Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 30 of 30
  1. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Min
    Posts
    1,004
    Likes (Given)
    274
    Likes (Received)
    992
    Quote Originally Posted by feelinlucky? View Post
    Stay with it. In time, the very smell of tobacco burning will sicken you and you'll wonder how and why you ever started such a disgusting activity. My wife quit about 12 years ago and she was really hooked with a two pack a day habit. Between her and me we are saving thousands of $$$ a year (someone told me they are $10 a pack now). It's too bad the government doesn't do the right thing and outright ban the damn things. Illinois did the next best thing and banned them from all public places including their casinos.
    I'm goin" to Illinois!! What you stated is the absolute truth. I once smoked too, and now, I can't stand them.... and I always wonder just how it was I even started. And... yes, here where I live, they are $8 - 10 a pack!!

  2. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    2,709
    Likes (Given)
    109
    Likes (Received)
    663
    Thank you all for the words of encouragement. I just got back from a follow up visit to the pulmonologist. My lungs are clear and I have not lost oxygen intake. He did warn me that I cannot keep rolling the dice on this and said that if you quit, the lungs will over time "rejuvenate" to a good extent.

    That is good news. Already cutting down quite a bit. I'll get there.

  3. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Bethlehem, Pa.
    Posts
    822
    Likes (Given)
    1327
    Likes (Received)
    1455
    Quote Originally Posted by moto View Post
    Thank you all for the words of encouragement. I just got back from a follow up visit to the pulmonologist. My lungs are clear and I have not lost oxygen intake. He did warn me that I cannot keep rolling the dice on this and said that if you quit, the lungs will over time "rejuvenate" to a good extent.

    That is good news. Already cutting down quite a bit. I'll get there.
    Moto,

    My " bet " is on you .. Keep fighting, the Fanatic Nation is with you all the way.

  4. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Bethlehem, Pa.
    Posts
    822
    Likes (Given)
    1327
    Likes (Received)
    1455
    Quote Originally Posted by steph View Post
    I'm goin" to Illinois!! What you stated is the absolute truth. I once smoked too, and now, I can't stand them.... and I always wonder just how it was I even started. And... yes, here where I live, they are $8 - 10 a pack!!
    Since I open up the company at 5:00 am , I'm the " Milk Man " as well. The production manager comes in at 5:30 and when he arrives I run over to the supermarket for the " Moo Juice "..
    2 Gallons of milk and I'm through the Express Line. Man in his 60's ahead of me purchases 2 packs of some Generic brand smokes @ $ 7.50 a pack and was required to show his drivers license for a scan which is now required on all tobacco purchases regardless of your age. Since I don't smoke I was never aware of that requirement now in Pa.
    Two packs a day @ $7.50 is $ 15.00 more a day ( 30 spins ) I would have to low roll those Timber Wolves and make em Howl !!! That would be my incentive along with staying top side a bit longer......

  5. #25
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    spring texas
    Posts
    1,410
    Likes (Given)
    55
    Likes (Received)
    550
    Moto... you can do this.. I am 18 months quit. I quit cold turkey because of a health scare. It is probably the hardest thing I have ever done, but it is doable.
    It doesn't bother me when someone sits next to me at a machine and lights up.There are so many different forums on smoking and I had a book called "Allen Carr's
    Easy way to stop smoking ". I think I got it from Amazon.. Read it if you can !!I carried around a lot of ginger and mints and twizzers.. I've gained a lot of weight, but hopefully I'll loose it soon.. BEST OF LUCK.... Do it one day at a time..

  6. #26
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Min
    Posts
    1,004
    Likes (Given)
    274
    Likes (Received)
    992
    Quote Originally Posted by Bettin Man View Post
    Since I open up the company at 5:00 am , I'm the " Milk Man " as well. The production manager comes in at 5:30 and when he arrives I run over to the supermarket for the " Moo Juice "..
    2 Gallons of milk and I'm through the Express Line. Man in his 60's ahead of me purchases 2 packs of some Generic brand smokes @ $ 7.50 a pack and was required to show his drivers license for a scan which is now required on all tobacco purchases regardless of your age. Since I don't smoke I was never aware of that requirement now in Pa.
    Two packs a day @ $7.50 is $ 15.00 more a day ( 30 spins ) I would have to low roll those Timber Wolves and make em Howl !!! That would be my incentive along with staying top side a bit longer......
    Funny, isn't it... how we measure our spending in terms of "how many spins...." I do that too!!!

  7. #27
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    804
    Likes (Given)
    993
    Likes (Received)
    544
    I was a casual smoker in my younger years, when I had a beer, after dinner, in the car, etc. When I had my son 40 years ago, I was rocking him to sleep and lit up; just as I was taking a puff he kicked out a leg in his sleep, knocked the cigarette out of my hand and it dropped on him and got caught up in his blanket and jammies. It only took a couple seconds to get it, but the damage was done, it landed on his chest and burned him (he still has the small scar); that was it for me, I never picked up another smoke. My DH quit 20 years ago when he figured out he was spending over $100 a week in cigarettes - 2-3 packs a day and he couldn't go up the stairs without wheezing. Just think about how much $$$$ you will have for other "hobbies" - hint, hint. Good luck, you can do it - everyone has their own motivational trigger.

  8. #28
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Bethlehem, Pa.
    Posts
    822
    Likes (Given)
    1327
    Likes (Received)
    1455
    Hi Moto,

    Just wondering how the Nicotine battle is progressing .. We've got our fingers crossed for you to succeed....

    7:10 AM , your time, and I can't think of any place I'd rather be right now than up on the Greenwch Steps drinking a cup of coffee and looking out over the Bay....
    My office contains about 30 photos I've taken during my visits and with my 10:30 coffee I take a daily " mini vacation" to the " City by the Bay ", and then it's back to the phone calls, faxes, emails, and people standing in my doorway....

    Hope all goes well with you...

  9. #29
    Senior Member wendy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Western Canada
    Posts
    2,544
    Likes (Given)
    427
    Likes (Received)
    992
    Quote Originally Posted by steph View Post
    Moto: You have made a decision to improve your health. GOOD FOR YOU!!! That is the first step to being successful. You are not battling a nicotine addiction... you really are not. You are battling a habit. Nicotine is out of your system in about 3 days.... but those triggers continue to "ping" you to repeat old habits. Get up in the morning... ping.... cig and coffee! Get into your car.... ping.... time to light up. Finished eating..... ping..... time for a cig! And because you a a slot fanatic..... bonus time..... ping... time to light up!! Acknowledging that these triggers are embedded into your day will help you to be able to overcome their strong pull. There have been some very good suggestions here. I have used Chantix before.... and it is one of those pharmaceuticals that can make a huge difference in your ability to be successful... but for some, it can be psychologically dangerous. I had a friend who ended up in a locked ward because it caused some psychosis. For most people, though, it is very helpful to curb those cravings. finding an alternative is best... but do not use food. Use sugar free gum, or a straw to suck the air into... but try to not trade one addiction for another by using food. Go for a walk after eating. Put a piece of gum into your mouth when you get into your car. Sit in a different place while having your morning coffee. You WILL do this, Moto, because you are motivated to change. Yes, there will be some tough times... but try to remember that at first, they are strong, but each time you refuse to give in, you gain strength that will propel you to be more able to say no to those urges in the future. Soon... you will not even think about it. And... you will move when someone lights up next to you while sitting at a slot machine... lol. ( the emoticon button did not work for me... to post a smiley face) I wish you all the best, Moto. Let us know how you are progressing!!
    I am replying with quote so you can re-read these EXCELLENT suggestions. CHANGING how/where you do things is very helpful in breaking old habits and forming new healthy ones. Good luck...... it's worth it
    Home is where the heart is but any spare change I find goes in the Vegas Fund!

  10. #30
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    125
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    67
    I have been a pack a day smoker for, omg! 26 years now! I am building up the willpower and motivation to quit. I tried cold turkey once, and lasted from 5am to about 6pm before I wanted to kill someone, and felt like weird, like really weird, I guess withdraw. I also have anxiety and high stress levels, so it is harder. I read a few people try Chantix, so I will look into that. I wish I never started. Also, at the casino, I will go in with a full pack, and 4 hours later realize I only have 5 left! I need to hit the non smoking rooms and force myself not to smoke there.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •