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Old 02-16-2009, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default i am now a non smoker

i quit, and couldn't feel better. i've quit before and it felt like torture, bad moods, quick to go off the deep end. lol ect. but this time i feel happy, i feel relaxed and calm. i have the odd craving but it's gone faster than my car hits 100, which is not very quick but still under 10 seconds.

i must say the reason i feel so good about this is because i think differently about smoking. i think in a more positive manner. i owe most of this to a book though. The book is called ** Alan Carr's Easyway to Quit Smoking **

and i'm the latest to quit, we bought the book about a year ago but didnt read it right away. it first was lent to a friend who has been smoking for a bit now and is fully quit now with no cravings. the second was my wife about 8 months ago who has done wonderful and doesnt even have the itch to look at a cigarette.
the third is quite the amazing story, he's a guy at my work that has been smoking since he was 14, he's 64 now, that's 50 YEARS. he's is fully quit and says he's never felt better, he too, has no cravings. and then there is me, 3 days quit, way less cravings than i used to get when i tried, and feeling positive about the whole situation. alan carr says it is normal to have cravings for a little bit, but def. not years like some others have.

i really haven't felt this happy in a long time, if anybody wants to burrow the book (or trade for parts) then hit me up, i'm in n. delta. you can also buy it for 25$ at a bookstore.

btw, i was scared to try the book and i felt like i should be ready for it, i just started reading it last week and i wasnt prepared and once i got into the first few pages i knew i wanted to go all out. it's only 110 pages if you don't like reading, it wont take long.

imo, this is the way to quit, those using other methods are making it harder on themselves, check out the book, youll know what im mean!

this book will change your whole mindset about quitting, and teaches some of the misconceptions of quitting. please if your going to quit, try this first, it really does work



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Old 02-16-2009, 06:40 PM   #2
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Congrats! Enjoy life with full lungs well as full as the pollution will allow :P
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:43 PM   #3
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Congrats!!! I want to quit smoking too...><
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:52 PM   #4
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Congrats! Now you have more money to put towards your car.
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:56 PM   #5
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even the wife agrees there
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:00 PM   #6
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^ any weight gain so far?
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:54 PM   #7
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lol, like it matters i'm already threehundo

no, he even explains that one in the book!

link, come pick it up if you want?
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:56 PM   #8
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congrats yo, thats one of the toughest habits to kick
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:00 PM   #9
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I smoked for years, and gave it up when we had the kids. It was tough to give up.
Now I find myself smoking around the shop. It's only a few cig's every couple of weeks, but it still feels nasty. I actually hate the taste. The problem is, it's still just so damn cool to smoke. Your hands are busy, you can carry lighters and not look like a knob, and the best part is, it's relatively social. When you're around other smokers, you're around friends.

Down with smoking, it should be illegal. Congrats on quitting though.
Just be sure not to start again.

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Old 02-16-2009, 08:15 PM   #10
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I read that book twice still haven't quit ... I think Hypnosis will work for me. Zyban, Patch and THE BOOK didn't! lol so that or Laser Treatment is about the only two other options I haven't tried (don't talk to me about sticking needles in my back! ain't happenieng!)

Congrats on quitting though! I admire those who can! The book did give me a different outlook, just not enough to quit! lol
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:23 PM   #11
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my neighbour tried to get me on zyban i think it was, i told her i was reading the book, but she read it to no avail, but has been quit on zyban for 6 or so months now, she's been smoking for almost 20 years!

i think my copy has a magic touch

thanks for all the congrats guys
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:32 PM   #12
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congrats!
My mom's a cancer doc, so there's no way I'm ever going to smoke
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:44 PM   #13
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Congrats!!

Zyban totally worked for me over 3 years ago.

I had smoked since I was 12 years old.

For me the motivating factor was pure greed

I didn't care about the health issues or social stigmas.

It was all about the money !!

After the first year I bought a drum set and after the second, I bought a new computer.

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Old 02-16-2009, 08:57 PM   #14
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Congrats dude, this is a good thing.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:01 PM   #15
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it's still just so damn cool to smoke
According to who? Smoking is so freaking gross Steve. Don't even get me started on what that crap is doing to your heart!
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:10 AM   #16
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zyban + being ready to quit = 100% smoke free satisfaction

quitting doesn't work when you are not ready to kick the habit and it won't matter what kind of cessation aid you use.

congrats!

my kids were the reason for quitting as well.
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:37 AM   #17
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congrats on quitting!
I used to smoke back in college, but not daily.

Gf made me quit
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:42 AM   #18
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According to who? Smoking is so freaking gross Steve. Don't even get me started on what that crap is doing to your heart!
And what is life doing to my heart?
What about stress? Working near a cedar mill with carcinogenic wood dust? What about chinese melamine candy and plastic cups with leeching chemicals? What about daily intake of radioactive material? What about car crashes, or plane crashes, or bike crashes? What about getting shot in your car? What about getting hit by a bus because some drunk dude pushes you?

let's face it man, life isn't good for you.

Besides, it was Ben Franklin who said that life is worth living, as long as you take the time to enjoy a good drink, and a good smoke. All our favorite actors smoke, models, construction workers... and nothing goes better with a scotch, than a Davidoff, or maybe a stogie. Find me a smoking replacement, or better yet, why doesn't someone invent healthy smokes?

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quitting doesn't work when you are not ready to kick the habit and it won't matter what kind of cessation aid you use.
Totally agree here... ... being an Aisan, smoking just like a habits more than addictive.... I tried to quite 3 times and failed and it ended up smoke more now... ... I think I need a pro-tune on my mind to be ready to quit again!!
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:26 PM   #20
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And what is life doing to my heart?
What about stress? Working near a cedar mill with carcinogenic wood dust? What about chinese melamine candy and plastic cups with leeching chemicals? What about daily intake of radioactive material? What about car crashes, or plane crashes, or bike crashes? What about getting shot in your car? What about getting hit by a bus because some drunk dude pushes you?

let's face it man, life isn't good for you.

Besides, it was Ben Franklin who said that life is worth living, as long as you take the time to enjoy a good drink, and a good smoke. All our favorite actors smoke, models, construction workers... and nothing goes better with a scotch, than a Davidoff, or maybe a stogie. Find me a smoking replacement, or better yet, why doesn't someone invent healthy smokes?


I can see it now,

Quitter smokes, now with 100% vitanmin C and ginseng
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:11 PM   #21
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Totally agree here... ... being an Aisan, smoking just like a habits more than addictive....
No one in our family smokes
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:36 PM   #22
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And what is life doing to my heart?
What about stress? Working near a cedar mill with carcinogenic wood dust? What about chinese melamine candy and plastic cups with leeching chemicals? What about daily intake of radioactive material? What about car crashes, or plane crashes, or bike crashes? What about getting shot in your car? What about getting hit by a bus because some drunk dude pushes you?

let's face it man, life isn't good for you.
Better build a bubble to move into hypa!

All those other things you listed aren't killing you as fast as heart disease hypa, trust me Ok, maybe a plane crash will....but not everyone on a plane will crash in their life. Every smoker will accelerate their heart disease.

Plus, don't you already have high blood pressure and cholesterol? Tick tock hypa, no more smoking.
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I read that book twice still haven't quit ... I think Hypnosis will work for me. Zyban, Patch and THE BOOK didn't! lol so that or Laser Treatment is about the only two other options I haven't tried (don't talk to me about sticking needles in my back! ain't happenieng!)

Congrats on quitting though! I admire those who can! The book did give me a different outlook, just not enough to quit! lol
I think this comes down to you being weak willed. I find it hard to believe that the "addiction" is tougher for you than other people. If you really wanted to quit you would have done so long time ago.

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congrats on quitting!
I used to smoke back in college, but not daily.

Gf made me quit
She makes you do a lot of things... but you should not let her take smoking away from you!

Remember, there's no conclusive evidence to show that smoking causes cancer! That's why it's not illegal yet!

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Agreed, no need to stereotype. Just because someone is asian doesn't mean they're going to smoke, I resent that sentiment actually.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:09 PM   #24
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Smoking is such a crutch. I can't believe that people actually think... oops, nearly spilled my breakfast scotch...
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:33 PM   #25
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I think this comes down to you being weak willed. I find it hard to believe that the "addiction" is tougher for you than other people. If you really wanted to quit you would have done so long time ago.

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ALAN CARR actually mentions this too, it has absolutely nothing to do with will power. look at the guy at my work that quit after 50 years, each time he tried before the book he used "will power" and he would last a day, or week, or month. since the book it's been closer to 7 months now.

my cousin has been quit for 3 months now using will power, you know what he told me, he said " man, this has been the worst three months of my life, i feel like im being tortured." i told him i know how he feels, but to be be honest man, i feel the best i ever have about life right now. he's reading the book now.

subaru girl, maybe one of his clinics will work for you, he has a list at the back of the book. apparently it's $25 and if you fail, you get your money back.
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