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« on: November 04, 2018, 01:55:34 PM »
Ten months cold turkey! Probably the single toughest thing I ever did, quit tobacco entirely after 50 some years! I am an addict!  the real tough days are getting fewer and further in between. I certainly could have ripped some people's heads right off their shoulders on a few of those days. They probably still deserve it, I just didn't do it , YET! Even practiced the maneuver needed with my 75lb. dumbbells, one in either hand! Enjoying a 4.5 star Rye to celebrate their luck at drawing another breathe. Cost is the lack of the last .5 star, being a cheap bastard. Smooth, great taste , just a tad expensive even on sale LOL!

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 03:28:14 PM »
Congrats badsection! I know it must have been hard!

Enjoy your celebration drink! Cheers

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 03:35:06 PM »
Well done Bad! Congrats on getting rid of the habit. I quite 10 years ago and have never looked back.
The hardest thing for a while will be when you have had a couple of drinks. But stay strong mate.
This my favourite drop. Blue Label Scotch. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 03:59:55 PM »
It ain't booze, it's the cup of coffee!   :) Thanks! 

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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 04:12:51 PM »
Hang in there, worst is over. I quit in 76 hardest thing I've ever done. Put that money away and buy you a new Weatherby. I put it away and bought a new motorcycle.

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2018, 04:22:31 PM »
I quit in 81, still remember it
Stay strong it's worth it
Mike

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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2018, 04:27:52 PM »
I was buying cigarettes in Washington D C for $.24 out of machines, put in a quarter and a penny was wrapped in the cellophane. We were buying them at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. for 10 cents at the post exchange. Both late 1960's!  A friend's dad was a Captain stationed there. I figure getting off scot free after this time is a100% pure stroke of luck. I quit purely on cost of cigarettes now, being a cheap bastard. LOL, a nameless friend was offering to send me cigars free, I was inhaling them. too!  :) 

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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2018, 05:41:13 PM »
Well done Bad! Congrats on getting rid of the habit. I quite 10 years ago and have never looked back.
The hardest thing for a while will be when you have had a couple of drinks. But stay strong mate.
This my favourite drop. Blue Label Scotch.

Congrats Bad! And B.B., the Blue Label in fine stuff! I try and keep a bottle around the house to have a glass every now and again. Also like the Gold and Black.
You cant catch a fish without a hook in the water....

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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2018, 05:55:08 PM »
Glad to here your staying the course Kevin. Funny when I gave up cigarettes and smoking it was after my Pain specialist who addicted me to pain killers told me nicotine was a never enhancer for the pain receptors in your brain causing the felt pain to be more intense. I had enough pain I didn't need to experience more and that's when I quit cold turkey. Right after I quit I went to a Chinese acupuncturist and he got me off pain killers. There again i went cold turkey. Chased the wife around the house trying to pick a fight with her till I realized what I was do and it was the with draw symptoms from coming down off the prescription drugs.
Stay strong Buddy.
I like Knob Creek Bourbon might have to try the Scotch.   
TD

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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2018, 06:38:18 PM »
Very hard thing to do.Keep it up
Sorry... Yesterday was the last and final day for any and all complaints whatsoever.

I try to avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2018, 06:39:10 PM »
Smoking is a hard habit to break. Stay strong. I quit smoking for the first time in the early 90s. Then, one cold night in a 81mm mortar pit in Korea during a training exercise, out of sheer boredom, I bummed a smoke off a guy and fell promptly off the smoking wagon til 1998 when I quit for good.

Fast forward to 2005. I had a physical done and had to take one of those lung capacity tests where you have to blow into a device. The doc looked at my results and said when did you quit smoking? I told her 1998, she asked me if I  knew how she knew I was an exsmoker. She explained it takes about 10 years after you quit smoking to regain your full lung capacity. She said she knew I used to smoke because my lung capacity ended up just a tad short of normal.

On another note, George Herter's Bull Cookbook which I read as a youngster had a story about how native Americans weaned themselves off tobacco. They knew it was addictive, so they would quit and place a large pinch of tobacco leaves in their cheek/lip like modern day folks dip tobacco. As the days progressed, they "dipped" with progressively smaller amounts of tobacco leaves until finally they just stopped "dipping" all together. I guess we would consider it as kind of a native American nicotine patch of sorts.         

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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2018, 07:43:51 PM »
Congratulations Bad, nothing beats kicking a bad habit.(except maybe kicking a bad-ex :D)
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« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2018, 11:21:52 PM »
Congratulations Bad.  I have not felt the need to quit Copenhagen, but I quit alcohol four and a half years ago.  I do miss it.  I liked EVERYTHING about it.  Everybody I am in contact with still drinks.  The business I am in, music; EVERYONE drinks copious amounts of alcohol.  But I guess I am just proving to a bunch of people that I COULD quit.  I may start again one day, I do not know.  But I am at least going to go five years, just to say that I did.  Good luck with your situation.  Oh, I AM saving a bunch of money.  MM

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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2018, 05:09:12 AM »
God bless you and congratulations!!

Mind if I join ya?


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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2018, 05:50:36 AM »
Over the years I tried every way to quit. None worked except the outrageous price of cigarettes and cold turkey. I had to stay busy doing things where I wouldn't smoke anyway. I have loaded more ammo than I'll ever use.  The mood swings were really rough until I just started laughing at the stuff that seemed to drive me crazier.   ;D