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  1. Quitting Smoking

    Quote Originally Posted by john w View Post
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    I might finally be a hit with the ladies, like I was in Junior High. I should prepare for the onslaught. You were blessed with the skin of rich people
    Ha! When I discovered that quitting might improve my looks, I thought, "Huh? I am so darn good looking, and humble, right now....I need to quit, to witness this!"
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  2. Quitting Smoking

    Quote Originally Posted by john w View Post
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    I thought you were around 48, my age. No wonder tet has a man crush on you
    Most, objectively, think that I am 35-40-genetics. Here is a pic of my mom, and me, about 1 1/2 years ago. She was around 90 when pic taken. She looks much younger.

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  3. Quitting Smoking

    Quote Originally Posted by patrick jane View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by john w View Post
    Even though, objectively, I do not look 61(mainly genes, working out, running.....for years, even during my smoking days), others have commented that my skin, complexion....look remarkably better. As you (should)know,one of the physical effects of years of smoking, is loss of elasticity in the skin. I think you will be quite surprised, and encouraged, by the "physical looks" improvement, from quitting.
    I might finally be a hit with the ladies, like I was in Junior High. I should prepare for the
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  4. Quitting Smoking

    Quote Originally Posted by patrick jane View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by annabenedetti View Post
    You're in a good place for making the change. Speaking of which, I had this taped to my mirror for a long time:



    It's the Stages of Change model, and you're at the Contemplation/Preparation stage, which is known as the Open Door.

    The Open Door is where you're most likely
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  5. Quitting Smoking

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusha View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by patrick jane View Post
    I have been killing myself for decades. I just want to be free from cigarettes and breath fresh air again, but I keep waiting. I'm up to more than 2 packs a day everyday. I am so addicted and I think it's mostly mental, I think of a cigarette at all times, in fact I'm smoking one right now. I AM quitting soon, I've had enough. Anybody else hooked and wanting to quit and be free again? We can talk about it here !!!
    Kudos to you, Patrick, for taking the steps to give up such a deadly
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