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babies havin rabies
Feb 24, 2006



Two months yesterday, the longest I've made it on a quit spell in 3 years.

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babies havin rabies
Feb 24, 2006



7 months this Tuesday.

I did buy one pack when I was out of town a couple months ago. I didn't grief myself over it. It was kind of an away from home thing anyway. Don't kill yourself over cheating, especially if doing so causes you to take your focus off your goal or gives you a "gently caress it, may as well" attitude. That's more dangerous.

babies havin rabies fucked around with this message at Jun 25, 2010 around 18:36

babies havin rabies
Feb 24, 2006



I'm on day nine. I had quit last November but started up again in August. The cravings are already gone, except when I drink (had a puff Saturday night. I'm not counting it because it wasn't my brand and actually grossed me out quite a bit).

Does anybody else get an olfactory hallucination of tobacco-stink when they quit? It's been happening and actually just occurred when I wrote this post.

babies havin rabies
Feb 24, 2006



I love waking up without cat-poo poo mouth syndrome.

babies havin rabies
Feb 24, 2006



My last attempt completely failed and I fell off the wagon. I've had a lung infection which may be bronchitis for the last couple weeks, and every day that I have a cigarette I wake up and it's worse than the day before. This is my third respiratory infection in 6 months; I'm a person who used to get sick once a year. Yesterday I woke up from sleeping short of breath and it felt like my upper lungs and throat were packed with gauze, which caused me to call in to work because I thought I was sick something fierce.

I didn't smoke yesterday, woke up today and I can actually breathe again. Time to kick this poo poo. I'm really, really done with it. It's horrible. It's self-destructive masturbation. When you "enjoy" a cigarette you literally pay a cost with your health. There's no 'occasional' or 'social' smoking because smoking is addictive, and if you smoke at all you will smoke more. You become addicted to killing yourself slowly. A cigarette has never advantaged a single person in any way.

Also, be aware that Mucinex gives you some hosed up dreams.

babies havin rabies
Feb 24, 2006



It's withdrawal, so it means that any so-called "toxins" are already out of your body, and your body is adjusting.

babies havin rabies
Feb 24, 2006



If anybody else is having sleeping problems, I quit last Thursday, couldn't sleep Tuesday or Wednesday night, but have slept great the last two nights.

I went to a casino last night oh god the smell

babies havin rabies
Feb 24, 2006



Alcohol consumption as a habit isn't a great thing to start in general, much less when trying to get pregnant...

Are there specific factors that make you smoke? Try to take a hiatus (drinking) or rationalize that you can still do them without a cigarette (socialize, etc). If you're one of those smokers where most of your daily activities remind you of having a cigarette I don't have any tips as I've never been in that situation.

I don't even get the urge to smoke when I drink anymore, but it only came after a couple sessions of good hardcore resistance to the craving while drinking, which I won't deny is really, really hard. The fact that I don't get hangovers when I don't smoke is a huge added incentive for me.

babies havin rabies fucked around with this message at Mar 28, 2011 around 16:36

babies havin rabies
Feb 24, 2006



Doom Catcher posted:

LOL, we drink maybe once every few Saturdays. Honestly, its that I just feel like I want to stab everyone and I can't concentrate if I don't smoke every few hours, which is NOT a good idea when your job consists of driving forklifts and tractor

Wasn't trying to imply you're an alcoholic or something. I was referring to Shovelmint telling you to "eat, drink beer, and gently caress a lot".

babies havin rabies
Feb 24, 2006



Mr_Biggs posted:

What major improvements will I feel in my body after quitting and getting over the feeling-lovely period?

Increased lung capacity, whitened teeth, stronger immune system, increased sense of smell, increased sense of taste, increased night vision, lower risk of cancer/heart disease/acid reflux etc, lifespan increased by a decade or more, smug sense of satisfaction.

These are just off the top of my head. Odds are that your whole body functions better when it's not being fed burned formaldehyde all day. In myself two other side benefits I've noticed are increased alcohol tolerance (including decreased hangover severity) and the dark circles under my eyes go away after a few months. Never met another ex-smoker who reported these benefits, however.

Here's some propaganda on the night vision thing. However other sources say the link is still arguable.

http://www.ucanquit2.org/facts/vision.aspx

Other sources:
American Optometric Association http://www.aoa.org/x5352.xml
Sam, expert assassin, from the movie Ronin, 1998

babies havin rabies fucked around with this message at Mar 29, 2011 around 13:31

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babies havin rabies
Feb 24, 2006



[ts]xenophobe posted:

Got to this thread 29 pages late, but that's ok, because I'm only 7 days off the smokes. Anyone have a good suggestion to deal with the added edginess, not from nicotine withdrawal, at least in my case, but from trying to figure out what to do with your hand now that you don't have a cigarette in it? Also, I feel like because of the fact that smoking indoors isn't allowed in WI, I got used to having a few minutes outside all whenever I smoked, now i feel like I've cheated myself of those little breaks.

Read a book or go get fresh air? Don't always have to be doing something.

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