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Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by meateater, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    CIGARETTES! Been 4 years this month, cold turkey. The only smoking I'm doing is on this forum. [​IMG]
  2. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    congrats! i gave up cigs the week after i saw my dad take his last breath......literally. i still enjoy cigars but i think the 1.5 pks/day were too much.
  3. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats to you both, was 17 years for me in Jan.  funny what a heart attack at 39 will make you do
  4. hughjass

    hughjass Fire Starter

    Well done!  keep it up.

    I'll hoist one to celebrate with you. 

  5. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congratulations and stick with it!  I can't begin to tell you what it's like to run out of breath just walking from the house to the garage.  I quit cold turkey about a year and a half ago, but it was too late.  COPD big time.  If you need more help or encouragement, feel free to PM me. 
  6. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]thats awesome guys
  7. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great Accomplishment to all !  Congratulations.. I hope your actions inspire others who are considering to do the same.
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  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Congrats and stick to it too. I would crack that 3rd pack everyday and I been done for 7 years now. The doctor told me if I wanted to see my wife for long I'd better. I kinda like her too.
  9. smokemaster

    smokemaster Smoke Blower

    I've been smoke free for almost 4 months after 28 years of smoking. Must have quit 6 times over the years. This time is for good!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    Congrats to all for quitting i can't remember exactly when I quit cigs-maybe 10 years? I was on the smokeless for a while which was twice as hard to quit IMO. Smoked a pipe too got rid of all them.
  11. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Finally Quit cold turkey Jan 3, 2008, on my 59th Birthday.

    Had some encouragement from a CTscan.

    Quit chainsaw carving at same time.


    Congrats to all who have QUIT !
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2010
  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I quit 25 years ago after smoking for over 25 years and I have never looked back. I still smell a cigarette and it smells good but am not tempted to go back

    Congrats man -
  13. mudduck

    mudduck Smoking Fanatic

  14. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Congrats, for a minute, I thought you were giving up BBQ.
  15. bonedadddy

    bonedadddy Smoke Blower

    Me Too!!! I thought we were going to have to have an intervention...to talk you off the ledge...heeheheh...But hey, congrats on the No Smoking of Cigarettes!!! And YEah to the More Smoking of Meats!!!!

    Hang in there!!! Dont let your guard down....

    And NOOOO standing with your head in the smoker...Inhaling!!!!!!! hehe

  16. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    That's funny! I can't even stand the smell of cigarettes anymore but hickory, now that's a sweet smell! [​IMG]

  17. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Wish I could say that!

    It's been 2 1/2 years for me, and I still love the smell of a cigarette.

    Smoked for 46 years----averaged 2 packs per day.

    Went to Vietnam smoking 1/2 pack per day. Came back smoking 3 packs.

    Free in C-rations----$1.50 per carton at PX.

  18. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    You quit four years ago?? So why are you making post sound like you just quit? lol want a cookie? I quit 4 years ago too
  19. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats to all the quiters, more room to breath in the aroma of real wood giving flavor to real food.
  20. smokey mo

    smokey mo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I was one of those that quit smoking when I moved out of my parents house.  My father still smokes like a chimney.  I ask him to quit and he replies 'anyone can quit smoking it takes a real man to face death'. I remind him his granddaughter would like him to be around to see her get married.  Sad really.

    Very hard for all those involved.