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Old 06-14-2009, 11:53 PM   #21
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Definitely less now than 20 years ago. Smoking is so stupid but pay them taxes be my guest. I quit so knock yourselves out!
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:16 AM   #22
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I quit smoking the same day I got my long hair cut off, in October 2006. Like brian said about one of his guys, I thought about cigarettes EVERY DAY. So my wife started smoking again this year and I started back up too It sucks.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:24 AM   #23
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I am a filthy smoker...
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:46 AM   #24
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I have smoked at times and made it a bit of a habit but currently have it kicked as a habit or even occasional use. I have never felt 'addicted' to them but like I said I just made it a mental habit. I consider them personally disgusting. Nothing against the people that regularly smoke. Just how I view them for me. It helps me stay away.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:53 AM   #25
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the no meat thing would get me, my daughter told me i eat like a caveman nothing like a big chunck of dead cow
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:58 AM   #26
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I've been smoking since I was 15.

I quit for two years cold turkey but thought about it every single day at all the smoking times especially.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:19 AM   #27
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no drugs...fine. no smokes...fine...no beer....uh what?......no meat...fine by me....
no COFFEE???? you are a mad man.

Coffee was the one thing I refused to quit even when told by the doctor after a heart attack. I continued to drink coffee and Coke, and had bad afib. Doctor told me the caffeine interacted with the meds, quit caffeine in September 2008 and have not had one case of afib since.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:23 AM   #28
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I am a filthy smoker...

Some smokers are dirty leaving their evidence everywhere others are a bit more discrete.

I was in line at 7-11 and the guy behind me was complaining about smokers holding the line up as the store clerk could not locate the Marlboro's 100's light methanol's, next guy could not decide on a lottery ticket and the guy really went off.

I told him that cigarettes and lottery was the governments way to insure the poor paid their fair share of taxes, he calmed down.

What happens if all the smokers quit what will the government do to make up the lose revenue?
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:05 AM   #29
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Marlboro's cost about 7.45 here in the DC area...
I've been smoking since i was like 15....i want to quit...but it's really hard man. I have heard about Chantix or whatever, but i don't want to take a pill for anything. I don't even take tylenol, or aspirin for a headache...
Anyway...Maybe if i get hooked up with a good family doctor i will get on the patch or something...i've heard smoking cessation is covered by my insurance at 100%...i don't know if it's true....we'll see.

Brian, did you ever smoke in your life?
I have been quit for three months now, and I smoked for 40 years, Chantix is the sh!t.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:17 AM   #30
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It makes me sad when I drive by all the farms that used to grow tobacco, but are now paid not to grow it. (makes me even sadder knowing that that money is coming out of taxes that could go to something useful)
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I was listening to talk radio the other day and they were saying the tobacco industry were thinking about reducing the amount of nicotine per cigarette with the premise that it'll help people quit. LOL! I thought, Genius! Now people will smoke twice as much and get twice the dose of the really harmful chemicals.

Father's Day being just around the corner I'm thinking that's a significant day for me to quit. I just turned 30 a few months ago and I want to be around at least another 30 for my daughters' sake.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:35 AM   #32
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The Lions club I belonged to had a two mile stretch of road that we would pick up litter twice a year. The most common items were cigarette buts, scratch off lottery tickets and Bush Light beer cans. Now if we could tax cheap swill beer.
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Oh what a crappy rotten disgusting habbit. It's been about 3 weeks for me now and NO MORE BUTTS hanging out of my mouth!! I'm 44 - It's been an on and off relationship for 25 years...


They are almost 6 bucks a pack where I live... For me, That is the "kicker" so to speak. It was one thing to be a stupid smoker killing parts of myself bit by bit with the inexpensive cigs. For some reason - It really bothered me that I was making certain entities/people filthy rich as I slowly die. No way.

They take take'em and pack'em where the sun dont shine...
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:30 AM   #34
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The Lions club I belonged to had a two mile stretch of road that we would pick up litter twice a year. The most common items were cigarette buts, scratch off lottery tickets and Bush Light beer cans. Now if we could tax cheap swill beer.
What is amazing is how GREAT the roads look after a clean up, and within 2 months they are all littered again.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:57 AM   #35
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brian, just curious; why did you put this in the " union " sub-forum ?
You know how often the arguments come up over smoke breaks?
Every job I've ever been on.. BTW In Ontario it is Illegal to smoke in a service truck.. (It's a work place)
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You know how often the arguments come up over smoke breaks?
Every job I've ever been on.. BTW In Ontario it is Illegal to smoke in a service truck.. (It's a work place)

I have been told that most construction sites have no smoking policies. Some customers make you leave the property to smoke. I lost a job because the two mechanics working T&M were seen out side smoking numerous times.

Christians and smokers are the only groups you can discriminate against.
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As a teen I was one of the smarter ones I suppose. Never smoked cigarettes. An occasional "High Plains Drifter" cheroot was as close as I ever came to **tobacco**.
My common refrain was: "Are you nuts? I work for my money and won't waste it on cigarettes!"

OTOH and it being the 70's... there was no shortage of the other material to be smoked. In my own defense I was never a "wake and bake" type (a term my son has taught me) always limiting the smoke to the end of the work day.

Anyway... at around age 30 through a lack of availability of my preferred type of weed and general maturity creeping in... I gave up the other stuff. It was a mistake.

I found that I really missed that after work and after dinner taste of a smoke and before too long I was smoking a pack of Lucky Strikes a day. I went from a pinch or two of smoke a day to 20 unfiltered cigarettes.

This went on for a number of years which found me rolling my own to save a buck (Drum tastes good btw) and also including a rather long period of having quit. Until I found myself up a California mountain on a PW job with nothing to do between shifts.

Well, on the first of May the State of Maryland instituted a new tax on tobacco. A can of Drum which used to cost me little (12-14) and last a good while (250 doobies) suddenly doubled in price. The best price I could find was $30 for a can that used to cost at most $14. I took this for an omen message.

Used the bit of Drum I had left to roll up about 8 or 10 and told myself this is it! After about 3 or 4 days of very little smoking (and almost nauseous dizziness from the days first after 14 hours without) the Drum was used up and I declared myself to have quit.

The associative stuff is hardest. Coffee, driving, poring over a drawing, etc.
So far... so good. But I think I'll be calling my son for a visit.
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I told him that cigarettes and lottery was the governments way to insure the poor paid their fair share of taxes, he calmed down.

You got that right.
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:10 PM   #39
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What gets me is the "kids" hanging outside the HS fence smokin up a storm. The boys in blue should bust them for that, but then the PC Police and ACLU get involved.

Sad fact is if you smoke, your gonna die ALOT sooner if you didn't. It's the people you leave behind that you should use for a reason to quit.

Most smokers are slobs when it comes to getting rid of their butts.. they just flick it out the car window. They don't want the car to smell like their clothes
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I have been quit for three months now, and I smoked for 40 years, Chantix is the sh!t.
Agree. My doctor prescribed Chantix at my last physical. I started on the .5mg for the first week like your supposed to, then when I got to the 1mg weird things started to happen.
You know sometimes you have a bad nightmare and it takes a while to shake it off, then you go back to sleep. On Chantix, I could not shake the nightmares period. All day thinking about the terrible night. My wife said I looked mean in my eyes and acted funny (not in a good way). I had to stop taking it, but I did quit for one month. The stuff works. If you can handle the side affects.
They have Malboro on sale here this month for $22.99 a carton. That did not help. I am smoking again. When it goes back up to $35.00 a carton I guess it's cold turkey for me.
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