Today Is A Good Day (It's Just Too Much Trouble)

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05 Jun 2005, 20:26 #21

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05 Feb 2006, 01:11 #24

Every day nicotine free is a good day :-)
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17 Feb 2006, 07:05 #25

This is so right on... exactly how I've been feeling just days away from green! It's just too much trouble: I'd have to get dressed, walk across the street in the cold, wet weather, find something to light the thing with, find an ashtray or some sort of substitute, smoke outside in the cold and wet so that my house doesn't get stinky again (all the time and energy it took to clean the walls down the tubes - no way!) and then probably feel nauseus and ashamed and just keep on going right on through the whole pack... outside each time until it got to be too much of a pain and then stinking my house up all over again... all the great strides I've made since stopping smoking with my circulation/pain issues down the tubes... more money spent the rest of the week supplying myself... trying to hide it from everyone who knows I've quit, going outside when the baby's around... then the aggravation of quitting again. Definitely, most assuredly, without a doubt TOO MUCH TROUBLE! I may be going through a stressful time right now with triggers upon triggers piling up around me but ain't no way I'm going to add the trouble of smoking again to my little mess and make it a big mess... Again; just too much trouble.

Em
Three weeks, four days, 19 hours, 57 minutes and 12 seconds. 387 cigarettes not smoked, saving $82.14. Life saved: 1 day, 8 hours, 15 minutes.
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15 Jun 2006, 09:06 #26

I love this post. We all know how much trouble it has become for people to grab a smoke somewhere. Sooooo....from Dave's post above.....

"Sure, you want ONE, but do you want twenty," etc. My answer to all that now is, "Nah, it's just too much trouble. One might be okay, but the rest of them--just too much trouble." Inertia has begun to take over and it's just easier NOT to smoke."

Kat
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15 Jun 2006, 11:45 #27

Just wanted to echo what everyone else has been saying...this is a great post!!! Does Hillbilly still check in sometimes? Sure hope so...hope he know's how this post effects people. As usual...needed to read something on this site and here it is!!
Tracy
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15 Jun 2006, 12:06 #28

Yep, its just too much trouble! Besides, if I went outside to smoke now, I would completely ruin the luscious smell of honeysuckle wafting through the air! Now thats an AAH feeling for you!
One day at a time and NTAP!
aunt valeria
I have been quit for 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 3 hours, 36 minutes and 55 seconds (111 days). I have saved $305.65 by not smoking 2,223 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Week, 17 hours and 15 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 2/23/2006 7:30 PM
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02 Sep 2006, 06:24 #29

Great first line Dave.

Every day spent nicotine free as - we are meant to be - is a a good... no make that a great day.
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11 Mar 2007, 07:57 #30

Every day nicotine free is a good day :-)
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01 Mar 2008, 01:34 #32

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08 Mar 2008, 03:56 #33

For Tracy... thought about this thread after reading Tracy's post today. Good stuff...

zoe
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24 Nov 2008, 03:34 #34

Every day nicotine free is a good day :-)
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25 Nov 2008, 00:22 #35

If you think about it, smoking really is a lot of trouble:

First, you have to budget to secure the funding to pay for the cigarettes (quite expensive these days).

You have to go out and purchase the cigarettes (repeat ad infinitum).

You must secure a source of fire to light the foul things.

You have to find a place to smoke.

You have to make time to smoke.

You have to find a way to contain/dispose of your ashes.

You have to find a way to dispose of your butts.

Every time you light up, you have to live with the low-level anxiety caused by the knowledge that what you are doing is deadly and will probably result in a host of health issues and a premature death.

You have to budget your time to accomodate 20 - 40 "feedings" a day during your waking time, 365 days a year.

You're miserable because you wish you could quit, but feel that you "just can't."

You have to constantly rationilize that your respiratory problems are a "cold" that just won't let go, or "allergies," but not your cigarettes.

You're constantly having to buy "air fresheners" to try and banish the smoke smell from your home , car, and clothes.

You have to buy special toothpaste to remove the tobacco stains from your teeth.

You have to deal with higher medical/dental bills.

You have to plan your vacation(s) based on whether you will be allowed to smoke while you are there.

If you fly much, you have to "load up" on nicotine by chain smoking 4 - 5 cigarettes either in one of those nasty "smoking rooms" or outside the terminal just before boarding if your flight is more than three hours.

You have to clean house more often because the smoke residue gets on everything.

You will have to deal with the fact that it is very hard to sell a house or a car that has been smoked in.

You have to stand out in the cold, heat, rain, snow, etc. in order to feed your addiction.

You have to maintain the false ideas that cigarettes "calm you down" and that you "enjoy smoking."

You have to constantly replace clothing that is ruined by cigarette burns.

You have to empty ashtrays.

You have to clean the inside of your car windows often as the nicotine residue builds up quickly, obscuring your vision.

You have to deal with the guilt and anxiety caused by the almost constant bombardment of information about the dangers of smoking by anti-smoking forces.

You have to constantly rationalize your behavior to others.


I'm sure I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea. By simply NOT smoking, we can avoid/eliminate every single one of the problems listed above.

A much simpler life, I think...

NTAP!!!

Beavis,
4 years, 8 month quit.
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25 Nov 2008, 08:47 #36

AMEN! Beavis ~ obviously you are no longer Beavis The Butt-Head!! LOL! Good Job!

Great post. Thank you.

Lisa J ~ Proud and free for 434 days ~ 8,686 not smoked or missed. Peace. Out.
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27 Nov 2008, 06:52 #38

we will probably die of a horrible disease too. That would be a real chore too.
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