OT: Journey to being smokefree

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by ilocano, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. TTPower

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    ilocano take it easy on the tic-tacs.... bka diabetes nman makuha mo. :)
    my uncle who quit smoking got diabetes and complications from it bcoz he popped candies whenever he felt like smoking.... di pa ata uso sugar-free candies at that time. :) kaya mo yan bro!
     
  2. ilocano

    ilocano Down Under.

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    Thanks for the heads-up TP. That crossed my mind.
    Anyways ubos na stock ko tic-tac, I'll ditch the patch for now, iba amats sakin nakakahilo, i'll stick with the gum for now(sugar-free na):thumbsup:
     

  3. charlie-xray

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    Lucky for me, I never LIKED but did try smoking in my high school days. Pero I like the suggestion of Ante a lot....as in a lot. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

     
  4. batangueno

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    How many days now, are you still smokefree? :supergrin:

    I quit 7 years ago after smoking for 20 years. The most difficult time would be the first 3 weeks after that madali na lang. Good Luck. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Allegra

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    I'm thinking of starting smoking
    Ano po ba magandang brand?
     
  6. charlie-xray

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    La Campagna Tabaco po yung walang filter, buhay pa ba itong kompanya na ito dito yan sa likod ng Sta Ana race track.

     
  7. ilocano

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    Tumataginting na 5 days na. In fact last night, i was out with my officemates and we went drinkin'. All of them were smokers- and yes, for the first time in my 32 years of existence, i got drunk without a single puff!!!:thumbsup:

    It was not easy though, i was drooling for a smoke and indeed, it was a close encounter so to speak..i made it! Still smoke-free.
     
  8. Eye Cutter

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    for the first few weeks or months, avoid any activity that will tempt you to light up.

    kelangan meron din moral support from your groupmates and barkada, that they should not smoke when you're around
     
  9. ilocano

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    tun na nga doc, all my friends are smokers.. ako daw mag adjust hindi sila kc ako odd man out!
     
  10. MR_BIG

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    i stopped smoking 2 1/2 years ago, the day i learned my father has cancer, he died in my arms after 2 weeks, scared the crap out of me, him bleeding at the nose and mouth, drowing in his own blood, with an oxygen mask on, just went cold turkey from 2-3 packs a day, im glad i stopped when i was 30, some say it would take 10years to detoxify, all of my mother's tito's and tita from her father side has or have died of complications from emphysema, one died after 7 years living with only a 15% lung capacity, that means every breath we take, he needs six. the journey is hard, but its worth it, just think of your love ones
     
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    Thanks for sharing the above.. moral of the story-- it's not too late! just do it!
     
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    I've read somewhere that nicotine is more addictive than cocaine. Based on that alone, you could say it's easier to kick a coke habit than it is to stop smoking. I quit cold turkey about ten years ago, and I can tell it was extremely difficult. I used to smoke 2 packs of Marlboros, four when I was drinking. Four years after quitting the urge would still return specially when I smelled cigarette smoke. The upside is that quitting smoking is worth all the hardship. You will, without a doubt, gain a quality of life you wish you've always had.

    Don't give up and don't give in. This is one time when a quitter comes out a winner.:) :) :)
     
  13. bertud ng putik

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    yup! yan ang method na patok! cold turkey! ako naman nagawa ko na minsan, straight for 3 months walang yosi! kaso bwisit na mga ka opismate lalo na pag may inuman. kahit walang pulutan basta may yosi solve na eh.

    isabay na din natin ang pag iwas sa coffee and softdrinks lalo na sa mga gusto mag quit ng smoking. eto back to square one uli ako, plan ko march 1,2007 mag cold turkey ulit ako. sana..... lets hope for the best! kayanin mo yan ilocano! ako rin talagang subukan ko ng mag quit permanently! :hugs:
     
  14. bertud ng putik

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    tama din si batangueno, the most difficult period is 15 days of continuous not smoking, pag nalagpasan mo ang 15 days! madali na! nasubukan ko na nga dati. hopefully this march 1 tuloy tuloy na!
     
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    I quit smoking January 1, 2000 and I haven't had a puff ever since.
    The only problem was I often had sore throat, cough, pharyngitis within a year after quitting.

    Maybe it was my throat not used to all that smoke that passed through it.

    Good luck, ilocano
     
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    Thanks All!!! Seriously, it is EXTREMELY difficult. I guess that were the moody thing comes from, langya daig ko pa nireregla sa mood swings ko.. all because of my urge to lit one up!

    Pero kaya to dude-- on day at a time..


    Salamat sa supporta, good to know alot of u guys went through the same $^i%!!!:thumbsup:
     
  17. HEAVY

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    every minute you don't light up is a victory.

    we're rooting for you, bro. :thumbsup:

    kaya yan.
     
  18. atmarcella

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    kaya mo yan bro! strategy lang yan, ako i tried to quit before na walang strategy, gusto ko lang mag quit noon kasi gusto ng girlfriend ko who eventually became my wifey, cguro i lasted 4mos. tapos balik na naman, then i started getting upper respiratory tract infections often, sabi ko if i quit tapos walang replacement eventually babalik din ako, ang ginawa ko bumili ako ng tabako, first pack ko was don urquijo coronas, sabi ko mas ok to kasi hindi ine inhale, it was so expensive, 600/box 5 pc., that i lighted up only once a week, tapos ang tapang ng taste, nung na sanay nako one time sa inuman hindi ako nakadala ng tabako i bummed a cigarette, nagulat ako it tasted like crap, it was like smoking....air, ngayon i've gone down to lighting up 1 cigar a month, yung pinakamura pa, tabaclera panetelas 100/box 5pc., in conclusion replacement is a good strategy....di pa stressfull, YMMV:thumbsup:
     
  19. Eye Cutter

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    Yung Zyban medicine na ginamit ko, hati lang kami nung barkada ko na anesthesiologist sa 1 box. dapat 7 weeks yung treatment cycle, since naghati kami, 3 weeks worth of meds lang nagamit namin. Not once did i feel the crevings of nicotine withdrawal. Ang galing noong gamot, kaso wala na available dito sa Pinas. yung ginamit nga namin, expiry na yun kaya pinamigay ng med rep. Lugi yata glaxo kasi walang gumagamit, madaming na expire lang na meds or whatever their reasons to pull it out.

    ask your doctor about medications to help. mas madali to kick the habit kung maraming katulong and kakampi!
     
  20. ilocano

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    Of all the advises that I got- I guess everyone failed to warn me of this one!

    Do not go out out with a very hot chick who smokes!!!:laughabove: :laughabove:

    I said no countless of times when she offered a puff.. by end night- it was her turn to say N-O!:tongueout: :tongueout:

    oh well, the downside of being smoke-free.
    Perhaps it comes with the "clean living" S#!%.