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Discussion in 'Addiction & Recovery Forum' started by farouk, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. Yes, I already quit

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    72.7%
  2. No, not yet, but I plan to quit

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  3. No, and I don't plan to quit.

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  4. Never smoked

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  1. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Okay so who quit smoking?

    (Poll attached also.)
     
  2. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    So any votes, comments, ppl?
     
  3. StanJ

    StanJ Lifelong student of God's Word.

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    Over 35 years ago and have never smoked since.
     
  4. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! :)
     
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    i quit cigarettes for a year, a couple times, and i now smoke about 4-6 hand rolled real tobacco, no additive cigarettes a day. so, not sure how to vote, lol.
     
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    That 'real tobacco' sounds like another subject.

    Stranger
     
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    ah, well, i still don't recommend them, but i noticed quitting Marlboros, store boughts, there is a chemical addiction that is actually much worse than any tobacco addiction.
     
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    Stranger Well-Known Member

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    Enjoy your 'ready rolls'.

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  9. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies, ppl. I know some ppl try vaping as a way of cutting down or quitting; I'll see if can find a video about vaping as a way to cut down.
     
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    that's actually why i started rolling my own, and discovered that i was actually withdrawing from the chemical bath and not nicotine. One pack of Bugler will show you this. You will still be jonesing, even as you are light-headed from nicotine lol. I would at least be aware of the downsides to vaping, before i got into that.
     
  11. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    I know vaping isn't necessarily without its downsides.
     
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    i think it kind of depends upon how addictive you are. an advantage to the bugler is they are not as "enjoyable" imo
     
  13. farouk

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    I guess also it relates to what is meant by 'addictive'. (On the other thread, tattooing is even described as an 'addiction'.)
     
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    well, good point, i think there is psychological addiction, and physical addiction, and i notice now that having kicked the physical addiction of at least the chemicals in store-bought cigarettes (which was quite real and demonstrable, as anyone who is out of their brand and bums a smoke from someone else might witness; their craving is not satisfied), and prolly also the psychological addiction of the oral and hand fixation, i guess, i hadn't really thought about that, that was a big component, too, anything you do 20 times a day must be looked at strictly from a ritual pov also, but anyway the point is the nicotine addiction is likely the least of the issues, i can go without a smoke for a day or whatever now, don't even take them with me on outings or anything, for anything less than overnighters.

    So, i guess nicotine patches would highlight this the quickest, because the ritual has been removed, whereas with vape you got the ritual, and can more precisely adjust the nicotine.
     
  15. farouk

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    I suppose it is a sort of ritual for some ppl. I guess social smoking is particularly a ritual. Part of the challenger for quitters, when with friends who smoke socially, is not to smoke when others do so.
     
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    ya, i guess it hits everyone different, the ritual part. That was not large for me, but i still had a big chemical withdrawal, so it was interesting to discover at least 3 addictive components, iow, and the nicotine is likely the least of them, or at least for me it was.
     
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    Interesting that the nicotine for you was not the most addictive aspect.

    I guess that with the term 'addictive' there are various layers of meaning and intensity. (In the other thread I started on whether tattoos are additive, I guess the term 'addicitive' is being used loosely.)
     
  18. farouk

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    Congrats to those who voted in the poll so far as having quit! :)
     
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    well, i guess tats can be psychologically addictive, as can any ego-reinforcing gesture.

    and i certainly thought nicotine was the most addictive part, until jonesing while getting light-headed from nicotine caused me to re-evaluate that. and, being mildly Asperger's, the social aspect was never a big deal for me, the oral/hand ritual fixation was prolly bigger, for me, and even that was minor, comparatively speaking, i guess.
     
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    you know piercing the ear has a Scriptural meaning, yes?

    (same subject)
     
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