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El Taco Posted at 9:44 am on Dec. 28, 2014
My habit was old enough to have it's own livewire account. Hell, I probably smoked for longer than half of y'all have been alive. Kind of strange how it went. Came down with a wicked sinus infection, couldn't stand the smell or taste of tobacco, and finally stopped trying. I quit trying to smoke five days ago. I left my cigarettes in the other truck, today I'm going to find them and give them away.

It's not like they're the real deal, anyhow. This bullshit you buy now, it's nothing like a pack of real cigarettes was seven years ago. They're not supposed to smell like plastic, and they're not supposed to be adulterated to burn out "safely." Who knows what kind of stupid shit they use in tobacco products anymore?

It is a little sad. I appreciate a good tobacco blend about the same as a good cup of coffee. I read somewhere that I should expect a period of actual mourning, and that I can understand. Still, all I have to do is imagine that smell, think of my sinuses swelling shut, and I know I'm done with it.

How many years have you smoked?

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El Taco Posted at 4:39 pm on Dec. 29, 2016
It's been two years.

I can ride a bicycle twenty miles a day, every day, with no soreness. Longest ride this summer was fifty five miles in one day. I never would have imagined I could do such a thing. I'm stronger than I've ever been in my life. I still look down at my legs sometimes in surprise that they're mine. The desire to smoke has been gone a long time, and I feel nothing could possibly drive me back to it. It lost every bit of its appeal.

If you're considering giving up the habit, do it. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

El Taco Posted at 5:42 am on June 10, 2016
Sure, don't smoke.

I tried several times over the years and never really did it because I didn't want to. I did quit once with the gum, but circumstances had me back in a month. When I didn't have much choice for a few days, I stayed with it. When shit got difficult, I dealt with it.

Don't romanticize the last one, don't switch to lights. Just say you're going to quit come Monday and do it. Maybe cut down drastically and over the course of a few days first, that's pretty much how it went.

I could never go back. I can outrun all of my friends now, pedal a bicycle forty miles at a time, paddle a canoe across the reservoir, and enjoy a quality of life better in more details than I could ever express here.

Crazy tac Posted at 3:26 pm on June 9, 2016
Any tips for someone who is trying to quit?
El Taco Posted at 11:29 am on June 9, 2016
Year and a half now, doing fine.
El Taco Posted at 7:12 am on April 2, 2016
Still not smoking.
maryapple Posted at 1:13 am on Jan. 14, 2016
I smoked for two years. can't stand it now.
El Taco Posted at 9:53 am on Dec. 29, 2015
I suppose I should note that it's been a year now.
El Taco Posted at 9:07 am on Oct. 22, 2015
With money, all things are possible.
Apotheosis Posted at 9:03 am on Oct. 22, 2015
indeed. right now i'm logged from college because i lost internet service last friday, and the state internet company has no technicians servicing my area urban, densely populated area (??)

here's hoping the bribed offduty technician we were put in contact with fixes everything today.

El Taco Posted at 9:01 am on Oct. 22, 2015
I like that despite environmental hazards, you still manage to come back from time to time.

Glad to hear it. We can remember what it was like without having to deal with all of the annoying side effects.

Apotheosis Posted at 8:49 am on Oct. 22, 2015
i like that i can always come back to this topic and find you here man.

good to hear you are sticking to it. i will have been clean from IV cocaine for a year in a few days :)

El Taco Posted at 5:29 am on Oct. 22, 2015
This used to be a really active forum.

Ten months now, still no smoking.

Come on ski season.

El Taco Posted at 11:20 am on Aug. 22, 2015
Eight months now.
El Taco Posted at 1:01 pm on July 20, 2015
Quote: from Whatzit at 1:08 pm on July 20, 2015

Quote: from El Taco at 7:14 am on July 20, 2015

Pretty much the same thing. Perhaps the latter refers to the disposable, cigarette shaped vaporizers.

 Just a few days short of seven months now. Why vape? Just quit.


 
Yeah at this point might as well just quit, unless you are just interested in vapes, since they can be fun.


Yeah, they can. I just can't see using it as a replacement for smoking. Flavors, extracts, sure. Nicotine, not so much.

Whatzit Posted at 11:08 am on July 20, 2015
Quote: from El Taco at 7:14 am on July 20, 2015

Pretty much the same thing. Perhaps the latter refers to the disposable, cigarette shaped vaporizers.  

Just a few days short of seven months now. Why vape? Just quit.



Yeah at this point might as well just quit, unless you are just interested in vapes, since they can be fun.

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