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Posted: 2/2/2006 5:47:07 PM EDT
Last cigarrette was Dec. 31st, 2004. Never looked back, never felt better, never been in better shape. Just up and up quit, cold turkey. IMHO addiction to smoking is a farce. It's all mental.

I can't believe I purposely breathed in all those lung-eating chemicals for several years.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 10:44:13 PM EDT
I quit mid february of 05. It has been hard, but gets easier with time.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 10:46:32 PM EDT
quit October 02'
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 10:58:17 PM EDT
Quit March 1985.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:02:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 11:05:10 PM EDT by ic_guerrero]
quit feb 04 and gained about 65lbs, best health of my life my ass
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:05:19 PM EDT
quit june of '05, but have been cheating....I suck. been averaging about a smoke a day, sometimes a week or so without them, sometimes 3-4 a day, sometimes a month without.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:46:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 11:46:28 PM EDT by ShadowOne]

Originally Posted By ic_guerrero:
quit feb 04 and gained about 65lbs, best health of my life my ass



It helps if you work out.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:57:33 PM EDT
9 years this January (after 32 years of smoking), did it cold turkey. I still miss it sometimes but will NEVER go back.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 3:45:26 PM EDT
quit may 03, smoked for eight years ,gained 20 lbs, feel great keep it up!
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 3:55:47 PM EDT
Quit April 26, 1999. Spent the money on 1911's.
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Link Posted: 2/3/2006 4:06:59 PM EDT
Last one was Jan 04 after nearly 20 years, quit cold turkey and was easier than I thought. Still fighting the extra weight gain too.
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December 31, 1990. Ran out of cigarettes and never bought any more.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 4:19:22 PM EDT
Quit in March, 1986.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 4:20:27 PM EDT
quit cold turkey 12/6/2004
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 4:24:51 PM EDT
Thanksgiving Day 2002.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 4:26:43 PM EDT
I quit May 05.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 4:26:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/3/2006 4:28:03 PM EDT by DOW]
No cigarettes for 1 year, 5 months, 24 days, 11 hours and 26 minutes.

Quit Counter - cool little program
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 4:52:55 PM EDT
Quit Dec. 24, 1995 - 10 Years Baby
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 5:03:18 PM EDT
Quit 7/10/2005
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 5:10:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 5:11:22 PM EDT
Congratulations Shadow One. It gets better as time goes on. The money you used to spend on smokes,can now go towards a new firearm and ammo.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 5:14:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ShadowOne:
Last cigarrette was Dec. 31st, 2004. Never looked back, never felt better, never been in better shape. Just up and up quit, cold turkey. IMHO addiction to smoking is a farce. It's all mental.

I can't believe I purposely breathed in all those lung-eating chemicals for several years.



+1000000

10 years of that evil filth in my lungs

quit for good about 8 years ago

i wish i could go back to when i started at age 18 and kick myself in the balls
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 5:15:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yekimak:
quit june of '05, but have been cheating....I suck. been averaging about a smoke a day, sometimes a week or so without them, sometimes 3-4 a day, sometimes a month without.



better than nothing
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 5:16:57 PM EDT
Christmas '03

caught a nasty stomach virus, couldn't didn't want to eat or smoke for a few days...caved in on the eating part. Haven't had a smoke since...
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 5:22:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 5:31:24 PM EDT
Oct. 98
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 5:32:33 PM EDT
Jan 5th of this year..the worst part is done though.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 9:59:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/3/2006 10:01:49 PM EDT by ShadowOne]

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
I hear the worst non-smokers are ex-smokers. We gripe a lot more about people smoking than those who never touched the stuff.



I agree. The smell is kinda putrid to me now. I spend a lot of my free time in Vegas casinos and, while I don't complain openly about it, I make it obvious with physical gestures that I don't want it around me. I'm also always warning my friends about the grim survival stats of lung cancer. As an ex-smoker, I feel my words can caryr more weight.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 10:01:52 PM EDT
34 days and counting....
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:11:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ShadowOne:
… IMHO addiction to smoking is a farce. It's all mental. …


Not looking to start an argument, but I disagree with you on that point.

Regardless, congratulations!!


Originally Posted By whofan:
Quit March 1985.


That’s the same month and year I successfully quit (there were lots of earlier unsuccessful attempts).

For various health-related reasons, there’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that if I hadn’t stopped I wouldn’t be around now.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 7:39:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gus:
34 days and counting....



Congrats, keep it up. It only gets easier.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 7:43:23 PM EDT
April 2005...one of the smartest things I've ever done
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 7:44:21 PM EDT
March 2005 to present.

getting close.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 7:46:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ShadowOne:
I can't believe I purposely breathed in all those lung-eating chemicals for several years.




Over a year here too.

I started jogging again last week.

Feeling better and better every day.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 8:03:34 PM EDT
Quit for the third and final time Dec 31 2004 havent looked back --first week was rough, couple of patches got me through. Told my wife last week that I felt really good for the first time in as long as I can seem to remember. Getting ready to start back running this year and lose the weight I put on when I quit. In 1996 I ran the Peachtree in 48min flat ,last year I couldnot go up the basement stairs without wheezing. Its nice to breathe agian easilly. 2 side effects I always thought were due to stress and not smoking --migriane headaches --have not had one in about 9 months and for some reason I have stopped snoring/restless sleep like I used to. I have endeavored to NOT become a nazi ex-smoker and it seems to be working out --each smoker out there neeeds to quit when THEY are ready and when they are they will, I think I smoked for a few extra years becuase of the a*****e ex-smokers badgering me all the time. congrats to those of you who have sucessfully made it --think of all the extra ammo and toys you can buy withthat money instead, and for those of you thinking of quitting --you wont regret it.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 8:12:48 PM EDT
Quit in January of 1989 after about 10 years of a pack to a pack and half a day.

Quitting is a sure thing if you can follow one simple rule: You can't have the first one.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 8:31:27 PM EDT
November 1991. Yep...it was a little miserable for a couple weeks. 27 year habits are hard to break. The one thing I heard that helped me through 'that urge' was "If you don't pick up a cigarette, you won't have to go through the withdrawl again." Then it was $20 a carton. Now it is around $40!

Link Posted: 2/6/2006 8:42:45 PM EDT
April 11, 1998.
A 3 1/2 pack a day habit of Reds for 30 years.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 8:46:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ShadowOne:
Last cigarrette was Dec. 31st, 2004. Never looked back, never felt better, never been in better shape. Just up and up quit, cold turkey. IMHO addiction to smoking is a farce. It's all mental.

I can't believe I purposely breathed in all those lung-eating chemicals for several years.




And makes ya say shit like "I can't believe I purposely breathed in all those lung-eating chemicals for several years".

Ex Camel driver (4/99)
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 8:52:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2006 8:54:25 PM EDT by gmtmaster]
6 years now....

Camel Full Flavor and Luckies w/ no filters were my favorite
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 8:54:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ShadowOne:
Last cigarrette was Dec. 31st, 2004.



Beat you by 1 year. Dec. 31 2003. I used the ptch for a little over 5 months to get over it.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 9:02:00 PM EDT
I'm 6'4" 220lbs not a fat ass and went to the beach for the 4th of july 2004 and with the heat and all ,my legs swelled up ( not the middle one LOL!)at the ankles bad enough I had to sit around all day, freaked me out when I called a friend nurse and they told me it could be a heart condition, always been healthy with no problems till then and then it went away .
Then my Dad quickly died of cancer 6months later which he was also a smoker!
Got to see the poor guy go from being a robust ,stout guy, 60 years old, contractor, dwindle to look like a WWII jew in a starve camp, he had to wear diapers at the end. It was time to hang it up! the shit just aint good!
Just plain suicide!
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 9:13:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Crookshanks:
April 11, 1998.
A 3 1/2 pack a day habit of Reds for 30 years.



Whoa, good luck man. That's a lot of damage. Better late than never.
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