Smokers to pay a high price

Smokers to pay a high price

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:30 pm

I was at the store today and the lady in front of me was frantic, the price of cigarettes had jumped .80 cents per pack. If you happen to run across a smoker that is going through withdrawal please use the following rules of engagement. Don't speak, when I quit several yrs. ago my ears stopped working. Don't smile, man showing your teeth to a wounded animal is not a good thing now let me tell ya I know. No eye contact, It's almost like your saying, yep I just had a cigarette to a person going through withdrawal. There is not much help you can offer a person going through withdrawal but the knowledge that they could possibly afford a second or third house on what they spend on there habit. Three of the worst days of my life was when I quit but I wouldn't go back to smoking again for nothing. (I was spending 500 a month on my habit) Just so you know you can do it just keep trying. So much money, just so much money.
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Re: Smokers to pay a high price

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:41 am

jeromemsn wrote:(I was spending 500 a month on my habit) Just so you know you can do it just keep trying. So much money, just so much money.


It certainly is an expensive habit. I was outraged when they went to $1.35. :annoyed: :surrender: :what:

Best advice: Quit, even if you can afford them.
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Re: Smokers to pay a high price

PostBy: acesover On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:39 am

Anyone have any seeds, still looking to grow my own.
Ray
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Re: Smokers to pay a high price

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:33 am

acesover wrote:Anyone have any seeds, still looking to grow my own.
Ray

Take a Ride to lancaster PA The Amish grow & sell Tobacco / Plants and Seeds No Taxes
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Re: Smokers to pay a high price

PostBy: Ed.A On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:10 am

jeromemsn wrote: If you happen to run across a smoker that is going through withdrawal please use the following rules of engagement:
Don't speak, when I quit several yrs. ago my ears stopped working.

Don't smile, man showing your teeth to a wounded animal is not a good thing now let me tell ya I know.

No eye contact, It's almost like your saying, yep I just had a cigarette to a person going through withdrawal.

Sorry I rearranged your original post but it had me on the floor laughing, it's just so true what you wrote. :lol:

This April 9th will be 2 years Quit for me and I've not felt better, 30+ years of full on 1-1-1/2 pks a day, and triple that on weekends. :beer:
I went on Chantex, worked like a charm for me and my wife, 3 weeks Done. I highly recommend it.
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Re: Smokers to pay a high price

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:09 pm

My opportunity to quit was accidental. I had tried to quit several times. Friends that had quit told me things to try but just couldn't get through the withdrawal period. Then on a February day I started to get sick and the next thing was I had the flu. The bad kind where when you inhale a cigarette it feels like fire in your throat and I would have to say I even might of been a bit delirious from being so sick. Anyway after three days of being so sick and couldn't smoke because it hurt so bad, I quit and never picked another one up. I'm being honest here I didn't quit on my own accord I quit with some help from a flu bug. Two and half to 3 packs a day habit and the last pack I smoked was just over 5 bucks a pack. I found that the real expensive cigarettes use a lot more fresh tobacco and less old tobacco from unsold cigarettes. yes thats right cigarettes that don't get sold are sent back and put through the process again and added to new cigarettes, up to 75 percent. A real cigarette that our granddads would of smoked would probably curl our toes, lol. Try smoking a cigar sometime the way you would a cigarette wow that will make you green.
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Re: Smokers to pay a high price

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:15 pm

Ed.A. I wish I could write and put my words down so people could understand what I mean like you did with just a little rearrangement. Thats exactly what I was trying to say and how I meant it to come out. Somebody should give you a job doing that. :up: :punk:

Thank You.
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Re: Smokers to pay a high price

PostBy: billw On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:17 pm

Congrats Ed A. I started Chantix a week ago. I set March 15 as my drop dead date. Hopefully this time will be easy.
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Re: Smokers to pay a high price

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:29 pm

This coming august 28th it will be 10 years since i quit my 4 pack a day Camel Wide habit, Thank God. I said when they got to $3 a pack i would quit even though I sold them in the convience store. I did it by taking a $10 bill every day and putting it in a plain white enevelope and in my desk's bottom drawer. I did it faithfully every day. after a month i started putting 3 hundred dollar bills in the first of the month. An older shop owner came to my shop one day and told me a story of his son and having to fire him yet again due to drug abuse and also how he wanted to sell the new boat and trailer he had bought his son the year before. I asked how much and he said 3K. Something clicked in my head and we both walked into my office and i took out the enevelope and counted it out in front of him. Exactly to the doller there was $3000.00 I handed it to him and smiled and said looks like i bought a boat! He said "what the hell you doing with that " and I said i quit smoking....
Every wednesday after i closed the shop I would take that boat to the pier down town St.Pete, launch it and cross tampa bay to a quiet dockside resturant and get a steak dinner. I always corollated the "up in smoke" movie title to the extreme pleasure of that boat ride and have never even looked back at wanting to re-start that horrible addiction..

at today's prices Im saving 8 K a year!!! :D
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Re: Smokers to pay a high price

PostBy: UpStateMike On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:03 pm

pocono eagle that is a great story. Most people don't realize how much money they waste on cigarettes for something they don't really need and isn't doing them any good.

Of course, I'm a cigar smoker myself and even a $2 cigar (current price average for me and what I tend to smoke) 5 days a week is $500+. Now with the new taxes on cigars that price will essentially add 50% more to the price.

The good news of all of this is pushing folks to stop smoking and being healthy, the bad news is the tax money rarely gets used for the actual purpose they say they will use it for. Look at the settlement money each state got a while back. Did it really all go to helping people stop and prevention? Hell no. It got used by many states for balancing bloated budgets and paying for other projects. That's the sad part. It should have gone to the people that needed it, the ones who got cancers and it could have offset their costs.
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Re: Smokers to pay a high price

PostBy: tvb On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:11 pm

Congratulations to each of you for sticking with not smoking. :dancing: :clap: :cheers:

I'm about 2 1/2 years smoke free but for awhile over the summer I was smoking intermittently which made me most unhappy.
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Re: Smokers to pay a high price

PostBy: tsb On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:47 pm

I quit smoking over thirty years ago. Here is how I did it. I stopped putting
cigarettes in my mouth and lighting them. Works every time.
Tom
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Re: Smokers to pay a high price

PostBy: Ed.A On: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:19 am

jeromemsn wrote:Ed.A. I wish I could write and put my words down so people could understand what I mean like you did with just a little rearrangement. Thats exactly what I was trying to say and how I meant it to come out. Somebody should give you a job doing that. :up: :punk:
Thank You.


Thanks for the props but you wrote it. It's wicked funny ,I think I'll pass it along as mass e-mail to all my friends, seriously.
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Re: Smokers to pay a high price

PostBy: Ed.A On: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:32 am

billw wrote:Congrats Ed A. I started Chantix a week ago. I set March 15 as my drop dead date. Hopefully this time will be easy.


Congrats to you Bill , I'm rooting for ya!

Hopefully by next week (If my experience is typical) you'll be smoking one and you'll stop....look at it in your hand.....take another drag.....then realize, damn, I'm not really feeling anything. In fact since your nicotine senors are being short circuited you'll notice cigarettes taste like, well.....smoke and nothing more. Withdrawls were GREATLY reduced, almost unnoticeable and I think that was key.

Remember, if you don't really and I mean really want to quit, the result will be anything but succesfull.

To everyone else congrats on your success as well.

Well I didn't buy a boat but I did go cliff jumping in Negril! :)
Ed.A
 
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Re: Smokers to pay a high price

PostBy: gambler On: Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:32 am

Ed.A wrote:Well I didn't buy a boat but I did go cliff jumping in Negril! :)



Now why would you want to jump off of a perfectly good cliff?? :lol:
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