I've been conned into quitting smoking . Bxstxrd. I *like* smoking.
I deeply dislike the feeling that I'm going to rip someone's head off any second
...and no one mentioned headaches in relation to giving up, either. .
So how did THIS come about?
I thought you got conned into quitting smoking two months ago (when Blues stopped drinking).
A good mate of mine is a salesman. A very *good* salesman. Don't you just hate conversations when you know you're being steered, but can't do anything about it? In effect, he guilt-tripped me. Which is an impressive achievement given my usual lack of guilt.
Yeah, but Az, I managed to fend that one off. He had another go, and was rather more successful this time. A combination of guilt/goading means that if I'm still smoking next Monday, I will have admitted to having no balls (metaphorically speaking).
You'll have my undying respect if you succeed! As well as having balls. Metaphorically.
Ahhh other peoples discomfort....
I *really* love watching people trying to give up smoking. Especially when they fail and I can be extra smug and pious ...
Headaches, lots and lots of sore throats, sinus trubble, irratability, wrestlesness, fatigue, coughing, all can be expected (at least my Father managed to get all those). A simple remidy, Don't give in! carry on smoking!
There are huge benefits too, though. Life compared with death.
Bummer. Welcome to the club.
I still feeling pretty about it still, not feeling like ripping people's heads off yet (apart from the annoying colleague but I wanted to rip her head off when I was on 20 a day, so no change there).
I want to smoke. I hate the fact that I can't <stompsfeet>
I think Kerr will try fuming instead.
I can't quit smoking, I can't afford to quit smoking.
I mean, if I quit smoking, then, right, I'm ment to live longer? Well, blow me, I've not got a pension so smoke to avoid misery in retirement ~== this cigar is great BTW
I consider myself a non-smoker: I have about 2 cigars a month, on the rare occasions when I get to go to the pub. This guy has actually sold you something that will do you some good. Perhaps you could keep a box at home, and every time you would have gone out to buy a packet of ciggies, you could put the money saved in the box. You'd soon find yourself with enough for a nice holiday in the sun.
PS: Heavy smoking killed my dad and a good friend of mine. I don't want to see any more people I like dying because of the same reason.
Looking back at the thread everyone else has been really supportive and my post makes me look like a ocmplete git....
which of course I am .... but all the same "good luck"...
KA - very best of luck with your journey to the "smokeless zone". I quit in February this year - but I was lucky, I had stopped enjoying it
There are still occasions when I think "I could murder a ciggy right now" - usually after a row with him indoors - but I never do because I know I wouldn't really enjoy it, and do I really want to get re-hooked on something that makes me stink like a stale ashtray and will rob me of the chance of a life long enough to see if my son gives me grandkids?
Seriously - I wish you the very best of luck. You're doing yourself a huge favour, though it may not feel like it at first!
That's fine FB, I am total bxstxrd too.
He may have sold me something that will to *me* good, but I really don't think the same goes for my colleagues. I think I shall put a sign on my desk 'I'm a naturally agressive person who just quit smoking. Now, is what you want *really* important?'.
I worked out a spend about £40 a month on tobacco. Add a tenner for a bonus, and that's £50 more to spend on Doctor Who DVDs .
Plus, now I get to send Bruce out into the cold and damp, because I@ve banned smoking in the house and he won't quit .
Damn, meant to add:
How long is it now, SLG?
I should have a sign on my office door saying 'I'm a naturally aggressive person anyway: perhaps I should take up smoking...'
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