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  • Mooly
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    Gave up 6 years ago and very happy about it.
    Thats all.

    Gave up 152 days ago. Never looked back, such a ridiculous habit when you really think about it

    h4muf
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    Nearly 4 years for me.

    elzorillo
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    23 years for me.. Wonder how much money I’ve saved ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    2 years 3 months for me, since kimbers jr came along

    still miss it, but I only ever really smoked spliffs ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    M1llh0use
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    9 years here.

    Only recently realised how much better I feel for it.

    Premier Icon TomB
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    such a ridiculous habit when you really think about it

    (not a smoker, but) recently, my 4 year old son asked me “what’s that man doing” and, as I started explaining, I think me and him both came to this exact conclusion!

    hora
    Member

    December1999 for me.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Round about ten years for me. Thank god I didn’t have to become one of these sad, junkie looking folks huddling outside pubs and hospitals. Who’s sucking the life out of who?
    Most utterly ridiculous thing to do ever.

    hora
    Member

    Harsh but true. A slave to British American Tobacco.

    willard
    Member

    I gave up on December the 1st 2011 and it was the best decisionI have ever made.

    EVER.

    steve234
    Member

    18 days and counting…

    It’s been surprisingly easy so far and feel loads better for it already. Tomorrow will be the first time out on the MTB since I stopped so hopefully will notice the difference there.

    patentlywill
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    16th August 1984, Chania, Crete
    well done and good luck to those going through withdrawal symptoms – keep on going!

    w1zard
    Member

    When I see bikers get to the top of climbs and spark up – it looks utterly insane to me now. But I was one of those people only a few years back.

    Nothing you’ll do in life will improve your quality of life as much as giving up smoking. If you’re thinking about doing it, do it now. Not next week, next year, when I get to 40, etc. Now. You won’t regret it.

    hora
    Member

    18 days and counting…

    All of us who went clean were in your place. Keep going. Its definitely worth it. Nevermind the cost- the cost is the last thing on your mind when you are quit for good. Its a realisation of health and not being addicted to something.

    Theres no such thing as addicted to chocolate. I don’t need to go out and find a shop open that sells chocolate as I’ve ‘run out’.

    Premier Icon swavis
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    Nearly 7 years since I quit. I feel soooooooo much better for it, definitely one of the best decisions I’ve ever made ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon ononeorange
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    Glad I never started.

    2 Years there or thereabouts, I took up drinking double to fill in the void.

    restless
    Member

    Glad I never started.

    Wish I had never started, but I was young and daft.

    Gave up 4yrs ago and will never touch one again.

    Lady Gresley
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    Gave up about 10 months ago – still miss them though, but realise I’m much better off without!

    muzzle
    Member

    Day 14 for me…

    growinglad
    Member

    Last summer but it feels like a life time ago… Took a 3 year old to tell I was being a dick.

    It’s super addictive and bloody hard to crack. But once you do. What a feeling.

    Don’t ever miss it and find myself looking at people out in the cold and thinking, I looked like that knob once. Glad I don’t now.

    spacemonkey
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    New Years Day 10 yrs or so ago go for me.

    Premier Icon binners
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    I find smugness is equally as an unappealing a habit as smoking ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’m planning to pack in again imminently. Wish me luck!

    Premier Icon aracer
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    I could give up being smug any time I liked, but I enjoy it too much.

    Ho hum
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    Almost 3 years for me now.

    The only time I miss it is when I am constipated and need the laxative effect in the morning or when one of my colleagues decides to eat his stinky soups at his desk at lunchtime and I can smell it in all its stinky glory, yuck! At that time I wish my sense of smell was back to down to its smoking level.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    I know a couple who smoke 20 a day each. He nips to the paper shop every morning, 15 quid a time. 420 quid a month, absolute bonkers.

    scaled
    Member

    I gave up in December – been more of a challenge giving up my recreational smoking than the work place smoking though.

    Still, i’m clean and that’s what matters!

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    I’ve never had the urge to smoke myself but would be interested to know why you did start?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Theres no such thing as addicted to chocolate. I don’t need to go out and find a shop open that sells chocolate as I’ve ‘run out’.

    I’ve known people do that.

    Premier Icon binners
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    I’ve never had the urge to smoke myself but would be interested to know why you did start?

    Its generally when you’re young, stupid, you think you look cool, and all your mates smoke too. I was 14 and an idiot.

    At the moment I’ve got 3 packs of fags left out of a batch of duty free. When they’ve gone I’m knocking it on the head AGAIN! I bloody hate the fact that I smoke! ๐Ÿ™

    tonyd
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    Smoked for 18 years, quit for 5, then started smoking on/off for the last 4 years (time goes fast!). Stopped again at New Year, will see how it goes.

    Most of the time I hate it and know how much damage it’s doing, especially at the top of a nasty climb. In contrast I ran my best half marathon 3 years after quitting, I can remember being amazed at how much I could breathe and how strong I felt.

    Unfortunately I also REALLY enjoy smoking. Just thinking about sitting in the afternoon sunshine with a pint or a G&T and a lovely smelly cigarette makes me want to go and stand in the rain and look sad. MMMMmmmmmmmmmmm.

    bookemdanno
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    31 days 9 hours and 43 minutes without one. Not that i’m counting. Gave up 6 years years ago for a year than slipped back into it. Ridiculous, especially as not smoking makes me feel so much better and more motivated to get out and do things.

    brooess
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    I tried to smoke when I was 17. Luckily a friend told me I looked like a dick… + my grandad died on my 17th birthday – drowned on a load of fluid on his lungs right in front of my gran, which kind of gave me a useful perspective on the reality of it.

    What amazes me now, given everything that’s known and all the government messages, is how come people are still coming to the conclusion that it’s a good idea to start…

    Premier Icon binners
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    Unfortunately I also REALLY enjoy smoking. Just thinking about sitting in the afternoon sunshine with a pint or a G&T and a lovely smelly cigarette

    tonyd – having a Father Ted moment….

    ๐Ÿ˜†

    Keep it up fella. This is my last weekend smoking

    ocrider
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    8 years, 1m, 25d
    Have you seen the price of them these days? How anyone can afford the things astounds me and makes me wonder what they have cut from their lives to be able to buy them.?

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    He nips to the paper shop every morning, 15 quid a time. 420 quid a month

    I wonder whether smoking helps with doing maths?

    tonyd
    Member

    I wonder whether smoking helps with doing maths?

    Looks OK for February.

    Ringo
    Member

    I keep trying to give up, but my problem is I like it

    SnS
    Member

    2011 – late Dec

    Still waiting for the Health Benefits to visibly kick in.

    Have I now turned into an Athletic Mountain Bike God who laughs in the face of hills ? ….Nope – still wheeze up like everyone else.
    Does my food taste stunning ! …err Nope.
    Do I have more energy ? – Well, I’m guessing it’s a yes on that one – I need it to help drag the extra 2 stone that I piled on.

    So, maybe no visible or noticeable effects, but, do I feel immensely proud of myself for giving up ? Hell yes !!!

    Chris

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