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Topic: Chantix - Slow Turkey
Posted By: Thuumb
Subject: Chantix - Slow Turkey
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2019 at 3:17am

Anything creepier than this CG turkey? I guess it's (seriously) less creepy than Ray Liotta.



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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2019 at 4:58pm
There is a second Slow Turkey commercial, I was not able to find it.  So I'll post this! Tongue




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Posted By: Dejoh
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2019 at 12:33am
I think the "Slow Turkey" commercial is actually pretty good.  Lots of artistic talent went into the production.  Other than the usual gibberish of see your doctor if you have mental illness. Its relaxful.

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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2019 at 1:01am
Chantix messes with you - I used it for 30 days and it failed, the Missus used it for 60 and it worked, but she stroked out, so it didn't matter anymore and I don't like that turkey in the commercial - he's got a 'doofy'-look. 

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Posted By: caroln242
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2019 at 7:51pm
I used Chantix, broke out in a horrible rash on the side of my face, had to go to the doctor for a steroid shot.  Lovely dreams though.


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2019 at 2:54am
Did it work? Did you stop smoking?

I never had any dreams I could relate to Chantix, but life sure was boring for a bit...until I got a cig and a beer...


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Posted By: atikovi
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2019 at 1:30pm
If quitting has traditionally been called, cold turkey, shouldn't this ad be called Hot Turkey?


Posted By: caroln242
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2019 at 3:50pm
Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Did it work? Did you stop smoking?

I never had any dreams I could relate to Chantix, but life sure was boring for a bit...until I got a cig and a beer...


Nah, I didn't have any luck with Chantix because I couldn't take it anymore after the rash thing.  Then I tried the patch, which worked pretty good.  I was able to go to an e-cig after that.  Not a great solution but at least I'm off cigarettes.  But I agree with you Pa, life just isn't as much fun anymore.  I used to sit around with hubby by the pool and have a few beers and relax with some cigarettes and now I just sit in the house watching horrible commercials on TV.  He still smokes so it's hard to be around his cigarette smoke.  (We don't smoke in the house.)  Sorry...kind of a downer post, I know.  Ermm


Posted By: Sunny
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2019 at 1:02am
I think the commercial is hilarious but not in the way they intended.   To me the turkey reminds me of hallucinations and "waking nightmares" from the commercial below.  
Because of course a turkey would be mowing your lawn.

I think I've posted this before but it applies, so here it is again.  One of my favorites.

Saturday Night Live Chantix commercial.
https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/chantix/n1333

On a related note, I quite many years ago. It was hard, but it can be done and it was worth it. 


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2019 at 11:36am
I quit last February.  Never even tried before (and I smoked 1+ packs/day for 43 years!), but I had no problems---no withdrawal, no nicotine fits, no strong urges, nothing.  I think what I had done was convince myself I no longer liked to smoke, so by the time I did quit, I was completely ready, completely "done" with smoking.
 
Once in awhile, I wonder what it'd be like to have a smoke "for old time's sake", but I do worry that that might be the catalyst that sends me back to the tobaccy habit.  I just don't wanna tempt fate, so I don't.
 


Posted By: Sunny
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2019 at 1:28pm
Congratulations Thor! 
Regarding tempting fate, yeah that's one of the biggest hurdles.   It's like a pizza commercial. You're sitting around, not thinking about pizza, until there it is gooey cheese and all, in HD, and suddenly you find yourself grabbing the phone and ordering a pizza.

So with cigarettes, what worked for me is not to entertain the thought.  Break the mental habit. I would go take a walk and breathe the fresh air - that helped.   Put a little incense out in the air.   Remember how nasty cigarettes smell - hair, clothing, breath.   (Because  kissing a smoker is not sexy). I would change the thought to how good healthy food (for instance fruit) would smell or taste.  One trick is to take something nasty from cigarettes (like filters or butts or a dirty ashtray) and put water in it to make it even grosser, and put it next to a fresh-air window as a reminder of how I don't want to smell. 

I had a few smoking dreams over the years that were so realistic I wasn't sure I hadn't smoked! 

It's been a great decision to stay stopped. I was in my twenties and could barely breathe from being a heavy smoker and thought, oh this isn't right.  Back then everyone smoked so I just went with the herd. Quit and never regretted it a single day.


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 09 May 2019 at 7:18am
2 smokers here. I switched to making our own cigarettes to save money.

I finally found the other 'Slow Turkey' commercial!




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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 11 May 2019 at 5:30pm
Anybody ever do the turkey neck gag at the family get together?  Embarrassed  Before my parents died, we were a crazy bunch of adult children! I had 2 brothers and 2 sisters.


Ever wonder where the wish bone was?

The wishbone is the forked chest bone found in any bird. Its odd shape is formed from the fusion of the bird's two clavicles, commonly known as collarbones, at the base of its sternum. It's situated between the bird's neck and chest.


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Posted By: atikovi
Date Posted: 11 May 2019 at 6:50pm
Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

we were a crazy bunch of adult children! I had 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

It all makes sense now...


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 11 May 2019 at 7:03pm
Originally posted by atikovi atikovi wrote:

Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

we were a crazy bunch of adult children! I had 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

It all makes sense now...
Hey!  I resemble that remark!


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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 4:21pm


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 7:55pm
Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

 

Ever wonder where the wish bone was?


RKellyWolf sez, "No...but having said that, want to know where MY 'wish bone' is?"




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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 24 Jul 2019 at 3:32pm
Number 4 in the 'slow turkey' series!




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Posted By: Dr. Dan
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2019 at 11:45pm
Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Number 4 in the 'slow turkey' series!



I actually like the turkey video. The CGI is quite realistic, anthropomorphic bird notwithstanding. Cool imitation classic Ford Bronco.

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Posted By: catt_al
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2019 at 7:59pm
"I've got a great idea, Chantix lets you quit at your own pace" "Well, there's no hook in that, how are people going to get excited about quitting smoking without a hook?"


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2019 at 8:36pm
Originally posted by catt_al catt_al wrote:

"I've got a great idea, Chantix lets you quit at your own pace" "Well, there's no hook in that, how are people going to get excited about quitting smoking without a hook?"

Confused Do you now or have you ever smoked for any length of time? 


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2019 at 9:13pm
Totally based on my own experience (after 43 years smoking 1+ packs/day, I simply quit one day---no nicotine fits or anything), I sometimes think people have bought too heavily into the "quit smoking" industry.  I think many people just assume they're going to need the help of some product like Chantix or Juul or Nicorette or hypnotism or whatever, without even trying to just stop on their own.
 
 


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2019 at 9:36pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Totally based on my own experience (after 43 years smoking 1+ packs/day, I simply quit one day---no nicotine fits or anything), I sometimes think people have bought too heavily into the "quit smoking" industry.  I think many people just assume they're going to need the help of some product like Chantix or Juul or Nicorette or hypnotism or whatever, without even trying to just stop on their own.
 
 
When it comes to tobacco...even though my Father also quit 'cold turkey' one day, I cannot agree with you. There were times I would literally pick out a short from a public ashtray. The urge or desire was always worse when combined with other addictive substances or behavioral habits, too.

Now, when it comes to coffee or caffeinated products, I would agree with you as I quit one day and never looked back...literally forgot to, for quite some time (I will grab free quality coffee anytime, but that is very rare). I really never got a 'caffine buzz', even though I used to drink pots a day with no ill effect or sleeplessness. I just plain forgot coffee. In fact, when I quit, I do not recall it even being a conscious decision - I think the pot was empty or something and I was too lazy to do anything about it and turned to whatever else was around to drink.


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2019 at 8:45am
I say people should at least try to quit on their own.  One never knows.  I certainly surprised myself.  I think many people just buy into the notion that it's going to be really difficult, and they're convinced they're going to need Chantix or whatever.  It's not necessarily so.
 
 


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2019 at 1:05pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I say people should at least try to quit on their own.  One never knows.  I certainly surprised myself.  I think many people just buy into the notion that it's going to be really difficult, and they're convinced they're going to need Chantix or whatever.  It's not necessarily so.
 
 
CryYou're always right...my, how you've changed.
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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2019 at 7:52pm
Where did I say I was right?  I said right from the start that I was basing this solely on my own experience, and that it's at least worth a try.
 
 


Posted By: Admiral Berg
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2019 at 8:17pm
You guys are still doing this huh?


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2019 at 9:17am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Where did I say I was right?  I said right from the start that I was basing this solely on my own experience, and that it's at least worth a try.
 
 
Actually, I agree with you...but it, as even with anything else, will fail if the individual does not really wish to quit. Being I could see it in myself for so long, it still remains easy to spot a 'style quitter', or someone who has had the fear of God instilled by a doctor visit, but ultimately will not quit.

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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2019 at 6:38pm
Originally posted by Admiral Berg Admiral Berg wrote:

You guys are still doing this huh?

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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2019 at 8:43am
Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Where did I say I was right?  I said right from the start that I was basing this solely on my own experience, and that it's at least worth a try.
 
 
Actually, I agree with you...but it, as even with anything else, will fail if the individual does not really wish to quit. Being I could see it in myself for so long, it still remains easy to spot a 'style quitter', or someone who has had the fear of God instilled by a doctor visit, but ultimately will not quit.
 
Yeah, I was pretty much just sick of the whole thing.  And I'd been sick of it for a long time.  So when I did finally quit, I was totally ready.
 
 


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2019 at 4:24pm
Originally posted by Admiral Berg Admiral Berg wrote:

You guys are still doing this huh?


Did you get promoted from Captain straight to Admiral, or did you have to rise through the ranks like everyone else?


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2019 at 4:38pm
Originally posted by caroln242 caroln242 wrote:

Nah, I didn't have any luck with Chantix because I couldn't take it anymore after the rash thing.  Then I tried the patch, which worked pretty good.  I was able to go to an e-cig after that.  Not a great solution but at least I'm off cigarettes.  But I agree with you Pa, life just isn't as much fun anymore.  I used to sit around with hubby by the pool and have a few beers and relax with some cigarettes and now I just sit in the house watching horrible commercials on TV.  He still smokes so it's hard to be around his cigarette smoke.  (We don't smoke in the house.)  Sorry...kind of a downer post, I know.  Ermm

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I quit last February.  Never even tried before (and I smoked 1+ packs/day for 43 years!), but I had no problems---no withdrawal, no nicotine fits, no strong urges, nothing.  I think what I had done was convince myself I no longer liked to smoke, so by the time I did quit, I was completely ready, completely "done" with smoking.

Once in awhile, I wonder what it'd be like to have a smoke "for old time's sake", but I do worry that that might be the catalyst that sends me back to the tobaccy habit.  I just don't wanna tempt fate, so I don't.

Originally posted by Sunny Sunny wrote:

Congratulations Thor! 
Regarding tempting fate, yeah that's one of the biggest hurdles.   It's like a pizza commercial. You're sitting around, not thinking about pizza, until there it is gooey cheese and all, in HD, and suddenly you find yourself grabbing the phone and ordering a pizza.

So with cigarettes, what worked for me is not to entertain the thought.  Break the mental habit. I would go take a walk and breathe the fresh air - that helped.   Put a little incense out in the air.   Remember how nasty cigarettes smell - hair, clothing, breath.   (Because  kissing a smoker is not sexy). I would change the thought to how good healthy food (for instance fruit) would smell or taste.  One trick is to take something nasty from cigarettes (like filters or butts or a dirty ashtray) and put water in it to make it even grosser, and put it next to a fresh-air window as a reminder of how I don't want to smell. 

I had a few smoking dreams over the years that were so realistic I wasn't sure I hadn't smoked! 

It's been a great decision to stay stopped. I was in my twenties and could barely breathe from being a heavy smoker and thought, oh this isn't right.  Back then everyone smoked so I just went with the herd. Quit and never regretted it a single day.


I "quit" over the course of a couple of decades, but then I wasn't trying to quit, just cut down, which I did with pretty good success.

Part of my motivation was health and the other part was trying not to waste cigarettes and money. I had read that the average smoker wastes over half of every pack of cigarettes they smoke, by either just smoking out of pure habit rather than for enjoyment, or by letting many of the ones they smoke, just burn up in an ashtray.

I'd see my buddies doing things like working under the hood of a car or mowing the lawn with a cigarette hanging out of their mouths just to have one. I figured if I was going to smoke, I'd only smoke when and where I'd actually enjoy it. That meant only having one if I was sitting down and relaxing somewhere and only if I had one of my favorite beverages to go along with it.

Coke & a smoke. Coffee & a smoke. Etc, etc.

For about a decade or so, I smoked between 3 and 5 cigarettes a day, then it went down to one or two, then for a few years it was one every couple of months or so. About a pack a year.

Finally I just lost interest altogether.



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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2019 at 9:01am
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:



Part of my motivation was health and the other part was trying not to waste cigarettes and money. I had read that the average smoker wastes over half of every pack of cigarettes they smoke, by either just smoking out of pure habit rather than for enjoyment, or by letting many of the ones they smoke, just burn up in an ashtray.



 
Yeah, that was part of my motivation, too.  I'd begun asking myself (as I was smoking) if I was really enjoying that smoke.  I knew I wasn't, and that it was all becoming just a waste of money.  I got tired of that realization and figured the logical next step was to finally quit.
 
 


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2019 at 5:31pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:



Part of my motivation was health and the other part was trying not to waste cigarettes and money. I had read that the average smoker wastes over half of every pack of cigarettes they smoke, by either just smoking out of pure habit rather than for enjoyment, or by letting many of the ones they smoke, just burn up in an ashtray.



 
Yeah, that was part of my motivation, too.  I'd begun asking myself (as I was smoking) if I was really enjoying that smoke.  I knew I wasn't, and that it was all becoming just a waste of money.  I got tired of that realization and figured the logical next step was to finally quit.
 
 

And that goes hand in hand with asking yourself if you really are craving a cig in the first place...which just answering that question makes it easy to walk away. 
One other thing: If anyone smokes and plans to donate plasma within a few hours after, a cigarette will increase your blood pressure and raise the possibility you cannot donate...which will lead to a 2-week ban (usually a loss of $150 tax-free dollars).


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Posted By: sgtrock21
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2019 at 5:37pm
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by Admiral Berg Admiral Berg wrote:

You guys are still doing this huh?


Did you get promoted from Captain straight to Admiral, or did you have to rise through the ranks like everyone else?
The next promotion for a US Navy Captain (O-6) is Rear Admiral (O-7).Wink

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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2019 at 5:44pm
Originally posted by sgtrock21 sgtrock21 wrote:

Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by Admiral Berg Admiral Berg wrote:

You guys are still doing this huh?


Did you get promoted from Captain straight to Admiral, or did you have to rise through the ranks like everyone else?
The next promotion for a US Navy Captain (O-6) is Rear Admiral (O-7).Wink


LOL


It appears that PaW and Jimbo know something about this so called new member.  Feel free to fill me in.


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2019 at 5:50pm
Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Originally posted by sgtrock21 sgtrock21 wrote:

Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by Admiral Berg Admiral Berg wrote:

You guys are still doing this huh?


Did you get promoted from Captain straight to Admiral, or did you have to rise through the ranks like everyone else?
The next promotion for a US Navy Captain (O-6) is Rear Admiral (O-7).Wink


LOL


It appears that PaW and Jimbo know something about this so called new member.  Feel free to fill me in.
This old-timer is a genuine 'Starship Trooper' from the 'Enterprise', and if that doesn't quite conflict...


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Posted By: unwanted1
Date Posted: 02 Aug 2019 at 8:09am
In the early 1970's, I was a respiratory therapist in a major hospital on 3rd shift. We had a prominent patient  in ICU for his emphysema and he was on a ventilator 24 hrs. a day. He would write notes to us and nursing asking to be taken off of oxygen so he could smoke.  He eventually died in his 50's. I have wondered since what kind of hold smoking had on people. I finally realized that people are just too weak or too weak willed to stop and also why they ever started at all. I have never started at 71 yrs. old. I could never stand the smell. When I was younger, my family lived in a 3 bdrm house and I always slept with my door shut. I could always tell when my mother was up because I could smell her smoke from under the door. She finally died years later from lung cancer, but, about 6 months earlier, I asked her why she didn't quit. Her answer was "why should I when I have smoked for over 20 yrs.   


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2019 at 5:18pm
Originally posted by Dr. Dan Dr. Dan wrote:

Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Number 4 in the 'slow turkey' series!



I actually like the turkey video. The CGI is quite realistic, anthropomorphic bird notwithstanding. Cool imitation classic Ford Bronco.
They are playing this commercial too much!  Did anybody else notice the big, stupid bird turned on the alarm for the old Bronco at .52 seconds?  Uuuuh,  the top is off!




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Posted By: Ad Hock
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2019 at 4:00pm
Originally posted by Dejoh Dejoh wrote:

I think the "Slow Turkey" commercial is actually pretty good.  Lots of artistic talent went into the production.  Other than the usual gibberish of see your doctor if you have mental illness. Its relaxful.


I've gotta agree. As a graphic artist, I'm impressed by the little things like the reflections in the side of the Bronco, teh attention to shadows, etc. Actually, I spent so much time admiring the animation that it was a while before I realized what they are selling!



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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2019 at 10:30pm
[QUOTE=aka ron]...Did anybody else notice the big, stupid bird turned on the alarm for the old Bronco at .52 seconds?  Uuuuh,  the top is off![/tube]

LOLI take it some may be familiar with 'remote engine stop boxes'?


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