ok, who else is gonna quit smoking?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by augidog, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. augidog

    augidog Banned

    this isn't political, this about my tobacco...arrgh!

    man, i've been rolling my own for decades. at times, i've smoked for under $20/month, 'specially since online sales. i used to say i couldn't afford to quit, because i'd just eat & drink more.

    carp, loose tobacco is gettin' the largest levy...$23/lb!

    but..."won't someone, please, think of the children!"

    ok, makes sense...that's hard to argue with if they handle it right (hah!)

    i ordered 4 last bags of midnite special, then i'm quittin'...that outta show 'em.

    Last edited: Feb 5, 2009

  2. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    Good luck augidog.
    I was able to quit 7 years ago but it took a doctor to tell me I had the lungs of a 100 year old coal miner to do it! For 2 weeks after I quit I was the only normal person and everyone else was nuts. It really made me crazy but it passed after 2 weeks but it took me a year to stop reaching into my pocket. I went from 2 packs a day to nothing. It was like getting a raise though not having to buy all those smokes. Again good luck.

  3. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    I'm working on it (again) *sigh*
    This garbage is just killin' me, but the addiction has me by the 'boys'... I'll warn y'all right now, I'm a horrible person when the widthdrawls hit, so please, if I am mean or rude, please, PLEASE don't take it personal; it's not the real me but rather the addiction speaking it's demon tongue, and bear in mind it will pass...
    I too have been smokin' my 'Hand Tailored' cig.s for 20+ years (no filter), and get around two packs from a pouch for $1.75
    Usin' the patches again this time as the cold turkey hasn't worked so much. So come March I'm done.
    I'm finishing my 'Trainer' bicycle for getting back in shape and for something to do when the cravings hit hard, I'll just pedal harder. BTW- It's an early sixties Western flyer middle weight with Black Widow aluminum three piece sealed bearing crank, Animal aluminum bmx pedals, kustom laced wheels: Front: 26"X1-3/8" Aluminum hoop, with vintage Sturmey-Archer drum, atb tire; Rear: 26"X1.175" Aluminum hoop, with vintage Sturmey Archer 3-Spd. coaster, full agressive mtb knobby tire; Bendix 3-spd. stick shift on the top tube with wood ball shift knob (from my old '65 Valiant), Strange city bike type bars from an old excercycle, 1959 Columbia middleweight rear rack, full fenders, and modern repop torpedo light on front fender. Original patina (rust, mismatched pait, primer,etc.) I hope by summer to be pedaling the 'rails to trails' around here...
    I gotta kick this smoking habit, I'm tired of feeling like **** from it and I don't like being controlled.
  4. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    Great Idea !
    Let's all who want to, quit smoking from March 1st, 2009.

    Can we have a smoking cig quitters support forum ? Temporary if need be.

    That way we can if we like make it internationally political on cigs due to tax revenue lost cos we ain't gonna buy cigs again.
    We may need to lash out the govs.during withdrawl phases over high taxes on cigs cos they apparantly care about a smokers health, yet from these taxes collected, how come they don't subsidise nicotene patches ?
    or make the patches free paid by the smoker's tax ! ?

    Not meant to be political. We just wanna quit, smoking, tobacco.
  5. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    Its great that you have established a quit date. That is the first sign of being committed to quitting. Good luck in your quest. You'll have urges to smoke for many months but as time passes, you'll find it easy to resist and eventually ignore those urges.
  6. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    Not being controlled by them, being killed. Same problem here. Quit for 9 days and felt good. Had 1 at the bar and right back to 2 packs a day. Have to treat it like your a heroin addict. No more means not 1 drag.
  7. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    man oh man -- I didn't think that so many of you smoked also

    I recently had 39 days with out one drag
    felt better -- not a whole lot -- but -- was starting to feel better

    then my friend gave me a cigar
    I said that I would not inhale
    kind of a Clinton THING
    in no time I was just a sucking that whole THING down !!!

    haven't been smoking much since then -- 3 to 5 a day
    but -- can't seem to stop

    a sad image for our cause
    as we pull over on our MBs and light one up

    wife hates it
    and doesn't help us to feel good about ourselfs !!!

    I smoke them -- but -- I hate those THINGS
  8. spad4me

    spad4me Member

    I used every tobacco product known for 40 years.
    Use a support group.
    Weekly meetings, misery loves company.
    For me the patch, gums, and any other **** did not work. you are not supposed to smoke a cigarette while wearing a patch. Something about a lethal dose of nicotine.

    Pure raw willpower.
    Then you gain weight.
    Remenber the will power.
    You are using it all to stop smoking.
    You can not resist FOOD.
    Every thing tastes SOOO good.

    I went from 170 to 300 pounds.
    Then I found Motorized Bicycling.
    I was too fat to peddle back from anyplace.
    I am about 180 now.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2009
  9. reddbak

    reddbak Guest

    Yep, I'm riding this train also. Tried to quit several times over past years and failed sooner than later. The doc's got me on a govt subsidised course of Champix, which is s'pose to block the mental signals from the nicotine receptors on one's tongue. Nice *****s those cig companies eh.

    I been smokin' near 40 years and trouble is I just loves it. I quit the heavy drinking a couple years back and feel a **** of a lot better for it. The pills are kinda working and I should be quitting saturday week.

    Well .. we'll see how tomorrow night's birthday party for my son's girl goes eh. **** gig's at a local pub and I just love a cold brew, but it makes me wanna lightup every time. At least I can't puff inside.

    Good-luck to all who're quitting the baccy!
  10. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    ever notice

    ever notice
    that it seems that just the thought of quitting
    makes one want to light up another one ?

    ding dong ding -- what the hecks going on here ?

    I also don't drink the booze today
    too too much for many many years
    doesn't mix with mountain rocks

    much easier than not smoking !!!

  11. reddbak

    reddbak Guest

    Lol, in my case the band was rockin' mountains, how can one not do all the nasties when blasting out hard-rock and blues eh.

    These days I may have a few light beers to be sociable, but it usually turns my gut and then I'm on water, as long as it's ice-cold. I know my son will want to shout me a beer tomorrow so I couldn't knock him back. But I'll stay in the pub and won't be allowed to smoke. Thing is there's never much to do in pubs, unless you wanna blue with a teen at the pool tables.

    But yeah everytime I see a 'quit smoking ad' I lightup, then realise what I'm doing and stubb it out.
  12. beachcruiser

    beachcruiser Member

    I quit buying cigarettes by the pack about 7 years ago
    because I was not willing to pay the extra tax increases.
    I went to rolling my own with loose tobacco and saved lots
    of money. Now a levy of $23.00 a pound for loose tobacco,
    I am not willing to pay this either. So I have no choice but
    to quit smoking all together. So I will be going through withdraws,
    and reaching into my pocket for a cigarette all the time. I have
    2-bags of loose tobacco left and will be my last. I earn my motor-
    zed bicycles projects through vegetable gardening and strawberries
    interests on 1-acre. Now I can add a little more money through not smoking.
  13. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member

    I personally think it is horrible that government singles out a group (smokers) and taxes the living daylights out of that particular group to fund their welfare state pork projects. That is why I quit smoking regularly about 5 years ago. I still smoke cigarettes when I am on vacation, and occasionally smoke a pipe. (five bucks worth of tobacco will last me a couple of months)

    Many people don't care that the senate just voted to raise the federal tax on cigarettes to $1 a pack from .39 cents pack. Why? Because they don't smoke. Even though I don't smoke, I DO CARE - because it isn't right. Imagine the ruckus if they wanted to raise the federal gasoline tax, but because only smokers are taxed more, it slides right through. God help us these next four years.
  14. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    smoking with band

    smoking with the band
    oh yes do I remember those days
    I fell in with a band who could play just about any rock song -- in a fine way
    sure not going to tell you that I was that good on drums
    but -- I guess these guys liked me
    man oh man did we have some fun !!!

    One night while doing a gig
    someone in the crowd threw up onto stage a large bag of tobacco
    man I was rolling cigarettes and throwing them to the crowd all night long
    that place was very smoky !!!

    forgot -- this is about stopping smoking
    Mountainman is going to try to stop one more time
    when my fellow MBers do

  15. I quit my senior year in highschool after smoking half a pack a day for 3 years. I quit because my fingers started turning yellow and it grossed me out.

    I reccomend the cold turkey method, but see the difficulty of cold turkey is YOU CAN NEVER GO BACK. It means, once you smoked the last one YOU QUIT. And you CAN'T quit knowing in your heart you'll start again. You gotta really want it.

    And then when you do quit cold turkey. BALLS TO THE WALLS MAN. You're a *** man ain't you? Stick to them rocks and don't let that little white demon have its way.

    And then I imagine (I imagined this in my head for many years anytime I felt like smoking again)...

    I imagine that the cigarettes are like a weed in my brain. And each cigarette is their water, making them grow and ever multiply like a bacteria. And when you cut them off the CRY out for water! They will ***** and ***** and *****, and you can feel them in your head. BUT YOU MUST NOT GIVE IN! For your mind is a warrior... and I imagine this too, that in my head there is a little warrior and each day he cuts down a few of those cigarette "trees". He can't cut them all down at once, nor very quicky (it will take him YEARs to fully clear a forest, yes I felt the mental addiction some years later, but you need to stick to them rocks like I said) but he will. Slowly, day by day, those white trees in your head will wither away and die.

    But the trick is, ONE DROP, of nicotine, sets the process back for months and months! The smallest amount will re-energize and invigorate them and make em just as strong as they used to be. This is why "cutting down" and "a cigarette now and then" doesn't work!

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  16. frenchlayer

    frenchlayer Member

    I too am in the process of quitting. I am using a prescription called Chantix. It blocks the nicotine receptors in the brain, and also makes the smokes taste not so good. I have been on this for about 4 weeks now, used to smoke 1.1/2 packs a day, and now am down to about 6 a day. Out of those 6 I rarely smoke the whole thing. Both the wife and I are on the stuff. We have friends and family that have used it and have successfully quit.
  17. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Count me out.

    I'll never quit voluntarily. It's just too hard.

    When I try to get off tobacco, I literally can not think of anything else.
  18. augidog

    augidog Banned

    this isn't voluntary for me, either...i really won't be able to afford to keep smoking.

    in the 90's, i did a "cold turkey" for 2 years, it was easy, but i dunno why. then i started hanging out with this dude, he had a small apartment & he smoked like a stack...about a week i was bumming one now & then...you know the rest.

    i've never been able to replicate whatever it was made it so easy, it was like i just didn't think about it i just did it. trying on purpose is gonna be tough. if i was closer to a VA hospital, they'd let me do a patch-program, no charge.

    (tobacco's effect on health has cost this country a LOT of money, i really don't mind the "logic" behind this move, but i do doubt the motivation)
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2009
  19. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you're right; the "logic" is sound enough. The motivation is that they want to raise money the easy way. By picking on an unpopular minority. And contrary to some slurs, this administration is probably less likely to do such a thing than the last one.

    But Congress is the real culprit in things like this. And I've yet to see much difference between this one and the last one.

    But regardless of which party might be more guilty than which, heavily taxing a minority is behavior unworthy of a society that is so pleased to think of itself as "a shining beacon on the hill".
  20. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member

    Hahaha! Bush vetoed this piece of cr@p last year. Now that Pelosi, Reid and the other socialists have their guy in the White House, you'd better bend over and grab your ankles. See, back then, it was hailed as a win for "big tobacco" handed to them by the evil Bush administration. So you think Obama is going to veto this because it singles out smokers to fund gubmint cheese? That's a good one.

    I don't even smoke anymore and I'm pizzed for all smokers.