Lets Quit Smoking

Discussion in 'Australia' started by AUS CRUZER, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. AUS CRUZER

    AUS CRUZER Lets Cruz

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    Who wants to quit smoking with me.Those bloody adds on TV have sunk into my thick head.I dont want to die before my time is due,i have way too many miles to do on the bike and way too much i want to do with my family.I am sick of running out of breath when i exercise hard.And what can i do with a spare $80 per week mmmmm me thinks 950ADV would be better waste of money.
    So who wants to join me.I will post my progress as it happens for anyone that gives a sh@#.

    THIS IS WHO'S IN FOR THE ADVENTURE?

    -AUS CRUZER (still bloody trying to quit)
    -Godsilla
    -LC8TY Quit
    -Brute
    -Phil_Fong
    -Clancy Quit
    -tHEtREV Quit
    -mxking
    -atgreg
    -yasmarrbi
    -Barra
    -DeBandi
    -Autostreeam Quit
    -Peka Sorta Quit :)









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  2. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Sign me up. Already working on giving up tobacco.
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  3. OldDog

    OldDog aka Hugh Jarse

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    As a reformed....god i hate that word........smoker, i'd like to be the first to wish you guys the very best with it. Willpowers the key. It isn't easy, but its bloody worth it.
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  4. Shmerel

    Shmerel

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    i took up smoking at 9, and gave it up a day later when my face turned shades of green.

    and mind you, i lived behind a tobacconist shop, so i had a free run at absolutely anything you could imagine ('cept mary's juanna).

    i wish you all luck. if there is anything i can do to help you i stand ready (pm me).

    it's worth it of only for the sense of taste and smell you will acquire, and getting rid of the stink all over you, and your clothes. think how much more fun sex will be. :deal
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  5. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 ɹǝpun uʍop ɯoɹɟ buıppoɯ Super Moderator

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    Smoked a pack a day for over 15 years myself so I know you guys are in for a hard slog.. Good luck to both of you and your already half way there by saying it`s time to give them away.. Wont be easy though..

    A good incentive for you is to put that $80 per week into a jar and watch your money grow.. If it makes it easier for you then think of it as your deposit towards your 950.. :wink:

    In 12 months time you will have $4160 in the jar.. Almost enough for that deposit.. :deal
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  6. AllOrds

    AllOrds -------------

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    Good luck with it.
    I really believe if you can give up the smokes you can do anything.
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  7. Shmerel

    Shmerel

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    ffs, nev, talking orange might have just turned them off. think clearly boys!
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  8. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 ɹǝpun uʍop ɯoɹɟ buıppoɯ Super Moderator

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    Ford?? :huh
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  9. LC8TY

    LC8TY must......find.......fuel

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    Giving up the smokes is easy, I've done it plenty of times:lol3

    Count me in, this time its for good.
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  10. Shmerel

    Shmerel

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    they'll definitely need a ford ute to carry the orange thinggies when they brake down.
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  11. Shmerel

    Shmerel

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    good man!!!! :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

    i'll even throw in an incentive if it helps. nev, over to you .... (to be negotiated :deal)
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  12. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 ɹǝpun uʍop ɯoɹɟ buıppoɯ Super Moderator

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    I can think of a heaps of things if it`s your money we`re giving away.. :lol3

    Seriously though, if your own health and the loved ones around you isn`t a big enough incentive, I`m not sure what is..
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  13. TheBigSteve

    TheBigSteve I wish my name was Dick.

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    I'll throw in an incentive! I'll beat the hell out of you if you don't stop smoking :evil:evil
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  14. rigs_au

    rigs_au Corripe Cervisiam

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    Agreed Nev,

    If you are really serious about quitting, eg ...

    1) not putting all those poisons, chemicals, tar, and cancer causing substances into your body
    2) dont want some god awful, debilitating, life sapping disease
    3) dont want to end up a vegetable cause of stroke
    4) dont want to end up in an early grave, missing years of life with family, friends ( and bikes :evil )

    ... then you have all the motivation you need.

    Remember when Yul Brenner said .... whatever you do ... Dont Smoke !

    I gave up about 4 years ago, and when it got tuff, just had to think about Points 1 to 4 to stay focused.

    Good Luck guys.
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  15. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    i gave up smoking by telling myself if i could stay off them for 6 months , id buy a big adventure bike and do a big ride every 2 months.
    its been 8 years now and geeze i've done some awesome rides... but champion ruby still smells better than beaver to me
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  16. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    An anecdote from a close friend and relative, he reckons it's easier to give up heroin than tobacco, and he's given up one and still smokes the other.
    If I get any crappy smoking disease that's terminal I'll be visiting the board meeting of the biggest tobacco company with a sawn-off.
    I know the argument "nobody made you take it up", but when you're 13 years old and the swine are actively targetting you I think they deserve everything they get. If I was King of Australia I'd simply ban them from sale. Then only the diehards would grow their own, the rest of the addicts would withdraw in a month of record assaults and domestics, then the dust settles.
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  17. Knackers

    Knackers Polishing Turds

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    Shannon is 5 days clean on Champix. My old man is 4 months clean also on Champix after completing the 12 week course.

    The old dude is 60 and smoked 2 packets a day since 15. He has never tried to stop before either. I thought I'd have my inheritence already.

    My advice is don't go Zyban, turns lovely people evil and psychotic. Plus you only get one go.

    Champix you have 2, up to 24 weeks.

    Seeing as you are on the portly side take up some exercise lest you get portlier. Shannon running 8 km a day to counter the 6 packets of timtams consumed.

    And are you coming next Friday? Need to confirm bookings.
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  18. shank

    shank Shank950

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    Now Thats A worry.
    I think That the Beavers that you hang around Really Need some Maintenance!!!

    Good luck top all you fella's that are giving this a go. I should Try this with loosing my Fat ass.
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  19. AUS CRUZER

    AUS CRUZER Lets Cruz

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    Thanks for the support guys.Its makes a big difference to know people are backing you up and joining in,thanks Gosilla and LC8TY.I started when i was 12.Used to steal smokes off the old man when he wasnt looking.Like most thought it was the cool thing to do.Boy was i wrong.The thing im trying to get into my boys heads,its not that they will kill you,give you bad breath,make you generally unwell its the reason that one day they will want to quit and it will be the hardest thing they have to do.I wont blame anyone for my addiction but the country should ban them and make them illegal.
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  20. Brute

    Brute Melbourne , outer east .

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    Count me in . I want to give up this foul & expensive habbit .
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