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BaldieJr
02-23-2005, 07:59 PM
SMOKING.

I WANT TO EAT SOMEONES FACE RIGHT NOW.

FI_Willie
02-23-2005, 08:06 PM
I just rolled me one and reared back lit it up..

Just in time to see your post.

GO FOR IT!!

I'll pass on the face eating though. LMAO

Badsight.
02-23-2005, 08:11 PM
its as hard as heroin to give up for some

except its legally sold worldwide

PBNA-Boosher
02-23-2005, 08:14 PM
I support you in this attempt, Baldie! This is a noble cause! Good luck, be strong!

Howie A
02-23-2005, 08:23 PM
I was a 2 pack a day smoker until regular pain in my chest and shortness of breath. Its amazing how fear can quickly eliminate addiction. Given some time once you're past it, I don't believe it will ever come back. Good luck.

Owlsphone
02-23-2005, 10:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Badsight.:
its as hard as heroin to give up for some

except its legally sold worldwide <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The reason its as hard as heroin to give up is because heroin and nicotine are the two most addictive substances on earth.

Besides FB of course. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Oh and Baldie, good luck. You have my full support.

p1ngu666
02-23-2005, 10:12 PM
goodluck mate http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

p1ngu666
02-23-2005, 10:13 PM
oh, and get something to fiddle with, http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

adlabs6
02-23-2005, 10:32 PM
Got my support, Go for it!

LeadSpitter_
02-23-2005, 10:40 PM
thats funny, I just opened a beer and lit up a marlboro. Ahhh

darkhorizon11
02-23-2005, 11:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Badsight.:
its as hard as heroin to give up for some

except its legally sold worldwide <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well sorta, except that Heroin will kill you if you quit cold turkey. Ya gotta do it on a graduated basis, kinda like the nicotine patch.

IvanoBulo
02-24-2005, 12:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BaldieJr:
SMOKING.

I WANT TO EAT SOMEONES FACE RIGHT NOW. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Good luck! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
I stoped smoking 2 weeks ago too and I'm feeling myself great! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif First two-three days it is really hard though...

ClnlSandersLite
02-24-2005, 01:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Given some time once you're past it, I don't believe it will ever come back. Good luck. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Not true for everybody. I quit for 6 months. Another time I quit for a little over a year. Started back up both times though. My grand mother quit 20 some years ago, every now and then, she stills wants a cigarette.

I don't really want to sound too negative, but it's the truth.

lbhskier37
02-24-2005, 01:40 AM
I stopped drinking, but these guys took me to this Irish pub tonight and ruined it all. This chick that I had a huge crush on all through high school told me she had a crush on me during high schoool, and that made me drink a bit more too. Not a goood night for a Wednesday.

WTE_Ibis
02-24-2005, 01:49 AM
Baldie I have had two friends die recently from lung cancer and I have emphercema,spelled wrong prob.My Doc being a bit of a smart @rse when asked
what should I do about it said,and I quote "go to church every Sunday and wear your best clothes".
Give it up man.
Ps.I gave it up 14 years ago and it still got me.
Be afraid.

Feathered_IV
02-24-2005, 01:52 AM
I quit three years ago. I stopped wanting one a year ago http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif. It's bloody hard, but it's a lot better than a humiliating, expensive, ugly death.

Hang in there http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

DD_NL
02-24-2005, 02:05 AM
I smoked a pack a day for 16 years, untill 2 years ago when I suffered a collapsed lung and spend a week in the hospital, lying on my back, not allowed to move, with a hose stuck in between my ribs. Havent smoked since.
For anyone that wants to quit smoking but needs a little convincing: go visit your nearest hospital and walk around the heart-lung ward. Cause eventually thats where you'll end up.

John_Stag
02-24-2005, 02:06 AM
I managed to quit twelve years ago after several false starts and haven't looked back. I came to the conclusion that the reason I couldn't quit before was because I didn't really want to. Once you make the decision though...

Just keep in mind the amount of hardware you'll be able to afford with the money you'll save.

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Monson74
02-24-2005, 02:10 AM
Godspeed! If you can't make it I'm not gonna condemn you - I've tried quitting for ages - maybe even each time I put one out I say it's gonna be the last - but you know - there are 15 more in the pack so what the hell... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif
Some say that working out motivates you but everytime I've been on the bike or out swimming I'm really keen on a double french with cheese & fries, a couple of beers & some smokes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Jasko76
02-24-2005, 02:21 AM
Hang in there Baldie! I know it's hard and you want to kill somebody... but it's worth it! As a matter of fact, I'm on my last pack of Camels (hopefully). Been smoking for three years. Before that I was a semi-professional biker, covering hundreds of km on a saddle... but now? I get short of breath just by biking to buy me a pack of cigarettes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif.

Nicotne is an evil thing, killing you slowly. Not to mention we smokers smell like sh1t, our clothes, cars, appartments, bad breath http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif.

My wife is on me every single day - it's just not worth the hassle! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Hang in there! (I'll try too - bought some nicotine chewing gum, but it's not the same http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Friendly_flyer
02-24-2005, 02:24 AM
We all have different body chemistry. Some just stop wanting the *** and don€t realise they have quit until someone tells them, others will hold on to their addiction even in face of death (my mother is like that). Also, some may smoke like a chimney and live happily into their 90ies, some die at 30 from moderate smoking. The world is never fair.

Good luck with quitting, Baldie! John Stags advice to think about all the hardware you can by is a good one. Feel free to come back here rant when the turkey hit you!

GreyBeast
02-24-2005, 02:49 AM
From someone who's quit a couple of times:

The first three days are the hardest, that's when your body still physically NEEDS the drug. After that, any craving you get is because you miss the habit.

Keep busy, don´t wait for that "I could use a cigarette now" feeling to creep up.

There's an EXCELLENT book written by an Englishman called Allan Carr. You laugh while you read. And I just found a website:

http://www.allencarrseasyway.com

True, nicotine ranks up there with heroin, addictive-power-wise. Think about that! The bastards!

Good luck!

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
02-24-2005, 04:57 AM
I never really realised just how addictive that sh1t is until I started deneying myself. And now the smell of a cigarette actualy causes me physical discomfort.

I think what Grey Beast says about keeping yourself busy is very true. It realy is when I am not busy that the need creeps in.

Now I am smoking one cigar in the evening in an attempt to ween myself off both the habit and the drug but it looks like its gona be a slow process for me.

I was gona leave it there but talking about cigarettes has got me craving and its a good 6 hours till I am allowed my ration so here goes!!

The thing that realy pisses me off about smoking is that the bloody bastards make a sodding fortune outta our misery. We are ostracised by scociety taxed out the a-hole and then when you try and give up every bloody treatment out there costs almost as much as it did when you smoked. Sure, you can say its a choice thing but most of us made that choice when we were kids and too damed stupid to know any better and of course by the time you realise you have fooked yourself its too late your bloody hooked and paying the taxman for the pleasure.

Governments wont make it ileagal cos they make to much sodding revenue out of taxing the addicts and half the parties get a nice big fat paycheck towards their cause from most of the cigarette companies. Hell even some of the bloody poloticians have jobs on the boards of some of these companies. And now when its finaly starting to become unpopular in the 'developed' world what do they do ? They start pushing it like crazy in the third world instead. Hell the bastards would have us all on crack if it hadnt been proved to be harmful first and I am still not convinced they wouldnt try it if they needed the revenue. Synical? Me ? you bet your **** I am.

Tobacco and alcohol, two things that make every taxman grin ear to ear.

Ok rant over

I wish you the best of luck in your attempt Baldie

WTE_Ibis
02-24-2005, 05:18 AM
As I said previously I gave it up 14 years ago
but before the final time I tried to ween myself off them many times,eventually I realised what I had to do and never ever stuck another one in my face,and that's the secret,just dont put any more dried leaves in you mouth and set fire to them,
really it just has to be that way,everything else
as I found out is just Kr@pp and only prolongs the
suffering.
I wont offer you good luck m8 as luck has nothing to do with it, it's up to you.
You CAN DO IT m8.
Cheers, Ibis. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

blairgowrie
02-24-2005, 05:27 AM
Another tip from an an ex smoker Baldie.

Don't ever think about just having one puff to see what it feels like. If you do, you will immediately be hooked again and will have to start all over from scratch.

And good luck! Take one day at a time.

Jasko76
02-24-2005, 05:31 AM
I agree with you Ibis! Trying to cut down gradualy is not the way to go... you'll always be tempted to get another, and another, and another...

Cutting it off altogether is the way to go. Just say, that's it - no more! It's tough, it makes you irritable, it makes it difficult to focus, you feel drunk - but it is a transitional period. Thank God my wife is not a smoker, if she was I'd never quit. But this way she helpes me, supports me - even threatens me (no Nooky http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif).

It's not like I blame tobacco companies for me starting to smoke in the first place, but I blame them for putting all those additives that makes us even more hooked and endanger our health.

****ed tobacco!

Sturm_Williger
02-24-2005, 05:56 AM
Best of luck mate, it's tough, be sure, but worth it in the end.

And when a month or so has passed, as a mate of mine told me, you'll rediscover the taste of food ! Worthy !

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
02-24-2005, 06:25 AM
Ok I prolly went OTT back there but I have had enough of the hypocritical stance my country takes on smoking. They try and ban smoking in nearly all public areas which is fair enough I only smoke outdoors anyhow unless I am in my own home.

They go to the trouble of sticking bloody great warnings in massive fonts telling you its killing you, shrinking your nuts, rotting your lungs, killing babies etc etc.... But if thats the case why the hell dont they just ban tobbacco products all together instead of farting around with designated smoking areas guilt tripping advertising and all that BS?

I dont blame anyone for my addiction other than myself but I dont need some patronizing politician pretending he gives a feck about the nations health when he is happily drawing revenue from it.

And yes the only way to quit is to bloody well quit! I just hate the idea of being one of those on again off again quitters that has to tell every bugger about it.

Smoking Sux It drive me Nuts

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TgD Thunderbolt56
02-24-2005, 06:37 AM
OT!

IBTL!

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sokil
02-24-2005, 06:46 AM
I quit smoking after seeing a pack of Malboros priced around 9 dollars at La Guardia airport.

-HH- Beebop
02-24-2005, 07:02 AM
Hey Baldie, don't let them kid you. Quitting smoking is easy, I've done it hundreds of times! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Seriously though, good for you and good luck. This is a battle you must win. Just remember it's like overcoming alcholism, you're never cured, but always recovering.

Good luck and S!

SithSpeeder
02-24-2005, 07:24 AM
And just think...with all that $$$ saved, you'll soon have enough for multiple monitors, back-up HOTAS systems and rudder pedals, TrackIR3 Pro with that translational thingie, 6-speakers, etc. etc.

Good luck, bro.

* _54th_Speeder *

DeerHunterUK
02-24-2005, 07:30 AM
True story...When I was about 6 my friend who shan't be named (Paul) was caught smoking dog ends by my younger brother. My brother promptly ran home to tell my mother that both I and my friend had been smoking. When I got home, there was mum waiting for me at the front door with a huge smile on her face telling me I had a big surprise waiting for me. Excitedly I rushed inside and there on the table in the living room was a rolled up cigarette of whatever it was she had been smoking the previous night. She made me smoke every last bit of it, everytime I ran to the bathroom to be sick I was dragged back to the living room to smoke some more until it was completely finished.
The irony is that I'm the only member of my family who doesn't smoke (including my middle brother who ratted me out in the 1st place).
Good luck with quitting, I imagine it'll be pretty tough.

F19_Orheim
02-24-2005, 08:37 AM
Hey Baldie Matey. I am really happy for you, however it is really easy to stop smoking, very hard not to start again...

I have tried a number of times, and after 16 years of smoking (not a heavy onethough) I have finally quit. 3 months now but I still have an urge to put that poison in my body at times.

For me to quit smoking I needed a good reason other than "it's not good for you". Well my father-in-law starts his radiation /chemo therapy for lungcancer on Monday and it really doesn't look too good.

When he was diagnosed I quit cold turkey. Now after 3 months it amazes me how easy it is to trick oneself and argue that one isn't in grave danger when smoking.
Comments like "If you quit smoking before 35, after 10 years it is has you have never smoked" are phrases that you cling to and think "well I'll stop when I am 35 then" or "I will quit when I get a kid" etc.

I consider myself being a somewhat intelligent person, but staring at a pack that says in big capitals: "SMOKING KILLS YOU" and just brush it off is not very intelligent. Watching a documentary about luncanger and when the show is over lit up is not that clever either. But I did it... now I don't.

I am sure a lot of you people in here recognize yourselves, and I KNOW that what I say won't get into your brains, it never did for me - but I have to say it anyway: Stop smoking, if not for yourselves then for your loved ones. Smoking kills.. period.

I am in a strange way thankful to my father-in-law, how strange it may seem. He is probably dying of lungcancer, and that might just save my life.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tHeBaLrOgRoCkS:

I dont blame anyone for my addiction other than myself but I dont need some patronizing politician pretending he gives a feck about the nations health when he is happily drawing revenue from it.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Can't answer that mate, but it is a strange thing. I guess it was to do with either a great work by tobacco lobbyists or the notion that people are free to do whatever they like (which isn't very true either). However, the tax revenue on tobbaco is no way near what tobbaco costs the society in terms of healthcare so don't think your country benefits from smokers.

Owlsphone
02-24-2005, 08:43 AM
All the guys that talk about saving money are correct.

If you smoke a pack a day, you spend about $2000 per year on killing yourself. This figure also came about a while ago before they jacked up prices. Now I'm betting it's somewhere around 3-3.5k.

Now you can invest that into FB. A much healthier hobby I think.

Lucius_Esox
02-24-2005, 09:10 AM
All good advice and amazing the replies. I stopped once for four years and had a *** on new years eve 1987-88, I am still smoking coz of that one *** http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif Coincidence, I went to my docs today and got a prescription for some nicotine patches, my D day is tommorow (isn't it always) maybe I cant influence how long I can live but I am gonna blo*dywell try!
Good luck m8

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
02-24-2005, 09:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tHeBaLrOgRoCkS:

I dont blame anyone for my addiction other than myself but I dont need some patronizing politician pretending he gives a feck about the nations health when he is happily drawing revenue from it.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Can't answer that mate, but it is a strange thing. I guess it was to do with either a great work by tobacco lobbyists or the notion that people are free to do whatever they like (which isn't very true either). However, the tax revenue on tobbaco is no way near what tobbaco costs the society in terms of healthcare so don't think your country benefits from smokers. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh dont get me wrong I am not saying they make a vast fortune from it. All I am saying is it seems moraly hypocritical to gain revenue from a product that is harmful to your citezens and at the same time preach to the nation about healthy living proper diet etc.

Also (and this is probably more unique to britain) in the uk smokers pay taxes and national insurance contributions toward the health care system in this country just like every one else so realy they have payed for their own treatment by the time they are ill enough to need help. You could argue that the government here makes more money from unclaimed pension contributions due to premature death from smoking than it loses treating smokers. It is just a point I have trouble rationalising in my head and just wonderd what other peoples take on the situation was.

Just for kicks how many of us started smoking before we were the legal age? I would bet its more than 50% of us I was around 15 years old.

Mashie_Nibblick
02-24-2005, 09:54 AM
Good on ya, Baldie! I know how rough it is, I smoked over a pack a day for fifteen years, and quit a little less than a year ago. You've got some hard days ahead, but tough through them. It's definitely worth it.

SlickStick
02-24-2005, 10:02 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by blairgowrie:
Another tip from an an ex smoker Baldie.

Don't ever think about just having one puff to see what it feels like. If you do, you will immediately be hooked again and will have to start all over from scratch.

And good luck! Take one day at a time. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Exactly how I got started again after quitting for almost 4 years. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

I had smoked in high school and into my early 30s. I quit using the Nicotine gum. Never felt better, more lung capacity, went back to playing full court basketball up at the park a couple of nights a week and everything was great.

Then, for a short few months, I was in-between jobs and a friend was stopping over during the day with his guitar and we would jam out in the garage for a few hours. He smoked like a chimney. One day, I asked him for one beacuse I felt the "urge". Needless to say, I was back up to a pack-a-day in no time.

I've cut back to about 5-8 cigs a day and I am on the road to quit at the end of the month. The main thing is to change the habits and times you used to smoke. Make it difficult to get them and try to avoid smokey places in the beginning.

I'm going to make this my last "quitting smoking again" scenario. I want to be around to see my youngest grow-up and since it's a proven fact that cigarettes do cause death, I'm getting my inspiration by looking into his little face everyday.

Good luck, Baldie. Smoking is a worthless, dirty habit anyway. Besides, if you really feel the urge, fire up a spliff and at least get something out of it.

-=====*~~~~

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FI.Spitsfire
02-24-2005, 10:03 AM
I hope you've lightened the way for others to follow http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Freinds are smokers and its a pain in the **** standing out in the snow atm while they slowly kill themselves lol and me
Good luck!
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woofiedog
02-24-2005, 10:52 AM
Cigarette anyone? I quite 2 1/2 yrs ago... after 36 yr's. If you want to quit... you'll make it.

http://www.quit-smoking-stop.com/images/normal.jpg
<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">This photo of lung cancer is of Squamous cell carcinoma arising centrally in the lung. </span>

http://hazel.forest.net/skjold/New_Folder7/Images4x6Jpg2/Poland/PolandVol3/C3797-21.JPG

http://www.quit-smoking-stop.com/images/pictures-lung.jpg
<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Small cell carcinoma (oat cell) of the lung in a smoker.</span>

Monty_Thrud
02-24-2005, 11:01 AM
Just to encourage you to continue... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://whyquit.com/whyquit/NoniSeanBryan.GIF&imgrefurl=http://whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Benefits_Time_Table.html&h=207&w=390&sz=38&tbnid=TmAOhANbj5cJ:&tbnh=63&tbnw=119&start=10&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dstop%2Bsmoking%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa %3DN)

...and a nice picture http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif...

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woofiedog
02-24-2005, 11:55 AM
Monty_Thrud... That will take Smoking off your mind for awhile. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

BaldieJr
02-24-2005, 01:22 PM
I just passed the 25th hour. I feel GREAT!

Not really. I should have got the 4mg nicorette instead of the 2mg dosage.

This really really sucks.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
02-24-2005, 01:43 PM
hang in there man its the first couple of days that are the killer Just did 12km on the exercise bike that took my mind of it some. Gota admit sitting in front of the computer at home is about the worst temptation to smoke I have for some reason.

PBNA-Boosher
02-24-2005, 01:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WTE_Ibis:
Baldie I have had two friends die recently from lung cancer and I have emphercema,spelled wrong prob.My Doc being a bit of a smart @rse when asked
what should I do about it said,and I quote "go to church every Sunday and wear your best clothes".
Give it up man.
Ps.I gave it up 14 years ago and it still got me.
Be afraid. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Emphysema? You're in for a long haul, Ibis, and it's not a fun ride. The brightest thing I can say is have fun with the time you've got left. I watched my grandmother go of emphysema. Keep positive, do what makes you laugh, experience all you can that makes you happy.

CWH1089
02-24-2005, 01:58 PM
Good Luck! With you all the way! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Worf101
02-24-2005, 02:18 PM
Funny thing about tobacco you never ever know how it's gonna affect ya. My old man rolled his own since he was ten out of "rabbit" tobacco as he called it. He lived to be 91 for the lung cancer got him and that was AFTER quitting for about 20 years at age 70. My brother, started smoking at 12 or 13 and was dead by age 44 thanks to R.J. Reynolds and Bacardi Rum.

Just goes to show ya....

Da Worfster

fabianfred
02-24-2005, 02:28 PM
I started smoking at 15 whilst doing my paper round....then into the army where everyone smoked....
changed to a pipe at 21...... much better
later if I couldn't get my favourite tobacco I'd try rolling my own... with the little rizla machine and filters.... the licorice papers were nice....
stopped 8 yrs ago.... now 53
I truly believe that it's the chemicals that they put in commercial cigarettes which makes them more dangerous and harder to quit....
pipe tobacco and cigars and rolling stuff is more like pure tobacco.... less harmful and easier to quit.......... smells better too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

AgentBif
02-24-2005, 02:44 PM
I just watched my mom die of smoking-induced lung cancer a couple years ago. If you guys are looking for a reason to get scared, I'll tell ya: Lung cancer has got to be the most heart-rending god-aweful evil painful ways to die EVER.

It's basically a long slow (2-3 week) suffocation during which you are so weak from lack of oxygen you can't even get up to go to the bathroom. But you don't even care about the bathroom... The only thing you want is just one good breath of air... But even though you're sucking pure O2 through tubes, you will never get a good breath for the rest of your life... not ever.

Man, I hope that scares someone.

F19_Orheim
02-24-2005, 03:32 PM
Bif, That break my heart, so sorry for you mum.

VonGraf
02-24-2005, 03:36 PM
Almost been cigarette free for a year and I quit cold turkey after 20 years. Was a pack a day smoker, a pack and a 1/2 8 years active in the Army. Once you get the nicc out of your system (72 hours) its all a head game. Patches dont work, the gum dont work. I was smoking with the patch on and chewing the gum the first time I tried to quit, you just have to have the mental attitude that you want to quit and drink lots of liquids. Avoid drinks that you enjoyed smoking with, such as coffee and beer. Believe me you will thank yourself, for your health and all the money you will have saved not buying cigarettes. I have saved approx. 1020.00$ US since I quit. You can do this!! Now if only I can get my wife to quit! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

F16_Neo
02-24-2005, 03:52 PM
Best wishes & good luck to all quitters!
Aggression therapy in F19-cr@pgalore http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jasko76
02-24-2005, 03:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by VonGraf:
Avoid drinks that you enjoyed smoking with, such as coffee and beer. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh, no! I love coffee and beer with cigarettes! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gifYou know, I think I wont go out to clubs and pubs for about 6 months so I can get the darn thing out of my system and my head.

Lav69
02-24-2005, 04:30 PM
Quit 6 months ago here and goin strong. You can do it. I used the patches. Good stuff.

Bull_dog_
02-24-2005, 04:34 PM
Just passed a year without a puff....I still think about it, but rarely and never seriously.

I have stopped several times, but in the end i just quit...put em down and didn't pick them up again. I feel much better...mind over matter

boxduty
02-24-2005, 05:08 PM
I was a 40 a day smoker, but quit 18 years ago.
So, I'm happily smoke free...although I still crave the tactile comfort of a ciggy sometimes.

The first four weeks were worst....

F19_Orheim
02-24-2005, 07:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by F16_Neo:
Aggression therapy in F19-cr@pgalore http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
ooooh yezzzz

LeadSpitter_
02-24-2005, 08:08 PM
Having a cigarette right now ahhh.

AgentBif
02-24-2005, 08:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LeadSpitter_:
Having a cigarette right now ahhh. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You think it's funny to taunt these guys who are undertaking this enormously difficult but admirable endeavor to preserve their lives and their health?

You sick b*****d.

I guess we should all just hope you are able to reap the benefits of your toxic habit soon so that you aren't around much longer to ridicule people any more for doing what is good for them and their loved ones.

Yog_Shoggoth
02-24-2005, 08:37 PM
Want to hear something funny? Strictly according to the numbers less of a percentage of people die of lung cancer that havent smoked than have smoked and quit over 5 years of being diagnosed. I never smoked, though I did buy a pack on my 18'th. Of course my Grandfather smokes like a chimny. I have to say, knowing that during almost every second I've spent with him he was poisoning me really puts a damper on things. He's the one who got me interested in warplanes too. He helped design the engine mounts on the f117a, by the way. He's indestructable. Had pnunomia twice, at 67 and 72, and recovered both times in a matter of days. I think he'll outlive me.

EURO_Snoopy
02-25-2005, 03:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BaldieJr:
I just passed the 25th hour. I feel GREAT!

Not really. I should have got the 4mg nicorette instead of the 2mg dosage.

This really really sucks. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Today should be easier for you.

I should know I've successfully quit TWICE!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Zayets
02-25-2005, 03:40 AM
I quit last September. I never thought I'll do it especially that my wife still smokes. But I had no problem at all. What helped me a lot was that I was having a bad cold and couldn't even smoke. I said to myself,now is time to quit it once and for all. And it worked. It was not hard at all,I just didn't felt the need for a cig , even in the first or second day. I guess I was fed up with tar and nicotine and my body rejected it. Is true what other ex-smokers say , breath problems ,no effort capacity and so on. After one month of non smoking I already felt better, I fact I could run every night 2 miles without experiencing breath shortage.Give it up Baldie, you will thank yourself later. Ah,and one more thing, quit coffee while you try to stop. It will help A LOT! Drink some tea or whatever.
You have my full support,Baldie! Just do it.

msalama
02-25-2005, 06:40 AM
I switched to svenskt snus (swedish snuff) from 1 1/2 packs a day some 6 months ago. Having a coffee without a ciggie wasn't too bad after a while, but a PINT without one... *SHUDDERS*

Now I can manage even that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Well of course I'm still a nicotine addict, but one thing at a time.

So hang in there Baldie. You've got my full support too! And remember: it _WILL_ get easier sooner than you think http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

notgoodknight
02-25-2005, 09:02 AM
smoke 'american spirits', still get that same satisfying and soothing buzz while not having to deal with the additives of commercial cigarettes. Im smoking one right now and its orgasm to the lungs.

BaldieJr
02-25-2005, 01:31 PM
I passed the 48-hour mark without a smoke!

I'm feeling good about this. I believe im going to this http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I still have the cravings, but lung-cleansing has begun, and after getting a good look at what coats my lungs, I know I don't want another smoke.

FoolTrottel
02-25-2005, 01:49 PM
BaldieJr,

Nice!
Keep it up!

Jasko76
02-25-2005, 02:10 PM
Well I didn't smoke today, nor do I intend to put that sh1t in my mouth again, thanks to this thread!

I feel a bit strange, almost like drunk, having problem focusing and similar. Although Nicorette helps a little, I still crave for that feeling when inhaling...

But no. I wont do that! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Lucius_Esox
02-25-2005, 03:45 PM
Excellent thread people,
I am on the begining of my second day and I too must admit to feeling a little "spaced". The hideous part is it's probably because my body is now getting the correct amount (nearly) of oxygen, man thats awfull when you think about it!! One thing I have noticed already, things taste better!! Oh well dont mind a bit of extra weight as long as I can quite this madness.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Owlsphone
02-25-2005, 03:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lucius_Esox:
Excellent thread people,
I am on the begining of my second day and I too must admit to feeling a little "spaced". The hideous part is it's probably because my body is now getting the correct amount (nearly) of oxygen, man thats awfull when you think about it!! One thing I have noticed already, things taste better!! Oh well dont mind a bit of extra weight as long as I can quite this madness.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

A bit of extra weight? Smoking actually causes you to gain weight.

Lucius_Esox
02-25-2005, 04:01 PM
Lol,
Probably, are there actually any good points to it? Only if you work for one of the tobacco companies I s'pose

Jasko76
02-26-2005, 03:22 AM
48 hour mark passed and I feel GREAT! I'm not even chewing that nicotine gum.

F19_Orheim
02-26-2005, 03:30 AM
Jasko...

and no need to smoke those hideous Balkan cigarettes either http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
PS. had my 3rd lesson in Hrvatski/Bosanski/Srpski yesterday..man I need to buy a vowel!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Jasko76
02-26-2005, 03:35 AM
Orheim

Hideous Balkan cigarettes? What?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

They are great actually! I take it you're familiar with Ronhill and Walter Wolf - yummy!

Then there's my favourite - Drina from Sarajevo. To think I will never taste it again http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

By the way - my wife is coming next week!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

WTE_Ibis
02-26-2005, 04:10 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PBNA-Boosher:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WTE_Ibis:
Baldie I have had two friends die recently from lung cancer and I have emphercema,spelled wrong prob.My Doc being a bit of a smart @rse when asked
what should I do about it said,and I quote "go to church every Sunday and wear your best clothes".
Give it up man.
Ps.I gave it up 14 years ago and it still got me.
Be afraid. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Emphysema? You're in for a long haul, Ibis, and it's not a fun ride. The brightest thing I can say is have fun with the time you've got left. I watched my grandmother go of emphysema. Keep positive, do what makes you laugh, experience all you can that makes you happy. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes I know that m8 I'm buying a small fishing hut in NZ early next year and will play IL2 on a laptop with a line tied to my toe,cheers m8,you CAN do it, Remember,you can't give it up too soon,I gave it up 14 years ago and it's still gonna get me.

OutaFocus
02-26-2005, 08:00 AM
Feb./1989 Quit the habit after seventeen years. Once committed the rest was easy. YOU CAN DO IT. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Feathered_IV
02-26-2005, 04:25 PM
Laedspitter mate, give it up. You might be dead before BoB comes out. Think about that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

vocatx
02-27-2005, 08:13 AM
I'm Vocatx's wife...he told me about your post Baldie...
I quit smoking a year ago Feb. 6. I did have a lot of help - I took Wellbutrin/Zyban which seemed to work well for me, but most importantly, I had tons of support. While it may sound silly, I used Quitnet.com. I made a lot of cyber-friends there and we supported each other during our quits. I guess it's like AA for tobacco.

YOu CAN do this... I smoked for about 18 years, two packs a day on a slow day.
It wasn't easy to quit...I was a royal wench at times, I've packed on 20 lbs since the quit, and quite honestly, I still have moments when I wish I could light up...
but the benefits far outweigh the pain...
I have saved thousands of dollars (literally!), I'm healthy, I can breath, I smell better, and I'm proud of myself...I have a new respect for myself because I did quit!

YOu can do this!

Mrs. VocaTX

madsarmy
02-27-2005, 11:21 AM
All of you that are quiting now stick with it.

I stopped for 3 years & started again after my mother died of cancer. (yeah I knowhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif)
I quit again in October last year along with all my other vices Alcohol & thingshttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

You will have more money to spend on upgrades etchttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Now I have a pro throttle, 2* MS FFB2 (1 for a spare) new headphones with mic & a 19"lcd.
The best part is I get more enjoyment out of these things than I ever did with my vices.

All the Best to all of you.


Jasko wrote: By the way - my wife is coming next week!!!http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

That's really good news M8

BaldieJr
02-27-2005, 09:56 PM
Just want to check in: guys, it gets easier as you go. Get a copy of "Quitting smoking for dummies". It helps a lot.

Know that you will tell yourself lies. Thats the addiction trying to get you. Its 100% mental, so its 100% beatable.

I'm super hyped about my success. Stick with it, you will be too.

Feathered_IV
02-28-2005, 03:20 AM
Have you had the one where you get an almost irresistable craving which you finally manage to overcome? Then a little voice says, "Well done! You did it!! This calls for a celebration. How about a cigarette?"

Took me a while before I recognised that one for what it was. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

TheVoodooPriest
02-28-2005, 04:50 AM
Well I tried to quit smoking last year in august after i had a pneumonia. But it didn't work. What really made me quit was when they told me that I had cancer in december. That was quite a shock. So I decided to finally stop that s***.

BBloke
02-28-2005, 05:22 AM
Good luck Baldie.

Its amazing I quit almost a year ago. Complete cold turkey. No patches, no gum. No looking back.

I felt the benefit almost instantly, well within 2 weeks. I'm a keen amateur baseball player in the UK and noticed the difference after one week. 90 feet was never so easy to run and I didn't feel like "chucking my ring" up after scoring a triple. After two weeks I was feeling like superman.

Now that I look back I can honestly say it was the best and one of the most enduring things I've done. Living alone made more difficult but at least it was achieved.

Good luck S~

BaldieJr
03-02-2005, 01:25 PM
1 full smoke-free week for me!

Tomorrow is quit-day for the gum. I've not chewed any today, but I may. After tomorrow its 'lights out' for nicotine.

Jasko76
03-02-2005, 01:47 PM
Good work!

Unfortunately, the temptation overwheled me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

I went out to the pub, took a Heineken and felt an incredible crave for a cigarette... and I lit one. Then another one...

Oh well, back to square one. Some other time, perhaps. But I WILL win! (I hope)

MOH_MADMAN
03-02-2005, 02:36 PM
GL Baldie and all others

i quit few years back
got so congested w bronchitis aft a cold i had to haul myself to emergency room at 230am cause i was turning blue and bout to pass out. doc said (again) quit or else, havent had one since.b est **** thing i ever did for myself and i dont regret it at all, nor di i ever crave them, gone for good, hate em, gotta hate em to leave em ya know. gl again

ps, plz smoke that smellya$$ thing somewhere away from me!

Slick750
03-02-2005, 02:58 PM
Good luck, a friend of mine quit a few weeks ago...last time he came to my place, he kept trying to bum me a smoke...I regret giving him one,I feel guilty now. (real guilt, not guilt induced by my girlfriend) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
03-02-2005, 03:09 PM
Congrats on the week Baldie hang in there man http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

GreyFox5
03-02-2005, 04:06 PM
Never Smoked! But my parents did. It took them years. But it was all about wanting to. My Dad smoked from age 13 till 65! When he realized the Grandchildren were watching him smoke he made a decision and is now 74. I bet its the hardest thing to do is lose that temptation. If you got a family you owe it to yourself and them to not smoke. I bet you will feel better too. My Dad does have emphysema but its real mild, frankly amazing for as long as he smoked.

~S~ Good luck M8 you can beat this!

GreyBeast
03-02-2005, 04:49 PM
I hope it doesn´t take too long before you ask for this thread to be deleted because it reminds you of things (smoking, obviously) which you´ve already forgotten.

EURO_Snoopy
03-03-2005, 11:15 AM
Scene in the local corner shop:

Customer: Worcester sauce please mate...
Shop Keeper: Sorry can't its off the shelves, cancer scare.

C: oh right, uh Chinese Chicken Wings?
S: Ah that's the same mate, cancer scare

C: Hamburger Relish?
S: Cancer scare

C: Sausage and Mash?
S: Cancer scare

C: Cottage Pie?
S: Aye, ...no wait, cancer scare.

C: So they're all off the shelves because of a cancer scare?
S: Yup.

C: Jaysus, that's mad, just give me a packet of ***s then.
S: No bother. EUR6.50, please.
C: Thanks.

Rab09
03-03-2005, 12:31 PM
God be with you in your quest. I also am trying to quit!??! At Christmass time was at 0 smokes, then work screwed everything up and bang, back to 1 1/2 packs http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Now I'm back to 1/2 pack per day.. As a suffer of Severe Cronic Pain, it's hard as #$ll. But as nicotine increases pain, I must stop. So I with you, all the way!! Good Luck m8!!

Lucius_Esox
03-30-2005, 04:53 AM
Just had to come back to this thread,,, I'm still not smoking http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

FlatSpinMan
03-30-2005, 05:00 AM
Sorry but I skipped the intervening six pages. but I'm dying to know DID BALDIE QUIT????!!!!
And Lucius,
A) Cool name, reminds me of Lucius Domitius Ahenobrabus aka Brutus. Easily one of the coolest names ever.
and
B) great work. I don't smoke but i can imagine how hard it is trying to give up . I have the same prob with chocolate http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Lucius_Esox
03-30-2005, 05:22 AM
Thx m8,
All I can say is this time it feels different to the other times when I have tried to quit, and failed, which is many.. I get angry that I'm addicted to such s**t, which is enough to stop me lighting up. I know that saying to yourself "just one" is a big mistake from my past attempts, just one and your back. Good note, it is true what people say, it really does become easier the longer you go on. I'm not feeling like I did when I first stopped at all, in fact I have had quite a few "Eureka" moments when I realise that uncle nic is losing his grip! I hope baldie has stopped as well, but I really really understand if the f*****g weed has still got it's hold, it's evil!

womenfly
03-30-2005, 06:09 AM
<span class="ev_code_PINK">This is your lung on smoke......</span>

http://www.smokinglungs.com/cyber-gallery/indeximages/lung-front.jpg

<span class="ev_code_PINK">any questions?</span>

For incentive ....
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Grue_
03-30-2005, 08:31 AM
Where did you get my lung from!

Six weeks for me! Gave up when I got the flu.

I've even had a few heavy sessions down the boozer and managed to resist http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

ploughman
03-30-2005, 09:36 AM
I've been clean since August 3rd, 2001 after 13 years of smoking both as man and boy. Only thing I miss is the gravely voice. It's nice to actually be able to smell the roses. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif And it was such a b@sturd giving up I now feel I can do pretty much anything if I put my mind to it. Except have another cigarette.

I think I'll maybe have a cigar if I ever make it to Havanna though.

CAPT_COTTON
03-30-2005, 10:03 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif
Go for it man
First of all i am 62 years old and why cant you people put your age on these posts then we know how long you smoked. i started probley at the same time as you ,16 cause everyone smoked and even on tv and in navy and probley 75% of them are alive to day.
Second why cant you say all the stuff like age and smoker or nonsmoker about loved one who died
.You see there are adds on radio and tv here in USA that say 16000 kids a year die of second hand smoke each year in arkanas now go to state records on your PC and you will find that only 300 kids died in arkanas for the year.
That pix of lung where is the death report huh what job was he working at and did you know how many lungs look like that from car wrecks and other injuries---oh well we haft to take the word of the person who took the pix BUT you never hear from him unless he is paid to say sumting in court.
And the truth about the sell of ciggys on every street corner is that they are still there and raising the price thur taxs makes a lot of money and that is at your state site toooo.
My leg was torn off and they put it back on [luv ya guys]and the VA hospital has been keeping it on me with meds for a long time now[30 years] and i haft to go to see doc once a month my heart rate is 114 over 70 still and my lungs are still clear and bad fat levels are 97 and so on and on.
When they say you will live longer how in the **** do they know how long we will live --->A fact<---- out of 1200 who got out of highschool with me and went in to world with degree there are 25% of them still alive.Smoking killed all of them????????
OK now i said all that I am trying to point out that even your grandkids and kids and some of the rest of us get tired of them using LIES to make money off thier adds and profit from the sell of tobacco products.[probley same ones who burned abortion clinics and said they werent involved]and now fire you if you smoke at your home,what next SEX?????
So to the person who started this I SAY MORE POWER TO YOU AND HOPE YOU MAKE IT :love

Now we can get back to the subject of flying a plane without someone shooting my tailfeathers off. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
04-27-2005, 07:30 PM
Well now that it seems we have a 'search' funtion of sorts I thought I would take this opertunity to thank Baldie and the rest of you guys for finaly giving me a big enough guilt trip to actualy try quiting smoking and I have now been of the smokes for about two weeks now.

First couple of weeks I switched to cigars and then finaly just packed it in all together. Been smoke free now for close to two weeks and I gotta say the first few days where a bit on the wierd side but I am over the worst now I think and hope I can keep it up. Didnt use patches or gum just plain bloody mindedness http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Been smoking scince I was 14/15 and am now 34 years old.

Only down side I can tell so far is I seem to be putting on wieght although that is as much to do with driving more and not cycleing as much as it is smoking.

Guess its time to get back on the bike http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BaldieJr
04-27-2005, 07:48 PM
2 months http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I dont remember when i quit the gum. A few weeks ago? Who cares.

Ride the bike. What good is non-smoking if you're gonna swell yourself up? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif

I commute by bicycle nowadays. I've been collecting backpacking/camping gear since I quit. I plan to do backcountry hiking all summer.

I'm 34 years old and I am more active than my 16-year-old nephew because I quit smoking!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
04-27-2005, 07:54 PM
Rgr that mate and glad to hear you stuck at it. To be honest I was a skinny b'strd for a while so I figured I owed myself some blubber for a spell this winter http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Still look forward to seeing how well I fair against my bro's on the trails this year even trying to cut down on the coffee too but I need time if I am gona quit the whisky lol

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

madsarmy
04-28-2005, 03:32 AM
Nice one Baldie http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
So glad you stuck with it.

HotelBushranger
04-28-2005, 04:09 AM
Hmmm. Now I'm too young to be smoking/drinking, but today at the bus stop, I was sittin down when a coupla blokes, both underage come by smoking cigarettes, and the smoke wafted into my face. And, the scary thing is, for the first time I think I enjoyed it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif. I DO not want to end up with all the medical conditions I know are associated with smokers though, so I'll just try and get it out of my head. But one thing, what about people who work with aircraft? Nothin makes me grin from ear to ear more than the noise and smell of a aeroplane taking off, especially the old biplanes and ww2 monoplanes, the smell of the engine smoke is rather...enjoying, satisfying.

Oh god I don't want to be a smoker.

ImpStarDuece
04-28-2005, 05:23 AM
@Baldie,

Well done mate! For some people nicoteen is more addictive than cocaine! Congrats man. I have no right to be, but I feel proud of you.

Get fit, be happy and life is yours!

@Bushie.

Mate, take it from a fellow Aussie who hasn't smoked and never will.

DO NOT DO IT!

When I was 14 I saw my parents attempt to give up smoking. Both had been smoking since they were 11 or 12. Both were in their very late 40's when they tried to kick the habit.

I have never seen people more shattered than I have when my parents tried to cold turkey. I saw them break out in sweats at the dinner table, cough up NUGGETS of black tar from their lungs, walk around with twitchy fingers all day long. My dad STILL uses the gum after 10 years!

Besides, what does a packet of ciggies cost these days? $10-$12 Aussie? Just think of the money that those 4 pack a week smokers burn through! If you spend only $30 dollars a week for two years thats over $3000 on stuff you just burn! 3 grand is MORE than enough to buy a very sweet gaming rig every couple of years! You could even put it to a pilots licence.

HotelBushranger
04-28-2005, 06:07 AM
You could even put it to a pilots licence.


Now that sounds so much sweeter. Thanks mate http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Feathered_IV
04-28-2005, 06:16 AM
Thanks for the update Baldie. I was wondering how you were getting on.

Stay with it!

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bolillo_loco
04-28-2005, 06:32 AM
Originally posted by Howie A:
I was a 2 pack a day smoker until regular pain in my chest and shortness of breath. Its amazing how fear can quickly eliminate addiction. Given some time once you're past it, I don't believe it will ever come back. Good luck.

I wish fear would eliminate my addiction! I continue to smoke and drink even though while drinking I have died twice from drinking too much and I have also been shot twice.

gombal40
04-28-2005, 12:03 PM
Originally posted by BaldieJr:
2 months http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I dont remember when i quit the gum. A few weeks ago? Who cares.

Ride the bike. What good is non-smoking if you're gonna swell yourself up? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif

I commute by bicycle nowadays. I've been collecting backpacking/camping gear since I quit. I plan to do backcountry hiking all summer.

I'm 34 years old and I am more active than my 16-year-old nephew because I quit smoking!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

im a smoker (moderate), run u the metal marathon man though.... I'm no good but im no where near the last one in if u catch my drift.

But its better not to. I hope u lose that nasty habit of yours and break free of it.
You deserve it

Clan_Graham
04-28-2005, 01:07 PM
Originally posted by BaldieJr:
SMOKING.

I WANT TO EAT SOMEONES FACE RIGHT NOW.


Roasted Human Face:

2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 bay leaf, crushed
4 pounds human face, trimmed
1 1/2 cups human face stock

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Make a dry rub by combining chili powder, salt, garlic and onion powders, black pepper, sugar, dry mustard, and bay leaf. Season the raw human face on both sides with the rub. Place in a roasting pan and roast, uncovered, for 1 hour.

Add human face stock and enough water to yield about 1/2 inch of liquid in the roasting pan. Lower oven to 300 degrees F, cover pan tightly and continue cooking for 3 hours, or until fork-tender.

Trim the fat and slice human face thinly across the grain. Top with juice from the pan.

SlickStick
05-05-2005, 11:01 AM
Hey Baldie, I just joined the Land of the Non-smokers, too!

It's been 24 hours and I'm using a Nicorette Gum knock-off (the same stuff that helped me quit for 4 years prior to some heavy stress that I buckled under to about a year ago).

All is going well and I figure with the $5.00 a day that I am now saving, I'm gonna have about an extra $1825.00 a year for PC parts. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Glad to read that you're still a quitter. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Raptor_20thFG
05-06-2005, 01:41 AM
goodluck my ol friend

blairgowrie
06-18-2005, 06:35 AM
How are you quitters doing now?

JG5_UnKle
06-18-2005, 06:54 AM
Quit at Christmas http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Still OK

Chuck_Older
06-18-2005, 06:59 AM
Originally posted by BaldieJr:
SMOKING.

I WANT TO EAT SOMEONES FACE RIGHT NOW.

You love attention too much to ever leave here http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

Bearcat99
06-18-2005, 08:00 AM
Good move Baldie. Better late than never. I quit a while back. Havent regretted or missed it. I even had the nerve to buy a pack when I was away for a month last year... GAHHHKK!! What was I thinking.

Bremspropeller
06-18-2005, 09:23 AM
Baldie, keep it on and stay tough http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
Same goes for Slickstick http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

@ Bushie:

Thinking of "Jet A-1, the smell of freedom", right ? I dunno if you wanna join the Air Force and get a Hornet-driver, but those who don't smoke have better chances to get through the medical screenings.

Lucius_Esox
06-18-2005, 03:32 PM
In on the original post, and quite the same time,,,, I lasted six weeks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

It is friggin friggin crazy. I had a medical when I first stopped and just before I re-started,,,,,,, my blood pressure went from slightly high to slightly low, feck,, http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Am in the throes of stopping again..

Bl00Dy well done Baldie. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Low_Flyer_MkII
06-18-2005, 05:46 PM
Well, this thread is certainly inspiring me to keep a promise I made about quitting this month. I quit booze five months ago and can honestly say I haven't missed it that much - but the ciggies are a different kettle of fish. That first packet I bought has got to be the dumbest thing I ever did, and trust me - Ive done some dumb things in my life.

Well done and thank you!

IHI.OuTcAsT
06-18-2005, 07:11 PM
Unfortunately I started it 6 months ago (I am 19 now). Even if its early, it already seems impossible for me to not smoke some chesterfields each day.

I hope I quit asap, but I don't see it happen... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Cragger
06-18-2005, 07:41 PM
Oddly I tried it twice when I was young decided I didn't like the taste and how it made me cough and never tried smoking again. Maybe a cigar every blue moon but I'm one of the 'prentenders' then don't even suck it into my mouth just like the scent of it.

I guess another reason is I just absolutely hate how being around cigarette smokers makes my cloths smell. Seems it only take seconds for that rotten nasty odor to be permanetly attached.

fordfan25
06-18-2005, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by BaldieJr:
SMOKING.

I WANT TO EAT SOMEONES FACE RIGHT NOW.

i started smokeing a bit in high school. "im 27 now" and i stoped cold turky a few years ago. no sissy gum or patchs. at the time i was smokeing maby a pack to a pack 1/2 a day. to top that i was working in a convence store "like a 7/11" and was surounded on all sides behind the counter by cigs. my mom smokes as do all my friends. what a beyayayach it was to stop. even now i find my self at times wanting a light. OOooooo the feeling of that soft filter kissing my hungry lips. the sound of that zippo lighter as the flint ignites the flame. the smell of that sweat beutain fluid..... the krackel as the tip of the cig catchs just teasing me as if to to say "o yea baby im hear for you." the the draw, hearing that crakling geting o so louder. knowing that at that moment the rich,rich nicoten inriched smoke was rushing down the shaft of that wounderfull tabaco product.feeling and then tasting that sweat smoke drawing it into my lungs as it sends pure joy threw out my body. yea im glad i stoped....stick with it man. i cant say in a few years you wont be sitting infount of your tv or pc and you wont be thinking about that blissfull last smoke you had but hay at least itll save you some cash to upgrade with.....ofcourse youll be wantn to smoke your GPU but hay. be strong lol

WTE_Ibis
06-19-2005, 04:57 AM
It's easy I gave it up many times no prob.
Eventually I realised that the only way to stop was never to stick another one in my face and that was 14 years ago.
When you think about it gathering dryleaves, wrapping them in paper, putting them in your mouth then setting fire to the whole thing does seem really dumb.
Well I guess a few have to die to make others rich, http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Lucius_Esox
06-19-2005, 05:23 AM
It's easy I gave it up many times no prob. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Great comment WTE_Ibis, made me lol.

Thats the friggin prob http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I have "given it up" many times too........

In truth it's such a horrible addiction I think once a smoker,,,!

Ok ten years down the road it's a very small one, but I reckon it's still there, lurking.

I stopped for 4 years and can remember about 2mnths before I re-started telling someone cigarette smoke smelt about as attractive as car exaust smoke does,,,, two months later,,, DOH!!

Lots say how easy it is to give up and everyone who does has my honest applause, but NEVER underestimate it.

TheVoodooPriest
06-19-2005, 05:19 PM
I can just recomment to everyone to stop smoking. As I experienced myself, a chemotherapy isn't funny at all. I never touched a cigarette again after the diagnosis. Quitting was suddenly very easy...

fordfan25
06-19-2005, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by TheVoodooPriest:
I can just recomment to everyone to stop smoking. As I experienced myself, a chemotherapy isn't funny at all. I never touched a cigarette again after the diagnosis. Quitting was suddenly very easy...

i bet. hope ur doing well now.

BaldieJr
06-19-2005, 10:14 PM
4 smoke-free months!

fordfan25
06-19-2005, 10:22 PM
Originally posted by BaldieJr:
4 smoke-free months!

just what ever you do, dont start thinking about them on those cold nights after dinner. you know like when your sitting by a camp fire.haveing just ate some good fire cooked hot dogs and drinking an ice cold bear......... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif..... i want a ice cold beer.....and a cigerette......and a hot dog......and danged its hot hear in florida

Ankanor
06-20-2005, 12:44 AM
keep it up Baldie!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

BTW, nice to see one topic that hasn't evolved in a flame war. And that's 7 pagges alreday http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1241.gif

TheVoodooPriest
06-20-2005, 03:57 AM
Originally posted by fordfan25:
i bet. hope ur doing well now.

Yes, it's cured. The last therapy-unit was in april. The problem is that you don't know if it comes back till it comes back.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
06-20-2005, 07:06 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Congrats still clean here just gotta persuade the missus now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

BaldieJr
02-01-2006, 11:03 PM
Wow. Almost a year. I told myself back then that if I could quit for a year I would be a true non-smoker. Its a matter of weeks now before reaching my goal.

I want one as I type this. Kids, don't start this stupid addiction. If you wont listen to reason, then do this as a favor to me: don't smoke ever, and if you smoke now, quit while you are young (and have great power of physical/mental recovery).

Nicotine reprograms your mind and makes you a nicotine consumer first/foremost. If you don't believe me quit smoking.

F19_Orheim
02-01-2006, 11:09 PM
Been smokefree for a few months with a few relapses.

Just to help you guys motivate yourselves:
Lung from a child and lung from a smoker.

http://www.tobaksfakta.org/UploadPic/kvinn14.jpg

Friendly_flyer
02-01-2006, 11:20 PM
Congratulations Baldie, keep on the narrow path!

Just last morning I had a strange muscle spasm in my jaw so bad I coulden't even open my mouth. The doctor has sent me home with a few pills and and order not to eat antyhing solid or speak for a week. Pah, giving up nicotine, how about food..

fordfan25
02-01-2006, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by BaldieJr:
SMOKING.

I WANT TO EAT SOMEONES FACE RIGHT NOW.

im with you B. i quit 2 or 3 years ago. cold turky and none of that pansy nicotin patch. bad thing was i was jocking a cash register at the local truck stop surrouded by packs of cigs lol. but keep at it dude. you will never stop wanting a smoke but it will get easyer. one thing that did help was chewing shelled sundlower seeds and eating beef jerky and slimjims.....ALOT of slim jims.

WTE_Ibis
02-02-2006, 01:28 AM
Go Baldie go, you beaten it man, you da winner be sure.

.

ATLAS_DEATH
02-02-2006, 01:53 AM
Heh... reading all 7 pages has inspired me to quit... I smoked the last one I had earlier.. so really I just have to not go to the store.. here I go... wee... grrrr... Think I'll go on HL and take my mind of this.

bazzaah2
02-02-2006, 02:20 AM
i finally managed to quit, 5 weeks tomorrow and going strong. Really happy that I've taken the plunge and done it at last.

Capt.LoneRanger
02-02-2006, 02:34 AM
Congrats to everybody who decided to quit and even more to those, brave enough to really quit. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


I know it's a hard task. Not that I ever tried a cigarette even once, but tabaco and it's chemicals cause dependencies on many different levels, biological and psychological.
My aunt smokes a lot and it's really a pitty, cause she'll never have the guts to quit. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

It's long-term-suicide and you even pay for it.

major_setback
02-02-2006, 03:38 AM
I quit over a year ago now...the past twelve months have been miserable at times...quitting affects you in more ways than you would imagine (feel low lots of the time). I haven't touched a single cig'/cigar in all that time (cigars were my poison - and I used to inhale, not too healthy).
I had a friend who was diagnosed with a form of cancer around the time I quit, and I suppose that that has really convinced me to stay off it.
One thing that helped a lot was the fact that I changed jobs at the same time as quitting and got into totally different daily routines.
I hope that I'll never start again, I've relapsed so many times in the past....but from where I am now I just can't see how I could have been so stupid as to smoke for all those years.
I hope I never get addicted to anything else again....I should be alright if I just stick to this game...right? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

dazza9806482
02-02-2006, 03:43 AM
I really need to quit. Started at uni and now most people i know have stopped.

i still describe myself as a non-smoker despite the fact i have been smoking for about 6 years.

went cold turkey before, read that Alan Carr book. however smoking cigars was the downfall.

im starting to realise that i may actually live past 30 and even beyond and it might be wise to think about that.

bazzaah2
02-02-2006, 04:04 AM
I avoided pubs for a couple of weeks while was stopping but have been to a few now as a non-smoker and the smell is enough to keep me on the straight and narrow.

Dazza, stop now. You won't regret it and your friends will encourage you. I used patches and they made the first few weeks easy, almost a pleasure. Get that Alan Carr book as well, he has some great tips on the psychology of it all.

GAU-8
02-02-2006, 04:10 AM
i havent done it yet..but i know its going to be fairly soon.

i cant believe my mom quit before i did. there was NO WAY she was going to quit at her age..it sounds mean, but i kept telling her "why quit now..its too late"

she was able to quit cold turkey! my mom..the "mouse" i asked how she did it.. "i read a book"

apparently this book doesnt tell you a single thing about how smoking is bad for you. the authorr knows you hear it enough every where else on the planet.. it encourages you to smoke while you read it. supposedly it tells you all the traits of nicotine, and the effects on your body/brain. going on, it tells you what happens to your body at what stages, when you quit. it lets you know what to expect from your body/mental revolt from quitting.

her response was "since i knew what the next stage was after the current one i was in..it was a personal challenge to me, to see that next stage..knowing i was progressing, and what to expect next.knowing that i passed the previous stage, made me feel i was actually going forward, rather than just going "one more day..just one more"

ill have to read it.

bazzaah2
02-02-2006, 04:13 AM
read the book, you can smoke while you read it. What Carr does is make you understand that you are, as a smoker, a drug addict.

dazza9806482
02-02-2006, 04:22 AM
I actually had the book and i lent it to a friend who has kind of kept it.

its crazy when he decribes how much he used to smoke, something like 100 cigs a day.

i felt great when i quit too, the problem is you forget how hard it was and they seem quite innocuous again.

also another mate tried to tell me he saw a recent picture of Alan Carr enjoying a lovely big cigarette!

ever seen that Father Ted episode where he tries to give up cigs?

'LOVELY ***S'

NAFP_supah
02-02-2006, 04:24 AM
Be a man and just stop whining and stop smoking. That's what I did three years back and it worked better then nicotine patches, books by a guy that started smoking again himself, therapy sessions with my dog or someone to hold my hand all day. Just stop, quit moaning about it.

bazzaah2
02-02-2006, 04:38 AM
Supah's got a point. Just do it. But dog therapy is good.

dazza9806482
02-02-2006, 06:02 AM
Originally posted by NAFP_supah:
Be a man and just stop whining and stop smoking. That's what I did three years back and it worked better then nicotine patches, books by a guy that started smoking again himself, therapy sessions with my dog or someone to hold my hand all day. Just stop, quit moaning about it.


But i thought it was manly to smoke!

Yeah ok fair point- but i wasnt particulary whining about it. I dont see myself as some sort of victim. in fact mostly its people whining at me.

i quite like smoking, now thats my brain addicted and justifying it, so its really a sense of guilt knowing the undeniable medical evidence.

are u a counsellor? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

jds1978
02-02-2006, 06:12 AM
starting smoking was one of the worst mistakes of my life. stopped drinking and smoking reefer years ago, yet can't seem to put down the cigs http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

dazza9806482
02-02-2006, 06:16 AM
yeah it was smoking fecking reefer that started me on cigs

at least dope was fun http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Pirschjaeger
02-02-2006, 06:24 AM
I wanna quit too. But here´s a warning for the quitters.

I started smoking when I was 16. I was a heavy smoker for 10 years until I quit when I was 26. Then I hadn´t touched a cigarette for another 10 years. I remember, during my clean 10 years not being able to imagine I had ever smoked.

Then, when I was 36, I was living in China and working on a project for BMW and a Chinese company. These Chinese were from Shaanxi Taiyuan. Their culture is definitely in your face. Everyday these selfish degrades were pushing cigarettes at me. Constantly interrupting my work and annoying me. Finally, only two days left on the project, I decided to shut them up and smoke for a day. The project got extended.

Now I´m 39 and still smoking.

If you quit, never, under any circumstance, smoke even just one. I smoke heavier than ever an find it is much more difficult to quit now.

Something else to consider, you will lose your friends. Not all at once, but gradually. This is not planned or even calculated, it just happens.

Before I started smoking again, none of my friends smoke. Now, almost all of my friends are smokers. My friends didn´t start smoking, I gradually change friends and hangout groups.

You will have to change your lifestyle. This is not a bad thing. A healthier lifestyle is better than the current. You must take the time to study your habits. Figure out when and where you smoke. The day you quit, change all. Make you life new. Plan new habits. Get a hobby and keep your hands busy.

Also, smokers are lazy people. You accomplish much more in a day when you don´t smoke. When you quit, you may have to take a break from this forum. This is when I smoke the most. Get used to being without cigarettes for a while before you return. Don´t worry, you won´t miss much and the forum will always be here, cluttered with multiple posts from smokers. Look at my post count and registration date.

It takes a lot of planning and thought to quit smoking. Many have compared smoking to a heroin addiction. There´s a big difference. A heroin addict can become clean in a short time. A smoker needs a long time and has to face cigarettes on a daily basis. A smoker is closer to being an alcoholic than a heroin addict. I used to do volunteer work with drug dependants. It was part of my schooling. I know the differences.

Good luck for anyone trying to quit. If someone really and seriously wants to quit, pm me. I wanna quit too. We´ll figure out a support solution.

Fritz

cawimmer430
02-02-2006, 08:23 AM
Never tried and smoked a cigarette in my life, and proud of it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

But I've tried my dad's cigars...yuck! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

ploughman
02-02-2006, 10:31 AM
I smoked for 13 years once, and it never occurred to me that I could quit. I had my last *** (no tittering Yanks) in 2001 and haven't looked back. As Fritz says, when you smoke you smoke, when you don't you don't. So make sure you don't.

I still eat face though.

jds1978
02-02-2006, 10:40 AM
I want one as I type this. Kids, don't start this stupid addiction. If you wont listen to reason, then do this as a favor to me: don't smoke ever, and if you smoke now, quit while you are young (and have great power of physical/mental recovery).


Exactly, I've never met a smoker over the age of 25 who thought starting smoking was a swell idea...congrats to you Baldie (and the others who have quit)

MLudner
02-02-2006, 10:41 AM
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, it seems to me most strange that men should fear, seeing that death - a necessary end - will come when it will come.

To die: to sleep; no more; and by a sleep to say we end the heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep; to sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub; for in that sleep of death what dreams may come when we have shuffled off this mortal coil, must give us pause: there's the respect that makes calamity of so long life; for who would bear the whips and scorns of time, the oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, the pangs of despised love, the law's delay, the insolence of office and the spurns that patient merit of the unworthy takes, when he himself might his quietus make with a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear, to grunt and sweat under a weary life, but that the dread of something after death, the undiscover'd country from whose bourn no traveller returns, puzzles the will and makes us rather bear those ills we have than fly to others that we know not of?

I have never even tried to quit as I do not fear what I cannot avoid and I refuse to join the culture of sniveldom that has taken hold all around me.

BUT, if such is your goal, Baldie, then patience, and when facing urges learn to say "No" and remember that this, too, shall pass. You must believe that you don't want to smoke before you will not. It's all a matter of perspective in these affairs.

You could be bounded in a nutshell and count yourself a king of infinite space.

MLudner
02-02-2006, 10:42 AM
Originally posted by jds1978:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I want one as I type this. Kids, don't start this stupid addiction. If you wont listen to reason, then do this as a favor to me: don't smoke ever, and if you smoke now, quit while you are young (and have great power of physical/mental recovery).


Exactly, I've never met a smoker over the age of 25 who thought starting smoking was a swell idea...congrats to you Baldie (and the others who have quit) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Howdy.
You just did. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

SlickStick
02-02-2006, 12:02 PM
Originally posted by SlickStick:
Hey Baldie, I just joined the Land of the Non-smokers, too!

It's been 24 hours and I'm using a Nicorette Gum knock-off (the same stuff that helped me quit for 4 years prior to some heavy stress that I buckled under to about a year ago).

All is going well and I figure with the $5.00 a day that I am now saving, I'm gonna have about an extra $1825.00 a year for PC parts. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Glad to read that you're still a quitter. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

I'm am happy to say that I am still among the quitters and damned proud of that fact. The above was a post from my first day, Cinco de Mayo! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

WTG Baldie!!!!

Woohoo!!! (_8(?)

SlickStick
02-02-2006, 12:07 PM
Originally posted by MLudner:
I have never even tried to quit as I do not fear what I cannot avoid and I refuse to join the culture of sniveldom that has taken hold all around me.

I have to think that this means that you DO NOT think you are shortening your life by smoking?!?

I have no fear of death either, yet, I figured out that I enjoy the life that I have and I'd like to live it as long as possible. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

There are absolutely no positive benefits to a human smoking other than cessating their nicotine addiction and for the other reasons they make-up to rationalize it.

MLudner
02-02-2006, 12:24 PM
That might be what you have to think, but that does not make what you're thinking reality.

I understand my world. Nothing guarantees anything in life and I have already out-lived a few nonsmokers I knew. My life may well be shortened by smoking, but it might not be either. You have no idea how many times I have already come this ('') close to being killed, a few times by acts of almost insane stupidity by people around me; one of which still makes me froth to this day when I think about it. In fact, I am still amazed that I was not killed that day by that idiot.

You realize, of course, that the mechanism of death is still not understood by man. No philosopher has yet been able to show whether Fatalism or Causation decides our time of of dying. I have come to the conclusion that it is unknowable to us here.

SlickStick
02-02-2006, 12:35 PM
FACT: Most have no clue when they will die.

FACT: Smoking has been proven to facilitate or cause many health issues.

FACT: There is absolutely no health benefit to smoking.

No one says smoking is going to be your direct cause of death, but I thought you to be a man of science. Do you just write-off what has been proven about smoking?

Personally, I seewhat you wrote as all just BS rationalization for being too weak to quit. You're just making it easier to continue smoking.

Again, please show me one positive thing smoking does for a human, besides the perceived ones that smokers always come up with. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

MLudner
02-02-2006, 01:21 PM
FACT: No one has any clue when they will die. Death is inevitable and unpredictable.

I never said smoking was healthy. But, FACT: Smoking tobacco has been proven to greatly reduce the risks of contracting Parkinson's Disease, which renders your 3rd "FACT" false. In fact, I have discovered that that had been known since at least 1984, but then it had not been proven; then it had only been noted that PD was exceptionally rare amongst smokers, but it has since been proven.

(Remember: it is you that has caused me to render this fact. Without you, since my purpose was not to say that smoking is good but only why I have not quit, I would have said squat)

However, I enjoy smoking and that is the benefit I draw from it. For me, in fact - as for many others - it is also an aphrodisiac.

I had to quit smoking when I went through Basic Training in the Army. I was not warned that policy was coming, but just after I arrived at Ft. Jackson that regulation hit. I was a little peeved, but I never broke the rule (a few others did, though). It hardly caused me a problem. The urges passed within a couple of days and I was fine and dandy. However, their plot failed because I had no intention or desire to quit and the day after BT ended I was smoking again.

What you believe a rationalization I hold as reason. Smoking is dangerous, smoking is unhealthy; it increases the risks of coming down with lung, throat and mouth cancer, emphysema (correct spelling, Ibis), chronic bronchitis, asthma, and - theoretically - heart disease (Which is not to say it does not, it is just that the reasons I have read fall short of a reasoned explanation and the higher incidence of HD amongst smokers may be due to other factors. Some of what you hear about smoking is merely propoganda with little or no evidence to back it up). Smoking is not safe.

You are mistaking my perspective.

SlickStick
02-02-2006, 01:25 PM
Originally posted by MLudner:
Smoking is dangerous, smoking is unhealthy; it increases the risks of coming down with lung, throat and mouth cancer, emphysema (correct spelling, Ibis), chronic bronchitis, asthma, and - theoretically - heart disease (Which is not to say it does not, it is just that the reasons I have read fall short of a reasoned explanation and the higher incidence of HD amongst smokers may be due to other factors. Some of what you hear about smoking is merely propoganda with little or no evidence to back it up). Smoking is not safe.

That was all I needed to read. Thanks for the response.

BaldieJr
02-02-2006, 05:16 PM
A nicotine addiction requires feeding, and that means going out on a cold night to get another pack.

Or stopping on the way home.

Or on the way to work.

For the single-guys: remember that smoking women wont notice that you dont smell like cigs but nonsmoking women will, thereby adding to your prospects http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Friends have one-less-thing to "borrow" from me.

I can ride 50 miles on my bicycle or run after the nearly-missed bus. I hike when I want and stay on the trail longer. I can paddle my cannoe all day. I never need to put down a wrench or stop writing code to get a fix. I can focus on the things I like without the hourly reminder: smoke time.

So maybe, on average, life-span works out the same for smokers and nonsmokers. I don't care because my life is mine to enjoy how I see fit, without the worry of my next fix.

MrMojok
02-02-2006, 05:21 PM
Congrats and well done, Baldie.

SlickStick
02-02-2006, 05:26 PM
Originally posted by BaldieJr:
I can paddle my canoe all day.

I bet your wife is happy about that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

zombiewolf92553
02-02-2006, 05:37 PM
I quit smoking <span class="ev_code_RED">cigarettes</span>when they started costing more than a herb that grows like a <span class="ev_code_RED">weed</span> everywhere with very little maintenace.

...I smoke a pipe and the occasional good cigar.
I smoked 3 packs of marlboro a day for 25 years. got watches, coats dart boards., and
<span class="ev_code_RED">2 collapsed lungs a heart attack </span>

now I listen to artists like this.http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/1danny/iviewcapture_date_20_12_2005_time_1.jpg

MLudner
02-02-2006, 05:55 PM
Originally posted by BaldieJr:
A nicotine addiction requires feeding, and that means going out on a cold night to get another pack.

Or stopping on the way home.

Or on the way to work.

For the single-guys: remember that smoking women wont notice that you dont smell like cigs but nonsmoking women will, thereby adding to your prospects http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Friends have one-less-thing to "borrow" from me.

I can ride 50 miles on my bicycle or run after the nearly-missed bus. I hike when I want and stay on the trail longer. I can paddle my cannoe all day. I never need to put down a wrench or stop writing code to get a fix. I can focus on the things I like without the hourly reminder: smoke time.

So maybe, on average, life-span works out the same for smokers and nonsmokers. I don't care because my life is mine to enjoy how I see fit, without the worry of my next fix.

No argument there. Note: I also gave you good quitting advice. Best way to handle smoking is enjoy it while you're young then give it up as you get older. Besides, if it no longer serves or pleases then why take the risk?

Gold_Monkey
02-02-2006, 08:21 PM
Baldie, if you can read every post on this (your) thread without having a smoke then your well on your way to quitting. Take it one day at a time and think of the $$ you'll save. I thank God that, that's one bad habit I never got involved in. We have all seen people who put down their personal oxygen mask that they need to help breath do to suffering from emphesema from smoking and light up for a few "drags". Man talk about addictive. Good luck on your endevour.

major_setback
02-03-2006, 04:21 AM
Originally posted by Gold_Monkey:
Baldie, if you can read every post on this (your) thread without having a smoke then your well on your way to quitting. Take it one day at a time and think of the $$ you'll save. I thank God that, that's one bad habit I never got involved in. We have all seen people who put down their personal oxygen mask that they need to help breath do to suffering from emphesema from smoking and light up for a few "drags". Man talk about addictive. Good luck on your endevour.

He quit nearly a year ago, look at the date of the first post. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

HotelBushranger
02-03-2006, 08:11 AM
Just looking back at my previous post, I'm glad I have never had the opportunity to even make the real life decision wether ot start. I would never be able to do the amount of sport, and general outdoor recreation that I do if I was a smoker. Come to think of it, I saw a 1 yr old bloke with a smoke this morning, I was both angry and sad: mostly angry.
And like good ol Bremmsy said, you can't be a pilot without passing the meds http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

ploughman
02-03-2006, 08:15 AM
You saw a 1 year old smoking? Where I live they generally make it into school before they spark up.

Smoking's a waste of time and money.

Now beer, there's a vice worth having.

AustinPowers_
02-03-2006, 10:50 AM
Never figured out why people smoked... so bad for you etc.

I get high on Oxygen. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Gold_Monkey
02-03-2006, 02:08 PM
He quit nearly a year ago, look at the date of the first post.

I knew this monitor was losing its sharpness and contrast.

jds1978
02-03-2006, 02:21 PM
Gold_Monkey
I'd Loose my junk, if it weren't attacthed

Posted Fri February 03 2006 13:08
quote:
He quit nearly a year ago, look at the date of the first post.


I knew this monitor was losing its sharpness and contrast.


nah, just all the second-hand smoke in the room making it hard to see http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

papotex
02-03-2006, 02:45 PM
baldie and all the rest of you who contributed to this post:

i just found this thread and since i am also in the same boat as you.. though i havent smoked one in 3 weeks and counting, i decided to start catching up to the 9+ pages allready added to your post in search for inspiration.

i only made it to the second page for now.

its funny how the funny little title of your post has actually turned out to be one of the most critical reads in my life since you cought
me right at this critical moment.

thanks all and lets keep this post up if only for those of us in this critical time

SlickStick
02-03-2006, 03:38 PM
Rock on Brother papotex! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Best of luck to you in being able to get that nicotine monkey off of your back and being able to put that cig money you are saving to good use. Like PC upgrades. That's what I'm using the money that I've saved since May 2005 for. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

papotex
02-03-2006, 05:24 PM
hell yeah! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

HotelBushranger
02-03-2006, 09:32 PM
You saw a 1 year old smoking? Where I live they generally make it into school before they spark up.

Smoking's a waste of time and money.

Now beer, there's a vice worth having.

Haha sorry, typo. A yr 12 bloke, i.e. 17/18.

As for beer, agree 100% percente http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Gold_Monkey
02-03-2006, 10:02 PM
nah, just all the second-hand smoke in the room making it hard to see

Nah jds, more like second hand brain cells not paying attention.

GAU-8
06-19-2006, 11:03 PM
WOOT! im starting my 4th DAY! and doing ..good!

I quite cold turkey. BOTH NICOTINE, and CAFFIENE! (i have gone thru 4 liters of DR.PEPPER a day since i was 17..im 34 now. (and have yet to land in the hospital due to either...so i have quit while i am ahead!)


i havent read any books, got help from anyone, or tried anything else. i just QUIT. (i AGREE with others here.. NOTHING will help you quit, if YOU are NOT ready!!!) I LOOOOOVED my sigs.. but time to move on. and it IS TIME.


anyways my friend wanted to "slowdown" on his smoking intake, and i kinda did too (but not really). he was heading over for the weekend so we could do a lanparty/MMORP game .. i said "well since its the weekend, that will give me TWO full days to be smoke free, before going to work smoke-free (which is harder to deal with at work)..ill be smoke free starting saturday morning".. just because i kept telling myself " i need to quit"........ for 3 years, and never made a date for it.

i dunno, it JUST HAPPENED. i thought what the hell? im going to quit saturday???? ok . fine. "i quit saturday". and i did. i always smoke 2 in a row. so when i had my 2nd on friday night before i hit the bed... i filled the pack up with water, and trashed it. threw out all lighters (even the zippos) and havent looked back.

what seriously helped was knowing that the caffiene headache was going to last that first day or so.. and be VERY in your face.. compared to the quiet background moaning of nicotine addiction. so i used that to my best advantage.

do i want a drink or a smoke. a little, but giving in now..just doesnt seem worth it. its not what others think.. its what I THINK! and i sure dont want to be pissed at myslef..so i guess its time to quit!... and im not giving in.

its EASY! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

MadRuski
06-19-2006, 11:24 PM
took my uncle 5 years to quite injecting heroin... if he can quite that..then ciggs are nothing.

LStarosta
06-19-2006, 11:30 PM
That's very good for you!

I agree, you just have to be mentally prepared for quitting. Something that helps is to replace a bad habit with a better one. It might be hard to find a habit that can be as pleasurable or fulfilling as the one you're trying to replace, but knowing that it will make you a healthier person really does help. Also, I think specific goals are very important for habit modification as well.

It's amazing what you can do with your life if you really want to.

leitmotiv
06-20-2006, 01:17 AM
Smoked 27 years. Life ashes succeeding 9. As my ex-smoker prof, A.M. Gollin, the great historian, said "Never trust a man who doesn't smoke." I'd add: never trust one who does either.

slipBall
06-20-2006, 02:45 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif
You are doing good, you are well on your way to being free.

ploughman
06-20-2006, 05:57 AM
There may be one situation where smoking may improve your performance in a physical activity. Performing at altitude. The CO2 or from the ciggie helps to trigger the auto-breath response in the lungs. At altitude, and I'm talking probably above at least 4,000m, you have to make more of a consious effort to breath as the build up of C02 in your lungs from respiration is much reduced.

My last ciggie was August 2001.

leitmotiv
06-20-2006, 02:33 PM
My father died ten years ago. Being an ex-sailor he liked booze, women, and cigs. He died from an infection he got in a hospital (advice: never get sick or injured---the doctors will finish you off). Just before he went, a doctor shook his head and said my father must have been a superlative athlete because he had the heart of a twenty year old man. That really killed me---he was 75 and his favorite exercises were pouring whisky, lighting cigarettes, and boffing dames.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
06-20-2006, 06:30 PM
Well its been some time scince I last looked at this thread but looking through the first 5 pages it seems that I have now been a non smoker for close on a year and 2 months!!

I did try and smoke again out of curiosity when I was on holiday in march, but half a cigar was all I could manage before I had to put the thing out.

All I need now is for Baldie to quit drinking and post a thread about it and maybe I will be able to give up on that too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Thanks for the inspiration all of you who have posted.

And to those of you still fighting it, good luck!

La7_brook
06-20-2006, 06:39 PM
whats with all this quite **** , y quite all things i like doing ? what next move into a bubble / http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

major_setback
06-20-2006, 07:11 PM
My update: I haven't had a smoke scince December 2004.

It can be done.
As I have stated before, I have a friend who has been battling with cancer for a year or so now. That's incentive enough for me never to smoke again.

We all hear stories of old folks who live to be 90 and smoke and drank all their lives, but we only hear the stories of those few that have survived! Those that died were just as real.

alphalvr
06-20-2006, 08:42 PM
Originally posted by darkhorizon11:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Badsight.:
its as hard as heroin to give up for some

except its legally sold worldwide

Well sorta, except that Heroin will kill you if you quit cold turkey. Ya gotta do it on a graduated basis, kinda like the nicotine patch. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

nope sorry your wrong there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

its tuff but it cant kill you.

alchohol is probally the one your thinking of, alchohol has the worst cold turkey, it can cause fits and possivly, rarely death.

GAU-8
06-20-2006, 11:15 PM
so im approaching day 5m both ciggy and caffeine free. it REALLY is easy!

COLD TURKEY i think is the best way. your not leading yourself self on. you dont "award yourself" a smoke,..for going all day without a smoke.

you arent providing yourself any legs to stand on to be a "quitter", who then smokes everybody elses cigs and says " i was trying to quit". i hate that.

JUST QUIT!

Flying_Nutcase
06-21-2006, 05:04 AM
Nice work GAU. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif