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The tobacco industry won the war.
01-06-2016, 06:57 PM #1
Nomadic Wanderer Member
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Seriously, who came up with the concept of ingesting a foreign substance in a human part of the body called lungs?

Big corporate industry tells you what you want to hear and you agree of course.

Most smokers I have ever met were big on giving up the habit.

But most fail because tobacco is more addictive than Alcohol.,

Why is that?
01-06-2016, 07:04 PM #2
Accidental Stoner Member
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Hypnotic ritual,
archetypical symbolism,
portable campfire.

chuckle.gif

And, maybe, some central stimulation.
01-06-2016, 07:05 PM #3
Accidental Stoner Member
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Although sometimes I seem to discover,
that the bloody cig is what is making me
nervous in the first place.

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01-06-2016, 07:58 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Quote:Smoking's history dates back to as early as 5000–3000 BC when the agricultural product began to be cultivated in South America; consumption later evolved into burning the plant substance either by accident or with intent of exploring other means of consumption.[1] The practice worked its way into shamanistic rituals.[17] Many ancient civilizations — such as the Babylonians, the Indians, and the Chinese — burnt incense during religious rituals. Smoking in the Americas probably had its origins in the incense-burning ceremonies of shamans but was later adopted for pleasure or as a social tool.[18] The smoking of tobacco and various hallucinogenic drugs was used to achieve trances and to come into contact with the spirit world.

Eastern North American tribes would carry large amounts of tobacco in pouches as a readily accepted trade item and would often smoke it in Ceremonial pipes, either in sacred ceremonies or to seal bargains.[19] Adults as well as children enjoyed the practice.[20] It was believed that tobacco was a gift from the Creator and that the exhaled tobacco smoke was capable of carrying one's thoughts and prayers to heaven.[21]

Apart from smoking, tobacco had a number of uses as medicine. As a pain killer it was used for earache and toothache and occasionally as a poultice. Smoking was said by the desert Indians to be a cure for colds, especially if the tobacco was mixed with the leaves of the small Desert Sage, Salvia Dorrii, or the root of Indian Balsam or Cough Root, Leptotaenia multifida, the addition of which was thought to be particularly good for asthma and tuberculosis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobacco_smoking
01-06-2016, 08:13 PM #5
Coolchick Member
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its an addiction.

Just Plain Nuts.
01-06-2016, 09:14 PM #6
Accidental Stoner Member
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yup.gif

It is.

Bought a pack of Marlboros yesterday.
Yuchh.
They taste absolutely toxic.
01-06-2016, 09:16 PM #7
Coolchick Member
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i couldnt smoke those.
they dont even smell like cigarettes.. they smell like cigars or something

american smokes are nothing like ours here.

O tells me that they use turkish tobacco, and we use virginia tobacco

which i always thought weird.

Just Plain Nuts.
01-06-2016, 11:29 PM #8
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(01-06-2016, 09:14 PM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  yup.gif

It is.

Bought a pack of Marlboros yesterday.
Yuchh.
They taste absolutely toxic.

Probably because they ARE toxic.

In a few months it will be 16 years since I quit. I never looked back and to this day I have not had a craving! I was beyond ready to quit. It was extremely tough on me because I wanted to quit but my wife didn't. You WILL NOT quit with another smoker in the house. I got lucky when my wife was admitted into the hospital on bed rest. That game me a chance to quit and forced her.

I think the worst part of quitting is not the addiction. I think the worst part is the habit. Those cigs you smoke after eating, or when waking up, or when you get out of the store and back to your car, etc. And just as bad as that is that you suddenly don't have anything to hold.

Yup, thank every god ever from seven galaxies that I was able to kick that disgusting habit. Best wishes to anyone that wants to give them up.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
01-06-2016, 11:58 PM #9
Coolchick Member
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yep.
O and i both smoke so that aint happenin anytime soon.

Just Plain Nuts.
01-07-2016, 12:06 AM #10
White Ribbon call me
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Former chain smoker, bought pack or two over new year period,burp.. Loved it.. Its so addictive. I seem to be able to stop straight away without withdrawals, and i cant smoke where i live, so it helps that..

Sigh..

Its the bloody nicotine.. They should just ban cigs altogether.. People cant stop.. Make e cigs the only option.. $23 for a pack of cigs is crazy.. And its increasing.. Soon it will be $30..
01-07-2016, 12:19 AM #11
Coolchick Member
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i just read ecigs are not better at all..
lemme see if i can find that...............

nope i cant. it wasnt that long ago.

anyhow, i am not gonna try those.

i quit for a year once.

Just Plain Nuts.
01-07-2016, 12:21 AM #12
White Ribbon call me
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They are slamming e cigs now, its got to be healthier than cigs though..
01-07-2016, 12:22 AM #13
White Ribbon call me
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But yes, american cigs are always awful.. Too bitter..
01-07-2016, 12:25 AM #14
Coolchick Member
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(01-07-2016, 12:22 AM)the white ribbon Wrote:  But yes, american cigs are always awful.. Too bitter..

they are nasty lol
i do not see how anyone could get addicted to them.
little cigar stink. lol.

Just Plain Nuts.
01-07-2016, 12:41 AM #15
White Ribbon call me
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orgazmo3.gif queen Elizabeth must bless each cig, cause they are nicer.. That will teach those yankee 's.. The same brand here tastes diff in the US..



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