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TiE2000

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I'll start, I'm a smoker. Picked up smoking at the young age of 14. was a very popular thing to do at the time. Unfortunately, I've never been able to kick the habit, I'm now 40 and starting to think of my mortality. I officially starting quitting about a week ago. Only cheated a few times since then. I'm actually using the MKV Supra as an end goal incentive to myself.

Deal is, I need to go a full year without smoking. Figure if I can go a full year, I should have the habit beat, or at lease trained my body to resist and i've established new daily routines for myself. (the daily routine is what I've found to the hardest part of quitting).
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I started smoking at around the same age as you. Did one of those hypnosis sessions and it worked for about 2 years then I picked it up again as in my new group of friends there were a couple of smokers.
It got to a point where I was spending around $150 a month in cigarettes and at the same time it was a moment in which I started thinking about replacing my FR-S so I realized that if I were to put those extra $150/month towards a car payment it would be money much better spent.
Long story short, 2.5 years ago I decided overnight to just quit (again) and didn't look back. It actually has been easier than I thought this time around.
Still kept my FR-S for a while as I hadn't found the perfect replacement for it but when the 2.0 made an appearance, I ran the numbers and thanks to that extra money I'm able to own one now :)
 
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TiE2000

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I started smoking at around the same age as you. Did one of those hypnosis sessions and it worked for about 2 years then I picked it up again as in my new group of friends there were a couple of smokers.
It got to a point where I was spending around $150 a month in cigarettes and at the same time it was a moment in which I started thinking about replacing my FR-S so I realized that if I were to put those extra $150/month towards a car payment it would be money much better spent.
Long story short, 2.5 years ago I decided overnight to just quit (again) and didn't look back. It actually has been easier than I thought this time around.
Still kept my FR-S for a while as I hadn't found the perfect replacement for it but when the 2.0 made an appearance, I ran the numbers and thanks to that extra money I'm able to own one now :)
Hypnosis sessions... interesting never even heard of that... I've tried a few times to quit before. Used a 100 different quit smoking cessation gimmicks out there. none of them work. Even tried to switch to vaping... that just made me nauseous. The only thing that has ever worked in some sort of fashion is cold turkey. Got about 6 months out of that. Still kicking myself of for picking it back up after that long of not smoking.
 

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Congratulations to everyone who quit! I picked up smoking around age 13. Quit too many times to count and always picked it back up. There came a day in Denver, 10/26/2019, where I stepped out onto the balcony of the AirBnB and it was freezing and high winds and I thought to myself “why the f*** are you doing this?”. Crumpled up The remainder of the pack and threw it in the trash. Haven’t looked back since.

I also dipped since high school and had about a quarter can of Kodiak wintergreen at the house after my flight arrived back that day. I finished it the following day at work a d kicked that as well. I certainly believe it was much harder than cigarettes as I’ve craved it much more frequently in the last years.

Anyway, been driveling on long enough.

TLDR version: no tobacco means more car parts! And you feel and smell better.
 

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For whoever needs to read it. Whatever you're trying to quit or think may not be adding value to your life you can absolutely get rid of. It won't be easy, you may not think you can, but you can. Just spend some time reflecting on who is around you, where you are, and what it is, then evaluate who you want to be around, where you want to be, and what you'd rather be doing. Set an end point and get there or somewhere close enough, then set another one.

Godspeed. :headbang:
 

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Congratulations to everyone who quit! I picked up smoking around age 13. Quit too many times to count and always picked it back up. There came a day in Denver, 10/26/2019, where I stepped out onto the balcony of the AirBnB and it was freezing and high winds and I thought to myself “why the f*** are you doing this?”. Crumpled up The remainder of the pack and threw it in the trash. Haven’t looked back since.

I also dipped since high school and had about a quarter can of Kodiak wintergreen at the house after my flight arrived back that day. I finished it the following day at work a d kicked that as well. I certainly believe it was much harder than cigarettes as I’ve craved it much more frequently in the last years.

Anyway, been driveling on long enough.

TLDR version: no tobacco means more car parts! And you feel and smell better.
Your discipline is commendable. I have heard this so many times where people stop for a year or more. All it takes is ONE puff and the smoking leash grabs hold of you and your wallet.

In my humble opinion, the trick may be to just not take that puff at all. Tell yourself "I am not a smoker" and you may have to do this discipline for the rest of your life. :)
 

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gambling, i hit big recently and got the supra though, so it gives and takes but my girlfriend of ten years hates it because of how much i gamble
 
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