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Off the smokes now for 8 months :lol:

I smoked for 22 years so it was about bloody time I got off them. Thank god for chemical assistance. I used Champix and was on it for 4 weeks and not puffed a ciggy since.

Anyone else thinking of quiting or is quit recently?

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Off the smokes now for 8 months :lol:

I smoked for 22 years so it was about bloody time I got off them. Thank god for chemical assistance. I used Champix and was on it for 4 weeks and not puffed a ciggy since.

Anyone else thinking of quiting or is quit recently?

Can you breath better now?

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breath easier, smell better, taste food better and didn't put on any weight....I'm well happy :)

what I percieved to be the hardest thing to do was to go out for a night out on the beers with my mates. Hard at first as I was accustomed to a beer in one hand and a ciggy in the other. Now it's not a problem. Don't feel the need to smoke when I drink now...and the smell of the smokers coming back in to the pub after a smoke....yuck

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I stopped smoking 14 months ago. One of the best things I have ever done. No guilt, worrying that "that cough" might turn out to be something nasty. Fresh breath. Lower cholestorol etc etc.

I smoked for 20 years and I don't miss it one tiny bit.

I read the Alan Carr book BTW, it worked brilliantly for me.

(not Alan Carr the comedian)

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I stopped smoking 14 months ago. One of the best things I have ever done. No guilt, worrying that "that cough" might turn out to be something nasty. Fresh breath. Lower cholestorol etc etc.

I smoked for 20 years and I don't miss it one tiny bit.

I read the Alan Carr book BTW, it worked brilliantly for me.

(not Alan Carr the comedian)

:lol:

I'm glad you pointed that out. It did throw a question mark when I saw the name.

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I'm glad you pointed that out. It did throw a question mark when I saw the name.

I read alan carr's book too but I guess deep down I didn't really want to stop. I just read it in the vain hope that it would make me stop...it didn't. I had to use the Champix from the Doctor. But it worked :D

I use the fundamentals of his book though to talk to others that smoke. Actually got one of them to read it and is now saying he's going to stop :D

I know what you mean with the "cough thought" used to terrify me as well and now I do't have that dark thought in my mind now.

well done on stopping :D

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Want to quit, but always find it hard. I've given up loads of times, but never lasted more than about 6 or 7 weeks.

Still, I've managed to not smoke in my new house for a month now, and it smells so nice compared to my old place, I quite like it. Hopefully come winter the temptation to smoke will be outweighed by my desire to stay in the warm.

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breath easier, smell better, taste food better and didn't put on any weight....I'm well happy :)

what I percieved to be the hardest thing to do was to go out for a night out on the beers with my mates. Hard at first as I was accustomed to a beer in one hand and a ciggy in the other. Now it's not a problem. Don't feel the need to smoke when I drink now...and the smell of the smokers coming back in to the pub after a smoke....yuck

Quitters of today have it easy... when i gave up i still had to sit in thick clouds of yummy tar laden tobacco smoke, drooling at all those slaves to the tobacco industry killing themselves... mmmm slurp slurp :D

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I gave up on the 23rd August last year and to be honest am a bit disappointed that I don't feel that different.

I guess the benefits only come so gradually that you don't really notice. After a night at the pub I don't wake up feeling like someone is standing on my chest, but I still can't run a marathon. And I've always loved food, smoker or not :lol:

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I gave up on the 23rd August last year and to be honest am a bit disappointed that I don't feel that different.

I guess the benefits only come so gradually that you don't really notice. After a night at the pub I don't wake up feeling like someone is standing on my chest, but I still can't run a marathon. And I've always loved food, smoker or not :lol:

The benefits are supposed to become apparent quite quickly, so I'd suggest exercising a bit more.

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Want to quit, but always find it hard. I've given up loads of times, but never lasted more than about 6 or 7 weeks.

Still, I've managed to not smoke in my new house for a month now, and it smells so nice compared to my old place, I quite like it. Hopefully come winter the temptation to smoke will be outweighed by my desire to stay in the warm.

I think it's disgusting how the cigarette manufactures pushed into Asian countries, after the clampdown in American, UK and parts of Europe.

Really is sickening.

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I gave up on the 23rd August last year and to be honest am a bit disappointed that I don't feel that different.

I guess the benefits only come so gradually that you don't really notice. After a night at the pub I don't wake up feeling like someone is standing on my chest, but I still can't run a marathon. And I've always loved food, smoker or not :lol:

I think it depends how long you smoked, when I was still smoking in my late thirties I did start to notice stuff, wheezing, bad (tired looking) skin, persistent cough. I didn't notice any of this stuff during the previous 20 odd years of smoking. I even used to think, "what's all the fuss about, I feel fine " !!!! ?? Now all of that has gone, if you want to see concrete evidence get your cholestorol checked.

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The benefits are supposed to become apparent quite quickly, so I'd suggest exercising a bit more.

I didn't say there hadn't been any benefits, and I'm not planning on becoming an athlete so no thanks.

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I think it depends how long you smoked, when I was still smoking in my late thirties I did start to notice stuff, wheezing, bad (tired looking) skin, persistent cough. I didn't notice any of this stuff during the previous 20 odd years of smoking. I even used to think, "what's all the fuss about, I feel fine " !!!! ?? Now all of that has gone, if you want to see concrete evidence get your cholestorol checked.

That makes sense, I only averaged 10 a day and was only 32 so maybe I hadn't actually started to feel that bad yet.

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It would seem, following results of my recent Class 1 medical by the 'good' folks at the CAA, that a decade of cigar smoking has left me with perfect blood pressure, low cholesterol and the lungs of 'someone younger than 20', so I don't think I'll be quitting. If cigaretters make you feel iffy, you could always just swap to cigars...

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It would seem, following results of my recent Class 1 medical by the 'good' folks at the CAA, that a decade of cigar smoking has left me with perfect blood pressure, low cholesterol and the lungs of 'someone younger than 20', so I don't think I'll be quitting. If cigaretters make you feel iffy, you could always just swap to cigars...

:lol:

Funny you should say that, my Dad (66) smokes cigars, he has good blood pressure and a very good heart rate (resting 45 bpm)

He recently brought a bike, he rode it twice. On the third ride, I rode 60 miles with him.

He's never been a cough potato though.

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hey

anyone tried those "e-cigs" ?

supposed to vaporise some nicotine, so you get your poison but not the other poisons and chems

they put in ciggys

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