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#1961887 - 09/15/14 12:41 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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How's the quitting going raitch?
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#1962143 - 09/16/14 01:31 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Eh. I haven't been as good. I'm trying to wean myself back down to 3 dips or so a day from 5 or 6 again.
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#1962147 - 09/16/14 01:54 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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(Sorry....i didn't see this til this morning.)
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#1962232 - 09/16/14 05:20 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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It gets frustrating Raitch. But dont let it get you down. I tried to quit lot of times before it took. The first step is deciding that you want to. You've done that and the is a HUGE step. Hang in there and you will get it.
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#1962251 - 09/16/14 05:39 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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There's 'wanting to' and then there's 'wanting to'. Intellectually, i want to....habitually, i don't want to. Just a tough thing.
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#1962270 - 09/16/14 06:03 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Originally Posted By: raitchjay
There's 'wanting to' and then there's 'wanting to'.


That may well be one of the best quotes I have ever heard and with your permission I will use it again!

It sounds overly simplistic, but I could not say it any better myself.

That is applicable to a lot of things.
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#1962275 - 09/16/14 06:11 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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I'll put it this way: if i KNEW there would be no health consequences from it, i'd never quit.
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#1962300 - 09/16/14 06:25 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Originally Posted By: raitchjay
I'll put it this way: if i KNEW there would be no health consequences from it, i'd never quit.


I could easily say the same thing about red meat, BBQ, chocolate mousse......
and snuff. smile
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#1962331 - 09/16/14 06:49 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice Bankbb1, PITA
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Originally Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA
Originally Posted By: raitchjay
There's 'wanting to' and then there's 'wanting to'.


That may well be one of the best quotes I have ever heard and with your permission I will use it again!

It sounds overly simplistic, but I could not say it any better myself.

That is applicable to a lot of things.


One of my trainers used to say, "There's a big difference between wish and want. Wishing is thinking it would be nice if... Want is being willing to work out the if."
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#1962337 - 09/16/14 06:53 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Also, there are levels of 'want'. Intellectually i 'want' to quit because i know it would be good for my overall health. Emotionally, chemically, habitually, etc. i 'want' a dip, many times throughout the day.
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#1962344 - 09/16/14 06:58 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice RR Becca
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[quote=Bankbb1, PITA][quote=raitchjay]
One of my trainers used to say, "There's a big difference between wish and want. Wishing is thinking it would be nice if... Want is being willing to work out the if."


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#1962387 - 09/16/14 08:29 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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It felt like I "quit" 100 times before it finally stuck. Like Bankbb said, you've decided to quit - that can be almost as hard as actually quitting. Remember that you're not starting over - just dust your pants off and get back on the horse; you'll get there!
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#1964311 - 09/24/14 05:33 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Keep it up, Raitch. Our addictions don't really compare too well... I started smoking cigarettes when I was 16. Smoked 1-2 packs a day since I moved out of my parents' house at 18. I'm 28, now, and on DAY 2 of being nicotine-free. I've stayed away from my two main triggers: caffeine and alcohol. The only real withdrawal symptoms I've had are occasional headaches and thinking about murder an awful lot. ..Um, but yeah, my point is YOU CAN DO IT.

I don't plan on giving up the occasional cigar, but I'm waiting until passing the mythical "3-day hump" to enjoy one with a glass of good whiskey this weekend on the porch.

Have you tried exercising when you get a bad craving? Bike rides help me a lot. So does punching things. As long as it's THINGS, not PEOPLE.

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#1964315 - 09/24/14 05:57 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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I'm not doing well.....i'm back to 4-5 dips a day currently. Just have to see how it goes.....
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#1964317 - 09/24/14 06:01 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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I'm also smoking 1-2 cigarettes a day. frown (I smoked before i ever dipped, and .....this is just me.....i could never smoke again WAY easier than never dipping again.)
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#1964318 - 09/24/14 06:01 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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It takes 21 days to make a habit. That's a known psychological fact. Worked for me with getting in the habit of walking every day not just on nice days when I wasn't busy with other stuff. I found a calendar that I could put big Xs on hung right in my face on the bathroom mirror was a great reminder and motivator. Granted, exercising is not the same as breaking an addiction, so I'm just sharing ideas for tracking and, more importantly, encouraging yourself to keep with it.

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#1964320 - 09/24/14 06:04 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Also, i've chewed tobacco (just mention it cuz many people seem to think chewing and dipping are synonymous, and they aren't. In my experience, chewing isn't nearly as addictive--nor as enjoyable--as dipping.)

TR thanks.....i just have to see where it goes. As i said earlier, for me, there's 'wanting' to and then there's 'wanting' to.
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#1964338 - 09/24/14 06:32 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Anytime you need reinforcement, you've got a bunch of people here waiting with attaboys and ideas and kick-starts. We're your own private little support group. wink

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#1964346 - 09/24/14 06:41 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Keep in mind quitting takes practice...just keep practicing and don't beat yourself up when you cave. Just work yourself up to another practice session. wink
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#1964350 - 09/24/14 06:51 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Thanks. Yeah, i think that needs to be the plan.
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#1964389 - 09/24/14 07:47 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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Originally Posted By: raitchjay
Also, i've chewed tobacco (just mention it cuz many people seem to think chewing and dipping are synonymous, and they aren't. In my experience, chewing isn't nearly as addictive--nor as enjoyable--as dipping.)

TR thanks.....i just have to see where it goes. As i said earlier, for me, there's 'wanting' to and then there's 'wanting' to.


Geeze Raitch, I can remember being in college and having in a dip, a chew, drinking a beer and smoking a cigar. If I'd had another hand I would have needed another drug. crazy
You will beat it, just keep plugging away at it.
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#1964407 - 09/24/14 08:04 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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I once tried smoking a cigarette whilst having a dip......the cigarette taste ruined the dip for me.....was impossible for me to taste the dip properly.
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#1964419 - 09/24/14 08:29 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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out of the frying pan...
How about some icky tobacco trivia? My grandfather used to feed his mules chewing tobacco (back when you had to 'cut a plug') to get rid of worms. smile
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#1964428 - 09/24/14 08:44 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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#1964430 - 09/24/14 08:46 PM Re: Need some quitting tobacco advice raitchjay
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out of the frying pan...
On the plus side, you can probably eat all the sushi and undercooked pork that you want. wink
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