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  • Giving it a try -- UPDATED!

    OK, guys, if you'll remember the first of the year, I said one of my resolutions for 2008 was to stop smoking.

    I put it off, and put it off, and put it off, but our church board (of which I am a member) voted to purchase the first month's supply of Chantix -- a stop-smoking pill -- for our members who smoke and want to quit.

    I picked up my supply yesterday afternoon and took the first pill this morning.

    I've tried just about every other way to quit this nasty old habit short of hypnosis (although Dad said that didn't work for him at all), so let's hope this works.

    The good part is that I am not doing it alone; Ginger, who has smoked longer than me, is doing it too. We'll either be great support for each other or kill each other. [)] Just kidding. We make a good team in whatever we do, so I've no doubt we'll be supportive of each other through this as well.

    I'll keep y'all posted on how it works. Wish me luck!!!

    Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

    KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

  • #2
    I'll tell you what, Jacob; if you could see some of the pictures in my cancer Dr's office, you'd stop smoking in 5 minutes...although I've never smoked myself! BP
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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    • #3
      Jacob,
      Good luck with stopping smoking. I wish you well.


      Gary Sanders
      Nixa, MO
      President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.
      Gary Sanders
      Nixa, MO

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      • #4
        Good luck!

        Joe Roberts
        '61 R1 Champ
        '65 Cruiser
        Editor of "The Down Easterner"
        Eastern North Carolina Chapter
        Joe Roberts
        '61 R1 Champ
        '65 Cruiser
        Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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        • #5
          Pictures can be excellent motivators.
          Try these:

          www.smokerslungs.com

          Be sure to look at the bottom of the page
          as there is an alternate link to:

          http://www.healthbolt.net/wp-content..._2070x1530.gif

          (Go all the way down that page -- not just the top part.)



          Lark Parker
          If at first you don't succeed -- you will get a lot of advice.
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          • #6
            Well, I am on day 6 of the Chantix, and I was beginning to wonder when I would notice any less desire for a cigarette.

            Today has been the day.

            I had been tapering off, going from 1-1/2 packs a day to 3/4 of a pack as of yesterday, and I think I've smoked three complete cigarettes today. Not all at once, either. I can't do it. But I am following the directions of the package and the doctor to try to smoke as normal until the urge is completely gone.

            "As normal" is no longer normal.

            At the rate I'm going now, I reckon I'll be completely cigarette-free by Wednesday. I can't say that's a bad thing at all.

            Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

            KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!
            Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

            KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by Lark Parker

              Pictures can be excellent motivators.
              Try these:

              www.smokerslungs.com

              Be sure to look at the bottom of the page
              as there is an alternate link to:

              http://www.healthbolt.net/wp-content..._2070x1530.gif

              (Go all the way down that page -- not just the top part.)



              Lark Parker
              If at first you don't succeed -- you will get a lot of advice.
              Lark,

              I checked out the pictures, and they helped a lot. Yuck! I've been intending to quit for some time, but every time I'd try on my own, I'd fail. So I sought medical intervention. Thus far, I'm happy with the results-in-progress.

              Hopefully this time it'll stick.

              Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

              KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!
              Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

              KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

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              • #8
                25 years ago, my method of quitting, was to chain smoke until it got me sick.....and it did ....and I quit right then.

                Best of luck on your quest.. You'll never regret it..

                Bob Johnstone

                http://www.studebaker-info.org
                55 President State Sedan
                64 GT Hawk
                70 Avanti (R3)
                64 GT Hawk (K7)
                1970 Avanti (R3)

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                • #9
                  About thirty three years ago I quit for a couple of years, then casually started up again.
                  Took about 6 months to get back to two+ packs a day.
                  Then I shot my mouth off to about 50 of my close neighbors (at the time) at our annual New Years block party....Made my New Years resolution in front of them all.
                  That helped me enormously, as I did not want to have to face them and explain why I was smoking again.
                  Haven't smoked since that night.
                  Your methodology is worthy of merit.
                  If we see you smoking... You WILL hear about it....
                  As a matter of fact, if anybody see's you smoking, it's fer sure to be posted up here!
                  Best of luck.... You CAN do this!
                  Jeff[8D]


                  quote:Originally posted by jnewkirk77

                  OK, guys, if you'll remember the first of the year, I said one of my resolutions for 2008 was to stop smoking.
                  <snip>
                  http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock
                  HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                  Jeff


                  Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                  Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                  • #10
                    I'll count on getting called on the carpet should I slip back into the habit.

                    Don't worry, though. I am about out of cigarettes, and have no plans to buy more. If they're gone, I'll have no excuse.

                    Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

                    KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!
                    Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

                    KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

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                    • #11
                      Toss them right now....
                      Anything less is just a poor excuse.
                      Either you are quitting, or you aren't.
                      Make up your mind and just do it!
                      Jeff[8D]


                      quote:Originally posted by jnewkirk77

                      I'll count on getting called on the carpet should I slip back into the habit.
                      Don't worry, though. I am about out of cigarettes, and have no plans to buy more. If they're gone, I'll have no excuse.
                      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                      Jeff


                      Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                      Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                      • #12
                        Color them gone, Jeff ... the last one went the way of its many ancestors late last night. It's 3:30 PM and I've not smoked a single one all day. And I'm not at all twitchy or another word that... umm ... rhymes with twitchy. HAHAHAHA!!!

                        Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

                        KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!
                        Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

                        KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

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                        • #13
                          You could also try making sure that when you fill up for gas you only buy gas. Try going around with less cash than it takes to buy a pack for a few weeks. (I do it all the time and I don't even smoke!) Leave your credit card at home. If you go to Walmart be sure to go to any checkout but the one with cigarettes. If you have kids, give them a treat and have them put scotch tape several times around every pack of cigarettes you own, then try to open it. You won't be able to smoke what's left when you get done.

                          But it sounds like you don't need that advise now. Good job!
                          "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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