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Posted: 12/31/2001 2:10:57 PM EDT
My New Years Resolution. Hope I can quit completely this time. No more tobacco tax money from me. Are you allowed to grow your own tobacco? My puter broke about 15 days ago and I just got it fixed. Had a nerd come over and push a couple of the right buttons and got me back on line. [and I bet you didn't even miss me]. So, I've missed alot of whats been going on. We lose one and gain one. My condolences to BrianCavs family. May you all have a happy and prosperous new year. My daughters are with me these holidays and I may not see them again till spring. Hope you've enjoyed the holidays with your family. Best Wishes To You All rainman
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 2:13:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 2:19:17 PM EDT
rainman, i quit 4 years ago this January 4th. cold turkey. even though i hadn't been smoking long, i was up to a pack and some change a day. you know you're a full-fledged smoker when you have a cigarette before your 8am class. anyhow, it can be done. i wish you the best of luck and support (beams support through cyberspace). here's to better tasting food and walking up stairs without wheezing! [:D]
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 2:25:09 PM EDT
Officially quit about 2 weeks ago, and fell off the wagon about 4 days ago for a couple of smokes. [:(] Dammit - I'm down to my last nerve - and if you havent started - DONT. I truely believe that I'm ready however, just keep thinking of the money saved alone - ala new AR upper in 2 months, reloading tumbler in 1 month etc, etc.... Box full of toothpicks and a prayer should do me!
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 2:38:00 PM EDT
It'll be 4 years this coming April 11, for me. I quit cold turkey after a 30 year, 3+ pack a day habit. It can be done. Admittedly, if cigarette prices were still the $3 a carton that I paid when I first started smoking in 1968, it might be another story. As for growing your own tobacco, why would there be any laws prohibiting it? My brother just bought a cigarette making machine, (not a rolling machine) that uses *blanks*. I haven't seen them, but he tells me the blanks are a filter with a tube of paper attached. From what he says, you put the blank in this machine, add bulk tobacco, and [b]presto[/b], a cigarette. He expects to be able to "roll" a cartons worth a cigarettes (200), for about $8.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 3:27:42 PM EDT
I roll my own and it is so much cheaper. Order your stuff from the net and you don't have to pay any taxes. I'm smoking off the same 1 lbs bag of tobacco for 2 months and half of its still left. Of course, I smoke filterless as they taste better and only smoke between 2-4 a day. [):)] NSF
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 3:30:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2001 3:31:32 PM EDT by Nasty_1]
Originally Posted By Big_Bear: K-mart sucks
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[beer][beer][beer]
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 3:56:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2001 3:56:55 PM EDT by AR15fan]
Something for the single male smokers to keep in mind. Of the limited number of available females in the dating pool, roughly 50% of them will not date a smoker. If you want to go though life lonely, sickly and smelling bad, keep smoking.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 4:00:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan: Something for the single male smokers to keep in mind. Of the limited number of available females in the dating pool, roughly 50% of them will not date a smoker. If you want to go though life lonely, sickly and smelling bad, keep smoking.
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So, the other 50% will date married smokers!!! All-righty, then! I'm with rainman on the no more taxes from me bandwagon... Smoking sucks, but taxes suck even more.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 4:31:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ARlady: rainman, i quit 4 years ago this January 4th. cold turkey. even though i hadn't been smoking long, i was up to a pack and some change a day. you know you're a full-fledged smoker when you have a cigarette before your 8am class. anyhow, it can be done. i wish you the best of luck and support (beams support through cyberspace). here's to better tasting food and walking up stairs without wheezing! [:D]
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8AM?? Shit, when I was on active duty, at 0430 in the morning before PT, we'd have a smoke, run 3-7 miles, get back, immediately bust out a pack and light up again! [smoke]
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 6:37:20 PM EDT
Wow, I see you've got daughters, and yet you still smoke? Better to have them see you quit this way rather than the other: Standing by your hospital bed everyday for a couple of years watching your chest fill up with recurrent small cell to the point they'll swear that your eyeballs are going to pop out, and then if you're lucky they get to watch you struggle to gag out your final breaths on earth. Good luck with your new year's resolution!
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 6:49:52 PM EDT
Good luck from me, here in high-tax MI. $4.50 a pack, with all the taxes. I quit on July 1, 1990 at 2:00 am after my (late) mother-in-law told me she had lung cancer... she died on Thanksgiving day and her 50th birthday. I had been smoking since 1979. Then I slipped and started smoking again during all of 1999. Quit at 11:59:45 on 12/31/99 because my son begged me to quit again. God willing, I will not smoke again, but the urge is still there sometimes... best wishes....
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 6:57:11 PM EDT
I smoke. I enjoy smoking. I will continue to smoke. I care not what "anyone" thinks. [smoke]
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 6:59:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Big_Bear: kmart sucks
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Hahahaha! .
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 7:33:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dolomite: Wow, I see you've got daughters, and yet you still smoke? Better to have them see you quit this way rather than the other: Standing by your hospital bed everyday for a couple of years watching your chest fill up with recurrent small cell to the point they'll swear that your eyeballs are going to pop out, and then if you're lucky they get to watch you struggle to gag out your final breaths on earth. Good luck with your new year's resolution!
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Dolomite, do you chew gum ?? I detest seeing people chewing gum. Eye pollution, ear pollution and I'm certain gum transmits Aids when stuck under tables. Now about Cokes, Pepsi, Cola's in general. They're great for cleaning battery acid off the cables, great for cutting road scum from the windshield. Did you know that pouring a Coke over a couple of ounces of steak will cause the steak to disappear in a couple of days ? Bet you eat margarine and not butter. Course polyunsaturated fats are used to induce obesity in lab mice. How about that gas you breathe called "air"? The chemical make-up guarantess a break-down in the bodies cells guaranteeing death I have daughter and I smoke. [smoke] (Wow ! It is New Years eve so I'm not going to refer to you as a sanct........)
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 8:26:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Huero: $4.50 a pack, with all the taxes.
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Wow! That is more expensive than 5.56mm ammo! 20 smokes $4.50 20 M193 $3.39 No contest.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 8:43:59 PM EDT
Big_Bear: kmart sucks
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So does Sarah Brady (But not on cigarettes anymore).
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 8:47:34 PM EDT
Kmart the home of the blue light special.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 8:53:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 5subslr5:
Originally Posted By Dolomite: Wow, I see you've got daughters, and yet you still smoke? Better to have them see you quit this way rather than the other: Standing by your hospital bed everyday for a couple of years watching your chest fill up with recurrent small cell to the point they'll swear that your eyeballs are going to pop out, and then if you're lucky they get to watch you struggle to gag out your final breaths on earth. Good luck with your new year's resolution!
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Dolomite, do you chew gum ?? I detest seeing people chewing gum. Eye pollution, ear pollution and I'm certain gum transmits Aids when stuck under tables. Now about Cokes, Pepsi, Cola's in general. They're great for cleaning battery acid off the cables, great for cutting road scum from the windshield. Did you know that pouring a Coke over a couple of ounces of steak will cause the steak to disappear in a couple of days ? Bet you eat margarine and not butter. Course polyunsaturated fats are used to induce obesity in lab mice. How about that gas you breathe called "air"? The chemical make-up guarantess a break-down in the bodies cells guaranteeing death I have daughter and I smoke. [smoke] (Wow ! It is New Years eve so I'm not going to refer to you as a sanct........)
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Exactly how can HIV/AIDS be contracted from gum?HIV is'nt spread by saliva,unless there is blood or semen in it.If saliva was a vector for HIV it would'nt be active for long.Depending on the amount of bodily fluid,and the titter of the fluid(amount of virus in said substance),HIV should be dead or weakened to the point of no threat in about a hour at room temperature.This is unless the got a needle stuck in the gum,then depending on the amount of blood,titter of blood ,bore of the needle,and type of needle(i.e. a needle that drew blood is a bigger threat than one just used to inject)HIV can remain transfer- able for aprox. 45 days. [shock]
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 9:10:19 PM EDT
Did I touch a soft-spot there 5subslr5?[xx(] Happy New Year.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 9:10:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sigman:
Originally Posted By 5subslr5:
Originally Posted By Dolomite: Wow, I see you've got daughters, and yet you still smoke? Better to have them see you quit this way rather than the other: Standing by your hospital bed everyday for a couple of years watching your chest fill up with recurrent small cell to the point they'll swear that your eyeballs are going to pop out, and then if you're lucky they get to watch you struggle to gag out your final breaths on earth. Good luck with your new year's resolution!
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Dolomite, do you chew gum ?? I detest seeing people chewing gum. Eye pollution, ear pollution and I'm certain gum transmits Aids when stuck under tables. Now about Cokes, Pepsi, Cola's in general. They're great for cleaning battery acid off the cables, great for cutting road scum from the windshield. Did you know that pouring a Coke over a couple of ounces of steak will cause the steak to disappear in a couple of days ? Bet you eat margarine and not butter. Course polyunsaturated fats are used to induce obesity in lab mice. How about that gas you breathe called "air"? The chemical make-up guarantess a break-down in the bodies cells guaranteeing death I have daughter and I smoke. [smoke] (Wow ! It is New Years eve so I'm not going to refer to you as a sanct........)
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Exactly how can HIV/AIDS be contracted from gum?HIV is'nt spread by saliva,unless there is blood or semen in it.If saliva was a vector for HIV it would'nt be active for long.Depending on the amount of bodily fluid,and the titter of the fluid(amount of virus in said substance),HIV should be dead or weakened to the point of no threat in about a hour at room temperature.This is unless the got a needle stuck in the gum,then depending on the amount of blood,titter of blood ,bore of the needle,and type of needle(i.e. a needle that drew blood is a bigger threat than one just used to inject)HIV can remain transfer- able for aprox. 45 days. [shock]
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Thanks very much and a "Happy New Year" to you too. (Maybe tomorrow we can discuss that "titter" of...)I'm still worried about the eye and ear pollution aspects of gum chomping. [smoke]
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 9:22:20 PM EDT
If you think about it, quitting cigs can be a blessing in diguise. At $3/pkg, 365 days a years, you're looking at some serious buck for your loud and noisy toys.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 9:25:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2001 9:31:58 PM EDT by sigman]
Good luck on giving up smoking!!!!! Save up the money and get some new toys.Best yet got down to Walmart at the end of the day and buy them out of .223 ammo(yep,all three boxes) Their look is priceless,"Uh,Sir you want all 3 boxes?" Happy new year 5subslr5! P.S. just some friendly advise,worth what it cost you,but I would be more worried about hepatitis than HIV. [:D]
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 9:33:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sigman: Good luck on giving up smoking!!!!! Happy new year 5subslr5! P.S. just some friendly advise,worth what it cost you,but I would be more worried about hepatitis than HIV.
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Truth be told I'm not worried about any of the crap. I don't personally give a shit about most of what people do. I am tired of hearing both the anti-gun and the anti-smoking crap. For sometime now I've been almost certain that some day I'll die from something ! Happy New Year !! [beer] [smoke]
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 10:34:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sigman: Best yet got down to Walmart at the end of the day and buy them out of .223 ammo(yep,all three boxes) Their look is priceless,"Uh,Sir you want all 3 boxes?"
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It's even better when you tell them you need some of their .223 ammo, and when they ask "How much do you want?", reply (with a very serious tone of voice) "All of it."
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 11:41:25 PM EDT
Hey man just do it. Nothing worthwhile ever comes very easily. It is d=ifficult but perseverance apayrs off.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 11:56:25 PM EDT
I took my last pinch of my beloved Copenhagen Long Cut this mornin at 1 am. Also I drank my last Mt. Dew at 5 pm yesterday. Its good to see im not the only one tryin to kick the tobacco habit. I figure if I can go through this yer without cope I will save roughly $1600. I'm not sure how much I spend on cokes each year, but at the rate i consume them its a little bit more than the cope.(roughly 6 44oz cokes a day) At the end of this new year I should be able to buy a busy with a lupy, a new T upper with lupy glass, and i should have enough left over to finish my custom savage project. This on top of all my normal 2 or 3 gun buys a year! To me that is one hell of an incentive to quit! Good luck yall. Let the cravins and shakes begin!
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 4:31:14 AM EDT
Good luck, Texas. I need to quit myself. If I'm awake - I have a dip in my mouth. Bad for my mouth - bad for my wallet. Addictive as hell. Again - good luck. Tate
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 5:37:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Texas: (roughly 6 44oz cokes a day)
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GEEZ-US MAN!
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 7:03:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jvic:
Originally Posted By Texas: (roughly 6 44oz cokes a day)
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GEEZ-US MAN!
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No shit! Be ready for the nicotine AND caffeine withdrawals. Might want to go cold turkey on the tobacco, but I'll just about guarantee that you'll have some nasty headaches around the caffeine. Consider stepping down the amount over several weeks- say, cutting back by 20% per week for five weeks. Remember that relapse is inevitable, but you'll make it if you're really committed. Good luck, and Happy New Year!!
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 7:37:09 AM EDT
Think maybe I'll just burn bud and chew jerkey. Not many bitching about those two items. [smoke]
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