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Old Dec 1, 2011, 05:09 PM   #26
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I quit in January with e-cigs. It's worked very well.
I used e-cigs and stopped smoking in July 2009. I had smoked 30 a day for 25 years before that and stopped without any withdrawal symptoms. I'd tried cold turkey, gum and patches before and never managed more than a week (which was complete hell and all I thought about was cigarettes).

IMO, they're a brilliant invention

BTW - Congrats to the OP: I'm seriously impressed with anyone who can cold turkey giving up cigarettes!
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 10:50 PM   #27
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I gave up nearly five years ago and did it cold turk. The hospital wouldn't give me a much needed operation unless I did and at that stage I wasn't sure that I'd like 'dead'
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Old Dec 2, 2011, 01:11 AM   #28
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Nice job quitting. Watch out, though, it's easy to slip back into it. What worked for me was just reminding myself what my doctor told me, that every time you smoke you kill airsacs in your lungs that will never rejuvenate. Apparently, you only have so many at birth, and those that die never replinish themselves. You can never make up for the damage you do each time you smoke.
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Old Dec 2, 2011, 01:41 AM   #29
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Really good on you. I had a girlfriend that quit with my support for the duration of a three year relationship. A week after I broke up with her she was chain smoking again.

Keep up the good habits.
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Old Dec 2, 2011, 10:45 AM   #30
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i just quit chewing tobacco, after a couple years of it. yesterday was my first day without it. 2nd day today. gotta start somewhere!
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Old Dec 2, 2011, 10:56 AM   #31
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4) Reward yourself. When you hit one month, buy yourself something. I'm treating myself to another tattoo next week. With all the money you're saving, you deserve it!
This.

When I quit smoking nearly 4 years ago, I had enough money to buy an iPod (a 1st gen touch) within a couple of months. That was my first Apple-product ever, and the halo effect did the rest.
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Old Dec 2, 2011, 11:41 AM   #32
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Still haven't touched a cigarette! And I dont miss them. Guess I'm one of those lucky people that was able to quit cold turkey without side effects. Looks like I'm done for good.
Don't take that attitude. I quit for four months using the exact same method you did. I just quit. Smoked my last cigarette before bed on a Sunday night and stayed clean for four months. All it takes is the right set of circumstances to get you thinking, "I wonder what one cigarette would be like now?" Before I knew it I was back to a half a pack a day. I really miss the money I was saving...

Congratulations on your success so far, but never think that you can't backslide.
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Old Dec 2, 2011, 11:58 AM   #33
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Don't take that attitude. I quit for four months using the exact same method you did. I just quit. Smoked my last cigarette before bed on a Sunday night and stayed clean for four months. All it takes is the right set of circumstances to get you thinking, "I wonder what one cigarette would be like now?" Before I knew it I was back to a half a pack a day. I really miss the money I was saving...

Congratulations on your success so far, but never think that you can't backslide.
Just oh so true...
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 07:18 AM   #34
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why do people even begin to smoke!?
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 07:25 AM   #35
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why do people even begin to smoke!?
Seriously? You resurrected a two year old thread to ask why people smoke? Wow.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 07:26 AM   #36
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Yeah i know there are different ones, but none are like the real thing. Vapor and smoke are just two very different things.
I'm curious why you found the difference to be a turn off? Surely it's the nicotine you care about?

I don't smoke but I've tried smoking both an e-cig and regular cigarettes and I preferred the e-cig by far, pretty much had no downsides as far as I could tell. They both gave a nicotine hit.

The only reason I don't use an e-cig is I can't be faffed with the hassle of being addiction to something, I'd probably consider picking the habit up when I'm older though as nicotine is quite neuro-protective.

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why do people even begin to smoke!?
Nicotine is a drug, it gets you high. It happens to be quite addictive and the usual way of consuming it is very physically harmful but it has upsides and when you're young carefree and not particularly invested in your own future I can see how it would be an appealing option.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 07:27 AM   #37
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Seriously? You resurrected a two year old thread to ask why people smoke? Wow.
Technically he didn't resurrect this thread. A spammer had done it which brought it to the top again, and he replied. I had deleted the spam post so it ended up looking like he brought it up.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 07:29 AM   #38
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why do people even begin to smoke!?
The top answers are always to be in with the crowd and it just happened.

Cold turkey isn't always a good way to quit it can cause serious health issues. I quit using champix and it worked like a charm. Didn't touch a cigarette for a year or so then the hmm I wonder kicked in and I was back to square 1. So I'm starting again with champix. Tomorrow will be my 'quit day'
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 07:32 AM   #39
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why do people even begin to smoke!?
Agreed. I'm 60, never smoked a cigarette in my life. I will not hang around people who do.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 07:51 AM   #40
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Why do people get fat?
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 07:56 AM   #41
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Why do people get fat?
Smoking is optional; eating isn't. Some people get addicted to nicotine, others get addicted to food.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 07:58 AM   #42
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Technically he didn't resurrect this thread. A spammer had done it which brought it to the top again, and he replied. I had deleted the spam post so it ended up looking like he brought it up.
My apologies iPusch.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 08:48 AM   #43
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Seems like OP is in time out right now. I hope he comes back and gives us a update!
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 04:02 PM   #44
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I'm curious why you found the difference to be a turn off? Surely it's the nicotine you care about?

I don't smoke but I've tried smoking both an e-cig and regular cigarettes and I preferred the e-cig by far, pretty much had no downsides as far as I could tell. They both gave a nicotine hit.

The only reason I don't use an e-cig is I can't be faffed with the hassle of being addiction to something, I'd probably consider picking the habit up when I'm older though as nicotine is quite neuro-protective.

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Nicotine is a drug, it gets you high. It happens to be quite addictive and the usual way of consuming it is very physically harmful but it has upsides and when you're young carefree and not particularly invested in your own future I can see how it would be an appealing option.
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Technically he didn't resurrect this thread. A spammer had done it which brought it to the top again, and he replied. I had deleted the spam post so it ended up looking like he brought it up.
What did the person before even write?
Can't remember something bad :-//
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What did the person before even write?
Can't remember something bad :-//
Just spam.
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Hey guys, i'm proud to say i've been a non-smoker for 3 weeks tomorrow. It's so liberating and empowering, i feel like i can do anything now. Here are some tips that really helped me out.

1) Quit on a Sunday night after a weekend of heavy drinking and smoking.
2) Have you last cigarette before bed that night, and make sure it's the last one in the pack, so you don't have anymore.
3) Monday morning is a new day, new week, and you don't have any cigarettes. Now is your big chance. Jolly ranchers helped me beat the craving, the first few days were the most brutal. Oh, and chocolate, LOTS of chocolate.
4) Reward yourself. When you hit one month, buy yourself something. I'm treating myself to another tattoo next week. With all the money you're saving, you deserve it!

Now whenever i have a craving, i beat it just by thinking i've been smoke free for 3 weeks and it would be stupid to ruin it now. I've also trained my mind to associate cigarettes with poison instead of pleasure. You might gain a bit of weight if you don't go to the gym, but damn, it's so worth it.
And hey man... Your tread got alive again )
Have you ever smoked again yet?


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Just spam.
Okay, I am bad in defining spam... Hope I am not spamming am I? Cause I've posted a lot lately (like in the last 5 minutes)
But only in two posts, so it should be okay right?
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Okay, I am bad in defining spam... Hope I am not spamming am I? Cause I've posted a lot lately (like in the last 5 minutes)
No, spam.
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Why do people get fat?
Why do people smoke fatties?


Sorry. Just had to have fun with the resurrected thread. Quitting smoking can extend the lives of MacRumors threads as well as those of the quitting members.
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When I was in the hospital last year , The guy in the bed next to mine just came into the room and he was telling the nurse that he came in for a collapsed lung . They asked him how'd that happen and he said I've been smoking constantly since I was 17 and now i'm 24.
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