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Posted January 9th, 2011 - 9:17 am from Coventry, England
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Posted January 9th, 2011 - 6:52 pm from Coventry, England
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Posted January 10th, 2011 - 7:26 am by from Daylesford, Australia (Permalink)
yeah, i'm in, specially with you two by my side.
(my motivation is money as well as health).
i have already cut back, hardly ever smoke before 5pm, then between 6 and 10 cigs.
like bente, smokers round me change that. someone lights up, i want one. but as i live alone and no-one i am usually out with smokes, that makes it easier.
cheating is also easier, with no-one to say: eh, i thought you gave up.
i need to smoke when i drink. had some red wine on new year's eve, nothing alcoholic since then, smoking is down also.
money: want to travel to europe asap, pending health clearance. so, if i put up a big jar and add $10 a day for cigs/booze that would be $100 every ten days. also, when i get bad cravings, i can take out the bills, line them up on the floor or somewhere and look at them. that should motivate anyone.
what do you think?
i have 5 cigs in my current pack and 50 in a spare pack in a drawer ($24 per 50 in oz).
less than 10 days and they will be gone. then i shall, with your help, buy no more.
hope so much it works
and, timbo, with you i'd agree on any kind of date
(so far away, safe to be daring)
hugs to you both
:>) virginia

Posted January 10th, 2011 - 9:40 am from Coventry, England
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Posted April 8th, 2011 - 12:57 pm by from Derby, England (Permalink)
Hi Folks,

Being relatively new here I've just discovered this thread.

I gave up smoking on December 27th 20010. this is the fourth time I've stopped, bloody hell, that sounds very ambiguous. It's been harder this time as I 've been wanting to quit for ages but I couldn't set a target date and stick to it.

This time on the above date the decission was made for me as I was hospitalised due to the heart failure which I suffer with. I just made the decission not to go outside and smoke at the hospital. So at the end of the week I hadn't smoked for a week which had been relatively easy. Having completed a week I didn't see any reason why I couldn't go two weeks and so on, doubling the goal at the end of each period. The other thing I did was to take two puffs of a cigar (thats what I smoked since 2005) at the end of the first two periods, they were disgusting, which re-enforced the will to carry on. Don't have any more than two puffs or you'll undo the good work to stop, and re-create the habit.

The first time I stopped was as a kid, I was 6 or 7 when my friends and I took up smoking down by the river but had to give it up when MUM and I moved away from the area (10yrs old) because I couldn't lay my hands on any ciggies.

Took up smoking again at about 16 when I was in the RAF, which carried on till 1974 when I came out into civi-street. As I couldn't afford to smoke on my much lower income I gave up, just by stopping on a target date. I did the two puff thingy as descibed above aswell, but only took each day on it's own in turn, I didn't think ahead.

Took up smoking again in 1993, this time only smoking cigars, which I stopped in 1998 when I got flue, which was to lead eventually to my four heart attacks in 1999. I got the best treatment possible at the time because I was a non-smoker.

Took cigars up again in 2005 and from 2008 had been struggling to give up.