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06-23-07, 04:01 PM #1
Why cant they...
Wrap cigerrette packs with the same wrapper they use for cd's?
I made my mother quit smoking. I made my sister slow down her smoking.
I am trying to get my friend to quit smoking, I'm on my 3rd try. I don't care if you smoke, it's just that if you HAVE to smoke every 2 minutes then you know you have a problem. I am just trying to help him out and he's making it sound like I'M the bad person. I guess a big part of it comes from my days in the F.D. In my town's F.D if you're a firefighter, then you NEED to quit smoking or you won't get the job. But yeah it seems the more I try to help people the bigger assholes they become.
06-23-07, 04:12 PM #2
If you have never been addicted to tobacco you dont understand.
You KNOW perfectly well that you need to quit.
You probably hate the addiction and regret the day you started it.
The lack of control over the addiction is frustrating.
You really get irritated at people telling you the obvious.
Your friend is not going to quit until he is ready and he does it for himself.*************************"It wouldn't take much for me to up and run...to another life somewhere in the sun."*************************"There's something inherently wrong with having to put on a bullet-proof vest and a gun to go to work."-(An old friend)
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06-23-07, 04:25 PM #3
06-23-07, 05:04 PM #4
Although your motivation is noble, you might be doing no more than making him roll his eyes and spend less time in your company. Unless help is wanted, it can sometimes be an annoyance. Try letting him know that you're there and willing to provide whatever support he needs - when he is ready to quit. Then leave it alone until he's ready.
06-23-07, 05:08 PM #5
06-23-07, 05:27 PM #6
My chief always tells me that I need to quit. It gets old quick and he starts to sound like my mom. I'll quit when I'm damn well ready and not before. I've stopped cold turkey for 6 months once and a year another time. I started up again because I enjoy smoking.
I smoke the most at work. I can be off for three days and only have a total of four cigarettes.The views expressed in the above post are the sole opinion of the author and do not reflect any official position by the author's employer and/or municipality.
06-23-07, 05:53 PM #7
06-23-07, 05:56 PM #8
06-23-07, 09:25 PM #9"I'm not a coward,
I've just never been tested
I'd like to think that if I was,
I would pass"
~Mighty Mighty Bosstones~
06-23-07, 10:29 PM #10
I think smoking is all in your mind. I smoked 2 1/2 - 3 packs a week for 6 years. Then I quit cold turkey. The 1st 3 days were hard after that I was fine. It's all in your mind if you are strong mentally you can get over it if not, just keep smoking!Just because your sign off after you're shift is done, doesn't mean that it's over and put blinders on. You're a cop 24/7 wether you like it or not. If thats something you can't handle, you should find a new line of work!
06-23-07, 10:59 PM #11
I lost my father to smoking in 1990. He had the habit for over 40 years. By the time he finally decided to quit, it was too late. 3 years after he quit, he was gone. I, also, smoked for 8 years, 1/2 a pack a day. I used to think that nothing is happening to my dad so why should I quit.
Well, I saw what happened to my dad and made up my mind shortly after his death to quit. I did not want to see myself going down the same road as he did. Nevertheless if one wants to quit smoking they have to do it for themselves. Sure it's hard. The first few weeks were the hardest. What really made the decision for me to quit was seeing pics of normal organs vs cancer infected organs. It was very graphic but I guess thats what I needed to quit. I put mind over matter and got through it.
I had good results with the Nicorette gum but started back up again. After going through the program it made it much easier for me to quit cold turkey. Cigarettes just didn't taste the same to me after that.
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