Ex-smokers (or anyone, for that matter) please help!

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Postby OneStressedPuppy » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:50 pm

OP here. Thanks to all who have replied.

I do not want to smoke. I cannot think of one single, solitary good thing that would come of it. Not one. And of course there are lots of bad things.

I hate that the LSAT is making me even think about thinking about smoking.

I bought some mini candy canes today and am using them as a consolation prize. Maybe I will get some peanut M & Ms too.

Thanks again for all of the input. It made me happy to check in here and find that you all had been responding. None of my current friends smoke so I can't talk to them about this. Plus they have no idea how insane the LSAT is, or how much it counts.

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Postby mephistopheles » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:52 pm

lollipops are a nice replacement (well, not for the teeth though maybe)

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Postby Mauve.Dino » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:59 pm

Might I suggest (if you're not one already) becoming a coffee drinker?

It's only the best drug ever, and all the cool kids are doing it. :mrgreen:

Plus, no cancer!

Or tea. Tea's good.

And jelly beans.

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Postby Wrong Marx » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:14 pm

Mauve.Dino wrote:Might I suggest (if you're not one already) becoming a coffee drinker?

It's only the best drug ever, and all the cool kids are doing it. :mrgreen:

Plus, no cancer!

Or tea. Tea's good.

And jelly beans.


Or, have sex more often. According to the Mayo Clinic, physical activity can help to reduce the intensity of cravings for nicotine.

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Postby iamgeorgebush » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:16 pm

You could always try gum. Fills the need to have something in your mouth. Get some minty gum and it'll also make your breath smell better, which should serve as a reminder of how bad smoking makes your breath smell.

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Postby wtrc » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:36 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMDfyF1VF6o

There's no do-over once you get lung cancer. Nobody should die a death that awful. Knowing people that have struggled with that made me sure I'll never smoke again.

E: I agree with other posters about the gum and patch and even vapor e-cig (as long as not much nicotine in it, you can get varying amounts or even zero). If you really have a craving, those are WAY better than smoking actual cigs, even if they aren't perfect.

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Postby mindarmed » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:42 pm

wtrc wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMDfyF1VF6o

There's no do-over once you get lung cancer. Nobody should die a death that awful. Knowing people that have struggled with that made me sure I'll never smoke again.

E: I agree with other posters about the gum and patch and even vapor e-cig (as long as not much nicotine in it, you can get varying amounts or even zero). If you really have a craving, those are WAY better than smoking actual cigs, even if they aren't perfect.


i didnt know you smoked bro

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Postby sinclair » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:13 pm

At my testing center, the proctors read instructions saying that nobody could leave the testing center, so they didn't let me leave the building to smoke. I think a flavorless chewing gum while taking the test, or having something in your other hand to fiddle with (no homo) can help.

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Postby unodostres » Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:55 pm

Have a cig with your coffee. Yum

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Postby Wrong Marx » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:43 pm

sinclair wrote:At my testing center, the proctors read instructions saying that nobody could leave the testing center, so they didn't let me leave the building to smoke. I think a flavorless chewing gum while taking the test, or having something in your other hand to fiddle with (no homo) can help.


You could probably fiddle with a pencil, as long as you fiddle with your own pencil and don't make too much noise with it when you're fiddling.

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Postby OneStressedPuppy » Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:10 pm

I was thinking about this thread today, and wanted to bump it up in case anyone can use it and/or contribute to it (judging from the December waiting thread, some people have a little extra time on their hands).

I do want to say I appreciate all of the posts. The video of the tar extraction especially grossed me out (which all things considered is a good thing).

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Postby rad lulz » Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:19 pm

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Postby notalobbyist » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:22 am

Cinnamon sticks are good because you can mimic taking a drag and it feels the same way in your hand as a cigarette.

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Postby Clearly » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:04 am

I smoked for 8 years, then switched to an E-cig but kept doing both mostly. I told myself before the LSAT that if I did well, I'd never smoke a cig again, and haven't!

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Postby meegee » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:31 pm

How many cigs do people smoke a day?

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Postby monadologist » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:30 pm

20 smokes a day, switched to e-cig. never looked back. Check out ego C-twist with a vivi Nova tank with a solid nic juice and boom. you're set.

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Postby meegee » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:48 pm

I used e-cigs before, about a month. But it just didn't quite feel the same, and then I went back to smoking regular cigs. I'm currently smoking around 5 cigs a day, give or take. I know it's bad for me, but I honestly do enjoy smoking cigs, so I'm not looking to quit at the moment. But I am considering smoking less often.

I appreciate the suggestions. How much does it usually cost to replace the thingy on the e-cig? Not the battery, but the nicotine thing. Anyone have any tips about how to smoke less? I've been trying to keep track of the last time I smoked, and then count the hours before I allow myself to smoke again.

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Postby dosto » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:30 pm

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Postby OneStressedPuppy » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:20 pm

This made me cry. It's easy to justify "just a few" but who knows which one is the tipping point to cancer . . .

http://news.yahoo.com/dying-man-dog-pho ... 47361.html

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Postby mephistopheles » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:23 am

OneStressedPuppy wrote:This made me cry. It's easy to justify "just a few" but who knows which one is the tipping point to cancer . . .

http://news.yahoo.com/dying-man-dog-pho ... 47361.html


lol, that's not how it works.




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