I smoked for about 18 years (max was a pack a day) and I quit Jan 2001. Somedays I wonder why I quit, cause I thoroughly enjoyed a cigarette and would gladly pick one up now if it didn't cause me harm in the long run.<br><br>I just think the tobacco companies put some junk in them for no good reason only to get you to smoke more. <br><br>
#6934 - 05/13/0209:23 PMRe: What I meant was.....
You probably haven't seen people sicken and die with cancer. I have. You really don't want to be among the third of people who succumb to smoking-related illnesses. You were smart.<br><br>[color:red]John</font color=red>
I haven't seen people up close and personal die from it, you are right. But I have seen the people with the oxygen tanks who just "have to have another smoke"! Yeah, I know I did the right thing and sometimes I wonder why I quit, but overall, I'm glad I did.<br><br>That said...Britanny sure looks nice <br><br>
I quit smoking because I got a job where my office was five flights up, and there was no elevator. This was before access laws were in place, needless to say. I found myself having to stop on the stairs and get my breath. Well, that was obviously not good.<br><br>I quit without doing any of the things that they say you're supposed to do. I finished the carton I'd bought, told no one, didn't get patches or nicotine gum or anything. I did wait till the summer, though, and every time I wanted a cigarette, I'd jump in the water and start swimming. By the end of the summer I'd quit completely--no twinge of desire--and was as buff as I've ever been <br><br>And that's true too.--Shakespeare, King Lear
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heh... I'm stuck on Copenhagen and can't make myself quit... I think the problem is that I've made it too much of a part of my daily life... I mean... I don't have to take a break to dip snuff, I can do it fairly inconspicuously at work, and that makes it hard to stop... that and I'm a puss when it comes to willpower...<br><br>ugh... thanks for making me feel like more of a puss... the wife's been on my ass about it for years, but I just haven't wanted to quit.<br><br>Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.<br>-- Aaron Levenstein
"In the old days, you'd finish a day's work and announce, 'I'm done.' Nobody ever does that now. There's never enough time." -- Elliott Masie
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>but I just haven't wanted to quit<p><hr></blockquote><p>That's the secret I think. At that moment in time, I really did want to quit. So perhaps timing is part of the process. <br><br>I don't think anyone could accuse me of having willpower...<br><br>
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