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Thread #52768   Message #809255
Posted By: Steve in Idaho
23-Oct-02 - 10:40 AM
Thread Name: BS: Smoking cigarettes
Subject: RE: BS: Smoking cigarettes
GUEST - I think 53 just wanted to twist your tail. Glad he did - it's always inspiring to see the tables turned on occasion!!

Been three days for me on my last go round of quitting. Can't say I am happy about it - just made a deal with my partner. She exercises and I don't smoke. I've always found smoking to be pleasurable and have given it up many times. 5 years was my longest quit. In the past three years I've not smoked for 2 1/2 of those years.

I can tend towards fatalism at times and my favorite line, "No one is getting out of life alive" seems to be some form of justification to not worry about the effects of smoking (or anything else buggin me :-)). Hell - anyone who was bitten by a mosquito this year is going to die. But I must be honest about the quality of life that one can acquire from not smoking might be a motivator.

Bob - I'm just plumb proud to see you on the forum and doing so well - Bless you my friend.

Steve