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About JimHannoonen

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    Sacramento, California
  • Interests
    Tennis, mountain biking, kayaking, triathlon, Corgis.
  • Quit Date
    Feb. 9 2017

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  1. What about the reality that smoking could very well kill you. Just man-up and quit. What are you afraid of, being uncomfortable and cranky? Ugh! I'm sorry to sound like a douche, but this whole scenario you're painting is so half-assed I'm having a hard time believing your even serious.
  2. Dude, you either smoke or you don't smoke. You can tell yourself whatever you want, but you're not doing yourself any favors by "cutting back".
  3. Sad to read that you were smoking so much, but happy to see you're back on the wagon and hopefully for good this time!
  4. My only excuse was that I thought I loved smoking. It just blows my mind that I thought that.
  5. I quit using Chantix. I used it exactly as instructed and here I am, coming up on 4 years quit. That said, it's NOT a magic pill. You will still need to be committed to your quit.
  6. I few days before I quit, I took a bunch of cigarette butts from the butt-pile in the backyard and put them in a mason jar and put that jar on my desk (I work from home). After I quit, I would open up that jar every once in a while and take a big whiff. It was so disgusting I would literally gag. I only had to do that a few times.
  7. It cost me my Father, who died from lung cancer at the age of 56. What's crazy is that I smoked for another 20 years after his death.
  8. Eventually, you'll wake up one day and realize you haven't thought about a cigarette for a week (or more). You'll smell it and be ashamed that you ever put that junk in your lungs. When you come across a situation where you see someone smoking like that, take a super deep breath (deeper than you ever could when you smoked) and know that you made the right choice. Maybe use that opportunity to brag (or even preach a little bit) to the guy about quitting. I also used to wonder if I'd ever stop thinking about them. Now, it's such a distant memory that I can hardly believe
  9. Leaving your dirty socks on the floor is a nasty habit. Not cleaning the shaving scum out of the sink is a nasty habit. Smoking is a lethal addiction. You need to take this more seriously, Linda. You need to decide enough is enough. You need to decide to stop smoking and COMMIT to never smoking again. You're no more addicted than anyone else, Linda. I smoked for 30 years and was addicted as anyone and I was able to quit. You can too, but only if you're serious about it. Quit now. Quit forever. This isn't some stupid game. This is your LIFE, Linda.
  10. First day of what? Still smoking, but not as much as you used to smoke? You're fooling yourself with a half-assed commitment by "cutting back". You want to quit, but you don't really want to quit. Make the decision. Make the commitment. If you want to quit smoking, quit today. Quit forever.
  11. I don't even know what to say that hasn't already been said (a few times already). I'm genuinely sorry to read this. I hope you can get this sorted out.
  12. Of course you want to go buy cigarettes. You're an addict. But if you're committed to being a non-smoker, you won't buy cigarettes. It really is as easy as that. I want to eat bacon cheeseburgers and banana splits for every meal for the rest of my life, but I won't because it's not good for me. At the end of the day, it's your choice. You can choose to smoke or you can choose not to smoke. Make the right choice. It's not like this is a light decision that can just ding your credit score or kill your lawn. This is your LIFE we're talking about the
  13. Man, I'm so bummed to read this. You really seemed to have it together. I hope you can get it back in gear and make it stick this time. Remember as the great Yoda once said "Do or do not. There is no try.” Either you smoke or you don't smoke. Don't try to quit. Just quit. Sounds easy enough because it is. If you 100% commit to never smoke again, you won't ever smoke again. Smoking is not an option, so.... I'd wish you luck, but luck has nothing to do with it. You can do this!

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