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Saturday is My Quit Day!
  1. #1
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Saturday is My Quit Day!

    I am really nervous about quitting this time. I have previously quit
    with AS3 years ago, and alas had started and continued for the last 3
    years.

    I wish to quit cold turkey, what are others thoughts. I want a 'clean
    break'... but I am really scared of my reaction.

    I have heard that detoxifying herbal tea and warm baths help during
    the first few days. Has anyone used this method... or are they old
    wives tales?

    Preparing for Saturday, I quit smoking in my car 2 weeks ago. And in
    the last three days have switched from my standard Menthol cigarettes
    to regular (yuck!). I don't enjoy the cigarettes I am smoking, but I
    don't seem to smoke much less. That makes me think my addiction is
    more physical than habit.

    Anyway,

    I thought I would stop by and say hello. Hope you don't mind a
    newbie.

    HeatherHLP


  2. #2
    Sue Guest

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    On Thu, 30 Aug 2007 17:57:58 -0700, [email protected] wrote:

    >I am really nervous about quitting this time. I have previously quit
    >with AS3 years ago, and alas had started and continued for the last 3
    >years.
    >
    >I wish to quit cold turkey, what are others thoughts. I want a 'clean
    >break'... but I am really scared of my reaction.
    >
    >I have heard that detoxifying herbal tea and warm baths help during
    >the first few days. Has anyone used this method... or are they old
    >wives tales?
    >
    >Preparing for Saturday, I quit smoking in my car 2 weeks ago. And in
    >the last three days have switched from my standard Menthol cigarettes
    >to regular (yuck!). I don't enjoy the cigarettes I am smoking, but I
    >don't seem to smoke much less. That makes me think my addiction is
    >more physical than habit.
    >
    >Anyway,
    >
    >I thought I would stop by and say hello. Hope you don't mind a
    >newbie.


    Of course not!!!! Those are our most valued customers. )

    >
    >HeatherHLP


    Hello to you, HeatherHLP. I used the patch so can't say anything
    about cold turkey. I didn't feel compromised by doing so and doubt
    I'd have made it without them. As you know everyone is different. I
    didn't drink any herbal teas either. I need full strength regulation
    Lipton. I do take a bath every night. Don't know if that helped or
    not. Actually, it probably did. Nice to be clean outside *and* clean
    inside. My "crutch" was Jelly Bellies. 25 pounds on my little body
    worth of Jelly Bellies. (
    It sounds as though you've given this lots of thought and have made
    some good preparations.
    Post often. And, remember to stay strong and stay stubborn.
    Sue
    One year, five months, one week, two days, 20 hours, 13 minutes and 21
    seconds. 17418 cigarettes not smoked, saving $2,900.23. Life saved: 8
    weeks, 4 days, 11 hours, 30 minutes.



  3. #3
    FlatIronMike Guest

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    Welcome to AS3, Heather. You have been down this road before but a re-
    reading of the FAQs in our unofficial website www.quitbuddies.org can
    help with that question and many others you probably are mulling
    over. I've done CT, the patch and this time Chantix. I found the
    chantix made the quit so much easier to cope with in the beginning and
    made this quit really precious to me. It's my keeper. <G> But there
    is no one 'right way'. We are here to support and cheer each other to
    the blessed rhelm of sombriety. Post as much as you can the realize
    we're all pulling for ya!

    FlatironMike
    Six months, two weeks, five days, 22 hours, 42 minutes and 31 seconds.
    4018 cigarettes not smoked, saving $1,205.43. Life saved: 1 week, 6
    days, 22 hours, 50 minutes.


  4. #4
    JW Guest

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    Heather,

    I've gone cold turkey twice -- well, this time doesn't quite
    count since I'm just over a week into it. The first time
    was three years and then back on the weed for four years,
    and then the worst: lung cancer. Trust me, you don't want
    to go there, but never, never tell yourself it won't happen
    to you.

    You know how to do it. It's all a head game. You get a
    craving, you say to yourself, "Not just yet. This will go
    away." And it does. So you make the first day, then you
    make the first week, then you make the first month . . .

    Just my two pennies.

    Jay

    Stop, stay quit! Listen to me -- I'm a lung cancer
    survivor, so far, but I've been very, very lucky. This is
    my second quit after 50 years of smoking. It's been five
    months since I was diagnosed. It's been one week, three
    days, 9 hours, 10 minutes and 51 seconds since I last
    smoked.


    On Thu, 30 Aug 2007 17:57:58 -0700,
    [email protected] wrote:

    >I am really nervous about quitting this time. I have previously quit
    >with AS3 years ago, and alas had started and continued for the last 3
    >years.
    >
    >I wish to quit cold turkey, what are others thoughts. I want a 'clean
    >break'... but I am really scared of my reaction.
    >
    >I have heard that detoxifying herbal tea and warm baths help during
    >the first few days. Has anyone used this method... or are they old
    >wives tales?
    >
    >Preparing for Saturday, I quit smoking in my car 2 weeks ago. And in
    >the last three days have switched from my standard Menthol cigarettes
    >to regular (yuck!). I don't enjoy the cigarettes I am smoking, but I
    >don't seem to smoke much less. That makes me think my addiction is
    >more physical than habit.
    >
    >Anyway,
    >
    >I thought I would stop by and say hello. Hope you don't mind a
    >newbie.
    >
    >HeatherHLP


  5. #5
    Gregory Baxter Guest

    Default Re: Saturday is My Quit Day!


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] oups.com...
    >I am really nervous about quitting this time. I have previously quit
    > with AS3 years ago, and alas had started and continued for the last 3
    > years.
    >

    It's normal to feel nervous about quitting, you start to think how can I
    deal with things without a smoke? Well it can be done and you have to
    reassure yourself of that fact on a constant basis.

    > I wish to quit cold turkey, what are others thoughts. I want a 'clean
    > break'... but I am really scared of my reaction.
    >

    That is a personal preference. I have always quit cold, but I found it
    easier to deal with the physical discomfort than the mental games that the
    addiction plays. Early in a cold turkey quit you have a tangible enemy to do
    battle with.

    > I have heard that detoxifying herbal tea and warm baths help during
    > the first few days. Has anyone used this method... or are they old
    > wives tales?
    >

    No idea about that, I found that keeping a cup of ice cold water at my desk
    helped with the craves and dry mouth. It also caused a lot of trips to the
    restroom but that took care of the exercise.

    > Preparing for Saturday, I quit smoking in my car 2 weeks ago. And in
    > the last three days have switched from my standard Menthol cigarettes
    > to regular (yuck!). I don't enjoy the cigarettes I am smoking, but I
    > don't seem to smoke much less. That makes me think my addiction is
    > more physical than habit.
    >

    Hate to break it to you but it is foremost a physical addiction, habit make
    it sound so much more innocent when it is anything but.

    > Anyway,
    >
    > I thought I would stop by and say hello. Hope you don't mind a
    > newbie.
    >
    > HeatherHLP
    >


    Welcome Heather and good quitting.

    GregB
    7 years + some
    --
    Epitaph - I'll try harder next time.



  6. #6
    Becky Guest

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    Hi Heather and welcome!!! you have come to the right place to quit smoking.
    I have quit cold turkey once or twice in the past. yeah the idea of a clean
    break is a good one,and I just wish i had the guts to do it. However yu
    choose to quit, I wish you well in your quit,and look forward to seeing lots
    of posts from you.
    Becky
    One day, 4 hours, 33 minutes and 45 seconds. 47 cigarettes not smoked,
    saving $4.04. Life saved: 3 hours, 55 minutes.

    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] oups.com...
    >I am really nervous about quitting this time. I have previously quit
    > with AS3 years ago, and alas had started and continued for the last 3
    > years.
    >
    > I wish to quit cold turkey, what are others thoughts. I want a 'clean
    > break'... but I am really scared of my reaction.
    >
    > I have heard that detoxifying herbal tea and warm baths help during
    > the first few days. Has anyone used this method... or are they old
    > wives tales?
    >
    > Preparing for Saturday, I quit smoking in my car 2 weeks ago. And in
    > the last three days have switched from my standard Menthol cigarettes
    > to regular (yuck!). I don't enjoy the cigarettes I am smoking, but I
    > don't seem to smoke much less. That makes me think my addiction is
    > more physical than habit.
    >
    > Anyway,
    >
    > I thought I would stop by and say hello. Hope you don't mind a
    > newbie.
    >
    > HeatherHLP
    >




  7. #7
    Donna Guest

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    [email protected] wrote in news:1188521878.983307.262410
    @z24g2000prh.googlegroups.com:

    > I wish to quit cold turkey, what are others thoughts. I want a 'clean
    > break'... but I am really scared of my reaction.


    I'm doing the turkey. Join me.

    Drum roll - I will quit smoking the stinkin cancer sticks in 4 days, 23
    hours, 11 minutes and 11 seconds. I want to stay a nonsmoker dammit!


    --
    ~Donna
    Moderator - http://www.mtexchange.com
    Admin - http://www.mtreference.com
    Accounts Manager - http://www.alphabest.com

  8. #8
    Lynn Guest

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    we love newbies here . check out the FAQ's posted today.

    --
    Lynn VOF Leaper

    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] oups.com...
    >I am really nervous about quitting this time. I have previously quit
    > with AS3 years ago, and alas had started and continued for the last 3
    > years.
    >
    > I wish to quit cold turkey, what are others thoughts. I want a 'clean
    > break'... but I am really scared of my reaction.
    >
    > I have heard that detoxifying herbal tea and warm baths help during
    > the first few days. Has anyone used this method... or are they old
    > wives tales?
    >
    > Preparing for Saturday, I quit smoking in my car 2 weeks ago. And in
    > the last three days have switched from my standard Menthol cigarettes
    > to regular (yuck!). I don't enjoy the cigarettes I am smoking, but I
    > don't seem to smoke much less. That makes me think my addiction is
    > more physical than habit.
    >
    > Anyway,
    >
    > I thought I would stop by and say hello. Hope you don't mind a
    > newbie.
    >
    > HeatherHLP
    >




  9. #9
    AZ Guest

    Default Re: Saturday is My Quit Day!

    Hello Heather and welcome...back?
    I just want to echo what Mike said. There is no one way for quitting, as
    long it leads you to the temple of pure air.
    I did the CT before to actually piss my ex wife off as she said I had no
    will power. I quit for 4 years, but then I got married, and divorced
    again..hehe.

    Chantix is what I have used in the last 3 months and worked for me. I swear
    by it and recommends to any one who asks me.

    Good luck, and keep posting. Do you see the line of all these people behind
    you? That's all of us supporting you

    --
    AZ
    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] oups.com...
    >I am really nervous about quitting this time. I have previously quit
    > with AS3 years ago, and alas had started and continued for the last 3
    > years.
    >
    > I wish to quit cold turkey, what are others thoughts. I want a 'clean
    > break'... but I am really scared of my reaction.
    >
    > I have heard that detoxifying herbal tea and warm baths help during
    > the first few days. Has anyone used this method... or are they old
    > wives tales?
    >
    > Preparing for Saturday, I quit smoking in my car 2 weeks ago. And in
    > the last three days have switched from my standard Menthol cigarettes
    > to regular (yuck!). I don't enjoy the cigarettes I am smoking, but I
    > don't seem to smoke much less. That makes me think my addiction is
    > more physical than habit.
    >
    > Anyway,
    >
    > I thought I would stop by and say hello. Hope you don't mind a
    > newbie.
    >
    > HeatherHLP
    >




  10. #10
    Wayne Guest

    Default Re: Saturday is My Quit Day!

    [email protected] wrote in news:1188521878.983307.262410
    @z24g2000prh.googlegroups.com:

    > I am really nervous about quitting this time. I have previously

    quit
    > with AS3 years ago, and alas had started and continued for the last

    3
    > years.
    >
    > I wish to quit cold turkey, what are others thoughts.



    Hi Heather and welcome back to AS3. I also quit for 18 months once
    with AS3 and went back out for 10 years or so.

    CONGRATULATIONS ON CONSIDERING A COLD-TURKEY QUIT. In my humble
    opinion, it doesn't make a lot of sense to try to quit smoking while
    continuing to pump nicotine into the body which generates cravings
    for more nictotine that can be had by smoking.

    For my Cold Turkey quit this time, I relied heavily upon the
    www.whyquit.com website. This site is loaded with useful information
    and support...even videos to watch on a daily basis during the first
    stages of the quit.

    I drank a LOT of fruit juice the first day of my quit, drank tons of
    water (still do) during the subsequent days. I also elimited all
    coffee, sodas, and alcohol (all trigers for smoking). I did a lot of
    sleeping, brushed my teeth frequently, read this newsgroup and the
    whyquit.com material almost constantly.

    Since you've quit before, you already know it gets much better by Day
    Four and increasing better during the subsequent days.

    You CAN and WILL do this if you really want it. Here's pulling for
    you.

    Wayne
    Smober Time: 3Ws, 5D, 22Hs, 8m
    Not Smoked: 807
    Money Saved: $127.21
    Life saved: 2Ds, 19H, 15m

  11. #11
    HeatherHLP Guest

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    Thanks everyone...

    And Donna, I will join you with the cold turkey quit.

    I was thinking about doing tooth whitening they day I quit.
    (tommorow!) maybe the whitening will be extra motivation.


  12. #12
    Randy Guest

    Default Re: Saturday is My Quit Day!

    [email protected] wrote:
    >I am really nervous about quitting this time. I have previously quit
    >with AS3 years ago, and alas had started and continued for the last 3
    >years.
    >
    >I wish to quit cold turkey, what are others thoughts. I want a 'clean
    >break'... but I am really scared of my reaction.
    >
    >I have heard that detoxifying herbal tea and warm baths help during
    >the first few days. Has anyone used this method... or are they old
    >wives tales?
    >
    >Preparing for Saturday, I quit smoking in my car 2 weeks ago. And in
    >the last three days have switched from my standard Menthol cigarettes
    >to regular (yuck!). I don't enjoy the cigarettes I am smoking, but I
    >don't seem to smoke much less. That makes me think my addiction is
    >more physical than habit.
    >
    >Anyway,
    >
    >I thought I would stop by and say hello. Hope you don't mind a
    >newbie.
    >
    >HeatherHLP


    Hi Heather. I'm also new here. I am using Chantix for my quit. I have quit a
    few times in the past but could never keep with it. It's a tough nut to crack
    but I am determined to do it. Chamomile tea is suppose to be relaxing, you
    might try that.

    Randy



    http://picasaweb.google.com/crmartin1


  13. #13
    ConcordPhil Guest

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    Heather, congratulations on your decision to quit and welcome to AS3.
    I've been quit close to two months, read a lot (and posted my share) in
    here and the thing that seems to be true regardless of quitting methods
    is that reading and posting in AS3 is a tremendous help.

    ConcordPhil
    Charter member of the Lucky 7s, a bona fide retread, and grateful to
    have not smoked 1,082 cigarettes in the past 1M 3W 2D 2h 57m. Being
    smoke-free these past 54 days has saved me $270.60 and 3D 18h 10m of my
    life.

    [email protected] wrote:
    > I am really nervous about quitting this time. I have previously quit
    > with AS3 years ago, and alas had started and continued for the last 3
    > years.
    >
    > I wish to quit cold turkey, what are others thoughts. I want a 'clean
    > break'... but I am really scared of my reaction.
    >
    > I have heard that detoxifying herbal tea and warm baths help during
    > the first few days. Has anyone used this method... or are they old
    > wives tales?
    >
    > Preparing for Saturday, I quit smoking in my car 2 weeks ago. And in
    > the last three days have switched from my standard Menthol cigarettes
    > to regular (yuck!). I don't enjoy the cigarettes I am smoking, but I
    > don't seem to smoke much less. That makes me think my addiction is
    > more physical than habit.
    >
    > Anyway,
    >
    > I thought I would stop by and say hello. Hope you don't mind a
    > newbie.
    >
    > HeatherHLP
    >


  14. #14
    Tihomir Guest

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    Once upon a time, [email protected] said:

    >I am really nervous about quitting this time. I have previously quit
    >with AS3 years ago, and alas had started and continued for the last 3
    >years.
    >
    >I wish to quit cold turkey, what are others thoughts. I want a 'clean
    >break'... but I am really scared of my reaction.


    Heather! Welcome to AS3 and I wish you all the best in your quit.
    As for the method, try anything that you believe will help you.
    I quit CT but I I think I was mentally ready to quit, so I figure any
    method would have worked.
    Kick your shoes off, the gentlemen will be here shortly to rub your
    neck and pour cold drinks!

    --
    Tihomir *I don't smoke anymore*
    IRC chat: #nosmokers at irc.starlink.org
    irc://irc.starlink.org/nosmokers

    "The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it."
    -- Samuel Johnson

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