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John F. Smith
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Jun 25, 2004, 04:02 PM
 
do you smoke? why? some people smoke because they think it's cool. other people smoke because they are stressed out or want to lose weight.

i don't smoke. do you?
     
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Jun 25, 2004, 04:10 PM
 
gomanute was in before gorickey.
     
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Jun 25, 2004, 04:54 PM
 
Originally posted by John F. Smith:
...some people smoke because they think it's cool. other people smoke because they are stressed out or want to lose weight.
None of those are reasons people smoke. They are reasons people might try smoking, but once they start they continue for one reason--addiction. At the point, the above reasons become justifications.

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Jun 25, 2004, 05:11 PM
 
I enjoy the flavor of tobacco, plus the nicotine is a rush.
A few cigarettes a day is enough for me, as well as a good cigar every few months or so.
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Jun 25, 2004, 06:50 PM
 
gomanute cannot believe that people are still giving serious answers to inane question threads.
     
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Jun 25, 2004, 06:58 PM
 
i smoke crack before i post on here...

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Jun 25, 2004, 07:03 PM
 
I smoke because I cant stop...
     
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Jun 25, 2004, 07:12 PM
 
I smoke after sex.
I'm addicted to sex.
Therefore, I am addicted to smoking.

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Jun 25, 2004, 07:15 PM
 
I quit smoking on the eave of new years 2002
     
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Jun 25, 2004, 08:02 PM
 
I quit. It's proof that we humans aren't as intelligent as we think. But hey, it's an addiction, and lots of people want to quit but can't.

Oh and the whole in before gorickey™ thing has been done to death (IB4GR).

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Jun 25, 2004, 08:32 PM
 
Originally posted by ghost_flash:
I smoke after sex.
I'm addicted to sex.
Therefore, I am addicted to smoking.


Same here. Well, sort of. Both activities are risky.

So I masturbate, therefore I do not actually inhale.
I, ASIMO.
     
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Jun 25, 2004, 08:35 PM
 
I'm not a quitter!
Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!
     
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Jun 25, 2004, 08:41 PM
 
Smoking cigarettes is like drinking non-alcoholic beer. It's stupid. Pot, on the other hand....
     
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Jun 25, 2004, 08:43 PM
 
Originally posted by gomanute:
gomanute was in before gorickey.
so was goeagle.
     
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Jun 25, 2004, 08:46 PM
 
i smoke. dont really know why, but i have found that it is a great way to start up a conversation at a bar. and i work in a restaurant, where it seems that everyone smokes.

i can say that im sick of it though. its just too damn expensive in NY now.
     
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Jun 25, 2004, 08:53 PM
 
Originally posted by d4nth3m4n:
i smoke. dont really know why, but i have found that it is a great way to start up a conversation at a bar. and i work in a restaurant, where it seems that everyone smokes.

i can say that im sick of it though. its just too damn expensive in NY now.
Order online ! Don't pay your money to some bastards who are ripping you off.
You can get a carton from anywhere from about $20 bucks and up online.

And no, obviously smoking is not good for anybody, but if one is first going to smoke, then one might as well do it for the cheapest amount of money.
     
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Jun 25, 2004, 10:12 PM
 
They just raised taxes on a pack of cigs in Michigan another $0.75 a pack.

I have never smoked and probably never will. it just costs too much!

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Jun 25, 2004, 11:04 PM
 
All the time, because i'm addicted.
     
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Jun 26, 2004, 03:18 AM
 
i've been smoking regularly since starting college in 2k, but I'm pretty much in the same boat as osiris--a few cigarettes a day, or about a pack per week. although when we're hitting the bars, it goes up to half a pack per night. the cigars and cigarillos are quite delectable as well. quite honestly, i could quit if i wanted to, and there have been times when i just stopped smoking for a few months, but it's just too fun to pass up.

as for the folks who are doing several packs a day.. well, that's totally different.

and for the record, i smoke parliament lights with the recessed filter. i enjoy the european parliament lights even better as they have lower nitrosamine levels as well as using charcoal filters.

parliament lights are also commonly known as "p-funks". one can also say that prior to smoking a parliament that one is about to "open up a session of parliament".

And the best place to buy cigarettes cheap online: http://www.yesmoke.ch/
Great prices and free shipping from Switzerland. Arrives at your doorstep in no less than 2 weeks.
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Jun 26, 2004, 03:19 AM
 
no. because.




it's the filth man. FILTHY!
     
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Jun 26, 2004, 03:58 AM
 
I quit you should too !!

Do it not just for you, but for the people around you as well !! Second hand smoking is just as bad !

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Jun 26, 2004, 05:35 AM
 
I used to smoke, but stopped 3 months ago - and haven't smoked a ziggy since. I don't feel the urge anymore - a side effect of me stopping, was gaining 8 kgs - but that's ok, since I have reached my ideal weight of 80 kgs now
     
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Jun 26, 2004, 06:37 AM
 
I drank so much at a party last night, I think I am still drunk and unfit to drive can you believe it?
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Jun 26, 2004, 07:05 AM
 
Don`t smoke-never did.
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Jun 26, 2004, 07:57 AM
 
quit three months ago...never looked back.
     
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Jun 26, 2004, 10:13 AM
 
Originally posted by george68:
Smoking cigarettes is like drinking non-alcoholic beer. It's stupid. Pot, on the other hand....
Actually, putting a cigarette in your mouth is like putting a gun to your head that shoots very very very very slow bullets... they will get you eventually.

Putting a doobie in your mouth (Ca$h) is like putting a gun to your head that shoots bullets which make you slow....

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Jun 26, 2004, 10:31 AM
 
smoking is very very bad
     
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Jun 26, 2004, 10:36 AM
 
Originally posted by milhous:
i've been smoking regularly since starting college in 2k, but I'm pretty much in the same boat as osiris--a few cigarettes a day, or about a pack per week. although when we're hitting the bars, it goes up to half a pack per night. the cigars and cigarillos are quite delectable as well. quite honestly, i could quit if i wanted to, and there have been times when i just stopped smoking for a few months, but it's just too fun to pass up.

as for the folks who are doing several packs a day.. well, that's totally different.

and for the record, i smoke parliament lights with the recessed filter. i enjoy the european parliament lights even better as they have lower nitrosamine levels as well as using charcoal filters.

parliament lights are also commonly known as "p-funks". one can also say that prior to smoking a parliament that one is about to "open up a session of parliament".

And the best place to buy cigarettes cheap online: http://www.yesmoke.ch/
Great prices and free shipping from Switzerland. Arrives at your doorstep in no less than 2 weeks.
1. It's "too fun..." to inhale carcinogenic chemicals into your body on a regular basis? Strange sense of humor.

2. Killing yourself slowly with two cigarettes or two packs/day is not "totally different".

3. Putting lesser amounts of carcinogenic chemicals in your body is not safer.

4. Getting the cigs cheaper will allow you to put more money aside for a nicer coffin.
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Jun 26, 2004, 11:00 AM
 
Originally posted by spatterson:
I quit smoking on the eave of new years 2002
Mine was y2k. Never looked back... had one last Marlboro Medium around 11:50ish... broke the remaining one in half when done and threw out the pack.

Smoked for 6 years. The thing that helped was changing my environment - one change was buying a new car so "no smoking in it".
     
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Jun 26, 2004, 11:28 AM
 
I never smoked.

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Jun 26, 2004, 12:49 PM
 
The side-effect of my quitting was getting the PB its been a couple of months now, the PB is much more fun than those cancer-sticks

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Jun 26, 2004, 01:34 PM
 
Originally posted by starman:
USE THE SEARCH BUTTON, LUKE!

http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.p...hreadid=208649
Well, considering I smoke a pipe (think Sherlock Holmes not Bob Marley) this thread is more general than the other thread that asked specifically about cigarettes.

For the record, I've got 6 or 7 pipes--two are awaiting repair--and my favorite pipemaker in the states is Boswell Pipes in Chambersburg, PA. I also am a big fan of Brigham (Canadian), Castleford (English), and a sos-so fan of Petersen pipes. I have never really gone in for the Savinelli's or the other big name Italian pipe makers.

And yes, pipe smoking is bad for you but it is not addicting. I might have a pipe every day for three or four days straight and ten not have a pipe for an equal length of time.

So, there's my annswer.
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Jun 26, 2004, 03:09 PM
 
Don't smoke. I choked once. That was bad.
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Jun 27, 2004, 01:23 AM
 
Originally posted by KarlG:
1. It's "too fun..." to inhale carcinogenic chemicals into your body on a regular basis? Strange sense of humor.

2. Killing yourself slowly with two cigarettes or two packs/day is not "totally different".

3. Putting lesser amounts of carcinogenic chemicals in your body is not safer.

4. Getting the cigs cheaper will allow you to put more money aside for a nicer coffin.
1. It's too fun, man! I get my pleasure from the acts that I engage in as much as the auto racecar driver gets his from travelling in speeds excess of 200 miles per hour. And I don't have to pay for the car and gas.

2. Of course it is! There's moderation and then there's abuse.

3. Yes it is, sure it is! Smoking less certainly isn't safe, but it's less dangerous, which coincidentally is more safe. As the anti-smoking commercials suggest, no one knows which cigarette is the one that kills you.

4. It's a really nice coffin though! A tisket, a tasket, tell us about the casket! I'll tell you about the casket, my good friend...
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Jun 27, 2004, 02:04 AM
 
Originally posted by paully dub:
It's proof that we humans aren't as intelligent as we think.
so was the Macarana.
     
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Jun 27, 2004, 02:07 AM
 
I don't smoke, so I will die healthier than those of you who do.
     
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Jun 27, 2004, 03:27 AM
 
3.5 years smoke free

If you want to quit, quit. you can.

if not, take a drag for me.

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Jun 27, 2004, 10:57 AM
 
Originally posted by Will McGoonigle:
Don't <blank>. I gagged once. That was bad.
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Jun 27, 2004, 03:27 PM
 
Never smoked. Don't plan on smoking.
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Jun 28, 2004, 12:29 PM
 
Completely disgusts me... smoke near me and be told to get lost.

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Jun 28, 2004, 12:32 PM
 
Originally posted by goeagle:
so was goeagle.
Did you create the 'gomanute' and 'goeagle' user names to point out how silly the gorickey-type-in-the-third-person-thing is? We already knew. But thanks anyway.

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Originally posted by OB1:
Did you create the 'gomanute' and 'goeagle' user names to point out how silly the gorickey-type-in-the-third-person-thing is? We already knew. But thanks anyway.
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