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Postby Vaudevillevillain » Sat Sep 15, 2007 18:59 pm

Yes, I agree there should definitely be regulations on their advertising. It seems they begrudgingly add the 'requires willpower' legend on television adverts etc.

I did DL the silkquit counter after seeing it on here! It is quite good.

My current situation is One month, three weeks, one day, 20 hours, 58 minutes and 29 seconds. 808 cigarettes not smoked, saving £193.94. Life saved: 2 days, 19 hours, 20 minutes.

:lol:

Thought i was two months in already. As near as damnit.

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Postby ratty2k » Sun Sep 16, 2007 07:23 am

Sorry, a typo on mine- I've actually gained 2 weeks of extra living!

I just find it a nice little boost(the counter) when you feel a bit of an urge.
And when you get a bit later into it, its amazing how much you save. And the best bit is the fact I can ride longer harder and faster. Still not too fast see my posts in the "very overweight" thread! :)
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Whadda ya mean I dont believe in god?
I talk to him everyday....

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Postby fireheed » Tue Sep 18, 2007 04:21 am

Smoke free for over 3 years now and as said previously i can feel the benifits big time.

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Postby yeehaamcgee » Wed Sep 19, 2007 17:25 pm

Ah, but Ratty, you would have course find it easy to smoke, if you're constantly wearing that gas/gimp-mask.
You just couldn't get the fags into your mouth!

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Postby ratty2k » Wed Sep 19, 2007 19:16 pm

:lol:!!!!!!
(From Dead man's shoes)
God will forgive them, I cant live with that.

What a feckin' great film!
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Whadda ya mean I dont believe in god?

I talk to him everyday....

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Postby keith » Mon Oct 22, 2007 19:51 pm

Dont quite. Just 'dont smoke'.

Believe me.

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Postby ginger spazz » Sun Nov 11, 2007 22:43 pm

well im only 16 and ive been smoking properly for about 2 years now,i have given up for the grand total of 7 times and the longest has been for 5 months but i have decided thty last pack on friday would be my last ones.!!! wish me luck,the bike certainly has been whats motivating me to stop.although at my tender age i am afraid that i will be having the odd few at partys etc but that cant be that bad....can it...?

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Postby DR650s » Tue Nov 13, 2007 09:18 am

ginger spazz wrote:well im only 16 and ive been smoking properly for about 2 years now,i have given up for the grand total of 7 times and the longest has been for 5 months but i have decided thty last pack on friday would be my last ones.!!! wish me luck,the bike certainly has been whats motivating me to stop.although at my tender age i am afraid that i will be having the odd few at partys etc but that cant be that bad....can it...?


Yes unfortunately it is, I have been through this as well "I'll only smoke when I have a drink", "II'll only smoke other peoples fags", in the end you will go back smoking. My major regret is that I didn't stop smoking till I was 35, if only I knew at 18 what I know now I would never have started. At 16 the thought of dieing from smoking will be far from your mind, but you are damaging your body. I worry that having smoked for so long I have already done the damage.

But you also need to understand why you smoke and what the cigerette does, and how. I truely believe that I never enjoyed smoking, peer pressure made me start, and after that I was hooked on Nicotene, but I never enjoyed smoking. Once I understood that, and that stopping was about breaking the nicotene additcion, it was easy to stop, and I have never craved, or wanted another cigerette since.
I did not resist smoking until that majical day when I wouldn't want one again, I just didn't want one, because I understood what smoking did to my body, and why I believed I needed them, and believe me I was hooked. Once I understood this, I just didn't want one anymore, and I owe that to Allen Carr.

Benefits....well I went from high blood pressure and out of breath, to "the resting heart rate and blood pressure of a proffessional athlete" according to two seperate paramedics. Obviously this is also due to a lot of training, but I would never have been able to do it smoking.

You can do it, just understand fags are simply nicotene injections with some real nasty chemicals added in, you don't need them and in truth don't enjoy them, you just think you do. You trained your body to accept them (they made you feel sick and dizzy when you first smoked), and just as easy your body will come to not want of need the nicottene. Don't use patches or gum, nicottene is the quickest drug to become addicted to, but has the least cold turkey effect, and within a couple of days your body will not crave it anymore.

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Postby benny2891 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 15:57 pm

The only other thing I would add is never stop trying to quit. (Don't quit at quitting?) I've only met one person that claims to have successfully quit on the first go, and I don't believe her.

I'm completely smoke free for the past two years or so, but I can't tell you how many times I tried to quit before that. I tried everything; patches, gum, hypno, acup******e, you name it. In the end it simply came down to me truly deciding to quit, no rationalisations for a cheeky one at the pub, after a good meal with friends, or after engaging in my favourite horizontal activity
:wink:

Now, I'm trying to get my fitness back and I curse every drag I took as a wheeze up hills in the granny gear :oops:

I would think that if you go into it with the attitude that
having the odd few at partys etc but that cant be that bad...

you really haven't decided to quit, and you'll find yourself a full-time smoker pretty quickly without really realising it. Don't let that stop you from trying though. Every time you try to stop, even if only for a day, you are doing your body a favour.

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Postby cunning-stunt » Sat Nov 17, 2007 08:12 am

I'm one of the many who've tried and tried and keep going back :evil:

Last attempt was on Jan 1st this year,and I went 4 months without a problem,and then I went fishing for a few days with a mate..

I hadn't had a bike for 2 years at the time and was gradually losing fitness and filling my body with shyte. Then,when i finally managed to get a new steed in June,I came to realise the true folly of smoking and what I'd done to myself.

I need to quit,and want to,but at the moment it's the typical smokers excuse that's holding me back.. "I'll just get Christmas out of the way" :lol: :lol:
All my friends are smokers,and the pressure is immense - and there's no way I'm not seeing them over christmas.

I have Alan Carrs 'The only way to stop smoking permanently' and Gillian Rileys 'how to stop smoking and stay stopped for good' sat right here in front of me,so I'm going to have to knuckle down and read them and see if they do any good.

What I would say to anyone young (I'm now 29 and have smoked for 15 years) is ditch the fags!
They're not cool,they're not hard,and they mess you up badly in a very short space of time!
You might not feel the effects now,but I guarantee you will when you hit my age,and you'll look older,and there's any number of smoking related ailments to suffer from.

A good friend of mine is 25 and has been ordered by his doctor to quit because his blood pressure is through the roof and he's in serious danger - at 25! Thanks to the fags.

Personally,I'm too scared to see a doctor because I dread what they'll say about me :lol:

I was a real racing snake on the bike a few years back,but now I'm more like sad sack from the raggy Dolls...bloody fags are evil :evil:

Apologies for my seemingly random wittering,just finished a 12 hour night shift and could sleep for a week :lol: :lol:
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Postby benny2891 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 09:26 am

I need to quit,and want to,but at the moment it's the typical smokers excuse that's holding me back.. "I'll just get Christmas out of the way" Laughing Laughing
All my friends are smokers,and the pressure is immense - and there's no way I'm not seeing them over christmas.


I'd try to quit now. Even if you 'slip' over the holidays, it will still be easier to make another attempt. I found the key to quitting is to take it in small chunks of time. Quit for 5 minutes. then 10... then an hour, a day, a week, and so on. Don't worry about the holidays until they are here.

Smoking friends can be a major problem, my inability to cope with that pressure as contributed to many a relapse on my part. (In the past. No problem at all anymore :D )

Good luck, and keep at it.

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Postby ginger spazz » Sat Nov 17, 2007 18:20 pm

DR650s wrote:
ginger spazz wrote:well im only 16 and ive been smoking properly for about 2 years now,i have given up for the grand total of 7 times and the longest has been for 5 months but i have decided thty last pack on friday would be my last ones.!!! wish me luck,the bike certainly has been whats motivating me to stop.although at my tender age i am afraid that i will be having the odd few at partys etc but that cant be that bad....can it...?


Yes unfortunately it is, I have been through this as well "I'll only smoke when I have a drink", "II'll only smoke other peoples fags", in the end you will go back smoking. My major regret is that I didn't stop smoking till I was 35, if only I knew at 18 what I know now I would never have started. At 16 the thought of dieing from smoking will be far from your mind, but you are damaging your body. I worry that having smoked for so long I have already done the damage.

But you also need to understand why you smoke and what the cigerette does, and how. I truely believe that I never enjoyed smoking, peer pressure made me start, and after that I was hooked on Nicotene, but I never enjoyed smoking. Once I understood that, and that stopping was about breaking the nicotene additcion, it was easy to stop, and I have never craved, or wanted another cigerette since.
I did not resist smoking until that majical day when I wouldn't want one again, I just didn't want one, because I understood what smoking did to my body, and why I believed I needed them, and believe me I was hooked. Once I understood this, I just didn't want one anymore, and I owe that to Allen Carr.

Benefits....well I went from high blood pressure and out of breath, to "the resting heart rate and blood pressure of a proffessional athlete" according to two seperate paramedics. Obviously this is also due to a lot of training, but I would never have been able to do it smoking.

You can do it, just understand fags are simply nicotene injections with some real nasty chemicals added in, you don't need them and in truth don't enjoy them, you just think you do. You trained your body to accept them (they made you feel sick and dizzy when you first smoked), and just as easy your body will come to not want of need the nicottene. Don't use patches or gum, nicottene is the quickest drug to become addicted to, but has the least cold turkey effect, and within a couple of days your body will not crave it anymore.






I owe you a big thank you because what you put i thought long and hard about it.

i started to smoke because of a girl that i liked.it started from the odd 1 to up to 10 in a day and my fitness decreasing and of course..an addiction to nicotine.im not going to blame her because it was me and tbh,,i got what i wanted in the end :P .

it also made me realize that smoking is damaging me and my riding (the wholle reason im on this forum) so..as of now.....i quit..thats it....me smoking is over(i had around 20 from firday so i meesed up my giving up befoer hand ^^^)


thanks very much



thanks

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Postby Vaudevillevillain » Mon Nov 19, 2007 14:15 pm

Cunning-Stunt :

Its funny reading your post as it was identical to my situation, we are of a similar age and the 'smoking history' is bang on how i feel too.

All I can say is try Neil Caseys book as I mentioned in a previous post, The Nicotine Trick, I cant recommend it enough to people. All it take is real knowledge, not what the nhs or stop smoking helplines will tell you, and you will succeed.

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Postby dennisn » Mon Nov 19, 2007 15:08 pm

Well, you're on the right track. Good Luck. The only advice i can offer is never, ever
take even a puff from a smoke again or you may end up, rather quickly, right back where
you started. It might help, to keep you on the right track, to observe people with
Emphysema. I watched my father in law die from it and a few other things that smoking
caused. It was horrible.

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Postby cunning-stunt » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:39 am

dennisn wrote: It might help, to keep you on the right track, to observe people with
Emphysema.


My mother is dying from that right now,doubt she's got 2 years left in her :(
Very,very ill...and yet i'm still chuffing away :evil:
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Postby pol924 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:50 am

What is the book called by Allen Carr. I have read one of his called 'Packing it in the easy way'. This seems more like a autobiography and towards the end of the book goes on to say how good the 'easyway' system is but never actually tells you about it. Which book is the right one?

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Postby cunning-stunt » Wed Nov 21, 2007 13:11 pm

pol924 wrote:What is the book called by Allen Carr.


"The only way to stop smoking permanently"
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Postby Celtic Dragon » Wed Dec 19, 2007 15:12 pm

pol924 wrote:What is the book called by Allen Carr. I have read one of his called 'Packing it in the easy way'. This seems more like a autobiography and towards the end of the book goes on to say how good the 'easyway' system is but never actually tells you about it. Which book is the right one?


I read that book without flinching or feeling sick.

Trying to get through the pack I have and hopefully that will be it. Nicorette is on standby and work have been warned.


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