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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2009, 07:42:38 pm »
I think some folks here may know these words,

 Remember, I'm pulling for ya, were all in this together!  Keep your stick on the ice.  Good luck guys!  Smoking killed my grandpa before I ever really got to spend good times with him. 

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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2009, 08:08:18 pm »

  Thanks for the warning!  Glad you were on the rig when you gave it up.  Maybe you will not be such a bear when you get home.   Got room in the shop  for a cot if Lindy gets fed up with you?
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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2009, 08:17:00 pm »
Shop is 30 x 40. Has shower and other esential plumbing, refridgerator, Small A.C. unit, heat stove that could be used as a cook top. No bed, but plenty of materials to make one. Shavings and dust should make decent stuffing for a matress don't you think? I should be over the worst of it by then. I don't really see the need to send her packing down to the shop. She probably would want to clean it up and then I wouldn't be able to find a thing.
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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2009, 09:03:11 pm »
Gonna try again in a couple weeks...true addiction with me...and I hate it...too stressed at work to go cold turkey...I'd kill some one..

You guys that are quitting..stick with it..it is worth it.
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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2009, 09:15:10 pm »
Good for you Lee.  I quit in '99 after 25 years.  The whole world changed colors, and as mentioned earlier I can smell, taste things and I no longer smell like a blast furnace.

Two thumbs up man! 8)
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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2009, 09:41:53 pm »
Good on ya Lee, I gave up 23 years ago, when i found out i was going to be a father for the first time, did it cold turkey, it was *DanG hard and i was grumpy apparentley for the first couple of months.
Glad I did though because a pack of cigs here in NZ are now about $13.50.

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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2009, 09:42:33 pm »
Zopi, give Chantix a try, it worked very well for me. Military docs even gave it a thumbs up here.
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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2009, 09:57:52 pm »
Good for both of you, Lee and Raider Bill. I gave up the habit after my last law school exam that was 26 years ago. My paternal grandfather died of cancer when I was young, all from being a heavy smoker. My dad quit smoking probably forty years ago.  Yeah, it's a tough road but there are rewards in it. (like being around for your family).
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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2009, 12:20:32 am »
 8) ATTA BOY  8)

I decided to quit when I got in a race with my 8 and 10 year olds and couldn't catch them  :-[  :-[

It took 3 years of cutting down, switching brands, substituting cigars or pipes and ya I even quit drinking for a while before I finally got'er done on New Years Eve 1988  ;D

I can drink all I want now but it makes me dizzy  ::) and have no desire to light up anything.

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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2009, 12:33:34 am »
I never really knew one of my grandfathers, he died from lung cancer when I was an infant.  I chewed tobacco and dipped before my daughter was born.  I quit, cold turkey, soon after her birth.  Felt much better.  Now Forestry Forum is my only addiction ;D  And I have a weakness for good food :D

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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2009, 07:02:55 am »
Congrats Lee & keep it up. Do it for your loved ones. My Mom quit cold turkey when she was 78. We got to be with her for another 10 years.
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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2009, 07:18:01 am »
Zopi, give Chantix a try, it worked very well for me. Military docs even gave it a thumbs up here.

I'm going to...gotta cute little HM2 on here is gonna fix me up...it's worth
quitting to watch her do the paperwork...:D
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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2009, 08:32:33 am »
Hang in there Zopi. When yer ready you'll make it!  8)

Lee, Raider how ya hangin ???
I'm not as good as I use ta be, but if ya wanna give it a go, I'm game.

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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2009, 02:23:00 am »
I'm making it. Had to hit the snuff can a couple times, but no smoking. I picked a horrendous time to do this. All my bosses have been sent off somewhere else and I'm the only expat left on the rig. Now doing my job and their's too. My job is real iffy right now anyway and I don't know if I'll have any thing to come back to next hitch or not. I would really like to smoke a cigar about 40 foot long right now, but I'm holding out. Had to go looking for one of the guys in the smoke shack last night. (we have a designated smoking area). I found the smell awfull but the temptation strong. Couldn't stay there long.
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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2009, 07:09:22 am »
My congratulation guys  8) 8) 8) I quit 10 months ago sometimes it's hard, sometimes not but keep on going on  ;)


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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2009, 07:36:41 am »

 Hang in there, Lee. It gets better as time goes on.

  About the job, No worries, mate. I reckon Arky can find a spot for you, at his place. No travel time, necessary, EH ???  ::) ;D :D :D :D 8) 8)
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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2009, 08:01:34 am »
Arky already sends me custom sawing jobs that can't or don't want to bring the logs to him. I'm not gonna worry too much about the job. I have enough saved back to make it 2 years without hitting a lick. I just don't want to have to do that. I'm getting too old to build it back up again. I've been through all this before. The oilfield has it's ups and downs. Pretty much about every 5 -8 years the bottom falls out. This time I managed to last 10 years. Come to think about it, the last time I tried to quit smoking was about that time.
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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #37 on: July 30, 2009, 09:26:11 am »
Just keep telling yourself you can have a big fat cigar when oil hits $150.00 a barrel  :)

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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2009, 11:05:18 am »
To be quite honest, i really don't want to see it get that high again. At least not till we have a viable alternative. I know that sounds strange coming from somebody in the industry, but I have to pay for gas and everything else that it effects just like every one else. If prices hadn't gotten so high, the economy wouldn't have taken as big of a hit and I wouldn't be worring about a job. Just like everyone else.
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Re: Giving it up
« Reply #39 on: July 30, 2009, 02:23:22 pm »
I hear ya  :(  30 years in the oilpatch for me and this is the third big dip to hit the roller coaster here.