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Offline zerohennie

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Re: Job interview......
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2012, 07:46:09 pm »
I also used the twisp an original nogal payed well over R1200 for the whole contraption but still had problems

Offline Ostrich

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Re: Job interview......
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2012, 08:44:40 pm »
My twisp never worked properly, and broke after very little use. Maybe it was a bad batch, but I wouldn't buy one again.
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Re: Job interview......
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2012, 08:44:40 pm »

Offline HennieN

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Re: Job interview......
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2012, 09:27:11 pm »
You just got to get your mind to accept the change! I stopped a year ago and stopped ... cold turkey. Still don't miss it! Hang in there!
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Offline SA3001

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Re: Job interview......
« Reply #18 on: February 29, 2012, 07:12:06 am »
You just got to get your mind to accept the change! I stopped a year ago and stopped ... cold turkey. Still don't miss it! Hang in there!

That's the problem - my mind won't accept it  :'( :'(  I enjoy it too much  :'(  And I stress even more when I see my OH still craving after having stopped more than a year ago and a close friend after 4 years  :o :o  I did promise myself to cut down from 20 to 5 a day which I've managed to do (except when I have drinks which is not often) so all is not lost I guess. 

Offline Heaven

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Re: Job interview......
« Reply #19 on: February 29, 2012, 10:24:28 am »
I stop and start smoking like a yo-yo. I can't stop too easily, but starting again is a breeze!

The only time that I stopped smoking and had no cravings at all was here in NZ when I was on Habitrol patches & gum. I had the patches for 6 days & then they started making me dizzy, so I used gum only. After about 2 weeks I left the gum too. I had no craving for a further 2 months without any patches or gum. Then one day out of the blue I had a craving, so I got in my car and went and bought ciggies! I know very well that if I'd chewed some gum I would have been fine. My mistake was that I didn't follow the programme properly and I think if I had, I'd have been ok.

Now I'm psyching myself up to quit again. I smoke about 3 - 5 a day and don't smoke every day, so it's really silly to smoke!

I saw the nurse at work today & my blood pressure was high (156/122) - it's been way higher for extended periods of time before, but not in the last year, so time so chuck the smokes, lose the weight & stop worrying about too many things :)
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Offline Chan in Wellington

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Re: Job interview......
« Reply #20 on: February 29, 2012, 08:05:22 pm »
 :gl2: - please let us know about the job!  Would be ideal to work half day in such an idealic environment!
On the smoking thing...my SIL used Champex and successfully quit smoking and still does not smoke and she REALLY loved to smoke.  My hubs went 'cold turkey' more than a year ago, he also used the electric ciggy thing for a short while, it did help him.  He is very glad that he gave up with the price of cigs over here.
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Offline zatexnz

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Re: Job interview......
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2012, 11:05:30 am »
I've never smoked, but do understand how hard it is to stop.   The other day, I was standing at the checkout waiting for the lady in front of me to finish her purchases.  She had milk, coke and something else in her bags, which I could see on the screen showed up to $8.  Then she asked for a pack of cigs, "black" something or other.  I waited while they went to the ciggie can with a key to get her order out.  And I nosily  :nosey: watched the checkout screen to see what they cost.  Just the cigs alone, a pack of 20 or was it only 10?  came to $13!  I never realized just how expensive it is, and that was a cheap brand, I reckon, figuring she didn't look like she was loaded with $$. 

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Re: Job interview......
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2012, 11:05:30 am »