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Old 01-15-2008, 09:59 PM   #121
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Yeah, HFWR, just go up to any (well almost any) woman and kiss her. Then you can say, "am I fresh or what?
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:39 AM   #122
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My problem is cigarillo's,usually 5 to 6 per day.Just gave it up for 3 weeks on my family trip to Florida but started again once back home.Main problem for me about quitting is i feel like whats the point of life without a smoke? sometimes i wonder if i'm not just a cigars way of smoking another cigar.
What ever peoples level of addiction is i must have it bad
I am hoping the Alan Carr approach will help.Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Smoking > Home
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My problem is cigarillo's,usually 5 to 6 per day.Just gave it up for 3 weeks on my family trip to Florida but started again once back home.Main problem for me about quitting is i feel like whats the point of life without a smoke?
So, you have to know what the meaning of life is before you will consider quitting? And I thought I was great with rationalizing things. I think you take the cake.

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sometimes i wonder if i'm not just a cigars way of smoking another cigar.
What ever peoples level of addiction is i must have it bad
I am hoping the Alan Carr approach will help.Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Smoking > Home
Good luck with that. Over about ten years I tried a lot of methods and aids to stop smoking, and what finally worked for me was: (drumroll)

to actually stop smoking.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:31 AM   #125
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jambo, my brother was a two-pack-a-day guy for about 8 years. He cut out cigarettes and for years got by on three cigarillos a day - one after every meal. Not sure how much good it did as he still developed lung cancer. He's now in hospice care.

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... i feel like whats the point of life without a smoke?
I'm sure he could provide you with an answer to that question.
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Funniest thing is, my wife does respiratory therapy and cares for lots of people near the end of their lives, mostly from smoking.

Yet, many of the respiratory specialists, nurses and even some of the doctors where she works smoke.

So even the results staring you in the face every day are no deterrent.
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So even the results staring you in the face every day are no deterrent.
Yep. Nicotine use creates a powerful drug addiction, one even the most basic need for survival often cannot defeat. I have great respect for those who find a way to totally stop smoking.
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Yeah, HFWR, just go up to any (well almost any) woman and kiss her. Then you can say, "am I fresh or what?
Prolly a good way to lose a coupla teef...
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Yep. Nicotine use creates a powerful drug addiction, one even the most basic need for survival often cannot defeat. I have great respect for those who find a way to totally stop smoking.
I don't know if I could have done it if I were a guy. I wanted to get pregnant and didn't want our baby to be "smoking in the womb", so to speak. So maternal instinct/hormones helped me out.

Said baby for whom I suffered the agonizing pangs of withdrawal from a heavy nicotine addiction, is the same one who at age 29 still speaks to me as though I was an idiot sometimes (but I love her anyway, go figure).
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