20th June 11:11
27 years in the making. I quit with plenty of time to spare.
So much for nicotine making smokers more alert. Re-read what I wrote.
Why do I have to keep repeating that?. Apparently, it affects all smokers.
Is it affecting your brain or is the cloud of smoke obscuring the monitor?
I quit 27 years ago for fear the the Superdome would go smokefree which it did
this month. It was only one of many reasons, but it was an important one. The
choice? To give up my football and stay at home and smoke or enjoy going out.
That's a choice more and more people are facing now. Do you continue to be
a nicotine addict and stay home and fix or you do throw off the yoke and rejoin society?
We get people in alt.smokers who claim to smoke 3 packs a day. It used to be
possible when you could smoke at work, on an airplane, anywhere in a
restaurant or bar, nearly everywhere. It's harder to do that today with so many
places banning smoking indoors.
But because I quit that 3 pack/day addiction 27 years ago, I didn't suffer the
effects of that much smoking for that period of time. I smoked for about 13
years and slowly built up from zero to nearly 3 packs. I have a 20 pack-year
total exposure. That's when the risk of lung cancer just starts-that's the
threshold. Any more than that puts you deeper into Cancer Country (TM).
That's good. How confident are you that you can keep it at that? Kyoteee and
Marky aren't able to.
That's good, too. It's sweeping the nation. Look for a flood of new smoking bans
coming this fall.. You're already used to it. I'm sorry for those other addicted
smokers who will just have to stay home to feed the nag.
We've already gone over this many times. 1) Smokers smoke to relieve craving
and withdrawal. It seems like enjoyment but it's just drug maintenance. 2)
Apparently some smokers need to be told. That's why smoking bans are being
passed. If smokers kept it to themselves, there would be no need for bans. 3)
Smoke all you need to. See if anyone cares. Just keep doing it away from