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Do you smoke?
Yes, I am weak 23%
Sometimes, when I want to look cool 23%
No, I used to, but I am strong 9%
No, I never have, but then I live an easy, stress-free life 42%

Votes: 21

 It wasn't that hard

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Apr 25, 2002
I quit smoking two months ago. I thought it was supposed to be hard? Then again, let's see if I'm still not smoking after a year.

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My sympathies. (5.00 / 1) (#1)
by Uncanny Vortex on Thu Apr 25th, 2002 at 03:58:38 PM PST
I thought it was supposed to be hard? [peering down at crotch]

There are numerous treatments available for chronic erectile dysfunction; the symptoms you describe are common, and there is hope.

I'm sure I speak for most of the members of this site when I say that we wish you well, and trust that you will be successful in overcoming this scourge of our society.

-- Uncanny Vortex

Oh come on. (none / 0) (#3)
by tkatchev on Thu Apr 25th, 2002 at 10:35:55 PM PST
Your crapflooding bot imitation isn't going too well.

Peace and much love...

Good feedback. (none / 0) (#6)
by Uncanny Vortex on Fri Apr 26th, 2002 at 07:53:29 AM PST
I'm performing a test to determine the limits of good taste and propriety. Thanks for participating in this experiment. -- Uncanny Vortex

You fail. (none / 0) (#12)
by tkatchev on Fri Apr 26th, 2002 at 11:09:59 AM PST
All your research has already been done for you.

It turns out that if you try to raise the level of obscenity in a public forum to infinity, you eventually end up with pure ascii noise.

Peace and much love...

LMAO (none / 0) (#7)
by JoePain on Fri Apr 26th, 2002 at 09:35:34 AM PST

I'm not impressed (none / 0) (#2)
by zikzak on Thu Apr 25th, 2002 at 09:31:17 PM PST
Suck down a pack a day for 15 years and let me know how trying to quit goes for you.

I'm not impressed either. (none / 0) (#4)
by elby on Fri Apr 26th, 2002 at 12:42:49 AM PST
To get to 15 years, you would have had to pass through the 5 year mark, which is where I just quit. It's hardly my fault that you don't have my good sense.

Honestly though, I find it hard to believe that if you're still at a pack a day after fifteen years (and not 2 packs or 3 packs) that it can be significantly worse than a pack a day after 5 years.

But I'm not going to try it out to prove you wrong.


Elby sir, (none / 0) (#5)
by First Incision on Fri Apr 26th, 2002 at 06:28:33 AM PST
I applaud you. You have just taken to the second most important step possible (after never smoking in the first place) towards avoiding an unnaturally early demise.

I wish you luck on keeping off the tobbacky.
Do you suffer from late-night hacking? Ask your doctor about Protonix.

Thanks (none / 0) (#10)
by elby on Fri Apr 26th, 2002 at 10:53:25 AM PST
But I can still keep eating mcdonalds 3 meals per day, right?


McDonalds is OK. (none / 0) (#11)
by tkatchev on Fri Apr 26th, 2002 at 11:06:50 AM PST
The key to a healthy life is in staying slim by means of creative stress management.

Even cows need a little bit of "shock therapy" once in a while.

Peace and much love...

Of course not (none / 0) (#14)
by First Incision on Fri Apr 26th, 2002 at 10:39:10 PM PST
But I would imagine even that would be better than the not-so-wacky weed.
Do you suffer from late-night hacking? Ask your doctor about Protonix.

I quit last week. (none / 0) (#8)
by JoePain on Fri Apr 26th, 2002 at 09:42:13 AM PST
I find the following to be proof of a physical addiction:

When I do not have a patch on which gives my nicotine I am very grumpy, have mean thoughts about other people and little self control (sorry if you have been a victim.) Further, when I am bored I think about smoking.

With the patch on I am relaxed and have more self control. When I am bored I think about doing something else.

Did you quit cold turkey?

physical addiction (none / 0) (#9)
by elby on Fri Apr 26th, 2002 at 10:52:23 AM PST
Yes, I did quit cold turkey. I actually find it's easier to stay quit when I still have the physical cravings. The first week or two is simple for me, you've got the bad effects of smoking staring you in the face. You're coughing up all kinds of crap, you've got a headache, you can't concentrate and you have this deep need for a disgusting, nasty cigarette.

It's the weeks and months that follow, where you've got just a vague yearning for a harmless cigarette, in which it's hard to stay on track. Especially when you go to a show or out to a bar with friends who are smoking. But, from earlier attempts at stopping I learned that I can't smoke just one cigarette here and there. I don't work that way.

I had just purchased a car and decided to quit and make a no smoking rule in the car, since that's where much of my smoking happened. I think it's helped.

I realize though that some people need the patch or Zyban. I have a friend who absolutely can not quit cold turkey. When he tries to quit smoking he starts shaking and having horrible physical withdrawl. I was with him once when we tried to quit together and he was unable to eat the soup he had purchased for lunch because he was shaking so much his spoon was empty by the time it reached his mouth.

Mmmm...just telling these stories reminds me why I quit.


hi elby (none / 0) (#13)
by Trollaxor on Fri Apr 26th, 2002 at 11:10:12 AM PST
i quit smoking this week. after the first day or two it's effortless.

at this point i'm also actually no longert getting the urge to smoke at all, even to the point of being repulsed by the thought.

good luck.


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