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5 years ago
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karpet
awesomeness!
So I was googling my old blogs and came across a thread from 9 years go about how I was trying to quit smoking. It may have been on BSD Nexus, likely it was. Nevertheless, I wish to report I haven't had a cigarette in like 9 months. Obviously now that I've made this post I'll start smoking again, which is super dumb, and I shouldn't do it. I'll play it by ear. However, I felt the need to address my 9 year ago self's desire to quit smoking. We did it 9 year ago karpet!
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5 years ago
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Martin
Huray!

I quit smoking about 8 or 9 years ago.

FYI, a coworker of me quit smoking for 8 years once and then started again. He's an idiot (I mean that in a loving and caring way).
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5 years ago
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lucas
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haha, this thread is silly.

no comment on my own behavior...
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1 year ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
I started smoking again. Bali is a toxic place. I am like my idiot friend I described above.
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1 year ago
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lucas
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yeah. it happens. keep striving for healthy habits (in all areas of life!) and personal commitment to it
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1 year ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
oof, smoking is so rough. I vape now, which I hate aesthetically but is way better than smoking (no smell, probably somewhat better health-wise). nicotine is so hard to kick. I think I could (should?) probably do it at some point but it's too easy to vape. maybe I should switch to gum or something.
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1 year ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
I quit smoking fairly easy last time; I just spent most of my time coding and playing computer games for a few weeks, and after that it was all grand. First attempt.

Right now I'm just bored and smoking is a nice distraction. I'll quit once I move again. Maybe to Vietnam or Singapore (trying to get a job there for visa). Would prefer Vietnam as Singapore is kinda, well, Singaporian.
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11 months ago
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lucas
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it's wild to me that you seem to move between such places so casually
 
9 months ago
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karpet
awesomeness!
SO, sometime after this posting I think I probably took up smoking again. I stopped a few months back. I don't really notice it not being in my life and I don't particularly have any interest in picking it back up. I'll have to accept that it could happen.

I think the worst feeling I had was back in the summer wanting to quit. I'd wake up everyday and be like I'm not smoking today, but by the time I got out of the house I would find myself at the shop buying a package of cigarettes. I just couldn't leave it alone. Eventually, I caught the virus and was forced into quarantine. Its very difficult to buy cigarettes when you can't leave the house (at least here in Canada, or at least for me, cause I don't like online delivery services)

Before quitting recently I used visualization techniques and I downloaded an app to track my progress. I don't do both religiously, but I appreciate them in my tool kit when I have weak days. I especially like opening the app and seeing how much money I have saved--$1973.48 so far!
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3 months ago
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maple
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I started again after 8 years. Like an idiot. Funnily enough it was also in Bali like Capetsmoker. I’ve quit a few times since but each time I end up having a beer or something and cave. I’ve quit now for 30 days and just planning on not drinking for a few months to get further sing.

Good luck everyone!
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2 months ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
damnnnn almost $2k, karpet! nice job. I tried nicotine lozenges and that lasted about 6 days before I was sitting in my back yard reading a book or something and I reallyyyy wanted to be smoking something. so I went back to vaping
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2 months ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
damn ttf does not like emoji lol. my post got cut off right where I put a shrugging emoji. the rest of my post said:

"I might try again in the winter when it's not as nice to sit outside.

the smell of actual cigarette smoke makes me both nostalgic and nauseated at this point, which I'm good with.

good luck, maple!"