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Quitting Smoking

Well, I am three weeks in, no smoking I have smoked roughly for the last 37 years. I am turning fifty soon (Sept), and this is an early Birthday present to myself. I was not a heavy smoker, about a pack a day. But with a pack now at $12.00 each, enough is enough. So at roughly $350.00 per month, I am putting this towards my new bike purchase sometime this Summer or Fall. I quit smoking Cold Turkey, and so far have not had any major drawbacks. So hoping I continue to a smoke free life. Anyone who has quit, have any hints when the big urges come. Their are times when the smokes come calling pretty hard, so any advice is well welcome.
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Paul - I 'cold-turkeyed' from 80 cigs/ day. BECAUSE you will now become VERY aware of your hands, find something for them to do, and to help quell the urge to put a cig into your mouth, carry something else to put in - maybe carry a small bag of carrots...?



BTW - it took probably 5 years for the urge to go away, then 5 years of "neutral", to NOW I can't stand being near smokers...!

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Yes carrots! Not candy or other sweets... Also went cold turkey in '06. Food was my downfall. Put on about 50 lbs and felt like crap. Two years ago dropped 40 of those and have maintained at the same but it's not easy. Will power is your friend. Keep up the good work as your past the hard part.
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Yes carrots! Not candy or other sweets... Also went cold turkey in '06. Food was my downfall. Put on about 50 lbs and felt like crap. Two years ago dropped 40 of those and have maintained at the same but it's not easy. Will power is your friend. Keep up the good work as your past the hard part.
Yes I have been going through potato chips like crazy. Switching to celery, much better idea. Thanks guys...Paul
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Wow, I always used to think smokers were weak for not being able to quit easier, then I realized how hard it was to have only one chocolate chip cookie and I began to sympathize! Good luck, and keep it up!
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Paul - I 'cold-turkeyed' from 80 cigs/ day.
How is that possible? I would say the average smoke is 5 mins, so 400 mins a day, or 6.5 hrs a day smoking!!!

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It is possible. A cig usually takes about 2 minutes to smoke. 5 minutes are for women in movies contemplating their existence in life and if "he" really loves "her"
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How is that possible? I would say the average smoke is 5 mins, so 400 mins a day, or 6.5 hrs a day smoking!!!
One of my "triggers" to quit, was when a buddy said "I NEVER see you w/out a cigarette in your mouth...", and then putting my cig into an ashtray while I brushed my teeth in the morning....

REALLY GLAD I quit!!!

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It might be a little radical but what successfully led to my quitting was hip replacement surgery. The surgeon told me that smoking would inhibit recovery and I was determined to do everything required to give up walker and cane as soon as possible so I could ride again.

I quit the day before surgery, Oct 2, 2014 and haven't looked back since. And it's surprising how much more disposable income there is each month. There have been only one or two stressful moments since when I might have accepted a cigarette, but thus far "no thanks.".
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I quit smoking around 36 years of age and haven't looked back...getting plowed a few times led to lighting up..but they tasted bad and gave me the spins...the longer you're away from them the less you'll like them..the smell of them...you'll notice people who smoke and think they stink..lol...don't stink!!! good luck..life is so much sweeter without them...31 years for me...some of which I might have had had I not quit...motorcycling years at that...
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How is that possible? I would say the average smoke is 5 mins, so 400 mins a day, or 6.5 hrs a day smoking!!!
before he quit..my stepdad lit the next cigarette with the butt of the last cigarette..one right after the other...he rode a harley and would disappear down the road..so he could stop and smoke while everyone caught up...he was up for over 18 hours day..smoking...

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Been four years for me and there are still times I catch myself reaching for a cigarette. And I gained 2 inches on my belt line.
With the money I saved I bought my second versus having traded off the first one on a gold wing for the wife and I
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