Nicotine/Smoke Free for 10 years today

Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,917
I'm celebrating my ten year hiatus from Nicotine Addiction today :) I was a two pack a day Smoker for over 40 years. Beating the Addiction is one of my top accomplishments in life. I know without a doubt, I would be dead by now if I hadn't.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,658
    Congratulations!!!
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,102
    Congrats Mike from a fellow ex-smoker.
  • RicardoRicardo Posts: 10,565
    Congrats. 12 years here....but still smoke cigars here and there.
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,402
    Quiting smoking was very difficult for me. Congratulations.
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  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 2,011
    Huge congratulation. 26 years here.
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,887
    Congrats Mike!
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,489
    Congrats...22 years here.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,525
    Congratulations
    55 yrs here
  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,109
    Congrats been almost 20 years for me.
    Just wait till Russ reads this he'll say it's been about 30 seconds.
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  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,594
    Congrats from another quitter, almost 17 years now
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 4,163
    That is awesome! ....I kicked 17 years ago right around when our first was born.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,727
    That is one hell of an accomplishment. CONGRATS!
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,917
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    That is awesome! ....I kicked 17 years ago right around when our first was born.

    My son pleaded with me to try "one more time". I attribute my success to him...and Chantix.

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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,664
    Congrats,

    Yeah that Chantix is a miracle drug. I quit 11 years ago after smoking for 42 years.

    My advice pay attention to your heart. You are still in the high risk group in the future. Thats no matter how long you have abstained from smoking. The damage is already done, I know.
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,917
    Congrats,

    Yeah that Chantix is a miracle drug. I quit 11 years ago after smoking for 42 years.

    My advice pay attention to your heart. You are still in the high risk group in the future. Thats no matter how long you have abstained from smoking. The damage is already done, I know.

    Absolutely, two Heart attacks under my belt, lot of scare tissue as a result, but still hanging in there.

    Glad to still be among the Living ;)

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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,402
    My advice pay attention to your heart. You are still in the high risk group in the future. Thats no matter how long you have abstained from smoking. The damage is already done, I know.

    I only smoked for 12 years, and quit in 1980. However, I had a stroke in August 2018, and the doctor said I have a weak heart. I suspect the cigarettes had something to do with it.

    Congratulations to everyone who has quit.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,664
    Congrats,

    Yeah that Chantix is a miracle drug. I quit 11 years ago after smoking for 42 years.

    My advice pay attention to your heart. You are still in the high risk group in the future. Thats no matter how long you have abstained from smoking. The damage is already done, I know.

    Absolutely, two Heart attacks under my belt, lot of scare tissue as a result, but still hanging in there.

    Glad to still be among the Living ;)

    Dang Mike, glad your still here.

    I had a widow maker June 21 2019, lucky to be here myself.

    Hey Bud, hope you are doing well.

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    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

    There are three things that give a man a false sense of courage, a keyboard, alcohol and a firearm.
    Motorhead, 4.12.20

    tonyb said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there

    Social media makes dumb people dumber and smart people dumb and dumber.
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,917
    Congrats,

    Yeah that Chantix is a miracle drug. I quit 11 years ago after smoking for 42 years.

    My advice pay attention to your heart. You are still in the high risk group in the future. Thats no matter how long you have abstained from smoking. The damage is already done, I know.

    Absolutely, two Heart attacks under my belt, lot of scare tissue as a result, but still hanging in there.

    Glad to still be among the Living ;)

    Dang Mike, glad your still here.

    I had a widow maker June 21 2019, lucky to be here myself.

    Hey Bud, hope you are doing well.

    2014 Widow Maker survivor here, anyone that survives that one is VERY Lucky. I've lost three friends in their 50's to that ****...

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  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,644
    Congrats,

    Yeah that Chantix is a miracle drug. I quit 11 years ago after smoking for 42 years.

    My advice pay attention to your heart. You are still in the high risk group in the future. Thats no matter how long you have abstained from smoking. The damage is already done, I know.

    Absolutely, two Heart attacks under my belt, lot of scare tissue as a result, but still hanging in there.

    Glad to still be among the Living ;)

    Congrats Mike. 3.5 years for me, and had the same tap on the shoulder as you put it back then.
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  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,119
    Mike, that is great news!!!

    And your good news was followed by so many more who quit.

    Congratulations to all of you!!
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 4,163
    Congrats,

    Yeah that Chantix is a miracle drug. I quit 11 years ago after smoking for 42 years.

    My advice pay attention to your heart. You are still in the high risk group in the future. Thats no matter how long you have abstained from smoking. The damage is already done, I know.
    Absolutely....I am more prone to bronchitis than my wife who never smoked EVEN THOUGH I generally do a lot more cardio than she does.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,500
    Congrats!!! I don’t even remember the last time I had a dip between my cheek and gums. It might be around 10 years or so it’s been so long I forgot.. I still get an itch now and then, only when I have a project at home I’m working on, that was my favorite time to have a dip, I wasn’t a real bad dipper, not like other people I know, hell they would go through a can a day, a can would last me about a week..

    Congrats again, it’s a great accomplishment!!!
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