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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 11:54 AM

6. I've been a "non smoker" for years as far as my insurance or anyone else knows.

IRL, I've been off the shit since November. I think this time it will stick.

Long before I really decided to quit, I quit leaving any trail. I only bought cigarettes with cash and never at one of those stores where you use a club card unless I made that purchse seperately at their convenience counter. I intended to quit soon for about the last five years. I'm not really all that paranoid about it but decided just in case to keep the tobacco purchases secret.

Now as long as I never smoke again, I should be able to claim having quit 5 1/2 years ago. There might be a pic or two with me smoking a cigar around but I don't think so. For all that time I rarely ever smoked at work, never did smoke while driving for the most part and probably was only seen smoking regurlarly in public at our local Eagles Lodge. If my insurance company some day digs any of that up to burn me with, I'll be surprised.

I suppose if the nicotine in ecig juice in normally extracted from tobacco, they will call it a tobacco product.

I didn't use anything to quit. I just gutted it out. I kept thinking if anyone could, it should be me. It honestly didn't bother me at all to go all day every day at work not smoking. I'd have a few before I took a shower and then not smoke until I got home. It wasn't that hard at all. What will be hard is down the road when I think I'm in the clear. It's happened before. Out of the blue comes and irrisistable urge to smoke! Then I've thought I had it kicked for awhile and my guard is down. It's just like major nicotine withdrawl when that shouldn't even be possible. It must be like the phantom pain amputees get. Months with no nicotine and the nicotine Jones comes back with a vengence! Hopefully I'll be ready for that this time and hold on and let it pass.

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