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skeeterbait8 01-05-2012 02:18 PM

3 years and 18 minutes...
 
3 years ago and 18 minutes I lit up my last smoke! I hate to say it but dang it I'm so proud of me for doing it at last. I had smoked 2 packs a day for 37 years. I had tried before.... smoked like a freight train with the patch on. Took Chantix for just over a month and WOW! Oh I'll admit, I can get stressed and I feel like I could smoke one a mile long... at times I want one so bad I can almost start shaking. But I don't go there. Heck now they cost so much I'd have to choose between them and camping........ CAMPING wins!

MtnGuy 01-05-2012 02:23 PM

Congratulations on that accomplishment !!!!

I never smoked, but chewed for a number of years, and that is hard to give up, also. I still get a hankering for a chew now and then. But I have been clean since 1994, so I think I am good to go.

bob34787 01-05-2012 03:18 PM

gave them up 36 days ago, all it took was an NG tube and a few days in the hospital, when I got home I figured why start up again.

Len & Cheri 01-05-2012 03:35 PM

Congrats!!!:trink39: It's been 5 years and 7 months since I quit. 2 packs a day for 29 years and I know if I ever smoke just one, I'll be a smoker again.

SaskCampers 01-05-2012 03:54 PM

Congrats to all who have quit. The DW and I quit on Good Friday 2002 and have never looked back.

PrairieBoy 01-05-2012 04:37 PM

Its been over 11 yrs for me after smoking for 20 yrs, since I was 15. I still get craving but have managed to stay away from them. I know that 1 smoke and I'd be back smoking full time. Congrats and keep it going.

realebill 01-05-2012 05:06 PM

that's a tough habit to kick ! congrats on kicking the habit. wife and I went to a hypnotist about 25 years ago to quit smoking and haven't looked back ! don't miss it a bit...especially at $4-6.00 a pack.

jackhartjr 01-05-2012 05:08 PM

In two days I will be 22 years quit, and have never lived better. Congratulations to all that have quit.
And for those wanting to, PM me at jackhartjr at aol.com I will be glad to tell you how to fight the two addictions concerning smoking. Yep, two, one the cigarette companies tie you too, the other is how to combat the nicotine leaching out of your bones the first week you quit.
Jack

Oakman 01-05-2012 05:12 PM

Congratulations, ending an addiction is really tough. I managed to quit (somehow) 28 years ago. For the first five years after quitting I would still have periodic dreams about smoking. I would wake up from those dreams disgusted with myself before I would realize that it was just a dream.

onetonford 01-05-2012 07:31 PM

In 1976 I quit when I got married never looked back and best thing I ever did by the way still married also and she has never seen me smoke!


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