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Quitting

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You know, I didn't really think quitting smoking would be this difficult.  I kinda figured after a few days the need would just sorta vaporize.  

Cuz I really fuckin' want a cig right now an' it's been like a fuckin' week.  

What really pisses me off is those god-damn Truth.com commercials.  Every time I see one of those It's like a subliminal message screaming at me to smoke.  "Cigarettes iz fulla poop and pee!  Do you want one now?"

Fuck yeah I want one.  

Assholes.  

So in addition to e-cigs I've taken to drinking to offset this particular addiction.  Is that healthy?  Prolly not, but I got a lot of liver left.  Also getting sloshed typically helps me write.  Except now.  I ain't finding shit in the bottom of these bottles.  Maybe I haven't bought the right brand.  Kiss my ass, Jack Daniels, you failed me.  Do that again and I'll start buying Jim Beam, or Wild Turkey, or even Canadian Club.  None of us want that, do we?

Something else...  Oh yeah.  So I had this dream last night that I was hoping was like a... what do they call those?  Precognition.  Anyhow, in this dream I won a lottery for 200,000k.  One of those scratch off thingies.  In the dream I knew it was a dream cuz that kinda shit doesn't happen to me.  If something awesome is happening I always know it's a dream.  However, the dream kept trying to convince me that it was really happening.  Even dreaming in color and having completely comprehensible conversations with other people in the dream, instead of the sloppy insane conversations I usually have.   I even accurately worked out how many years I could prolly live on 200,000k without working.  After all that I still woke up to discover that it was all a dream.

So later I bought a scratch off that had a top prize of 200,000k.  Prolly goes without saying that I didn't win.  

Maybe I wasn't supposed to buy it that same day.
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Kaon
5 years, 2 months ago
Quitting is always an emotional roller coaster. I Quit due to my health and my mom's health.  I wasn't a heavy smoker by any means, but it still wasn't pleasant.  E-cigs , patches and lots and lots of willpower are your friends.

  Whatever your reasons for quitting, remember them and good luck on the quit!
Furlips
5 years, 2 months ago
In the infamous words of Bill Clinton, "I feel your pain."

Three weeks ago I decided to cut back a bit. From 7-8 cigars a day to 2.

I might even quit. Who knows? The last time I quit, I didn't really quit, I just procrastinated. "I'll wait until I'm in the car." "I wait until after dinner." Well I managed to wait for 8 years before I started again. Now I'm putting it off again.

Good luck dear.

Hugs

Bunners
chaosblackwing
5 years, 2 months ago
'I'll wait until later' as a quitting method... that is freakin' brilliant. Takes advantage of the 'oh-shiny!' and procrastination nature of people to avoid ever actually smoking without something as abrupt as hard set rules.
IndigoNeko
5 years, 2 months ago
Good luck!

Wish I could convince my mom to quit. :-\
3timer
5 years, 2 months ago
Lots and lots of guilt trips.  

"Mama!  I don't wanna have to pull the plug on you, Mama!"

"Your grandchildren will never know their grandma!"
MystBunny
5 years, 2 months ago
I've vaguely heard of a pill that's supposed to help calm the withdrawals. Either way, you get big hugs for quitting ^_^ keep it up
Shippo
5 years, 2 months ago
Keep it up!! *hugs* I/We are proud of you for quitting :)
GeneralRedPanda
5 years, 2 months ago
Sad to say my friend, if you were any kind of regular smoker those urges don't go away, you'll always want one, specially if you see other people smoking, watch movies or t.v shows with smoking, it get's really annoying.
However if you have the stubbornness to ignore it, it can get a little bit easier.
Exelbirth
5 years, 2 months ago
Those tobacco companies could be considered successful supervillains or something. When you start, that's it. Lifelong urges, even if you've been off for 10 years like my girlfriend's mom. Still, she's a lot healthier now than she used to be, so it's pretty safe to say quitting is always good, no matter the difficulty.
chaosblackwing
5 years, 2 months ago
Have you tried carrying around chewing gum, to pop in your mouth any time you start getting a craving? I've heard that's supposed to help. Not necessarily the nicotine gum, just regular stuff, to give your mouth something to do when you get the urge.

Also, I have several ex-smoking family, so I know quitting is a royal bitch(though one of them just transitioned to e-cigs, which seems to work for her), but as big a pain as it is I'm sure you'll find the benefits(clothes/house/car don't smell like ass, whole lot more money to work with, better health) outweigh the downsides.
3timer
5 years, 2 months ago
No, I haven't tried chewing gum cuz I don't like chewing gum.  I have tried eating.  A lot of eating.  

There's an e-cig store that's been advertizing on the radio.  I'm thinking about checking it out and seeing if they have anything better than the gas stations have.  
graymuzzle
5 years, 2 months ago
Good luck on quitting. After a bunch of setbacks, I quit on September 20th......1991!
Hang in there; it won't always feel like this. Every few weeks you realize it's only half as bad as it was.
P.S. Drinking is NOT a good substitute. Besides, drinkers tend to smoke....
3timer
5 years, 2 months ago
Shit, that doesn't count.  U wuz payin' like a dollar per pack back then.  

I'm just yankin' ya.  Hopefully I can look back in 22 years, smoke free.  
graymuzzle
5 years, 2 months ago
It seemed to take forever, but I truly don't think of it now. It's even a turn off. Just takes a while to get there. I had something different the last time. I watched a close family member take 6 months to die of lung cancer. Someone who smoked maybe 6 cigarettes a day. Now THAT is the worst way to stop smoking......
3timer
5 years, 2 months ago
Just lost my aunt to lung cancer last week.  That's the whole reason for the effort.
graymuzzle
5 years, 2 months ago
Sorry.....
(HUGS)
You WILL quit. If not this time, the next, or the time after that. Just never stop trying. I'm pulling for you. It was the toughest thing I've ever done, but I'm still proud, twenty two years later.
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