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Post BBCode URL - Right click and save to clipboard to use later in post Post 1: Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:20 pm
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About three weeks ago I decided to stop smoking my pipe. This is not the first time I've done that -- once for 25 years, another time for 5 years and another for 1 or 2 years. Note: I started smoking the pipe when I was about fifteen -- sixty years ago -- so about half my life I have puffed contentedly (very professorial, you know).

The reasons I stopped are 1) the ladies at the VA hound me a bit, and 2) it started making me cough (mostly the latter).

As a side-effect, my weight went up -- from 180 to 185. So, now I have to get rid of the excess (which is generally no problem for me -- just cut down on food intake). I don't eat junk food anyway so that is not an issue, but even too much healthy food will cause one to "wear it."

I'll post when I get back to 180 (which provides a bit of incentive).



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Post BBCode URL - Right click and save to clipboard to use later in post Post 2: Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:15 pm
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Well my weight hasn't changed much but breathing and endurance sure have. My test of those is a bicycle. I ride fifteen miles out-and-back on a new bypass highway often enough to be very aware of changes in performance.

Today the five mile mark came up so soon and so easily that I was surprised. And I have plenty of energy left to go to the fitness center soon. Maybe a weigh-in there will show some desired results.

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Post BBCode URL - Right click and save to clipboard to use later in post Post 3: Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:49 pm
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Good on ya Z. I'm also trying to improve my eating habits at the moment. cutting down on eating things like chocolate biscuits and cheese for snacks. Normally at work, if I buy my lunch, I buy some kind of cake or slice to go with it. I heard that if you eat a banana, it takes away the craving for things like chocolate, so I thought I'd give it a go and have been buying a banana instead of a slice. I couldn't believe it. It actually works!

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Post BBCode URL - Right click and save to clipboard to use later in post Post 4: Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:10 am
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About three weeks ago I decided to stop smoking my pipe. This is not the first time I've done that -- once for 25 years, another time for 5 years and another for 1 or 2 years. Note: I started smoking the pipe when I was about fifteen -- sixty years ago -- so about half my life I have puffed contentedly (very professorial, you know).

The reasons I stopped are 1) the ladies at the VA hound me a bit, and 2) it started making me cough (mostly the latter).

As a side-effect, my weight went up -- from 180 to 185. So, now I have to get rid of the excess (which is generally no problem for me -- just cut down on food intake). I don't eat junk food anyway so that is not an issue, but even too much healthy food will cause one to "wear it."

I'll post when I get back to 180 (which provides a bit of incentive).



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Congrats on quitting smoking. You probably extended your life span.


"The fact that tobacco is hazardous to health should not be news to anyone. But smokers might be surprised to learn just how long the list of hazards is. Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body. It is estimated to cause 87% of lung cancer deaths, 32% of coronary heart disease deaths, 79% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and ⅓ of all cancer deaths"

http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/smoking-cessation-and-the-affordable-care-ac...

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Good on ya Z!

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Post BBCode URL - Right click and save to clipboard to use later in post Post 6: Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:34 pm
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I'm so glad to read this, Zzyxz. Smoking is one of the world's worst scourges and I know it's a tough habit to break.

May you never pick up tobacco in any form ever again and enjoy a longer, more healthy life because of it.

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Post BBCode URL - Right click and save to clipboard to use later in post Post 7: Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:15 pm
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Way to go.

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Post BBCode URL - Right click and save to clipboard to use later in post Post 8: Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:29 am
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Today the five mile mark came up so soon and so easily that I was surprised. And I have plenty of energy left to go to the fitness center soon. Maybe a weigh-in there will show some desired results.


Congratulations...tobacco is a tough one!

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Post BBCode URL - Right click and save to clipboard to use later in post Post 9: Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:20 pm
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Keep the good work.

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Post BBCode URL - Right click and save to clipboard to use later in post Post 10: Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:59 am
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Smoking causes cancer especially lung cancer. The particles in the cigarettes act as carcinogenic agents that lead to cancer. smoking can cause other life breaking diseases also. one should not practice smoking or if practiced should learn to quit.

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