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      Packing in Smoking, going Cold Turkey.

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      Re: Packing in Smoking, going Cold Turkey.
      Reply #25: Aug 01, 2015 04:53:55 pm
      I've given up 3 times, always cold turkey with the longest being 3 years and started again every time.  I always found the early days the easiest but it got harder the longer I was off them.  I only smoke about 10 a day, if I'm working it's even less but I do smoke more if we have friends round.

      Paul gave up over 2 years ago but he uses those vape things which I've tried but couldn't be bothered with them and found I was still wanting a ciggy in between.

      Good luck with it Daz, I don't envy what you're going through but if you're determined, you'll find a way.  I think that's probably part of my problem, I don't really want to give up I just did because I felt I should.  The first 2 occasions when I was pregnant, the 3rd time and the longest I went was after spending a week in isolation with my youngest who was in hospital with croup, only I came out with such a bad cough I ended up in hospital with a suspected blood clot/pneumonia.

      That was when my Dad gave up, he too went cold turkey after smoking 60 a day for about 50 years.  He's 83 now and never touched one in 25 years even though he admits he could still have one on occasions.

      Keep at it mate, the pain you're going through will be worth it in the end and we're all here to support you when you're at your lowest  xxxxx:action-smiley-065:
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      Reply #26: Aug 04, 2015 03:17:38 pm
      Good luck mate, keep it up.
      I've been off the smokes 4 weeks myself but I've done it with vaping.
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      Reply #27: Aug 04, 2015 03:33:02 pm
      I'm struggling today, stress levels are right up with a car I'm on with, freelander td4 turbo went, and they're a bit of a chew on to do, every thing is hard to get at through the transfer box, arghhhhhhhhhhhhh.
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      Reply #28: Aug 04, 2015 03:36:58 pm
      May I just add, one thing I've learned from this is 2/3 packets of sugar free polo's a day, seriously gives you the diarrhea.
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      Re: Packing in Smoking, going Cold Turkey.
      Reply #29: Aug 04, 2015 08:23:37 pm
      I'm struggling today, stress levels are right up with a car I'm on with, freelander td4 turbo went, and they're a bit of a chew on to do, every thing is hard to get at through the transfer box, arghhhhhhhhhhhhh.

      Stay well clear of Freelanders mate, christ, complete crocks.

      Keep at it though, stressful or not, would it really be worth caving in.
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      Reply #30: Aug 04, 2015 08:30:08 pm
      May I just add, one thing I've learned from this is 2/3 packets of sugar free polo's a day, seriously gives you the diarrhea.

      Novice! :D
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      Re: Packing in Smoking, going Cold Turkey.
      Reply #31: Aug 04, 2015 08:35:40 pm
      Stay well clear of Freelanders mate, christ, complete crocks.

      Keep at it though, stressful or not, would it really be worth caving in.

      No? ;D
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      Reply #32: Jul 01, 2018 06:42:54 am
      Been smoking for 44 years, tried cold turkey, patches, hypnotherapy and vaping nothing worked until now. I am on the tablets Champix (although as said earlier in the thread the name may differ in different countries i.e Chantix). Yes you can have vivid dreams sometimes but stick with it, I am now 4 weeks and not touched a ciggie, never even enters my head most of the time. Good luck.
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      Reply #33: Jul 01, 2018 01:38:44 pm
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      When I use to go to the bookie's I could get through 40-60 Cig' day. Would lite on up just before the start of a race, and it the end would thing "Hey... I hardly tasted that" so would lite up another. Yet the funny thing was upon leaving I would not smoke another until I when to the bookies again.. Did not really like smoking, more of a habit....

      Go a head cold, blocked nose lot of chest Phlegm, so did not smoke...Had it for three weeks and thought if i had not touched a cig' for that long I may as well give up... It's been 17 plus years now...

      Partner was ill for a couple of weeks and she did the same she has not smoked for 14 plus years

      I don't believe in patches or gum, it just make the nicotine hang about in your system longer. But having said that if it helps you, then go for it...

      Did find at about 3 months in that fro about a week the urge was really strong to pick one up...

      Hang in there it is worth it
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      Reply #34: Jul 06, 2018 09:58:29 am
      Basically it is what it is.

      I'm a 20 year smoker, 20 fags a day, that seen a %50 increase over the last two months to the point where I was smoking 60 over 2 days.

      Decided to go Cold Turkey Tuesday, so Tuesday night I smoked my last cigarette, removed all ashtray's smoking material from the house to give me the best chance possible.

      Wednesday found the first 8 hours from getting out of bed really easy, then it started playing on my mind an awful lot, I ended up at the shop and bought 10 cigarettes, after sitting in a car park for 20 minutes trying to convince myself if I had just one, I'd be ok, in the end the realisation dawned on me, I'm an addict, I'd never stop at one, I'd smoke the whole packet, so I threw them away.

      Woke up this morning, absolutely dying for a cigarette, still haven't buckled but I'm finding it really hard, my stomach's going nuts and cigarette's are constantly on my mind,  I know its all in my head and I have to keep distracting myself, I feel like a proper junkie.

      Just getting my thoughts down, maybe even trying to distract myself.

      I'm on my 4th packet of sugar free polo's in two days, looks like I'm replacing one addiction with another, on the plus side, I'll have minty fresh breath.

      Mate this sounds sad, just start doing some exercise and do the math of how much you are spending on cigs, it'll make the thing easier
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      Re: Packing in Smoking, going Cold Turkey.
      Reply #35: Nov 08, 2018 12:00:37 pm
      Been smoking for 44 years, tried cold turkey, patches, hypnotherapy and vaping nothing worked until now. I am on the tablets Champix (although as said earlier in the thread the name may differ in different countries i.e Chantix). Yes you can have vivid dreams sometimes but stick with it, I am now 4 weeks and not touched a ciggie, never even enters my head most of the time. Good luck.

      F*ck me, still off the ciggies about 5 months in! Never enters my head unless in the company of a smoker then just a little. Never in a million years thought I of all people could pack in, they controlled me, I always needed a spare pack in case I ran out etc.. If you use Champix properly (although I did lapse a couple of times AND I took them for longer than I should have) and you really want to stop, this is the way to go! Good luck to anyone out there trying.
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      Reply #36: Nov 08, 2018 01:30:27 pm
      F*ck me, still off the ciggies about 5 months in! Never enters my head unless in the company of a smoker then just a little. Never in a million years thought I of all people could pack in, they controlled me, I always needed a spare pack in case I ran out etc.. If you use Champix properly (although I did lapse a couple of times AND I took them for longer than I should have) and you really want to stop, this is the way to go! Good luck to anyone out there trying.

      you might even be able to afford a ticket now
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      Reply #37: Dec 20, 2018 08:48:54 pm
      In March 2005 I had a hell of a pain in my chest and went to see my funny little French Doctor Muriel. She did an ECG and said no problem.
      It was only just as I was leaving that I ask if I could have a chest X Ray arranged. She got that done.
      Two weeks later I was told I had advanced lung cancer stage 3 b.
      With a three year old and wife pregnant with our second child ... just having arrived in France with no friends or support group this was a scary time.

      I was in Toulouse ... in hospital... having chemo and radio when the lads won in Istanbul.

      Yes I stopped after 37 years going right back to the sixties buying my 5 Parkies or Seniors and when No 6 were 3/2d   about  16 p in new money.

      I stopped the day I was diagnosed in the February 2005.
      It was stable door after the horse has bolted stuff but what I did was use a patch.
      Patches only drip feed at a constant level whilst smoking is a 7 second hit to the brain in "spikes",.
      So when I had a "spike" that the patch wasn't dealing with I would drop a 1mg nicorette tab to counteract it.
      I have never picked up since.
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      Reply #38: Dec 20, 2018 10:01:26 pm
      In March 2005 I had a hell of a pain in my chest and went to see my funny little French Doctor Muriel. She did an ECG and said no problem.
      It was only just as I was leaving that I ask if I could have a chest X Ray arranged. She got that done.
      Two weeks later I was told I had advanced lung cancer stage 3 b.
      With a three year old and wife pregnant with our second child ... just having arrived in France with no friends or support group this was a scary time.

      I was in Toulouse ... in hospital... having chemo and radio when the lads won in Istanbul.

      Yes I stopped after 37 years going right back to the sixties buying my 5 Parkies or Seniors and when No 6 were 3/2d   about  16 p in new money.

      I stopped the day I was diagnosed in the February 2005.
      It was stable door after the horse has bolted stuff but what I did was use a patch.
      Patches only drip feed at a constant level whilst smoking is a 7 second hit to the brain in "spikes",.
      So when I had a "spike" that the patch wasn't dealing with I would drop a 1mg nicorette tab to counteract it.
      I have never picked up since.


      Always wondered the back storyto your cancer mate - you’ve referenced it from time to time.

      I’ve never even tried smoking. I’m 48 and my grandparents were 60 a day merchants in the 70s.

      Their flat was like Victorian London when you walked in and my mother used to bleach the net curtains every couple weeks for them - the water always looked like cold,strong tea when finished.

      Lucky for me I guess - it certainly discouraged me from giving it a go.

      Does the notion ever hit you now or has it been banished altogether?
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      Reply #39: Dec 20, 2018 10:17:55 pm
      My old mum smoked for 80 years never had a cough died at 94. Maybe they made them stronger then but I have never smoked and never wanted to risk it.
      I have seen several friends stop and I applaud their efforts I know its been really difficult but the message should be DONT START.
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      Reply #40: Dec 20, 2018 11:10:20 pm
      Always wondered the back storyto your cancer mate - you’ve referenced it from time to time.

      I’ve never even tried smoking. I’m 48 and my grandparents were 60 a day merchants in the 70s.

      Their flat was like Victorian London when you walked in and my mother used to bleach the net curtains every couple weeks for them - the water always looked like cold,strong tea when finished.

      Lucky for me I guess - it certainly discouraged me from giving it a go.

      Does the notion ever hit you now or has it been banished altogether?

      Thanks for your comments.
      No the craving or thought has never come back but after 9 years in remission the cancer did and since 2014 Ive been first of all on more chemo/radio then .....

      Last year they couldnt give me anymore due to collateral radiation body damage but I was lucky to be put on a two year clinical trial by Cancer Research UK who are funding it ..... called Immunotherapy.
      Next week will be week 66 of 104. I have treatment every three weeks
      I'm very lucky to be on it.

      Things are going well.
      The front page of the " I " newspaper a month ago had a front page story with the headline
      Cancer Treatment Without The Chemo
      and that is exactly what I'm on now.

      I'm pleased to see how things have developed in the last decade with pricing, removal of branding etc etc.making it anti-social.

      The best thing of all ....... is to never start.
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      Reply #41: Dec 21, 2018 06:48:24 am
      I started smoking when I was about 12 or 13 years old(when you could buy a loosie woodbine for an old threepenny bit.I stopped smoking after 42 years,just went cold turkey,I just did it for my job and it was the best thing I ever did.I was lucky as I never had the problems Skip has had.
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      Re: Packing in Smoking, going Cold Turkey.
      Reply #42: Dec 21, 2018 07:27:41 am
      Thanks for your comments.
      No the craving or thought has never come back but after 9 years in remission the cancer did and since 2014 Ive been first of all on more chemo/radio then .....

      Last year they couldnt give me anymore due to collateral radiation body damage but I was lucky to be put on a two year clinical trial by Cancer Research UK who are funding it ..... called Immunotherapy.
      Next week will be week 66 of 104. I have treatment every three weeks
      I'm very lucky to be on it.

      Things are going well.
      The front page of the " I " newspaper a month ago had a front page story with the headline
      Cancer Treatment Without The Chemo
      and that is exactly what I'm on now.

      I'm pleased to see how things have developed in the last decade with pricing, removal of branding etc etc.making it anti-social.

      The best thing of all ....... is to never start.

      Inspirational stuff mate - you and the medics.

      Lung cancer - ultimately - as the secondary cancer did for my sister in 2000. She’d never smoked in her life but it spread from the wall of her bowel / cervix and got her before much could be done - she was gone in 5 months.

      She was 18 two days before I (the baby) was born and she actually picked my name. The real one - not Scotia ;)

      Anyhow - she was 47 when she died on 4th July 2000. On 7th July this year I became older than my big sister.

      Not fair and not right.

      I have so much admiration for the fortitude, determination -and I’m sure sheer bloody mindedness - you will have shown since 2005.

      Just keep on keeping on fella ✊.
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      Reply #43: Dec 21, 2018 07:38:45 am
      Been smoking since I was 13 (16 years. More than half my life, when I put it like that it's f**king scary)

      Going to give giving up a go in the new year, and also start a bit of a health kick. Must be 6/7 years since I last done any proper exercise, when I stopped kicking ball and enjoyed the partying lifestyle every weekend.

      Now I'm married and the possibility of weans enters my head it's time to go on a bit of a health kick.
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      Reply #44: Dec 21, 2018 07:46:05 am
      Inspirational stuff mate - you and the medics.

      Lung cancer - ultimately - as the secondary cancer did for my sister in 2000. She’d never smoked in her life but it spread from the wall of her bowel / cervix and got her before much could be done - she was gone in 5 months.

      She was 18 two days before I (the baby) was born and she actually picked my name. The real one - not Scotia ;)

      Anyhow - she was 47 when she died on 4th July 2000. On 7th July this year I became older than my big sister.

      Not fair and not right.

      I have so much admiration for the fortitude, determination -and I’m sure sheer bloody mindedness - you will have shown since 2005.

      Just keep on keeping on fella ✊.

      For f**k sake that’s awful mate. Bringing a tear to my eye on my tube ride into the city.

      Here’s to your sister.
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      Reply #45: Dec 21, 2018 09:14:57 am
      I’ve packed up again... been 3 weeks now, not had an urge or anything..

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      Reply #46: Dec 21, 2018 09:37:20 am
      I think if you can repeat something (not smoking) for 21 days in a row then you will have a good habit of not smoking formed.
      Just think of the money you will save probably more than enough for a season ticket at Anfield
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      Reply #47: Dec 21, 2018 04:04:33 pm
      I’ve packed up again... been 3 weeks now, not had an urge or anything..



      Its like any other addiction whether its alcohol, heroin, crack whatever.

      When you've stopped ....just never pick up the first one again.
      Its the first one that gets you hooked right back in.
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      Reply #48: Dec 21, 2018 04:20:41 pm
      Its like any other addiction whether its alcohol, heroin, crack whatever.

      When you've stopped ....just never pick up the first one again.
      Its the first one that gets you hooked right back in.

      I stopped drugs and alcohol 18 years ago, I woke up after a mad 1999 party, lit a cigarette and the smell put me right off, with a sever hangover I gave myself a break from the alcohol and it just went from there to be honest and I found faith at that time too which helped..

      I’m more proud of myself regarding the alcohol...lost an uncle to it,another one on the way to it & my brother, my brother is completely consumed by it..

      I started smoking again 2007 after my business partner offered me one after a disastrous season, been on/off ever since.. I’m hoping this time around I knock it on the head for good as my 3 boys keep saying..do you have to?.

      Any road.l
      I’m wired up wrong to be honest, I never smoke when I’m upset/angry etc etc.. I only do when I’m happy 😁 it’s like folks say to me get it our system and hit the gym I can’t do the gym in angry mode again only when I’m happy..

      I’m more creative when I’m angry 😁
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      Reply #49: Dec 21, 2018 06:56:24 pm
      I tried everything to quit smoking, and the only thing that ever worked for me was vaping, which I'm gradually cutting out now.

      Must be 3 years or more since I started vaping, and haven't touched a ciggie since.

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