Lets Quit Smoking

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

  1. 2upAussie990

    2upAussie990 Been here awhile

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    What I don't understand with smokers is why they think it is their right to just drop or stomp/ throw flick what ever the fuk they want to do with their smoke butts. How hard is it to find a bin, oh hang on the butts to dirty to hold onto and walk 5 metres to a bin.
    Then you get the 1's that go camping and think it's acceptable to drop them on the ground and spread 2mm of dirt over it and think it's all good to walk away, fukin assholes.
    How would they like me taking a big steamy shit in the middle of their lounge room.
    I have even interupted people who have thrown their butts on the ground and ask them to pick them only to be abused.
    To those who do the right thing and put them in the bin, good on you, well done:clap, but from what I see you are an absolute minority, just have a look at any shopping centre car park.
    I have no problem with anyone smoking as long as I don't have to breath it in or clean up the mess.
    Yes I was a casual smoker yonks ago. To those who have given up or are trying etc, awesome stuff.:freaky
  2. manybike

    manybike Omnipresent

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    Just found this thread.

    Smoked for 35 years..ugh. Was never a real heavy type smoker, usually 10 or less per day.

    I went cold turkey two weeks ago....so far so good.
  3. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    That is why.

    After a decade or so of smart comments, I quit giving a fuck and non-smokers are lucky I'm not aiming at them.
  4. stujamur

    stujamur keep rollin rollin rollin

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    Congratulations many bike . Thats really freakin cool , bet your starting to see health improvents . 20 yrs of smoking hurt me . 1 yr later i feel stronger then i have in a long time .
    Stick with it , life is heaps better as a non smoker
  5. manybike

    manybike Omnipresent

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    How did it hurt you? Did an xray show damage?
    So far I feel really good, believe it or not I was a pretty regular jogger all these years...can't believe I smoked all those years...I'm just worried that maybe I quit too late.
  6. rmarmbruster

    rmarmbruster Roba

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    I have read some beaut comments here on the subject and had some great laughs. I reckon LC8TY and Philth got it right. Reward yourself and the exercise will be fun, not painful. LC8TY is correct, it is easy to give up but a bit hard to keep off them, reward yourself with something else even if it is silly. Remember once a smoker always a smoker, you will need to remain vigilant for the rest of your life and never have a puff again.

    I won't bore you with any of my stories but!!!!!!.

    Give'em the boot and never look back.

    Cheers


    Rob A.
  7. JohnG.

    JohnG. Long timer

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    Wife used to have 'hell' with the fags everytime she was near a pub or social event,then dropped them cold...
    ...began to get breathless easierly...lung function is now hovering about 35-50%.
    We go to St Andrews Brisvegas middle of next January for lung biopsy...
    ...talking lupus scarring of lung tissue thou havent ruled out the big 'C' from smoking being a remote possibility...
    ...and has a "six month window" for a lung transplant.
  8. stujamur

    stujamur keep rollin rollin rollin

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    It smelt like shit , looked crap, made me feel dehydrated , i was always getting breadthing issues , felt like an elephant was on my chest , my wife said it sounded like i was going to die in my sleep , 80 yr old where healthier then me . It was disgusting when i think about .
  9. manybike

    manybike Omnipresent

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    Wow...I guess the problem with me was I never really felt any ill effects. Other than smelling bad I really never wheezed or had shortness of breath. Of course the jury is still out on whether I have damaged myself...which I no doubt have.

    I wonder if it makes a difference on how you smoke? I never inhaled deeply and when I did inhale I never held the smoke in, I always blew it out right away. Regardless...it is a foul dangerous habit. I'm 56 years old and have no intention of living the rest of my life with plastic oxygen tubes in my nose.
    I have too many years of riding I want to do, grandkids I want to see grow etc etc.
  10. Crash77

    Crash77 Been here awhile

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    Smoking..... The only problem is it can be so bloody enjoyable. But never again for me.

    I gave up 10 months ago after smoking for about 27 years. I went to my DAME (Designated Aviation Medical Examiner) who had been helping me through some issues with CASA who were preventing me from flying because an DH Indian intern doctor worded a report wrongly and they pulled my medical.

    When he smelt that I still smoked he said" are you a fkn mooron or something" I nearly fell off my seat. It did make the penny drop though.

    I went home and did a deal with my 12, 5 and 3 year old kids, if they never put a smoke in their mouth, I wouldn't ever again either.

    There you go, it's been easy, I simply don't have any say in it. I used those inhalers for a little while because it was less paperwork that stabbing work mates in the neck and did a heap of cardio and now I feel like I'm 20 again.

    Just do it, give the dirty little bastards up and get your life back.

    Good luck with it, it is the single best thing you will do for you and yours.

    Crash77
  11. tenereaddict

    tenereaddict Adventurer

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    Good luck to you guys trying to quit.:deal
    I was 25 and had an ulcer on my tongue, which after several visits to several doctors was diagnosed as a tumor. Wheeled into Westmead and had half my tongue removed. The scary part of this is when they say to your family, "Make the most of the time you have left, he may not survive the operation."
    The 16 hour operation, breathing through a traceotomy tube, having your neck sliced ear to ear and only having half a tongue isn't the worst part...... The radiation treatment is.
    6 weeks of daily radiation treatment that leaves your mouth and throat so burnt you have to swallow a gel anesthetic just to drink water, lose saliva, lose taste for months and have your teeth fall out, THAT's the bummer!
    No curries, no satay even BBQ sauce is too spicy when you have no saliva! (Not to mention peppery pies from the Asian bakeries)
    The upside, I'm still here 17 years later (gave me 5 at the start), married with 3 kids and riding. Life has a new perspective when you get that sort of hand dealt. @#$% the money, enjoy life, and do the things you've always put off.
    Good luck with it guys, it is well worth it to quit.
    P.S when ever I go for my check up now, they still ask me am I smoking? FFS if that wasn't my wake up call, what is I tell them!:clap
  12. manybike

    manybike Omnipresent

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    Good stuff guys...approaching two weeks and I still don't miss it.
    I have been putting my smoke money in a jar in the garage, I should be able to buy some great farkles for my Dakar if I keep this up.

    Will keep you all posted...whether you want it or not!
  13. Crash77

    Crash77 Been here awhile

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    Going well Manybike, keep it up.

    For you, another Churchill quote:

    When I was 18, I couldn't believe how much my parents didn't know. When I was 21, I couldn't believe how much they had learnt in 3 years.

    Regards

    Crash77
  14. manybike

    manybike Omnipresent

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    That is exactly the type of thing I plan to avoid. Like I say, I did smoke for way too many years but I am hopeful the damage can be reversed over time.
    Great story!
  15. stujamur

    stujamur keep rollin rollin rollin

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    Teneraddict that is some crazy scary but very isnpirational story - thanks for sharing - after all the crap, amazing you are here to share . Ride live n love .
    Also shows you dont need to be smoking half your life to get cancer .

    Awesome - congrats on beating it and having a life you love
  16. outsidein

    outsidein Been here awhile

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    Decided to quit today. I figured out it is costing me $4380 a year to smoke (20pk of smokes is $12). With that much extra money I can afford to do a lot of things.
  17. manybike

    manybike Omnipresent

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    Good luck on the quit outsiden, I have now gone 16 days without a smoke.
    I have been putting what I spend on smokes into a jar, it is starting to add up.

    Keep us posted on your progress.
  18. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    Yeah keep us posted, I gave up with a few others on this thread, and I'm always keen to see how others go with it.
  19. ontic

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    I just had to look back to page 25 on this thread to see when it was that I quit... I am no longer counting or anything close to it.
    over a year and a half:eek1, not one single puff.


    From the initial weeks of craving 99.99% of the time, I reckon I now crave about 0.01% of the time. Occasionally I get a silly urge but I've learned to ditch it and not obsess over it. Fresh air and health is much nicer than fumes.
    Keep it up people, it only gets better and easier.
  20. manybike

    manybike Omnipresent

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    Good job Ontic

    I am into day 18 now smoke free !!! I miss it but not as much as I thought I might. I walked through a Casino the other day and the smell of the cigarette smoke sent a rush of temptation through me, just as that was happening a fellow walked by me with an oxygen pack on his back with the hoses running into his nose....that sight quickly quelled my desire for a smoke! .... the timing was almost eerie.
    I know it is still way to early to claim victory but I am already starting to feel and breath better.
    Yesterday I realized that I still carry a lighter in my pocket, had to use it for a non-cigarette purpose. My wife asked me why I would still carry a lighter.....I don't know!