My fellow Purist friends, I’ve got an important (well to me at least important) announcement to make and you all are the first I’m sharing this with;
But after almost 40 years of continuous smoking cigarettes I gave them up completely as per 1 January 2019.
Earlier attempts failed. This time I just had enough of it.
And since then I haven’t smoked a single cigarette not even a puff. Even better only once or twice had an (easy to control) desire for a smoke.
That’s 6 weeks without smoking without yearning.
For you young non smokers this may seem unimportant. For those of my generation who grew up in a time when smoking was widely accepted, it’s a big deal
Why post this on this blog? Well it’s (I admit very remotely) linked to the world of time pieces.
Add it up; say a pack a day at $7.00 a pack
That’s a whopping $ 2,500 per annum. That’s a decent entry level IWC pilot watch. Or after 2.5 years a Rolex Explorer and so on
Imagine if one puts that daily value of one pack aside for 5 years. Well you can do the math.
But I’m happy to have quit and happy to have friends to share with
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My fellow Purist friends, I’ve got an important (well to me at least important) announcement to make and you all are the first I’m sharing this with; But after almost 40 years of continuous smoking cigarettes I gave them up completely as per 1 January 201...
Congratulations Jurry ....
I think every time you have a weak moment you should post something on this site as it’s difficult to smoke and post a comment at the same time. Keep up the good work !
Bravo bravo bravo!!!!
Congrats. Stay strong my friend. And yes you are right I puffed Patek in thin air. Sadly I'm Mark Twain type.... easier thing is to quit smoking...I done it 1000 times... Cheers D
I stopped smoking after 47 years of smoking. My daily consumption was over 2 packs of Marlboro per day. The reason of stopping was that the chief nurse in the intensive care department in a Greece hospital "confiscated" both my cigarettes and lighters on ...
She wasn't very helpful!
I just asked her to find a wheelchair and take me with my dips to the balcony for a smoke. But she checked my clothes and bags, took all the cigarettes and lighters informing me very loud: You have stopped smoking!". What could I do? I had to stay in the ...
A huge congrats my friend
I do the same after 28 years of smoking I have now been smoke free 15 years in April. My wife stops 8 months ago and it looks good for her too.
Keep up the good work
i quit daily smoking since 19yrs then cigars and some party smoking ,totally free since August,2013,no regret !and yes rather not think on the value has gone. 👍🏻
Nonsmoker here, but my oldest and dearest friend . . .
. . . has puffed for over forty years. To say his health isn't good would be an understatement. I'm going to show him your thread. He's quit in the past, once for six months, but could never kick the habit. Here's hoping he finally does. Art
Bravo! Your health, your family, your friends, your colleagues your home, your car, your clothes, People on the street, literally everybody will be thankful... a new aera for you dear watch friend! stay strong cheers
Congrats, stay upbeat and strong through the cravings. Perhaps tinkering with more watches might help with the distraction.
My dear friends, I’ve made it. Two full months without touching a cigarette. The non-smokers will probably shrug their shoulders but those who smoke or have smoked, know better. There were moments when it was difficult. But the support messages on this th...
I know how hard this can be. I'm at 23 years but I still think about how it's so easy to start again. You should take the $7.00 every day and throw it into a jar. Then go buy a Rolex in a couple years!
Yesterday was difficult
Yesterday I had a difficult moment. We were out eating and drinking with a large group and many smoked Half way in the evening I had 2 options; stay and smoke or leave and don’t smoke I left went home early, spent an hour reading up on great watches and w...
Thanks to all your support I am now 3 months without having smoked I thought it would be impossible after smoking 2 packs a day for 40 years but it looks like I’m pulling it off Posting progress on this forum is one of my “tools” to prevent relapse becaus...
Keep it up
Great to read your updates, keep strong
Thanks for your support. Must say that slowly taste has improved and more natural skin color. I guess it takes a while to scrape 40 years worth of tar from the inside of my body
Very true my friend
Lungs are black and heart is damaged after smoking for decades. Keep it up and live without the chains of tobacco dragging you down. We're here to support you. metro.co.uk
Wish you all the best!
Every day without smoking helps, and I hope you won't have to suffer from any late consequences. I was diagnosed COPD recently - without having smoked before. Marcus