MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)

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Candice A. Donofrio
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I thought it was even less than that . . . this cool timetable is a testimonial to the wonder of the human body's ability to heal itself if we just stay the hell outta the way.

I was a bad child and smoked in junior high, high school and first couple years of college. My sister gave me a Marlboro pack with joints (hey it was the 70s) and said smoke these instead  . . . after being stoned for a month, I was a non smoker. That was 42 years ago!


And I am a judgmental, disgusted, 'you suck' converted X smoker . . . keep that crap away from my hair, my clothes, my life!

BTW, among other things, COPD killed my husband. He rationalized that 'because it was just little cigars, it wouldn't hurt'. Do it so your loved ones don't lose you too young. 

Or don't. But stay the hell away from me! LOLLL

Nov 25, 2019 12:50 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I imagine very few smokers did. Quitting any addiction for a day is nearly an impossible feat. 

I guess I participated because I did not smoke on Nov 21st.
I am not a smoker.  Does that count? 

Nov 25, 2019 01:31 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Michelle,

I was turned to cigarettes when I was 3 years old.  I ate one ...and never even thought of smoking.  A

Nov 25, 2019 01:09 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Not that anyone would consider me normal Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900 but in just 5 more years my lungs will be.

Nov 25, 2019 02:28 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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I stopped when my grandson was born.  I'd like to see him grow up.

Nov 25, 2019 01:30 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope. I am not a smoker.

Nov 25, 2019 01:00 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
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My husband and I quit 17 years ago. Thankful every day that our boys brought us to our senses!

Nov 25, 2019 02:03 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I don't smoke but this is good info to know.  Thanks for sharing it!

Nov 25, 2019 01:05 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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There has been a lot of success with campaigns to discourage smokers & would-be smokers from doing it. The reasons to are endless.

Nov 25, 2019 04:25 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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I didn't know that....for me, it's been 24 years since I had a cigarette.... I was 2 packs a day..... I quit cold turkey!!!  went into withdrawal for a day....and then had a handheld game that I made a habit rather than smoking....and I used that game for about a month....then I was fine.... quit drinking too at the same time....you can't drink without smoking!!!!!

Nov 25, 2019 03:53 PM
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Jeff Pearl
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I smoked for about 1 year in 1974-75, quit, and haven't smoked again since then.

Nov 25, 2019 03:15 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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At first I thought this had to do with BBQs and smoking meat.  I know a lot of people participate in another "smoke out" on April 20th at 4:20 pm...

 

I don't smoke anything other than tri-tip or filet, so this was a big N-O for me.

Nov 25, 2019 03:09 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Since I've never smoked, I did not participate. I worked with a lady in NYC whose mother came down with and died from lung cancer some 35 years after quitting smoking.

Nov 25, 2019 02:23 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
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No  participation.  Amazing that the lungs can heal themselves.

Nov 25, 2019 01:38 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Never started this habit.  I understand it can be very difficult for some to quit.  

Nov 26, 2019 04:37 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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I'm at that 30-year mark +/- Stopped cold turkey after being a 3 pack/day smoker. Each day I said to myself "Today I choose not to smoke" For some others, it is much more difficult

Nov 26, 2019 02:48 AM
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

No!

Nov 25, 2019 04:35 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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Never smoked and never will.

Nov 25, 2019 03:50 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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I have never smoked and I have never understood why any one would suck smoke into their lungs.

Nov 25, 2019 03:06 PM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

I have participated for sixy some years by never smoking.

Nov 25, 2019 02:54 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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36 plus years since my last cigarette. Quit when my son was born!  

Nov 25, 2019 02:36 PM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
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I've never been a smoker. I know it is hard for people to quit. My mother quit about 25 years ago after about 25 years of smoking. I'm so proud of her!

Nov 26, 2019 01:11 PM
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Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
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Luckily, I have never been a smoker, but I would certainly encourage anyone that is a smoker to give it up.

Nov 26, 2019 09:44 AM
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Sam Shueh
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People quit smoking finding out it is cheaper to smoke funny looking cigarettes shown in public now.

Go away you vap smokers.

Nov 26, 2019 07:59 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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I am not a smoker. 

Nov 26, 2019 07:41 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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I thought it was far less than 30 years, but that's still hope, so that's good.

Nov 26, 2019 01:40 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Any real smoker today doubtful they will participate.

Nov 26, 2019 08:51 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

It is a good thing but I really missed it.

Nov 26, 2019 06:35 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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No ma'am quit in 1987

Nov 26, 2019 02:25 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
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Thankful I never smoked......very thankful.

Nov 25, 2019 10:00 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Never started this habit, and I admire those who can stop after years of smoking.

Nov 25, 2019 07:35 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Wow, really?

 

Nov 26, 2019 08:47 PM
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Valeria Mola
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Really?

Interesing. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Nov 26, 2019 05:38 PM
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MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Thank you all so much for reading and participating. Stay healthy and Happy early Thanksgiving!

Nov 26, 2019 04:38 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I suppose I did participate, even though I don't smoke! 

I thought healing took place sooner than 30 years but, that's good to know, Michelle. When I was a nurse, I gave way too much chemo to patients with lung cancer - it's an absolutely horrible way to die. 

I liken it to drowning, being smothered/suffocated and standing on the edge of a cliff with a terrible fear of heights...all in one. And, it never gets better. 

Nov 26, 2019 10:19 PM
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Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors (404) 580-9069 - Atlanta, GA
Defining Homes. Defining Lifestyles.

Don't smoke so I did particpate unknowingly.  When I was a teen, my mother told my brother and me that if she ever caught us smoking, she would make us eat the cigarette.  That's all we needed to hear and as such neither of us ever smoked.

I believe I read somewhere years ago that the lungs repair themselves much faster and sooner than 30 years.

I do have smokers in my life.  Sadly, those that are addicted to smoking do not listen to reason, no matter how much evidence proves that it's killing them.  And unfortunately, it's the loved ones being left behind that must witness a slow and painful death. 

Dec 23, 2019 08:39 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have never smoked a cigarette in my life.  Good luck.

Dec 04, 2019 03:11 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I do not smoke.

Nov 27, 2019 10:37 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I participate all year long

Nov 27, 2019 08:14 AM