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biggest problem for me is "smoking buddies" at work. couple guys who like to take a break and drag me along for a quick smoke.

Moving locations in the company next week and time to quit , I only smoke maybe a pack a week or two, but even that is far too much.
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These guys I play basketball with they have to smoke after each game. They are around 30 years old, and they need to have a cigarettee after each game because they are coughing and can barely breathe.

haha yeah, idiot, I dont have the hacking/coughing problem "yet"

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My dad has quit cold turkey a number of times (somethings fishy there...). His best was no cigarette for 7 years. He's recently ran into heart problems so he's quitting again.
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  • 4 years later...

This a resurrection right here.

I knew I was going to quit dip in 2014. Figured Lent was a good time to start. Day 2, cold turkey, no Copenhagen. I'll be posting progress here; just to hold myself accountable.

Any one else quitting smoking/dipping/chewing is welcome to do the same. Let's keep it moving.

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Hey fellas been lurking for a long time, love the site. Funny this post spurred me to join.

34 years old chewed for 16 years. I have been nicotine free for 3 weeks cold turkey.

The turning point for me was my 5 year old son asking me about it.

Check this book out

http://media.wix.com/ugd/74fa87_2010cc5496521431188f905b7234a829.pdf

understanding nicotine addiction made a lot of sense for me. I always thought I would enjoy certain activities less without the chew but that's the evil lie. The reason you think you "like" chew is you're relieving the nicotine withdrawl symptoms. Nasty little cycle I am trying to break.

Golfed 9 holes last week and realized I was fine without it.

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Quitting tobacco is easy. Hell, I quit smoking four times. :-D

Seriously though, good luck. I have been tobacco free for a long time and, luckily, the last time it took and I have no desire for a cigarette. But I smoked for 17 years and, while I haven't had a cigarette for decades, I still have residual affects from it. Bad stuff.

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Day 3. Feeling strong and ready for another day of beating down those cravings.

When the nicotine cravings just get to you and you want nicotine without the other 3000 garbage chemicals, let me know and I can hook you up with the best e-cigarette on the market.

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Good going guys.  I'm on 35 yrs smoke free and can honestly say the best choice of my life.  One morsel of advice: do not wrestle with the devil.. Throw out all the cigs from the house and car. Do not consider 'just one' but get up and talk a walk, change your focus.  Each cig not smoked builds your confidence to avoid the next one.

Best wishes.  BTW i quit 43 times but did not let today's failure dictate tomorrow

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Today is my last day with the cancer sticks. I know it's going to be rough, and I'm going to have to change nearly all of my daily habits, but I'm so sick of these things ruling my life and my activities. I feel sorry for my wife and kids.
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Today is my last day with the cancer sticks. I know it's going to be rough, and I'm going to have to change nearly all of my daily habits, but I'm so sick of these things ruling my life and my activities.

I feel sorry for my wife and kids.

A bit of advice..If it's hard to do cold turkey, consider the 21 mg patches, they work. Also some like the nicoret lozenges. Cravings only last 3 to 5 mins. Deep breathing exercises really help.

There are stop smoking groups all over, they can be a valuable tool to help you. Best of luck.

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Seriously though, good luck. I have been tobacco free for a long time and, luckily, the last time it took and I have no desire for a cigarette. But I smoked for 17 years and, while I haven't had a cigarette for decades, I still have residual affects from it. Bad stuff.

This was me, too. Mentally, it's like I never even smoked at all. Zero interest in cigarettes even if someone is smoking one right in front of me. Physically, who knows? Your health risk factors are supposed to get back to pretty close to the mean after 15 years, which is about how long ago I quit.

Warren, just do it!

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