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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 3:00 am 
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I smoked for about 20 years -  Camel Plain, sometimes Winston and others and rollies. Mainly gave up about 10 years ago, but still dabbled up to a few years ago (2 or 3 a day). Apart from the health issue, I hated paying through the nose (including hefty taxes) to enrich a multi-national drug pusher. That irked me most.<br><br>When I found out I needed a liver transplant I had to give up even the few I was down to, otherwise there was a real risk that the doctors would not consider putting me on the waiting list. I could understand that, because why should they, if I was not concerned enough about my own health to stop smoking altogether. Anyway, I gotta admit I feel a lot better for it, but like Ronnys, I sure did enjoy smoking back then.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 6:41 pm 
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I just want to tell everyone who quit smoking how proud I am of them!   :-*  {{{big hug}}}   :-*<br><br>I know that it can be excruciatingly difficult to quit smoking...not from my own personal experience...but from people I know who have & haven't quit.<br><br>I gave up chocolate during my pregnancy and for quite a while afterwards and it was torture!  At the height of my chocolate addiction, I used to have chocolate at least three times a day (breakfast = chocolate powder mixed in my cereal milk / after-lunch-snack = chocolate candy bar / bedtime-snack = chocolate ice cream) every day!   :P<br><br>Now, I'll have a little piece of chocolate about once a week or so.  Hey!  At least you can't die from me having a piece of chocolate!   ;D<br><br>Anyway...I'm just rambling here.  That's all.   :)<br><br>Gypsy Moon Dream

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2003 12:50 am 
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yes I do.<br>12/15 golden virginia self-made cigarettes... I'm sorry but I love smoking... :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2003 5:09 am 
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[quote author=GypsyDream link=board=general;num=1055101475;start=15#28 date=06/18/03 at 21:41:51]I just want to tell everyone who quit smoking how proud I am of them!   :-*  {{{big hug}}}   :-*<br><br>I know that it can be excruciatingly difficult to quit smoking...not from my own personal experience...but from people I know who have & haven't quit.<br><br>I gave up chocolate during my pregnancy and for quite a while afterwards and it was torture!  At the height of my chocolate addiction, I used to have chocolate at least three times a day (breakfast = chocolate powder mixed in my cereal milk / after-lunch-snack = chocolate candy bar / bedtime-snack = chocolate ice cream) every day!   :P<br><br>Now, I'll have a little piece of chocolate about once a week or so.  Hey!  At least you can't die from me having a piece of chocolate!   ;D<br><br>Anyway...I'm just rambling here.  That's all.   :)<br><br>Gypsy Moon Dream[/quote]<br><br>Mmmm, chocolate  :P<br><br>Candy and chocolate is also the best.<br><br>After music, of course!<br><br> -/dr_grogg<br><br>

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2003 9:58 am 
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Am trying this week to quit for good and have had a few set backs, but my will will prevail...<br><br>I used to smoke American Spirits "roll your own", it was much cheaper and kept me smoking only 9-11 a day.<br><br>I am looking forward killing this rabied monkey on me back!<br><br>bobzcheez


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2003 11:25 am 
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I used to smoke cigarretes back in high school, but I quit cold turkey.  I dont smoke anything else anymore either.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2003 12:39 pm 
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I used to smoke a lot. Did it for 18 years, full time. I was really good at it. I could blow smoke rings inside of smoke rings and other tricks. I LOVED smoking.<br><br>I once quit for 8 months, then once quit for 6 months. I finally smoked my last cigarette in 1995 in April or May, can't remember which. I still occasionally want one, especially if I'm drinking and playing guitar really loud or if I'm stuck in a traffic jam. I occasionally keep a cigarette in my car. I don't deny myself. I'll have one, I just NEVER light it. That's the key. Anybody remember the TV show "Baretta"? Yeah, it's like that, but I don't keep it behind my ear. And no bird perched on my shoulder, either.<br><br>Since I quit, I developed a major sweet tooth, but I have always had a very fast metabolism, so I don't have to be too concerned with gaining weight. I should probably be at least a little concerned about losing teeth, but haven't lost any yet so I'm OK. But, what the hell, you can get false teeth, you can't get new lungs quite so easily.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2003 8:33 pm 
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yeah, i do smoke. at about one and a half packs a day, when i get no sleep at night its more. lucky strike when i got money, otherwise cheaper stuff.<br>and that forum and other writing stuff i do on my pc does RISE my consumption to tremendous heights.....well, i don`t really notice how much i do smoke when i type. its only when i`m done that my throat hurts like hell. its quite sensitive though. at least one part of me. <br>i smoke weed from time to time but quit every other drug and also drinking. makes me mad and leads to unpleasant situations of the body and mind.<br>i am sick anyway, so why proceed it?<br>but  i love smoking. i admit that. its not good but <br>i am an adict and (lighting a cigarette)<br>can`t  fucking stop.<br>wowie!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:11 pm 
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half pack a day, more if i'm drinking beer/whiskey.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:15 pm 
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still smoking. a pack of camel/day. I would quit if I didn't like it. 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:33 am 
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In the words of the famous Tony Curtis...
"I quit...cigarettes that is." :)
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Loved 'em intensly for about 30 years. Quit about 15 years ago but had a brief relaps about eight or nine years ago.

As dedicated as I was, and as much as I thought it was a rotten idea to quit, these days I'm just really glad about not having to deal with some of the more intense drawbacks to them. Occasionally I want one, but it's a passing thought, (lol, the quit smoking product ad's on TV make me want one, and sometimes when I see someone smoking).

I feel for those who smoke, and especially those who want to quit. To them I'd send encouragement, no one could have been more addicted than I, but now I go months without even thinking of one, (and the rare urge is just a mild and fleeting thought). It's rough at first, but it's great being free of even thinking about them.

Probably when I'm 100 I'll buy a pack of Kools, I won't have enough time left to get cancer then :)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:02 am 
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Nope...
I prefer peanut butter, though I find some difficulty rolling a jar of it up into a t-shirt sleeve.
Salmonella, here I come.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:31 am 
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I quit about about 1995 and don't regret it. I am left with asthma and reflux (which I think was worsened by smoking, if not caused by it). I gained weight, but I wouldn't go back to smoking for anything. I had smoked since I was 13. I tried to quit a couple of times before it finally worked. Going cold turkey is the best thing. You fidget around for about a week and think you are going to die, but then it starts getting better.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:07 am 
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I like cigarettes and peanut butter, but neither one of them do me any good. Even when I spring for the six dollar a jar organic (racket!) peanut butter. I haven't had a cigarette since Friday afternoon, which is rare for me to go this long without one. I noticed that I my pallet is more sensitive to taste when I cook than it had been for a while. I've slowly been cutting back on smoking since mid-January, but I must admit that I would LOVE to have a Marlboro Light or a Camel Wide right now. Or two or three.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:41 am 
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I'm smoking too much. I know I've to quit it soon but I still like it. Especially these tasty ones:

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I was too chickenshit to start, when "the gang" started (around 9 or 10 years old), and so never got into it. I always figured we were under age, so if anyone would get caught and get in trouble, sure-as-shootin' it would be me! :roll:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:47 pm 
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I did for 28 years. I quit a couple of years ago. Don't miss it in the least.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:48 pm 
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Congrats Cal!
I remember when you were quitting. Glad to see you stuck with it!
I smoke a lot. I don't count 'em.
I cough a lot, yet I don't get sick.
I don't think I get sick on average once a year. But I operate at what is probably a slower overall pace.
I need to quit.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:00 pm 
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I think I smoked my last cigarette during my senior year of college (about three years ago). Up until then, I was a pretty casual off-and-on smoker throughout college. A pack could usually last me a whole week. I mostly only smoked at parties and while drinking or when I happened to be around my other friends who smoked, so quitting wasn't a big deal. I just decided to quit doing it one day. The only smoking I do now is the rare cigar here and there as sort of a novelty. Every once in a while, I'll see someone lighting up in a bar and think to myself, "Man, I could really go for one of those," but I manage to shake it off.

Oh, and I was a Camel Lights man. And I bought a big jar of peanut butter yesterday. Come and get me, salmonella.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:33 pm 
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Yes. Marlboro 100's. A pack a day since I was 14.

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Never, ever on any regular basis (just a few puffs for the fun of it at rare occasions).

It was never a conscious decision, but the few times I tried it as a teenager was enough to never making me want to start. I just hated the feeling of smoke in my mouth. I am otherwise quite genetically disposed to the abuse of substances (legal ones like coffee, cola, chocolate and alcohol), so I would probably have been a "good" smoker if I had started.

But today, I am happy I never began. One thing not to worry about. And I never drink alcohol these days. So coffee and chocolate are my main vices. But I guess I'll just consider them as "food" following the footsteps of you-know-who. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:03 am 
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LOl, reading this thread is making me wanna go have a butt! :shock:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:09 am 
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Yes, i smoke far too much, at least 20-a-day. Embassy number 1 is my choice of cigarette and has been since i was 14 also, Galoot.


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I smoke p-funk's

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