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Old 05-24-2009, 03:46 PM   #1
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Is there any smoker left?

Iīm not a smoking advocate-I know perfectly well that itīs an unhealthy and dirty habit. And I saw to it that my son wouldnīt take up that habit. But I do smoke. Tried once to quit. Lasted the 2 most sad months of my life. Are there among you any smoker I could relate to?
Non smokers or ex-smokers please donīt stone me to death...!
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:57 PM   #2
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hmmm...smokers getting stoned? What exactly are we talking about here?
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hmmm...smokers getting stoned? What exactly are we talking about here?
Wacky backy...or just backy.

I no longer smoke the backy. I miss it.
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Non smokers or ex-smokers please donīt stone me to death...!
My taxes and my health insurance premiums don't go to Spain, so I have no reason to care....
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I can relate, closet smoker here and I do enjoy the habit even though
I know someday it may kill me.
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Just back from visiting my aunt at the nursing home. Amazing how many patients were sitting outside smoking in their wheelchairs.
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I can relate, closet smoker here and I do enjoy the habit even though I know someday it may kill me.
Yep. It killed two of my co-workers in their late 40's, my closest friend at age 60 and my brother at age 76. Lung cancer isn't he way I'd prefer to go...
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I come from a family of smokers and the interesting thing is that I and my brother don't smoke but both my sisters smoke even though their husbands don't smoke. I believe absolutely that nicotine is addictive and that the cigarette is simply a delivery device for nicotine, but you have to be receptive to it as both my brother and I used to smoke when we were kids but gave it up no problem. (had better things to do with our money).
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My God, such compassion!
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Hej, don't deny it, you pass a little of your payola to me to help keep this board safe for democracy.

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My God, such compassion!
It's obviously a joke. Then again, anything I write is a magnet for your criticism, so I guess I should have expected it from you.

Did I wrong you in a previous life?
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It's obviously a joke. Then again, anything I write is a magnet for your criticism, so I guess I should have expected it from you.

Did I wrong you in a previous life?
I guess that could be a possibility. Were you ever an inquisitor?

I guess my problem is that "jokes" that make me wince just tend to draw a response. To me, smoking means cancer, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, coronary artery disease, heart failure and other unfunny things that cause suffering. Vicente's first wife, also a smoker, died from cancer. He didn't say if it was a type associated with smoking.

I will take down my offending post if you so desire.

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"The 2 most sad months of my life...?" Really?

My SIL, one of the most special people ever, just had emergency surgery last week for a brain tumor related to lung cancer--she hadn't smoked for 30+ years, but all reports relate her illness to smoking. Our family is absolutely devastated at the thought of life without her.
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Smoked, drank, ate New Orleans food and partied til I puked at more than a few Mardi grais in thirty years.

Now I don't do(anymore) Copanhagen, Red Man, Apple Sun Cured or go with girls that do. And never could get the distance spitting some of my friends did.

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Just back from visiting my aunt at the nursing home. Amazing how many patients were sitting outside smoking in their wheelchairs.
It was the same with my mother - when we used to visit her in hospital it was amazing to see other cancer patients outside in winter freezing their b*tts and smoking their heads off. (she had surgery in November, '94 and died the following December).
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Another nicotine addict here,one of the biggest regrets of my life was getting hooked on nicotine,on my frequent attempts to rid myself of the addiction the battle usually lasts a couple of weeks to a month before i cave in and start smoking again,most recent attempt lasted about 5 weeks this past March and April.Cigarillos are my delivery vehicle for the nicotine usually 5 to 10 per day,haven't smoked a cigarette in 10 years.
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:49 AM   #19
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All of us know people who after a terrible effor quit, stayed quitted for more than 10 years and then relapsed to the same number of cigs as before. Not to mention people that got cancer after many years as a non smoker. Itīs a mean addiction but I donīt think Iīll be able to get rid of it.
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After smoking for about 13 years, I quit on August 22, 1977. I had tried many methods with no success, but what finally worked for me was to just go "cold turkey" and suffer.

Quitting smoking was a hideous experience, and I never want to go through that again. So, I have not felt tempted to start smoking again.

Besides, who can afford to smoke in 2009? Not me. It has become very expensive during the 32 years since I quit.
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