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    Default Successfully quit smoking but smoked cigar?

    I am in my few days of not smoking and it's making me nuts. My neighbor is high ranking officer at one of the well known cigar company. And one day, I had opportunity to smoke one and take one home. I guess it's first time for me that I had actually smoked something that is better in quality/price then Macanudo's that I used to enjoy in US. Now question is has anyone successfully quit smoking a cigarettes but continued to smoke cigar? I am afraid if I smoke one, I would cave in and start smoking cigarettes again. I had one employee brought one and this one is from another very good company. And smell of it alone is making me drool.

    Should I smoke or give it away???
    Damn. I have selected wrong days to quit, I just realized that I live in Cigar heaven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koreano View Post
    I am in my few days of not smoking and it's making me nuts. My neighbor is high ranking officer at one of the well known cigar company. And one day, I had opportunity to smoke one and take one home. I guess it's first time for me that I had actually smoked something that is better in quality/price then Macanudo's that I used to enjoy in US. Now question is has anyone successfully quit smoking a cigarettes but continued to smoke cigar? I am afraid if I smoke one, I would cave in and start smoking cigarettes again. I had one employee brought one and this one is from another very good company. And smell of it alone is making me drool.

    Should I smoke or give it away???
    Damn. I have selected wrong days to quit, I just realized that I live in Cigar heaven.
    Yeah it's going to be hard to quit in Santiago. Why don't you just keep it around (maybe in a small humidor so it doesn't dry up) until the craving goes away or until you decide that you could care less about your health and start smoking again.

    On the other hand giving it away would remove the immediate temptation and of course in Santiago you can always get more.

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    go ahead a give it away. I quit after 40 + years. its been 1 year and 2 months.... You can do it and it does not make any difference where you are, (unless you work in a cigerrete factory). It is hard but just hang in there. Eat alot of candy, gum whatever, but don't smoke. I have been given cuban cigars and i just give them away If you do you will be right back to cigarettes. I have done that, once also just using Skoal i ended up smoking again. Give it all up you will be fine. My wife said she would leave me if i did not take care of myself anymore. well thats what it took, i will never smoke again.

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    one thing is not many dominicans smoke cigarettes so this is a very good place to quit.

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    Your addiction was not to cigarettes, but to nicotine. If you simply switch to cigars, you will still be likely to suffer all the problems that are caused by the tar and other carcinogens in tobacco. But you know this. Perhaps you could take your cigars to a maternity ward and pass them out to expectant fathers.

    When you notice, after perhaps a year, that tobacco smoke stinks, and even makes your clothes stink, then you can say you are an ex-smoker.

    I quit 30 years ago and have never regretted it. My father smoked a pack a day and lived to be 86. But his brother quit when he was 30 and made it to 99. Quitting has to be worth 13 coughing-free years, that's how I look at it.

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    I used to smoke cigarettes but gave them up about 10 years ago.
    In the past 5 or 6 years I have begun to smoke GOOD cigars.
    The VAST Majority of cigar smokers never inhale, I don't.
    I really enjoy smoking cigars, especially as a social event.
    Sitting quietly conversing with one or two good friend in a home, or cigar bar.
    A great cup of "Olivo Family Blend" coffee, IF you can get some.
    I have become a "Cigar Affictionado".
    I have hundreds of cigars from all over the globe, many humidors, and all the "Cigar Toys".
    Smoking, snuffing, chewing, pinching,tobacco is not good for you.
    I'll take the small risk of smoking,but not inhaling cigars.
    To me the "Up Side" vastly out weighs the "Down Side".
    If you choose not to smoke cigars, I will happily accept all donations.
    Koreano, I don't believe that smoking cigars is a "Pathway" to starting to smoke "Fags" again.
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    I thought cigarettes and cigars are different.

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    ok its an opinion. i quit smoking cigarettes and told myself "i can smoke cigars and not inhale that will be ok " hahaha i just started inhaling cigars until my head hurt.. Everyone is different. you want to quit, quit it all. If you think you can not inhale cigars and start back up with cigarettes , good for you. That to me takes more work then quitting. I will bet you that you will be back on cigarettes in no time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    I thought cigarettes and cigars are different.
    they are

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