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Andy C 05-22-2013 06:24 PM

to ya'll that have quit
 
I am thanking hard about quiting smoking and drinking!!
A. Should I try and do both at the same time?
B. What did ya'll keep in the cooler to drink.
C. What y'all keep in the console of truck to eat/keep you busy other then a smoke??
D. How hard is it to stay off of both?? All my friends drink but don't smoke.
E.I am 33 dorviced for 10 year's and going to try and do this on my
own.
Any help/advice would be great.
Thanks

Goooh 05-22-2013 06:27 PM

Sunflower seeds and gum.

God didn't make any substitutes for booze.

Goooh 05-22-2013 06:33 PM

When I do quit drinking for a while, I just keep bottled water. Everything else bloats you up, and if I'm gonna be bloated I better have a buzz with it!

meaux fishing 05-22-2013 06:37 PM

Gum helped with the smoking... Although I do smoke a cig every now n then.

meaux fishing 05-22-2013 06:38 PM

I haven't drank booze ina few years. I keep water, red bull, and Diet Coke in the ice chest

Andy C 05-22-2013 06:42 PM

Thanks for the help quys. I will keep ya'll posted.

Msucowpoke51 05-22-2013 06:45 PM

Good luck .. I quit dipping at the beginning of the year .. Found it fairly easy once I actually committed all the way

marshrunner757 05-22-2013 07:03 PM

How long did you dip?

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Msucowpoke51 05-22-2013 07:07 PM

11 years .. I started at a young age ... I really feel for the guys that try to quit after 30 or so years

fishinpox 05-22-2013 07:34 PM

I quit drinking about 9 years ago and quit smoking 1.5 years ago. Quitting drinking was hard but it had to be done. It's amazing how much better the quality of life is for me when I quit drinking. Pm me your number if you wanna chat about how I cleaned my self up

meaux fishing 05-22-2013 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fishinpox (Post 583345)
It's amazing how much better the quality of life is for me when I quit drinking.

Same here. Its been a little over 8 years for me. If you or anybody else wants to chat about it youre welcome to shoot me a pm too

swamp snorkler 05-23-2013 06:41 AM

Good Luck quitting.

I seen my Grand Paw quit cold turkey almost mid miggarette after he smoked for 40 years. He decided one day it was stupid..... LOL so he quit.

marshrunner757 05-23-2013 07:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Msucowpoke51 (Post 583329)
11 years .. I started at a young age ... I really feel for the guys that try to quit after 30 or so years

Yea. That's where I'm at! 30 years of dipping.

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cgoods17 05-23-2013 08:36 AM

I gave up drinking for lent and the hardest thing about that was going to a gathering and watching all your friends have fun and get loose and you are stuck with a bottle of water... but you get used to it after a while.. i guess smoking might be like dipping, i quit dipping usually every new year and then pick it back up every opening day of duck season.. dont know what it is but i have to have a dip in the blind.. then i will quick usually after the season until next season.. SUNFLOWER SEEDS are my anti-drug!!!

Backwards Kid's Mom 05-23-2013 09:17 AM

Recently a quitter of both myself. The drinking went hand in hand with the smoking. Once I feel like I'm on solid ground with the cigs, I will likely return to my weekend adult beverages to unwind. I quit before and didn't smoke much but it feels good to be away from it again!

Montauk17 05-23-2013 11:34 AM

It's all in your head...untill you truly want to quit it will be tough. I quit 3-4 times and started smoking again. The last time I finally made up my mind and gave em up. Quit cold turkey been over 2 years. I still enjoy a cold brew on the weekends. Some people just have addictive personality's and struggle.

fun w son 06-23-2013 11:45 AM

I had to stop drinking to stop smoking... Every time I popped a top I wanted a smoke. Now I may have a few cold ones on the weekend, but nothing like the old days!

bigoledude 09-01-2013 08:40 PM

I'm an old guy and smoked almost as much weed as I did cigarettes. Drank a little, but would get horrific hangovers.

I had quit smoking once for 8 years. On new years eve the kids ran out of punks for their fireworks. I bought a couple of packs of cigarettes for them to light 'em. The next day I smoked 3 packs while watching the football games. Right where I had let off 8 years prior.

A couple of years later, Exxon started pee testing so, I quit everything at the same time. Like Montauk17 said, once you solidly make up your mind, it's not the big deal you think it would be. Quitting the little drinking I did was a non-issue.

My wife had nothing to do with helping me quit either. In fact, if anything, she probably caused me to want to go back and get loaded a couple of times. You can do it Brother. I'm tellin ya, it just ain't that hard of a thing.


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