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Today I've decided to quit smoking (woo-hoo!)

Is there anyone out there who want to quit too? C'mon people, pleazzzzzzzze !! :blush: Do it with me!!

From what i've heard, it's expensive to smoke in Aus (as it is in SA too). I'd like to quit before I go...

To new beginnings!! Yeah!! :)

Wessie no 2

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Today I've decided to quit smoking (woo-hoo!)

Is there anyone out there who want to quit too? C'mon people, pleazzzzzzzze !! :blush: Do it with me!!

Wessie no 2

Now i would love to quit with you... truly i would...

But to be honest i have started smoking MORE since this application went in...

Yes... more... :)

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I have given up smoking the first week of November 2007 and have not started again. I used bubblegum to help me get over the craving and it worked.,just remember that it is a mental thing so all I do every day is tell myself that I will never smoke again.

JUST DO IT

Dan :blush::)

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I will be joining you from monday.

I have been gaining the will power for 10 days now and decided monday is the day

It is going to be soooo difficult but it is just time.

Good luck!

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Well done to you guys!! Excellent decission. I stopped smoking 12 Feb this year - so end of this week is a month!!!

Stopped for a year a few years back and then started again - this time its for good - both for health reasons and for the COSTS!!!! Anyway, I am the only smoker in the house, (wife not daughter only 5) so I smoke outside - renegage - its been really easy to stop - Did the same in terms of taking a few days to build up mental will power and then just put down the smokes!!!

And you don't have to eat more either - I decided to do a fast when I stopped, so no smokes, no alcohol, no food - only water and vitimins - get rid of all bad habits in one fowel swoop!!! Now, eating better, at gym and no smoking - I need to loose some weight and going to australia is important enought for me to make the EFFORT!!! gone from a mostly read meat man to a dient that is almost vegitarian (6 days of the week fruit and veggi with fish for protein) and only one day a week I eat 100g red meat!!!! What a change!!! I cannot believe out full of energy I feel - sleeping less, feeling more energetic, thinking more clearly - I can really notice the difference!!!!

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Ag nee man

Way did I read this.

Now I'll have to quit to.

Way always on a monday? But hey come to think of it monday sounds good.

I'm in.

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Agge no man!!! I'm soooo scared!! I want to stop and I have stopped before but oh golly gosh!!!

Maybe???? Lets see Monday or even when the "stock" I have is smoked!! (about 30)

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Hi julle

Ek sit hier en skaam kry!!! Het dit een van my voornemens gemaak vir 2008 om op te hou maar dit nog nie gedoen nie.

Dit spook elke dag by my..... INEKE JY WOU MOS OPHOU????

Ok hier gaan hy dan................. sondag gaan ook my laaste dag wees met my stinkstokkies!!!!!!!!

Wow kan nie glo ek het dit gese nie!!!!!!!!!!

Julle ek gaan dit ook doen,ophou voor ons Aus toe gaan!

Maar ons moet mekaar ondersteun ne? Anders gaan dit nie werk nie!!!

groete Ineke

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We arrived in Oz with a carton of smokes each - when those were finished we would quit!! Ja, right! Almost 6 years later we are still at - we did the calculations the other night - and we have spent a whopping $25 000 (yes! Dollars!) puffing away what could of been a car, boat, holiday, etc, etc.

So we are about to try to quit again ...... fingers crossed.

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Mense, ek wil ook maar weet nie hoe om dit reg te kry nie!! :lol: My man het opgehou rook 3 maande voor ons oorgekom het maar op die lughawe steek hy toe vir hom weer ene aan en van toe af is dit grond toe!! :wacko: Ja, rook is baie baie duur hier!! Praat van $88 vir n karton.

Ek wil nie die bubblegum of plakkie agter die oor ding doen nie, wil tot die punt kom om net genoeg te gehad het en dit neer te sit - VIR ALTYD!! Mens moet mentally reg wees. So by the way, hoe kom mens daar? :whome::cry:

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Ek het 2 jaar en 8 maande gelede opgehou met rook, nádat ek bykans 32 jaar lank aan tabak verslaaf was. Dertig sigarette per dag. Sterk sigarette. Gunston, Winfield, Chesterfield, daardie soort van sterk sigarette. En dan het ek ook pyp gerook. Skoon Black & White.

Die rookgewoonte is nie bloot net 'n "gewoonte" nie en is daarom moeilik om af te sweer. Dit is 'n verslawing. Ek weet die woord klink erg, maar dit is presies wat dit is - 'n verpestelike verslawing. O, glo my, ek weet hoe lekker 'n sigaretjie kan smaak en ek weet hoe kalmerend dit vir die senuwees kan wees, maar wanneer 'n mens na jou gesondheid kyk, en ook die geldelike verliese wat maandeliks gely word, dan is dit nie net nodig om op te hou nie, dis verpligtend.

'n Belangrike deel van die hele afsweerproses is om altyd te onthou waarom jy besluit het om dit te doen. Jy moet dit wil doen - "Ek wil ophou" - anders gaan jy sukkel. Nie "ek moet", of "ek behoort" of "dit sal beter wees" nie.

"Ek wil ophou". Dit is soos om jou verhuising na Australië in heroënskou te neem wanneer dinge soms moeilik gaan, en om dan opnuut jou besluit in jou gedagtes te bevestig en daarmee deur te druk, kom wat wil.

Om op te hou rook vra dieselfde deursettingsvermoë.

Wat vir my gewerk het mag dalk nie vir die volgende persoon werk nie, maar moenie bang wees om hulpmiddels te gebruik nie, en ek verwys na die kougom, pleisters en deesdae selfs die pille. Dit sal nie 'n skande wees om dit te gebruik nie. Ek het ook 'n maandelikse, finansiële verpligting aangegaan wat my besluit verder gemotiveer het. As ek dus weer sou begin het om te rook, sou ons nie die nuwe motortjie kon bekostig nie.

Jou brein sal met jou parte speel. Jy sal droom daarvan. Maar jy sal kan ophou.

Ek wil 'n cliché gebruik wat in my geval meer as waar is: Indien ek dit kon doen ná 32 jaar van dampies, dan kan enigeen dit regkry. Glo my, dis nie maklik nie, maar dit is beslis haalbaar. My vriende, familie en voormalige kollegas het altyd gesê dat ek vir ewig "gedoem" is. Ek het hulle - en myself - verkeerd bewys.

Dis 'n lekker gevoel. :lol:

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Die ding is dat laas toe ek opgehou het was dit maklik. Neer gesit en daar's hy!! My man het probeer maar kon nie. Nou die keer het hy al amper 'n jaar opgehou, as mens die maand van sigare rook uitsluit. (hy't nou dit ook ophou doen) Maar o wee ek rook dat die biesies bewe. Rook nie eers meer in die huis nie en dag dit sal dat ek minder rook, ja right!!

Die kostes is ook nie vir my 'n probleem nie ek maak net fudge en siedaar genoeg vir my addiction!! En Janneman ek rook ook al vir amper 30 jaar die bietjies ophou uitgesluit. En ek is ook heel gesond, hoes nie ens ens. Miskien moet ek maar die pilletjies gaan soek of daai boek wat ek nou nog nie gaan soek het nie!! Allen somebody.

E en CJ hoop ons doen dit tog eendag!!

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To all of you wanting to quit - :lol::whome::wacko: GO FOR IT :cry::ilikeit: :ilikeit:

It's truly worth every deep breath of fresh air!!!!

I stopped on the 9th of June 2005 after smoking for about 20 years. It's my single biggest achievement in my entire life - no exceptions! It was so much a part of who I was that even today friends and family say it's still strange for them to see me without a ciggie in my hand.

I used Zyban to quit - it was brilliant in helping with the withdrawal symptoms like wanting to bite everyone's heads off! :boxing:

And you also don't need to designate a date/day to give up on. You start taking the Zyban and carry on smoking for another 5 days. Well, by the end of the 5 days I didn't want to see another cigarette in my life!!! It tasted revolting - I'd actually only light up, take one puff and then put it out again and counted that as smoking 'cos I couldn't face anything more than that. So Zyban definitely worked for me. (please note that I'm not saying it'll work for everyone - I don't want this to turn into a debate about the pro's & con's of Zyban! :) ) I got my prescription from my GP who was only too happy to get me to stop smoking.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!! :ilikeit: :ilikeit: :ilikeit: You will SERIOUSLY be happy you did!

Cheers,

Mands

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Nilo, jy, en die ander in dieselfde bootjie, geniet al my empatie. (Ek weet ongelukkig nie watter boek jy van praat nie.)

Ek het volle begrip vir jou situasie. Toemaar, die dag sal kom dat jy die groot besluit sal neem en dan die gewoonte afsweer. Tot dan, geniet die dampie. Dis immers vertroostend wanneer die lewe druk. :lol:

Maar, ek sou tog aanbeveel... :whome:

PS. Yes, that's it, Mrs Mupersan - Zyban. I've heard good things about it. I also believe that there can be a few side-effects, but according to a pharmacist, if you follow the instructions carefully, no harm will come to you.

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Zyban het vir my ook die ding gedoen.

Sterkte vir almal wat Maandag begin met die "ophou rook" proses.

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Dis nou 3 maande en 2 weke vandat ek opgehou het. Maar die aanloop na "ek gaan ophou" was ook omtrent 'n jaar lank. Ek het baie keer probeer en dit nooit reggekry nie. En toe op 'n dag in November het ek net besluit dis nou. Ek het die laaste 3 sigarette in my pakkie klaar gerook en nog nie weer nie. Ek het vir die eerste 5 dae Nicorette patches gedra, op die 6de dag besluit om te probeer sonder dit gaan, en no problem.

Vir julle wat gaan ophou...baie sterkte! Dis oor en oor die effort werd.

Lindie

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OOOh mense..now u started nig :thumbdown: in my house!!

Hubby stopped 3 years ago!..and me..still puffing away (and lots!!)..and he moans CONSTANTLY about it!

I have also been "excommunicated" from my own house..smoke outside..

But nou ja..we all know its maar plain stupid to smoke..all smokers know its bad for us,selfish towards our families etc...

Ive been thinking of stopping for a while..but its the grip if the devil i tell you! the grip of the DAMN DEVIL!!!! :ilikeit:

Ok.. now vettie is going to whatch hubby on the tredmill with a coffee and a smoke in-hand ;)

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:thumbdown:;):ilikeit::ilikeit:

hey I'm quitting SA, family and friends at the moment, so alchol and cigarettes are a need :ilikeit:

ja ja one day one day

:ilikeit: col

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I started with Zyban about 5 weeks ago and threw the last few out on Sunday, the side effects for me and for my man were terrible. So I think it works for some well but for others not, I was more aggressive on Zyban then without it.. trying to do it on my own and finding it really difficult but i know i can get there!!

Good luck for all of you that are quitting!!

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Natalie3, I just love your sense of humor! Really love your posts!

We have never smoked in the house or cars but that has never helped with smoking less!

I even did the smoking No1 but tended to smoke more.

I was smoking about 15 a day, for the last 11 days I have been cutting back by one which means today I may only have4 smokes.

Must say the worst one to give up is after supper, kids in bed and that final relaxing quiet cuppa and smoke. I will have to think of a new ritual very quickly. Any ideas?

To all those that have quit already, congrats. I WILL be joining you soon!

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Hubby and I stopped 7 years ago using the patches. We both smoked for about 26 years. The only encouragement I can give you all is it does become easier as the time goes by. The desire to smoke does diminish with time. After all these years I still feel like a smoke and I love it when people smoke around me. Anyone is more than welcome to come and smoke in my home!

Many people say they feel so much better once they've stopped. I can honestly say that I feel no different. I often wonder if it was worth stopping!! The one bad thing both hubby and I experience is the weight gain!!

I won't go back to smoking though, it was just too difficult to stop and also smoking is not looked upon favourably in Aus.

Good luck to everyone who will have their last smokes on Sunday!

SAS

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Natalie3, I just love your sense of humor! Really love your posts!

We have never smoked in the house or cars but that has never helped with smoking less!

I even did the smoking No1 but tended to smoke more.

I was smoking about 15 a day, for the last 11 days I have been cutting back by one which means today I may only have4 smokes.

Must say the worst one to give up is after supper, kids in bed and that final relaxing quiet cuppa and smoke. I will have to think of a new ritual very quickly. Any ideas?

To all those that have quit already, congrats. I WILL be joining you soon!

Thanks Dixie!..i think its very important to chuckle at least once bery hour!..its like oxygen to me!

What i can suggert (i heard it helps) is cut out things that go hand in hand with smoking..eg..coffee (sorry)..wine etc..apparantly those smokes are the "habit" ones..the first one in the morning is the "addiction" one...

Hope it helps...

hold on...the kettle is finished boiling..back now now :ilikeit:

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I have tried stopping on a couple of occasions, but it never lasts longer than a week or os. I find that when i get the flu, or any sickness for that matter (which is harldy ever) i can stop quite easily, but when i am back to normal the smoking starts again.

And i don't know about the rest of you, but when i have a beer in my hand, i definately need a smoke in the other hand ------and then, after a couple of those beers in my hand (say 6) the smokes start flying!!!!!!! But it just feels right :holy:

I need to clear my mind before i decide on a date to stop smoking - this will obviously be the same date that i get back into my gym routine...... :ilikeit:

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LOL, gavin

I know exactly what you mean about a drink in one hand and a smoke in the other. When we are out or at a braai I can go through a box on my own in an evening, But aahh my chest is so sore the next morning!

My time has just come, I have worried about the weight though. Oh well, will have to diet too!

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