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Originally posted by Holden
Originally posted by worldwatcher
why? because cigarettes provide a quick fix for stress, tension and other problems people face in their lives.
I also agree with some past karmic law coming into to play. I started at age 19 or 20, stopped completely twice for more than a year and picked up the habit again. I'm 30 now btw. I smoke about 5-7 a day too. I cannot see myself ever being a chain smoker or a pack a day smoker.
Cigarrettes provide for me, something to do when I'm bored, something to aid my digestion after meals, a wake up call, a night cap, and the most important stress relief. I have other ways of releasing stress, but not all methods are practical and as convenient as a quick light up and a few pulls.
But don't be mistaken, the above is simply my own excuses for why I cannot quit at this time, the true problem is that I am addicted to it. But I am also addicted to Coca Cola and must drink at at least 3 cans a day. No excuses, but vices comes in all methods and things and these are just mine. I'm still healthy, active, but my method of slow suicide is cigarrettes instead of alcohol, food, or pharmaceutical and non pharmaceutical drugs.
[edit on 10-1-2005 by worldwatcher]
This is totally HILARIOUS! Oh how misinformed we are about our own bodies. You are completely kidding yourself about your justification why you smoke. People need to wake up and realize what they are doing to themselves and their neighbors and the world around them. .
Originally posted by jupiter869
From what I've read, EVERY SINGLE PERSON who responded with a reason for starting to smoke did it for a psychological reason that helped to "crutch" or hide their insecurity about themselves.
AMAZING that without exception, all of these people succumbed to ADDICTION (think about that... ADDICTION!!!!) to hide their mental problems/weaknesses.
I've got a friend (yes, he's kinda crude) but he says he never deals with smokers... he says they "aint right in the head". A bit rude and crude, I admit, but maybe, perhaps, there is something to it.