E90Post
 


MINHS Auto Care Center
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > UK Off-Topic Discussions > I've stopped smoking.



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-12-2013, 10:41 AM   #23
rich1068
has left the building
United Kingdom
54
Rep
3,363
Posts

 
Drives: F30 330d M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

I'd love to do one or two a day and really enjoy it. But I know I couldn't. I'd be back on a pack a day within 24 hours.
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2013, 10:57 AM   #24
sheps
Colonel
sheps's Avatar
United Kingdom
30
Rep
2,396
Posts

 
Drives: C63 AMG
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Cambs, UK

iTrader: (2)

Send a message via MSN to sheps
Quote:
Originally Posted by rich1068 View Post
I'd love to do one or two a day and really enjoy it. But I know I couldn't. I'd be back on a pack a day within 24 hours.
Likewise.

My Life's philosophies are "all-in" and "shit or bust"

I simply cannot do moderation.
__________________
Gone but not forgotten:
325i M Sport (E92), Black Sapphire, Coral Red Dakota, 19" 225's, Seat Heating, 6FL and de-badge

Replaced by 6.2 litres of AMG powered C class.
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2013, 11:51 AM   #25
mowflow
Colonel
mowflow's Avatar
Scotland
28
Rep
2,433
Posts

 
Drives: F20 125d
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Glasgow

iTrader: (2)

When I gave up years ago I used to smoke when I was on holiday. So I would go abroad for 2 weeks. buy a pack of 200 at duty free. Smoke the whole time I was away and just stop without batting an eyelid when I got on the plane to come home.

Like I said. I just don't have an addictive personality. Pretty lucky that way but still think it's better in every way to just not smoke no matter what.

Rich, never realised you were so early into chucking it. Keep it up. The torrent of abuse you will receive for starting this thread if you start again should be motivation enough.
__________________
Daily F20 125d | Alpine white | coral red leather | visibility pack | driver comfort pack | Business pro | black panel display | heated seats | BMW P Black grill
Project Peugeot 205 1.6 GTi | Alpine white | No ABS | No traction control | No power steering... pretty much just a car
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2013, 12:16 PM   #26
Uk 330d
Captain
Uk 330d's Avatar
England
7
Rep
649
Posts

 
Drives: E93 330i M Sport
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Hampshire

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
I gave up last April with a bit of assistance, I went on a course of champix, I was a bit sceptical about them, but found them really good. I had given up a few times before through will power, but my mrs smoked alot and she wanted to give up so I gave it a go with her, we both used champix, I've still not smoked, but the mrs is back on them.
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2013, 02:11 PM   #27
rich1068
has left the building
United Kingdom
54
Rep
3,363
Posts

 
Drives: F30 330d M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mowflow View Post
Rich, never realised you were so early into chucking it. Keep it up.
It may be early but as you admit, you don't have an addictive personality. This is a major milestone for me. My wife is the same as you, she can stop or start whenever she likes. I just can't do that and it's one of the reasons I've never gone any further than weed. I've smoked a lot of weed and I know for a fact that if I'd tried Class As more than I did I'd be in trouble.

Anyway, we'll see what tomorrow brings. I just wish this bloody sore throat from the fake **** would fuck off. It's ruining my Italian red
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2013, 02:13 PM   #28
rich1068
has left the building
United Kingdom
54
Rep
3,363
Posts

 
Drives: F30 330d M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uk 330d View Post
I went on a course of champix, I was a bit sceptical about them
My doctor prescribed them or something similar last time I wanted to stop but I read about side effects and it put me off.
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2013, 02:17 PM   #29
kiwi29
Team iTouge
kiwi29's Avatar
United_States
35
Rep
2,074
Posts

 
Drives: 09 M-Tech 328i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Long Beach, CA

iTrader: (9)

I've tried quitting countless times. I've had reasons to quit but they ultimately weren't strong enough to sway me in other directions. CONGRATS on being able to break your cycle!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by The HACK View Post
I'm going to use a very simple analogy, I hope you'll understand.
Driving is like having sex.
It really is. You can read up all you want about how to please a woman, you can look at all the diagrams in the world, but just like the clitoris, you won't know what the hell an apex is before you actually find it.
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2013, 02:24 PM   #30
Uk 330d
Captain
Uk 330d's Avatar
England
7
Rep
649
Posts

 
Drives: E93 330i M Sport
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Hampshire

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by rich1068 View Post
My doctor prescribed them or something similar last time I wanted to stop but I read about side effects and it put me off.
The only side effects I had were really random dreams, quite enjoyed them actually , my mrs had a bit of trouble sleeping when she started taking champix, but after a couple of weeks everything is back to normal.
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2013, 02:46 PM   #31
rich1068
has left the building
United Kingdom
54
Rep
3,363
Posts

 
Drives: F30 330d M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

It was the dreams that worried me...
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2013, 02:57 PM   #32
Uk 330d
Captain
Uk 330d's Avatar
England
7
Rep
649
Posts

 
Drives: E93 330i M Sport
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Hampshire

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by rich1068 View Post
It was the dreams that worried me...
The dreams I had were good, I used to wake up expecting my mrs to start asking all sorts of questions about what I'd been saying/doing in my sleep
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2013, 03:09 PM   #33
prt71
First Lieutenant
3
Rep
326
Posts

 
Drives: f30
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: leics

iTrader: (0)

Well done mate. Packed in 40 ish a day 1st Jan 2007 and best thing I ever did. Experienced weight gain, bit of quite noticeable depression, and had to re-programme my brain! Got into habit of all those trigger cigs, the pint, the phone call, the after meal.

Going to Canada winter 2006 did it for me, their smoking ban kicked in before ours and standing outside in -20 or so made me realise it was ridiculous. Like many have said previous can't trust myself with odd one, haven't had a drag since giving up. My wife is great, every couple of months buys 10 for a night out, then doesn't touch them until the next one, I envy that sort of control!
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2013, 03:38 PM   #34
Brian mc21
Captain
Brian mc21's Avatar
No_Country
10
Rep
917
Posts

 
Drives: E91 320d M Sport
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Belfast. Northern Ireland.

iTrader: (4)

This is a drag. Get it. I'll let myself out.
Well done Rich.
__________________
E92 330D LCI
Garage List
NSR 250 MC21, CBR 600RR 3
RVF400
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2013, 03:49 PM   #35
mob17
Brigadier General
mob17's Avatar
United Kingdom
79
Rep
3,811
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335D
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: East Midlands, UK

iTrader: (4)

This is depressing as i'll never quit. Going for one now

But i will try that audio book that sheps recommended.
__________________
2008 E92 335D SE - Ohlins
2010 E90 320D SE
1994 E36 318I SE
1996 E36 316I SE
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2013, 04:04 PM   #36
Reggie-g75
First Lieutenant
3
Rep
321
Posts

 
Drives: X6 40d
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Bristol

iTrader: (0)

Keep going, best thing you can ever do.

I gave up 6 years ago by going on an Allen Carr easyway seminar. 6 hours and 200 and not had a ciggie since.

Totally recommend it, but I have become an evangelical sanctimonious prick
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2013, 07:04 PM   #37
1sh@Crystalwhite
Banned
United Kingdom
23
Rep
907
Posts

 
Drives: E92 Space Grey
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: All over the UK!

iTrader: (19)

Congratulations!
Appreciate 0
      02-13-2013, 03:44 AM   #38
Hotcoupe
Major General
Hotcoupe's Avatar
United Kingdom
70
Rep
6,105
Posts

 
Drives: Don't know yet!
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: UK

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by sheps View Post
And I've done this whist avoiding being a sanctimonious prick- the trap that many ex-smokers fall into.
Don't you just hate them!

It's normally along the lines "I did it,so hard can it be",C*nts,the lot of them.

Well done Rich

I'm trying,and after what was supposed to be a 24hr stop over after key hole surgery in Dec,turned into a 6 day stay when my lungs collapsed (smoking) it's become a MUST do.
SCARY f*cking stuff!

Whilst on your health bent Rich,it might be a good idea to have your Prostate checked out.

Sanctimonious prick hat on


Whilst P/cancer is not hereditary,it is familial (can run in families).
You recently reminded me of a contribution I made to your thread about your Grandfather,so PCa is in your family.

A blood test (PSA) takes no time,and can/could save you endless grief,and of course ultimately your life.

Contrary to popular belief,Pca is NOT confined to the older (as me ) Guy, and with most Cancer/s is on the increase (allegedly).

Keep up the no smoking Rich,but do yourself a favour,and get a blood test (if you've not already).
I'd say the same to anybody.

I make no apology for this health announcement on behalf of the Hotcoupe health service,it's not meant to frighten,just spur you Guys into action
__________________
=================================


Never argue with an idiot on the internet. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Appreciate 0
      02-13-2013, 04:05 AM   #39
rich1068
has left the building
United Kingdom
54
Rep
3,363
Posts

 
Drives: F30 330d M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

It was my father and unfortunately he starts radiotherapy in a few days because the surgery didn't catch it all. I am going to get a blood test Mr Hotcoupe. I said I would last time you mentioned it but it was a bit of a 'whenever' response I have to admit. You've spurred me on.

Your near death experience and six day stop in hospital reminded me of a conversation I had with my mum a few days ago. She stopped smoking quite a few years ago but has craved cigarettes ever since. She says a G&T just isn't the same without one. Anyway, I told her about me stopping and this prompted another bit of cigarette nostalgia. Then she just said 'To hell with it. I'm 74. I might start again. It's not going to kill me now is it?'

Anyhoo, I'm still off them.
Appreciate 0
      02-13-2013, 09:45 AM   #40
Hotcoupe
Major General
Hotcoupe's Avatar
United Kingdom
70
Rep
6,105
Posts

 
Drives: Don't know yet!
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: UK

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by rich1068 View Post
It was my father and unfortunately he starts radiotherapy in a few days because the surgery didn't catch it all. I am going to get a blood test Mr Hotcoupe. I said I would last time you mentioned it but it was a bit of a 'whenever' response I have to admit. You've spurred me on.
Very sorry to hear that Rich.
Surgery was not an option for me,apparently I had a menagerie of hooded bad boy cancerous cells dancing on top of my prostate,so whipping out the walnut was never going to work.
Cooking the little feckers was the only way!

Anyway,I hope it goes OK for your Dad,if he wants some advice/help/guidance or whatever really,I'd be happy to help,even if it's a friendly chat on the dog/bone

Good for you on the blood test,get it done.
__________________
=================================


Never argue with an idiot on the internet. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Appreciate 0
      02-13-2013, 10:20 AM   #41
mowflow
Colonel
mowflow's Avatar
Scotland
28
Rep
2,433
Posts

 
Drives: F20 125d
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Glasgow

iTrader: (2)

Excuse my ignorance. So is prostate cancer detected/tested for with a blood test? I always thought it was via "probe" and I've always feared hearing the phrase "we'll just check your prostate while you're here Mr Mowat" while at the docs.

Everyone on my dads side dies of heart disease and everyone on my mums side dies of being miserable so hopefully I've got nothing to worry about
__________________
Daily F20 125d | Alpine white | coral red leather | visibility pack | driver comfort pack | Business pro | black panel display | heated seats | BMW P Black grill
Project Peugeot 205 1.6 GTi | Alpine white | No ABS | No traction control | No power steering... pretty much just a car
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2013, 08:42 AM   #42
rich1068
has left the building
United Kingdom
54
Rep
3,363
Posts

 
Drives: F30 330d M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Still no nicotine.

Feel like shit.

Is this what all you non-smokers feel like all the time? I felt like fucking Superman when I was on the ****. This is bollocks.
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2013, 09:12 AM   #43
Sportplus
Lieutenant
Sportplus's Avatar
Scotland
5
Rep
553
Posts

 
Drives: 318i M Sport E91
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: London

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rich1068 View Post
Still no nicotine.

Feel like shit.

Is this what all you non-smokers feel like all the time? I felt like fucking Superman when I was on the ****. This is bollocks.
I felt shit for about a week. Smelling other smokers helped alot as i didn't want my nephews having to put up with my stench.

The smell is the main thing thats kept me of the ****. I could very easily have one right now lol
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2013, 09:31 AM   #44
mowflow
Colonel
mowflow's Avatar
Scotland
28
Rep
2,433
Posts

 
Drives: F20 125d
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Glasgow

iTrader: (2)

I like reading this thread and every time I see **** substitute it with different words.

Try it Rich, it'll take your mind off **** for 5 minutes. Keep up the good work.
__________________
Daily F20 125d | Alpine white | coral red leather | visibility pack | driver comfort pack | Business pro | black panel display | heated seats | BMW P Black grill
Project Peugeot 205 1.6 GTi | Alpine white | No ABS | No traction control | No power steering... pretty much just a car
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:15 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST