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One more time - smoking cessation!

December 16th, 2011 at 11:56 am

Holy cow. I bought a box of patches a few weeks ago, thinking I'd quit smoking. I didn't quit. Well, I was sitting here a few minutes ago and realized I'd just run out of cigarettes. Strangely enough, my first inclination wasn't to run to the store for more but to dig out the box of patches and put one on. I did that. So, I guess I'm going to quit smoking. Again.

I've been down this road a couple of times and "quit" once for almost a year. Starting again was one of the more stupid moves in my life. Meh.

But I spend entirely too much on cigarettes. Hell, $.01 is too much, right? But the amount of money I spend on them per month is enough to pay my electric bill, cable bill, and water bill! Or almost half my rent. Enough is enough!

So here's to smoking cessation. Again. Keep me in your thoughts, please!

8 Responses to “One more time - smoking cessation!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck! Is there an online or local support group for this kind of thing? Might be worth looking into it for the moral support.

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    Good Luck! And I econd an online support group Smile

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    You can do it! I had to quit twice before it worked, but now I've been smoke-free for ... gosh, almost 5 years! I liked the nicotine gum and also sucking on cinnamon-flavored toothpicks, because they helped curb the oral urge that's such a big part of cigarette addiction.

  4. ladymiller Says:

    Clap clap clap.....hooray! You can do it!! Even if you did mess up last time, this could be the very time you succeed! I'm so glad for you.

  5. crazyliblady Says:

    Maybe you could give yourself an incentive to stay quit by doing something special? How about every time you don't buy a pack of cigarettes, you buy a nice cup of coffee or tea or something instead? Or put the amount you would have spent on cigarettes into a savings account for a vacation or new car?

  6. Ima saver Says:

    Good for you! When I quit, I put the money into a special savings each day. It was only 75 cents a pack back then, but it really adds up. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you! I quit cold turkey on august 11, 1991!

  7. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Thanks for the encouragement, y'all. Smile I really like the idea of putting the money I'd normally spend on cigarettes in a jar or something as a visual reminder of how much I'm *not* spending to kill myself!

    Y'all have some great suggestions. I'll think about what I want to do and will let y'all know. Smile

  8. Looking Forward Says:

    Good for you! I'll cheer you on! Big Grin I second the idea of putting your cig money in a jar or savings account.

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