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#1 big bri

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 01:17 PM

Weeeeelllllll,ive now done THREE DAYS,THREE DAYS,,,,,,,,,,,,

Im on the latest supa dupa patch.Along with a plastic simulation of a cigarette that gives ya a boost on those week moments.

After smoking around forty a day now for a long while.Ive decided to give it a go and so far,so good.The patch and plastic cig realy do seem to work.They take the craving away.

I put the patches over my eyes at first so i couldnt find my cigs......Posted Image

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 01:42 PM

Good luck, just think how many kites you can buy on the money saved from a 40 a day habit - once you've kicked the patch habit too :lol:
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 01:49 PM

GO BRI!!!
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 01:58 PM

Good Luck Bri,

I gave up about 7 or 8 years ago. I used the plastic cigs with the nicotine bit inside.One of the hardest things I've ever done but also one of the best. Stick with it mate.

As keith says think of all those lovely revs you can get or trips across the pond.
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 02:19 PM

Well done mate ..... stick with it .... Maybe you could inspire a few others around here to join you ...

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 03:35 PM

I quit over 20 years ago.
The hardest period was the first 3 months. At around 3 months I did try one. It made me sick. That was the last one forever.
Then there is the problem socializing with friends that still smoke. You are tempted too much to try, just one.

Smoke also bothered me quite a bit for many years. Now it is more a nuisance.

Just think of what all you can buy now that you have kicked it.

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 05:17 PM

Way to go Bri!!! Stick with it. I have helped several friends quit and the first few months is the hardest - hard habit to break but the end rewards are worth it!

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 06:31 PM

All right Brian!!!! Best news this week!!! Here's hopin' and prayin' you're stubborn enough to continue. Hope Deb kicks your arse if you start up again.

Cheers mate,
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 06:42 PM

I've been smoke free for ?? 10 years... (wish I thought to do the patches over the eyes LOL) hang in there Big Bri... it is well worth it.
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 07:11 PM

GOOD for you Bri! :ani_punk: I wish you the best of luck in this!!! Keep hanging in there, I know it's tough but you'll have more flying time for the future! :D

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 07:52 PM

Nice Brian.

After smoking for about fourteen years, I quit in 1972. I got up one morning, didn't like the taste in my mouth and quit. At that time they cost $2.00 per carton of ten packs.

Lynn quit about that same time.

Stick with it Brian. You may then live to be an old guy like me.

But then, perhaps you don't want to be an old guy like me. :confused!:
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 10:00 PM

I've tried those patches too.........terrible taste and dirty smoke when you lighten them up...Posted Image

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 11:06 PM

Well done Bri, be sure to collect the dosh you save, makes it more worth while when you see how much you save.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 12:24 AM

Anyone in the UK can register with Boots The Chemists.

They are currently running a scheme thats been set up.The idea being that the Goverment takes smoking from the doctors surgery and farms it out to the Large High street Chemists.

Its a 12wk course, and i thought to good tobe true at first when i stumbled on it.From a cost perspective its also a winner.The Patch stuff can be expensive over here.A week of 24hour,24Mlg strength Nicorette patchs .Costs around 14 and then you will probably need gum or the plastic cig to help with the hand to mouth habit also.Which is a smilar price for a weeks course.
This i think said to many HEAVY SMOKERS,its cheeper to smoke,,,,,[which is not true as cigs are 6 for a pack of 20],,,,,if ya wana see it that way.Perhaps an easy get out[for me anyways it was].

BOOTS the Chemist scheme works like this.

If your on Benefits,,,,nope im not,bummer,ITs FREE
If your on Incume support,,,im not,Its Free
If you have a pre paid medical exemption,,,,GO BUY ONE,I did as i have other weird habits[excesive kite buying is a registered sickness....lol,ITS FREE
If your Mr or Mrs works with 2.4 kids.All your eyes,legs,and Marbles.Amazingly the cost is 10.I didnt qualifie,im Kite Crazy you see....Posted Image
10 for the full 12week course.One Ten Pound Note.....Happy Days....Posted Image .

The Chemist will help you with whats best and stuff.Report to Her/him every week and pick from whatever you like to a value of around 18 per visit.They mesure your toxins when you visit,you just blow into a hand held machine.Which mesures the Toxins.

Also worth a look at this,,, http://smokefree.nhs...CFZAA4wod9Cq1Mg for advice,ideas and support

Hope that helps someone see the light also.

Good Luck anyone who fancys a try and thanks very much for the Support my good freinds.Ile be eatin Muslei and Jogging next,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Posted Image

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:27 AM

Good on you Bri...

I've never smoked in my life but understand how hard it must be to try to quit the habit.

Keep at it, it sounds like you're on the right track and the 12 week course sounds like a great idea from the Government, at last!! No excuses to give up on the course if it only cost you 10 Posted Image

All the best,

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 03:41 AM

Anyone in the UK can register with Boots The Chemists.

They are currently running a scheme thats been set up.The idea being that the Goverment takes smoking from the doctors surgery and farms it out to the Large High street Chemists.

Its a 12wk course, and i thought to good tobe true at first when i stumbled on it.From a cost perspective its also a winner.The Patch stuff can be expensive over here.A week of 24hour,24Mlg strength Nicorette patchs .Costs around 14 and then you will probably need gum or the plastic cig to help with the hand to mouth habit also.Which is a smilar price for a weeks course.
This i think said to many HEAVY SMOKERS,its cheeper to smoke,,,,,[which is not true as cigs are 6 for a pack of 20],,,,,if ya wana see it that way.Perhaps an easy get out[for me anyways it was].

BOOTS the Chemist scheme works like this.

If your on Benefits,,,,nope im not,bummer,ITs FREE
If your on Incume support,,,im not,Its Free
If you have a pre paid medical exemption,,,,GO BUY ONE,I did as i have other weird habits[excesive kite buying is a registered sickness....lol,ITS FREE
If your Mr or Mrs works with 2.4 kids.All your eyes,legs,and Marbles.Amazingly the cost is 10.I didnt qualifie,im Kite Crazy you see....Posted Image
10 for the full 12week course.One Ten Pound Note.....Happy Days....Posted Image .

The Chemist will help you with whats best and stuff.Report to Her/him every week and pick from whatever you like to a value of around 18 per visit.They mesure your toxins when you visit,you just blow into a hand held machine.Which mesures the Toxins.

Also worth a look at this,,, http://smokefree.nhs...CFZAA4wod9Cq1Mg for advice,ideas and support

Hope that helps someone see the light also.

Good Luck anyone who fancys a try and thanks very much for the Support my good freinds.Ile be eatin Muslei and Jogging next,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Posted Image

BRIAN...LYCRA,,,me




Yep good luck bri I gave up 20 + years ago...the best bit is not smelling like an ashtray and tasting ya food


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Posted 28 January 2010 - 07:30 AM

Yep good luck bri I gave up 20 + years ago...the best bit is not smelling like an ashtray and tasting ya food



tasting my food... that was the biggest surprise to me?!?!?!
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:21 PM

i never liked cigerettes.. to me it either cigars or . well you know the other stuff...t.h.c.
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 02:51 PM

Hi Brian-

I am sooooooo happy for you. It's a big decision to really take the plunge!!!!

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 03:33 PM

Well,thanks again all,its




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