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Message 1180294 - Posted: 23 Dec 2011, 21:20:02 UTC - in response to Message 1180292.

Hey mark I will renew my star on the SETI project for $15 if you quit. I'm unemployed right now but will do the $15 to seti if you quit. ( I donated last year for the new servers)

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I am real lucky I never started smoking as a kid as I later got Asthma as an adult. Every time I ran I lost my ability to breath easily. I expect I would be dead if I had started spoking. Good luck stoping.
Over the last few years my asthma has gotten better and I no longer need the inhaler to breath while running. I am lucky in that regard.

Thank you.....and I am lucky too.

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Message 1180472 - Posted: 24 Dec 2011, 17:12:15 UTC - in response to Message 1180294.

If you fail, you find me two volunteers to help me write grants and proposals.

Succeed and I will kick in 100 bucks to the astropulse server fundraiser.
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Message 1180562 - Posted: 25 Dec 2011, 1:26:29 UTC

I can only afford to pledge $10 right now, but I may be able to increase that in a couple of weeks. It's certainly a worthy cause (not to say that Seti isn't one already).

I am seriously overweight, and I am *VERY* glad I never started smoking because I would have two major strikes against me. I'm also a very light drinker (weeks in between). A few years ago, I lost 50 pounds during the summer and held it until the next spring, but then my stress increased and I started telling myself I deserved that Italian beef/sausage combo with cheese fries and onion rings (while driving 40 miles at night, no less). Now I'm trying again. I may have lost 9 pounds in a month.

Anyway, I wish you luck, for the kitties' sake as well as yours.

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Message 1180607 - Posted: 25 Dec 2011, 11:25:06 UTC

Put me in for $25.00. Good luck Mark!

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Message 1180900 - Posted: 27 Dec 2011, 6:15:44 UTC

Time is drawing near....
If I added correctly, I have $500.00 in pledges, of which $50.00 has already been paid.
Keep 'em coming.......
I don't intend to lose this one.
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Message 1180928 - Posted: 27 Dec 2011, 10:34:43 UTC

I'll bung in another $15 Mark. I gave up 5 years ago after smoking most of my adult life. At £4.50 a packet then, I simply couldn't afford it any more. Now they're at £7 .....

Luckily I was only a social smoker, not a real nicotine addict, but it was still hard enough to do. But even now I know my chest isn't as strong as it should be. However you have put in place the two main aids to success. Firstly, a good enough reason to want to quit in the first place, and secondly telling everyone about it as an incentive not to fail.

Good luck.
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Message 1181011 - Posted: 27 Dec 2011, 22:04:03 UTC

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Message 1181028 - Posted: 27 Dec 2011, 23:01:15 UTC

Put me in with US$ 50.00 - Hope you stop.
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Message 1181153 - Posted: 28 Dec 2011, 14:59:20 UTC - in response to Message 1180125.

Put me in for $100.
I guess I will need to add you to our prayer list since we already added Lori.
This is a bet I really hope to pay out on; SETI and you will both benefit.
Good Luck quitting.
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Message 1181194 - Posted: 28 Dec 2011, 21:35:10 UTC

Up to $690.00...and just a few days more 'till my last ciggy butt.
Truth be told, I am both dreading this and looking forward to it.
I believe that after all these years, I finally have my mind made up.
And I know it's not going to be a walk in the park, but I also know that if I can make it through just one or two weak moments and 'just say no' it shall be a done deal.

Thanks for the monetary Seti support and the words of support as well.

Keep 'em both coming, please!

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Message 1181264 - Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 2:55:09 UTC - in response to Message 1181194.

I've got a couple friends that supposedly quit, but when they drink they smoke, so alcohol may be your enemy.

Also, I recommend stocking up on sugarless gum. Keep your mouth busy and you might have less inclination to light up :p
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Message 1181287 - Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 5:27:41 UTC - in response to Message 1181264.

I've got a couple friends that supposedly quit, but when they drink they smoke, so alcohol may be your enemy.

Also, I recommend stocking up on sugarless gum. Keep your mouth busy and you might have less inclination to light up :p

Whiskey had always been my downfall...........
I will not let it claim this victory........
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Message 1181353 - Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 13:25:16 UTC

Stop smoking is OK, stop drinking NEVER...
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Message 1181368 - Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 15:21:26 UTC

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I don't know anyone who actually quit by 'giving up for a month'. So I will donate £25, or 'as near as dammit is to swearing' in dollars, to Seti@home, but only when you actually give up smoking completely as I did back in the '70s.

One month's 'smoking adjournment' is simply not giving up. Everyone I know who successfully gave up smoking was able to say "I don't smoke any more", not "I am giving up for a month".

If you are still a non-smoker once you get to the end of February, a full 29 day month after you have achieved your own goal. Then You will stand a good chance of having quit for good. That way, not only Seti@Home wins, but so do you.

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Message 1181389 - Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 17:11:06 UTC

Put me in for $100,00 Mark, for astropulse fundraiser. I do hope I loose, so I can enjoy it twice, for your purposes and for the server.
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Message 1181392 - Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 17:14:57 UTC - in response to Message 1181389.

Put me in for $100,00 Mark, for astropulse fundraiser. I do hope I loose, so I can enjoy it twice, for your purposes and for the server.

Hawkeye........may I call you that?

Amazing........all of you.

It's gonna be a sweet victory on my end.
Nothing but win win win win..............

Kitty victory!!!!!!!

I know, I laugh now, with a stick in my face./

My time to celebrate will come soon enough, I hope.
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Message 1181396 - Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 17:17:47 UTC
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My brother Sergio, a merchant marine captain, smoked up to 40 cigarettes a day. When skiing on the Gran Risa slope, where a Giant Slalom event is run every year, he broke his leg. The doctors advised him: if you don't stop smoking your bones will never join. So he stopped smoking and is now, retired, in Genoa, aged 77 and soon 78, in good health. But his wife still smokes, like many women do in Italy.
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Message 1181399 - Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 17:20:20 UTC - in response to Message 1181396.

My brother Sergio, a merchant marine captain, smoked up to 40 cigarettes a day. When skiing on the Gran Risa slope, where a Giant Slalom event is run every year, he broke his leg. The doctors advised him: if you don't stop smoking your bones will never join. So he stopped smoking and is now, retired, in Genoa, aged 77 and soon 78, in good health. But his wife still smokes, like many women do in Italy.
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What else do the ladies do in Italy?

I shall never go there, so you can tell me. LOL.
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Message 1181421 - Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 18:02:20 UTC - in response to Message 1181392.

Put me in for $100,00 Mark, for astropulse fundraiser. I do hope I loose, so I can enjoy it twice, for your purposes and for the server.

Hawkeye........may I call you that?

Amazing........all of you.

It's gonna be a sweet victory on my end.
Nothing but win win win win..............

Kitty victory!!!!!!!

I know, I laugh now, with a stick in my face./

My time to celebrate will come soon enough, I hope.


Yes you can :D
My mother smoke for 38 years and quit 10 years ago, and she is very well on these days. I´m pretty sure you have all the motivation you need around you, but here is some more.
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Message 1181425 - Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 18:06:56 UTC - in response to Message 1181421.

Put me in for $100,00 Mark, for astropulse fundraiser. I do hope I loose, so I can enjoy it twice, for your purposes and for the server.

Hawkeye........may I call you that?

Amazing........all of you.

It's gonna be a sweet victory on my end.
Nothing but win win win win..............

Kitty victory!!!!!!!

I know, I laugh now, with a stick in my face./

My time to celebrate will come soon enough, I hope.


Yes you can :D
My mother smoke for 38 years and quit 10 years ago, and she is very well on these days. I´m pretty sure you have all the motivation you need around you, but here is some more.


Well taken.......and needed.



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