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  1. If you want a bit of advice from an old codger, I would suggest that cutting down rarely works. Cigarettes are moreh a habit than an addition and it’s very hard to change habits. Cutting down may work for a while but you will probably creep up again. My advice would be to go cold turkey. If you stop completely [and keep telling yourself that you are a non-smoker and not an ex-smoker] you stand a better chance of success.

    If it all fails, there is always the pipe? I switched forty years ago and never went back on the fags ever.

    Just a thought.

  2. The New Moon is THE best time to do stuff like that. Call me a loony (haha, see what I did there?) but sometimes the most unlikely things have a big part to play in success. Stamina, strength, resolve.. I wish ’em all for you.

    Cold turkey IS best, if you can survive that first 48 hours, and then the following um.. year, but in the meantime smoking less is definitely more I think. I’m in that territory now, life just seems too damn harsh for cold turkey.

    Or.. take up the pipe! I’d do that but I haven’t the strength to put up with all the slaggin’s.

    G’luck, boyo.

  3. Grandad and K8, I believe that you both are correct. I’m having a heck of a time not smoking between 11 and 5. I think cold turkey is the way to go. Though I think I am smoking allot less than I did a few weeks ago. The pipe is not an option. I want to be a non-smoker. I like that better than an ex-smoker.
    K8, I thought the full moon would be the time to quit. Planting by the moon always goes from full moon to full moon anyways I’m always wound up on the full moon. I don’t need a calendar to tell me when it is. I can tell you if it’s a full moon just by my mood. When I drank I always got really drunk on the full moon. Today is the new moon and I don’t want to quit right now. I like the idea of cutting down. Maybe I’ll quit at the next full moon. We’ll see how that goes. I’m in for the long run with this quitting thing.

  4. So when do you weed? After the full moon? I’d completely forgotten that gardening advice,never plant when she’s waning, ’tis true, makes sense what with underground water level tides and all.. Speaking of weed…

  5. I haven’t done any weeding since 1985. I use to do allot of weeding when I was young but just kinda’ got tired of it. In the end I use to call it “getting stupid”. I use to weed every day. I had a very nice garden too.