If you can do this without slipping back into old habits then you are a stronger person than I. T'was a nightmare at first for me as had to stop going out and drinking on weekends just to cement the habit of not smoking. According to my dentist getting on the alcohol and smoking are very bad due to the opening of the pores in the mouth, same for eating and smoking probably. But drinking and smoking went hand in hand for me.
(Original post by ohirome)
I figure if I can at least cut it to once or twice on a night out every now and again ill be happy.
You weren't training hard enough lol. But yes this was one of the main reasons for me giving up and sticking to it, the running and circuit training became much more productive.
(Original post by velociraptor)
After quitting I noticed that exercising got easier
She certainly did smoke like a chimney, on the other hand though my other gran had a fare few strokes and she was and is a smoker.
(Original post by calumsteele1)
Some people like your nan will live a very full life regardless of smoking like a chimney
People will always disagree as there are a lot of armchair experts out there lol
(Original post by calumsteele1)
it is amusing though how people disagree so wildly on the benefits/dangers of certain items... take the DM
for instance if theyre to be believed absolutley every single food/drink/pleasure in existance will kill us of cancer
What is DM?
But yes one week something is going to kill us if we indulge then the next it is beneficial. Pesticides on fruits, fat in nuts and seeds etc etc. Media are dumb haha.
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I barely smoke anymore because a pack costs over nine euro here, though every night out I still end up in the smoking area. It's where the banter is
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Smokers, as a discriminated minority, usually band together. At least, it's an easy excuse for conversation in a country/culture (England) that ordinarily frowns on random conversations. So it can open doors by opening conversations or striking up meetings with people you'd ordinarily never say a word to. I made a lot of friends/acquaintances at college for this reason.
(Original post by tehFrance)
Wait what? what doors are closed and what are opened?
Of course it closes doors because people often are prejudiced toward smoking. Also many people see it as a huge turn off, which I guess is fair enough to them. I've never found the smell of stale smoke particularly unattractive, but then I have an awful sense of smell. I'm a pretty heavy smoker, about a pack a day and I've been smoking for just about 4 years. The advantage to permanently smelling of smoke is that you can sort of clothe other bad smells in it. I'm not saying it's a cologne or anything, but it is an extremely strong and extremely persistent smell.
It's also a giant inconvenience. It makes long distance flying a terrible affair. In bad weather, thanks to the smoking ban, it can be uncomfortable. Smoking rooms in airports are disgusting (excepting Abu Dhabi which has a remarkable smoking room; large and airy with comfortable sofas and wifi...)
Yea, we're better people.
(Original post by green.tea)
As a kid I loved the hiding from the grownups and the scheming to go off on your own without arousing suspicion when on family holidays. As an adult I find that smokers of any age are at the more worldly end of their age group. I've honestly never met a smoking 18 year old virgin, for example. Non smokers tend to believe obvious lies from authority figures whereas smokers tend not to, in my experience. So I now kinda like how smoking means I end up talking to people that I can get on with.
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