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Atticus_Finch

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Depends entirely on what you're talking about Basher.
I voted "yes, I enjoy it", as I'll try anything twice.

Oops, Just noticed the "Do you smoke?" bit.

My answer still stands
 

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Me neither, basically rolling plant leaves and inhaling the burning embers. Ive seen pressure and stress but smoking has never once tempted me. Saying that I can see how addiction catches people.
 

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Yes, I enjoy it, would love to quit, it is a disgusting habit and I don't mind people who don't.

If the Government had the courage to ban cigarettes rather than just force us outside our local pub to smoke then I'd quit in a flash. I have a more serious addiction, though, and it's called golf, which at least gives me the opportunity to enjoy both at the same time, which I can't do when I'm drinking.
 

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Like Tony, I gave up too. 40+ a day when I worked! How I wish I had the money I must have wasted over those 30-odd years!
 

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Never did. Black sheep of the family :rolleyes:

HID used to until we started going out. Cost her a fortune we i kept flicking them out of her mouth so she gave up SORTED!!!

The irony of it is that I am the one with the smokers cough??? go figure
 

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Gave up 5 years ago still can't get over how bad people smell but when i smoked i did'nt notice it. Still get the odd urge now though must be one of the most addictive substances on the planet.
 

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I have never even tried it. I guess I am too tight to watch my hard earned literally go up in smoke. I remember all the kids at the back of the school bus pressuring me into trying it bit I was a tall sporty kid and never felt vulnerable enough to have a fag to look tough.
 

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I have never even tried it either and never intend to, I really don't like it. That said loads of mates smoke so I don't not socialise with people because of their dirty habit. I put it down to their ignorance and / or their lack of will power.
 

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Never wanted to try it even when others of the so called popular kids in school were showing how big they were, I was too much into sport to bother.
And now I'm in my 40's it will never happen.

And don't get me started on the skivers at work who take two hours of the day 'nipping out for a quick fag'.
 

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Disgusting and should be banned ASAP.

And why should my taxes \ NI be used via the NHS to pay for somebody to be given help to stop when it's self inflicted and totally voluntary?

My G/F has asthma and has to pay for her inhalers via prescriptions which infuriates me.

NHS is a case of the tail wagging the dog in my eyes.

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I do, and I know I shouldn't.

I don't smoke indoors, in the car, never if I'm seeing the kid within the hour, certainly never let him see me.

Some of the recent advertising campaigns have really got me thinking. The ones where they use the kids as leverage on the parents etc.

I just lack the will power, and find it a source of being able to wind down. Mind you, I've contacted the NHS quitting thing by e-mail twice and phone 3 times. They never once got back to me!! I'm not using them as an excuse to carry on, but yet again public sector service is dire!!

As for the cost of the NHS. I once heard that the taxes smokers pay, more than covers the cost of the whole NHS operation. Whether it's a myth or true, I don't know.

I know I should give up, but my father once said that quitting is for losers. Though at the time I don't think that he meant that to refer to smoking.

I used to smoke 40 plus a day 20 years ago and now it's between 3 and 5 a day. It's that last step.

What I do know is that if I quit today, I could afford full club subs, or have a skiing holiday, a new set of irons, a lesson a week, oh and maybe a gift or two for the Mrs!

I know it smells, (my wife doesn't smoke), it costs money, and is damaging to my health. So why can't I give it up completely. Longest without was 3 weeks going cold turkey.
 

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Remember trying it years ago. Did nothing for me, though have had the occasional cigar in the past too, which were cignificantly more palatable than cigarettes imo. Not really a habit I could have gotten into & I actually find the smell of cigarette smoke discusting in any environment. Especially when outdoors in public, I'd rather be enjoying fresh air. Oddly I don't seem to find to find the smell of Pipe or Cigar tabacco quite as repugnant in general. Infact quite the oposite & can actually put up with cigar & pipe smoke in open air.
 

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I use to smoke, gave up 2 years ago in May when I took up golf. Horrible habit and defo glad I quit. Just went cold turkey and stuck with it, was hard for a week but cravings etc soon went. You just need to find a distraction i.e. golf.
 

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And why should my taxes \ NI be used via the NHS to pay for somebody to be given help to stop when it's self inflicted and totally voluntary .....Andy

Probably the same as the smokers tax and NI that would be used should you crash your car and it be your fault. I do agree that smokers should pay more on NI and car insurance. It is illegal to eat an apple whilst driving but not sit with a naked flame 6 feet from 45 litres of combustable liquid.
 
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