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    I'm curious about how maybe some of you gave up smoking and what were the reasons.

    Here's a little story - for pretty much all 22 years of my life I've been all but "no to cigarettes" and I had a zero gram of nicotine in my lungs. Mostly coz I'd been always thinking people smoke coz it's 'cool' and the idea seemed lame to me. Now, just before the Christmas I was hanging around my friends' flat on campus and my then soon-to-be friend rolled me a splif and I though, why the hell not (never smoked weed before then either). So you can imagine how it made me think I felt all empowered and happy with myself.

    Later down the road, when I was short on hash and decided to roll an ordinary fag, I realized there was something in nicotine that works very well on it's own. And there's also a nature of my organism that apparently multiplies the effect (just like I get drunk almost instantly and it affects me times hundret more than anyone else I know).

    Funny thing is, I'm not addicted - last month I had to go like 2 weeks without smoking without any demand for nicotine - but when I have money I just can't stop. I smoke literally 50-60 fags a day until I empty a tobacco pouch and get a new one the next day.

    What I'm wondering is, how much it could accelerate the smoking-related health complications? Because if I get a lung cancer within 2 years I really couldn't give a shit. What I'm abit concerned about is, if I would randomly achieve something in my life, like get a family and kids and all that - and I would then have to deal with the concequences when I'm in the mid 30-ies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness View Post
    I'm curious about how maybe some of you gave up smoking and what were the reasons.

    Here's a little story - for pretty much all 22 years of my life I've been all but "no to cigarettes" and I had a zero gram of nicotine in my lungs. Mostly coz I'd been always thinking people smoke coz it's 'cool' and the idea seemed lame to me. Now, just before the Christmas I was hanging around my friends' flat on campus and my then soon-to-be friend rolled me a splif and I though, why the hell not (never smoked weed before then either). So you can imagine how it made me think I felt all empowered and happy with myself.

    Later down the road, when I was short on hash and decided to roll an ordinary fag, I realized there was something in nicotine that works very well on it's own. And there's also a nature of my organism that apparently multiplies the effect (just like I get drunk almost instantly and it affects me times hundret more than anyone else I know).

    Funny thing is, I'm not addicted - last month I had to go like 2 weeks without smoking without any demand for nicotine - but when I have money I just can't stop. I smoke literally 50-60 fags a day until I empty a tobacco pouch and get a new one the next day.

    What I'm wondering is, how much it could accelerate the smoking-related health complications? Because if I get a lung cancer within 2 years I really couldn't give a shit. What I'm abit concerned about is, if I would randomly achieve something in my life, like get a family and kids and all that - and I would then have to deal with the concequences when I'm in the mid 30-ies.
    Huh??

    What in the hell are you asking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad View Post
    Huh??

    What in the hell are you asking?
    Lmfao. I said it has a weird effect on me!

    In a nutshell, if I keep smoking like a steam train now, but if I'll give up in say 5-7 years - would it still catch up with me later?

    I know it varies from person to person, but generally.

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    Nobody here (or anywhere) can tell you whether or not it'll cause you problems. There are risks associated with it. A risk is just a probability.

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    I'd say yes, and stop smoking those damn "fags"!
    "Suck a fat one, faggot."
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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness View Post
    I smoke literally 50-60 fags a day




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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post



    Jesus, bro...come up for air once in a while.
    lmao!!! I'm crying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness View Post
    I'm curious about how maybe some of you gave up smoking and what were the reasons.

    Here's a little story - for pretty much all 22 years of my life I've been all but "no to cigarettes" and I had a zero gram of nicotine in my lungs. Mostly coz I'd been always thinking people smoke coz it's 'cool' and the idea seemed lame to me. Now, just before the Christmas I was hanging around my friends' flat on campus and my then soon-to-be friend rolled me a splif and I though, why the hell not (never smoked weed before then either). So you can imagine how it made me think I felt all empowered and happy with myself.

    Later down the road, when I was short on hash and decided to roll an ordinary fag, I realized there was something in nicotine that works very well on it's own. And there's also a nature of my organism that apparently multiplies the effect (just like I get drunk almost instantly and it affects me times hundret more than anyone else I know).

    Funny thing is, I'm not addicted - last month I had to go like 2 weeks without smoking without any demand for nicotine - but when I have money I just can't stop. I smoke literally 50-60 fags a day until I empty a tobacco pouch and get a new one the next day.

    What I'm wondering is, how much it could accelerate the smoking-related health complications? Because if I get a lung cancer within 2 years I really couldn't give a shit. What I'm abit concerned about is, if I would randomly achieve something in my life, like get a family and kids and all that - and I would then have to deal with the concequences when I'm in the mid 30-ies.
    So let me get this straight. Now, after 22 years you're a stoner AND a smoker?


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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness View Post
    Lmfao. I said it has a weird effect on me!

    In a nutshell, if I keep smoking like a steam train now, but if I'll give up in say 5-7 years - would it still catch up with me later?

    I know it varies from person to person, but generally.
    I'd venture to say yes. The cardio pulmonary part at least. 5-7 years should be good enough fuck your lungs over pretty good. Another 5-7 years should do to clear out the shit in your lungs and grow some or all your cilia back and a portion of your alveoli that wasn't wiped out. The hardening of your arteries and veins down to your capillaries will have a potentially lasting affect on your blood pressure though, which could shorten your life significantly with the elevated risk of stroke and/or heart attack.

    Smoking ages you. There is no reverse aging. While the lungs can recover maybe even mostly, there are absolutely lasting effects to smoking that I doubt you could reverse. Stop making worse by quitting, yes. But some things just don't really go away a hundred per. Our bodies remember.
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    I say don't start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevy5150 View Post
    I say don't start.
    Too late. The dude's a fuckin' chimney. 50-60 fags a day. Not counting the hash he smokes as well.

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    I would say stop now while you can. If you smoke for 5-7 years it will be very very hard to stop.
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    Man I suppose i'm in such a position atm that I think there are thousands of years ahead of me an "we all die but it's nowhere soon". The thing is you can be perfectly healthy and be randonly hit by a lory truck. You never know if you'll even live up to the point you start regretting anything.

    Well my family has no history of heart problems, and my grand-dad died at the age of 78, I think, smoking 2 packs a day, ghosting a bottle of vodka - and that's after he'd spent 13 years in the concentration camp. I might have inherited it all from him coz I've never even been sick in, hell, I don't even know how many years.

    Well, as long as it's not this instant, I'll wait until I'm 30 to re-analyze this thing again.

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    Once you become addicted its not as easy as re-analyzing it to stop. Ask those that have been trying to quit for years, its not easy.

    I doubt you will take my advice but I will say it once again - Stop now while you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    I would say stop now while you can. If you smoke for 5-7 years it will be very very hard to stop.
    Yeah, I recon. I'll see how I feel about it in couple of months, but at this point I don't even have coughing or anything. Plus being in a band all "smoke breaks" kinda add to the atmosphere!

    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    Once you become addicted its not as easy as re-analyzing it to stop. Ask those that have been trying to quit for years, its not easy.

    I doubt you will take my advice but I will say it once again - Stop now while you can.
    I probably won't yet. But it's coz I'm a stupid arrogant 22-year old, not because you don't have a point, coz you do.
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