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12/13/05 06:45 PM
Re: Former Smoker new [re: anisette]  

what I have noticed is most offices that have designated smoking areas, also develop a smokers club. A certain in crowd, a place where smokers socialise for 15 minutes during intervals of the day. They come back with in-jokes between them and other smokers. I really feel like I'm missing out on something. Non-smokers don't just pop out for fresh air during the day. They just work

(grinning soul)
12/13/05 07:45 PM
Re: Former Smoker new [re: sonofsilence]  

I thought that this was going to be a kind of "Death Match" thread. A non-smoker will always twat a smoker.

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(electric tomato)
12/13/05 08:49 PM
Re: Former Smoker new [re: sonofsilence]  

Since becoming a non-smoker I do love the idea that I can concentrate on the task at hand and be more productive. As a smoker I was totally imprisoned be the addiction. Almost every ambition was to have a cigarette. Scheme and run busting doors down to have one.

I've smoked for 30 years. I'll have 9 months clearn on the 16th, thank God. I'm getting over a cold that kicked my ass because to the breathing problems caused by doing something that made no sense whatsoever.

Smokers do tend to have more fun though. I find myself in the smokers section trying to get a contac.

Now the savage days are here

(stardust savant)
12/13/05 10:52 PM
Re: Smokers vs Non-Smokers new [re: Starlite]  

In reply to:

Often because smokers force their smoke on non-smokers.

Non-smokers force their non-smoke on smokers even more often.

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12/13/05 10:52 PM
Re: Smokers vs Non-Smokers new [re: FritzFassbender]  

In reply to:

It's part of life, deal with it, or walk away when you hear the lighter.

right, because someone has to do something which is merely his personal pleasure I have to got away no matter how much more important than his slow way of selfdestruction my task is.

In reply to:

What I resent is the fact that smokers are not allowed to simply be, that so many non-smokers feel it's their responsibility to enforce their opinions on others simply because THEY don't approve of it.

which is only the case outside and when they are far enough away from other people who don't want to inhale second hand smoke. i completly agree - whoever walks over to the smoker to keep him from smoking is an idiot. On any other place there are good reasons not to smoke - better than any possible reason to smoke.

In reply to:

I've been to a few smoking and non-smoking break rooms in my time, and have always found the smokers to be friendly and talkative with each other

probably because they spend more time together - they either take more breaks than a non-smoker can take (because it looks okay to take a break and smoke while someone simply doing nothing looks lazy) or tend to have their break time at once if possible and go somewhere else.

Come and buy my tanks

12/14/05 05:03 AM
Re: Smokers vs Non-Smokers new [re: FritzFassbender]  

I was a regular smoker for 10 years. The thing that vexed me most about smoking was that I was well and truly hooked. I started smoking because I thought it was cool. And I thought I was in control. I always said when I graduated from uni at 21, I would give up just like that. But it wasn't that easy. I smoked for another 5 years after. It was a fucking bitch of a habit to kick. I hated the way it completely controlled me.

Things I certainly don't miss about smoking:

1. You're out drinking and you've run out of smokes and you panic about where to get your next pack. The vending machines are a rip-off. Or maybe you're at home and want more cigs and you have to get a taxi to a fucking all-night garage. How much does that suck?

1a. Looking in your pocket/bag and realising you left your fresh pack of fags (yes, it what we Brits call 'em, very funny for the Americans I'm sure) on the side at home. Fuck. Now you're going to have to buy some from that rip-off vending machine in the pub.

2. The price. 20 cigarettes in the UK cost 5! I might be inclined to smoke more in Eastern Europe, where it's much cheaper. Nicotine - the opium of the Eastern Bloc.

3. Long haul flights are hell.

4. Feeling paranoid you are pissing non-smokers off in a restaurant or similar environment.

5. Being forced to smoke outside in the winter for whatever reason.

6. Fear of killing myself and feeling guilty in advance of my death (yes, I have a big guilt complex which I've mentioned before). It's like a slow suicide. Plus my grandmother died of smoking-related cancer.

But sometimes I still miss it (primarily when I've had a drink). Sometimes I like the smell. Weird. Someone told me that the no-smoking clubs in Ireland now just smell of stale booze and sweat. Ugh! I think I prefer smoke.

When I was poor, I had to smoke really shit cigs, like Mayfair and Sovereign. When I had money it was Marlboro or B & H. I never resorted to rollies, apart from weed. What's your brand?

What was/is your favourite cigarette of the day? I hated the first one of the day (usually in a bus stop on my way to school/uni/work but loved the first one with a drink later on. Or after a good dinner. Summertime cigarettes in the park are nice too. Ah, the good old days... I'm off to reminisce.

Stupid people think it's cool. Clever people think it's funny.

12/14/05 05:35 AM
Re: Smokers vs Non-Smokers new [re: ladymacbeth]  

you have summed it all up well


In reply to:

Someone told me that the no-smoking clubs in Ireland now just smell of stale booze and sweat. Ugh! I think I prefer smoke.

Not to mention the stench of the toilets aswell.

12/14/05 05:58 AM
Re: Smokers vs Non-Smokers new [re: ladymacbeth]  

In reply to:

I never resorted to rollies, apart from weed.

What do you mean, never resorted to rollies? They taste & smell much better than cigarettes.

Back in the day when I thought it was cool to emulate everything Bowie did, I smoked Gitanes & Marlborough, which like all other brands of cigarettes are packed with far more chemicals than hand rolling tobacco's.

I'm hoping to bust a 30 year love relationship with smoking in the new year -- but I haven't decided which new year as yet.

My Way

(cracked actor)
12/14/05 08:04 AM
Re: Smokers vs Non-Smokers new [re: sonofsilence]  

I'm not a smoker, but my partner is. He would dearly love to quit but he is so addicted that his body does funny things when he goes for several hours without a cigarette. He just had an angioplasty on Monday and could not smoke, and his blood pressure began to go higher and he got so grumpy from nicotine withdrawal that I think the nurses turned a blind eye when he was finally able to get out of bed and go for a ciggie.

He is a heavy smoker, 35-40 a day. He used to smoke twice that amount but in the 2 years we have been together I have managed to wean him down. We are hoping to get it down even further and maybe have him quit by the end of next year *fingers crossed* He has other health problems besides his heart so it is really getting essential that he gives up.

I am an ex smoker, next September I will celebrate 20 years clean

The difference between pleasure and pain is perception

12/14/05 08:12 AM
Re: Choke new [re: Marquis]  

In reply to:

For me, it's never been about the nicotine so much as the habit

And you accuse me of talking rubbish, you prize dolt.

London Bye Ta-Ta...

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