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okie
10-13-2012, 17:59
I quit smoking a hella long time ago, but I started in College. I started because every time I would turn around some one would say smoking is bad and you shouldn't do it, so I did it:supergrin:

JLB768
10-13-2012, 18:04
I suppose because mom, dad, grandma, aunts, uncles, parents friends, etc, all had a cig hanging outta their mouths. I'm going on week three not smoking real cigs, using an E-Cig to slowly stop all together.

oldsoldier
10-13-2012, 18:04
The Army gave them to me for free.

okie
10-13-2012, 18:06
I suppose because mom, dad, grandma, aunts, uncles, parents friends, etc, all had a cig hanging outta their mouths. I'm going on week three not smoking real cigs, using an E-Cig to slowly stop all together.

I reckon that would do it. Good luck quitting, Jamie:supergrin:

okie
10-13-2012, 18:06
The Army gave them to me for free.

They did:dunno:

tous
10-13-2012, 18:10
The Devil made me do it.

I didn't start until college and am chagrined to admit, I fell into the 'everyone else is doing it' trap and once in the Navy, cigarettes were cheap and smoking was common. My parent both smoked, so it was usual for me.

And, like okie, I enjoy irritating the hippie socialists. :supergrin:

HollowHead
10-13-2012, 18:15
I grew up in a smoking family and oddly enough, my parents both quit when I took it up in high school. I smoked for the next twenty-one years and quit in 2000. HH

okie
10-13-2012, 18:16
The Devil made me do it.

I didn't start until college and am chagrined to admit, I fell into the 'everyone else is doing it' trap and once in the Navy, cigarettes were cheap and smoking was common. My parent both smoked, so it was usual for me.

And, like okie, I enjoy irritating the hippie socialists. :supergrin:

You're a good man, Doug:rofl::rofl:

Gallium
10-13-2012, 18:20
Never started. My mom made me visit a relative (great uncle?), with a big ****ing hole in the side of his neck, filled with nasty smelling/looking pus and mucus.

He was at end stage emphysema or lung cancer - the neck thing was some other thing thrown in the mix, but let me tell you, that made me quit cold turkey, and this was back in the early /mid 70s, before I even started smoking.

happy seal
10-13-2012, 18:21
I quit smoking a hella long time ago, but I started in College. I started because every time I would turn around some one would say smoking is bad and you shouldn't do it, so I did it:supergrin:


I didn't, don't, never will! :cool:

okie
10-13-2012, 18:23
Never started. My mom made me visit a relative (great uncle?), with a big ****ing hole in the side of his neck, filled with nasty smelling/looking pus and mucus.

He was at end stage emphysema or lung cancer - the neck thing was some other thing thrown in the mix, but let me tell you, that made me quit cold turkey, and this was back in the early /mid 70s, before I even started smoking.

I needed to see something like that my friend, I had people tell me story's like that, but they didn't phase me:alex:

okie
10-13-2012, 18:24
I didn't, don't, never will! :cool:

Good for you my friend:supergrin:

NorthCarolinaLiberty
10-13-2012, 18:25
I smoked at age 14 for a few weeks because everyone around me smoked. I quit because I got nothing out of it. I actually smoked dope before tobacco. I've disliked the smell of weed and tobacco for a long time now.
Those candy cigarettes were pretty awesome though.:supergrin:

M2 Carbine
10-13-2012, 18:56
I tried smoking at a very young age because it must be the cool thing to do.

After the first couple puffs I said,
"This stucks. How could anyone think such a thing as smoking would make them appear to be anything but just another teen age idiot. Why would anyone do such a nasty thing to themselves.


Pretty much the same with drinking.

Shinytop
10-13-2012, 19:00
I was a 19 year old pipe smoker when they sent to Vietnam. Cigarettes were a lot easier to carry so I started. 28 years later I had a heart attack and quit. Easy to quit when you are hooked up to machines for a week!

Glockdude1
10-13-2012, 19:02
http://www.lipsmakinsmokers.com/prodimages/16pitmaster.jpg

I love smoking....... :supergrin:

snubfan
10-13-2012, 19:13
I started when I was 17 because of a broad. I guess I thought picking up one of her bad habits would get me into her drawers. I was wrong. Quit when I was 22. Walked into a bar when I was 26 and ran into a bartender that I hadn't seen in a few few years and she lit up 2 cigarettes and handed me one. I told her I had quit 4 years ago and she replied "Aww, one isn't gonna get ya hooked!" I had a pack in my pocket when I walked out of that bar and it took me another 5 years to kick the habit again!

gjk5
10-13-2012, 19:17
I started when I was 16, probably because everyone else did it. I quit 25 years later.

That was 9 days ago.......

Bruce M
10-13-2012, 19:17
http://www.lipsmakinsmokers.com/prodimages/16pitmaster.jpg

I love smoking....... :supergrin::rofl::rofl:

tryn2hrd
10-13-2012, 19:19
I never smoked until l age 40 and was going through a nasty divorce.When i did finally start to get a social life back all the people i was hanging around with (females) smoked so what the hell ill just fit in, that was 19 years ago and still puffin.

M&P Shooter
10-13-2012, 19:24
Mother, father, grand parents and all my friends smoked so what the hell I started at 15 years old. Here I am today 42 and I have stopped 3 months ago because I started coughing and having chest pains but now I feel fine and run up steps and don't lose my breath. I will never go back to that waste of money again:wavey:

okie
10-13-2012, 19:32
Mother, father, grand parents and all my friends smoked so what the hell I started at 15 years old. Here I am today 42 and I have stopped 3 months ago because I started coughing and having chest pains but now I feel fine and run up steps and don't lose my breath. I will never go back to that waste of money again:wavey:

I hope you can stay away from them my friend:supergrin:

*ASH*
10-13-2012, 19:39
started smoking when i was 13 , grew up a farm , 3rd gen farmer now and i still puff one now and then , . also ironic ive had cancer 3 times none attributed to smoking. and no im not gonna debate or further the banter .

byf43
10-13-2012, 19:39
I started smoking cigarettes and cigars when I was 11, because I was STOOPID!!!!!

When you first take a 'drag' of a cigarette (or other tobacco product) and take it into your lungs, you cough and hack like it's going to kill you.

Guess what!?!?!?!?!!?
Your body is trying to tell you something!
That CRAP will KILL YOU!!!!!!!

I continued to smoke and suck that crap into my lungs, until my body stopped rejecting it, then needed it.

I smoked for 32 years. (See, I told you I was STOOPID!)

I quit smoking 15 years ago, August 29th of this year. One day before my youngest daughter's 6th birthday.

I quit, because she wanted me to quit smoking, for her birthday.

TK-421
10-13-2012, 19:49
Wow, you guys sure do make me feel young. xD I never started smoking, never will. I know the moment I put a cigarette to my lips, my mother will teleport to my side in an instant and tan my hide. So I just don't do it. That, and I have other things that take up all my money, I can't afford cigs.

JLB768
10-13-2012, 20:01
I reckon that would do it. Good luck quitting, Jamie:supergrin:

Thanks Mark.

byf43
10-13-2012, 20:01
Wow, you guys sure do make me feel young. xD I never started smoking, never will. I know the moment I put a cigarette to my lips, my mother will teleport to my side in an instant and tan my hide. So I just don't do it. That, and I have other things that take up all my money, I can't afford cigs.


When I started smoking cigarettes, they cost on average 10 per pack. (I have bought cigarettes for as little as 5 per pack.)
When I quit smoking, they cost $1.74 per pack.

I hear they are over $6.00 or $7.00 per pack, now.

With my other vices, I couldn't afford to smoke now, even if I wanted to!! (Which I don't!)

TK-421
10-13-2012, 20:09
When I started smoking cigarettes, they cost on average 10 per pack. (I have bought cigarettes for as little as 5 per pack.)
When I quit smoking, they cost $1.74 per pack.

I hear they are over $6.00 or $7.00 per pack, now.

With my other vices, I couldn't afford to smoke now, even if I wanted to!! (Which I don't!)

I used to work at a gas station, quit back in march to move south to Austin, cheap smokes were about $5, Marlboro's were around $6, and the girly cigs were like $8, approaching $9. It is definitely not a cheap habit. Just think if you smoke one pack a day, that's $42 a week, $168 a month, $2016 per year. Think of all the ammo you could buy in a year with that much money. :faint:

2bgop
10-14-2012, 07:47
I started smoking in high school, I don't really know why I started. I continued to smoke all through college and finally dropped it cold turkey one day when I was 30.

I always get the crap kicked out of me for saying this, but all you have to do to quit is not put one in your mouth.

oldsoldier
10-14-2012, 14:52
They did:dunno:

Sure did. They came in C-Rations. A small 4 cigarette pack of old time cigarettes like Lucky Strikes came in every ration. They put 10 cartons of cigarettes per 100 man sundry pack in Vietnam and elsewhere. They did away with the free cigarettes a long time ago but I don't remember when now.

Angry Fist
10-14-2012, 14:56
In the late 80's, early 90's chicks did all kinds of things to get a pack of smokes. It was totally in. Us dudes would go through a carton a day on a bad day. :supergrin:

Glock&KimberLady
10-14-2012, 14:58
I started because my dipstick then-boyfriend (now Mr. GKL :supergrin: ) told me it would cut my appetite and help me lose weight. I was 17. The fact that he occasionally socially smoked and I gave him crap about it probably sparked that little bit of disingenuousness.

I finally changed over to e-cigarettes on 11/02/11 and haven't had a regular cigarette since. Can't stand the smell of them now. No fear, I'm not a Nazi ex-smoker.

ETA: I have informed all of my kids if they ever start smoking, I will open a can of whup ass that even God would tremble to see. They have all been informed that it is a stupid habit and will kill them. They all celebrated when Mr. GKL and I made the move to e-cigs.

Angry Fist
10-14-2012, 15:04
That's good, GKL. Angry Mama is getting more Nazi every day. So are my kids. They hate it.

Airborne Infantryman
10-14-2012, 15:05
I started smoking during my deployment to Iraq in 2008. I've been smoking since then, however the PD that is hiring me requires all employees to not use ANY tobacco products on OR off duty.

Looks like I'll be using the E-cigarette while I'm in the academy. Its a good thing though; smoking is horrible for you :supergrin:

Clutch Cargo
10-14-2012, 15:26
I started in boot camp. I quit not long after boot camp.

Glock&KimberLady
10-14-2012, 15:29
:soapbox:

E-cigs are a pretty good alternative. You can futz with the nicotine content, down to 0mg, if you're like me and are more hooked on the hand-to-mouth than the drug itself.

Even with full-time usage for me and Mr. GKL, and batteries / cartridges / e-liquid....e-cig use costs us maybe $60 a month, versus roughly $300 a month for American Spirit Yellows.

That, and I can (discreetly) hit off my e-cig in a theater, on a plane, in a hospital, wherever. I don't smell like smoke and taste like an ashtray, my smell/taste ability has cranked through the ionosphere, I can pull all-day bomber snowboarding sessions without getting breathless....and I DIDN'T GET FAT (which I invariably did after one of my quit-smoking stints).

Try it. Might as well. Yes, a new habit to counter the old habit. But at least it's less expensive, less offensive, and by my unscientific methodology, less unhealthy.

BEER
10-14-2012, 15:30
i grew up in the 70's back when grocery stores had ashtrays at the end of every aisle, cars had more ashtrays than seats, and even doctors kept ashtrays in examination rooms. for the first 15 years of my life literally every adult i knew smoked like a chimney. for christ's sake there were even candy cigarettes for kids!

growing up in that sort of environment it was just what you did when you 'grew up". you grew up, learned to drive, got a job, and started drinking and smoking. to add to all of those factors i also grew up in and around the beer joint/honkytonk lifestyle so i was doubly doomed.

now at the ripe old age of 39 i know it's bad for me, but so is everything else i enjoy so i'll keep smoking and see which of my numerous vices, bad habits, or hobbies kills me first.

Glock&KimberLady
10-14-2012, 15:31
I started smoking during my deployment to Iraq in 2008. I've been smoking since then, however the PD that is hiring me requires all employees to not use ANY tobacco products on OR off duty.

Looks like I'll be using the E-cigarette while I'm in the academy. Its a good thing though; smoking is horrible for you :supergrin:

Little legal side note...e-cigs are emphatically NOT tobacco products, so you do not have to disclose use of them. They are not regulated by ATF (not tobacco) or FDA (not medical devices). Neat, huh?

mike g35
10-14-2012, 15:32
I suppose I started because...well...because apparently I was stupid when I was 14. And now, after already surviving 3 bouts with colon cancer, I'm STILL stupid. I need to quit but its SO FREAKIN HARD!!!!!!!!!


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BEER
10-14-2012, 15:35
3 bouts with colon cancer

try smokin em from the other end. lol

G30SF/F-250
10-14-2012, 15:43
I started because I was too young to buy blow.

Kevinr20
10-14-2012, 15:47
I've never understood an addiction to cigarettes or anything else for that matter.


My mother, father, brother, aunt, uncle, cousins all smoked while I was growing up. Being around that stinky, nasty smoke every day disgusted me to the point where I never wanted to smoke, will not date a smoker and don't like smelling cigarettes.


I know it's easy for me to say and some of you guys will ream me, but I don't know why people can't just quit. :dunno:

Jason D
10-14-2012, 15:54
When I was a kid my Mother and Father were both smokers, as well as my Grandfather.
My Dad was the odd one out as he smoked cigars and pipes.

I started smoking cigars at about age 13. I never could stand the smell of a cigarette.
I however am not addicted to smoking like some claim to be. I enjoy it when I am doing it and sometimes go months without lighting up again.

Angry Fist
10-14-2012, 15:57
I started because I was too young to buy blow.
Sucks to be you. Too bad you were hangin' with the wrong crowd.:whistling:

Annoyedgrunt
10-14-2012, 15:58
LMAO at all the "because people told me it was bad so I did" responses.

Well, I was (am) such a non-conformist, that I refused to conform to other non-conformists' non-conformity. Therefore, I never started. :rofl:

crazycooter91
10-14-2012, 16:00
Most of my family smokes or dips, I dip mostly but will enjoy a cigar every now and then.

byf43
10-14-2012, 16:00
I suppose I started because...well...because apparently I was stupid when I was 14. And now, after already surviving 3 bouts with colon cancer, I'm STILL stupid. I need to quit but its SO FREAKIN HARD!!!!!!!!!


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Mike, if "I" can quit smoking. . . . ANYONE can!!

Here's what it takes -
1. Real desire to quit. (As stated in an earlier post, I smoked for 32 years.) 2 packs a day.

2. Support network. For me, it was my kids.
My wife continued to smoke for several months after I quit.

3. Change of habits. Instead of taking that 'smoke break' with the guys at work, I'd stay on the job and keep my mind off the cigarettes.
Instead of reaching for a cigarette when I got on the phone, I'd hold a pen or pencil, instead.
No drinks at a bar. Drinks and 'smokes' go together.
The 'toughest' times were after a good dinner, and when I drank coffee.

4. Nicoderm CQ.
I was on 'the patch' for exactly one month.


Seriously. . . . IF you want to quit smoking - you CAN.

I carried 2 packs of cigarettes (sealed with several layers of packing tape!) in my lunch 'kit' for over a year.
My mindset was, "If I really NEED a cigarette, they're there."

I tossed the cigarettes into a bonfire a little more than a year after I quit smoking.

Again, IF you want to quit. . . you CAN.

G30SF/F-250
10-14-2012, 16:01
Sucks to be you. Too bad you were hangin' with the wrong crowd.:whistling:

I was only 5.:supergrin:

Angry Fist
10-14-2012, 16:03
I was only 5.:supergrin:
I'm still suing your parents for 12 years of back pay @ 2 cartons a week. :supergrin:

el_jewapo
10-14-2012, 16:24
2 pages and I don't see my answer here. I don't know why I picked the first one up, friends I guess, but it got me high and it was wonderful! By the time I'd smoked enough that they stopped giving me that feeling, I guess I was hooked. That feeling you get sometimes with the first cigarette of the day. Funny thing is, I hate that feeling now. But that's what got me hooked.

GeorgiaGlocker
10-14-2012, 17:01
I started smoking in the early 70's. A friend of mine would swipe a couple of smokes from his dad and we would smoke them. Several times it made us sick as a dog and we swore we would never do it again but we always did. We finally got immune from getting sick and would smoke on occasion.

It wasn't until my dad was stationed overseas that I really started smoking. All the kids were and I could buy a pack on base for 20 cents and a carton from the commissary for $1.29.

We were issued monthly ration cards for cigarettes because of the black market.

I haven't had a cigarette is 33 plus years and glad that I quit.

certifiedfunds
10-14-2012, 17:16
Started in college. Moved to dip. Quit that 10 yrs ago and have been chewing Nicolette ever since

bmoore
10-14-2012, 17:24
A little off topic but I started dipping because of baseball. I played baseball up through high school and it was everywhere. Never really got hooked to where I had to buy a can all the time, dipped while fishing then finished the can and stopped for 6 months. I got hooked about 3 years ago and dipped for 2 years strait, I realized I was hooked and just quit.

Angry Fist
10-14-2012, 17:30
Started in college. Moved to dip. Quit that 10 yrs ago and have been chewing Nicolette ever since
This Nicolette? :supergrin:

http://www.animaatjes.nl/beroemdheden/n/nicolette-van-dam/animaatjes-nicolette-van-dam-78461.jpg

certifiedfunds
10-14-2012, 17:32
This Nicolette? :supergrin:

http://www.animaatjes.nl/beroemdheden/n/nicolette-van-dam/animaatjes-nicolette-van-dam-78461.jpg

I left the typo bc I knew someone would have fun with it.

Angry Fist
10-14-2012, 17:34
Took me 3 seconds. Your turn now.

certifiedfunds
10-14-2012, 17:36
Took me 3 seconds. Your turn now.

Nicolette and little Debbie .....2 little whores that torment me

Angry Fist
10-14-2012, 17:37
Nicolette and little Debbie .....2 little whores that torment me
Little Debbie always makes me smoke 2 cigs.

Averageman
10-14-2012, 17:41
I started smoking at 13 and have been a smoker or a user of snuff ever since.
I smoked two packs a day in Iraq and put them down and six months later started dipping again.
I hate the stuff.

clancy
10-14-2012, 17:51
When I was growing up my parent, aunts, uncles, and grandparent all smoked. I hated the smell, but thought if they are doing it how bad can it be? I got to watch a favorite uncle slowly choke his life away from emphysema. It was a hideous, slow, obcene way to die. Then a cousin developed mouth cancer from dipping. After having his tongue. half his jaw and upper palate removed he blew his brains out.

I have worked in a couple of nursing homes, and got to see first hand the damage done by tobacco. One woman, with emphysema, set fire to herself when her oxygen tank caught fire while she was smoking. Despite 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 40% of her body she would still try to sneak cigarettes.

Only a complete idiot would use that crap.

glock_collector
10-15-2012, 16:02
I am about to start smoking or drinking or both...due to my employees...

stevelyn
10-15-2012, 17:01
I smoked when I was quitting chewing. Smoked for about 4 years and quit that too.

TKM
10-15-2012, 19:12
When I was 14 my Opa went from being a great big guy to a little old man thanks to lung cancer.

Grandma sat me and my brother down and told us if we didn't smoke by the time we were 18 she would give us $500.

Easiest $500 I ever made.

Saved me so much money over the last 30 years I can't even begin to guess the amount. I do have five safes full of fun though.

Thanks Grandma.

NeverMore1701
10-15-2012, 19:15
Same reason I stopped. I felt like it.

Priapus
10-15-2012, 22:43
I started when I was 17 because of a broad. I guess I thought picking up one of her bad habits would get me into her drawers. I was wrong. Quit when I was 22. Walked into a bar when I was 26 and ran into a bartender that I hadn't seen in a few few years and she lit up 2 cigarettes and handed me one. I told her I had quit 4 years ago and she replied "Aww, one isn't gonna get ya hooked!" I had a pack in my pocket when I walked out of that bar and it took me another 5 years to kick the habit again!

This is pretty much the only nightmare I ever have at night, that somehow I start smoking again.

Started when I was 14 to impress a cute girl that smoked. Smoked about 4.5 years and quit cold turkey. Haven't touched tobacco since.

And a side note about the E cigs: from what I've read and been taught, they are not a completely safe alternative. They still have carcinogens in them and deliver variable doses of nicotine.

Glock&KimberLady
10-15-2012, 23:54
This is pretty much the only nightmare I ever have at night, that somehow I start smoking again.

Started when I was 14 to impress a cute girl that smoked. Smoked about 4.5 years and quit cold turkey. Haven't touched tobacco since.

And a side note about the E cigs: from what I've read and been taught, they are not a completely safe alternative. They still have carcinogens in them and deliver variable doses of nicotine.

From the studies I've read, and the chemicals involved in inhaled and exhaled vapor, I'll take my e-cigs over regular cigarettes (nooo, cigarette companies NEVER tamper with nicotine levels) any day of the week.

Snaps
10-15-2012, 23:55
I started because we got smoke breaks at S.O.I. and it seemed like a good idea

rolltide_pisco
10-16-2012, 00:08
Been smoking since I was 17. I'm 31 now. My habit has slown down to where I can make a pack last a day and a half but doesn't change the fact I need to quit.

I'm a tense and nervous person but I see all the warning signs around me. People who talk with a voice box, cancer people. I don't smoke in my home and that helps out alot having to get up and put a coat and shoes on to go outside.

In all just pray like my family does that I quit.

fwm
10-16-2012, 13:18
Nine. Pack a day habit by 12. Four packs a day by 30. Quit cold turkey April 2, 1978. Wanted one ever since.

Used to take a bottle of whiskey, pack of cigarettes and the 12 year old babysitter back in the woods every evening after school. Gave me enough trouble in my life I never had a desire to try anything more.

Damm. 55 years ago. Seems like yesterday. The babysitter died last year of ovarian cancer.

PhotoFeller
10-16-2012, 13:57
I started as an early teen 'cause my older cousin Skeeter taught me it was cool. This was in the '50s and smoking was everywhere. The movie stars, political leaders, business execs, military leaders, all of the role models for kids smoked. My crowd of teen buddies carried a pack in their tee shirt sleeve. A duck tail haircut and Camels made you a man. This all started for me before filters and rock n roll were invented. It continued for decades.

I smoked for many years, especially when drinking and under high stress. For me it was always more psychological than physical. When I decided to quit, I had to eliminate a crutch more than overcome an addiction. About 25 years ago I quit cold turkey and ever looked back.

If you still use 'em, quit. They are slowly, but surely, killing you.

geminicricket
10-16-2012, 14:32
I started in junior high school experimenting with cigarettes and stopped the same day after smoking the pack.

I resumed in high school with a pipe and quit before finishing the bag.

Why? Back then, everybody smoked. The middle-aged men had served in the army during the war and had been hooked on cigs back then. The government had not gotten involved in attempting to discourage it. Advertising was legal. I experimented with it to see what it was all about. I learned, and I'm not at all tempted to return to it.

Bilbo Bagins
10-16-2012, 14:48
I started smoking cigarettes and cigars when I was 11, because I was STOOPID!!!!!
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I started smoking in the 3rd grade, because everyone else was. In the late 1970's any kid could walk in a corner store and buy a pack of cigarettes.

I'm glad they passed that 18 or older, show ID to get any tobacco law. This way my kids will not be as stupid as me.

I quit in 95, because I was coughing up too much stuff as a 25 year old cop. Was able to quit with the patch.

Jason D
10-16-2012, 15:55
I gots me a shipment of cigars just today.

ignantmike
10-16-2012, 17:13
i grew up in the 70's back when grocery stores had ashtrays at the end of every aisle, cars had more ashtrays than seats, and even doctors kept ashtrays in examination rooms. for the first 15 years of my life literally every adult i knew smoked like a chimney. for christ's sake there were even candy cigarettes for kids!

growing up in that sort of environment it was just what you did when you 'grew up". you grew up, learned to drive, got a job, and started drinking and smoking. to add to all of those factors i also grew up in and around the beer joint/honkytonk lifestyle so i was doubly doomed.

now at the ripe old age of 39 i know it's bad for me, but so is everything else i enjoy so i'll keep smoking and see which of my numerous vices, bad habits, or hobbies kills me first.
this is me to a tee......my mom had an ashtray in her bed at the hospital giving birth to me "1970".....i'm 42 now....and hate the fact that i started....but, me and the wife tried...made it about 6-7 weeks and started to fight bad.....she failed....then me:upeyes:....no excuse....just sayin

Bilbo Bagins
10-16-2012, 17:27
This Nicolette? :supergrin:

http://www.animaatjes.nl/beroemdheden/n/nicolette-van-dam/animaatjes-nicolette-van-dam-78461.jpg

If I can chew on her ever day, I could quit anything :supergrin:

Travelin' Jack
10-16-2012, 17:37
I gots me a shipment of cigars just today.

My only tobacco addiction is buying cigars. I haven't smoked one in a month, but I seem to keep buying them. :rofl:

Bullman
10-16-2012, 18:18
It was a work thing for me. When I first got into law enforcement just about everybody I worked with had a tobacco thing, be it chew or smoke. I didn't fancy all that spitting so I picked up the smoking habit. Still remember a guy bringing a pack of Luckies to work, and I tried one of them non filtered beasts. The nicotine buzz was so bad I had to sit down or I would have fell down. I am on a quit faze now. I did the electronic ciggies for a year, then I dropped those about 2 months ago, and so far I haven't fell back. But I could smoke one right now.

marv
10-17-2012, 09:40
I started smoking because when I started going to high school in town chewing wasn't cool and was unhandy... no place to spit.