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Old 06-10-2008, 07:18 PM
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My cousin has been smoke free for 4 years after hypnosis. Worth a try...
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:33 AM
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Quitting smoking must be done beside a real, tangible goal that you can chart the progress of so that you have the twin roles of:

1) Visible difference in your lifestyle by adding this new activity

2) You can focus your energies and attention on something OTHER than quitting.

I tried patches, gum, candy, and I always reverted back to smoking. This was about 10 years ago. But then I decided to start running, and I never was a good runner. But it kept me from going back, and the thought of smoking when I had a run coming up was not even on my mind, considering how I felt after each run.

10 years later I'm still running and not smoking. I traded a bad habit for a good one. Always try and do something else to take your mind off quitting.

And for those smokers, I have a 52 yr. old co-worker who has only months to live because she smoked for 30 years. Remember why you are trying to quit.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:30 AM
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i started smoking at age 18 and i tried quit smoking 3 times by now (longest was 9 months ?? my first try) and currently i am at 2.5 month mark with third and hopefully final attempt. here is another reason why you should quit smoking as i learned this first hand.
every time i quit smoking i notice improvement in my facial appearance big time. it's the area under my eyes to be more specific, so when i smoke (12 ?? 15 cigs per day) it gets very black under both eyes. after a joint it's even worse! so every time i quit smoking i notice drastic improvement and the "raccoon eyes" is non issue what so ever as everything blends perfectly with the rest of my face (colour wise). it takes 5 to 7 days of no-smoking for me to eliminate the "raccoon eyes" issue.

so having said all that it makes me think as if i see the "lack of oxygen" or perhaps "blood clogging" vessels under my eyes where the skin is the thinnest, then the same goes for the head skin and blood vessels up there where transplanted grafts depend on it.
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:49 PM
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Yeap, it's happened to me. I quit for 3 years, I used to dream about it and feel guilty when I woke up. Then I had this room mate and it started one puff at a time, then one smoke, then a pack a week and so on............
I quit again, but three years later at a time of stress I started again, then quit. This happened one more time. Now I don't have that first drag. I tell myself it will taste terrible and just don't go there! So far so good 1 1/2years fresh and clean!
Good luck fellow slaves!
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