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Does smoking really make you look hard and old?

Is smoking really that bad?

  • Yes it is evil and all smokers should be burnt at the stake

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  • Its not very nice, but people are overreacting by blaming all the worlds ills on the humble tab

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Smoking is great and all the health Nazis are cnuts

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#1
Can fellow Arrsers please help settle an argument which is raging across my office at the moment....

Is smoking really the activity of Satan or is it something that has been seized by health nazis?
 
#2
No, it makes you smell like a taxi drivers seat, turns your walls yellow, your teeth green and look like Dot Cotton
 
#3
I set fire to an old woman once, she smoked, and thrashed, very satisfying.
 
#4
Yes def

Snogging a smoker is disgusting. :puker:

My friends my age who smoke have sh*tloads more wrinkles than me
 
#5
I smoke and wish I didn't just trying to work up the balls to quit, it's not big and it's not clever in fact it's just expensive and minging
 
#6
Wedgy, completely agree. Giving up isn't going to be easy but I do want to which is the first step, or so I've been told! Plus the Long-haired General truly hates it!
 
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#7
Supergal said:
Yes def

Snogging a smoker is disgusting. :puker:

My friends my age who smoke have sh*tloads more wrinkles than me
You've had a face lift then?
 
#8
CarpeDiem said:
Wedgy, completely agree. Giving up isn't going to be easy but I do want to which is the first step, or so I've been told! Plus the Long-haired General truly hates it!
Give up! I dropped a 20 a day habit too get asthma!

I wish i'd have kept on with the tabs
 
#9
Smoked since I was fourteen, and four months back (i'm 25 now) decided to quit. I used nicotene gum to deal with the cravings. People argue against nicotene replacement therapy saying it's replacing one addiciton with another, but at least NRT gets rid of all the tar and chemicals that cig's contain. They really helped, and, one my first attempt to quit, I have no intention of starting up again. Running is easier, I've knocked two minutes off my 1.5 mile run (which is probably half down to increased self belief and self confidence), gym work is easier, I have shed loads more energy I don't smell and i've saved loads of dosh to spend on crack instead.

Never thought of it as an evil habit, although you can't argue against it's anti social and unhealthy downfalls, but it makes me wonder how many of those people who berate smokers about the damage to the smokers health actually do any excercise themselves, or how concerned they are about their health. It's a big bandwagon, the anti smoking one.
 
#10
Well have a look at make your own mind up.
 
#11
CarpeDiem said:
Wedgy, completely agree. Giving up isn't going to be easy but I do want to which is the first step, or so I've been told! Plus the Long-haired General truly hates it!
The problem is the next steps the hard one! I even went as far to go to a stop smoking clinic once which involved me feeling like a right c**k sat in a circle tormented for an hour by what I can only describe as American style group therapy! I'm aiming for when they ban smoking in public next year as d-day as if I can't smoke when I'm drinking I think it'll be 100 times easier !!

P.S. well done Morty
 
#12
Smoking is , thesedays, the preserve of Chav birds.
If you are not a Chav bird, it makes you look like a gay looser.

save your money for beer and hookers, you know it makes sense!
 
#14
jimnicebutdim said:
Any suggestions for other vices to replace the dreaded cancer sticks?
W@nking
Beer
Cakes
Darts

I just went cold turkey.
 
#15
camoboots said:
Wedgy said:
I smoke and wish I didn't just trying to work up the balls to quit, it's not big and it's not clever in fact it's just expensive and minging
O.k. you want to quit

1.Get empty baby food jars wash it out and fill it with water
Every time you have cigarettes put the stub in there and close the lid
After a couple of days undo the lid and take a whiff, if that don’t turn you off nothing will.

2.Oh yes put some carrot and cut them in to strips and put into fridge every time you want a cigarette, substitute with a carrot stick

3. Pretend to have cancer
 
#16
My father recently died of Lung Cancer aged 68 - He was diagnosed at about this time last year and given 2 years to live. Strangely that was not reason enough for me to stop Smoking.

I`ve smoked for the last 30 years - I was on between 50 and 60 per Day -a real Nicotine addict!. About two months ago I stumbled across a Website that asked me to work out how much it was actually costing me - and so I sat down and did the Sums - and did them honestly - no pulling punches with myself.

All figures are in Euros cos I live in Germany;

2 small boxes (18 ciggies) ...... 4,00euros each
1 large box (24 ciggies) ......5,30 euros

per Day....................................13,30

per Week..................................93,10

per Month.................................372,4

1 Year......................................4468,80

That is a lot of Money to pay for the privilege of doing myself damage!

and so I quit - Cold Turkey - got myself a stressball, one of those squashy rubber ones and every time I needed a smoke - the ball got it! - To avoid situations where I habitually smoked (getting into the car - sitting down at work - after or with a coffee/Tea/beer) I deliberately changed my routine. I went for a "No smoke" - walk around the block - run up and down the stairs-also keeps the weight gain under control. I`ve put on about 8 pounds but I don`t worry too much - the weight will sort itself out in time. I was hyper for about 3 days - didn`t sleep too well, jittery and snappy - I`d warned everyone in advance so they were expecting it - it also motivated me further because I`d made it Public and that made it harder to slip back into it on the sly.

I printed out the above figures and they hang above my Desk at home and at Work. So far stopping smoking has financed a new Guitar and effects pedal and has paid the years rent for my campsite. The future savings are going to finance my inland Skippers licence and buy me a small motorboat - target is the middle of next year.

after 2 months I don`t notice a marked improvement in smell or taste - I do notice that I breathe easier - My smokers cough has disappeared and I no longer make wheezing sounds when I`m lying in bed.
I also "smell" smokers - not so much the smoke but the residue in their hair and clothes and breath....and my tongue is now Pink - not Brown and Yellow!

The one thing that really motivates me though, is the quote that I saw on that Website: it said......


"I could never understand why supposedly intelligent people choose to smoke!"
That is also printed under the figures above my Desk


right - I could smoke a Cigarette right now - but Im not going to - Im off for a wander instead.

Good Luck! :D
 
#17
and Yes.....after having seen my old Fella close to the end.....

it does make you look Hard and old.....

and small and shrivelled up and weak and not able to walk 30 feet on your own ....and dependent on oxygen and Morphine ..and eventually - dead!

So I suppose it was a contributory reason after all!
 
#18
I have smoked for the last 29 years and last week got my sorry arrse into see the practice nurse. NHS nicotine replacement is FREEEEEEEE! Oh yes! So here I am with a patch on my arm and its going great. I asked ger what I could do to stop the cravings when having a pint, she gave me some gum, (which tastes like shyte), to chew when I got the craving bad. I chew it for about 30 seconds and the craving goes.

Try it!



:pukel:
 
#20
No, it's Chubb/pentwyn/camoboots face after Ive finished stubbing a box of Cuban Havana Cigars on it.

Chubb. I hope you die of a slow painful death. For example; The plague.
 

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