been of the ciggys

been of the durries 3 months only down side has been I have put on 3 kgs but as all my mates say i look good for it

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well done!!!!!!!!!!!!! whats

Tue, 2014-02-11 01:01

well done!!!!!!!!!!!!! whats the secret?


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don't put them in your

Tue, 2014-02-11 15:05

don't put them in your mouth!....even if you want to.

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 Hang in there, you're

Tue, 2014-02-11 01:07

 Hang in there, you're officially classed as quit after 12mths I say. Weill done


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 Great work pete.  I have

Tue, 2014-02-11 04:55

 Great work pete.  I have been off them now almost 5 yrs.  I put on 12 kgs, but over the last eighteen months I have lost that and I am now 2 kilos lighter than when I gave up smoking.  Feeling much better now than 5 years ago!


Keep it up, its worth it! 


Fish! HARD!

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Food tastes four times better too

Tue, 2014-02-11 06:14

Gave up a 60 a day habit cold turkey to go diving 20 years ago having started smoking at 13 and had smoked heavily for 30 years - nearly took it up again after a close encounter with a white, sure as hell felt like one that day :-)    

Good luck with your efforts, you are well over the first hurdle and now it is all mental not physiological  

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 Great effort mate, my dad

Tue, 2014-02-11 06:15

 Great effort mate, my dad was a smoker all his life and passed due to a smoking related illness, having seen what happens towards the end of someone's life I would urge all smokers to quit and congratulate you as I know that it is extremely hard habit to quit.

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Tue, 2014-02-11 08:28

good onya mate! its hard work and it only takes a small situation to start back up again, I did the cold turkey just over a month ago and nearly dry reach at the smell of them! considering I been smoking since I was 10 yrs old n now 43! I would love to put weight on but that aint gona happen!
keep up the good work!!

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Thu, 2014-02-13 20:38

putting weight on will happen

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good onya. keep it going and

Tue, 2014-02-11 08:34

good onya. keep it going and all the best.


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Well done mate....Ive just

Tue, 2014-02-11 12:37

Well done mate....Ive just gone 4 months and Ive put on 6kgs!!!!!! Only difference is my mates say Im a fat bastard! for it! LOL GGGGgggrrrrrrr!!!!!!

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Doing the same

Tue, 2014-02-11 12:47

Never was a heavy smoker some days a lot more (booze factor) than others. Since November have inhaled a few. Been good no real bad withdrawal symtoms.


 Old fishermen never die they just smell that way.

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1year on the 25 of this month

Tue, 2014-02-11 13:59

1year on the 25 of this month for me keep up the good work

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26 Years for me

Tue, 2014-02-11 15:34

Went cold turkey @ 32, smoked since I was 13 - what a bloody fool

Could of bought a lot of bait and fuel with the money wasted

Do not give in, once you have broken the chain and walked away you will never regret it



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 My incentive pete to stay

Tue, 2014-02-11 16:31

 My incentive pete to stay off them is that I get all the money I spent on rhem to spend on boat stuff and fishing tackle!


Fish! HARD!

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Well Done

Tue, 2014-02-11 23:46

It is 17 months for me one point to remember don't even have one, have one and you will be back where you started from. Hope it keeps going well for you, and wear the extra pounds with pride.



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 im on a few weeks now. I

Wed, 2014-02-12 05:54

 im on a few weeks now. I seem to be able to stop quite easily as i have done so several times in the last few years bt fail alot also :(

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 They say the more often you

Wed, 2014-02-12 12:56

 They say the more often you try the greater the chance of success, so just keep trying!  Or do what I did and take serious drugs and deal with their horrible side effects....


Fish! HARD!

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Well Done

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:58

Keep up the effort.


I did then the best that I knew how. When I knew better, I did better.

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Thu, 2014-02-13 20:32

 Well done Peter, as I have said before, there is no such thing as one cigarette.




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