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Message 1181447 - Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 20:04:23 UTC

Don't go cold turkey. Drop from 20 to 10 to 5 to nil over a few days ....

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Message 1181454 - Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 20:15:06 UTC

I disagree Chris. The step-down method doesn't work for EVERYONE. I stopped 10 years ago cold-turkey-never smoked again.

When Sattler has been completely smoke free for 6 months straight, I will give as part of this fundraiser.
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Message 1181483 - Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 21:34:24 UTC - in response to Message 1181454.

However you go about it, just quit smoking. Cigarettes killed both of my dad's parents entirely too early in their lives.
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Message 1181493 - Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 22:58:44 UTC - in response to Message 1181483.

However you go about it, just quit smoking. Cigarettes killed both of my dad's parents entirely too early in their lives.

They killed both of my wifes parents as well. My father used to smoke three packs a day, but cold turkeyed them based on pressure from my sister and I when we were 5 and 8 years old.

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Message 1181514 - Posted: 30 Dec 2011, 0:46:46 UTC
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Well, my brother's wife is s Spanish lady. A real Senora.But she smokes. I never smoked in my life, except maybe around a dead comrade below a mountain, when we passed a cigarette and a flask of wine around like Communion.
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Message 1181580 - Posted: 30 Dec 2011, 13:31:39 UTC - in response to Message 1181454.

I disagree Chris. The step-down method doesn't work for EVERYONE. I stopped 10 years ago cold-turkey-never smoked again.

When Sattler has been completely smoke free for 6 months straight, I will give as part of this fundraiser.

I didn't want to be quite that harsh on the man. However, Mark, you now have at least some incentive to prove to us ex-smokers that you can do it.

I too simply stopped smoking. In the '70s I was in training and assisted at two post mortems of road accident victims. One was a smoker, one was a non-smoker; both from a rural area. Their lungs were totally different looking organs. One had pink lungs the other grey. - It was not smoking that killed either of them. That was just the state of their lungs.

I gave up very shortly after that. I went from 30-40 a day to none.

I used a method based on ridding the body of nicotine AND breaking all my habits at once, then selectively taking up only those I wished to continue with. It took two weeks.

First, realise that most of your smoking is habit. So is coffee, tea, carbonated caffeine drinks, alcohol, sitting in your favourite chair after meals, and all the other things that you do by habit. Prepare to stop doing them all for two weeks. After two weeks you can take up whatever other habits you want to.

Then, to rid the body of nicotine, realise that nicotine is slightly soluble in water, and use water to flush it out.
Water on the inside.
Drink only water, and drink more than you need. This will help flush out the nicotine. (which must go to stop the cravings) It will also help make you feel fuller before meals to drink a large glass of water about 5 minutes before the meal. This will help prevent the weight gain that often accompanies smoking cessation.
Water on the outside.
Make a ritual out of this:
    On the first day, when you wash, use ice-water to thoroughly scrub your hands. Then continue to wash all over normally. Preferably multiple times a day.
    Next day, use ice-water to thoroughly scrub up to the elbows. Then continue as the previous day.
    Next day, the whole arms.
    Then the arms and feet;
    arms and lower legs;
    arms and whole legs;
    arms, legs and face/head;
    arms, legs, head, upper torso;
    whole body.


This will take nine days.
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By now, you are thoroughly scrubbed, you have not smoked for well over a week, you have flushed your insides with water.

On the tenth day get a clean, preferably new white towel. Take a sauna if possible, if not get yourself hot and sweaty somehow. Then thoroughly rub yourself down with the clean white towel. Then, and only then, put the towel to your face and breathe deeply through your nose. - The towel smells like an ash tray right? - You need to wash that off your body, right now!

This should allow you to push on through to your goal.

If you find you have to cheat, cheat with the alcohol, coffee, tea, or something that you intend to take up again anyway. (For me, this was coffee, which I have since cut out.) Do not cheat with the tobacco.

Be prepared to catch a few coughs and colds for a while. The smoke has not only been killing you, but helping to kill everything you came in contact with. Including infections. Eventually, your system will no longer rely on a film of tar and poisons to keep it 'safe' from infections. Your body will start to use its own defences like the rest of us.
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Message 1181612 - Posted: 30 Dec 2011, 17:12:46 UTC

Mark, a two stage pledge:
First $15 after one month, then another $15 after six months.


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Message 1181698 - Posted: 30 Dec 2011, 23:01:47 UTC

I gave $25 instead of the promised $15. Good luck buddy
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Message 1181967 - Posted: 31 Dec 2011, 19:22:28 UTC

Go man go :-)

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Message 1181975 - Posted: 31 Dec 2011, 19:57:46 UTC

Now almost free of smokes for 9 mounths and I've been a smoker for about 30 years.
Now when I don't smoke I wonder why the heck are there cigarettes for sale everywhere. What are their purpose?

I am alot healthier and happier without them.

Quit smoking is the way to go!!!
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Message 1181993 - Posted: 31 Dec 2011, 21:16:16 UTC - in response to Message 1181968.

Marc, What is the final tally you have accepted for your incentive?
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Message 1182007 - Posted: 31 Dec 2011, 22:31:02 UTC - in response to Message 1182006.

Have a good night and good luck with the smoking
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Message 1182126 - Posted: 1 Jan 2012, 12:54:10 UTC

Good luck to you, both in this endeavour and life in general. I know this is not your only challenge. I hope 2012 brings us all some cheer.
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Message 1182128 - Posted: 1 Jan 2012, 13:16:44 UTC

Hi Len, yes I also endorse your sentiments.

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Message 1182150 - Posted: 1 Jan 2012, 16:18:25 UTC

Fingers crossed Mark.
You can do it.

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