New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

smokers - Page 4

post #46 of 81
Hehe, you guys bring up a lot of valid points and will probably help a smoker or two kick the habit. I'm 24, a non smoker and drinker, so thats two things i dont have to worry about: kidney cancer and lung cancer. But wait: high blood pressure and cholesterol run in my family, isn't that something?!

George

ps. my addiction? fatty crap foods, which will probably bring the end of me LOL
post #47 of 81
$2.00 a pack? $2.50 a pack??

Lucky guys. Stogues are like $4.50 a pack here, they were alot less when I went to school in PA, I think like $3.50. Anyone know why the price difference between states?
post #48 of 81
Quote:
Originally posted by freethetree
$2.00 a pack? $2.50 a pack??

Lucky guys. Stogues are like $4.50 a pack here, they were alot less when I went to school in PA, I think like $3.50. Anyone know why the price difference between states?
Taxes are my guess, i think New York taxes everything they can

George
post #49 of 81
I remember paying $3.50 for a carton. When I quit they were up around 55 cents a pack, and headed toward 60. I thought THAT was a lot!
post #50 of 81
Mbriant!! GOOD LUCK quitting!!! Being rid of that addiction is a huge weight off my chest and when you succeed you will find it a huge relief as well. It's just nice, to eat, to sleep, to do the normal things a human does and not have that relentless gnawing in my mind for a cigarette. So be strong, when the urge gets tough punch yourself in the face, do something silly, scream, smash cans with a hammer, do something. I remember when my mind finally let go of the nicotine urge... For so long I had always had the desire in the back of my mind just kinda fuming, and one day as I listened to CHopin the music just carried it away and I felt RELIEF, complete relief... It took over a year for that ONE moment of real relief but it was worth it. Just to be able to say for a moment, my mind is free, it wants nothing.
post #51 of 81
Thread Starter 
wow, you Yankees got some cheap smokes. Right now in Quebec it's $6.45 Canadian for a pack of 25. That's about 4 bucks American. When I started it was 4 dollars Canadian, which is about the $2.50 you guys were talking about. Wacky taxes.

Well, in ~12 hours I will be done my first week of non-smoking.

Thanks for the support and stories so far guys. It's been a help.
post #52 of 81
Nearly through 2 days without a smoke. Just ate a Kit Kat bar though.
post #53 of 81
Quote:
Nearly through 2 days without a smoke. Just ate a Kit Kat bar though.
Maybe we've convinced another to quit. I remember that 2 days wasn't easy. Keep hangin' in.
post #54 of 81
Quote:
Originally posted by mbriant
Nearly through 2 days without a smoke. Just ate a Kit Kat bar though.
Which reminds me: I haven't had by big bag of Cadbury's Swirls today. Must remember to make up for it tomorrow. Oh yes, I lurve being an ex-smoker.
post #55 of 81

Quitting update?

Hey Gorgon and Mbriant,

give us an update, how is your quitting going? Another week to be proud of?

Let us know,

Legoman (quit the 3 packages of Keebler chocolate chip cookies a week habit in September)
post #56 of 81
I am weak.

Smoked 7 or 8 cigs on the weekend while jamming with some friends. Haven't had any since however.

One day at a time.
post #57 of 81
I actually quit this week as well. It is a little rough here, where smokes are at most a dollar a pack. Thankfully I have an incredibly beautiful and intelligent girlfriend in whose name I am quitting. Unfortunately, she asked me for a cigarette tonight...doh, she only smokes when we have drinks, but she did not know that I had quit (I have not seen her this week). Oh well, she was very encouraging once she found out. But damn, do I want one right now (1 am after a couple beers and some sushi.....). Oh no, I guess I should just go to bed to kill the craving.
Night,
Stu
post #58 of 81
Well, after reading this thread I'm never going to take up smoking tobacco.* The sheer effort you folks are expending to quit, combined with the Melos SHA-1 a year figure of money saved... Also I have a tendency to cave in to cravings. (chocolate, procrastinating, email...) The only thing I


Combined with the fact that I can't stand the taste of alcohol (it BURNS!) means I'm set... Now if only I could get my derriere off my computer chair


* Pot is somewhat different. There's no reason I'd want to smoke it, and I don't know enough (apart from the fact that it's not addictive) to seriously not want it, although I'd probably turn it down to avoid making a fool of myself. (Have you ever played Half-Life with someone who's stoned? Talk about *dumb*![read: trying repeatedly to TK on non-TK servers, sniping at walls, trees, plants, ammo boxes, and the air, etc... Also the only people that I know for sure are potheads {at school} are serious slackoffs)
post #59 of 81
Hell just reading this thread made me light up!
Such unconcious behavior, it,s such a phycologicaly complex
thing[or simple ]I wish everyone who,s giving up
the best of luck,
it,s a thing of such duality
post #60 of 81
This past November, it has been six years since I've smoked a cigarette. And this coming February, it'll be six years since I've chewed tobacco. My hardest thing about quitting was the same as everyone else.. attaching activites to it. Once you quit, you're like Man, what in the hell am I gonna do now? I curtailed computer use (popular chewing-tobacco activity) which is absolutely insane. Reverse affect on the food -- I actually lost weight.. but man, I am so happy to be smoke free. I feel a gazillion times better.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home