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Unread 01-20-2010, 07:34 PM   #76
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thanks kelly i be trying eh
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Unread 01-20-2010, 07:37 PM   #77
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Just do it Jeff

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Just bringing things up to date for those still looking for a way to help quit or cut back.

I'm still vaping and last night passed the one year mark of being smoke-free. These things aren't perfect and there's definitely a learning curve as well as them being a PITA at times, but anything that keeps me away from my 4-5 pack a day habit is a good thing.

I feel great, lung capacity is back, senses of smell and taste have returned.
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Unread 05-19-2010, 11:51 AM   #79
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Congratulations, Eric.

When do you stop the vaping? Or is that not actually a goal in your program?
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For me it's not in the foreseeable future CX. The amount of nicotine taken in with these is much lower than with cigarettes so the cravings do diminish in time. As heavy a smoker as I was, it was just unbelievable I found anything that helped. My initial goal over a year ago was to just cut down on the number I smoked. One day and one step at a time.
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Unread 05-19-2010, 12:41 PM   #81
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I recall from my quittin' days ('bout 40 year ago), after the physical addiction was defeated, a really, really difficult task, the next big advantage was not having always to be worried about having the equipment within arm's reach. A wonderful feeling to be able to leave the house without worrying about having your drugs and paraphernalia on your person.

My memory has never been particularly good, but I can still recall that rather vividly.

Hope one of these days even the vaping is but a distant memory for you.
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Eric,

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Been so long for me I can't remember, but it's been more than ten years. I only smoked a couple packs a day, though. Can't imagine four or five. Way to go, Eric.
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Besides the benefits you've already listed, Eric, don't forget all the money you're saving. I don't know what the cost is of the program you're on, but you've got to be saving a few thousand a year.
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For those dying for a smoke can I suggest a short vacation in Iceland?
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Way to go Eric!!!

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I tried the patch .....Its hard to keep those lit!
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Besides the benefits you've already listed, Eric, don't forget all the money you're saving. I don't know what the cost is of the program you're on, but you've got to be saving a few thousand a year.
Oh yes. I've spent about $1500 on equipment and supplies over the past year instead of over $4000 on cigarettes. Another great trade benefit.
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OK people here I go. Ready to quit.

I have 1 more pack left and refuse to buy anymore.

Since I've moved to Fl., the stress has been less and I've been smoking less. The next step is not to smoke at all.

I have lots of pencils to chew on when the urge hits.

I'll keep you posted on my progress. For me cold turkey is the only way to go.

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Yay Kate, you can do it. And don't be like me, falling off the wagon and such. Its horrible to go a while and be right back where you started. Finish the pack and be done with them.
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Good for you Kate, Try hard, and whatever you do don't start again. I was smoke free for almost 2 years and started again just recently. I promised the lady I would quit when I got my dentures and that was 9 days ago and I still haven't quit again yet.
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