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    Quote Originally Posted by blebs View Post
    Humby if you need support, I'll be happy to send you a picture of me with oxygen and showing less then 80% saturation just from walking across the room.
    I'm really sorry to hear that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Agreed. Doesn't make it any easier though.
    Quitting cigarettes is a bitch.
    When I quit I found that smelling old smoke in my clothes, and house etc. triggered me to want a cigarette. So, I slowly cleaned what I could to rid it of tobacco odors and stains.

    I quit cold turkey almost twenty years ago. I kept a pack of cigarettes in my cupboard for at least a year. My strategy was that no one, no where at any time could tell me I couldn't smoke, including myself. Every day that went by I knew I had that choice. But, as each day passed, I chose not to light up and before ya knew it...I was thinking less and less about them.

    I used to dream I'd be in the back seat of a car smoking a cigarette that was at least three feet long. I guess I was in the backseat to make room for it in the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Agreed. Doesn't make it any easier though.
    Quitting cigarettes is a bitch.
    you can do it,it is hard,in 2000 I quit a 27 year 2.5 pack-a-day habit,and have loved it ever since.I used money for a motivator,Marlboro lights at $5 a pack helped a lot for me.

    it took my 4 tries ,but I did it.

    so can you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarahnn View Post
    When I quit I found that smelling old smoke in my clothes, and house etc. triggered me to want a cigarette. So, I slowly cleaned what I could to rid it of tobacco odors and stains.
    Good idea, helps for me too.

    My problem is that if I'm trying to quit there's no way in hell I could keep an unopened pack in my house.

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    I psyched myself out so much that when I finally got down to my decidedly last pack I chain smoked the whole pack just so I could be done and over with it. That was a few years ago and I haven't touched a cigarette since.

    Instead of thinking about how much you want a cigarette, think about how much you don't want one.
    "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." - Stephen Hawking

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyboycool View Post

    Instead of thinking about how much you want a cigarette, think about how much you don't want one.
    I do, all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarahnn View Post
    I'm really sorry to hear that.
    Well it's not all cigarette induced, but they sure didn't help the situation any.
    Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces people into thinking they can't lose. -Bill Gates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Good idea, helps for me too.

    My problem is that if I'm trying to quit there's no way in hell I could keep an unopened pack in my house.
    I can relate to that. When I go on diets, there are some foods that I cannot have in the house tempting me, PERIOD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blebs View Post
    Well it's not all cigarette induced, but they sure didn't help the situation any.
    So, you don't smoke now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarahnn View Post
    So, you don't smoke now?
    No, but I do have to say, the desire never went away. When you can't even walk to the bathroom without desaturating to around 80%, it's time to take a serious look at things.
    Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces people into thinking they can't lose. -Bill Gates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarahnn View Post
    I can relate to that. When I go on diets, there are some foods that I cannot have in the house tempting me, PERIOD!
    Out of sight, out of mind...to a certain degree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Out of sight, out of mind...to a certain degree
    That's right, Humboldt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarahnn View Post
    That's right, Humboldt.
    Addictions are a bitch

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    Well my wife still smokes. Tries not to smoke around me, but she ducks into the utility room, then the furnace picks it up and kicks it throughout the house anyhow. It's kind of a bummer for me, but I keep reminding myself that If I hate breathing the way I do now, it would be worse to pick up a cig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blebs View Post
    Well my wife still smokes. Tries not to smoke around me, but she ducks into the utility room, then the furnace picks it up and kicks it throughout the house anyhow. It's kind of a bummer for me, but I keep reminding myself that If I hate breathing the way I do now, it would be worse to pick up a cig.
    That's not cool.
    The least she could do is step outside, or install an exhaust fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    That's not cool.
    The least she could do is step outside, or install an exhaust fan.
    She does spend most of her time outside, but when the weather is crap, she uses the utility room. Our exhaust fan sucks. It doesn't do a good job at all. Something about the way this house is built.

    If it weren't her, it would be somewhere else in public that I'd have to deal with the temptation anyhow. You just have to get through your mind that it's a big no no and then deny the temptations as they arise.
    Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces people into thinking they can't lose. -Bill Gates

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    Good 4 you Sir!, better man than Eye, digging half deads out of the tray...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    5 days so far.
    I stopped going to the gym because I pinched a nerve in my neck really bad. It wasn't long till up picked up the cigs again. Something upset me and WHAM ... smoke.

    The gym helped a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie View Post
    I stopped going to the gym because I pinched a nerve in my neck really bad. It wasn't long till up picked up the cigs again. Something upset me and WHAM ... smoke.

    The gym helped a lot.
    Phsical activity helps a lot
    I could help you stay occupied

    Sorry to hear about the lapse.
    When are you quitting again?

    I see no shame in failure, cigarettes are a bitch.

    Mind over...everything else.

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