Quit cold turkey

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by RiverKing, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. RiverKing

    RiverKing New Member

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    Well I finally did it, I woke up about a week ago and decided not to smoke cigarettes anymore, and havent smoked since.Not even a puff..I have been smoke free now for 8 days..I am glad to finally kick that bad habit..It wasnt as hard actually as i thought it would be. I will now have ALOT more money, like 250 bucks a month...I see a boat payment in my futue...LOL..Smoking sure is an expensive habit
     
  2. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Matt - keep up the great work! I understand that smoking is a TOUGH habit to break. The extra cash is a nice bonus.
     

  3. Hope

    Hope New Member

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    Well, congratulations Matt! That is just fantastic :lol:

    Have you always had real strong willpower and had you tried to quit in the past? It sure is expensive ... and a tough habit to break. Keep up the good work!
     
  4. DELLIS

    DELLIS New Member

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    congrats matt keep it up
     
  5. RiverKing

    RiverKing New Member

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    this is the first time i ever tried to really quit..I mean i had talked about it in the past but didnt really want to stop, so i didnt....Somethng just clicked in my mind, and i decided how stupid it was for me...I was always complaining about being broke, and wanting a new boat, but how i couldnt afford it...Then I realized well i am spending 250 bucks a month on freaking Cigarettes..So i mean, either a new boat, or a pack of Newports everyday....It wasnt a tough decision for me, when I thought about it in that light..LOL
     
  6. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    great decision! a boat beats coughing, gagging, and stinky breath anyday!:big_smile:
     
  7. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    congrats and wow 250 a month
     
  8. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Matt,that is great news for sure.Don't know how long you had been smoking but what ever it was too long,{ right.} You did like I did sort of. only it was my health that told me to quit.That will be a year ago the 5th of Dec. Boy wish I lived closer so I could take a ride in that new boat when you finally get it. Just hang in there you can do it.
     
  9. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    He made up his mind after smoking for several years that he didn't want to smoke anymore and just threw em away.He just plain quit ne meds no patches just a very strong willpower.That was 20 years ago,did the same thing with beer drinking just up and quit never drank another!:big_smile:
     
  10. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats Matt, I'm Proud of You Sir. reps. to You My Friend, Maybe some day I will be able to do the same. God Bless. J.D.
     
  11. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    Way to go Matt! You'll be glad you did that in many ways. So what kind of boat you buyin'? :lol:
     
  12. Catgirl

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    Matt that is so COOL! Way to go, buddy. It IS amazing how much money you can save by not smoking. Even here in NC where we have a relatively low cigarette tax they are still between $3-$4 a pack. Now... when you get that boat, you better post some pictures! :big_smile:
     
  13. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Congrats on quitting.I'm taking the Chantix now and Wed. will be my last day of smoking.Good Luck on the new boat,I hope to save enough to get a cpl new rods and reels.
     
  14. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Congratulations brother! I am very glad for you. I also hope that CatfishJohn can take some inspiration from your post. I know he recently decided to stop also.
     
  15. Dave L

    Dave L New Member

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    That is wonderful bro, I wish I had the will power you did.
    I have been smoke free for 19 whole days now, and feeling better every day.
    A new boat is part of my inspiration also.
    Good luck and keep it up.
     
  16. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Matt, that is GREAT news! One of the best decisions you can make. And cold turkey is the way to do it.

    I did, 44 years ago.
     
  17. smokey

    smokey New Member

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    WTG you guys are my heros!! I wish I could stop and stay stopped. but it seems like everything I do goes along with smoking. like I drive I smoke, I drink I smoke I will just have to eat when I want to smoke. ohh wait that makes me want a cig.Like I said your my heros. smokey
     
  18. dogcat

    dogcat New Member

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    Agreed 100%. I have given up a few things as I have gotten older and cigarettes are still a vice. One of these days I will do the same and it's nice to hear success stories.
     
  19. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Great news Congrats Guys:big_smile_2:
     
  20. jim

    jim New Member

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    QUIT COLD TURKEY??? ARe you crazy I LOVE cold turkey,in fact I still have plenty in my fridge from Thanksgiving.Me and the cat love cold turkey sandwiches,or just dipping the white meat in a little Mayo.No way he will quit or me.OH quit smoking:eek:oooh: :big_smile: Well now that is another story.:smile2: Good for you,your family will have you around a lot longer now.:smile2: My dad was told by his doctor to quit after he developed a blood clot in his lower stomach.My dad was probably 50 or so at the time.He passed away quietly in his sleep this year at 89!!!!!!! He and I counted those additional 39 years as family bonus time and he did it cold turkey,came home from the doctors office,threw out all the cigarettes in the house and never picked up another one NOR did my mother who was an occasinal smoker and I'm happy to say she is still with us.IT CAN BE DONE.We are rooting for you.:smile2: :smile2: