young man!

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    A friend of my fathers died of lung cancer on wednesday morning GMT.

    He quit smoking in 1987 and hasn't had one since, so it's probably too late anyway.

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    Started behind the bike shed and boiler house at school when I was twelve.

    Daft, but it happened.

    Stopped twice in my lifetime. A novelty and I commenced again.

    Last year I knew, enough was enough. Fifty years of it.

    It's "Fifteen Months and ten days now."

    Still feel like one, but my health and general fitness is MUCH improved.

    It will take years to clear up my lungs. It's not a pleasant experience either.

    I'd advise anyone to stop if they can, it's not easy, the benefits are worth the struggle though.

    It's a dirty filthy, habit.
    All the women take their blouses off
    And the men all dance on the polka dots
    It's closing time !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathos
    It's a dirty filthy, habit.
    and so is smokeing!

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    I stopped 5 years ago after a heart attack, now I hate going to places where people have been smoking.. I will get out of a taxi if I smell stale smoke, I nearly puke if I am near people smoking especially women... I also banned smoking in my house..

    In Malaysia recently, the first question waiters asked on arriving at a restaurant is smoking or non smoking? However the smokers may actually only be on the next table!

    Apart from the obvious health benefits (the damage has probably been done), food tastes wonderful again and have found myself enjoying things like fruit and vegetables..

    My advice is to keep away from places where smoking is allowed and especially don't go near friends who smoke. Every time you fancy a smoke go and eat a piece of fruit or a drink of orange juice. If you need one with your pint, tell your self in a few weeks time, your pint will taste twice as good by not smoking...

    Good Luck

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    I stopped 25 ago only to take it back up 10 yrs ago, stupid !
    Anyway after my small stroke about a month ago I HAD to give up.
    Not had one or even needed one since, friends can smoke around me, it doesn't worry me at all.
    I know I will NEVER smoke again, I can't if I want to see out at least some of my children's youth.
    But the surprising thing is that having made the irrevocable and irreversible decision to stop, removes any desire, you know in your own mind its just not an available option so psychologically the desire is gone.
    Forget the patches and aids, I don't think their as any addiction to nicotine.

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    I've bought this book by Allen Carr, so, I'm going to quit in about two weeks.
    People I know swear by this book and they claim a better than 90% success rate.

    The book pretty much talks you into the right frame of mind to quit. No patches, gum, or other substitutes are used.
    As he says, the physical cravings affect your body so little, that you don't even wake up at night. On long haul flights, it's easy to go without a cigarette.
    The battle is won, or lost in the head, not because your body needs nicotine, it hates the stuff.
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    Good old cold turkey. For me all the stuff like nicotine patches are a waste of time. Myself I just chewed plain old chewing gum or had a packet of Polo mints when I fancied a ciggie. Theres the physical addiction to nicotine but I think the mental addiction/habit of smoking is the key one to break "Im dying for a ciggie" and finding something to replace the physical action of lighting up and having your hands occupied in some other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Burr
    I've bought this book by Allen Carr


    you think learning to be gay will help you quit??

    (theres only one L in Alan by the way)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Burr View Post
    The battle is won, or lost in the head, not because your body needs nicotine, it hates the stuff.

    Its always your mind that gives in first, never your body. The "Fuck it, I need a ciggie" thought.

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    Tell me about it. Smoking for 36 years now. The longest I've ever managed during that time is two months.
    It's now, or never. Tried everything else, might as well give this book a try.

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    Having a cig while on the sauce was and still is my barrier. Managed to quit completely for 3 months last year, but started again - while having a few beers. Before I quit I was 20 a day easy, but now am about 3 or 4 a day max. This jumps right up however when going out.

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    Stop smoking.Contents.Over 125,000 users this website to quit online is pretty good too.

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    I read the Allen Carr book too. Its a pretty good book - it helped me stop for a couple of months last year.

    The problem I have is at times like this, where I am in a hotel room with nothing much else to do apart from drink and surf the internet. Luckily I don't have any smokes with me or I am sure I would have had one by now.

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