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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-07-2002 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yesterday made two weeks since I quit smoking.

...and I haven't killed anybody yet!

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clevelandstyle
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posted 08-07-2002 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's awesome! stick with it, Man.

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Boss302
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posted 08-07-2002 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
my dad quit when i was born, thank god. and then he started chewing, which i made him stop when i was very young because i thought it looked gross. i'm so proud

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Dave Gibson
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posted 08-07-2002 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good for you Steve! Now let me in on how you managed to do it and not kill anyone??? I know if I tried, I would kill a few of my current students. But that might not be smoking related.

Dave & Terri

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GTRocks
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posted 08-07-2002 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Go Steve, Go Steve!!!

That's awesome...keep up the good work!!

I'm one of the fortunate few that never started.

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Ken
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posted 08-07-2002 09:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Yesterday made two weeks since I quit smoking.

Congratulations Steve...its been a little over one year for me !!!

Dave....the patches were the only way I was able to do it. At Costco they were a fraction of the price drug stores were getting ?!?!?

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Dave Gibson
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posted 08-07-2002 09:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken,
The Navy is the only branch of service that won't give us the patch. They will give us a support group and classes. But thats it. Of course they have restricted where we can smoke, big time. Oh well. My day will come. Sooner than later.

Dave & Terri

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mustangs68
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posted 08-07-2002 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You Go Steve..
Steve..Please put the gun down..Steve........BANG!

sam

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Boss302
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posted 08-07-2002 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mustangs68:
You Go Steve..
Steve..Please put the gun down..[b]Steve....
....BANG!

sam [/B]


LOL!!!

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V8 Thumper
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posted 08-07-2002 10:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats Steve!

Nicotene sucks I've tried to kick smokeless tobacco for a while... but keep climbing the walls and bumming an occasional smoke

How are you doing it? Any special methods?

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unklshu
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posted 08-07-2002 10:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for unklshu   Click Here to Email unklshu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Keep it up Steve And don't give in. You will be better off for it.

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Damn I'm gonna miss that tire smoking terror!

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Troy
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posted 08-08-2002 12:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Troy   Click Here to Email Troy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So what exactly did you quit smoking?

I quit a two pack a day cigarette habit a little over two years ago and feel great.

You can do it!

Troy

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Fastymz
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posted 08-08-2002 02:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve thanks great news,try to stick to it.

SCOOP

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UnbridledFury
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posted 08-08-2002 02:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for UnbridledFury   Click Here to Email UnbridledFury     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats, Steve. July 24 made 8 months for me.

During that time:

1) Water heater flooded the house
2) House flooded again
3) Wife went through surgery
4) House floods once again
5) My boss got fired and a dud was hired in his place
6) Wife admitted to hospital for an infection
7) Server upgrade from Hades
8) Wife goes through another surgery.

It is a wonder I have not gone postal... LOL

Speaking of postal, here is the standing joke I tell in the office:

I tried to get a job at the post office when I retired from the Army. The postal service checked my military record and found I was an expert with a rifle and decided that they couldn't deal with that kind of a mortality rate...

(Of course, I never applied to the post office for a job. I wanted to get abused as a computer/network tech)

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2000 Windstar
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Dave Witthoeft
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posted 08-08-2002 04:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone who has enughf guts to quit deserves to be praised.

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SuzyQ
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posted 08-08-2002 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuzyQ   Click Here to Email SuzyQ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thats great Steve! Are you chomping on gum instead?

Remember, the jones only last a minute, slow deep breaths will help you get through it.

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Wooden
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posted 08-08-2002 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wooden   Click Here to Email Wooden     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's Great Steve!
This is probably one of the toughest things you will do, but it is worth it. I quit 21 years ago from a 4 pack a day Pall Mall non-filter habit. The actual physical addiction is gone fairly soon, but the psychological desire lasts for a long time!
You can do it! You won't be sorry!
Later!
Joel

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bullitt1968
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posted 08-08-2002 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bullitt1968     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
way to go man kep up the good work.

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Moneymaker
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posted 08-08-2002 12:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You'll be back. Especially if you haven't quit drinking.


My problem is that I am to hyper and I like smoking too much.
Now drinking I have been able to live without since January of 2000.

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johnmustang
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posted 08-08-2002 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
STEVE ,

Good for you , I smoked for 28 years , and , the last 7 years of that was 4 packs per day. I finally quit , with the help of zyban , only after quitting about 1000 times before that ( Dad also died of lung cancer from smoking , big incentive ). The one thing that will make you quit or not , is , you have to want to quit. If you don,t want to, you will go back to it. If you do go back , don,t feel bad it is normally the first step to the road of finally quiting for good. You seem like the type of guy that , if you put your mind to something you will do it. Congrats on your efforts so far , you will do it , and , feel much better for it. Just as an incentive , the money I saved from smoking paid for the 65 fastback that I now own , and , is slowly paying for the resto I am doing on it

JOHN

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lyle29464
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posted 08-08-2002 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lyle29464   Click Here to Email lyle29464     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You deserve a medal. It is in the mail.

Lyle

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-08-2002 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I quit cold turkey. I smoked pipes and cigars, so it's probably a lot easier to quit.

This is the second time I've quit. I quit smoking in '81 and I didn't start back up until a couple years ago.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-12-2002 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lyle29464:
You deserve a medal. It is in the mail.

Lyle


Hey, Lyle! Thanks for the no-smoking medal! I got it today, and I'll do my best to earn it!

Tomorrow makes three weeks!

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Dave Gibson
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posted 08-12-2002 10:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stick with it Steve! In my best water boy voice, "You can do it!"

Dave & Terri

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Poison Ivy (Dave's)
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fordnmerc
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posted 08-12-2002 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In early December of 1998, my Dad quit cold turkey, after having smoked an average of a pack and a half a day for 65 of his 80 years at that time. He has not had a cigarette since, no gum, no food substitutes. Nothing.

There are a lot of quit-smoking gimmicks on the market, but that is just for the companies to make huge profits.

All it really takes is willpower.

Cold turkey is definitely the way to go.

Ever see that movie, with Dick VanDyke? Where the whole town went Cold Turkey?

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