The first day without a cigarette

1. Nov 26, 2006

As the thread title says, I managed to get through a day without smoking cigarettes. This is nothing special, since I caught a cold and I'm coughing, so I shouldn't be smoking. But there were times when I was dumb enough to smoke while coughing, which is probably the most devastating thing you can do to your respiratory system. :uhh: So, I'm showing progress. Anyway, I'm very interested in how long I'll last without cigarettes. Tomorrow is the test day number 2 - wish me luck! :tongue2:

2. Nov 26, 2006

Galileo

If you plan to quit smoking, I wish you all the best.

Just remember: It's only difficult if you think it is. Be very active and do a lot of things to get your mind focused on other things.

3. Nov 26, 2006

Galileo, thanks for the tip, I'm aware of that fact. Btw, I've learned one thing from all my previous attempts: if you really want to quit smoking, never shout out loud about it. So I didn't. At least not yet.

4. Nov 26, 2006

mbrmbrg

"never shout out loud about it" as in don't have a temper tantrum about quitting or don't tell the whole world about quitting?

5. Nov 26, 2006

Staff: Mentor

Cigarettes are bad and you should STOP smoking them.

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6. Nov 26, 2006

Don't tell the whole world about quitting, since there's a high probability you won't manage to quit, and turn you'll out to be an idiot again.

7. Nov 26, 2006

Cyrus

Arent pipes the worst for Phlegm?

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8. Nov 26, 2006

Staff: Mentor

You don't inhale pipes or cigars. It only goes into your mouth, the only smoke in the lungs is from smoke in the room, which is not good, but not as bad as inhaling cigarettes.

9. Nov 26, 2006

Cyrus

There is a new cigar store down the road, I might stop buy and get a few.

Pipe smells good, but its for old fogies.

10. Nov 26, 2006

That's true, but I'm sure you're aware that lungs aren't the only organs getting damaged while smoking.

Anyway, pipes smell good. That's the only reason they're better than cigarettes. Further on, if one smokes a pipe, he should pretty much make sure that the pipe 'fits' well on him/her, since, as cyrusabdollahi pointed out, you may look pretty idiotic with a pipe if it doesn't suit you.

11. Nov 26, 2006

Staff: Mentor

I used to smoke macanudos at the local cigar bar, buy those.

Well, actually, guys would buy me those and I could make awesome smoke rings.

12. Nov 26, 2006

Cyrus

:rofl: You're awesome! Cigars ant that bad, right? They are just tobacco, not filled with trash like cigs.

13. Nov 26, 2006

Yeah, right. :tongue2:

14. Nov 26, 2006

Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Good luck! Expect to have some difficulty concentrating while going through the withdrawal period. Then again, if you're already sick, you might not notice what's due to the withdrawal and what's due to the illness.

15. Nov 26, 2006

Actually, I don't believe withdrawal periods are tough, except you're a smoker for over 20 years or so. In the end, it's all an individual matter, I guess.

16. Nov 26, 2006

dontdisturbmycircles

When I was quitting, the hardest part was always standing at the bus stop without a smoke or being somewhere where I always used to light up. After about 3 months of not smoking I didn't even think about it anymore though, I still have a pack of smokes sitting right next to me (in my desk) and haven't even been tempted to have one for a year or so. (lol, I bet they wouldn't be of the highest quality anymore anyway.)

My Stats:
Your Quit Date is: 5/16/2004

Time Smoke-Free: 924 days, 18 hours, 22 minutes and 54 seconds

Cigarettes NOT smoked: 23119

Lifetime Saved: 5 months, 26 days, 14 hours