Quitting smoking....more money to buy Bullion!!!

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by Bman33, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    It's the way we're built. I never got hooked by cigarettes, but I'll be battling with food until they put me in the ground. :rolleyes:
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  3. Mike Thorne

    Mike Thorne Active Member

    I started smoking when I was 13, smoked through high school, smoked through college, then smoked my last cigarette on the night before I got married. On Feb. 1, 2017, I will have been a nonsmoker for 53 years! In my opinion, the best way to quit is just to stop--cold turkey. Throw any packs you have away, and don't buy another cancer stick. Your breath and your lungs will thank you for it, as will your heart and many other organs in your body. As for drinking, I recommend one 5-oz glass of red wine a day for health purposes. Of course, if you're an alcoholic, then you've got to cut that out, also. Good luck.
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  4. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage

    Ouch! I quit over 10 years ago but I used the patches. I agree with you about quitting cold turkey, but most can't and I couldn't either. The patches were a God send for me.
  5. goldcollector

    goldcollector Member

    fretboard got any gold for sale somewhat close to spot
  6. chridular

    chridular Member

    Well, as far as getting comfortable with gold, it's just a matter of doing what you have been doing with silver. At this point, though, look through the charts over the past few years to see what has been going on so that you know where it currently lies in relation. AND read financial news articles that mention gold... NOT for the opinions on whether you should buy now, but just to see what people are saying about it's trends. $65 an an ounce over spot is in the ballpark, but I have seen that it depends on the piece you're getting. The dealers I talk to sell things like maples and Kruggerands for 40 to 50 over while AGEs are 50 to 60 over. Shop around and see what kind of premiums your local dealers are charging.
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  7. Garlicus

    Garlicus Debt is dumb, cash is king.

    Buffalo from Apmex, $41 over spot


    Personally, I see gold dipping/going below $1,100 soon, though. Then again, what do I know. Don't see silver going below $14 anytime soon, or much above $18, barring any dramatic event or economic news. I'll be looking for a deal on some silver soon, I hope. I like shiny things, lol, plus I need to start stocking up for my gift giving in 2017. I may be predictable, but I never hear anyone say "Aw, silver? AGAIN?".
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2016
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  8. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    Quit on December 20th and still have not had a cigarette or chew. I switched from patches to gum because the patches were making me sick. The gum gives me the hick ups and I only do 3-4 a day (4mg). I am stopping the gum on Tuesday as that will be 3 weeks and I heard that's the amount of time it takes to break a habit. I know I will have to go through yet another withdrawal phase though so I am hanging tough. I paid $100 on patches and gum but did manage to celebrate by buying a roll of dimes for 13xFace yesterday. Anyways, here's to health and wealth!
  9. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Gum gave me hiccups too. I found that by not swallowing so often then I could keep them off.

    You're doing great!
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  10. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Supporter! Supporter

    Hang tough, my man. You are already through the woods!!
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  11. carpman98

    carpman98 Member

    The key to quitting smoking is that you have to really WANT to do it. It's not easy for a lot of people, but if you go back to it, then you really did not want to quit badly enough. There is no easy way, contrary to what commercial advertising may tell you. I had my last cigarette on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 1994 after 35 years of smoking since I was a teen. It was the best life choice that I have ever made. One thing you will notice is how badly smokers stink after they have had a cigarette, when they are around you.
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  12. GoldBug999

    GoldBug999 Active Member

    My father quit cold turkey in 1999 after 55 years of smoking, and a lot of those years were two packs a day of the non-filtered variety. He's 91 now. He was an avid coin collector, and got me into it. We used to go to the Sam Sloat coin shop in Westport, CT in the mid-1960's - lots of fun and great memories.
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  13. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Junior Member

    to survive that long after all that smoking, he is EXTREMELY lucky.
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  14. GoldBug999

    GoldBug999 Active Member

    You sir, are funny!
  15. GoldBug999

    GoldBug999 Active Member

    You are right - he is lucky, but also suffering from the smoking - kidney cancer took one kidney, he now has cancer in his right lung. A lesson to all - just don't start!
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  16. longnine009

    longnine009 Hammer of the gods

    Your doing well Bman33. Doesn't ex-slavery feel great? :) Not paying cigarette taxes to pay for make believe causes feels even better.
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  17. Comixbooks

    Comixbooks Active Member

    Smoking takes over your lungs so basically it takes over your life.
    I have a hard time trying to get along with smokers at work because they complain about me and everything else because of their habit. A single pack of cigs costs like 7.00-8.00 a piece I tried them out in the 90s but never got hooked. For every two packs you could buy one ounce of silver.

    If you can't quit I would try Chantex or something to get you unhooked plus you won't have a sour mouth anymore =)

    I want to try Vaping sometime though just for kicks.
  18. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Still seems like a bad bet to me. Nicotine is addictive, regardless of how you deliver it and whether or not it's damaging your health. Why go looking for addiction?
  19. longnine009

    longnine009 Hammer of the gods

    Google Philadelphia soda tax. It shouldn't take long before states and cities start on vaping and ecigs; if they're not already.
  20. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    I think I'm done with the nicorette too now. It's making me sick. Starting tomorrow no nicotine in any form at all. On a side note I heard vaping and ecigarretes cause fungus in your lungs because of the extra moisture you slam in there.
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  21. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Junior Member

    good, soda is poison too
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