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Unread 31st January 2014, 07:23 PM
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Default Am going to stop smoking.

Well I'm certainly not a spring chicken and after 50 years of smoking I have made up my mind to have a go at stopping. I started a course of Champix today and will see how it goes. I don't think I could do it any other way and will need a drug to stop me having a drug!!
I'm stressed!! Can't imagine my life without a ciggie!!
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Unread 31st January 2014, 08:42 PM
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Good onya mate...well done!

Its gonna be hard but stick at it. Any time you get a craving get up & do something to keep your mind busy...anything.

Get some of those pamphlets that show how quickly your body recovers from smoking...its great motivation. You will also start tasting/smelling food better, have more energy, not get out of breath so fast...& of course have a healthier happier life

Congrats mate. Its a long road but the hardest step is the 1st one
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Well done, Silver.

My older brother didn't stop until after he was diagnosed with emphysema and Type 2 diabetes last year ...

I quit in 1982. Haven't had a single one since.
BUT, I still consider myself to be a non-smoking cigarette addict; not a non-smoker ...

I know damn well that if I were to have just the one, I would be hooked again immediately, even after all this time. Been there, done that before.

My thoughts are with you on this. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done at a personal level. Giving up the drink in 1986 was simply a matter of not having alcohol ever again. No heartache or craving at all.

All the best.
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Best of luck with it Silver; just think of all the money you can save and spend on your favourite beer instead! I went cold-turkey in 1993; it was hard but well worth it.
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Good on you Silver! I think it is 3 years now since my last one. Be patient and try not to get frustrated... I think most people who have ever been addicted would agree that the "want" to smoke never ever really leaves you. I still get some kind of weird kick out of sitting down wind of someone smoking...

I believe that I replaced my nicotine addiction with Caffeine. This week I stopped that too.... the only thing that comes close to replacing my coffee is a Chai Latte. God forbid somebody finds some kind of thing that my body reacts to with that!

Wishing you all the best in your quest for a smoke free life. It sure does save some $s.

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I have no idea what to expect as far as feeling better goes. I started smoking so early in my life it is normal for me.
All sorts of things are going through my head....more walking,maybe a bit of jogging...what about a swim in the morning or a kayak with a paddle to get the fitness up?
I used to drink a 30 pack carton of beer a week but since I have been down here at Tathra i pretty much stopped drinking and have averaged about 1.5 cans per WEEK on my calculations. I'll still have a beer, but to tell the truth i don't really miss it. I'm really a bit of a loner so only have a beer in social situations.
I'm sure not drinking will come in handy as far as trying to stop smoking goes. A smoke and a beer...uuummm!
This will be part of my motivation...
http://www.isuzuute.com.au/
http://traytopcampers.com/
http://www.minersden.com.au/minelab-...standard-pack/
Hopefully by the end of next year i will have the above stuff and i will set off.
The ute will be an 'extra cab' auto with a tray for the camper. I might have my boat i have now or get another one. The camper will have things changed to suit me...eg a single bed set up rather than a double plus a 110 water tank and a few other things.
I will take my Oztent with me for longer stays and have solar power with plenty of battery capacity.
The detector is more aimed at treasure than gold but i think that is more in tune with what i will do.
I don't have a lot of money but between my shares,savings and cashing in some super plus selling my car i SHOULD be able to do it.
I won't stay in Tathra as i intend to wander around over Oz as much as possible and depending on the seasons.
I have places to stay to repair and restock in Sydney,Mid North Coast,the Gold Coast,Far North Queensland and here at Tathra so i don't need to keep this place.
Sooooo...stopping smoking is part of the plan. My health is generally very good and there are things i want to do and having an oxygen machine strapped to me would be a pain in the bum to put it mildly!
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That sounds like a great plan & what you need to keep motivated. keep up the great work
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I'm an Operating Room Nurse...I see the terrible consequences of smoking every day...I wish you complete success! It's NEVER too late or in vain to quit...I don't care how tough a bloke you may think you are, if you smoke you are making yourself just as vulnerable to physical harm as a heroin addict...Good luck!
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Well, I'm into my 6th day of Champix. The dose builds up as you head towards full dose on the 8th day.
Start with .05mg tablet once in the morning for 3 days then go to one in the morning and one at night for 4 days and then 1mg tablets in the morning and night.
Didn't notice anything for the first 3 days but today I am 'sort of' feeling something. I think, but am not positive, that I don't quite feel like a smoke as much as I did.
They say to keep smoking but set a cut off date sometime in the second week of the course. I have about 4 days of baccy left so I am hoping I can do it by then.
No weird dreams yet but my guts are playing up a touch.
So far so good.
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