No smoking and smoking

@andriaperry (48432)
United States
June 21, 2016 1:21pm CST
After days of hell and withdrawls and patches and phone counseling he is now officially smoking again. All I can say is smoke till you die! I am glad I quit nearly 11 years ago or I would be broke and starving with each pack $5.00.
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13 responses
22 Jun 16
I'm glad I never got hooked on it. I used to be a social smoker for a VERY brief time. Thankfully, I stopped because i know from friends and family just how very, very hard it is to break that habit. Has he tried one of those vapor things? My sister and niece both switched to that.
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@andriaperry (48432)
• United States
24 Jun 16
Yes, a Blu. It quit and burned his lip!
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• United States
21 Jun 16
We both quit cold turkey. I smoked 4 packs a day at the time - if I can quit anyone can quit...you have to want to and obviously your husband doesn't want to.
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@andriaperry (48432)
• United States
24 Jun 16
Not my husband and I have told him he doesn`t.
@Raelove (16819)
• Saco, Maine
21 Jun 16
I honestly do not see how people can justify smoking now, considering all the health information we have, not to mention the price. I saw a man panhandling this morning not far from here. He was dressed in the shabbiest clothes imaginable and was stumbling across the intersection. Yet, he was smoking. I would never give anyone like that money, as I know exactly where it would end up. My daughter smokes, and she has a whole slew of health issues. Yet, she insists on pushing that enveloped. I love her, and it breaks my heart to know that it's just a matter of time before she is hospitalized again, but I truly cannot feel sorry for people who bring illness upon themselves by something they could control if they really tried.
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@Raelove (16819)
• Saco, Maine
21 Jun 16
@AbbyGreenhill Oh yes, I know it's an addiction. A woman I know did finally quit for health reasons, but she told me that, when she was smoking, she loved it. I appreciated that honesty.
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• United States
21 Jun 16
@Raelove I wouldn't have smoked 4 pks a day if I didn't love it. there are times, once in a blue moon, that I would love to have one, but it would most likely kill me!
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@Raelove (16819)
• Saco, Maine
21 Jun 16
@AbbyGreenhill You are one of the fortunates ones then. My father developed emphysema on top of heart disease due to smoking and his many years in the textile mills. I remember my late partner saying he'd crave one from time to time, too.
@LadyDuck (151733)
• Switzerland
22 Jun 16
There is nothing else you can say, it is what my husband said to his mother and this is what happened, liver cancer.
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@andriaperry (48432)
• United States
24 Jun 16
Smoking causes more than cancer.
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@LadyDuck (151733)
• Switzerland
25 Jun 16
@andriaperry Yes, in fact she also had buildup of cholesterol that caused pain in the legs.
@rina110383 (24141)
22 Jun 16
I never tried smoking. I'm glad you kicked the habit 11 years ago.
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@andriaperry (48432)
• United States
24 Jun 16
thank you and its good you did not.
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@Platespinner (16515)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
22 Jun 16
I've never smoked, and never understood the desire to. But I DO understand addiction. Quitting can be really, REALLY hard.
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@andriaperry (48432)
• United States
24 Jun 16
To be diabetic and not eat certain food is harder.
@teamfreak16 (40872)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Jun 16
Not sure how many times he's tried to quit. According to a class I took at the VA, it takes the average smoker six tries before they are successful. 11 years is impressive!
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@andriaperry (48432)
• United States
24 Jun 16
Since I have known him, I would say 12 to 15 times. Thank you! I did smoke 2 packs a day when I quit.
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• United States
21 Jun 16
'tis'n addiction :( i suffer from such myself. actually quite whilst the hubs was 'way fer 9 months'n a job outta state. he kept me so stressed out that 'fore long i was back to firin' one 'p. seemed cheaper'n bail money...
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@andriaperry (48432)
• United States
24 Jun 16
LOL, that is funny.
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
21 Jun 16
It`s an expensive habit and hard to kick, im a smoker, it cost $8.60 a pack!!!!! drives me crazy,some days it cost more than food l need for a full day.(if/when l eat leftovers)
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@andriaperry (48432)
• United States
24 Jun 16
with that price I would have to chose food over smokes.
@Corbin5 (102758)
• United States
21 Jun 16
It is a shame that quitting could not be the result. Some just cannot quit, or care not to, despite all the help out there.
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@andriaperry (48432)
• United States
24 Jun 16
I think some think they can beat the disease and not give up anything.
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@marlina (72570)
• Canada
21 Jun 16
This is so sad that your husband went back to smoking.
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@CsyAbby (84)
• Xiamen, China
25 Jun 16
It is lucky for us, my husband dont smoke.
@theBlock (2619)
• United States
24 Jun 16
@andriaperry Good for you for quitting. And good for you for saving money!