I've been a 3+ pack a day smoker for 35+ years. Haven't had a smoke for 45 hours.

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  1. 67/6barracuda

    67/6barracuda FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Some make it some don’t. My Mom died at age 33 smoking 2paks a day. My grandmother smoked more than that a day lived to 89 she lost a lung and on oxygen still continued to smoke to her final day. Good luck and stay at it .
     
  2. missing linc

    missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel

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    That is great news, I was wondering how you were doing, glad you stuck it out!

    My wife hates the smell of cigarettes, we can be sitting in traffic with the car windows open and she will often smell it coming from another vehicle, "somebody's smoking!", she'll say. I don't mind the smell, my boss smokes, as do some co-workers and friends, but hate the smell on my clothes.
     
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    • RSie

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      Sorry to hear about your friend.
       
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      • IfItsGotWheels

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        Quit smoking 35 years ago. Sometimes I'll wake up at night feeling guilty for having smoked in a dream.
         
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        • Mopar44134

          Mopar44134 Well-Known Member

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          You got this! You have alot of support here! Friends from the US and Canada rooting for you! 3 packs a day...was that a stroker hemi your going to build next?
           
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          • A56

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            On my way to work at a Harley dealership in Reno years ago, everyday I'd see an older heavy set woman who rode her motorized cart to the bus stop. Strapped on the back was her oxygen tank , cigarette in mouth, mask on her forehead and I was always waiting for her to go kaboom!!
             
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            • Bigdummy

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                Stay strong my friend!
                 
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                • Fred Scigliano

                  Fred Scigliano Off center a bit FABO Gold Member

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                  Atta boy Ron keep it up your encouraging me, I smoke a pack a day and was thinking it's time to stop I also drink to much and gotta stop that or slow down.
                   
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                  • RSie

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                    I MADE IT A YEAR!
                    I still talk to people that are shocked I did this... I was the poster boy for smoking.
                    I feel so much better. Things smell so much better. Things taste so much better (and that's a curse in it's on way!).

                    Seriously, if I can do this, you can.

                    If you're thinking about it, do it. If you need someone to yell at, commiserate with, whatever.. holler.
                     
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                    • 66fyssh

                      66fyssh Don't Stop Believin' FABO Gold Member

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                      Dude, that is so awesome to hear!! Congratulations on a year!!

                      It's amazing how bad those damn things are on our bodies. I hit 20 years quit this month. Except I did smoke 1 four months later on 9-11-2001. Only 1 though.
                       
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                      • Hemioutlaw

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                        Congrats on a year..Im'a still smoking but sure wouldn't mind quitting If'n I didn't think that the world would be a really unsafe place if I didn't have that pop-off valve as a go to!
                         
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                        • SGBARRACUDA

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                          I quit 8 years ago. Still crave them. Still love the smell of them. Damnit! Congratulations on your year smoke free.
                           
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                            Very good.
                             
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                            • RustyRatRod

                              RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                              Ron, that is fantastic! Really glad you did it!
                               
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                              • Fred Scigliano

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                                Your a stronger man than me Ron glad you threw them away now get fat and enjoy your family.
                                You can skip the fat part if you want.:D
                                 
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                                  If you're thinking about it, just do it. I 'thought' about it for years.. those have a way of turning from a few years to tens of years.
                                  There's a lot of ways to have a 'cool down' that a smoke gives you. For me, I walk around the block (or a few blocks) did the trick. The nicotine (for me) wasn't the cool down.. it was taking myself out of whatever was pissing me off at the time.
                                   
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                                  • RSie

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                                    I'm working on the fat part, lol. Spent all last winter cooking.. the wife and I are paying for that now, lol.
                                     
                                  • Fred Scigliano

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                                    Time to get busy on your car that helps.
                                     
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                                      I'm about ready to bear down. I've got just about every damn thing I need.
                                       
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                                      • missing linc

                                        missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel

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                                        FANTASTIC! Seriously, I'm really happy for you, I know how tough it was for me, I quit July 1, 1996 and have never looked back. Well done, congratulate yourself, you've come a long way, keep up the good work.
                                         
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                                        • Fred Scigliano

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                                          Glad to hear that and would like to see you and family at Mopars in the park in Minneapolis sometime before I'm dead. lol
                                           
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                                            Congratulations
                                             
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                                            • barbee6043

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                                              Congrats!!!!
                                              I lost a cousin, an aunt, and a father in law that was like my dad to me...due to lung cancer and heavy smoking.
                                               
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                                              • Fred Scigliano

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                                                Sorry to hear that.
                                                 
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