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I started smoking socially when I was in college. I would never smoke when I wasn't out having drinks with friends. Now, it has been a few years & I still smoke when I drink (once a week, usually). Somedays, not all, but some I'll have one (cigarette) in the evening or maybe on my way somewhere. I have decided to stop smoking period...which may mean that I have to stop having drinks w/husband/friends all together because I'm not sure if I can fight it after a drink. Anyone else have experience with this? Any insights or POSITIVE tips? Motivation?

Wed. Aug 29, 3:51pm

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Have you read Allan Carr's Easy Way to Quit Smoking? This books treats all smoking addictions equally, whether it is one cig a day or 10 a day.

It has worked for MANY people I know, at all levels of smoking addiction. I am trying it now. It is my second time reading it. I am just going to keep trying....

One of my friend's had to read it 3 times before it worked. But hey, for a 7 dollar paper back, it is totally worth it to break free of the habit, right?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 4:14 PM

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what really worked for me was the ad they ran in NYC recently of them squeezing all this crap out of a dead 30 year old guys aorta after his autopsy. Smoking causes lots of heart attacks and that did it for me. but hey, don't let that stop you.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 4:15 PM

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My dad has emphysema (spelling).

Yeah, watching him just kind of did it for me.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 5:09 PM

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My dad smoked for 50+ years and quit on a number of occasions. He had cluster headaches caused by smoking and probably emphysema. My aunt (his sister) died of lung cancer (smoker too) and he finally quit for good. It has been about 10 years. SO don't ever give up because if he could quit, I think anyone could....50 years is a long time to smoke.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 7:19 PM

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thank you all for your responses!!! i am going to check out the book that you suggested, 1st poster. thank you!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 7:30 PM

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