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Posted: 5/14/2002 12:04:27 PM EST
I'm smoking Luckies since...I dunno, forever, but I still think this is funny :) [img]http://home.arcor.de/animgifs/gifs/bilder/smoking8.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 1:19:37 AM EST
I used to smoke Lucky Strikes, but I had to go back to Cowboy Killers because the tar was just killing me in the morning.
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 1:30:56 AM EST
I'm on Camel light menthols right now. Keep saying I'm gonna quit. Only been smoking like 6 months though, so I'm sure I can kick it. At least, maybe when I stop working nights...
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 2:00:19 AM EST
I've always wondered why groups of freedom loving individuals like gun owners seem to have large populations of smokers. I always thought being free meant in all areas, including not being a slave to the tobacco man. I've seen crack addicts with less determination to get a fix than a smoker who hasn't had their cancer stick. Here's hoping you folks break out of your bondage. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 3:36:28 AM EST
[b]I hate tobacco![/b] It killed both of my parents. Eric The(AndMyUncleAndAunt)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 3:38:02 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 3:43:50 AM EST
Just remember, it's not "if" they kill...it's "when". Darn, I sound like a party-pooper.
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 3:51:57 AM EST
Marb Lights for me My parents taught me to never be a quitter! I do need to quit though..
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 3:55:09 AM EST
Oh well, at least I'm down from 2 1/2 packs a day to 1 pack in 2 1/2 days :)
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 3:57:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/15/2002 3:58:45 AM EST by Bob243]
As of Friday morning(10-May-2002), I decided to quit, Friday wasn't bad, Sat was hell, its been uphill since.... So far so good [8D] More money for guns[bounce] [heavy]
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 4:01:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: I smoke. But i quit every night before I go to bed.
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Yep
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 4:12:19 AM EST
I smoke, Camel Cigarettes and Coffee are my Basic Staple. I have smoked Luckies, Camel Filterless, Chesterfields. The Chesterfields made my chest hurt. For whatever reason, I have never gotten above one pack a day. I really need to quit badly. I can see myself quiting in the near term. Because I would like to start getting in better shape as I enter younger-middle age. Ben
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 4:21:18 AM EST
I smoke a pack of Djarum Black clove cigs a day. I used to be a tenor. Now I am a baritone. I started with Marlboro Menthols. Cloves are about 5x stonger than a Camel Wide. After 2-3 drags, there's more tar on the paper than after smoking nearly all of any American brand. I hate cigarettes. I wish I had never started. But I enjoy the effects of smoking. The hardest one for me to give up would be the first couple in the morning to get my ass moving. I never really smoke right after a meal. It's usually about an hour afterwards that I want one. Drive time wouldn't be the same without them. There would be more road rage if everyone quit smoking. Of course, a Maker's and Coke wouldn't be the same w/o a stogie.
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 4:43:21 AM EST
I AM THE GOD, NICOTINE! BOW BEFORE ME SLAVE! If it's any harder than quitting chewing tobacco,good luck! Nicotine is a powerfuly addictive drug. I have been off of chewing tobacco for many years and I still crave it.
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 6:04:14 AM EST
Younger guys, you may feel like quitting is something you can deal with later, but every smoker is affected seriously, whether it's apparent to you now or not. A friend of mine in his late 20's had to take a physical for a new job that included measuring his lung function. He was down to 4 cigarattes a day then, and he measured 25% of normal. Some people have an easier time quitting than they expect. For others it's hard. Even if you don't make it the first time, keep trying. Every time you try and cave in, you actually are getting a little closer. That 'failure' is really not, and can make you more determined to try again. For me, what worked was going to 'medium','light', then 'extra light'. Good luck, and save those lungs.
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 6:16:19 AM EST
I recently quit smoking after burning my lungs for my short stint in the military. It's been all uphill, but I'm a few days from 10 months clean. Food sure does taste better, and my lung capacity is up (I run a lot). No more morning hacks or tasting like an ashtray. I'm still not sure what to do on smoke breaks nowadays, but I find that drinking a coke or gum helps. If you really want to quit smoking, I'd suggest Zyban and a support group (but these work only if you WANT to quit), since that's the route I took. It still wasn't easy, but it sure did help. Good luck in whatever you do.
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 6:50:27 AM EST
A buddy of mine is a real nic addict and smokes like a chimney. I give him a lot of shyte about it but it doesn't seem to help. Then about three weeks ago he collapsed. A stroke. THE FREAKIN' GUY IS NOT EVEN FORTY YEARS OLD. I just can't believe someone picks up their first butt and says, "yeah, this is good, this is going to improve my life." Sorry for the nagging all you smokers. QUIT SMOKING DAMMIT!
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 7:03:26 AM EST
I am an ex smoker. I was a serious addict and evertime I tried to quit....I raged. I was a worst case scenario. But I made it. I have been clean now for about 3 years. Life is so much easier with out the sticks man. Find a way...! You wont be sorry!
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 7:38:58 AM EST
I quit smoking 15-18 times a day... Had three serious attempts, which lasted up to three months.
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 8:06:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By kuo34: I'm still not sure what to do on smoke breaks nowadays,
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That, and as soon as I get home from anywhere ar my two hardest times.
but I find that drinking a coke or gum helps.
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I go through a PlenTpak of Jucie Fruit a day [whacko] I also don't drink as much coffee and drink allot more coke.. that helped considerably, but I'll let you know if I still have any teeth left in ten years [BD] Some off things I found though... the things I figured would be my hardest times are my easiest... I have very little problem driving, I went out to the bar on sat, I though I would have a heck of a time, it was cake. I was quite suprised at that [:)]
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 8:10:20 AM EST
I don't smoke, but figure - 1 pack per day, 365 days a year, here in sunny anti-gun Calif. its close to $5/pack. Do the math, thats ~$1,825 per year. You can buy quite a bit of 223 or 308, not to mention a pre-ban AR, DSA STG58 etc.
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 8:21:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By Santyth: I'm on Camel light menthols right now. Keep saying I'm gonna quit. Only been smoking like 6 months though, so I'm sure I can kick it. At least, maybe when I stop working nights...
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quit now, while it's still easy.
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 8:21:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By Bob243: As of Friday morning(10-May-2002), I decided to quit, Friday wasn't bad, Sat was hell, its been uphill since.... So far so good [8D] More money for guns[bounce] [heavy]
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and ammo. hang in there!
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