A Public Service Announcement from Broken Record

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Broken Record, May 24, 2006.

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  1. paraconspiracy

    paraconspiracy long time browser no more

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    when i quit dipping i think i went through about 3 bags of sunflower seeds a day for 4 months. :ha: and i was only at it for 8 years. congrats.
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  2. Gunny

    Gunny Lord and Master Tip Jar Donor

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    congrats BK, happy for the good news.
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  3. Bobo

    Bobo Guest

    Good luck in staying away from that stuff. I have lots of friend's who are going down the same path, and they know better :sad2:
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  4. congrats man, ur gonna have a lot healthier and cleaner life
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  5. Yvette

    Yvette Starter

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    I smoked off and on for 23 years until I had a bad chest xray two years ago. When I was shown a 13 mm spot on my right lung, I quit that moment. The following week, after having a CT scan, there was nothing.

    Congrats A.D., Broken Record, and welcome to the exclusive second chance club :)
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  6. TitanGuy

    TitanGuy Hey, Mama Rock Me...

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    welcome to the club............literally
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  7. Mac Attack

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    Nicotine addiction is 99% psycholgical. It's one of the easiest habits to quit if you put yourself in the right mind frame.

    I smoked a pack a day for 15 years. I was a confirmed smoker. All my friends said, "he's one guy who will never quit".

    I tried Zyban, the poatch, cold turkey...I failed miserably. Then I read a book , The "easy way to quit smoking" by Allen Carr. It attacks the psychology of your addiction.

    I have been smoke free for one year. I have no cravings. I have no desire. It's been easy.

    The physical addiction of nicotine is a joke. The physical withdsrawal is a mild empty feeling in the pit of your stomach which lasts for 2-3 days. It's so light you're barely cognisant of it. After that there is no physical withdrawal. It's all in your head.

    Youn need to do 2 things:

    1. Resolve to your self that you will NEVER use nicotine again. Do not leave your mind open even a crack.

    2. CELEBRATE. Do not think of it as hard or difficult and do not be intimidated by it.

    It's ALL IN YOUR HEAD. Read that book.
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  8. Broken Record

    Broken Record Biscuit Eater Staff

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    Thanks to everyone for the support and congratulations. I'm on day 10 now and I'm already noticing more energy, + I'm able to taste and smell things better. Craves are getting less. Everything is lookin' good. I always thought quitting would be impossible, but with a little resolve (not to mention having the sh*t scrared out of me with the cancer thing) it hasn't been too bad.
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  9. avvie

    avvie Ke ali'i o na okole Tip Jar Donor

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    Great news, Brad!
    So, now that you're not gonna be pushing up daisies anytime soon, are you planning on joining the digital audio revolution? ;)
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  10. Broken Record

    Broken Record Biscuit Eater Staff

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    Most definitely. July 4th I'm coming into a little extra cash and I'm making the jump!
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