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Re: Do you smoke?

Postby Asiamaniac » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:49 pm

Phaseolus wrote:I haven't been smoking for 4,5 years ; but it amaze myself that I still feel attracted by a smoke now and then. I can not really say that I am a non-smoker. I guess I am a smoker that nowadays does not smoke, (...)! 8O


First, it always deserves acknowledgment if someone manages to stop smoking. Parts of your post ring a bell with me: In the meantime, November 2011, I have quit smoking, too, and until today I am rather "clean". Yes, "rather", almost every day there is still feel a desire here and there to have a cigarette. Normally, I get along with it by either having a lozenge or a chewing gum; they are always in my pocket for cases of emergency. Another help are pictures in my mind. Such pictures influence our sub-consciousness much deeper than we might realize. I always see in me

- the better consciousness towards my body: It feels so much better not to do this harm to the most valuable that you have, and to keep it healthy.
- the more positive outlook for the future and the old age: The risk of terrible diseases like cancer, strokes, heart diseases etc. is reduced and your old age might be a happier and more active one.
- the money that I save. The average of :note-100: is in my pocket now. Every month I calculate how much less I would have if I kept on smoking. (Well, actually it is :note-50: . The other half I spend each month for an additional life insurance. )
- the stronger power of my lungs. Sporting such as bicycle riding and jogging is more pleasant now. I can run longer and drive faster and it just feels good. And the lungs do not ache anymore.

And a family man should see that his wife may enjoy a longer and happier time in life by the side of her husband, and the children grow up in a cleaner environment and with the positive orientation of a non-smoking father. And if daddy used to smoke before and then never more, he may serve as a prime examples for his kids that a strong will can achieve a lot.

Yes, now and then, I feel attracted by a smoke, too. And indeed, here and there I wrangle me a one and smoke it. Matter-of-factly, it did help to relieve the "pain" and for a few days it was easier to stand. But there still were these pictures in my mind which prevented me from falling back into old bad habits. The good thing is that I only get ready cigarettes from the pack, and no self-rolled ones. The latter were my favourites during my "active" years as they taste much better and authentical. So, the cigarettes that I smoke here and there are not really tasty and instead of running the risk of becoming addictive again it provides a confimation that it was the right thing to quit smoking. (Contradictory? Who says that I am perfect?)

Now, 13 months later, the desire or "attraction", how you refer to it more aptly, still prevails, sometimes stronger, somtimes less. All in all, the red line is declining. It would be arrogant to say "Me becoming a smoker again? NEVER!" Always expect the unexpected, especially if it comes to addictions, but the present state is that I can hardly imagine to relapse into smoking again.

And at this very moment, I am at home with a cold. (In our company it is not tolerated that we infect our colleagues unnecessarily so we are encouraged to stay at home for a couple of days if we are couging and sneezing distributors of virusses and bacteria.) When having a bad cold there never was a desire for me to smoke. And here "the circle closes" - der Kreis schließt sich: Bad colds are less bad and less painful if we do not smoke (anymore).

See this, too, Phaseolus and all the other (no-more)smokers: There lies another strong point for your "mind picture" on which you may rely if the desire becomes too strong again: You remain healthier and if sickness occurs, the symptoms are milder.

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Re: Do you smoke?

Postby Celtium » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:19 pm

DBpbzfa766 wrote:no i dont smoke i need the Money for Bills :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Same here :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Do you smoke?

Postby Olivier » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:42 pm

Phaseolus wrote:I haven't been smoking for 4,5 years ; but it amaze myself that I still feel attracted by a smoke now and then. I can not really say that I am a non-smoker. I guess I am a smoker that nowadays does not smoke, such as an alcoholic that remains an alcoholic although he/she has stopped for years. For me, one smoke and I am back on track for a whole pack per day ! 8O


Same here. I quit 37 days ago. This time is the good one.
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Re: Do you smoke?

Postby Asiamaniac » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:37 pm

Bonne chance, Olivier!!! (Thumbs up)

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Re: Do you smoke?

Postby lars2001 » Sat May 11, 2013 1:01 pm

I don't smoke (Pretty logical for a 12 years old :P), and I wil NEVER do so.
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Re: Do you smoke?

Postby Phaseolus » Mon May 13, 2013 10:11 am

never say, never.

especially at 12 years old.

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By the way, the use of this forum is dedicated to users above 13 years old. This condition is laid down into the users conditions.
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Re: Do you smoke?

Postby JHN-TX » Mon May 13, 2013 12:07 pm

lars2001 wrote:I don't smoke (Pretty logical for a 12 years old :P), and I wil NEVER do so.


I do not smoke.

It is a terrible habit,please do not start.
It is not just the risk of cancer ,but it destroys your lungs.
You could spend your last days lying on a hospital bed ,gasping for air ,unable to breathe because your lungs have finally packed up.
It also damages your heart and helps clog up your arteries.

I have bad habits,I eat too much chocolate,I don`t get enough exercise and I like junk food.
If I smoked as well ,I think I would have needed bypass surgery by now.
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Re: Do you smoke?

Postby jonman » Mon May 13, 2013 2:03 pm

Phaseolus wrote:never say, never.

especially at 12 years old.

:mrgreen:

By the way, the use of this forum is dedicated to users above 13 years old. This condition is laid down into the users conditions.

sorry to say this, phaseolus, but this is really a tasteless answer :?
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Re: Do you smoke?

Postby Asiamaniac » Mon May 13, 2013 6:43 pm

Not exactly; even at the age of 16 I was a devoted non-smoker, campaigningn for it. For years later, I have started, and did so for 25 years. Maybe the wrap does not appeal to everyone, but the content does not fall out of a blue sky.

Nevertheless, Lars, you certainly have got the right attitude. Don't start it!

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Re: Do you smoke?

Postby Phaseolus » Mon May 13, 2013 11:12 pm

jonman wrote:
Phaseolus wrote:never say, never.

especially at 12 years old.

:mrgreen:

By the way, the use of this forum is dedicated to users above 13 years old. This condition is laid down into the users conditions.

sorry to say this, phaseolus, but this is really a tasteless answer :?


You don't need to say sorry ; it's tasteless, indeed. But this is also reality.

I look at my kid, and I know that within a couple of years they will say things to me that they do not even imagine to be able to say EVER.

They will do stupid things and will maybe regret it.

smoking might be part of it ; or not.
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Re: Do you smoke?

Postby jrnsndrs » Tue May 21, 2013 10:09 pm

Phaseolus wrote:(...)

By the way, the use of this forum is dedicated to users above 13 years old. This condition is laid down into the users conditions.


COPPA stuff, I suppose?




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Re: Do you smoke?

Postby trikke2705 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:49 pm

I smoked 27 yrs 30 cigarettes a day, stopped on 02/10/2010 and i wil never start again!!


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