It's been 18 years...

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  1. MrSteve

    MrSteve Member

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    Since I smoked my last cigarette. After many attempts, I smoked a cigarette before going to bed in March 31 (actually 1 a.m. in April 1), woke up in the morning and applied a nicotine patch. I still have dreams where I buy a pack and light one up and become disgusted with myself. Every time I see the price of a pack, I feel victorious. 70 cents when I started; 3 bucks or so when I quit.
     
  2. DYNA BILL

    DYNA BILL Member

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    Congratulations!
    I quit October 10, 2015 after a 45 year, 2-1/2 to 2 pack a day habit.
     
  3. Mike9

    Mike9 Supporting Member

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    26yrs. for me - I can't stand the smell of tobacco.
     
  4. Hwy14

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    Congratulations!

    My first day of smoke-free living was 8-5-05.
     
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  5. tonewoody

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    Kudos!
    Quitting is a bitch!
     
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  6. bgutschow

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    Congratulations! 8 years for me on 3/13
     
  7. Madsen

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    I stopped in 2009. Looks like it's been about a decade.
     
  8. pbmw

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    Very true for a lot of people. I quit cold turkey after years of smoking. Got stressed after about 15 years and started again, smoked for about a year and quit cold turkey again. Been about 5 years now.
    It's easier for some I think
     
  9. Hwy14

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    I’ve never met anyone that was a regular, daily smoker that had an “easy” time quitting, in any way shape, or form. Quitting cigarettes was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. I give an immense amount of credit to anyone that is able to achieve the the feat.
     
  10. pbmw

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    I didn't mean to imply that it's easy. It isn't. I'm just saying that when I quit, it was Easier, for me. I still had my struggles, but I'm a pretty strong willed person and part of me quitting was me telling myself I wasn't gonna let a stupid pack of smokes beat me. I didn't sneak a smoke whenever, none of that. I just quit.
     
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  11. scott58

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    Almost 10 years for me.
     
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  13. Tom CT

    Tom CT Old Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    ~15 years for me. I had the same dreams during my first year or so. I still pat myself on the back, as quitting was one of the most uncomfortable experiences of my life (and I've quit a lot of stuff).
     
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    I quit 18 years ago too. I tried quitting for about a year or so and really just quit buying.....when my wife got pregnant with my first son, I decided that there was no way that I would want my kids seeing me smoke, so I just quit cold turkey. Once I got to the point that I really wanted to quit, it was actually pretty easy. Felt like hammered dog sh*t for about a week, but was good after that. Took about 2-3 weeks to get over the cravings, after that it was home free. Makes me want to barf just thinking about even touching one now.
     
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  15. Metalflange

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    You are a rare bird well done you have what it takes to do another 18!
     
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  16. noley

    noley Frequently Mistaken for Fabio Silver Supporting Member

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    My hat is off to all y’all. Way to go!

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  17. MrSteve

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    Yes...congrats to you all. Whether 18 months or 18 years, it's a hell of a feat. I remember how happy I was when I made it 1 year.
     
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  18. Drew68

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    Same here. Smoked for 30 years, quit cold turkey over three years ago.

    I still smoke in my dreams (where my friends and I are all still young). I do the same thing. Inhale strongly, savor the smoke in my lungs, and then feel guilty about it. And then I wake up and feel relieved.

    I don't mind it. I figure I should be allowed to enjoy a good Marlboro Red in my dreams.
     
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  19. Scrapperz

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    Good going! :aok
     
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  20. Lotis

    Lotis Silver Supporting Member

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    I got 23 years smoke free after 30 hardcore. Amazing that I didn't figure itout sooner.
     
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