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    Giving up alcohol vs giving up smoking

    i still smoke but id rather do that than drink,at least im in my head and cant get a dui from smoking

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    Giving up alcohol vs giving up smoking

    Hi K9, thank you! I think you set a good example As I mentioned before I started smoking and drinking around the same time and they were part of one big addiction. I could never drink without smoking and smoking often triggered a drinking urge. I have managed to cut down and would smoke just a few cigarettes here and there; however, I could easily finish a pack and a half while drinking.

    I miss the taste of AL a bit more than cigarettes, probably because they are nasty. It?s hard to explain to a non smoker that you hate the taste and the smell of the thing but you still smoke...?!?!? Now I am hyper sensitive to the smell of tobacco, if anyone smokes within a half mile radius I will know

    On the way home I casually thought about a beer, consciously processed the thought and let it flow out of me. I think that the key not to get obsessed with AL. Acknowledge the thought and let it go.

    ALLAN

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    Giving up alcohol vs giving up smoking

    Pauly, smoking is worse for your health than drinking but has lees social impact. So its choosing evil over evil. If it helps you to quit AL then you are probably doing the right thing.

    AK

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    Giving up alcohol vs giving up smoking

    paulywogg;1384160 wrote: i still smoke but id rather do that than drink,at least im in my head and cant get a dui from smoking
    That was my reasoning too Pauly...I figured "well, at least I won't black out from a cig". I agree that smoking does more damage to your body in a quicker amount of time...but like Allan said, it's picking the lesser of two evils. I had to smoke until I was ready to quit...bottom line. Nobody could have forced me. I broke that promise to my daughter for YEARS...now I am finally keeping it. I have a sign up by the door leading to my back yard (my old drinking spot), it's the Japanese symbol for "Promise"....it reminds me that I not only promised my child, but myself and my HP also. I won't break it this time.

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    Giving up alcohol vs giving up smoking

    K9, I agree with you about being ready. I think a person needs to be in a special place to give up a strong addiction like tobacco or AL. I feel different this time around and have very little doubt unlike the times before it. Having a plan helps a lot too.

    K9, what is HP and DB?

    AK

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    Giving up alcohol vs giving up smoking

    HP = Higher Power...I try not to mention God (even though that's what I believe)..some people get offended...

    Did I say DB? I don't know what that is (dysfunctional brain?) LOL

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    Giving up alcohol vs giving up smoking

    allankay;1384005 wrote: FreeFly, I can?t agree more. I used to be a heavily smoker - a pack a day, a few years back. But over the years I smoked less and less. Eventually cigarettes made me gag sober but were irresistible to me drunk. I quit both at the same time after reading a few article on the internet that suggested that people have had a lot more success quitting both together. So far it has been 28 days.

    Now I love smelling fresh. I bought a bunch of method products. My hands now smell like summer

    AK
    Strange how they tasted good together but totally sh*** without a drink. And couldn't agree more - love smelling of loveliness! Way to go on your 28 days

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    Giving up alcohol vs giving up smoking

    I gave up smoking a whole three years before I stopped drinking,dident find it that hard at all,I think that as drinking gave me a buzz smoking never gave me anything. Delighted now I have stopped both.

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    Giving up alcohol vs giving up smoking

    You should give up smoking and start using ecigs.

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    I hope you will quite it one day.

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