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    WARNING by H.M. Government, SMOKING CAN DAMAGE YOUR HEALTH

    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    Smoking offers nothing but negatives, no benefits what so ever.
    Nicotine rush is a nice high.

    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo
    Nicotine takes the edge off
    Never experienced this myself. I find it is the opposite, like a buzz that makes your nerves tingle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    I never suffer from cravings
    I have been smoking for 20 years but have also never been addicted. Used to smoke 20 a day for many years because my friends did but never found it hard to stop for a week or a month or 6 months. Now I smoke 1 every week or two.

    Anybody else not affected by nicotine addiction?

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    Actually been finding it hard to breath lately, for hours at a time. So I've given up, 2 days ago

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    Very topical subject for me at the moment and as I am about to embark on a lifestyle change which does include a plan to exercise more, eat better, sleep more and last but not least give up the fags.

    Its time I think otherwise the shit is going to kill me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Very topical subject for me at the moment and as I am about to embark on a lifestyle change which does include a plan to exercise more, eat better, sleep more and last but not least give up the fags.
    Me too, I've been meaning to start it very soon for the last five years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    Smoking offers nothing but negatives, no benefits what so ever.
    Nicotine rush is a nice high.

    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo
    Nicotine takes the edge off
    Never experienced this myself. I find it is the opposite, like a buzz that makes your nerves tingle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    I never suffer from cravings
    I have been smoking for 20 years but have also never been addicted. Used to smoke 20 a day for many years because my friends did but never found it hard to stop for a week or a month or 6 months. Now I smoke 1 every week or two.

    Anybody else not affected by nicotine addiction?
    just because you don't think you are addicted does not reduce your risk of cancer and other diseases
    I have reported your post

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    ^^ Mate I have always been quite fit, never really over weight and although I have not checked my blood pressure lately I believe I am as fit as a fiddle.

    Lately I feel tired after having a smoke and my smokers cough has gotten worse.

    Last weekend I was running around Siam Water Park with the kids doing some of the rides and generally keeping up with them and at the end of the day I was wasted.

    I never smoke in the car when others are with me and during the trip back from Bangkok I didn't have a smoke for about an hour and a half and I felt great until I stuck one in my gob when I arrived home.

    Time for a challenge that could save my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    Its time I think otherwise the shit is going to kill me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Attilla the Hen
    Me too, I've been meaning to start it very soon for the last five years
    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    Time for a challenge that could save my life
    What the fuck are you guys talking about?
    Why quit now?
    Do like I did and wait til you are in the fucking hospital and your doc says that if you do not quit smoking he can not do anything for you and you will die soon.
    Shit thats the time to think real serious about quitting, not while you can still breath OK.

    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Actually been finding it hard to breath lately, for hours at a time. So I've given up, 2 days ago
    What the hell, another pansy ass thinking about quitting smokes,, don't let him shit you, he didn't quit 2 days ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    What the fuck are you guys talking about? Why quit now? Do like I did and wait til you are in the fucking hospital and your doc says that if you do not quit smoking he can not do anything for you and you will die soon. Shit thats the time to think real serious about quitting, not while you can still breath OK.
    now your experience does qualify you to tell them

    gotta agree with you BG

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    I smoke a lot. Have a continuous pain in my chest area lately. Left lung. It's rather worrying. I'm in my thirties, so I don't think it is anything serious, but you never know. Time to give up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    I smoke a lot. Have a continuous pain in my chest area lately. Left lung. It's rather worrying. I'm in my thirties, so I don't think it is anything serious, but you never know. Time to give up.
    Time for a chest Xray and if the tumor is any bigger than a kidney bean, it is already to late and you will die within 6 months, Chemo and Radium or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post

    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Actually been finding it hard to breath lately, for hours at a time. So I've given up, 2 days ago
    What the hell, another pansy ass thinking about quitting smokes,, don't let him shit you, he didn't quit 2 days ago.
    I absolutely did BG, 3 days ago now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    I absolutely did BG, 3 days ago now!
    Ain't 5 days your limit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Anybody else not affected by nicotine addiction?


    I donít smoke any longer, but would love to have a cig every now and then. I do miss it and envy those who are able to control their smoking (smoke one or two a day/week).

    I have reduced myself to chewing those pieces of nicotine gum to get my fix.


    I don't know you are able to do it (not to be affected),...wish I could.
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    I absolutely did BG, 3 days ago now!
    Ain't 5 days your limit?
    I dont understand BG...

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    but a challenge will be this weekend, footy trip, out with the boys!

    We'll see how I go.

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    I've been thinking about taking up smoking. Thought I might start with the gum, then move up to the patches, before hitting the cigs proper.

    Is that the best way?

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    No! Just jump straight in at 60 a day.You will feel so crap you will stop and save a lot of trouble later.

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    Never smoked a day in me life.....disgusting habit.

    Hookah is different.....and happy pizzas

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    Quote Originally Posted by crippen
    Just jump straight in at 60 a day.You will feel so crap you will stop and save a lot of trouble later.
    fair point.

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    Gave up the cancer sticks coupla years ago.
    I found it easy to give up this time. Have tried many times in the past.
    Only difference this time round. Is that I really wanted to stop smoking.
    Stopped on the very day I decided and never looked back.
    There was no considering or thinking or a last fag.

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    Wonder if Daffney would find it as easy to give up paid sex addiction ???

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    I quit smoking July 2nd but I cheated for the first 2-3 weeks having one every day or two. Then I visited BG and decided no more cheating, hell I don't want to end up like him on oxygen all the time. By the way BG thanks for the push telling me I better do it now. I still have the craving at least once a day but I don't give into it and it passes

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    Quit when Mrs Hat was pregnant . . . started again . . . quit when Mrs Hat was pregnant . . . started again . . . quite when Mrs Hat was pregnant . . .

    Three years and not a worry, though the odd one does pass my lips when too much alcohol is involved and there is a smoker among us . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    I smoke a lot. Have a continuous pain in my chest area lately. Left lung. It's rather worrying. I'm in my thirties, so I don't think it is anything serious, but you never know. Time to give up.
    Time for a chest Xray and if the tumor is any bigger than a kidney bean, it is already to late and you will die within 6 months, Chemo and Radium or not.

    Thanks for the positive and reassuring words.

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    I wish that all you guys that wants to quit have good luck with it and manage to quit the habit, if you don't want to smoke there is absolutely no reason why you should, waste of health and money.

    I smoke like a chimney and have done so for 37 years, currently about 60 a day more if I am out drinking, I did quit once for about 3 years but then started again for various reasons.

    It is one of my great pleasures in life, nothing like smoking and a god cup of coffee, sitting with friends chatting away having a smoke together, the smoke after a good meal with a good movie on the dummy box, or sitting quiet on the porch with a Cuban cigar a brandy and coffee watching the sun go down.

    I am most likely not going to quit before it is to late as BG states, but it is a conscious decision, now I don't remember how old BG is but he has had a decent run on life, but there is absolutely no fun in what he is going through now, and I truly feel sorry for him, but we all make choices, really I should have been dead a long time ago but have been shit lucky, smoking is for sure not the most dangerous thing I have done, it isn't even close, and if it takes 10 - 15 years of my life length so be it, because thinking back I would not have been without it.

    You don't know when your time is up it could be in the car tomorrow, in 20 years it could have been everyday at work for me, smoking is just one of the hazards of life that our generations was given without really "knowing/caring about" the dangers back then, the two generations before mine died in the millions in big wars, and the future generations will have other hazards to worry about, I think I have been lucky like hell growing up in the most peaceful time in the history of western Europe.

    Smoking or not, death will find a reason and you don't know when he will be knocking at your door, my lovely old neighbour Don died just about a year ago 79 years old, he had been fit as a fiddle all his life bar the last 6 month's, he died from intestinal cancer, he had been a smoker all his adult life and was a happy go getter right up until the end, my dear old Mother is 75 and is smoking and has been since she was 10 years old, she goes swimming twice a week rides her bicycle and are enjoying her retirement.

    Life has many risk's you just never know, I think worrying to much will kill you sooner than anything else.

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