Day Two, Smoke-Free

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  1. BACzero

    BACzero Senior Member

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    Yeah, just like the title says... Jen and I went to bed on New Years Eve as smokers, but woke up New Years Day as non-smokers. I miss it... and I don't. I'm extremely sleepy today, which is a symptom I didn't expect. Not sure if it's actually a result of quitting, or if I just didn't sleep as well as I thought I did last night.

    Hope you all meet your new years goals. Deep breath... onward!
     
  2. Bytor1958

    Bytor1958 Senior Member

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    I'm with ya. My 2nd day.
     
  3. artis_xe

    artis_xe Christopher

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    Best of luck to the two of you

    I had the advantage ( ? ) of a hospital bed when I quit . so I can't really say from personal experience , but I've heard from others who have quit . the tired feeling is normal

    also , for some strange, drinking water seems to increase cravings . maybe it has something to do with flushing the nicotine out , and the body wanting a replacement for the lost chemicals

    keep at it , because I can promise you that you'll feel much better . as long as you don't start eating unhealthy __ you'll come out of it with much more energy and health
     
  4. GitFiddle

    GitFiddle Senior Member

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    You both got this. In eleven days from today, it will be exactly three years for me. Couldn't be happier. I started smoking in the 70s when I got my driver's license.


    You can do it. :thumb:
     
  5. Crotch

    Crotch Support MLP Veterans & Vendors Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    Been a smoker for 25 years. Looking to kick the stuff myself. And with it being -6 degrees outside now would be a good time!
     
  6. don71

    don71 Senior Member

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    Best of luck to you both. I hope you make it and you know all the reasons why. I'm going on my fourth year. I couldn't do it cold turkey. I became one of those vapors, and it did the trick for me. I was able to ween the nicotine content down.

    Of the many things I like about quiting, the lack of the stench and better taste remind me everyday.
     
  7. NorlinBlackBeauty

    NorlinBlackBeauty Senior Member

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    Great to read this! It can be done! Think of the $ you will save. Think of the gear you can buy in their place!

    I've mentioned in a few posts recently, I'm very close to my 32nd year of being smoke free. Do not know the exact date - it was mid January.

    For me it was a series of seemingly never ending chest colds. Cold turkey worked well for me. Once I quit, they stopped. A carton of cigs cost about $11.25 then. What are they up to now?

    A few months shy of 13 for me. F'in peer pressure. Waved bye bye to them 11 years later.
     
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  8. Crotch

    Crotch Support MLP Veterans & Vendors Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    About $65-$75 depending on where you live.
     
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  9. RichBrew

    RichBrew Senior Member

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    I used to buy the bloody things 200 at a time. It has been 14 years since I stopped, so I just looked up the price as available from a national supermarket chain.

    Nowadays it would cost me £82.

    FMOB!
     
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    NorlinBlackBeauty Senior Member

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    ~$70? Ouch. The rate of inflation should put them at $25.

    https://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl

    200 is what we call a carton. :)
     
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    RichBrew Senior Member

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    I thought as much, but was to embarrassed to ask. ;)
     
  12. BACzero

    BACzero Senior Member

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    Last night I was tossing some numbers around. Between the two of us, I'd say we were smoking 10 to 12 packs a week, sometimes more. Figured we probably spent around $75 a week on cigarettes (conservative estimate). That's $300 a month! That's damn near a car payment!
     
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    NorlinBlackBeauty Senior Member

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    :)
     
  14. NorlinBlackBeauty

    NorlinBlackBeauty Senior Member

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    I cannot think of a better incentive. Never ending chest colds ranks right up there though ...
     
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    Nasty habit, best of luck.
     
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    Bytor1958 Senior Member

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    I was about a 1/2 pack a day during the week and about a pack a day on weekends. I'm guessing I can save about $1500 a year.
     
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    NorlinBlackBeauty Senior Member

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    I was close to two packs a day when I quit and was still smoking some weed.
     
  18. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason

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    I'm at 16 years, and I know how hard it is. You guys are freakin rock stars.
     
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  19. Marshall & Moonshine

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    That’s great, man! Doing it together will help.
    It’s a great decision.
     
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  20. Uncle Remus

    Uncle Remus Silver Supporter

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    No smokes since Thursday, but I have had a few days off from work. It's weird I can go without smoking on days off and even vacations, but I chain smoke at work. 2 packs per 8 hour shift. 3 in a double shift. The real test begins tomorrow. I hope that I don't break. I am 39 and feel like I am nearing the point of no return. I could buy a new Les Paul Standard for what I spend on smoking each year.
     

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