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#4483795 - 08/09/17 03:11 PM HEALTH
Eddie Offline

Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 9559
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
Today is my 6 year anniversary. Stopped smoking cigarettes. So far all lung X-rays show OK so far. Ed
CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)

#4483803 - 08/09/17 03:16 PM Re: HEALTH [Re: Eddie]
paulri Offline

Registered: 08/14/15
Posts: 753
Loc: CA, USA
Congratulations. I know how hard it is to quit. One time, I quit for 3 years and went back. I've been off since the 90s, at some point.

Your loved ones will be glad, as well.
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#4483806 - 08/09/17 03:17 PM Re: HEALTH [Re: Eddie]
Inspecktor Offline

Registered: 03/16/14
Posts: 643
Loc: Twin Cities MN USA
Congratulations! Your body is thanking you. 20 years last June 13 for wife and me.
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#4483808 - 08/09/17 03:20 PM Re: HEALTH [Re: Eddie]
Merkava_4 Offline

Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
The last time I smoked was in 1983. A pack was 50 cents.

#4483811 - 08/09/17 03:24 PM Re: HEALTH [Re: Eddie]
ZeeOSix Offline

Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17772
Loc: PNW
Some people can't ever give up smoking until they encounter major health issues from it, and even then some people still smoke. Congrats, and feel fortunate that you've been able to beat the addiction.

#4483819 - 08/09/17 03:32 PM Re: HEALTH [Re: Eddie]
Mr Nice Offline

Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21186
Loc: Orlando, FL
Originally Posted By: Eddie
Today is my 6 year anniversary. Stopped smoking cigarettes. So far all lung X-rays show OK so far. Ed

How many years were you smoking ?

Its good that you quit.

#4483827 - 08/09/17 03:39 PM Re: HEALTH [Re: Eddie]
Al Offline

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#4483830 - 08/09/17 03:44 PM Re: HEALTH [Re: Eddie]
simple_gifts Offline

Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 11944
Loc: Middlesex County CT
That's a notable accomplishment. Congrats.

When i was in the Air National Guard, our shop chief smoked during the annual PT test; this gives a good indication of how a physiological dependency can overrule common sense.

Edited by simple_gifts (08/09/17 03:44 PM)
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#4483870 - 08/09/17 04:18 PM Re: HEALTH [Re: Eddie]
WyrTwister Offline

Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1512
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Eddie
Today is my 6 year anniversary. Stopped smoking cigarettes. So far all lung X-rays show OK so far. Ed

Congrats !

I quit in 1980 or 1981 .

Lay it down and do not pick it back up .
God bless

#4483916 - 08/09/17 05:13 PM Re: HEALTH [Re: Eddie]
OneEyeJack Offline

Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7479
Loc: S California
Good job. Getting healthier is a slow process compared to indulging yourself. But once significant progress is attained one should take a moment and reflect and enjoy the simple pleasure of being one's self.

#4483917 - 08/09/17 05:13 PM Re: HEALTH [Re: Eddie]
DdDd Offline

Registered: 06/08/17
Posts: 189
Loc: NY
In Europe many smokers have picked up vaping as a way to quit. The health services actually recommend switching. Healthier than cancer sticks.

It's ashame in the US that the nanny state refuses to recommend safer alternatives. Binary logic only and smoking is the new boogeyman. There are a lot of people who aren't going to quit, but can be served by harm reduction.

#4483924 - 08/09/17 05:22 PM Re: HEALTH [Re: Eddie]
WyrTwister Offline

Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1512
Loc: Texas
Oh , I guarantee every smoker will quit , one day . Just a matter of you position relative to the grass .

Lay them down and do not pick them back up .
God bless

#4483956 - 08/09/17 06:15 PM Re: HEALTH [Re: Eddie]
PeterPolyol Offline

Registered: 03/06/16
Posts: 1345
Loc: toronto
Way to go! Reaping the fruits of self-discipline has got to be organically satisfying. The discipline that leads to the accomplishment is probably the greatest achievement IMO. It's tough to overcome the chemically-induced nagging of one's own physiology, but the flesh is meant to be tamed.

#4483990 - 08/09/17 07:01 PM Re: HEALTH [Re: Eddie]
Donald Offline

Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20450
Loc: Upstate NY
Think how much money you have saved in addition to beneficial health improvements.

Years ago when I smoked, cigarettes were 25 a pack. (Ok, I was 10 and quit after 2 cigarettes and a lot of coughing.). Now at close to $10.00 a pack.
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#4484023 - 08/09/17 07:30 PM Re: HEALTH [Re: Eddie]
HerrStig Offline

Registered: 08/24/11
Posts: 9560
Loc: Boston, MA
The Social Security bean counters don't want you to quit. "Pay in and DIE" is their motto.

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