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Jun 03, 2019 (06:36 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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I was finding spending close to £40 a week very inconvenient aside from my health 

Believe you can and you’re halfway there

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May 11, 2019 (02:02 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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I came on here to post my current response to the question: What makes smoking inconvenient for you? 
 
As it turns, out, I have the same response that I had here several years ago:
Life.
Life make smoking inconvenient for me.
 
I had no idea how completely enslaved I had been until I got free.  I am so glad to have had the past 7 years of life without them. 

Slow and steady wins the race.

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Apr 23, 2019 (07:40 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hi Sasha. You might want to consider using some king of aids in quitting as well. I am using nicotine patches. To be quite honest I don't think I could have ever done this cold turkey. They helped take the edge off and as each day progresses it DOES get easier. It is a life change that will take some time to happen, but if you take this one minute, one hour, one day at a time you can make the change to a smoke free life. Use this web site, read through the forums and it will help you cope as well as giving you great pointers on how to kick this nasty addiction out of your life. We are here to support you!! Stay strong, you can do this!

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Sasha
Apr 22, 2019 (04:48 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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I have PTSD and don't like to go around people I don't I know. I use it to be able to leave situation. Truth is I smoke all the time. I get migraines and smoking makes them worse but I do it anyway. I want that to stop. I have other health problems it worsens and now I feel upset I can't seem to quit.
 

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Mar 24, 2019 (01:53 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Yes I agree with all you guys are saying here. But when I think about my own behavior I realize how I conveniently use smoking to my advantage to hide or excuse some behavior. Like I have some social anxiety so having to go outside to smoke is a good excuse or to take a break from working on something. So it is my thinking behind my behavior that makes it convenient for those reasons. This sounds kind of crazy I know and I wonder what other things I do or don’t do because of smoking. We flew to Hawaii last fall and coming home I went 9 hours without smoking and I almost didn’t go as I knew I’d not be able to smoke for long periods. I did it though!

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Jr1075
Mar 24, 2019 (01:52 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Yes I agree with all you guys are saying here. But when I think about my own behavior I realize how I conveniently use smoking to my advantage to hide or excuse some behavior. Like I have some social anxiety so having to go outside to smoke is a good excuse or to take a break from working on something. So it is my thinking behind my behavior that makes it convenient for those reasons. This sounds kind of crazy I know and I wonder what other things I do or don’t do because of smoking. We flew to Hawaii last fall and coming home I went 9 hours without smoking and I almost didn’t go as I knew I’d not be able to smoke for long periods. I did it though!

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Mar 01, 2019 (09:14 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Smoking is inconvenient for me because every minute of every day was planned around where and when I could grab a quick smoke. Standing in all kinds of weather, not even able to go to a movie theatre without the thought of how I was going to make it 2 hours without having a cigarette. I will not allow this addition to control me any longer.

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Feb 19, 2019 (07:39 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Smoking is inconvenient for me because I choose not to smoke inside my house and must go outside to do so. Same for when visiting my kids. Also smoking is deemed offensive to some folks I need to be around in pursuit of my hobby.

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Jan 20, 2019 (08:24 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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I’ve been a slave to nicotine/cigarettes for many years. I’m now at 46 days smoke-free! Inconveniences were numerous: having to go outside at work and home, regardless of weather, to smoke; the stench in my clothes; choosing to drive alone on trips rather than ride with non-smokers; looking for excuses to leave meetings early to smoke; inability to focus due to cravings, etc. The list could be longer! So thankful to have made it this far and am confident it is permanent this time.

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Sep 03, 2018 (06:15 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Smoking is inconvienent for me because they are expensive and I would like to save more money to travel.  Is is also inconvienent because it is now making it difficult to breathe during activities such as hiking and biking, both of which we do often.  I am determined to beat this **** though.  I have been smoke free for 15 hours now.  I will do this.

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Apr 11, 2018 (03:35 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Smoking is inconvenient for me because it coats me so much money. It is inconvenient because it is cooler not to smoke these days and most places have smoke free patios when you go out or smoke free homes. Smoking is inconvenient for me because it hurts my throat and makes my voice sound terrible. Smoking is inconvenient for me because it makes me feel powerless.

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Apr 10, 2018 (04:25 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Smoking is inconvenient for me because I hid it from everyone, including my best friend. Telling her about this journey was hard. Smoking is inconvenient because I had to plan my days with my kids in a way that would allow me to sneak away from them to grab a quick smoke without them knowing. Smoking is inconvenient because when I went to work conferences, I had to try to get a room away from my work people, so I could sneak outside and walk a mile to smoke. Smoking is inconvenient because I had to carry an extra shirt, lotion, and mints with me every where, so I could find a deserted car wash to smoke, so no one would know. 
 
Smoking is inconvenient because I let it rule my life, take me away from situations I wanted to be in, and spend less time with my children. Instead of smores at camp, I just wanted them to go to bed, so I could finally relax with a beer AND have a smoke.  

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Apr 07, 2018 (12:40 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Smoking is inconvenient for me because it is expensive. I also feel like I am setting a bad example for my son, and I dont like smelling like cigarette smoke. Most importantly, I don't like feeling so powerless to change something.

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Jan 21, 2018 (03:16 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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I find myself so embarrassed by the smell and the comments people make! That alone should be enough to make me want to quit.

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Mar 03, 2016 (12:35 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Smoking is inconvienient for me because I have to wait when I'm in the car with my boyfriend or someone elses car. When it's cold outside, or rainy (I keep my ashtray and butts outside which are more than likely half smoked for use when I run out of a pack). When I run out of money and I suddenly find myself digging for change, stealing change out of my parent's change jar or even over charging my credit card. I also hate being at a bar with friends and being the only one outside because I just had to have a cigarette. My boyfriend's "cutesy" not so cutesy nicknames for them - Stinkweed.
 
 I think I kinda went a bit overboard lol. 

http://www.beliefnet.com/Prayers/Protestant/Addict

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