Giving Up Smoking

Discussion in 'Barracks' started by Kyt, Nov 20, 2007.


Giving Up Smoking

  1. Just stop

    2 vote(s)
  2. Do it gradually

    3 vote(s)
  3. Switch to low tar first

    0 vote(s)
  4. Don't quit (my favoured option!)

    2 vote(s)
  5. Other?

    2 vote(s)
  1. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    No comment.

    Ah, stuff it. I'd be more worried if Kitty approached you with a fire hose...and it wasn't on!
  2. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Good luck, Spidgeman! Everytime you need a smoke, post on here! :becky:

    All the best with it, mate.
  3. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Good luck Spidge. How about using this thread as a progress report? That's what I intend to do.

    45 years? And I thought breaking the habit after 26 years was going to be hard. Are you using patches etc?
  4. Wise1

    Wise1 Getting Wiser!

    weesh, 45 years! thats a long time. Good Luck.
  5. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Using nothing except willpower.

    Need to get over the habitual effect. Reaching for the pack in the pocket, having a coffee usually goes with a ciggy.

    I better have a smoke, no I don't need one.

    Having quite a lot of conversations with myself as to why I do not need to have one.
  6. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Almost a week into it, Spidgeman, so you're doing well.
  7. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    The difficulty is when your hands are not busy.
  8. CTNana

    CTNana Active Member

    Hi Spidge
    Congratulations! I always thought that one of those plastic / china cigarettes would have helped me through that not knowing what to do with your hands bit. I hid my handbag (where my cigarettes were previously kept) and moved the telephone away from where I normally sat, to try to break some of those associations. They are incredibly well ingrained though because even now I sometimes go to get my handbag before I sit down with friends.
    I wish you the very best of luck - 45 years!!!! - you must have been smoking in your pram!!!!
  9. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    I haven't told the girls yet and they have not noticed. I am waiting for the penny to drop.

    Funny though I never did smoke in the house nor in the car with the girls in it.

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  10. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    I have saved $55 AUD (25 quid) up to today by not purchasing any smokes. Also haven't gone for the sweets or the extra food to compensate.
  11. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    go for it spidge! so damn proud of you just cutting it out like that. I am sure you will do absolutely fine. this rate you'll be around for the great grandchildren. :hug:

    Kyt: fire hose. :>
  12. Hawkeye90

    Hawkeye90 Guest

    Meh, I've been at it for a little less than a year. It isn't a clean habit but

    there are plenty out there that are far worse. Government is cracking down

    on it now, you cant even have a smoke in a pub or restaurant

    anymore. :confused:

    Edit: Best of luck Spidge, my grandfather quit after 50 years of smoking. Those bums in the USMC got him going back in 1952! :)
  13. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Pfft druggies the lot of you!

    Hawkeye, do I know you from another forum, or is a coincidence of names?
  14. Hawkeye90

    Hawkeye90 Guest

    I posted on WWII Talk a bit, so my guess is that you encountered me there.
  15. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    aaaaaaaaaah right. makes sense. anyway welcome to the bright side. :D
  16. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Hi Hawkeye,

    Kitty, Kyt, Morse, Wise1 and myself were all moderators on Talk.

    How is Boston.?
  17. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Just figured it, I was thinking bout McHawkeye on another forum. Doofus. I remember you Hawkeye. :D
  18. Hawkeye90

    Hawkeye90 Guest

    Everything seems to be going well in Boston, thanks for asking Spidge. :)

    I encounter Von Poop and Owen D on a few other forums pretty

    frequently. Im glad that I am able to post with you guys again.

  19. sniper

    sniper Active Member

    You should try the inhaler, that certainly got me through the flight to Canada and back.

    Sniper :peep:
  20. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Druggies. :>

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