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Old 02-12-2008, 07:56 PM   #1
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Quitting the tar bars

I just joined the 'butt out' program at work. My quit date is tomorrow (Wednesday).
I am going to be using the patch to help me quit. I will keep this thread updated to help myself along.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:20 PM   #2
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Re: Quitting the tar bars

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Old 02-13-2008, 11:04 AM   #3
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Re: Quitting the tar bars

Good luck Brent. Keep us posted on how it's going.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:22 AM   #4
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Re: Quitting the tar bars

I saw your post indicating you were going to do it.

Congrats!

I used the patch the last time I quit. It REALLY helped me. I was absolutely addicted to nicotine.

We'll be cheering for you - but not too loud or irritating!

Good luck!
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:56 AM   #5
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Re: Quitting the tar bars

Good luck!
I saw your post in Steve's thread, so I will be watching this one too.

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Old 02-13-2008, 05:07 PM   #6
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Re: Quitting the tar bars

Alright I am 3 hours short of finishing my first day as a non-smoker. There were certainly times I felt I could have maimed someone for a smoke. But I pushed through them.

I would have to say that so far using the patch as a crutch is way better (for me) than just quitting cold turkey.

The people who host the 'butt out program' at work take a carbon monoxide reading (using something resembling a breathalyser) while you are smoking and on your quit day. While I was smoking I had a reading of 19. Today I had a reading of 5. Five what you ask....I don't quite know but I am sure its parts per million or something like that??

Seems like carbon monoxide is one of the first things to leave your body once you quit smoking!
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:21 PM   #7
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Good job on your first day, Brent. We are all behind you. Keep posting.
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:00 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the support so far!
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:23 PM   #9
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good luck mate, first fews days can be the hardest but dont give in.
Keep busy and occupied.
The patches dont work for everyone but they're doing fine for me now and i hope they continue with you.
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:44 AM   #10
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