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# 179030 23-Aug-2015 19:14
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3 1/2 years ago I with my missus gave up smoking, we used the Champix road as we had both tried other ways without success.

Champix worked great for us an I could not believe the absence of craving while using it. Used an app to track how we have been going, example below.

I still get the odd craving but am pretty confident of being able to stay smoke free.

Who else is on the smoke free road.










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  # 1372649 23-Aug-2015 19:31
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never tried a smoke in my life , i was told they kill you when i was 12 -13 and never wanted to find out .




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  # 1372651 23-Aug-2015 19:33
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Excellent well done. I gave up smoking 22 years ago, went cold turkey except using Sunflower seeds to relieve cravings. I haven't touched  cigarette since the day I gave up.




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  # 1372655 23-Aug-2015 19:34
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I started when I was 12 and gave up at 42




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  # 1372657 23-Aug-2015 19:35
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MikeB4: Excellent well done. I gave up smoking 22 years ago, went cold turkey except using Sunflower seeds to relieve cravings. I haven't touched  cigarette since the day I gave up.


Fantastic , wow never heard of the Sunflower seeds method before.




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  # 1372662 23-Aug-2015 19:45
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Congratulations and exceptionally well done! I have never tried cigarettes, alcohol or recreational drugs, for the exact reason of not wanting to get hooked and having to fight it. 

I have done deals with my smoking staff in the past where I offered them $1500 to quit smoking for 3 months, honesty based, and had a few take me up on it. One guy worked for me for a few years and when he left, he gave me back the $1500, thanked me and told me I saved his life and he didn't feel right keeping the money. 



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  # 1372663 23-Aug-2015 19:50
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I quit smoking last year in april with the help of e-cigarettes.I vape nowadays :)

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  # 1372665 23-Aug-2015 19:53
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Excellent work, keep it up. I also went cold turkey...28 years ago.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1372668 23-Aug-2015 20:00
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Congratulations!  I am not a smoker myself.  A few of my relatives were smokers and they became happier and healthier once they quit, many years ago.

And that $11K savings can buy a decent second hand car!

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  # 1372669 23-Aug-2015 20:03
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Smoked on and off for over a decade, quit after a week on zyban (i think) pills from the gp 5 years ago,never looked back. The smell alone now makes me want gag, I hate to think how much I blew on them over that time.

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