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Old 04-12-2019, 06:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Picking used butts from ashtrays and butt cans and then smoking them.
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Bumming money to buy a pack of cigarettes...getting refused...a lot of stress and tension with this one...then the pressure to pay the person back....financial unmanageability.
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Constantly smelling like it & always feeling self conscious about it. And trashy.
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How I felt and what I thought when people complained of the smell on me.
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Huddling outside in the cold to smoke because everywhere is non-smoking.
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Picking used butts from ashtrays and butt cans and then smoking them.
Taking the tobacco from cigarette butts and rolling it up and smoking it. Just barely being able to get past the stench and taste of the twice-burned tobacco, but the nicotine craving was worse.
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I don't miss the smoke staining my moustache a sickly brown.
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paying for a pack with quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies....my last money...at a gas station with people in line behind me
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I don't miss the yellow finger nails and skin
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I just gave up nearly 6 days ago, and the final nail in the coffin ( excuse the nearly pun) sitting rooting through the bin looking for dog ends that were dry enough to rescue the baccy and roll another fag. And as stated, twice burned baccy is beyond unpleasant haha Then having no money to buy any and considering raiding the pub across the roads outdoor ashtrays. Honestly trading self respect for nicotine, seemed to become normal
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Honestly trading self respect for nicotine, seemed to become normal
I grew up in a smoking environment. That is to say until the mid 70s. My family smoked, and their friends smoked, and all told me never to start as they lit up their next cigarette. Something wrong with this picture? Smoking was very popular until sometime in the 70s when people started to quit. Running was becoming popular then, and there was an attitude change about health, and along with that a changing view toward smokers. Eventually, smoking was outlawed in public places, turning what seemed like what was once a majority into social out castes.

Still, young people start smoking. Smoking was long portrayed as an ideal in Hollywood movies. It still is but to a much lesser extent. There aren't a lot of reasons to smoke anymore, other than you just can't quit. The glamour is gone.
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I agree about the glamour being gone now Driguy, but disagree that less young people started to smoke after the 70s. It was always a sign of rebellion in the young. All of our rock heros and punks and skinheads and grunge icons smoked, so we did too.
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I agree about the glamour being gone now Driguy, but disagree that less young people started to smoke after the 70s. It was always a sign of rebellion in the young. All of our rock heros and punks and skinheads and grunge icons smoked, so we did too.
Actually, I can't speak to the youth in the 70s, as I was a young adult observing people my age quitting tobacco during that time. I also remember hearing that kids were still starting, while the older generation were the ones setting a new trend for their peers, which is kind of an unusual pattern for setting trends, I think.
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