reply to post by JaxonRoberts
Three days. That is what I heard and found out personally, is all the time needed to get the addicted crap out of your body concerning smoking
tabacco. The physical desire is no longer present. They psychological, however, can be present for a long time, even for the rest of one's life.
I had a kidney transplant. I was in intensive care for about 5 days. Most of that time is just like a dream to me. But after around the third day, the
taste of nicotine and tobacco was gone and I did not desire to smoke a cigarette. My sister, however, who donated one of her kidneys to me, well, she
was on a morphine pump, so she could be wheeled out of the hospital as soon as she wakened from the anesthetic, to have a smoke.
She could have quit, but all the morphiine in the world didn't quench her desire for a cigarette.
What a waste of money. I was a teenager working as a busboy in a resturant. I got paid 1.05 dollars an hour. Plus a few tips. For working an hour I
could buy a pack of smokes and a quart of beer. Good stuff for a 14 year old. lol I doubt I could work today as a busboy and pay an hours wage for a
pack of smokes and a quart of beer.
Causing problems? Yeah, smoking is. It's way too expensive. I'd rather spend 10 bucks for a marijuana joint than buy a pack of smokes. Oh, of
course, I would never do that. Marijuana is bad.......mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmkay?
When Bill Clinton was elected POTUS and said he wanted to raise taxes on tobacco, who was the leader of Canada, then? I forget. But this guy told him,
hey, take is slow, Canada raised taxes too high on tobacco products all at once and Canada did not do well, at least at that time. The guy said, you
raise taxes too high and less people will smoke and so you will get less government revenue.
I believe that the U.S. will eventually get to this point of less revenue from taxing smokers out of their habit. But, I must say, wow, it's taking a
really long time for this.
It would seem reasonable to me that the taxes for tobacco would be put into a fund to pay for smokers' health problems. But that isn't happening.
And I think it should. It goes into other programs, and still, the smoking scourge still remains, and the "evil tobacco companies" can still sell
these deadly, eventually, products. If tobacco is so evil and debilitating, then tobacco should be made illegal. But it isn't that way. There's too
much money to be made from it all.
By the way, English cigarettes were much better than American cigarettes in the 1980's. Is this still true?
What if, and this is fantasy, every smoker of tobacco products suddenly quit tomorrow? No income for the states and federal government. What would the
politicians go after next? They would need to replace that income, especially since for the next 60 years or so, there would be people, former
smokers, who would need expensive medical care.
"Twiinkies", salt, fats, bacon (yum). red meat, corn syrup, french fries, bread. sugar, alcoholic beverages (this rise in taxes has just begun) the
list could continue on for quite awhile, until there might need to be a tax for just living.
[edit on 3-7-2010 by kyred]