Do you smoke??? - page 5

I was just wondering if any of you all smoke? A lot of places won't let you smoke any closer than 50 feet away from the building. How do you deal with smoking at work? Have you quit smoking since... Read More

  1. by   cicatrixx15
    Quote from squirt2008
    Mia...I get the smelling it a mile away thing. I have quit for 44 days now and I can smell it when someone is smoking near me in traffic! I feel so great...I smell great....I can breathe great.......I am proud! For anyone considering quitting....you can do it...I smoked forever and I did it!!!!!!
    Yeah, I can smell it too in traffic! It crazy! I never thought 5 cars out could smell if I was smoking. Guess I was wrong. LOL

    I think I'm on day 26. I've lost count. I guess that's a good sign! I need to go to my calendar and check
  2. by   RPN_2012
    Kudos to all of you who are quitting or have quit, it's probably one of the best decisions of your life! Keep it up! You can do it!
  3. by   psychonaut
    Hit one year of quitting in March.

    I liked smoking, but I also like to exercise. For that (and the logical health reasons), I quit. It is extremely rare for me to get an urge any more, and they are mild when they do come.

    I had a nursing professor who talked about having quit several years ago, but craving a cigarrette "every waking moment of every day." With the understanding that there may have been some hyperbole involved, I still have to say that if that was the case for me, I'd smoke. I mean, seriously, life is just too short, and I am just not a masochist enough to suffer like that.
  4. by   sharpeimom
    never have... never will...

    but...

    when i was nine, i announced i was old enough to start smoking. instead of forbidding it, my dad said he'd take me to the cigar store so i could pick out a brand, which would have to be different that the brands my parents smoked, since mine would come out of my allowance.

    unknown to me, the nice man who owned the cigar store had been forewarned that we were coming.
    he steered me toward an unfiltered turkish cigarette. i also chose a lighter, since i wasn't allowed to light matches yet. we messed around that friday night until almost my bedtime, choosing a brand and a lighter. all day saturday was "learn to smoke and light a lighter safely" day. when i went to bed that night, i still hadn't smoked yet.

    sunday, after church and brunch, we killed the afternoon reviewing what i had learned. just before dinner, i got the go ahead to light up. finally!

    when i finally got the stupid thing lit and took a puff, i thought i'd die! my helpful father pointed out that it would be a complete waste of my allowance money if i were to simply put it out. i finished it.
    barely. i couldn't eat and missed school the next day, but that was the absolute end to my smoking habit!

    kathy
    shar pei mom
  5. by   squirt2008
    You are good at telling a story.....paint a good picture, it was as if I was there! What a great lesson to learn, smart Dad. I am glad you never picked it up. I am on day 48 and i have not had a puff. I feel great. SOOOOOOOOOO grateful that I was able to let it go!
  6. by   RPN_2012
    Quote from sharpeimom
    never have... never will...

    but...

    ...

    kathy
    shar pei mom
    beautiful story, and great parenting too!
  7. by   nursinger
    I smoked four 34 years and quit cold turkey 3 years ago today. My mother always said that it was going to take a rude awakening for me to quit and she was right as always. I had a heart attack and swore I'd never smoke again. I was always going to quit and did for one week once, but went back to work after vacation and that was the end of that. It really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. When your life depends on it, you'll quit. I won't lie, I do think about them every now and then, but when people return to the unit after their break time reeking of smoke, it makes me nauseous. I breathe better...no more coughing and I feel so much better over all. To tell you the truth, the only bad part for me was gaining 30 lbs. I've been working on the weight loss and it's all gone but 4 lbs. I know it's not easy, but it's definitely worth the effort.


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