Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by dontpanicbobby, Feb 11, 2019.
Well, do yah?
I smoked a pack a day (Winston 100's) from 1978 until 1983-ish. One day, I woke up, decided I didn't like it anymore and went cold turkey. A few years later i had a smoke and hated every puff. Haven't touched a ciggie since.
Cigars, are another matter, though. I love a nice Arturo Fuente on a Summer afternoon with a bourbon on the rocks.
Cigars are worst for you. Just sayin'
Cigars are an acquired taste...
If you start as punishment you won't like them.
I quit, I think, about 1-1/2 years ago after smoking for 25 years or so. I now vape. I figure it's the lesser of 2 evils
yes, I do... now and then.
i am an odd ball.. dont have much raving for it.
only once in a while.. and during nights out drinking ..
so.. about 1-2 cig ... per month!!!
so.. maybe a pack a year!!!!
Yup. Hate to admit it and don't like that I do but I do.
Like Freud said ... it's all relative. Or was that Einstein?
Check out the Mayo Clinic has to say about it.
While they do end it with "the health effects of occasional cigar smoking aren't as clear" I am not trying to delude myself into thinking there are no adverse affects of cigar smoking.
If cutting out cigars, coffee, bourbon, bacon, etc. could add ten years to my life ... I'd rather my death certificate not read that I died from boredom.
Cigs for Chimps.
Smaller than gorillas but powerful.
Would you like s Gorilla? Goon Show.
If I could do that I'd still smoke. I quit about 6 years ago. I had to give up cigars too because it would just lead me back to cigarettes.
Don't vape then.
IT'S A TRAP!
That I have no interest in. There was a certain enjoyment in inhaling smoke. I inhale vapor in the shower and it aint the same.
I'll tell ya something....for me, after vaping for some time, cigarettes taste terrible and I don't miss the ash and the smelly clothes bit.
Never smoked, never will.
Everyone in my family growing up was a smoker and all have died from cancer directly attributed to smoking.
On special occasions I'll have a cigar.
Give up the cigars @Dannydet they're killing you.
a cigar .. once a month / a pack of cigs a year
driving on the open road...
which is more deadly?
i am seriously asking..
Heh, if anything is good for you now, it won't be later so, live like your dying. Hmmm, isn't that a song?
Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States.
In 2017 there were 37,133 motor vehicle deaths in the U.S.
These statistics do not factor in amount of smoking or miles traveled, so it's probably not exactly the answer you were looking for Dan.
Driving of course @dan330. You smoke alone.
Lots of other people on the open road.
we breath in all kinds of crap every day...
and depending where you live.. or do for a living... it can be some ugly stuff.
but our body can clean out .. some exposure. naturally.
so. a little smoke.. now and then..
is like .. drinking a beer.. now and then.
According to the CDC, of those 480,000 smoking deaths 41,000 were from second-hand smoke. So you never really smoke alone.
I started smoking a pipe when I was ten or eleven. I've continued that habit ever since. I started smoking cigs during the summer months when in high school and did so off and on but finally quit them about fifteen years ago.
There is something criminal about cigarettes being so addictive. I still want one now and then and that's just crazy.
A pipe is a far superior smoke. I don't know that I could quit the habit but I haven't had the desire. I don't pretend to think it is better for me. It's still a very nasty habit but quite enjoyable once you learn how to smoke one. Pipe smokers as in all smokers are a dwindling number. It's becoming more difficult as time passes to find quality pipes and tobacco. Less demand increases prices. It's time we all quit.. if we could remain civil here