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6 hours ago, Lawrence said:

From Nova Scotia, about an hour or so from Oak Island, which you may have heard of. I haven't quit smoking yet but on my way to do so as strongly advised by a doctor (never been on any medications, next day, three, so yeah I need to quit). I'm down from a pack a day (for 35+ years) to 12 cigarettes a day now; doesn't seem like much of a change but it is to me.

 

Shrimp, no thank-you. Brussel sprouts: I won't ask for them, but if they are on my plate I'll eat them.

 

Edit: my first post on this site, good to get that out of the way.

 

 

Lawrence, I did it your way, and when I got down to 7 cigarettes a day, and did that for a few weeks, I said, close enough, and then stopped all together. So keep tapering, get down below a half pack, then stop! I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it seemed. Of course I had cravings, but I stuck close to this group, and it’s been rather painless.  Now, I have a full month smoke free! BTW, it was my doctor who got through to me, too. Being a Nurse, I don’t much like doctors, but he was so convincing and passionate, (and, of course, I knew he was right) I followed his advise. You can do this, Lawrence! Come aboard the train! 😊

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Welcome Lawrence, quitting is a tough gig at the start but you can do it! Never thought I'd be able to, but here I am more than two months down the track. Some do 'cold turkey' but I use nicotine spray...helps with those really tough cravings which can still pop up even after a few weeks. Reckon it's heaps better than smoking anyway. All the best!

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Thanks everyone for sharing . I still see a few that are quiet and that's ok too but I bet they are the ones that don't like shrimp :) just kidding .

I  greatly appreciate all of you who shared and made this thread not only an introduction but fun too . There's so much more to quitting smoking and we do have fun . 

For any other newcomers or elders , please feel free to share a bit about yourself , whatever you feel comfortable sharing so we all get to know each other better . 

Its great to see and hear from newcomers anytime . We certainly remember that introducing ourselves was one of the first steps as it is at any gathering and can be a bit scary so bravo to those who've shared on this thread and taken that step . 

Take a peak around , post , read , whatever works for you . We are glad you are here .  

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13 hours ago, Abby said:

Thanks everyone for sharing . I still see a few that are quiet and that's ok too but I bet they are the ones that don't like shrimp :) just kidding .

I  greatly appreciate all of you who shared and made this thread not only an introduction but fun too . There's so much more to quitting smoking and we do have fun . 

For any other newcomers or elders , please feel free to share a bit about yourself , whatever you feel comfortable sharing so we all get to know each other better . 

Its great to see and hear from newcomers anytime . We certainly remember that introducing ourselves was one of the first steps as it is at any gathering and can be a bit scary so bravo to those who've shared on this thread and taken that step . 

Take a peak around , post , read , whatever works for you . We are glad you are here .  

Thanks for suggesting it, @Abby. If nothing else, we learned that you don’t like shrimp….😂 And Yes, I have always been a smart a$$!

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Hi people know me as Ace & my profile pic tells a lot about me- probably not what you think tho lol

Born n raised So Cal I am everything this land offers. Grew up skateboarding surfing playing little league and pee wee football

Ice hockey rodeo and triathlons as an adult.

I own a business that engineers & installs fire sprinkler systems

Always been active and outgoing- smoking just doesn't fit my lifestyle so it had to go.

I'm an addict- smoking was my dope, so now I live a life of NOPE

I like shrimp

 

 

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