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Need a cigarette!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by TheITCrowd, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. TheITCrowd

    TheITCrowd Kilobyte Poster

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    Gave up smoking 11 days ago with patches but still feel like sh##.
    Studying EIGRP Frame Relay topology is not helping, work is ok as I am busy.
    But now I have to go shopping with my wife and daughter, walk past people smoking, fight through other shoppers and screaming kids...

    I just want a bloody Cigarette!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  2. nugget
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    Hang in there mate, it'll be worth it. :thumbleft
     
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  3. Sparky
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    Have a beer instead. :biggrin
     
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  4. LukeP

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    Do you smoke/have you ever smoked Sparky?

    For someone trying to quit ciggies drinking beer usually makes it harder. :)
     
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  5. Sparky
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    Yeah, I smoked when I was at uni - tbh the cost of it meant I had to stop and yeah, having a drink always meant having a cig! :eek:

    To the OP, hang in there mate! :biggrin
     
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  6. greenbrucelee
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    I am still trying too. Its hard :(
     
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  7. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Hang in there matey, I know how tough it can be. I'm a week in to quitting (again) and I'm consciously avoiding le pub for the time being.

    Get on your console of choice and kill things :)
     
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  8. cisco lab rat

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    Have a smoke.....but you have to smoke them right to the butt, that's where they keep the space dust
     
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  9. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    They aren't legal ;)
     
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  10. Jayton

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    I quit cold turkey 2.5 year ago, I had been smoking about 8 years.

    You'll only be able to do it if you really want to!

    Good luck!
     
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  11. 1/4

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    Cold Turkey or get out the kitchen.
     
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  12. Asterix

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    To quote Homer Simpson:
    "Cold turkey isn't always as appetising as it sounds"
     
  13. TheITCrowd

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    Thanks All.
    I survived the day lol Cold Turkey has failed for me in the past I can get to the 5th day usually but then normally fail again :(
    I have smoked for 25 years, these free patches I got from the NHS stop smoking campaign seem to be working for me, I know patches only prolong the withdrawal process but if it gets me off the Dirty Weed then I will continue this way.
    You’re supposed to wear them for 24 hours, but I take them off at night and don’t put them on until I have been awake at least a couple of hours the next day, the amount of nicotine I get has dropped a third since I gave up this way, I had a 20 a day habit.
    I just bought 21 patches on Ebay (£15.00!!) so when they have gone I will just stop, as giving up the patches will be easier then giving up the Cigs...
    So far I have saved £74.20 looks good in a jar, better then my lungs would look.
    I need £90 for my exam so it's nearly paid for it already!:eek:
     
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  14. nugget
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    All the more incentive to keep it going. If you never got past the 5th day before then you've already got it done. :thumbleft
     
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  15. Apexes

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    On way to Berlin on plane i thought i'd quit, being away - not with all my mates etc, i won't drink as much - then over here there are pubs for smokers - one irish pub you can smoke in the bar at, and they have all english sports on a 42" tv directly in front of me, with a waitress service....

    considering all the above, quitting kind of didnt happen for me unfortunately lol, but i'll try when i leave here in 6 weeks :D
     
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  16. nugget
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    Let us know when you have reached your target and have booked the exam. :thumbleft
     
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  17. Bluerinse
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    Best of luck mate, I intend to give up too one day.
     
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  18. TheITCrowd

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    8 months and still not smoking :-)
     
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  19. Boffy

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    Good job, any idea how much you've saved? 8) Must feel good right?
     
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  20. TheITCrowd

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    Averaging it out at £6.50 a packet I have saved £1657.50 !! I have put on a 14lbs so not that bad.
    I still get the urge for a cig now and then, but I will never have one again.
     
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