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#1955341 - 08/20/14 06:12 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Good idea. I'm torn between wanting to go gradual and cold turkey.
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#1955363 - 08/20/14 06:44 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Have you calculated how much it costs you per month/per year? I like Matt's idea of putting that money away and buying yourself something as a reward.
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#1955365 - 08/20/14 06:48 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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I actually was doing that earlier today.....i spend about $135/month on it, or $1620/year. It's definitely a good idea.
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#1955375 - 08/20/14 07:03 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Rip that article out of the magazine and fold it up and put it in your billfold. Every time you're tempted, take it back out. Read it, look at it, think about it... whatever it takes. As a reminder... similar to what RR Jen said above.
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#1955387 - 08/20/14 07:19 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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I got the app "Get Rich or Die Smoking". Only Android has it but you put your numbers in and it's a great incentive...they may have a 'dip' one!! Unfortunately, Iphone has nothing comparable.

Tapering off is what one Doctor said worked for him and suggested to me...only it was one cig less/day each week. It didn't work for me,although the theory is great, BUT, the cutting out certain 'habit' ones, like you mention DID help me cut down.

Having said all of that, I ended up vaping (not the ecigs most people think of and are familiar with)...and quit smoking January 11, 2014. That was 221 days ago...3980 cigs or 200 packs ago. I've saved approx $895.51 and have not inhaled 39g 800 mg of TAR!!! (according to the app)

If I can do it..you can do it...why? Cause, caligirl said you are much bigger than a can of tobacco...which is true. You are WAY taller than I am. So if I can...you can! smile
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#1955397 - 08/20/14 07:29 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice RR Jen
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RHJ, let me know if you need my number

I have some great selfies stored on my phone too, just sayin'
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#1955399 - 08/20/14 07:29 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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#1955400 - 08/20/14 07:30 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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I walked away from cigs over two years ago. Just put them down and have never looked back. My mother in law forgot her cigs and lighter in my car and I never thought twice about it and drove them over to her house.

But I can't stop the Pepsi. It's taken the place of cigs. That is a mistake you don't want to even start rj - a crutch! I'm up 40 pounds now. I want to stop so bad but have every excuse in the book.

Let's make a pact rj. What do you say? Maybe a little healthy competition will help it? Stress the "healthy" Or a bet?

HELP!
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#1955405 - 08/20/14 07:33 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Have you tried the Nicorette nicotine lozenges? They dissolve slowly and go between your teeth and your gums (much like dip, I think?) Might be a good temporary fix.

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#1955406 - 08/20/14 07:33 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice RR Joker
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Originally Posted By: RR Joker
I got the app "Get Rich or Die Smoking". Only Android has it but you put your numbers in and it's a great incentive...they may have a 'dip' one!! Unfortunately, Iphone has nothing comparable.

Tapering off is what one Doctor said worked for him and suggested to me...only it was one cig less/day each week. It didn't work for me,although the theory is great, BUT, the cutting out certain 'habit' ones, like you mention DID help me cut down.

Having said all of that, I ended up vaping (not the ecigs most people think of and are familiar with)...and quit smoking January 11, 2014. That was 221 days ago...3980 cigs or 200 packs ago. I've saved approx $895.51 and have not inhaled 39g 800 mg of TAR!!! (according to the app)

If I can do it..you can do it...why? Cause, caligirl said you are much bigger than a can of tobacco...which is true. You are WAY taller than I am. So if I can...you can! smile



Congrats! That is so very awesome. I hope it gets easier for you every single day that goes by!
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#1955413 - 08/20/14 07:40 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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I dipped (Copenhagen and Garrett) for 23 years, Smoked a pipe and cigars for the better part of 10. I can tell you that there is only one reason that you can quit and that is for you. I have not touched a tobacoo product for over 7 years now and I have no desire for it whatsoever. But I completely view myslef as an addict. A recovering addict, but still an addict. I wish I could tell you this great process, but I quit when I had shoulder surgery. I just woke up from anesthesia and never touched it again.
Things that may help,
Look at those articles regularly and realize that its not that could be you, that IS you.
Take a look at some pics from the internet of the end result. They are gruesome and you dont want to be one of them!
What always gets us is the thought that it happens to someone else not me and that I have time..... both are lies we tell ourselves.
I would also tell you that you will not belive how much better you will feel after you quit and get it all cleared form your system!!! Its night and day! As a dipper we always think its not the same a smokers cause we arent inhaling anything, right?
WRONG! Nicotine binds to hemoglobin and a molecule of hemoglobin can only carry one other molecule, it can be nictine or it can be oxygen. It cant be both. Once you quit and you get it all out of your system, you will have more energy and endurance!
It is not easy, but remember that other humans, many with much less capapbilty than you possess, have done this. SO can you!
Good luck and use this forum for accountablity and support!!
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#1955415 - 08/20/14 07:42 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice HRH Okie Banker
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Originally Posted By: HRH Okie Banker
I walked away from cigs over two years ago. Just put them down and have never looked back. My mother in law forgot her cigs and lighter in my car and I never thought twice about it and drove them over to her house.

But I can't stop the Pepsi. It's taken the place of cigs. That is a mistake you don't want to even start rj - a crutch! I'm up 40 pounds now. I want to stop so bad but have every excuse in the book.

Let's make a pact rj. What do you say? Maybe a little healthy competition will help it? Stress the "healthy" Or a bet?

HELP!


I'm in (i say that in as much honesty as i can.....i can't guarantee anything...but i'm trying). I'm currently in the midst of what would be a dip-time for me, and i'm holding firm without one.
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#1955435 - 08/20/14 07:53 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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I smoked. Quit. Smoked again. Quit back in February 2011. Did it for over 20 years.

If you really want to quit you will succeed. You'll need to find something else to take place of dipping. I turned to exercising and trying to be healthier. And Diet Dr. Pepper. To be truthful, I turned to exercising so I could eat cake blush
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#1955465 - 08/20/14 08:20 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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I've been trying to eat better lately too....i've lost 10 lbs. over the last couple of months...would like to lose about 10 more. I actually used to smoke too (occasionally still do, but only when drinking beer and playing poker).
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#1955467 - 08/20/14 08:21 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice Bankbb1, PITA
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Originally Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Things that may help,
! As a dipper we always think its not the same a smokers cause we arent inhaling anything, right?
WRONG! Nicotine binds to hemoglobin and a molecule of hemoglobin can only carry one other molecule, it can be nictine or it can be oxygen. It cant be both. Once you quit and you get it all out of your system, you will have more energy and endurance!

BBB Can you send a source for this? My hubby powerlifts and I wonder if maybe this little bit of info might spur him in the right direction?
Thanks!!!

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#1955470 - 08/20/14 08:31 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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raitchjay I applaud your decision. I can only imagine the challange it will be but I am here to cheer you on! You will do it.
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#1955472 - 08/20/14 08:32 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Thanks RC.
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#1955529 - 08/20/14 10:55 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Originally Posted By: raitchjay
I actually was doing that earlier today.....i spend about $135/month on it, or $1620/year. It's definitely a good idea.


That's a good amount for a vacation somewhere. smile
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#1955547 - 08/21/14 11:16 AM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice CompliantOkie
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Originally Posted By: CompliantOkie
Originally Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Things that may help,
! As a dipper we always think its not the same a smokers cause we arent inhaling anything, right?
WRONG! Nicotine binds to hemoglobin and a molecule of hemoglobin can only carry one other molecule, it can be nictine or it can be oxygen. It cant be both. Once you quit and you get it all out of your system, you will have more energy and endurance!

BBB Can you send a source for this? My hubby powerlifts and I wonder if maybe this little bit of info might spur him in the right direction?
Thanks!!!


Sorry I found the opposite so I decline to send the cite. but will keep on looking
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#1955616 - 08/21/14 01:50 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Only 4 dips yesterday.....skipped my first dip this morning...the plan is for only 3. The next step i think is to shorten the amount of time i keep them in.
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#1955618 - 08/21/14 01:53 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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My husband is now 4 years smoke-free after roughly 20 years of being a smoker. He'd tried to quit several times in the past, and used everything from gum to Chantixx. This time patches helped him out some but he says the biggest difference was that this time he really wanted to quit. It's all about you, my friend.

Best of luck!
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#1955619 - 08/21/14 01:57 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Thanks Becca....it's kinda cool...i'm trying to enjoy the 'clean' feeling when i don't have a dip....and telling myself 'this isn't that hard'.....so far, i like where it's going. I think i just need to stay on course though and not rush the process, if that makes sense.
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#1955621 - 08/21/14 01:59 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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I was thinking about you this morning, raitchjay. Glad things are progressing. Remember - YOU CAN DO THIS!!!
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#1955622 - 08/21/14 01:59 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Certainly does. If it helps any, he was down to only a couple of cigs a day (just when driving) when the quit finally stuck. smile
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#1955623 - 08/21/14 02:00 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Thanks Skittles...the positive thoughts help a lot.
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