I Quit too

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by slekjr, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. slekjr

    slekjr Member

    After 54 years in a club it is hard to quit, but I just had to do it. For the first time in all those years I have been smoke free for a month, and I don't have the urge to smoke. I have been cutting back for over a year, but had to go cold turkey to make the final cut. It hasn't bothered me a bit. sign1(like hell) but I think I have passed the critical stage.
    I have saved enough money for a new locomotive that I don't need. Maybe I'll by a smoke unit for my M-1a :mrgreen:
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    great Stuff!!! Keep on "Keeping on" :)
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Great news Charlie:thumb:. Don't back slide now, your over the hump if your family hasn't disowned you by now. I know mine almost did.:eek:

  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Way to go Charlie! Best wishes!
  5. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Good for you charlie!!:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:

    I remember when I quit. I was driving down the road with my 7 year old son. Out of nowhere he asks:
    "Daddy, is smoking bad for you?"
    I hesitated, then answered, "Yes it is".
    "Then why do you do it?" he asked............
    I never smoked again. That was 8 years ago. :winker:
  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Way to go Charlie, thats some GREAT news!!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  7. Relic

    Relic Member

    After smoking for forty-some years I was surprised to find that I can hardly stand to be near a smoker,and to get in a car that is smoked in nearly makes me sick
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    aussie Moderation in all things Charlie! :)

  9. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    When I quite, I had to stop drinking beer and stop shooting pool. When I shot pool (I belonged to a billiard league at work), I always drank beer, and when I drank beer I wanted to smoke. I quit cold turkey over 40 years, and yes, about a year later I could go into a bar or a pool hall without the desire to smoke. Oh yeah, I never realized how bad those places really smelled until I quite smoking.:cry: :cry:

    Charlie, go for it, resist all temptations to go back, your health and you finances will improve tremendously. :thumb::thumb:
  10. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Good one, Charlie, with the title of your thread: you "got me" with that one. ;):-D
    Congratulations on your accomplishment - it's nice to know that you'll still be around (in more ways than one!) :thumb::thumb:

  11. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Thats great news Charlie!
    I quit for a year one night..........
  12. B-Manic

    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

    Well done, keep at it Charlie. Its worth the effort.

    Almost 40 years of smoking and I quit eight months ago. It only bothers me when I'm awake. But, the good health and energy levels far outweigh the foul taste, stale smoke smell, and money up in smoke. I even go to the gym every day. Who wouda thought!

    The urges die down in intensity and frequency eventually. :)
  13. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    Good to here all of you guys' success with kicking the cancer sticks!

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