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Re: Short vacation --In the Hospital

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12-12-2012 02:40:50

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I know a few that quit and those that did successfully just made up their minds and went cold turkey. You can do it and we all hope you do. Good luck

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12-12-2012 08:52:40

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That's the only way you'll stay quit. Mind made up and cold turkey. July 1985 and quit counting the days years ago. Used to have one on the aniversary of the day I quit just to remind me how nasty they were.

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12-12-2012 08:48:44

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 Re: Short vacation --In the Hospital in reply to nys, 12-12-2012 02:40:50  
Turned 58 yesterday. Quit somoking 30 years ago almost to the day.
Even though I knew better, I still smoked aafter I got out of Dental School. I was so bad that I kept an ash tray out in the hall and would take a drag when I went from one room to the other in my office.
How did I quit?
I had a bad case of bronchitis (got it at least once a year when I smoked). Went across the street to my medical doctor buddy for some medicine.When I was seated in the waiting room, noticed a poor guy sitting on the other side of the room. Pale, thin and breathing oxygen from a tank he carried with him.
Got back to see the doc. He told me that if I didnt quit smoking, I would be like the guy in the waiting room (who was 45 years old) in just a few years.
Took my pack of Winstons out of my pocket, threw them in the trash can. Doc fished them out and gave them to me, saying that I would just buy another pack after I felt better. Told him that was BS and threw the cigs away again. Never smoked another one since.
People ask how I quit, I tell them that the Lord took them away (thats the only explanation I have)
Went from 2 packs/day for 12 or so years to cold turkey and never smoked one since (although I'll admit there are some times I still want one)
Good luck ..please quit.

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