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Old 10-30-2020, 02:15 PM
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Been smoking since I was 12 years old at least a pack a day but for many years I was up to two packs a day. I am 84 years old, and finally quit two months ago.

Wasn't hard, I just stop buying them for myself. yes there are times when I want to go get a pack of cigarettes but I just don't do it. After 10 or fifteen minutes I forget about it for a while. Now, I get up every morning not wanting a cigarette, but checking my bank account to mover the price of a pack over to my special savings account I opened just for the cigarette money.

How stupid it is to spend at least $8.00 a day for such a stupid habit. I am glad I can't calculate all the money I have spent over the years. I would be in tears. Meantime, I already have a bit over $500 set aside for anything I want.
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Old 10-30-2020, 02:23 PM
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Congratulations on quitting better late than never.
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Old 03-28-2021, 10:25 PM
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Best thing I ever quit
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Old 03-29-2021, 12:22 AM
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My dad was a smoker from his teen years to probably his early to mid 30s. My Grampas both smoked. Neither made 75. Dad would put me on his shoulders and carry me around with a cigar sometimes. My brother and I started crushing those cigaretts as young children and dad quit because it got too expensive Dad suffered from bad teeth with multiple root canals, and severe heart disease that required a quadruple bypass in his early 40s. Smoking contributes to both. He died at 69. I'm almost 50, no serious cavities or heart disease, knock on wood! Never been a smoker, different blood type than my dad even though I do look a lot like him but have way more hair at my age than he did. Hope to take after my mom's, mom's family for lifespan as they lived a LOONNNNGGG time...... 90s and early 100s for many. I think dad's grampa died young too.

Tried chew a friend offered me in junior high. Spit that trash out pretty fast! That guy ended up on drugs and all messed up by 25.

I'm not a fan of tobacco but what you do away from me is your business but it could hurt your family with second hand smoke and losing you early.

For some reason, most criminals around here smoke. Not saying you are a criminal if you smoke but it is one sign someone is leading an unhealthy life.
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Old 04-07-2021, 11:35 PM
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I freaking LOVE smoking! I love the burn of a good puff, I love the smell of a Camel Light, I love the comraderie between the ever-dwindling number of smokers, and I love having a great reason to go take a break!

I quit cold turkey 8 years ago after having smoked for 25 years. If I had it to do all over again I would have never started. I have not taken even a single drag of any cigarette, cigar, or pipe, or anything else since the day I quit. I can finally sing reasonably well again, and I can ride a bike 10 miles or more - even a mountain bike on single-track trails. I don't have a backseat full of ashes in my car anymore, and I'm generally pretty healthy now - healthy enough to have experienced COVID with very minimal effects. I even have enough expendable money to have a gun addiction now LOL! I don't regret quitting even one little bit. I keep telling myself that I'll take it back up when I'm 80, just for the heck of it. I smoked for 25 years without it killing me the first go-round, so I figure I can go another 25 years of smoking again if I time it right.
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