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    I need a freakin cigarette! Who here smokes?

    I'm feeling like I need to get me some of that sweet sweet nicotine in my system. I quit four years ago and never gave it a second thought. Now, all the sudden today i'm craving it like never before! Who here is a smoker?

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    I gave it up 8 mths ago after smoking it for 10 years....

    My father developed lung cancer. He smoked until he was like 35 and now he is 65. So he quit for 30 years ago. but scientists now all say when you are 35 or something and you smoke, your chances of developing something unpleasant is the highest.

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    Smoking is expensive and unhealthy. I tried a cigarette one time many years ago, and decided there were better ways to kill myself.

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    Tried to quit, girlfriend keeps driving me back to it. Go figure, she doesn't smoke.

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    No, do not want a lung cancer.

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    That is strange. I quit about 22 years ago. The first month was hard. Having a craving out of the blue years later is not something I have had. I have had dreams in which I have relapsed to smoking, however when I'd wake up there was no craving to smoke.
    What to do? Obviously, try to resist it. Maybe exercise will help.
    If you do cave in (which you should try to avoid), if a few puffs take the edge off, quit then. Do not surrender to the thought that you are a smoker again and must therefore smoke the rest of the cigarette or any more cigarettes.

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    I have been an on again, off again smoker for quite a while - albeit more off than on. The first time I attempted to quit, after having smoked for around 4 years (I'm only 23 now) was the hardest. It took me multiple attempts. I always used the excuse that I have an "addictive personality". It was quite painful to go even a few hours, let alone a few days, without a cigarette. I used to chain smoke and was envious of so-called social smokers, having thought I would never be able to label myself as one.

    Now I can give up on a whim. I don't like to smoke, and would prefer not to, and can easily do without. Giving up is a piece of cake. I'm "off" at the moment - the only time I really do smoke is when I have people staying with me that do. But my partner has also now quit so I think we ought to just quit for good now.

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    Ive tried smoking twice. It just leaves your mouth with a disgusting filthy taste, i dont know how anyone can reguarly smoke them...

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    The World Governments should take out a class action against smokers and Gigarette companies. In most civilised countries it is against the law to kill people. If we run over somebody or drop a safe on their head, or accidently shoot them with an arrow etc etc we would be charged with murder, or man-slaughter or at the least grevious bodily harm, yet smokers are blowing there poisonous gases over us and we are dying by the hundreds of thousand from all sorts of things like lung cancer etc etc and thses people are getting away with it.

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    Smoking should only be allowed in the smoker's house/property. That is it. I do not want to offend smokers, but the evidence of how bad secondhand smoke is overwhelming. Smoking should be banned in all public places.

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    I used to crave dipping in certain situations after I quit (and still do sometimes) but never had nicotine cravings per se since then.
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    Good ol' Kent is my choice. Smoking 2 packs a day. Nothing beats a good smoke.
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    As a reformed smoker, I am of course anti-smoking. And some smoke-filled rooms can be terrible. Before former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Ed Derwinski decided that VA hospitals would become smoke-free, the smoke in some ward dayrooms was awful. And yet, I have noticed a lot of hypocrisy by non-smokers. On some ski trips and camping trips, non-smokers would do the dying swan act if someone lit a cigarette, even while acting oblivious to much heavier wood fire smoke.

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    No, do not want a lung cancer.
    Smart. My Dad died of lung cancer which metasized to his entire body, brain, neck, liver, spleen, everywhere. He died May 11, 2005. Today would have been his 74th birthday. Jesse, fight the craving and don't pick up the habit again!

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    Nope, don't smoke, although I've tried a few times and can smoke a cigarette with something approaching aplomb.

    I once worked with a guy who had smoked since he was around 13 (or less). He was also a heavy coffee drinker. He tried to quit, and after about three days of raging irritability and hyperactivity he broke down. I don't envy anyone trying to kick the habit.

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    Well, I didn't smoke. I went to bed and now I don't feel like one

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    Not to mention... the medical expenses if you dont have insurance, totally drained my family's small wealth..............

    If you smoke. Make sure you also buy medical insurance or have a great policy. Or else. When something (touch wood) does happen, your family, parents will not have to sell everything for your puffing pleasure.

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    I don't smoke either .. I don't mind it, just would rather spend my money on other things. One of my aunts has been smoking for as long as I can remember, probably between 20 - 30 years, I'm pretty certain that she'll get cancer or some type of disease because of her habit.

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    Originally posted by Jesse_613
    Well, I didn't smoke. I went to bed and now I don't feel like one
    Good job, Jesse_613! I'm glad you got through that temptation to backslide without giving in to it.

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    Smoking is bad. I see no point in it, it just kills slowly you and wastes money.
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    I agree with everyone who is an anti-smoker. There was a time where I was a social smoker, and if someone offered me one I would take one. I never got addicted and I never really liked it but i did it to be social.

    I do get the occasion although I dont smoke where I get cravings of something like smoking. Its strange, I just get stressed and sometimes think "I wish i could smoke", But i dont and never will. All my grand parents have died of smoking related cancer and personally I never want to put my wife nor my child through that. So now I reject everything and never get cravings... I refuse to get them.
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    The numbers of smokers in Australia is dropping. It is around 20% at the moment. Unfortunately the bad news is that teenagers and children are still taking up the habit. In Victoria a new law is about to come into being that bands smoking in Hotels, Cafe's, Restaraunts and many other public venues. It is already band in Government buildings.


    From my own observations I think there is far more women smoking than men.

    It is slowly becoming an anti socail act. I personally have zero tolerance. I won't have anybody smoking on my premises even if they go out side. I don't want my daughter around smokers. I will not visit households where there is a smoker.

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    Most everyone on my side of the family smokes or smoked - mom, stepdad, grandpa, uncle, aunt, my sister.

    Maybe it's because of the environment I grew up in, but I've never had much of a problem when people smoke, as long as they're not rude about it (blowing it in people's faces) and they respect the rules of the house/business they're in. For example, no one is allowed to smoke inside our house but they're welcome to step outside.

    I've smoked a few times, mostly when I'm stressed to the max. Even then, it wasn't more than 4 cigarettes a day. I've never felt the need to just begin smoking. Mostly because it's an expensive habit and I'd rather spend my money pimping out my computer

    Alcoholism runs in my family too. I would much rather be around a smoker than an alocholic any day.
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    Originally posted by P-nut
    Alcoholism runs in my family too. I would much rather be around a smoker than an alocholic any day.
    However somebody else drinking isn't slowly killing you

    Sex runs in my family, then again sex is hereditary. If your parents didn't have sex then you won't either. unless your a test tube baby.

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    Re: I need a freakin cigarette! Who here smokes?

    Originally posted by Jesse_613
    I'm feeling like I need to get me some of that sweet sweet nicotine in my system. I quit four years ago and never gave it a second thought. Now, all the sudden today i'm craving it like never before! Who here is a smoker?
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    Originally posted by AceWeb
    No, do not want a lung cancer.
    I smoked cigarettes for 12 years and then switched to pipe and rare cigar. I am opting for throught cancer.

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    Originally posted by TheDoctor
    However somebody else drinking isn't slowly killing you
    Unless you live with a violent alcoholic.

    IMO, drinking can often be worse than smoking. I've never experienced a smoker who

    1. Urinated all over themselves because they had too many cigarettes
    2. Yelled, stomped around, and broke things because they had too many cigarettes
    3. Got in trouble driving home because they had too many cigarettes
    4. Handed out punches and bruises when something was said they didn't like....because they had too many cigarrettes.
    5. Called at 3:00 in the morning, radio up full blast, telling me about the meaning of life.
    6. Urinated in the sink because they had too many cigarettes

    Don't get me wrong - smoking is certainly bad for your health, makes your breath and clothes smell like an ashtray, and discolors your teeth, among other "fun" side effects.

    Drinking kills brain cells, destroys your liver, and makes people act a lot stupider when they've consumed too many.

    However, I personally look at smoking as another vice for people. They should no more be condemned than those that drink.

    I'm not trying to start a flame war; just experessing my opinion

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    Since this thread wasn't really started to discuss the pros and cons of smoking, I'd like to congratulate Jesse for not giving in. It's a tough road, that's for sure
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    I smoked cigarettes for 12 years and then switched to pipe and rare cigar. I am opting for throught cancer.
    You can also get throat cancer from smoking regular cigs so you were on the right track anyway. Pick up chew as well that should increase your odds.

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    Originally posted by P-nut
    Unless you live with a violent alcoholic.

    IMO, drinking can often be worse than smoking. I've never experienced a smoker who

    1. Urinated all over themselves because they had too many cigarettes
    2. Yelled, stomped around, and broke things because they had too many cigarettes
    3. Got in trouble driving home because they had too many cigarettes
    4. Handed out punches and bruises when something was said they didn't like....because they had too many cigarrettes.
    5. Called at 3:00 in the morning, radio up full blast, telling me about the meaning of life.
    6. Urinated in the sink because they had too many cigarettes

    Don't get me wrong - smoking is certainly bad for your health, makes your breath and clothes smell like an ashtray, and discolors your teeth, among other "fun" side effects.

    Drinking kills brain cells, destroys your liver, and makes people act a lot stupider when they've consumed too many.

    However, I personally look at smoking as another vice for people. They should no more be condemned than those that drink.

    I'm not trying to start a flame war; just experessing my opinion

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    Since this thread wasn't really started to discuss the pros and cons of smoking, I'd like to congratulate Jesse for not giving in. It's a tough road, that's for sure
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    This is all very true and I have experienced all of these things myself. However this is more of a relationship problem, and violence within a relationship isn't exculsive to alcoholics. I personally feel that alcolhol tends to bring out the true character of a person. People say so and so is a great person when there not drinking. I say that so and so is able to hide their true character when not drinking and if that person is an arse when drinking there theres an arse period.
    Now going back to alcohol as opposed to smoking in a socail setting especially a public socail setting. If your sitting next to an alcoholic in a pub he/she isn't likely to urinate over you. If an alcoholic or for that matter any person drinking alcohol ends up urinatining over themselves and the sorounding area that isn't going to effect your health. if a drinker vomites everywhere it may offend your nose however it won't actually effect your health. If a person is obviously effected by over consumption the management of the establishment will removed the person however if a smoker is smoking like a chimney nothing is done even though everybody else is having trouble breathing. If a person is over the blood alcohol level they are restricted from driving however a smoker can have a smoke hanging out of his/her mouth and be getting another one ready to smoke while driving and nothing is done. Governments and people are stronger than the breweries however the tobacco industry is stronger than Government and the people.

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    If a person is over the blood alcohol level they are restricted from driving
    Not exactly - it is only illegal for them to drive. That means that they have to be caught before they can get in trouble for it, which means they must already be behind the wheel.

    however if a smoker is smoking like a chimney nothing is done even though everybody else is having trouble breathing.
    Well, in some of the bars I've been in if someone there is smoking heavily and causing a problem the bartender or security will ask them to take it outside.

    a smoker can have a smoke hanging out of his/her mouth and be getting another one ready to smoke while driving and nothing is done.
    But they're getting into their car (if we're going on the same assumption as the drinking driver) - that's their property and they have that right.

    I think we need to agree to disagree on this one, TheDoctor . I just don't see either of us coming around to the the other side. Besides, this thread is getting pretty offtopic from the original post.



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    HEre is the way i see it.

    How many people have died from smoking?

    How many people have died from alcohol / drunk driving? If you do the resreach you will see that @ least 40% more people die a year from alcohol then from smoking.

    So I think banning smoking in public places is wrong UNTIL THEY BAN alcohol for good.

    I myself do not smoke or drink.

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    Aah, ... but I'm sure any chain smoker would show those above 6 traits if you take their smokes away from them!!

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    Originally posted by -T{H}R-
    Aah, ... but I'm sure any chain smoker would show those above 6 traits if you take their smokes away from them!!
    Well they certainly get gnarly for a while. I helped one of my friends stop smoking and they never got anywhere near as mean nor violent as the alcoholics I've dealt with.
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    Originally posted by pusherhosting
    HEre is the way i see it.

    How many people have died from smoking?

    How many people have died from alcohol / drunk driving? If you do the resreach you will see that @ least 40% more people die a year from alcohol then from smoking.

    So I think banning smoking in public places is wrong UNTIL THEY BAN alcohol for good.

    I myself do not smoke or drink.
    If somebody wants to injure their health or kill themselves or ruin their life, that is their choice, be it from alcohol or tobacco, however I feel that I am unable to go out in public without putting my health at risk because of people smoking. If I am in a public venue, as in a pub and an intoxicated person is causing me stress I can simply move away from that person. If he/she is really a pest I can complain and they will be removed. If I go to the same venue, and a person is smoking, my health is compromised. No matter what part of that venue I am in my health remains at risk. If I complain they simply laugh at me. If a person wants to go out in the middle of nowhere and smoke till therir hearts content as long as it in't harming other then go for it.

    P-nut Firstly we are not arguing and we are probably more in agreement than you realize. My point about driving was that it is legally and socailly un acceptable to drink and drive howver it seems to be socailly and legally acceptable to smoke while driving however I feel smoking while driving is dangerous

    smilies. Once again smoking seems to be very socailly acceptable even with smilies. I like the pimp smilie, unfortunately they don't have a pimp that doesn't smoke, there is also another cool looking smilie called "smoking" evidently you can't be cool or be a pimp unless you smoke and unfortunately historically that is probably correct.



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    you might want to think again when you smoke
    because when your d-day comes you would have wished you never had ever tried one or ever :zipped: on has some teens pronounce it.
    but when you actually try it you say "oh well it'll happen when im 40 ill die anyway then" it wont! it can strike at any minute

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    Originally posted by forfilldreams
    you might want to think again when you smoke
    because when your d-day comes you would have wished you never had ever tried one or ever :zipped: on has some teens pronounce it.
    but when you actually try it you say "oh well it'll happen when im 40 ill die anyway then" it wont! it can strike at any minute
    Umm... Wow. I'm quite thoroughly confused.

    Anyways: I've smoked a couple cigs, mostly when other people offer them, at concerts or something. I've never felt addicted to it or anything, just a casual social thing, maybe once a month, if even.
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