Smoking Poll 2016/ 2017

Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Culture' started by Commotion, Jan 7, 2016.

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TICK ALL THAT APPLY

  1. I smoke 10+ a day

    10.6%
  2. I smoke fewer than 10 a day

    10.6%
  3. I smoke, but not every day

    3.0%
  4. I am a "social smoker" (I.e. only when pissed)

    7.6%
  5. I am an ex smoker

    10.6%
  6. I smoke more than ever

    3.0%
  7. I smoke less than I used to

    7.6%
  8. I am actively trying to quit

    3.0%
  9. I have successfully quit in the past, but relapsed

    10.6%
  10. I would like to quit someday, but not yet

    10.6%
  11. I never intend to quit

    1.5%
  12. I have never been a smoker

    51.5%
  13. Other (please specify)

    4.5%
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  1. Ag

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    SORT OF. The equipment is fairly expensive however.
     
  2. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I'm really wary of anyone with problematic use of any substance replacing it with another substance. I'm not saying it can't work (and there's always the harm reduction angle to consider), but it can get REALLY MESSY.

    I admit at the moment I have a real issue with cannabis in terms of its impact on mental health on some people though.
     
  3. Ag

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    Mr Ag suffers from anxiety. I recognise when he is anxious, but I don't really suffer from it myself. When he was stoned at Latitude, the potential anxious moments were replaced with a far calmer, more nonchalant responses. The scale of his alcoholism is one that I'll consider something like weed, which is far less destructive to be a valid replacement. I know I don't get episodes from it and I can control my usage of it (these days). At present I have the only source for weed, I'm the only one who knows how to skin up... If I can control it like, hopefully it won't get out of hand. But again, I see your point.

    Either way I now have a vape am truly in no smoking mode.
     
  4. Ag

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    3 days in now, including a job interview and few vapes. Much easier this time round.
     
  5. untitled

    untitled blue of my oblivion

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    I started smoking socially and then it all got a bit out of control.

    Ultimately I then decided to VAPE as I realised I was only really interested in smoking because it soothed my anxiety. I like relaxing by myself and creating shapes and patterns with the vape, I really do find it very soothing.

    I'll still smoke properly after a drink though.

    I do smoke weed too (2-3 times a week usually).
     
  6. Ag

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    Quit for a week now. What a fucking week to quit!
     
  7. Indie

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    I think I'll roll a ciggie right now.
     
  8. Ag

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    2 weeks!
     
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  9. ameraal

    ameraal true love is making a comeback

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    three weeks tomorrow for me.
    same goes for porn.
    i've only had a beer (today) and a margarita (the other day) in that time.

    and i can't say i feel any different at all.
     
  10. ameraal

    ameraal true love is making a comeback

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    just a bit over two months now.

    i'm strangely missing it at this point which is weird by this stage as it's obviously the physical aspect of it i miss.
     
  11. Commotion

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    I started this thread :zombie:
    I managed 9 months, but have been back to horrendous levels over the past year.
    A friend of mine's 76 year old mum has just been diagnosed with lung cancer and has only weeks to live.
    More worryingly a 42 year old colleague who smokes has just had a minor stroke.

    I've quit again - 3 days in.
    I've decided to quit drinking for a month also to see if it helps.
     
  12. untitled

    untitled blue of my oblivion

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    I've decided to quit altogether so I'm vaping now. It's fine but I don't like the idea that you don't fucking know when to stop. I can't TELL if it's making me feel better, or if there's any fulfillment. It's just fine and filling a bit of a void but my god - when do you stop? I mean you could nip outside and vape for literally 3 seconds and go back inside or just stand there vaping until you need to refill.

    It's weird?
     
  13. untitled

    untitled blue of my oblivion

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    And is it acceptable that I'm doing it in my house? Sure it doesn't smell or cause any physical distress to my curtains but I wouldn't smoke inside would I?
     
  14. Indie

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    apparently i've joined the giving up bandwagon too. It was easier than I thought (but vaping helps)

    Admittedly, it's only been 24 hours so far.
     
  15. Dr Lecter

    Dr Lecter HAS BEEN

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    Still smoking

    Shocking

    Ironically I was giving up last year but then circumstances happened so on I go
     
  16. Indie

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    11 days.

    Much easier than last time, I suspect that giving up vaping will be harder.
     
  17. Indie

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    ONE WHOLE MONTH

    It's been pretty easy really. Although I have noticed no health benefits. In fact the only thing I've noticed is that I can smell other people smoking.
     
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  18. Ag

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    Quitting smoking made me super judgemental of smokers.
     
  19. Rita

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    Still smoking and no plans on giving up.
     
  20. BoysForSeles

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    Oh I also am on a self imposed porn ban. I never watched that much but get paranoid that it makes me less inclined to engage with real people who I might shag due to its convenience.

    Smoking, I have one a week on a Saturday. I enjoy one and it stops me from having others as pointless as one a week may seem. That one I have in total silence and alone!
     
  21. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara Allt sem ég sá...

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    IKR. How can anyone be so DIRTY! :gross:

    I must say that being off alcohol is making not smoking so much easier. The endless OH I’LL JUST HAVE A CHEEKY ONE...
     
  22. Indie

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    I've not smoked for four months now.

    I don't really tell anyone about it or go on about it. If you accept it as part of the monotony of life then it doesn't feel like a thing that you need to go back to.
     
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  23. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara Allt sem ég sá...

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    I think it’s definitely best to keep quiet about it. Every time I’ve said to someone (and this has happened again and again), “I’ve given up! Really don’t want it! Wow! So clean! So fresh!” it’s invariably resulted in my buying fags on the way home
     
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  24. Rita

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    Oh I am still a dirty old fag ash lil. I have smoked since I was 13. Stopped twice while pregnant, but have still gone back to the dirty habit. I spend a lot of money on skin care (and possibly sometimes *ahem* the odd bit of Botox) but I still smoke. I can’t see me giving up.
     
  25. ameraal

    ameraal true love is making a comeback

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    so after about 8 months without i relapsed and have a cig when i have a drink. i kinda hate myself for it but i'm in a self-loathing phase anyway so might as well just treat my body like shit.
     
  26. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara Allt sem ég sá...

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    This is almost certainly an age thing but I just feel ill when I go back to it now, which is ever so slightly confusing as I always had it down as a provider of good health and outstanding beauty and it ALWAYS prevented COUGHS!
     
  27. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    It gets more and more noticeable all the time now just how much smokers STINK
     
  28. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara Allt sem ég sá...

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    Especially OLD smokers. You can use as much Terre d’Hermès as you like but it makes very little difference to the PERVASIVE PONG. You’re still going to smell like you sleep in bins and eat from the dog’s arse
     
  29. Rita

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    How old is OLD? :oi:
     
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  30. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    You've been smoking thirty years. You almost certainly stink :(
     
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  31. Rita

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    I smell of Chanel No 5 and NOTHING ELSE.
     
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  32. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara Allt sem ég sá...

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    Oh, you know... 44? :tongueout:
     
  33. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara Allt sem ég sá...

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    Anyway, after my crowing about not smoking earlier on, I bought some on the way home I MEAN FOR GOD’S SAKE :argh:
     
  34. Rita

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    I am in my PRIME.
     
  35. Commotion

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    So after quitting for a week in October, I went back on them.
    I quit again last Thursday so 5 days off them now.
    I will be fine until Thursday -but I am going to a concert that night - I might stay on the cola that night to keep my resolve.
     
  36. Rita

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    Smokers, why do I smoke so much more in the sunshine? Is it just me?
     
  37. Jark

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    Nah it's not just you. Smoking in the sun is just GOOD OLD-FASHIONED FUN.

    I smoke about 4-6 per day and would like to stop but it's not realistic right now. What IS more achievable is not smoking 15-20 when I'm pissed.
     
  38. Indie

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    I stole a cheeky couple of cigarettes on Saturday night when at my least sober this year.

    It is what it is. Other than that I haven't smoked in 4 months and it didn't give me any desire to go further.
     
  39. Commotion

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    14 days for me now.

    Based on past attempts it's going to get a lot easier in about a week.

    I had a vivid dream about smoking last night and woke up almost in tears over how disappointed I felt.
     
  40. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara Allt sem ég sá...

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    It’s because smoking in the sunshine instantly makes us look like CATHERINE DENEUVE
     

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