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No alcohol and .....................no smoking

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Stamp, 29 Sep 2013.

  1. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    Wednesday 28 August 2013 was the last day that I drank alcohol. I'm not craving for alcohol but experiencing social events has changed. They seem to be less fun. I know it's not true, I just have to try to make fun without alcohol. Yesterday I went to restaurant/ karaoke where I usually smoked and drank a lot and stayed till closing time. Yesterday with no alcohol and smokes, I left at 11 o' clock.

    Thursday 25 September 2013, at 7:20 h, I had my last cigarette. One of three before going to work. Later that day I bought Nicorette Nicotine Gum 2 mg. A box with 105 pieces cost 960 THB. Got it for 850 THB. The owners of the pharmacy are parents of a former student of mine. I'm craving for nicotine but the gum does help me. Recommended gum for an ex-smoker like me (more than 20 cigarettes a day) is the 4 mg gum at a dosage of 1 piece every 1 or 2 hours but no more than 24 pieces a day. Well, I use the 2 mg gums and use between 6 and 9 pieces a day. :thumbsup2:

    The reason for stopping with alcohol is related to my health as written in another thread.

    I stopped drinking alcohol. Not that I want to but I have to.

    The reason for cessation of smoking cigarettes is related to the fact that I'm totally fed up with the dependency. At school, at my private school, at the shopping mall, driving the car, or working/ surfing in my study, I need to have a smoke. Especially when in my study, it happened that I smoked about 20 cigarettes from 17:00 - 23:00 h. Like I said, I'm fed up with that.

    I stopped smoking in July 2010 but started again in December 2011. :smoke:

    A new try. :happy1:
     
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  2. Wangsuda

    Wangsuda Nonentity Staff Member

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    Good on you for quitting!
     
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  3. Farang_Ba

    Farang_Ba Active Member

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    Good for you! In the past, in high school and college I had an addiction to smoking, but it was smoking the stuff that made you hungry and laugh a lot. Nonetheless, it still beat up me lungs and made my head fuzzy. Either way, it's best to be smoke-free since you save a lot of money in the long run and your health improves. I'm still cutting back on drinking, as in the past I was known to go to the bars and get on the piss with me mates (get drunk) and that wasn't good either for my health. I've noticed since I cut back on drinking my stress is usually a bit less, my head is clearer and I don't have the ole' beer belly; which is easy for me to get since I'm a broad-shouldered person in general.

    But, bottom line, that's great news you're quitting and I can relate to overcoming addictions!
     
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  4. gungchang

    gungchang Well-Known Member

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    Two at once is usually discouraged, but if they're linked, and if one is other's trigger, this might be the way to go.

    I guess the forum will be your sponsors, in lieu of a 12-step program.
     
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  5. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    Hang in there, well done, the biggest step is the first:clap: If you pair giving up with starting to exercise more it helps.
     
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  6. Tonyja

    Tonyja Well-Known Member

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    Think of the money too!:clap:
     
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    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    ^ yes lungs and livers are getting really pricey
     
  8. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    :hilarious:
     
  9. Tonyja

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    were they cheap before then?
     
  10. gungchang

    gungchang Well-Known Member

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    I think it was Victor Frankenstein that drove the prices up.
     
  11. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    ^Either that or the fact that the Chinese no longer take them from convicts
     
  12. Ajarn Marc

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    The Modern Prometheus or 7/11? At this point I am bleeding, hm.
     
  13. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    "hm" ? is that your signature.
     
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