# The first day without a cigarette

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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:

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Galileo
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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.

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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.
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.

"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?

Evo
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Cigarettes are bad and you should STOP smoking them.

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"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?
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.

Cigarettes are bad and you should STOP smoking them.
Arent pipes the worst for Phlegm?

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Evo
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Arent pipes the worst for Phlegm?
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.

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.

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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.
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.

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

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.

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

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Cigars ant that bad, right? They are just tobacco, not filled with trash like cigs.
Yeah, right. :tongue2:

Moonbear
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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:
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.

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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.
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.

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:

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

Cigarettes NOT smoked: 23119

Lifetime Saved: 5 months, 26 days, 14 hours

Money Saved: $9,702.00 lol Homework Helper ..I wonder what money I saved in these 24 hours. Lol I hadn't checked my stats at www.quitnet.com for like a year and was shocked at the number of cig's I didn't smoke. After some calculation assuming a cigg is 7.5cm, the cigs I didn't smoke if lied down end to end would stretch 1.73KM = 1.08mi down the road. lol Moonbear Staff Emeritus Science Advisor Gold Member 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. I guess you can tell us if you have the same opinion after a few days. Evo Mentor :rofl: You're awesome! Cigars ant that bad, right? They are just tobacco, not filled with trash like cigs. Yes, they are not as bad as cigarettes. Ooh, look, you can buy a box of Macanudos for$245, a fraction of the $29 per cigar they cost at the bar. Yes, they are not as bad as cigarettes. Ooh, look, you can buy a box of Macanudos for$245, a fraction of the \$29 per cigar they cost at the bar.
What makes a good cigar good? Obviously the taste, but what is better about the taste as opposed to a 'cheap' cigar?

Evo
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What makes a good cigar good? Obviously the taste, but what is better about the taste as opposed to a 'cheap' cigar?
I could not tell you the difference between a cheap cigarette and an expensive one, although I've dated men that smoked both.

I can tell you the difference between good pipe tabacco and cigars and cheap stuff. The smell is completely different. Good tobacco has a rich, sweet smell, no mustiness or mold. It's just something you get to know from being around it.

I confess to having a thing for cherry tobacco.

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:
Man I remember having strep throat and I still smoked. I stopped smoking (a smoker can never quit) about a year ago. The secret is just not wanting to do it. When you can convince yourself you don't want to do it anymore you win. It's F-N hard to do that however.

Astronuc
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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:
I wish you good luck, radou! I hope you succeed.

My wife smoked for ~15 years (up to a pack a day) and quit just after we got married. She used the nicotine gum to take the edge off the cravings. She hasn't smoked in 20+ years. The first few months were somewhat difficult and there were times when she got cranky.

As for whether or not pipes and cigars are not as bad as cigarettes, there is a risk of mouth and throat cancer from chronic exposure to pipe and cigar smoke, as opposed to lung cancer from inhaled tobacco smoke. Of course, there are some folks who smoke into the old age.

An occasional smoke is perhaps not so bad.

Best to quit if one can.

I was doing temp work in a hardware store today and, though it is illegal, endless amounts of people walk around with lit cigarettes. So yeah. says to me these laws arnt working.