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woodbine
woodbine Community member Posts: 12,138 Championing
...OK its early days but over the last few weeks I have cut my smoking in half (using a vape thing to help), if I keep it up I will hopefully smoke 4,000 fewer cigs than last year. After 52 years of smoking I thought it about time I made an effort, and senior management started cutting down last year.

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  • Oxonlady
    Oxonlady Scope Member Posts: 566 Pioneering
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    Well done, Woodbine, I'm sure there will be some health benefits to you reducing your smoking by half! Keep up the good work! 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
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    Wow that's brilliant and you should be proud 

    I cut down last year I buy super kings and just have half of one at a time so now just have 5 cigs a day 

    Just think of all the money you will save be able to take senior management on s cruise next year 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Championing
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    Well done @woodbine, that’s really good.

    i was going to start a new job and I knew it’d be difficult to smoke so I was going to buy some nicotine lozenges. Once in the chemists I realised how expensive they were and said so, the next thing I knew I’d been signed up for stoptober, an nhs initiative, and given free patches and lozenges etc. That was the beginning of me stopping smoking completely after 45 years of being a heavy smoker. I was so glad to be free of the slavery to the addiction.

     So well done, I wish you well with it I really do. ?

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  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Scope Member Posts: 1,498 Championing
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         Well done @woodbine, keep up the good work. I smoked 20 a day for years then one day I just stopped and used a vape. It took me a year to pack in the vape by reducing the nicotine slowly and I have been an ex-smoker for about 3 years now. I still crave a cigarette now and then but I am determined not to touch one again. Think of how much 4,000 cigs would cost at, what are they now £10 a pack? A nice amount of money saved  :)
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,985 Championing
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    Well done @woodbine

    This is just a suggestion but might be good

    I’m drinking less alcohol at the moment and when I don’t drink I put the money I would’ve spent on drink into a separate bank account.

    Just over a year later now and I won’t share what it’s up to but it is in the hundreds and this is money I would’ve literally pi**ed away (sorry for language!)!!!

    I don’t know what cigarettes cost these days but if you put away the money you would’ve spent on cigarettes you might have a nice sum in a year or so.

    Edit to add I do it daily so it’s just a few quid a day so not badly missed but it soon adds up to a sizeable amount. Could do similar with the cigarette money.
  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 8,452 Championing
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    Well done Woodbine that’s a great start and I’m sure you’ll be able to stop altogether soon.

    I smoked nearly 20 a day up until I was admitted to hospital in October 2017 with sepsis I was in over 6 weeks. Iv never smoked again since.

    Keep it up it’s so worth it.
  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Trailblazing
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    Yay go @woodbine !
    I cut down by making myself go out to the shed for a smoke, so only 8/10 a day for me now...gave up once for three years but I've given up giving up as it were so kudos to you and senior management...

    Not appropriate for this thread but I bloody miss my menthols!  Lol
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,138 Championing
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    I did a really stupid thing 4 years ago I was in hospital having open heart surgery with complications, I didn't smoke for the 2 weeks, and first thing I did when I got home was light up, I really missed a great opportunity, but that's life !

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  • karen1812
    karen1812 Community member Posts: 60 Connected
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    Well done I am thinking of giving up fans soon as I will have to push my husband around in a wheel chair soon 
  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 8,452 Championing
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    Oh to be honest I went to stay at my mums when I got discharged, as I needed looked after.

    She has never smoked and nobody can smoke in her house. So it definitely helped me not to start again. If I’m honest if I had went home to my own house at the time I might’ve gave in.

    Good luck 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
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    I gave up for 2 months using the tablets then my husband left me to live with the mother of his grandkids who he had been having an affair with for 3 years 

    So I turned straight back to the cigs so I blame my ex 
  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Trailblazing
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    janer1967 said:
    I gave up for 2 months using the tablets then my husband left me to live with the mother of his grandkids who he had been having an affair with for 3 years 

    So I turned straight back to the cigs so I blame my ex 
    So that step ladder could be useful after all...wrap it round the neck of your ex! Lol
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
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    @Cress lol I have wanted to do more than that at times 
  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Championing
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    I gave up 12 years ago when my dad passed away  I made a promise and I kept to it 

    Recently had sleep problems and couldn't figure out why .

    It's becsuse I have been out of work and I was drinking alot of coffee now I drink de caff coffee and my sleep is good now 
  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Championing
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    @Cressida why were they banned ?
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,138 Championing
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    Daughter smoked menthol but moved to menthol vaping when they stopped selling them,
    It was an EU ban which was brought into UK law in 2016

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  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Championing
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    @Cressida thanks for that I never knew that lol I don't even know how much cigarettes are now  @woodbine learn something new everyday I used smoke menthol but I must say I smoked more because I liked the taste  and I used to like the the think long brown cigarettes and the multi coloured ones ?
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,138 Championing
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    @lisathomas50 strangely enough I used to smoke menthol when I had a cold, I have no idea why lol  B)

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  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Trailblazing
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    woodbine said:
    @lisathomas50 strangely enough I used to smoke menthol when I had a cold, I have no idea why lol  B)
    Maybe they helped un block your nose...lol
  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Championing
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    @woodbine I just liked the taste lol  ?
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