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Are done with Nicotine forever? 1 month 3 days ago #3386648

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I have never smoked but lived and worked with smokers. Absolutely hate it.
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Are done with Nicotine forever? 1 month 3 days ago #3386691

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Never had the urge to smoke and have always been able to tell when when somewhere there are smokers. Never found the odour pleasant.
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Are done with Nicotine forever? 1 month 3 days ago #3386730

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used to smoke and gave up four years ago.

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Are done with Nicotine forever? 1 month 3 days ago #3386748

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I have never smoked,my husband and son don’t smoke,don’t allow smoking in our house

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Are done with Nicotine forever? 1 month 3 days ago #3386749

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I tried that garbage for awhile when I was 17 or 18, and hated it. By the way, back then, you could buy a pack of Kool, Viceroy, Parliament, Old Gold, Chesterfield, Lucky Strike, or whatever, for 75¢.

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Are done with Nicotine forever? 1 month 3 days ago #3386750

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I have never smoked.
But have nursed many dying patients that did.:(

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Are done with Nicotine forever? 1 month 3 days ago #3386847

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Ivorbigwedge wrote: I'd like to think so but having stopped for a considerable period of time in my life only to start again I guess you can never say never.

8 years free of it now.

A guy I used to know who had been a heroin addict in his younger days said that he found it harder to give up nicotine than any hard drugs he'd had.


But as a heroin addict he'd have got sympathy, but as a smoker would have got abuse.

I'd rather walk down the road at night with somebody with a cigarette in their hand walking towards me than either a person having had heroin or alcohol.
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Are done with Nicotine forever? 1 month 3 days ago #3386853

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I smoked from age 15 to 50 and had my last cigarette 11 years ago.
I know people who smoke and it doesn't bother me.

Yes it is a smelly habit/addiction but if people still want to smoke, and do not want to give up, that's up to them.

No doubt it is bad for your health, but so many other things are as well.

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Are done with Nicotine forever? 1 month 3 days ago #3386878

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I too gave up around age 50. I used to know many nicotine smokers but most are now dead, from either cancer or emphysema while the ones on ecstasy ,coke, cannabis are still going. I put this down to cigarettes being a 24/7 drug while the others are more social.

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Are done with Nicotine forever? 1 month 3 days ago #3386901

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Have we swapped one problem for another: news.sky.com/story/seven-charts-on-the-u...ity-problem-11583981

Cigarettes are being priced out, but:

The UK has a weight problem - two thirds of adults are either overweight or obese - with one third of these obese, according to official health surveys.

Obesity also tends to increase with age - a third of people in England over the age of 35 are obese.

There were four times as many admissions with a primary or secondary diagnosis of obesity in 2016/17 compared with 2009/10.

Obesity's link with diabetes is significant: the NHS spends £8.8bn a year on treating Type 2 diabetes - nearly 9% of its budget.

There are around 200,000 new diagnoses of type 2 diabetes in England every year.

And being overweight is the second biggest cause of cancer after smoking, according to Cancer Research UK.

And: www.onhealth.com/content/1/health_risks_associated_with_obesity

Obesity is not just a cosmetic problem. It's a health hazard. Someone who is 40% overweight is twice as likely to die prematurely as is an average-weight person. This is because obesity has been linked to several serious medical conditions, including:
•Heart disease and stroke
•High blood pressure
•Diabetes
•Cancer
•Gallbladder disease and gallstones
•Osteoarthritis
•Gout
•Breathing problems, such as sleep apnea (when a person stops breathing for a short time during sleep) and asthma

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