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Thread #52768   Message #808920
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
22-Oct-02 - 07:30 PM
Thread Name: BS: Smoking cigarettes
Subject: RE: BS: Smoking cigarettes
This is the third time I have tried to post this message. It keeps falling into the "post-holes" that seem to have opened up around here since the upgrade. Anyway...

I smoked in my late teens and early 20's for the usual dubious young-person reasons. Then, at 25 or so, I made a deal with my then wife that if I would quit smoking I could spend the cig money on a new guitar. Got a D-35 Martin and stayed smoke-free for ten years. Then, I got divorced and started back smoking due to boredom and the fact that all the dateable women I met were smokers. Got remarried and continued to smoke for 5 or 6 more years. Then, I just started feeling bad all the time. Nothing particular, just sorta like having a flu that won't go away. I was on the verge of going to the doctor with it and I knew that the doctor would tell me to quit smoking anyway, so I decided to try quitting to see if that would make me feel better. It did, and I haven't smoked one in 6 or 7 years now. I still get the urge, particularly as most of the people I play music with regularly are smokers. But I've been able to resist it so far.