|10-18-2013 05:34 AM|
|J and J M||the way I quit was to count every cigarette I was smoking and when I was smoking them. Such as one when I got in the car to go to work, and one before I walked into the door at work, one in between then and lunch, two at lunch and so on. Then over about a month and a half I cut one out per day. It has been 5 years and I haven't smoked. After my sense on smell came back I can't even be around cigarettes, they make it hard to breathe. However I still respect smokers rights and I still very much agree that if someone owns a business such as a bar then it should be their right to decide if smoking should be allowed inside. If they want to lose the business by making people who don't want to be around cigarettes leave then it really should be their decision. Just post it on the door and let people decide what they want to do. I feel its wrong for the goverment to force a business owner change the way they do business. If you don't want to be around it go somewhere else. I would.|
|10-18-2013 12:13 AM|
|Stevenzachsmom||Congratulations to all of you. I have never smoked, but have had smokers in my family. I know how hard it is to quit. Wishing you long healthy lives.|
|10-17-2013 11:29 PM|
Congratulations to the others that quit. If any others are considering it I would highly recommend it, do you ever feel better even a short time after stopping.
Everything taste better, smells better, and I don't hack my lungs up in the morning when I wake up anymore.
I am still amazed that I quit just like that and have no cravings at all, really baffles me lol
|10-17-2013 06:56 PM|
|TAR HEEL MOM||This coming February will be 2 years for me. I got pneumonia and my doctor literally told me I was "f-ing" stupid. LOL. He's a good call but calls it like he sees it. I walked out of his office, threw away a pack that had 5 left and never looked back. The only time I even thought of wanting one is sitting outside at a restaurant having a beer and listening to music. It all just seemed to go together. But I didn't. I got to the point that I couldn't enjoy my dogs outside due to the huffing and wheezing. That was enough.|
|10-17-2013 03:14 PM|
|mbussinger166||My Grandmother smoked for almost 60 years and upwards of 5 packs a day. Two years ago while smoking she got sick to her stomach and never smoked another cigarette again. Unfortunately it was two late and she developed lung cancer and passed away this year but I could not believe it that someone that smoked that long could just quit smoking cold turkey like that. congrats on quitting|
|10-17-2013 02:48 PM|
|10-17-2013 01:20 PM|
I HATED eating at a restaurant and smelling smoke! GROSS!
It hurts my eyes and because I have Scleroderma my lungs can't handle smoke so it makes it difficult to breathe.
|10-17-2013 01:16 PM|
My boyfriend smoked for 25 years, he didn't plan on it but after he finished a pack of cigs he just decided not to buy anymore. He stopped 13 months ago and there isn't a day that goes by that he doesn't miss it. He loved smoking.
My mom smoked for 17 years and then she had to have surgery on her bladder, after her surgery she never smoked again. She doesn't miss it and other people smoking bothers here.
My stepdad smoked for 42 years, he quit 2 years ago and doesn't miss it at all, he can't stand the smell of smoke now. He quit because of money.
|10-17-2013 01:05 PM|
|Gretchen||I did not smoke as much as you, but when I quit, I quit just like you. One day smoking the next day not. I really hated the smell of smoke in my hair, on my clothes. Maybe my body chemistry responds differently to nicotine, but I did not feel any addiction to nicotine, it was more of a habit of having an oral fixation (not in a Freudian sense), maybe that is why some people gain weight when they quit smoking. IMO, I was really quitting the oral thing as I remember wanting to have something in my hand to put into my mouth, but as soon as I recognized it, it was gone.|
|10-17-2013 12:30 PM|
If some one smokes in the house or car he will have an asthma attack. I think it's fine if people want to smoke but I don't think it's cool when other people have to breathe it.
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