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Griff

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It will be hard to find somewhere to smoke in a few months given the upcoming total smoking ban.

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Well done Roy but your not out of the woods yet.

I recently started up again after well over two years of giving up.

Was on holiday.

Barmy hot Summers evening with a cold beer in one hand and I thought, a cig would be lovely now.

Just one, no more, so I bummed one off a friend, then another, and another, thinking no probs, I beat the addiction ages ago.

Next day I thought, I'll just buy a pack for the remainder of the holiday.

That pack lasted a couple of days and the rest is history.

Smoking is very similar to alcoholism from what I understand of it.

It just takes one to re-ignite the craving.

Once a smoker, always a smoker.

You just adapt to living without.

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Your right there Andy :(

I am day 14 off the cigs now :) About 2 years ago I gave up for 8 months then started again on holiday..

Not this time I hope, I really do think I have stopped, I have noticed a improvement in health already ( or at least I think I have)

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Stopped in 1996. Never had a fag since. It was difficult for a long time, but I can honesly say I could never put another one in my mouth again and I don't have any cravings whatsoever, and I used to smoke a lot.

That said, I go through three pipes a month, but fags....never again :lol:

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Gave up a 30 a day habit on 31st October, 1974

Never had one since.

Well done Roy

Try again Andy.

Woman I knew has died of lung cancer at 61 :(

And remember Roy Castle!!

Edited by Griff

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I don't have any cravings whatsoever, and I used to smoke a lot.

Yep.

Up to the point where I started again that would have been me talking.

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Stopped in 1996. Never had a fag since. It was difficult for a long time, but I can honesly say I could never put another one in my mouth again and I don't have any cravings whatsoever, and I used to smoke a lot.

That said, I go through three pipes a month, but fags....never again :lol:

:lol: Very silly jase.

I have never not once had a fag, in my life, not even a little puff. :eek: It's amazing, considering all the other bad stuff I've inflicted on my system :D

Seen lots of people suffer bad health through smoking, it's very sad. My pal Paul was a pipe man, he complained of sore throat in July 2004 and was dead (throat cancer) by Xmas, I still miss him. :(

If I catch any of my kids smoking they will bitterly regret it ;) l

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I hear you chaps but lecturing isn't the way to help someone give up.

Telling someone who smokes that a close friend died of a smoking related disease is like telling someone who drives about a friend who died in a horrible car crash.

It's unlikely to make them stop driving.

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I hear you chaps but lecturing isn't the way to help someone give up.

Telling someone who smokes that a close friend died of a smoking related disease is like telling someone who drives about a friend who died in a horrible car crash.

It's unlikely to make them stop driving.

I'm not lecturing you, it's your life. ;)

He had 3 young kids too. :)

:D

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Funnily enough so did a couple I knew who were killed by a lorry losing control on a country road.

Doesn't matter what you do.

No human being comes with a lifetime guarantee.

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I hear you chaps but lecturing isn't the way to help someone give up.

I totally agree Andy, you have to want to do it for yourself, not for anyone else...

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I hear you chaps but lecturing isn't the way to help someone give up.

Telling someone who smokes that a close friend died of a smoking related disease is like telling someone who drives about a friend who died in a horrible car crash.

It's unlikely to make them stop driving.

I don't think comparing smoking to driving is a good analogy; driving isn't an addiction as far as I am aware.

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I smoked 20 a day for a few years in the `70`s got bored then stopped, started up again after my devorce in 1989 got bored a few years later and stopped, I`ve had some extremely stressful times since but never wanted a drag :)

The same thing happened with booze, I used to go out every night and get pissed but got bored of it and just stopped also with other `cigarettes`etc in the `70`s got bored stopped, it could be as a result of nursing people who had suffered from the effects of smoking & booze etc that influenced me :huh:

Now my only vice is watch collecting :eek::cry2::cry2::P

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Jot

Yes but statistally, there is a far higher chance of dying if you drive than if you don't and some may argue that driving is a kind of addiction.

We are well known for our love affair with the car in the UK.

Does the extra risk involved incline you toward going by train instead.

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"stressful times since but never wanted a drag"

Come on Mac, I seen you down the George and Dragon last week asking every Tom Dick & Harry if they'fancied a stroke...... :lol::lol::lol:

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Jot

Yes but statistally, there is a far higher chance of dying if you drive than if you don't and some may argue that driving is a kind of addiction.

We are well known for our love affair with the car in the UK.

Does the extra risk involved incline you toward going by train instead.

There is a far higher risk of dying of a smoking related illness than of dying in a car accident.

If the risk of dying in a car accident was similar to the risk of dying of a smoking related disease I wonder how many people would stop driving? :D

A quick Google reveals that the more deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from AIDS, illegal drug use, alcohol abuse, motor vehicle accidents, suicides, and murders combined. Smoking is responsible for around 20% of prevetable deaths!

If driving my car was this risky maybe I would get the train!

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No Jot.

You're not getting my point.

I never said that driving was as dangerous as smoking.

I was simply pointing out that it does as much good lecturing a smoker on the dangers of tobacco as it does a driver on the dangers of crashing.

In other words, lecturing a smoker serves no purpose.

See you still like to enforce your own interpretations of other peoples posts.

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No Jot.

You're not getting my point.

I never said that driving was as dangerous as smoking.

I was simply pointing out that it does as much good lecturing a smoker on the dangers of tobacco as it does a driver on the dangers of crashing.

In other words, lecturing a smoker serves no purpose.

See you still like to enforce your own interpretations of other peoples posts.

same old same old :yawn:

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Yeah

See your still in love with the sound of yer own voice.

I will put my DJ headphones on :walkman:

:whistle:

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