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Smokers / Ex-Smokers 15:04 - Nov 6 with 3934 viewsMeenoITFC

I'm 20, been smoking for 4 years now, people always say I should give it up. I would like to, but as the saying goes I 'don't have a reason too'.

Of course the health and money reasons but I actually don't mind smoking. What are your thoughts and how would you advise on stopping without a solid reason.

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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:05 - Nov 6 with 2548 viewswkj

Personally i tried a variety of things, but vaping on a tank liquid e-cig got me off of fags in 2 weeks, and i stopped vaping in 6 months

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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:09 - Nov 6 with 2522 viewsWeWereZombies

You say you would like to but have no reason to, what is it you like about the thought of giving up? Why is that not enough reason?

Just go for it, stop. First month is hell, easier day by day after that. If you make it to seven years you have probably got it beaten. That's how I did it...and the third or fourth go worked. the

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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:09 - Nov 6 with 2520 viewsGeoffSentence

So you are a 20 year old lad.

If you are like any other normal 20 year old there should be only one thing that matters

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/smokers-less-attrac

Giving up smoking will improve your chances of copping off.

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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:10 - Nov 6 with 2512 viewsBluebell

'but I actually don't mind smoking'.

Surely that is reason enough to give up. If you were addicted or enjoying it too much you would struggle but 'not minding' surely means you don't have to.

For your health alone you should give up.
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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:10 - Nov 6 with 2510 viewsPinewoodblue

If you can't think of a reason just calculate how much your habit costs you each year.

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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:10 - Nov 6 with 2510 viewsjeera

I once said similar to a doc at a hospital visit and he replied that I should pop along to the respiratory ward where I would see a dozen or so reasons.
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Well it looks like a duck, it sounds like a duck. Nope, dunno what it is.
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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:18 - Nov 6 with 2491 viewsBattersea_Blue

Once a smoker always a smoker in my experience.

I gave up on June 6th, 1983, when my wife got pregnant with our first duaghter. It was hell for a few weeks but managed to quit completely.

Jump forward to 2007 I took the family on holiday to the Bahamas, including my daughter's boyfriend. Trying to impress father-in-law, he turned up at the hotel bar one night with a large Cuban cigar. It was fantastic, completely relaxed me. That was the beginning of the end, slowly started having the odd cigar, now hooked on Hamlet.

Don't let that put you off though. Give up.
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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:21 - Nov 6 with 2472 viewsMarshalls_Mullet

You might find a reason in 20 years and wish you gave up earlier.

You might wish you could play football with your kids without running out of breath and coughing your guts up?

Ive never met anyone who regretted giving up.

If money, health and personal hygiene (trust me, your clothes, car and house do smell) are not good enough reasons...... then so be it.

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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:22 - Nov 6 with 2448 viewsBluebell

Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:18 - Nov 6 by Battersea_Blue

Once a smoker always a smoker in my experience.

I gave up on June 6th, 1983, when my wife got pregnant with our first duaghter. It was hell for a few weeks but managed to quit completely.

Jump forward to 2007 I took the family on holiday to the Bahamas, including my daughter's boyfriend. Trying to impress father-in-law, he turned up at the hotel bar one night with a large Cuban cigar. It was fantastic, completely relaxed me. That was the beginning of the end, slowly started having the odd cigar, now hooked on Hamlet.

Don't let that put you off though. Give up.


'now hooked on Hamlet'

Don't worry about that. A lot of people like Shakespeare.
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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:23 - Nov 6 with 2440 viewswkj

Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:22 - Nov 6 by Bluebell

'now hooked on Hamlet'

Don't worry about that. A lot of people like Shakespeare.


You've had too much lemonade today dear friend.

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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:37 - Nov 6 with 2383 viewsDeano69

Apart from the 2 fully valid reasons you have already identified, its not a great attribute to smell of smoke/nicotine when try to attract a partner.

I gave up over 25 years ago having been an avid smoker (i once went through a carton at a bank holiday weekend) and now wish i never started.

I too used to like all the aspects of smoking, buying the shiny packets, the wrappings, the foil, the smell of a new packet, and actually smoking itself. It was a bit more social in my day too. But now I look back it feels so daft. Purposely inhaling toxic smoke into your body.

If you needed any additional reason, a visit to the respiratory ward in a hospital might prove interesting.

Likewise, I too would not give up and the more people tried to make me the more I smoked. It had to be my choice and one day i just gave up. Waited until it tasted horrid (which they do occasionally) and that was my last recollection.

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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:39 - Nov 6 with 2373 viewsBasuco

You could wait until you have a heart attack, stroke or get cancer then you will have a solid reason to give up. Or continue to pay the high tax and while you are still alive to help pay off the budget deficit. Nicotine is a well known killer is that not a solid enough reason to give up?
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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:39 - Nov 6 with 2366 viewsJ2BLUE

Sorry but this might be the dumbest post in TWTD history.

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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:58 - Nov 6 with 2318 viewsFixed_It

Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:39 - Nov 6 by J2BLUE

Sorry but this might be the dumbest post in TWTD history.


Indeed. Makes your culinary suggestions look positively sensible.



OK - I've gone too far.

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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:59 - Nov 6 with 2320 viewsDanTheMan

The solid reasons are that it costs a lot of money and literally kills you.

I don't know many better reasons there are for not doing things than "kills you".

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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 16:04 - Nov 6 with 2296 viewsGeoffSentence

Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:59 - Nov 6 by DanTheMan

The solid reasons are that it costs a lot of money and literally kills you.

I don't know many better reasons there are for not doing things than "kills you".


It's not just that it kills you though, it can really screw up your quality of life for years before it finally takes you.

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 16:06 - Nov 6 with 2289 viewsJohnWarksTash

If you fancy spending the day working in a radiotherapy/ oncology department with the patients who 'didn't have a reason to stop' you are more than welcome to give me a shout.
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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 16:12 - Nov 6 with 2265 viewsReuser_is_God

Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:59 - Nov 6 by DanTheMan

The solid reasons are that it costs a lot of money and literally kills you.

I don't know many better reasons there are for not doing things than "kills you".


Yeah but what if you “don’t mind it”?

Evans out
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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 16:23 - Nov 6 with 2240 viewsLord_Lucan

Smoking makes you look cool.

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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 16:23 - Nov 6 with 2239 viewsBlueBadger

Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 16:04 - Nov 6 by GeoffSentence

It's not just that it kills you though, it can really screw up your quality of life for years before it finally takes you.


Oh god yeah. Come and take a tour round any respiratory ward in a hospital sometime and see what COPD can do to to you.

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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 16:48 - Nov 6 with 2177 viewsCoastalblue

Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 16:23 - Nov 6 by BlueBadger

Oh god yeah. Come and take a tour round any respiratory ward in a hospital sometime and see what COPD can do to to you.


My old man was a smoker until his late 60's, he ended up with COPD and then went to lung cancer a couple of years ago.

I smoked into my forties, an extremely committed smoker, the best thing I ever did was to give up, not because I'm afraid it will kill me, but because of the horrible lingering suffering you have to go through before you die.

To be honest, I doubt you'll stop until you're ready to have kids or similar but if you can then you really, really should, not because you might die, we're all going to do that, but because you might have a very long, slow and painful death.

If your 50's and 60's seem a long way off now, trust me they're not.

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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 17:06 - Nov 6 with 2137 viewsJon_456

If I came up to you and said i'm going to take £20+ of you every week and in return you get absolutely nothing, other than some health issues later in life, would you go for it?

Because that's effectively what you're doing.

Do you understand how silly your question was now?
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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 17:08 - Nov 6 with 2134 viewshampstead_blue

I used Alan Carr, Easy Way on audiobook. However, if you want to smoke, go for it.

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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 17:20 - Nov 6 with 2110 viewsDarth_Koont

Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 15:21 - Nov 6 by Marshalls_Mullet

You might find a reason in 20 years and wish you gave up earlier.

You might wish you could play football with your kids without running out of breath and coughing your guts up?

Ive never met anyone who regretted giving up.

If money, health and personal hygiene (trust me, your clothes, car and house do smell) are not good enough reasons...... then so be it.


"I've never met anyone who regretted giving up."

Agreed. Of course they're likely to miss the occasional perfect cigarette with a coffee, after a meal, after sex – or all three if you're lucky! But it's only those ones not all the other ones that more or less bring you from a nicotine-induced minus to a temporary zero.
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Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 17:45 - Nov 6 with 2071 viewsBlueBadger

Smokers / Ex-Smokers on 16:12 - Nov 6 by Reuser_is_God

Yeah but what if you “don’t mind it”?


Then you'll have plenty of time to reflect what an idiot your younger self was when you're dying piece by piece of COPD and lung cancer.

These people are called idiots and BB is their leader.
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