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Posted: 30.09.2013  ·  #1
https://stoptober.smokefree.nhs.uk/ **Not available here** 😠


But I started it anyhow, first day and no smokes :)

"Thank you your honor, with God`s help I`ll conquer this terrible afliction ..." = name that movie

I might even do Dry November :)


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Posted: 30.09.2013  ·  #2
Hats off to you Ally, I have tried and tried but fail and go back on them!
One day at a time...
Good luck! keep us posted.

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Posted: 30.09.2013  ·  #3
I have been using the e-vapour electronic fag, in an attempt to cut down. I'm down from 4 pkts of cigars a day to 1 or 1 1/2 pkts a day. So far I've saved approximately £ 85 in a week, but I should be putting the cash in a jar to help strengthen my will power. However I seldom have used cash to physically pay for my habit, generally paying by debit or credit card and not realising that the cost had escalated to £140 quid per week.


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Posted: 30.09.2013  ·  #4
£140 a week!!!!!

That's nearly as much as your van uses :)

On an e ciggy myself. Doctor gave me a HUGE telling of last Friday so time for a change.


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Posted: 30.09.2013  ·  #5
I'm off them 11 years this December. Believe it or not I still get the odd craving for a smoke from time to time. Its a bad habit that never quite leaves you...

I did the "money in a jar" incentive.

I smoked 30 Marlboro light per day before I gave them up. That was around €10/day at the time (or was it IR£ punts, I cant remember). Anyway I got myself an old Nescafe jar and ceremoniously dropped a tenner into the jar each evening to celebrate another smoke free day. After a year or so I had a decent amount of cash to upgrade my car.

At the cost of cigs these days imagine how much you'd save... You'd need a bigger jar than the one I had... :lol:

Take it day by day Ally and fair play for taking the first step...


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Posted: 30.09.2013  ·  #6
im off them 8 years and loving it :whistle: :whistle:

it was the hardest thing i have had to do but it is worth it,

ally a word of advise for you,
if you dont want to give up your self just keep smoking and dont waste your time like i did,
i tried 3 times before i finally realised i was getting nagged from all sides and i was still having the one on the sly because i didnt really want to give up my self,

but then i decided for my self it was time and i havnt looked back since (well havnt looked back sober :-) anyway) :fgrin: :fgrin:

right heres an incentive for you!!!!!!!!!!!
if you stay off them from now until the kilkenny craic meet ill bring you a six pack......carlsberg isnt it?

id say a few more craicers might do the same?


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Posted: 30.09.2013  ·  #7
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ally a word of advise for you,
if you dont want to give up your self just keep smoking and dont waste your time like i did,
i tried 3 times before i finally realised i was getting nagged from all sides and i was still having the one on the sly because i didnt really want to give up my self,

right heres an incentive for you!!!!!!!!!!!
if you stay off them from now until the kilkenny craic meet ill bring you a six pack......carlsberg isnt it?

id say a few more craicers might do the same?


No this time I want to give up for me and the family. I am more determined than I have ever been. Bad family history for heart attacks etc and my cousin aged 42 died last Friday from a heart attack. Time to wise up :)

Now that is an incentive!! :-)


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Posted: 30.09.2013  ·  #8
im glad to hear you want to give up your self,

as said earlier take it one day at a time and when you start gettin narky bring rufus for a walk to clear the head,

stick with it as it will be worth it :up: (six pack) :whistle:

sorry to hear about your cousin,


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Posted: 01.10.2013  ·  #9
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when you start gettin narky bring rufus for a walk to clear the head,




Who you calling Narky!! 😠



:lol:

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Posted: 01.10.2013  ·  #10
Keep at it ally ! I'm off them eight years but the first few months are definitely the hardest :up:


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Posted: 01.10.2013  ·  #11
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Keep at it ally ! I'm off them eight years but the first few months are definitely the hardest :up:



MONTHS!!! o.O



Day two - no smokes :)


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Posted: 01.10.2013  ·  #12
Day 3 can be the same. Keep focussed and you can do it.


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Posted: 01.10.2013  ·  #13
i feel your pain.....stick with it.....grumpy :P :P


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Posted: 01.10.2013  ·  #14
:lol:

I'm counting up all the six packs :D


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Posted: 02.10.2013  ·  #15
I'm off the dreaded weed 6 yrs now it was'nt the money at the time it was my health, I took a wee turn as they say, my BP went through the roof spent the night in the UHD, as it happened was not totally related to smoking , anyway had good look around me at others in ward and the decision was made. On a lighter note at the time I was adding about £2000 to my pension per yr. stop now it's never to late, life's good this side of the grass. :up:


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Posted: 02.10.2013  ·  #16
Quote by denboye

stop now it's never to late, life's good this side of the grass. :up:


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Hard day today! but still no cigs :)


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Posted: 02.10.2013  ·  #17
Well done,

Now think of it this way..........if you did with out them for the last 3 days you certainly can go another 3, :up: :up:

Did you bring Rufus out for his walk yet..(to clear your head) :fgrin:


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Posted: 03.10.2013  ·  #18
:up:

Rufus has the paws walked of him :)


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Posted: 03.10.2013  ·  #19
Poor dog be careful in case he starts smoking.


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Posted: 04.10.2013  ·  #20
Day 5......

Whoo Hoo! :)

Where did all those smells come from?


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Posted: 04.10.2013  ·  #21
Well done keep it up,you will have to get Jack the rev to pray for you :up:


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Posted: 04.10.2013  ·  #22
:up:

he tried that before - he reckons there is no hope.

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Posted: 04.10.2013  ·  #23
There's always hope no matter how bad the case is.


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Posted: 04.10.2013  ·  #24
:lol: :D


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Posted: 04.10.2013  ·  #25
Good luck Ally , just take one day at a time .I took up knitting when John & I decided to quit the dreaded weed , I still have the needles if you want to borrow them . Emily


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Posted: 04.10.2013  ·  #26
Knit some Carlsberg hats and scarves for next year's festivals


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I'll expect to see those zigzag papers on eBay soon :lol:


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Posted: 06.10.2013  ·  #29
How ya holding up ally?

Hope you are winning the battle :up:


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Posted: 06.10.2013  ·  #30
Was doing great until Mr carlsberg got the better of me last night :-|

But......... I only had a few puffs last night, not even half a cigarette, which I think is pretty damn good for an EX smoking alcoholic :D


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Posted: 06.10.2013  ·  #31
I like the EX bit that's good that you are in that mode already. EX is the operative word here.


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Posted: 06.10.2013  ·  #32
You should go cold turkey and ditch the drink and the Cigs. Ally! But wait until after the Kilkenny meet. :D


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Posted: 06.10.2013  ·  #33
:D You'll not want any duty frees then
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Posted: 06.10.2013  ·  #34
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You should go cold turkey and ditch the drink and the Cigs. Ally! But wait until after the Kilkenny meet. :D


Ditch the drink! :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o


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Posted: 06.10.2013  ·  #35
Don't worry guys after the Cigs that will come. Lol


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Posted: 09.10.2013  ·  #36
How ya holding up??

Hope you didn't fall off the wagon :up:

One step at a time.............leave the carlsberg til next month :o :o


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Posted: 10.10.2013  ·  #37
Doing great, at Dave & Naomi's at the minute. Carlsberg on the go but no ciggys:)


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Posted: 10.10.2013  ·  #38
Well done Ally to have stayed off to now ,you have the worst bit over so no reason to go back ever. I smoked 4 packets a day until 25years ago when a 20 packet of Benson & Hedges was £1.39 . A lot more expensive today. Keep it up mate.


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Posted: 10.10.2013  ·  #39
Well Ally done keep it up :up: :bash:


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Posted: 10.10.2013  ·  #40
Keep up the good work :up: :up:

Looks like I'm working Saturday so won't make it to Kilkenny but I'll leave your 6pack in the garage ;-) ;-)


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