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    May 27, 2014

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  1. What?!?!?! Say again? Well according to a few studies and some peripheral observations there ARE a few benefits to regularly using tobacco products. Lower's risk of total knee replacement in men. Lower's risk of Parkinson's disease. Lower's risk of obesity. Lower's risk of unwanted pregnancy..b'cuz you ain't getting any Ashtray-breath. The Joys of momentary gratification as you feed your habit. There are suggestions that smoking alleviates ulcerative colitis. No need to plan for your 80th birthday. There is some blurriness to this list. For instance, you may not need total knee replacement because you weigh less because of smoking BUT if you DO need total knee replacement as a smoker your chance's of complications are much, much higher. In just about every other way smoking increases your risk of acquiring or worsening every other disease or medical complication, for instance (and just to name a few): Alzheimer's Dementia Glaucoma Macular degeneration Coronary Heart Disease Aneurysm Peripheral vascular disease Stroke Heartburn Peptic ulcers Vericose Veins Crohn's disease Gallstones Osteoporosis Asthma Lower respiratory tract infections Stained teeth Premature tooth-loss Various gum diseases Premature aging of the skin (your largest organ) Persistent coughing Smelly hair Yellowed fingers Bronchitis High cholesterol Weaker immune system Infertility (see benefits #4) Major diabetes complications Blood clots Early menopause COPD High blood pressure Decrease in sense of smell Pregnancy complications New born complications An increase of varying degrees of just about every kind of cancer Renal failure Increased chance of falling asleep and dying in FIRE. Yes, this has happened. Increased chance of complications and lengthened recovery periods of many medical procedures and surgeries ...and most significant of all...erectile dysfunction (see benefits #4; again). And these are just the medical disadvantages to smoking. We won't bother considering the disadvantages related to personal expenses, taxes, social stigmata, or the medical disadvantages of second hand smoke that impacts those YOU ARE CLOSEST TO YOU, or the resale value of that ashtray-on-wheels you call your car or the stench rising from your cloths.
  2. https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/ca48f0d3-bb11-4f08-a852-1c2efe423d33 AWESOME! Roll that momentum!!!
  3. Father died from tobacco related issues. My quitting was a final gift to his memory. Later, I realized the gift came back to me as well. Smoking would desecrate my father's memorial and that ain't happening.
  4. The course of the war is always decided by the last battle. Never give in and never give up.
  5. Way to go Ms. R Keep your focus and you keep your quit. Your future self is going to be so happy with you.
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1QNTumAPeY
  7. I'm just stripping the romance from the food that I eat. Consider it my own personal "Reality Check" when it comes to consumption. I still have preferences and such. It's just what I have to do to keep my compulsiveness on a leash.
  8. I don't have a weight problem so much as a food perception problem. It is too easy to perceive food as a feast for the senses. The tastes, the smells, colours, textures, consistencies..... Nor has it helped that I've been indoctrinated with a lifetime of advertisements concerning the benefits of eating Twinkies in bulk. Anyhow the trick I use to dialing back my fixations on foodstuffs is simply to actualize three little words; its just fuel. That's it. And that's all there really is to food. It's just fuel. Choose the proper type and amount of fuel and your engine will last a lot longer. When I see something that starts the cravings I dial back by internalizing "it's just fuel" and consider if this is the best fuel for my engine. Anyhow, that's how I roll. Maybe this will make sense to somebody else.
  9. Changing yourself is always the most difficult thing a person can do. To become something new requires some part of you to die. You can't become a non-smoker without annihilating the identity of you as a smoker. You want it both ways. To be a non-smoker and occasionally going back to being a smoker, however briefly. It looks to me a hi-wire act fraught with tension as you struggle to maintain a duality over an abyss of remorse and addiction. Focus on what you want to be and move forward with it. The rest is a distraction that will rob you of your dreams.
  10. Thanks Sazerac and Warbelian. It gets to the point that you no longer crave cigarettes but you do remember the craving for cigarettes.
  11. LOL, I'd completely forgotten. Thanks everyone.
  12. oooh I'm an Avenger? I'll need to put a "No Smoking" sticker on my Iron Man suit.

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