Prayer for smokers

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Prayer for smokers

Postby jbirds1210 » Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:36 am

Hi folks-
There has been a great deal of talk in a few threads on how people are going to stop using tobacco products as a New Years resolution. This is awesome and worthy of prayer! I have mentioned several times that I dipped two cans of snuff a day for fifteen years.....I know it is tough!

I have had some personal issues over the last month in my family that have caused a very strong dislike/hatrid on the grip that cigarettes have on people. The effects of this addiction nearly took a loved one out of my life. We can all use this to remember that we are the keepers of our Brother's. This is a tough burden for anyone to tackle alone. Our support and prayers will make a difference.

Let's send a group request upstairs to squash this addiction for everyone making it a goal to stop and do our part to run the cigarette makers out of business. Thank you.
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Postby HighVelocity » Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:57 am

Amen Brother! It truly is an addiction and the decision to quit is one that's not to be taken lightly.
I smoked a pack+ a day for 20 years. My wife and I both quit in 2002 and our lives are better because of it. Not to mention the health of the people around us that were breathing our smoke.

I will gladly add anyone that's serious about quitting to my prayer list.

Other than living longer, a few of the advantages to quitting are; Food tastes and smells better, no more waking up hacking and coughing, You'll smell better, and the money that was being spent on cigarettes could be used on guns and ammo instead. ;-)

FWIW, I used the nicotine patches and altoids mints to beat the addiction.
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Postby age_ranger » Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:07 pm

I just heard that the price of cigs went up $1 per pack! If that's not enough incentive to quit, I don't know what is!!!!
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Postby 40FIVER » Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:24 pm

Thanks for this thread. I'm a regular snuff dipper. Although I only dip a can and a half a week, I am just as hooked as a 2 can a day dipper. I've been dipping for 40 years. I've always thought it was not as "bad" as smokers because I don't spit and no one ever knows if I have a dip in or not. But I've just been making excuses. I do hate this habit, but man, it's hard to quit. I don't even want to know how much money I've wasted.

PLease pray for us dippers and smokers, that God will grant us mercy and help in overcoming these addictions. I know it will be hard.

If you're a dipper or smoker and don't want to quit, then we need to pray that God will make you/me sick whenever we indulge. :grin:

Any help that you can offer will be appreciated.

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Postby longtooth » Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:29 pm

40fiver. Many think like you, that dipping is not as bad as smoking.
I have pastored a church for 34 yrs now & what I have found is they are both just as bad as the other. Just different in the consiquinces.
Smokers lung cancer, heart, desease, emphesema, COPD.
They generally die a pretty slow & painful death. Tough on the family to watch.

Dippers have gum, cheek, jaw, & eye cancer that does not kill but disfigures terribly. This is far harder on the dipper to deal with than the family.
Done it too many times w/ too many families. Both are tough.
BTW - Son-in-law quit dipping about 6 months now.:woohoo for him daughter & grandchildren.
Son still dipping. :cry: for wife, & grandchildren there.
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Postby Cosmo 9 » Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:47 pm

HighVelocity wrote:
FWIW, I used the nicotine patches and altoids mints to beat the addiction.


I did the same, the patches made it much more pleasent for those around me!! I smoked for 28 years been clean for 7 1/2.
These Pretzels are making me thirsty!


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Postby longtooth » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:17 pm

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One hurray for each yr. You will make the rest of the 8th no doubt in my heart. ;-)
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Postby KD5NRH » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:18 pm

age_ranger wrote:I just heard that the price of cigs went up $1 per pack! If that's not enough incentive to quit, I don't know what is!!!!


Sure, now let's reduce drunk driving by raising the price of alcohol by $1 per drink, and raise the price of ammo by $1/20rds to reduce lead exposure.


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Postby TxFire » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:49 pm

I dipped for about 12 years and was up to over a can a day. I almost 5 years ago and it was the best thing I did. I used the nicotine gum and it was not near as hard as I had always figured it would be. I work with a lot of guys that dip and once in a blue moon I get a dip from them. It ALWAYS makes me feel HORRIBLE. There is no way I could go back now. I'm happy my almost 3 year old will never know a Daddy that used tobacco.

Good luck guys, you'll be in my prayers.


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Postby lrb111 » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:20 pm

Cosmo 9 wrote:
HighVelocity wrote:
FWIW, I used the nicotine patches and altoids mints to beat the addiction.


I did the same, the patches made it much more pleasent for those around me!! I smoked for 28 years been clean for 7 1/2.


Me too, patches and cinnamon Altoids. Been over two years now. My wife and I quit together. She used lozenges that we had had for a long time. They were very dried out. She could put on of them in her mouth and wait for it to kill the urge, then put it back in the plastic. So, she was only using a 2mg. lozenge per day. She was clean in a little over 4 weeks.
On the other hand, It took me a couple of months.
Difficult, but doable.
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Postby nitrogen » Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:51 pm

My father stopped smoking 20+ years ago. My mother still smokes. Whats funny, is, the easygoing personality of my mother, you'd think she'd have quit, and my hardnosed father would be still smoking. :shock:

Any of you that's managed to quit get my admiration. My dad was a complete BEAR when he quit for about 3 months. He says he still gets the occasional urge.

I've been praying for my mom to quit for as long as I can remember, but so far no luck.

Good luck, and my thoughts and prayers to anyone set to tackle this this year.
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Postby flintknapper » Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:17 pm

My Mother quit smoking 17 yrs. ago (about 2 weeks before she died of lung cancer).

I watched her waste away for 6 months, the pain she suffered..even with morphine boluses every 15 minutes, was unbearable. Finally, one evening after 5 seizures...complete with white foam coming from her mouth and nose, she drew her last breath... and let it out with a rattle. I was holding her frail hand when that happened.

She was 58 years old.

If you haven't stopped smoking, do it now, whatever it takes! If not for yourself, then for your loved ones.

I will pray without ceasing, if it helps to persuade even one person to stop.

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Postby KBCraig » Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:50 pm

My father said quitting cold turkey was easy... he was in ICU on a respirator for 10 days at the time, and unconscious for the first week of it, after complete respiratory failure. He was 53, and had smoked for over 40 years.

He never had any urge for another smoke after that. Cigarettes still killed him, although slowly. After that episode in 1984, he finally lost the battle in 1999.

I've had the occasional campfire cigar, but I've never smoked a cigarette in my life. Dad was the strongest-willed person I've ever known. My whole childhood, he tried to quit, and never could.

I salute all of you who have quit, and those who are trying.

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Postby longtooth » Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:09 pm

You chose right. Never starting means you dont have to struggle w/ stopping.
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Postby JLaw » Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:56 pm

Folks, this thread shows that we have the finest group of men and women in this forum on the whole World Wide Web.

Sure has got me to thinking.

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