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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumps View Post
    Oh, I was very honest with my son in regard to smoking when he was growing up. I told him I couldn't lie to him and said very plainly that smoking is cool. Of course anything a parent thinks is cool will be roundly rejected by their offspring, and thus he never smoked.
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    I smoked for 30+ years,,,started very young. Smoking was the biggest contributor to my having a heart attack at age 44. I thought I had food poisoning and smoked 5 cigs DURING the heart attack. I have most definately lost a lot of my breathing capacity due to this...I can become short of breath just sitting in a chair. I am now 55 and play to the best of my ability on a regular basis. I wish I had quit sooner, before I did this to myself.I gambled, I lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timelord View Post
    ... challenging a proud smoker that they don't have the guts or willpower to give up can sometimes work...
    That's how I quit cigarettes in college. I kept imaging my friend whining to me, "You'll never quit. You're gonna smoke forever!"

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    I imagined that with every pack I was contributing to politicians that were paid by the tobacco companies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piwikiwi View Post
    Well because I care for my fellow human beings.
    That's something that'll cause you much unnecessary heart ache. Meaning no disrepect, but, "Get over it!" You can't save the world.
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    I bought one of those new-fangled electronic cigarettes last week. After decades of smoking rollups (and enjoying it, it had to be said) I've gone a whole week without smoking. Better than that, I haven't even wanted a smoke. I'm astonished at how effective these things are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Howard View Post
    I bought one of those new-fangled electronic cigarettes last week. After decades of smoking rollups (and enjoying it, it had to be said) I've gone a whole week without smoking. Better than that, I haven't even wanted a smoke. I'm astonished at how effective these things are.

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    Sounds like you're ready to quit. I bet you could easily quit without the electronic gizmo.
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    Surely the circular interstices in the low C guard are positioned to park your cigarette while taking a solo.
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