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Re: [IP] New and hoping for a pump.



Glad you stopped, John.  I wish my husband did too.  But I know how hard it
can be.  Liliana, Jackson, GA


On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM, John S Wilkinson <email @ redacted>wrote:

> I was raise on a tobacco farm in southern Maryland in the 40's and 50's.
> Started chewing when I was 11, smoking when I was 13. It was considered
> supporting the farm products.
> When in the Air force I was given cigarette in 4 in a pack Free. Always
> kept
> a Zippo lighter in my pocket. When I was 40 my Doctor dx me with Diabetes
> type 2. He said John you must stop smoking. I left his office and through
> the pack of Marlboros and Zippo lighter in the trash as I let the building.
> I won't say it was easy. I had to stop drinking coffee in the morning. If I
> had coffee I had to have a cigarette. Same thing sdriving in the car. I
> always lit up a cig when I got in the car. Well I put a bag of hard candy
> in
> the car instead if cig. Now 71 and no complications from Cigarettes.
> John S Wilkinson
> Rome, NY
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Richard Price
> Sent: Thursday, December 5, 2013 1:29 PM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] New and hoping for a pump.
>
>  I remember when everybody smoked! We got a pack for 10 cents while in the
> Navy.
> Talk about the inconvenience of packing a pump around all the time, smokers
> always carried a pack of cigarettes and a lighter or matches to light up.
>
>  Later on when they were discouraging it throughout the country I made up
> my
> mind to quit one day and have not had a puff since. That was at least 40
> years ago. They still smoke in Europe and many other parts of the world and
> a few in the USA.
> Richard
>
>
>
> On Dec 5, 2013, at 9:46 AM, Stacey Martin <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> > Quitting smoking 13 years ago after being a pretty heavy smoker for 25
> > years
>  > was one of the hardest things I've ever done. I had not really tried
> before, but
> > I started to have breathing problems. I had to decide that I could
> > live with wanting to smoke but not doing it, and once I accepted that,
> > I made a plan to
>  > quit. I used every aid I could find - patches, hard candy, not gum, I
> hate gum!
>  > - but found licorice was very helpful. I could bite off the end and then
> suck on
> > it and with that little hole, it psychologically helped me.
> >
> > I still sometimes miss it, but I'm so glad I don't smoke anymore. I
> > know I
>  > can't have even one or I'll go back, and who could afford it at $10 a
> pack where
> > I live!
> >
>  > Good luck to anyone working on quitting!! Decide that you can live with
> wanting
> > it but not doing it, that's the key.
> >
> > Stacey M
> >
> > Sent from my iPad
> >
> >> On Dec 5, 2013, at 12:22, Urb Anism <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >>
> >> You did it, though. It's harder than a non-smoker can ever know.
> >> You're proof it can be done. Especially if you have some old
> >> half-strength nicotine patches... Wow.
> >>
> >>> On Thursday, December 5, 2013, d-d wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Let's see... I started smoking at the age of 14 and started trying
> >>> to quit at age 17.  Finally did quit for good at age 43 because I
> >>> started having severe acid reflux and used some old nicotine patches
> >>> that were reaaly at
>  >>> half-strength. Easy to say quit smoking, but way harder to do in real
> life.
> >>> Denise Br.- rabid ex-smoker for 18 years
> >>>
> >>>> On 12/5/2013 10:25 AM, Susan Lane wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Louree, I would urge you to go see Atul Lalani.  He is in
> >>>> Scottsdale around Shea and 96th St.  His office is very busy, but
> >>>> he never rushes you and will definitely get to the bottom of
> >>>> things.  He's a very smart man.  The first time you go, you will
> >>>> meet with a PA.  They will take all of your info and send you for
> >>>> whatever tests you need.  I would strongly urge you to stop smoking
> >>>> immediately.  Not something that you don't already know, but if you
> >>>> are a Type 1, smoking is that much more dangerous then for the
> >>>> general population.  I hope you go see this doctor and please
> >>>> report in when/if you do.  Good luck, Susan
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