If I Seem Irritable, It’s Because I Is

I have officially quit smoking.

I was down to between 2 – 4 per day (individual cigs – NOT packs) but even that wasn’t quite good enough, so I have gone cold turkey.

LOL – If I haven’t managed to piss you off just yet, be patient, because it’s coming.

Trust me. 😉

-Dave

 

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28 responses to “If I Seem Irritable, It’s Because I Is

  1. Good for you!! I have never smoked in my life!! God Bless all my Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and Your Families and Friends!!

    Love Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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  2. Used to smoke a lot, I was just burning money.
    Sara. suggestions: Look for cigarettes with organic tobacco; read packs carefully to ensure that there is no clipboard, not a GMO product.
    I once drank more than needed. I won’t tell you what I did with that money.

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      believe it or not…I do have a simple solution. I used to drink ALOT… ntil I ran across a way to stop any habbit. never say, i don’t want to do this / repeat to yourself, i want to be tobacco free. when you say the word “not the braini hears do want to relax and say i want to be free of this every night…it will work. suddenly you find yourself free of the habbit with no pain at all.

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    • The word “clipboard” should read “glyphosate”. Further, memories come back: anger at the companies who created the basic product; adding to it further addicting substances; and lies about it in advertising and to Congress while making tremendous profits for shortening my life helped me. There was even an ad that showed physicians in their white coats and with reflectors held to their heads for whatever reason I never found out all enjoying cigarettes. I believe that one ad showed doctors smoking with a reasonably honest statement, “A treat, not a treatment.” Other declarations stated that smoking steadied the doctor’s hand while performing surgery. Those ads ran about seventy years ago. I bet not one of those doctor’s is alive today.

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  3. No worries, Dave…if you do piss someone off, just blame it on the Russians. 😇

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  4. When I went “cold turkey” from smoking my family said it only took about six months before I was back to “human” again. So . . . . . . about 10 October 2017 you should be over it.

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  5. Congrats! Withdrawals are a bitch but fight it. No butts for me 18+ yrs you can do it.

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  6. Best gift I ever gave to myself. You are far too smart to be hooked up to an oxygen tank!

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  7. Where there’s smoke, it’s the tail exhaust of flying pigs …

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  8. I wish you the very best of success on such a brave journey.

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  9. While I bid you the best of luck I have to ask: how clean is your refrigerator…? lol
    My doctor keeps asking when I’ll quit and I reply with “how big do you want me”?

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  10. GO GO GO DAVE! Been there, done that! I’m 25 years “clean” of tobacco! Can’t believe it myself even today! You are going to feel SO WONDERFUL by NOT being an hourly/daily ” slave” to this addiction! IT IS HARD….and even after more than 20 years “free” of this addiction, I often “joke” that, if I live into my 90’s….I’m going to take up smoking tobacco again….that’s HOW STRONG the addiction is…..quitting is an “ongoing” committment.

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    • My dad smoked cigars, cigs, and pipes from well before I was born.

      LOL – Once he quit, he said was wasn’t sure if he would ever smoke again or not, but he said he’d damn sure never quit again.

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  11. Another ingredient in cigarette tobacco is saltpeter, sprayed on to make the weed burn evenly.
    I have tried to stop a few times. I even tried the “zap” method, where I was stimulated along certain pressure points, intended to stimulate production of some brain chemical. It almost worked: I went back to the place the next week, and they were closed.
    Alan Carr was a 5-pack-a-day smoker. Driven almost to suicide, he had a realization (I suspect it was actually grace). He wrote down every single thing he did to try to quit. Long Story Short, he came up with “Alan Carr’s Easy Way to Quit Smoking.” He founded clinics across Europe and the U.S. Over the past 30 years, his method has helped millions of people to quit.

    There’s just one catch: You have to be ready.

    Good Luck to you, Dave. I hope you’re ready. I’m not.

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  12. I accept your apology.

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  13. Take voice lessons. Singing is a great way to compensate for lack of cigarette. I quite 5 years ago and have been singing ever since!

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  14. I tried smoking 66 years ago when I stole a cig. from my UncleAlex pack.. Went way-aaa out into the cow pasture, – lit it, – took a long-deep draw like UncleAlex – inhaled, – went into instant shock, & fell over backwards in a faint.. When I woke from the shock, I vowed to NEVER do that again..
    I’m 81 and the doctor sez that I’m a Damn-Healthy man for a 65yr old cogger.. I reminded Doc. that I was 79 at the time.. I do like 2nd-hand smoke from PrinceAlbert’s tobacco coming from someone’s pipe..

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    • I stole one from my Dad and took it w/ me when I went to babysit – I was about 14 or so. It was a weird evening anyway – I was standing out on a deck, three stories above ground, (in CA, which explains) and I tried smoking this, yes, inhaling like my father did! (Cancer killed him, he never quit…) OMG!!!!!!! I got SOOOOOOOO sick to my stomach and hardly couldn’t make it through the night! We had eaten hot dogs, among other things of course, for dinner, and when I came home so sick, I just told Mom that I was sick on the hot dogs. She accepted that and to this day, they STILL make me sick!! Being on the deck was already dizzying enough because of the pea-soup fog, (there literally seemed no “up” or “down”), add to that the cig making me sick, UGH! LOL

      Yeah, thank God I never got the habit. I DID learn to smoke pot all too well, (at ELEVEN YEARS OLD!!! Can you believe that?? I don’t…whew!), and I was 28 when I quit that – and MANY other drugs including crack – cold turkey, but how is a true God-given miracle! If I go into that, we’ll be here for three days!! HAHAHA But yeah. “I” may have quit cold turkey, but it wasn’t “ME” who got me through, it was God. I wasn’t saved by then – I was saved when I was 48 and I’m 58 now – so it took awhile, but I ALWAYS knew who to attribute the saving of my life! No question either way. (Hey, ten years saved! Go me!) Let’s see, as of 12-19-2017, it will be 30 years clean. Who knew I would ever be able to say that?! Huh. Weird. smh

      However, I want to celebrate anyone 30 days clean, even 30 HOURS clean, THEY have a harder road to travel than I do now!! Never bragging, it was all God anyway. 😉 A testimony to Him, I guess you could say about where this post wandered off to…

      Dave, you hang in there, one day YOU’LL be saying, “Yeah, 30 years ago…”!

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      • Great testimony! Dave’s picture of the cigarette is a telling image of one of the weapons our enemy uses to destroy us. He is here to steal (the money that could be well used spent on weeds), kill (note our greater lifespan since we reduced smoking addiction so much), and destroy (our bodies and abilities to use them because of cancer and other diseases.)

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  15. BTW = I rather deal with an angry “bacco-quitter” than to become angry myself because of the smoke..

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  16. I will remember you in my prayers . . . it can’t hurt to have some Heavenly Intervention in this process. God Bless you in your efforts.

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  17. High five Dave, you have not quit but joined the community of winners, your lungs have expanded, you are not gasping for air, forget the peremmial cough, Your heart will pump longer, Your hair will not smell smoke, whewwwww, and eventually your family and friends will forgive your frustrations. I stopped, not quit, smoking 35 years ago, cold turkey.

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  18. Place a copy of table 1 in your pocket where the cigs used to go.
    May help as it did for me.

    https://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/ucm297786.htm

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  19. Also if you have not as yet there is theology/ prayer developed on ancestral bondage. This path is like weeding the garden as it will pull out roots that carry through the generations.
    Best aspect of this Holy Spirit led life is that there are troves of blessings which have also been blocked as the result of the ancestors ” lack of knowledge”

    Can share more if so led to contact me?

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  20. Irrelevant but important, Is. 17 may be unfolding before us.

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  21. I’m testing a new quit-smoking method that’s based on cognitive training methods, if you’re interested in giving it a go you can sign up here; https://nm3118.wixsite.com/stopsmokingstudy

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  22. Thank all of you for your well wishes, prayers, and encouragement.

    LOL – I’m going to need them all (and then some) before this is over.

    I love you guys. 😀

  23. Dave
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