Feb 17, 2019,08:45 AM

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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Congratulations Jurry ....

 By: Cpt Scarlet : February 17th, 2019-08:52
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!!!!

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : February 17th, 2019-08:54
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

Congratulations! Best wishes! [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : February 17th, 2019-09:20

Does Cat Nip count ? [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : February 17th, 2019-10:43

That’s great mews [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : February 17th, 2019-12:15

Thanks, I certainly have more spring in my pounce.

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : February 17th, 2019-14:24
Talk about being bright eyed and bushy tailed!

You too, King Crimson! [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : February 17th, 2019-17:24

Rock on 🤘

 By: Cpt Scarlet : February 18th, 2019-00:38

bravo ! it is easier said than done....

 By: maverickmahesh : February 17th, 2019-09:20
Best, mahesh.,

Very well Done

 By: : February 17th, 2019-09:28
Enjoy the watch of your dreams with the savings...Jim


 By: dr.kol : February 17th, 2019-09:38
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 ... 

Wow, what an interesting cause of quitting!

 By: thegrailwatch : February 17th, 2019-11:24
You owe her a watch!

She wasn't very helpful!

 By: dr.kol : February 17th, 2019-11:42
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 ... 

Congrats! Please keep it up and if you need support post here again.

 By: reintitan - Mr. Roboto : February 17th, 2019-09:42
I quit smoking on April 15, 2003 after more than 15 years of smoking cigarettes. I haven't relapsed since and my only regret was not quitting sooner. Welcome to one of the most important clubs you'll ever join: the former smoker's club

A huge congrats my friend

 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : February 17th, 2019-10:09
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

 By: Passionata_george : February 17th, 2019-10:12
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 . . .

 By: Dr No : February 18th, 2019-17:00
. . . 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


 By: Alberti : February 17th, 2019-10:35
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

Congratulation on a life change. Thanks for sharing such an important moment in your life with us.

 By: Bill : February 17th, 2019-10:40
I thought that a Patek model was about to be discontinued. lol. great health to you.

Here's to you saving enough for a Roger W. Smith

 By: thegrailwatch : February 17th, 2019-11:05
Congrats, we are all very happy for you and your decision.


 By: aston.db4 : February 17th, 2019-14:52
Congrats, stay upbeat and strong through the cravings. Perhaps tinkering with more watches might help with the distraction.


 By: Jurry : February 28th, 2019-11:50
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 hope it helps him as well

 By: Jurry : February 28th, 2019-11:52
You can also tell your friend that after 2 months I feel better more energy food tastes better etc.


 By: DruidPadj : February 28th, 2019-14:04
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!

Congratulations on this great achievement, Jurry!

 By: KMII : March 1st, 2019-03:53
I can imagine it takes quite some willpower to accomplish 👍🏻

Yesterday was difficult

 By: Jurry : March 8th, 2019-06:41
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... 

3 months

 By: Jurry : April 6th, 2019-09:52
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

 By: grahamhar : April 7th, 2019-14:34
Great to read your updates, keep strong

Thanks Graham

 By: Jurry : April 12th, 2019-04:16
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

 By: reintitan - Mr. Roboto : April 13th, 2019-17:10
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.

Wish you all the best!

 By: Marcus Hanke : April 20th, 2019-10:59
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

4 months

 By: Jurry : May 3rd, 2019-12:29
Hi Its now been 4 full months and I haven’t touched a single sigaret. Some days it’s easy, some days it’s difficult, some days I just go to bed early (and read all posts on this wonderful community of supporters) to prevent the nicotine winning from me Bu...