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Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:56 PM

100 days without a smoke.

As of yesterday.

Today I walk in a convenience store.
Thereís a guy buying a carton of Marlboros.
Me: itís been 100 days since I smoked a cigarette.
Cashier: You want one? 😏

We both laughed.

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Reply 100 days without a smoke. (Original post)
underpants Jul 2020 OP
Zoonart Jul 2020 #1
underpants Jul 2020 #2
leftieNanner Jul 2020 #3
MyOwnPeace Jul 2020 #4
brewens Jul 2020 #5
underpants Jul 2020 #8
handmade34 Jul 2020 #6
Phoenix61 Jul 2020 #7
MLAA Jul 2020 #9
underpants Jul 2020 #10
MLAA Jul 2020 #12
MuseRider Jul 2020 #11
underpants Jul 2020 #17
yonder Jul 2020 #13
dameatball Jul 2020 #14
Niagara Jul 2020 #15
underpants Jul 2020 #16
Niagara Jul 2020 #18
rurallib Jul 2020 #19
Skittles Jul 2020 #20
underpants Jul 2020 #21
Skittles Jul 2020 #23
DFW Jul 2020 #22

Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:58 PM

1. Good on you!

Here's to your health!

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:00 PM

2. My shoulders look like I'm a junkie

Still on the patch. Trying to find new areas to apply it.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:03 PM

3. Well Done!!

Keep it up. My Mom quit when she got a really bad case of pneumonia and she stayed quit. But if she was at a party and someone was smoking, she would sidle over for a whiff.

She passed away in 2008, but never went back to smoking.

I'm sure if you noted how much that guy was paying for his carton of Marlboros - and maybe calculated how much $$$ you are saving, that's an added bonus.



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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:03 PM

4. Here's to you, friend!

I truly respect those that work hard to beat the hook. WAY TO GO - KEEP UP THE GOOD FIGHT!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:09 PM

5. It took about 50 try's, but I finally made it. If you don't count weed that is. :) n/t

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Response to brewens (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:25 PM

8. Me too

I donít smoke weed though. I eat it.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:13 PM

6. congratulations!!!

I can only imagine and I celebrate anyone who can do it (my only saving grace is that I never started... )

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:19 PM

7. Congratulations! I applaud your hard work.

It takes a lot of effort to make new habits.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:26 PM

9. I quit about 20 years ago.

Have you had the dream where you are smoking and you wake up disappointed in yourself until you realize it was a dream?

Congrats on your terrific accomplishment!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:31 PM

10. I did once

About a month in.

Iíve had to take off the patch twice because really horrific nightmares.

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Response to underpants (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:29 PM

12. Eek. Nightmares are tough.

I went with Nicolette gum, but then got hooked on that. Took quite a while to shake that bad habit.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:38 PM

11. I am the only person I know

who cannot even remember the year I actually quit. It took me forever, starting and stopping over and over again. I will never do anything as hard as that was. Good luck, remember if you start back up it gets harder to quit, or it was for me. I probably quit part of every year for a decade. Makes me glad I like to drink but not get drunk or mess around with some other things and not get blasted out of my mind. I am an easy addict.

I am so happy you are doing this. As long as I have been here you have been here (you were here before I think) and I feel like you are an old friend and I want to you know the joys of taking a good deep breath again without feeling that strange, icky feeling in your chest. Sending many vibes of support.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:42 PM

17. Thanks Muse

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:31 PM

13. Congratulations and keep it up!!!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:33 PM

14. WTG!! Every day is one day better.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:36 PM

15. I was wondering how you were doing with that.

Great job, Underpants!




I'm still 164 days without a cigarette and I'm still walking several times a days, getting my tootsie roll fix and chewing gum.



Hats off to you!! Hip hip hooray!!


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Response to Niagara (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:41 PM

16. New Years resolution?

Iím guessing from the day count.

Itís funny. I almost never think about it. Going back into the office twice a week (starting last week) has triggered it more than anything.

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Response to underpants (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 04:22 PM

18. It wasn't planned.

I purchased my supply from a local reservation where a carton is about $12.00.


I had a brand that I smoked regularly for years. They started playing games with the sizes of the cigarettes from regular to 100's. I want the regular size, not the 100's. I purchased another brand for awhile and they changed the sizes on those. The 3rd or 4th brand that I purchased were so strong, that I ended up coughing and I was literally gagging. I've been smoking for 23 years and I said to myself, that's it...I'm done. I went cold turkey.



Since it wasn't planned, I'm not sure if my last day was Jan. 31st or Feb 1st, I always pick the later date since I'm not sure.


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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 08:16 PM

19. You have saved a lot of money and smell a lot better!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:38 PM

20. if you ever think you are going to smoke one

state your intentions here on DU first

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Response to Skittles (Reply #20)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:42 PM

21. Hey thanks

You know I love you.

Or youíll kick my butt.

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Response to underpants (Reply #21)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 12:53 AM

23. that's right!

I quit smoking ten years ago, after many tries.......it was hard but sooooo worth it

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:06 PM

22. I'm told the worst is yet to come

I have friends who have quit smoking (VERY few, actually, as I live in Europe, and most who used to smoke still smoke). Those who successfully quit tell me that it takes YEARS before the compulsion disappears completely. You have arrived a difficult milestone on what will be a difficult long journey. Bravo for having started, and bravo for having gotten this far! Many do not.


ďGiving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.Ē

― Mark Twain

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