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“That's right, thanks to CapnBobo, I am now on the patch.. (again). This time I'm sticking to it!”
“or its (the patch) is sticking to u.”
“does this mean you dont want that cigar im bringing when i see you in december?”
“Tea,.. as a matter of fact it is.. it's sticking to my ass as we speak :P”
“And, yes, 2poops,.. I'll still smoke the cigar... you don't inhale those.”
“scorchy, yes you do inhale cigars. Only a true smoker does. Even CMB can't inhale, oh the shame ;)”
“Now think of all the cool backpacking gear you can buy with the money you save from not buying cigarettes.”
“Inhale cigars? Gross. That's just asking for lung cancer the next day.”
“ok. its a whole new taste sensation. i just hope it doesnt start you down the evil path again.
2 poops is dead. long live stormbringer.”
2POOPS 4 EVA”
“naw, inhaling a pipe is worse...I know I did it for many yrs. I haven't smoked anything in over 12 yrs.
Good luck on stopping, it was hard to breathe with all that smoke in your office yesterday ;)”
“I haven't smoked anything in over 12 yrs.
Hopefully I'll be able to say that one day...
Hey, I don't smoke in my office :P”
“My ear, nose and throat doctor told me that if people stopped smoking he would be out of business. Seeing ex smokers walking into the waiting room speaking though an electo larynx because there voice box was removed should cause anyone to quit.”
“Well that right there was DEFINITELY some more motivation”
“Pathman has some great pics for you. Bring up the Michigan Mountianeers Support Group thread. Classic stuff.
Tara and I have a bet going that keeps us in line. You can read about it there...just make sure you reset the view to ALL to see everything.
Like RichB said you can now buy more gear with all yer extra money, unless you're like me and now buy more expensive beer instead (no savings, but yummy fer my tummy!!) HA!”
“BTW - CONGRATS! and keep on it. If you fall off the wagon, don't beat yerself up. This takes time!”
“I took the patch once. Then I got drunk and smoked with the patch on. WOW was that an interesting night. Also you get the coolest dreams ever when you are on the patch. Good luck.”
“Good Luck Scorcheykins, I know you can do it. The patch will take care of the nicotine withdrawal, but you got to figure out how to handle those social situations where the urge to smoke is intense.
Oh yeah... can I apply next week's patch to your body ?!?
“17 years here!
When I first quit, for year--each day I put the cost of the pack of cigarettes into a coffee can (back when we could get them) and bought a lot of stuff! Helped me.
Hang in there. Even after 17 years, once in a while I pass someone smoking the 'right' cigarette, I enjoy the 'second hand' smoke. But haven't picked up one.
Way to go Scorchie...
“....i'll fire up a doobie in your honour....or maybe i'll break out the snow bong!”
“Hope you don't have the problem with the patch that we used to have with weed brownies..we couldn't keep them lit”
“LOL @ OPIE!!”
“wooo hooooo scorchie!!! Hang in there girl.....”
“Congrats and good luck! I had 2 friends of mine quit this week too.
I quit over 5 month ago now. It's still hard for me, but I am doing it.
That is sooo cool.
cigars: Yeah, I did smoke them once in a while too, but I inhaled. I don't even know how to smoke without inhaling.”
“Congrats! Stick with it-you'll be SO glad you did. I chewed a bazillion pieces of gum during the first 2 or 3 weeks after quitting-it seemed to ease some of the smoking urge. After a few weeks it got easier and easier. That was 13 years ago. I'm still "free" !!! Good luck!”
“Change the additude toward those situations that caused you to smoke. Like, if yer at the bar and feel the need to smoke, picture the people around you as old leather hand bags...'
or use yer X-Ray vision (for the power of good!) to see that black stuff in there lungs.
Think everytime you smell a smoke, yuk! How nasty does that smell! You just wait. Once you get yer smell back, that stuff smells awful! You'll be thikning to yerself "Why in the hell did I do this to myself again?"
Put the money that you would've paid for smokes in a coffee car and watch how fast it fills up. Remember, you were paying to kill yerself, sounds odd, don't it?
The fun part is when you start hacking all the black crap outta yer lungs! That's always a good reminder! I still do to this day! My body is taking care of business.
One thing I will say is that I'm real suprised at the lack of additional lung strength. I'm still giving it time, mind you, but I thought it was going to be like BAM! and I'd be super lung guy!
It all takes time. The more you smoked the more time it's gonna take!
We'll keep ya in line here!”
“Ok - well I'll repeat my mantra about the lozenges. They are fantastic, they deal with the nicotine cravings and give you something to do with your mouth when you're in a bar and want a cigarette.”
“Good call, yanmi man....”
“Wow! That Tea must be some real hunk 'o burnin' man! She hooks up and now has something to live for. Good job Tea!”
“Scorchy, when you kiss a guy that smokes you might as well be licking an ashtray. Think about how gross that is.”
“ROFLMAO!!! remember back in '79. freakin 4 day high...SNOWBONGS rule!!!
Fast times at FDU!!! hahahahaha”
“Congrats...now your kisses will be even sweeter.”
“Scorchy, when you kiss a guy that smokes you might as well be licking an ashtray. Think about how gross that is."
A good tip for the lonely ;o)”
“ewk, how often do you think about kissing guys that smoke ; P
scorch, my dad quit by using one of the prescription pill methods. ill ask him about it, and then tell you in case the patch doesnt work out.”
“Don't accept cigars from Bill Clinton.
You DO know where they have been.
After 5 years your life expectancy will be the same as if you had never smoked. A bit of Insurance triva. Hang in there.”
Go Away Troll }:->”
“I quit about three years ago ... When I wasn't chewing the nicotine gum, I was chewing various flavors of sugarfree...
After a month, I has jaw muscles like a pitbull, LOL
(Trailtrekker knows what I'm talkin' about! <G>)
If you want to incorporate a diet into your Behavior Mod Program, check out Pathman's pictures just before lunch........”
“Congrats on quitting. Cigarettes are just plain nasty. You'll have more money for gear, now that you've quit. You might even have enough leftover to buy Ice Tea dinner.”
“I quit smoking little cigars about 5 months ago. These things were even worse than cigaretts, no filter and I inhaled them.
I will still smoke cigars from time to time, maybe.”
she's NOT buying diced tee anything...
“she's gonna go to the Denver trip with me in July.
Oh BTW...would you like to?”
“Congrats. Stay with it. I stopped years ago. Best thing I ever did.”
“Congratulations...keep it up!
I smoked a pipe (and an occasional cigar) from about 1969-1982. Didn't inhale, but pipes have been known to increase the risk of mouth cancer. It wasn't hard to quit because there was no nicotine addition.
I still like the smell of pipe, but frankly hardly ever see or smell them any more. In California you cannot smoke in public buildings.
I had a lot of relatives who smoked. As far as I know, all but one has quit.”
“Congrats on no longer being a smoker, but you're still smoking... :)
9 years ago I had to make a huge life change to make myself stop smoking. I got back into mtn. biking, started playing raquetball, and training for skiing and hiking. I tried to fall off the wagon a year later but I got so ill that it cured my desire forever.
Best of luck, the hardest part is hanging out with friends who still smoke.”
“Good Luck Scorch!! you'll do fine, but if you "feel tempted" feel free to call me for support, just keep thinking how much fun it will be to fly up all the steep trails.”
“I am somking some nice Borkum Riff pipe toabacco right now nice and smooth.
Good on ya.
“If I can do it, you can do it. I quit in 1983 at the age of 26.”
“CMB - I used to smoke that in my pipe when I couldn't fine my regular tobacco.
I had been a pipe smoker for years. Then, all of the sudden all tobaccos started burning my tongue, I lost my two most expensive pipes, I started burning holes in my clothes, and my kids kept trying to stick their fingers in my pipe. I figured God was telling me not to smoke any more. I quit and never looked back.”
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