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Old 02-23-2001, 03:57 PM   #1
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I attempted to quit smoking cigs yesterday. I cheated, twice. It was my birthday and I got all kinds of messed up, I was offered a cig and totally forgot that I told myself I'd quit, I felt really guilty.

I have not smoked a single cig so far today (23rd). But, I'm wondering... I'm going to be at Mardi Gras this year, which equals alcohol and other things, should I just wait to quit smoking after mardi gras or just stop myself right now?

 
Old 02-23-2001, 03:58 PM   #2
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damnit, now I'm starting to make up excuses!

 
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Old 02-23-2001, 09:54 PM   #3
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Well Ruffeo at least you tried! You'll get there!
No, you should wait till after Mardi Gras to quit. I would set a "quit date" and stick to it! Make it for a time where stress is low, and where you'll most likely not be put in a situation where you're willpower will be weakened (eg. by alcohol and party). But make sure you dont set it toooo far in the future! I kept setting quit dates and then kept postponing them so I never got to them *laugh* Tell your friends/coworkers etc ahead of time of your quit date and keep reminding them not to offer you a cig or to come smoke with them. Try to stay away from temptation for at LEAST the first 2 weeks as much as you can. Its hard I know!! Keep it up you'll get it
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Old 02-26-2001, 07:28 AM   #4
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Ruffeo,

Personally, I don't think you should put it off, but the choice is ultimately up to you. I just "wonder" what will be the "next" excuse . . .

Now you know yourself better than anyone else, and if you go to Mardi Gras and smoke, well, you know, try again the next day. But I don't think you should put it off.

What if you do quit smoking and DON'T smoke at Mardi Gras . . . you're on easy street then . . . right? If you can make it through Mardi Gras w/o smoking you know you've got it whipped, if you do "slip up", oh well, try, try again . . . right.

Good Luck to you, either way you go. We're all here for ya'!

Lucky!


 
Old 02-27-2001, 03:37 PM   #5
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What everyone (smoker) of us need to quit smoking?

Will.....Yes,the STRONGEST WILL

I have been a smoker since 1985,almost taking 30 per day.I stopped smoking for 9 exact months only because I had what I said,"STRONG WILL POWER" at that time.Somehow I got it diluted of late and started again knowing fully well all its ill effects.

At least when we get around 40-45 years of age,I feel we all must put a big FULL STOP to smoking.


 
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