Cigarettes are bad...mmmm-kay?  

fingerlickin_69 43M
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6/21/2006 2:56 am

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Cigarettes are bad...mmmm-kay?

I wanted to share with you all that I am attempting to undertake the possibility that I can try to make an effort to endeavor to set my sights on quitting smoking. The past few days, I have come to realize that I am not as addicted as I thought. In a drunken stupor on Saturday, I bet two friends that I could quit cold-turkey for 30 days. Well, I lost a twenty the next day, but I did make the drive to the 'burbs, visited with my folks, and returned home without a single cigarette!

I have learned that my "addiction" has more to do with context familiarity, meaning that I feel like I should be having a cigarette, not that I need a cigarette. So, my plan is to reduce the numbers of circumstances that I actually smoke. For two days I have not brought cigaretes to work, and made it! Next, I guess, will be not reaching for the pack after every meal. And eventually, when I'm at home on-call for hours waiting for a case to come in. I will leave what happens in bars to fate.

Wish me luck!

cookiequeen1000 54F

6/21/2006 5:47 am

Good luck to you. Had a friend that eliminated his smoking habit one location at a time. First by not smoking in the car, then adding the house, then the job, then all other indoor venues, then all outdoor ones too. Its do-able. Let me know how it goes for you.

fingerlickin_69 replies on 6/21/2006 4:32 pm:
Oh, good. It's nice to see I'm not deluding myself and that it can be done. Thanks!

powerstroke92 62M

6/21/2006 9:53 am

I quit when they went to $1.00 a pack.Cold turkey is the best for me.I quit 5 or 6 times before that.Good luck.

fingerlickin_69 replies on 6/21/2006 4:34 pm:
A dollar??? a pack??? Geez, and I finally decided that $8 a pack was a bit too much. I've gotta say, that was part of my incentive. When I was actually budgeting almost $300 a month for cigarettes. That's more than my car payments!

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