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Old 01-04-2006, 01:59 PM   #16
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Not drinking helps.
Nooo kidding. If it weren't for that, I'd have quit years ago.
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Old 01-04-2006, 02:03 PM   #17
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Now you're really starting to freak me out....
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Old 01-04-2006, 02:05 PM   #18
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Here, maybe this will make you feel better. A Maker's Mark ad:


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Old 01-04-2006, 02:25 PM   #19
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How will I ever visit Texas again, if I don't smoke??!??!?!
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Old 01-04-2006, 04:01 PM   #20
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Right ON...Cold Turky...Rambo Style.

Thats what I did too. Something about taking nicotine using patches...while trying to quit nicotine just didn't seem logical.
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Old 01-04-2006, 04:04 PM   #21
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But smoking is so much fuuuuuun.........
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Old 01-04-2006, 06:04 PM   #22
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Right ON...Cold Turky...Rambo Style.

Thats what I did too. Something about taking nicotine using patches...while trying to quit nicotine just didn't seem logical.
Me, too, but I also had a really bad Bronchial cold so even normal breathing was painful.

What really pissed me off was after a month of not smoking, everytime I would get a little cranky, people (my husband) I thought were supportive would nod their head and say, "It's the cig-thing." As they lit up another butt, I'd nod my head and say, "Ya, you're gonna die MF from those, dumdum. And before that, you'll be the old man/woman in the store carrying your oxygen tank with you."
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Old 01-04-2006, 07:18 PM   #23
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What really pissed me off was after a month of not smoking, everytime I would get a little cranky, people (my husband) I thought were supportive would nod their head and say, "It's the cig-thing."
omg!! I thought you were a guy Jack!
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Old 01-04-2006, 07:27 PM   #24
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:24 PM   #25
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Pharmaceutically pure nicotine is relatively safe compared to the 4000 other chemicals you take in with cigarette smoke.

I suggest the next time you stop any drug that you've been ingesting for a dozen years, you let your physician know you plan to do it "cold turkey" and see what reaction you get.

Using smoking cessation aids markedly improves your chance of quitting. But do whatever you want to do.
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:11 PM   #26
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I am a little worried that the lack of nicotine might make my seizure disorder that I had when I was younger come back. It is wierd how it totally went away after I started smoking and I have read studies about how nicotine has been used to cure it.
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:15 PM   #27
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Well, I'm not really as bitchy about it as I sound. But I just had two mandatory full days of smoking cessation indoctrination two weeks ago, so I'm not just blowing it out my ass. And I damn well wish they'd had those inhalers when I quit cigarettes. I went "cold turkey" -- off and on for a year.
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Old 01-05-2006, 12:24 AM   #28
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P.S. Some smoking cessation products (most notably those containing bupropion i.e. Zyban) will lower the seizure threshold, so if you have a doctor who is familiar with your seizure history and why you started/stopped having them, it would be best to talk it over with her/him.
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Old 01-05-2006, 12:45 AM   #29
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You should put all the money you would normally spend on packs of ciggies aside and buy yourself a kick-ass New Year's Eve frock at the end of the year

Congrats, zennie. To your long life.
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Old 01-05-2006, 01:03 AM   #30
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You rock, Zen! Calm down, feel better.

Do what feels right, but I'm for getting nicotine out of your system as soon as possible. It's not easy, but it's worth it.

Carry on.
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