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  1. pAUL CONN
    February 11, 2017 @ 8:37 pm

    hEY rANDI .. I CAN RELATE TO YOUR PROBLEM AND WILL TRY TO OFFER YOU SOME SOLUTIONS THAT MAY HELP .. (1) ADD UP THE COST OF YOUR CIGARETTE HABIT >> PER WEEK, MONTH, AND YEAR .. NOW IMAGINE YOURSELF TAKING ALL OF THAT MONEY (THAT YOU WORKED SO HARD FOR AND I WILL ESTIMATE AT OVER $2000 PER YEAR) AND BURNING IT .. NOT A VERY GOOD FEELING …. (2) TAKE A LOOK IN THE MIRROR (RIGHT NOW!) .. DO YOU SEE THE PRETTY REFLECTION OF YOUR SMILE .. THE PRETTY REFLECTION OF THAT TWINKLE IN YOUR EYES .. THE PRETTY REFLECTION OF YOUR SMOOTH SKIN TONE .. NOW IMAGINE YOURSELF CONTINUING TO SMOKE AND THE CONSEQUENCES THAT WILL FOLLOW .. SUNKEN EYES .. LINED AND RIDGED LIPS .. PREMATURE DRY, AND WRINKLED SKIN … QUIT!! NOW!!! (3) YOUR HEALTH!!!! .. SMOKING WILL SHORTEN YOUR LIFE SPAN .. MY DADDY, hOLLIS, HAS COPD AND THERE ARE DAYS WHEN HIS BREATHING BECOMES SO SPORADIC THAT HE IS FEARFUL OF HIS LUNGS GIVING COMPLETELY OVER TO THE DISEASE .. SADLY, SOMEDAY IT WILL TAKE HIS LIFE … (4) YOU ARE SMART!! .. rANDI, FORGET THE RESEARCH ON CIGARETTES .. YOU KNOW THEY ARE BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH … JUST QUIT!!! … (5) IN 1979, WHILE AT fORT bENNING, GEORGIA, DURING BASIC TRAINING, I REMEMBER MY DRILL SERGEANT TELLING US AS A SQUAD WHEN WE WERE FACING A TOUGH OR DANGEROUS MISSION TO NEVER FORGET THIS >>> IT’S JUST MIND OVER MATTER <<< IN OTHER WORDS IT TRANSLATES AS FOLLOWS … YOU HAVE A BRILLANT "MIND" AND CIGARETTES DON'T "MATTER" … (6) LOVE YOURSELF MORE THAN A BAD HABIT! … HOPE YOU NEVER SMOKE AGAIN! .. PAUL

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    • sameer
      February 14, 2017 @ 12:18 am

      hi, Try staying one minute at a time, one hour at a time and one day at a time. ask for nicotine anonymous meetings near you.,it will work if you will work on it. http://www.saamiermuley.com

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  2. Patrick
    February 13, 2017 @ 12:08 pm

    Try to not beat yourself up and continue to work at it. The patch is a excellent system if you follow it as instructed.
    Big tabacco has worked very hard to keep you a addict and they really don’t want you to quit.
    But the sooner you do,the less chance for illnesses to spring up because of it. good luck!

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    • Randi
      February 13, 2017 @ 5:38 pm

      Thanks for the advice!! I’ve heard the gum works well too, now it’s just about finding the desire to want to use it. I’m getting there though!

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  3. Kindness in Demand
    February 13, 2017 @ 7:36 pm

    i WAS NEVER A ‘REAL’ SMOKER. i STARTED OFF ONLY SMOKING WHEN i DRANK AND THEN BEGAN SMOKING WHEN i WAS DRIVING. i QUIT COMPLETELY WHEN i BECAME PREGNANT WITH MY OLDEST. eVEN THOUGH, i WASN’T A HUGE SMOKER i STILL MISSED IT SOMETIMES. i WOULD BE HAVING A ROUGH DAY AND THINK, “i CIGARETTE WOULD BE NICE.” i DEFINITELY DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW HARD IT WOULD BE FOR SOMEONE WHO IS ADDICTED BUT i ASSUME IT WOULD SOMETIMES FEEL IMPOSSIBLE. gOOD LUCK.

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    • Randi
      February 13, 2017 @ 7:55 pm

      Thanks so much! I’m trying to find the will and the desire to quit!

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