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Old 06-17-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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Cool Action "smoking" is deprecated and will be removed in a future version.


Please consider forking your codebase if you wish to continue to support "smoking" in your application.

...really though, I am not going to miss that gritty crud buildup in my computer cases. Anybody else quitting cancer sticks soon, or have you already updated?
 
Old 06-17-2012, 10:44 AM   #2
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Currently trying it again. Now 7 days without a cigarette.
 
Old 06-17-2012, 10:46 AM   #3
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Quitting tobacco? Maybe. Quitting smoking? Nope.

BTW, I dont smoke anything near my main machine. My handed down media boxxen is a different story.

*edit- 'maybe' because I actually have some use for tobacco. Just a pity that the only tobacco I can get legally isnt much good, packed with industrial chemicals. There is illegal 'chop chop' tobacco around here, but I wont buy that.....a lot of it comes from PNG. Its traded from PNG into Indonesia (and in some cases then onto australia) by indonesian military, mainly the special forces (kopassus).

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Old 06-17-2012, 10:49 AM   #4
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Currently trying it again. Now 7 days without a cigarette.
Nice. My personal best so far is about six weeks, but that was years ago.

My actual quit date isn't for about a week, but I'm ready for it. I just need to remember that there's no such thing as "just one" as they sell them in packs of 20.
 
Old 06-17-2012, 10:50 AM   #5
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Quitting tobacco? Maybe. Quitting smoking? Nope.
That's a good point. It's also going to be rough to drink alcohol and not smoke tobacco.
 
Old 06-17-2012, 01:27 PM   #6
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I quit 4 and a half years ago after having smoked for about 13 years (used to smoke 2 packs a day before quitting). Before quitting I was taking a pill to aid giving it up, but I think that what definitely made me quit was a sudden illness (a dengue fever) that kept me in bed for several days without even wanting to smoke. So, when the fever went away, since I already had some days without tobacco, I decided it was a good opportunity to definitely give it up (and so I did).

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Old 06-17-2012, 04:03 PM   #7
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My "stop action" was quite simple: She said, "Yes, if you quit," and we've been married now for 44 years.
 
Old 06-17-2012, 04:45 PM   #8
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My "stop action" was quite simple: She said, "Yes, if you quit," and we've been married now for 44 years.
Ha! I quit smoking 3.5 years ago when my then wife said something very similar... I wound up giving her and the smokes up and I can't tell you how much better I feel on both counts!
 
Old 06-17-2012, 07:54 PM   #9
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I gave up smoking at birth, which is slightly longer than PTrenholme has been married for ;}
 
Old 06-18-2012, 03:54 AM   #10
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@ odiseo77- dengue fever? Gah. I wouldnt wish that on anyone, its a really nasty virus to catch.

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That's a good point. It's also going to be rough to drink alcohol and not smoke tobacco.
I dont actually have that problem.....I rarely drink. So far this year I've had about 4 shot of some liquer, 1 x 330ml and 2 x 500ml ciders. I drink so little that the 500ml ciders are almost too much for me.

BTW, you can pull a headtrick with smoking and *insert activity here*. A lot of the time, its not just nicotine addiction that makes you want to smoke, its also the habit of lighting up, and hand to mouth. Just dont smoke tobacco, smoke something else. I've used yarrow in the past.

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Yarrow Notes
Achillea millefolium, L. (Asteraceae)

Smoke
The leaf can be smoked as a tobacco substitute. The flowers are not smoked because they have a nauseating smell and taste, as chamomile flowers do.
http://www.erowid.org/herbs/yarrow/yarrow_info1.shtml

Be warned, some people can get drug effects from yarrow. If you do get a drug effect, its pretty mild in 95%+ of cases, but its best not to go crazy on the stuff 'till you know what it will do to you.
 
Old 06-18-2012, 09:50 AM   #11
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@ odiseo77- dengue fever? Gah. I wouldnt wish that on anyone, its a really nasty virus to catch.
Yeah, it's a dangerous virus. Luckily not only it didn't kill me, but it also helped me to get rid of the nicotine habit
 
Old 06-18-2012, 09:59 AM   #12
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I dont actually have that problem.....I rarely drink. So far this year I've had about 4 shot of some liquer, 1 x 330ml and 2 x 500ml ciders. I drink so little that the 500ml ciders are almost too much for me.
Sounds like a good night's drinking to me.
 
Old 06-21-2012, 09:14 AM   #13
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A foul taste fills my mouth when I even think about "smoking." I want to cry when I see (especially, young) people doing it. Both of my grandfathers and my father-in-law died horrible, prolonged, painful, agonizing deaths. I watched them all die by my side. I was helpless to save them, and so I curse what killed them all.

All of them had been "young and strong," proud and stubborn in their own way. Fortunately, my own father was confronted with what had just happened to his father in law, and quit cold-turkey in 1969. "Thus, he was spared."

Turn back now, lest ye die! I'm not being melodramatic. You will die. Specifically, you will drown, if the congestive heart failure does not get you first. Pray for cancer, actually. You'll die quicker.

There is a trap, and the trap stays open for a long time before it suddenly springs irrevocably shut. Your lungs are "massively redundant" in their design, such that when you first start noticing that you are short-of-breath, an irreversible death process has already begun. You cannot stop it then, cannot turn it back, cannot heal from it, cannot stop it from inexorably progressing. "Thou fool..." Little by little the noose tightens around your chest. "If you can't breathe, nothing else matters."

I am not being melodramatic. Any more than a sign, BRIDGE OUT, is melodramatic. "If you want to save yourself, shut-up and listen."

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Old 06-21-2012, 10:48 AM   #14
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Personal experience is a powerful swayer of opinion. My mother, my stepmother and my father all died horrible, prolonged deaths at ages between 44 and 58 years. All were non-smokers. One grandfather was a smoker and lived to 78. The other was a non-smoker and lived into his eighties, most of the last decade spent hospitalised with debilitating Altzheimers. Both grandmothers were non-smokers and one died relatively young. This experience has made me fatalistic. When your number is up, then that it is it.
I do not deny that smoking is the greatest statistical risk factor to a long life. I gave up for six months, craved every day of that and am now back smoking. I just try to minimize my intake.
 
Old 06-22-2012, 06:52 PM   #15
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Quitting tobacco? Maybe. Quitting smoking? Nope.

BTW, I dont smoke anything near my main machine. My handed down media boxxen is a different story.

*edit- 'maybe' because I actually have some use for tobacco. Just a pity that the only tobacco I can get legally isnt much good, packed with industrial chemicals. There is illegal 'chop chop' tobacco around here, but I wont buy that.....a lot of it comes from PNG. Its traded from PNG into Indonesia (and in some cases then onto australia) by indonesian military, mainly the special forces (kopassus).
try roll your own tobacco
it's sold at such a tight profit margin they don't want to waste money chemicals
and it's legal
 
  


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