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. ameraal

    ameraal true love is making a comeback

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    i bought my first pack of cigs last night since july. i feel a bit dirty but then i'm in a shitty phase which also includes eating all kinds of crap and drinking (if even just a couple of drinks) every other night. sometimes i think i need to hit the reset button and clean up my act. most of the time i'm like fuck it.
     
  2. Mats

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    fuck it, am, be your own little sexy Joan Crawford puffing and sipping
     
  3. Mats

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    I've been vaccinated against it for years, not even an inkling of desire but LATELY (good weather, uni stress and all) I've felt a certain nudging

    but then I think about the horrible taste it leaves in your mouth and do a u-turn
     
  4. Ag

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    I'm regularly smoking about 10 a day atm. I'm not especially enjoying it.
     
  5. Rita

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    You get a vaccination??
     
  6. Mats

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    metaphor, love, METAPHOR
     
  7. ameraal

    ameraal true love is making a comeback

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    a metaphor from a (supposed former) metawhore. how nice.
     
  8. Commotion

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    Five weeks complete yesterday.

    I started this thread almost 3 years ago. Managed 9 months then.

    Despite my failure then, I think it repaired my body a bit. That was my first real attempt at quitting in 23 years (I began at 16), so this time it's 2 years later, and I'm not hacking my lungs up to the same extent.

    Fingers crossed.
     
  9. Commotion

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    Day 53 today. I have been completely smoke free for this time (with the tiny exception of a couple of tokes on a joint about a fortnight ago.)

    My throat is still sore and I am coughing a bit, but the app tells me that this might last for another couple of months, so not to worry.

    I went to the dental hygienist last week and she had noticed the improvement in my teeth.

    What is a disgusting new side effect of quitting this time however, is the sheer volume of hardened, dry snot lurking up my nose. Blowing it will not dislodge it - I am having to dig it out myself.
     
  10. Rita

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    I don’t know if this should be a separate thread, but what brand do the people of moopy smoke?
     
  11. Indie

    Indie Skeptopotamus

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    I used to smoke amber leaf. Much preferred RYO.
     
  12. Rita

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    I have always smoked Marlboro lights. I hate how every cigarette packet is now no thrills. People will be thinking I’m smoking pall mall.
     
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  13. Rita

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    I also don’t understand why they changed the name to Marlboro gold. It is all getting far too confusing.
     
  14. Commotion

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    They had to, didn't they? Weren't tobacco companies banned by the faceless EUROCRATS from using the word 'Light' in cigarettes in case people thought they were healthier than the regular versions
     
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  15. Rita

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    The mind boggles, it really does.
     
  16. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    What did the 'Light' actually mean?

    I had you down as more of a Lambert and Butler girl anyway Rita.
     
  17. Rita

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    I am not really all THAT fussy to be fair bubs.
     
  18. Dr Lecter

    Dr Lecter HAS BEEN

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    Marlboro Red

    But they are far too expensive so I have Benson & Hedges Blue except when I get my duty frees
     
  19. ButterTart

    ButterTart Welcome to die

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    Richmond Superking. I can't be doing with midgety normal cigs.
     
  20. Commotion

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    Twelve weeks smoke-free today (so long as you ignore that joint I shared about 6 weeks ago). I have gained about 10 pounds in weight.

    Need to start exercising more now that the weeping and gnashing of teeth seems to have stopped.
     
  21. Indie

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    I'm on 6 months now and didn't even notice.
     
  22. Commotion

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    I discovered yesterday that insurance companies only classify you as an ex-smoker if you've quit for over a year. That was depressing.
     
  23. Rita

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    I am NEVER giving up.
     
  24. Commotion

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    Day 100 today.

    I felt very crave-y and weepy this weekend.
     
  25. Commotion

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    Since yesterday it has been 5 months since I quit cigarettes (so long as you don't count the little fall off the wagon at Pride in June).
     
  26. Indie

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    On about 10 months now. Save a couple in May.
     
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  27. Commotion

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    Any weight gain?
    I put on about 5 kg but luckily still look presentable. My thought is that I will address it when I am more secure in my quitting as I still get the odd craving.
     
  28. Zu-Klara

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    :D The HORROR! I had a phase of smoking JPS Players Superkings during a poverty period earlier this year and Jesus Christ the chemicals in them. I thought I was going to have a stroke. Cheap fags really are filth

    Anyway, am off them (Marlboro Red) AGAIN, mainly because of the smell and the taste this time round which makes a return a bit impossible (if not necessarily out of the question). Every time I start again I want to stop again within a few days and certainly once the dirty thrill has worn off
     
  29. Zu-Klara

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    For some reason the bits of plastic in my pockets are the main irritant when I start again. Well, that and the utterly ludicrous ceremony of neatly wrapping the fag ends and ash in cling film to pop down the rubbish chute
     
  30. Zu-Klara

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    Has anyone else tried holistic organic gluten-free non-dairy cruelty-free American Spirit tobacco? I thought it might be a healthy, life-giving alternative but it’s so fucking DRY. You might as well try and smoke bits of straw. Also, inevitably comes in the same shitty green packet as everything else. I’d rather do snuff or khat
     
  31. Zu-Klara

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    *carries on talking to self*

    Has anyone else noticed that the EVIL GREEN is pretty much (hi @dUb :tongueout:) the same colour as McDonalds use for their FRONTAGES?

    Oh YUM YUM
     
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  32. Indie

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    Nah, about half a stone less. Truth be told I wasn't smoking an awful lot in the end. 4-5 a day if sober. I haven't really noticed a lot of change.
     
  33. Commotion

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    Oh OK. I was on 30 a day when I quit.
     
  34. Commotion

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    It's now 6.5 months since I quit and in the past week I have developed a dry, irritating cough that I can't shake.

    Google diagnoses lung cancer, but I guess it's just normal - I thought winter coughs were in the past now that I am a non-smoker.
     
  35. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    My Dad died about 6 months after quitting smoking.

    I'm sure that won't be the case for you though :)
     
  36. Commotion

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    *DP*
     
  37. Commotion

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    Really? From what. Sorry about that thiugh.
     
  38. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    A perforated stomach ulcer
     
  39. Suomi

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    Genuine question - how did you manage to fit 30 cigarettes into one waking day? 2 an hour?
     
  40. Rita

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    I smoke around 5 a day. I say around as it can sometimes be up to 10. Obviously when I am drinking that goes up to about 30 a day, but NEVER sober.
     
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