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ray192 Posted on 11/6 8:09
I'VE packed up smoking

As from midnight last night . This did not have to be done just wanted to give it a go .

Sleaford_Socialite Posted on 11/6 8:12
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Packed in two years ago this month I'd still kill my Granny for a sweet sweet smoke though I could start again any minute, except for when I smell some flithy tabber walking past me in street, billowing poison behind them.

keelo Posted on 11/6 8:13
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dirty,filthy,stinking,`unsociable,horrible,disgusting habit !!!

you can change the name of the cafe from "smokey joe's " now Ray

Sleaford_Socialite Posted on 11/6 8:16
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I've put on a stone and a half mind, and probably spend an extra hour a day at my desk rather than skiving, actually I just spend longer on here so the skiving may actually be worse

ray192 Posted on 11/6 8:22
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S_S

I thankyou for that .

ray192 Posted on 11/6 8:22
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Keelo

Lol .

ray192 Posted on 11/6 8:23
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S_S

Thats what i dont want to do put weight on .

Spoff_MFC Posted on 11/6 8:58
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good luck Ray, the North Stand toilets will be a more pleasant place to go next season.

ray192 Posted on 11/6 9:06
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Spoff

Cheers mate i'll need support like yours . East stand BTW . Oh and i didn't smoke in the ground since the ban came in .

captain5 Posted on 11/6 9:08
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I think I might start; just to even the score.

Spoff_MFC Posted on 11/6 9:10
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East stand!? FFS, I thought you were a real fan

Sing!!

I quit about 8 years ago now, I stopped for 7 days, and had a packet. stopped for 17 days and had a couple, stopped for 42 days and had half a cig and haven't smoked since.

I hate beeing in smokey environments and I hate wakign through someone smoke in the street. But I still miss it.

There may be a couple of set backs, but will power will get you through.

Good luck.

boroborn Posted on 11/6 9:12
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Good luck Ray - i've been quit 5 months - you will put weight on (i'm a skinny bloke anyway so its not too bad but i've put on 2 stone).

ray192 Posted on 11/6 9:13
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Captain

Lol you can have my share .

ray192 Posted on 11/6 9:14
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Spoff

I know it wont be easy mate but i'll give it my best shot .

ray192 Posted on 11/6 9:15
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B_B

Cheers mate . 2 stone .

Spoff_MFC Posted on 11/6 9:15
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And another thing, everytime you would have bought some cigs, put that money to the side.

Your season ticket next year will be free if you do that withthe money you save.

ray192 Posted on 11/6 9:17
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Spoff

Thats a great idea mate . Got any more words of wisdom for me? .

Spoff_MFC Posted on 11/6 9:25
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Pretend you smoked twice as much as you actually did. Save twice as much as me and then buy me a season ticket too.

Think of it as payment due for consultancy

ray192 Posted on 11/6 9:26
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Spoff

Lol will do mate .

wheelz Posted on 11/6 10:19
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Persevere with it Ray..!! I packed in 17 March 2000 (Paddys Day) after Boksic put 2 past the Jawdees @ Sid James' Park..

Went 'cold turkey', and so glad I did it now. Still get the urge now and then after all this time, but not succumbed.

a couple of tips (no pun intended):

keep a packet with 1 or 2 handy as a 'safety valve', so you know if you REALLY had to have one, you wouldn't start craving for something you haven't got;

ask yourself "do I really want this?" if you pick one up.. you'll be surprised how quickly it becomes to say "No".. like self-hypnosis, I suppose..

Good Luck, anyway, mate..

Spoff_MFC Posted on 11/6 10:21
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If you do succumbe, you'll be the BUTT of everyone's jokes.

wheelz Posted on 11/6 10:28
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get yer coat, Spoff!!

Spoff_MFC Posted on 11/6 10:32
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Oi wheelz, my jokes are on fire today, I'm smoking

shortandbald Posted on 11/6 10:53
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Well done Ray lad

I wish I could, but can't seem to get in the right frame of mind to do it

ray192 Posted on 11/6 11:05
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Wheelz

Cheers mate . and thanks for the tips lol .

ray192 Posted on 11/6 11:05
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Spoff

LOL .

ray192 Posted on 11/6 11:06
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S_A_B

Cheers mate . You can do it with me .

shortandbald Posted on 11/6 11:09
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Well I ain't had one for nearly an hour now so it's a start

ray192 Posted on 11/6 11:11
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S_A_B

Lol go for it .

flabby66 Posted on 11/6 11:31
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good for you ray your health will benefit and your ladies will when you are sneaking kisses off them...

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ray192 Posted on 11/6 11:35
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F_66

Thankyou my dear . I never thought of that now thats the kind of insentive to help .

Spoff_MFC Posted on 11/6 11:43
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Maybe you could get some ASH albums for the cafe...

ray192 Posted on 11/6 11:44
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And maybe i couldn't lol .

Spoff_MFC Posted on 11/6 11:48
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You can be a fag sometimes, you know.

ray192 Posted on 11/6 11:51
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I leave all that kind of stuff to you .

ray192 Posted on 11/6 13:25
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Spoff

Wheres my fags fooking cricket .

Spoff_MFC Posted on 11/6 13:29
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Ray you weak minded fool

If it was Yorkshire I could understand it - it's only England FFS

ray192 Posted on 11/6 13:31
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Spoff

Your right mate ffs .

borokaza Posted on 11/6 13:34
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Good for you Ray, you stick with it.
Excess weight can be sorted, a new pair of lungs are a little harder to aquire.
And you'll definately get more of these if you don't smell like an ash tray.

ray192 Posted on 11/6 13:36
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Kaza

Afternoon my dear how are you? . Thanks for the support . I hope i do get more lol .

TeessideCleveland Posted on 11/6 13:39
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ray a bloke in my football team a few years ago gave up and put the money he had spent on fags in a jar - he said seeing the money that he'd spent on fags build up was enough incentive
That was 9 years ago and he hasn't smoked since so it obviously worked for him

ray192 Posted on 11/6 13:42
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TC

Lol great idea cheers mate .

borowally Posted on 11/6 13:42
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Keep it up Ray, think of them as coffin nails ! When I jacked in, I had an old large coffee jar that I filled by emptying ashtrays and added some water. The look of it was disgusting, but if a pang for a fag came on, then taking off the lid and whiffing the vile smell, puts you right off. No patches, just will power. Good luck

Link: smoke free zone

ray192 Posted on 11/6 13:46
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B_W

Lol mate nothing as drastic for me like or no patchs will power C'MON .

Nedkat Posted on 11/6 13:50
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Don't want to put a damper on yer stop smoking efforts, but it's something that takes many many years to get rid of. I stopped at age 21, then started again at age 31. Nowadays, I can go weeks without a tab, but hand me a drink in one hand, and there's a ciggy in me other hand in seconds.

The moral of this story is, don't drink .. and you'll piss it !

ray192 Posted on 11/6 13:56
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Ned

I know that will be the hardest part sadly .

ray192 Posted on 11/6 14:10
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Spoff

Who needs fags England win cricket lol .

ray192 Posted on 12/6 6:42
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Just an update i'm still hanging in there .

Timboi Posted on 12/6 6:55
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How do you get around the whole ciggy-with-your-drink thing? That's the killer - as I've said before, I'd be able to give up smoking if it wasn't for me drinking.
As soon as I have so much as sip of beer, my body starts craving ciggies like nobody's business. I can easily sidestep the desire on drink number 1 but it's after drink number 4 that my willpower has been basically crushed and then the morning-after regret. A vicious little circle.

ray192 Posted on 12/6 6:57
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Timboi

Thats going to be a nightmare mate as i didn't smoke that much at home but in the pub as you say they go with the drink .

susy Posted on 12/6 7:55
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I gave up 2 years ago and didnt put any weight on at all, just dont substitute the cigs for food, but when you get the urge just get busy doing something. I did housework.

When going out for a night put a patch on, even if you dont wear them normally, that really helps.

Good luck

ray192 Posted on 12/6 7:58
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Susy

Cheers my dear . And thanks for the advice every bit helps .

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Spoff_MFC Posted on 12/6 11:42
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keep it up Granadad. just think, them extra couple of years that'll be added to your life could be the difference between seeing Boro winning the title and not.

sponski2000 Posted on 12/6 12:09
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I packed in one week ago yesterday.

My crack habit's getting out of hand now though

ray192 Posted on 12/6 12:10
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Spoff

Cheers mate . Hey i never looked at it like that .

ray192 Posted on 12/6 12:11
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Sponski

How are you getting on with it? .

Long_Live_Zombies Posted on 12/6 12:28
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If you want to stop smoking then it's as simple as that - do it. I hope that doesn't sound smug. I smoked for about 20 years so I'm not that clever. My wife didn't smoke until she met me. My kids did smoke.

Thankfully none of us do now. Some of my trousers seem to have shrunk but that's not a bad trade off. Hang in there mate it does get easier

ray192 Posted on 12/6 12:32
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L_L_Z

Cheers mate for that .

marps Posted on 12/6 12:42
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now then ray, how are you today?

so youve decided to quit then. well i no you can do it as youve done it before. unfortunatley it wasnt your fault really that you started again. you did pick the worst possible time to do so. the stress of wembley twice and the terrible heart wrenching journeys back home for us was nearly enough for me to snatch the bloody things off you myself!! you went months that time so stick with it and when boro get back to wembley we had better bloody win! c'mon boro!!!!!!!!!!

ray192 Posted on 12/6 12:45
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Marps

how are you? . Dont remind me ffs wheres my fags lol .

marps Posted on 12/6 12:50
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ray

im fine thanks. bit tired from yesterday. did a split shift. started at seven. had to get up at six. my body clock is still in shock. i thought six only came round once in a day ffs! cant believe you open your cafe at that time. it must be an age thing. you no...running out of days left to live and all that!!

ray192 Posted on 12/6 12:52
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Marps

well thanks a fooking lot .

marps Posted on 12/6 12:56
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well you bit quickly to that. are the cravings getting to you?

ray192 Posted on 12/6 12:57
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What fooking cravings lol .

ray192 Posted on 12/6 12:59
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37 hours now .

janplanner Posted on 12/6 13:04
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still not had one since the queue to get into the uefa cup final. hopefully i never will again.

there are still times of stress when the 1st thing i think of is a cigarette. but i've never done it.

keep it up ray, it's great being a non-smoker.

marps Posted on 12/6 13:04
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37 hours!! impressive. thats about how long work felt yesterday.

ray192 Posted on 12/6 13:05
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Marps

You want to go steady .

Spoff_MFC Posted on 12/6 13:06
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Hey Marps, hope you've been keeping your eye out for my work.

You got a special mention on the recent Kent thread.

Link: On the 9.40 post

ray192 Posted on 12/6 13:06
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Jan

Thankyou my dear . How are you? .

ray192 Posted on 12/6 13:08
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Spoff

.

sponski2000 Posted on 12/6 13:10
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Not too bad thanks Ray.

Our lass bought the Paul McKenna Stop Smoking Thingy a while back and it came with a CD. She listened to it a couple of times before bed and I found it very relaxing and it helped me get to sleep (whilst i was still a smoker).
Last monday one of her mates was round and i couldn't get to sleep, so i whacked it on hoping for me to nod off. Anyway, two plays of the CD later i was still awake but thought fook it, i'm going to give up and see how i get on.
Not a cig passed my lips since. How's that for a lovely story?

marps Posted on 12/6 13:11
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spoff

i see youve been busy again then. you are just too good at that. it would make my brain ache way too much for me to do it. keep up the good work. nobel prize on its way for sure!!!!

ray192 Posted on 12/6 13:12
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Sponski

Thats very nice .

marps Posted on 12/6 13:12
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ray

your words of wisdom are noted. thanks for that!

ray192 Posted on 12/6 13:14
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Marps

Look above Spoff has put a thread for you .

marps Posted on 12/6 13:16
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ray

yeah ive looked at it. hes very clever isnt he. if you look above youll see that ive answered him. these typing fingers may be slow but im getting there!!

ray192 Posted on 12/6 13:17
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Marps

Lol what we like .

marps Posted on 12/6 13:40
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ray

ave you seen the weather? its pissing down. no sunbathing this avy now then.

Spoff_MFC Posted on 12/6 13:44
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Fooking old farts, the pair of you. (thanks for the posts on the other thread, btw)

Anyway Marps. The offering for the Northants game tomorrow has already been composed. And it is a fooking belter

ray192 Posted on 12/6 13:52
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Marps

Suns coming out now lol .

ray192 Posted on 12/6 13:53
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Spoff

.

marps Posted on 12/6 14:01
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spoff

looking fwd to it already

marps Posted on 12/6 14:04
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ray

where you looking???its pissing down ffs.

Spoff_MFC Posted on 12/6 14:11
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Remember Ray, go to the window and look out, rather than look out from the middle of the room and comment on the weather.

Listen to a man who has made that mistake...

ray192 Posted on 12/6 14:17
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Marps

It ain't here .

ray192 Posted on 12/6 14:17
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Spoff

Yes very true mate .

sponski2000 Posted on 12/6 14:26
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Just had 2 bacon double cheese burgers and fries for lunch. Is that the shape of things to come for me or am i just a greedy bar steward?

marps Posted on 12/6 14:28
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ray

ok its sunny now. by time i get kids ready and go out for a walk itll piss it dowm again. bloody british weather. i'll blame you if i get soaked!

TeessideCleveland Posted on 12/6 14:29
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Cloudy but dry in Stockton

Spoff_MFC Posted on 12/6 14:29
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McDonalds, McDonalds - Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut, a Pizza Hut.



Great song.

ray192 Posted on 12/6 14:32
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Sponski

Only you can answer that lol .

ray192 Posted on 12/6 14:33
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Marps

I've started my rain dance lol .

ray192 Posted on 12/6 14:34
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TC

Afternoon mate .

ray192 Posted on 12/6 14:34
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Spoff

What the fook you on about .

marps Posted on 12/6 14:36
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ray

cheers! i can always rely on you!!!! speak to you soon lol

Spoff_MFC Posted on 12/6 14:40
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A 'wonderful' pop song video in a fast food joint.

Always on VH1 when they do a one hit wonder countdown.



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ray192 Posted on 12/6 14:41
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Marps

Seeya .

ray192 Posted on 12/6 14:42
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Spoff

oh .

Spoff_MFC Posted on 12/6 14:44
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If this thread gets 100 reply's, Ray, it will become illegal for you to ever smoke again.

flabby66 Posted on 12/6 14:47
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hi ray how you coping?

henry11 Posted on 12/6 14:49
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Ray Hoofing his own thread??

Neverrrr.

ray192 Posted on 12/6 14:54
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F_66

Afternoon my dear how are you? . Not bad upto yet .

ray192 Posted on 12/6 14:54
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F_66

Afternoon my dear how are you? . Not bad upto yet .

ray192 Posted on 12/6 14:54
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Spoff

.

flabby66 Posted on 12/6 14:58
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how am i??? your better off not knowing... the days going from bad to worse....

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ray192 Posted on 12/6 14:59
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F_66

Awww .

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ray192 Posted on 18/6 23:27
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1 week now at 12.00 .

Croasy Posted on 18/6 23:31
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well done raymondo!!!

it kills you at the end of the day!!!

good lad!

Croasy Posted on 18/6 23:33
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oh and tomorrow morning mate...

two chocolate croissants and a cup of the owld earl grey!!!

ta!!!

petrio Posted on 18/6 23:41
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I gave up January 4th 2004 and haven't had one since. After the first couple of weeks, it gets a hell of a lot easier. Stick with it, if you want to do it.

ray192 Posted on 18/6 23:43
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Croasy

Your right and thanks mate .

ray192 Posted on 18/6 23:45
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Petrio

Thanks mate .

ray192 Posted on 18/6 23:46
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Croasy

Ok note made lol .

TeessideCleveland Posted on 19/6 0:12
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Ray - superb mate
Well done
Keep it going
Thinkof the extra beer money

Coluka Posted on 19/6 0:16
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Lightweight

wheelz Posted on 19/6 0:34
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A WEEK becomes
A FORTNIGHT becomes
A MONTH becomes
A YEAR becomes
A LIFETIME


Keep it up, ray..

ray192 Posted on 19/6 6:07
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Tc

Cheers mate . Hey thats a very good point .

ray192 Posted on 19/6 6:08
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Coluka

Cheers .

ray192 Posted on 19/6 6:08
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Wheelz

Thats great thanks mate .

ray192 Posted on 26/6 8:50
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2 weeks now without a fag C'MON .

Spoff_MFC Posted on 26/6 8:57
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Yer balls must be ready to explode mate.





oh, you mean cigarette...

ray192 Posted on 26/6 9:12
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Spoff

LOL .

ray192 Posted on 17/7 15:46
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6 weeks now .

Dr_Evil Posted on 17/7 15:47
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G'day ray.

Well done mate, im still a social smoker however. Dont ever buy a pack unless im drinking heavily.

Surely the smoking ban is helping though?

Ickes_disciple Posted on 17/7 15:48
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Good man. Well done sir.

ray192 Posted on 17/7 15:56
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Dr_Evil

Yes i was struggling a little bit at the time and that has helped no end .

sponski2000 Posted on 17/7 15:57
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I'm back on the tabs Ray. Shame on me. They are quite good though

I just don't want to end up with an awful smokers cough like woman who works at our place. Fook me, its well annoying, i feel like trying to help her hoyke something up.

ray192 Posted on 17/7 16:02
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I_D

Thanks mate .

ray192 Posted on 17/7 16:03
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Sponski

LOL .

newholgate Posted on 17/7 17:08
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Well done Ray! You can stick with it

Tom_Fun Posted on 17/7 17:19
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I'm going to quit on September 1st. Got about 6 weeks to make the most of it.

Little_legs_k9 Posted on 17/7 17:28
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Good luck Ray, have you put on a bit of weight though since ?

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ray192 Posted on 17/7 17:29
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Nh

Thanks my dear .

ray192 Posted on 17/7 17:30
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T_F

Go for it .

ray192 Posted on 17/7 17:31
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L_L

If anything yes but nothing as such so i'm really pleased .

Oh and thanks btw .

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TeessideCleveland Posted on 17/7 17:35
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Well done ray
Keep going

ray192 Posted on 17/7 17:36
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TC

Cheers mate .

marps Posted on 17/7 17:38
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yeah ray

keep up the hard work!!!

kazzaxxx Posted on 17/7 17:42
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well done ray, 6 weeks, god doesnt time fly

ray192 Posted on 17/7 17:43
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Marps

Cheers my dear .

ray192 Posted on 17/7 17:44
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Kazza

Cheers my dear . Yes it sure does .

wheelz Posted on 17/7 20:02
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ray, don't think of it as 6 weeks... more like nearly 2 MONTHS, man!!!


C'MON BORO...!! C'MON, RAYMONDO!!


ray192 Posted on 17/7 20:05
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Wheelz

LOL thats a great idea .

Cheers Wheelz


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paulo86 Posted on 17/7 20:07
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Ray forget what ppl are saying. My grandma died of lung cancer and didnt smoke at all OR associate with anyone who did.
Enjoy it after the meal and whilst having a drink...
Hmmmmmmmmm shot down in flames i can see :(

ray192 Posted on 17/7 20:12
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Paulo

I'm sorry for her .

TeessideCleveland Posted on 17/7 23:20
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Obviously sorry to hear that paulo
I don't know her circumstances but non-smokers can get problems from passive smoking
A non-smoking landlord caught lung cancer a few years ago and he was told it was due to years of passive smoking