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I quit smoking

For the time being. I have been happier and less stressed recently, and just have no more reason to smoke. For me it seemed as it was not an addiction so much as it was a bad way to deal with my stress. I'm curious if anyone has been through this?

Tue. Feb 28, 12:19pm

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I've never smoked, my best friends mother almost died of lung cancer and that really made a strong impression on me growing up. I just wanted to say congratulations on making this important first step. Being healthy is more than just losing fat, it's about respecting your body by reducing the amount of poison you give it, it's the only body you have!
Good luck!

Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 12:28 PM

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Quitting smoking yes - but definitely not the same experience :-) Kudos to you!

Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 2:03 PM

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I quit in December after having smoked a pack of Reds a day during law school finals. I definitely feel better now, and alhtough my life is super stressful (even more so than before), I prefer going to the gym three times a week and loosing weight than not being able to breathe.

Good job! But just remember--you're going to have to cut out drinking for a little bit so you don't fall off the wagon.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 2:36 PM

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i have been smoke free for 5 yrs now. i quit cold turkey from a 2 pk a day habit. one day i smoked so much my heart was racing and i thought i was going to die! nuff said. so many doors have opened up for me since then. there is no way i could exercise the way i do now if i was still a smoker. now if i could give up food .......i now take out my stess on machines- lol

Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 2:52 PM

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recent ex-smoker here too! It's soooo hard!!! I quit, then started up again secretly after a year, telling myself that I'd only smoke when I was stressed, and then telling myself that I'd only smoke when I went to the bar with my friends, and then telling myself that a pack a week's not so bad. I just recently realized that this is just one big mind game that nicotine plays on you.

Then I realized that I was tired of being smelly, having a smelly car, smelly breath, my voice sounding so obviously like I smoke, and my face starting to look like I smoke. I'm too young to have crows feet! So I quit, and started training for a marathon. It's a lot easier to run with clean lungs, I never knew I could do it before.

Good for you! It's the best hardest thing we can do for our health.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 3:15 PM

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I quit smoking too!

I quit smoking a few years ago. Not sure when exactly, I think 4 years. It was really hard to make the DESCISION to WANT to quit. But once I did it was easy to quit. I basically had to brainwash myself against the evils :<) of smoking, and then pick a quit date. Every cigarette I started to smoke started to taste nasty. On my quit date I locked myself in my tiny bathroom and choked down a pack in like an hour. I watched myself the whole time in the mirror and filled up the sink with nasty ashes. It was nauseating, but I haven't been able to smoke a cigarette since. It worked for me, and I won't ever smoke again.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 3:15 PM

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