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Old Today, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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And how many quit, and have started up again, perhaps too much time on your hands? And what are you smoking and how much? A cigar now and then? E-cigs?

I'm 69YO, still smoking, but a lot less, about 12 cigarettes a day, oftentimes I just smoke a third, put it out, resume later, and I am diagnosed with COPD. I use the empty filter cigarettes and make my own with Indian tobacco that doesn't have all those additives. To have my first cigarette of the day, I just can't describe it, the pleasure it gives me.

I have joked with some of the seniors in my 55+ mobile home community about conducting some Start Smoking classes, and some actually take me seriously.

Let's keep this thread devoid of the health risks (haven't we heard enough of that!), cases of a family member died from lung cancer (but omitting those that died in car accidents or died from other diseases) and no lectures on 2nd hand smoke. Otherwise this thread will spread to 100 or more pages.

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Old Today, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I quit when they went up to 50cents/pack. I'd been paying 35 cents.




Starting a topic and saying what people shouldn't say is rather a lesson in futility. Just because you started it doesn't mean you get to control it.
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Old Today, 01:33 AM
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Location: Scotland
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I quit 26 years ago just before my 41st birthday. Breathing was becoming far too much work. I never would have made it to retirement if I hadn't. I'd be dead from emphysema or lung cancer.
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Old Today, 01:34 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Starting a topic and saying what people shouldn't say is rather a lesson in futility. Just because you started it doesn't mean you get to control it.
Yes, and why pollute our Retirement forum with a topic that will only serve as a reminder to so many of us of loved ones we have lost, loved ones who suffered mightily, due to this nasty habit?
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Old Today, 02:57 AM
 
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I'd like to know what good tobacco, rolling machine, and papers you use instead of the commercial brands. I am cutting down too, which is a major act of dynamic will power. It is my only bad, nasty, habit. I'm not diabetic, but I still have given up and do not eat sweets, candy, bakery, ice-cream, junk snacks, coffee, pop, tv, cable, driving, sex, and a bad spouse. I never hardly drank much or took any drugs either except reefer, which I gave up years ago, but I still cannot give up my ciggie treats. I would give up everything I own to be able to quit forever. If I go over a certain daily amount, I will have issues, but I always feel the best when I don't smoke, but feel better when I do. I am wondering how OP smokes while still having copd. I never had any big-time major health issues and my doc said I'm doing okay so far...

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Old Today, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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I quit when I was 50. No tobacco products since. That's one thing I don't have to worry about now I thank Duke for helping me through one of their clinic studies.
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Old Today, 06:25 AM
 
Location: The Outer Limits
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With the cost of cigs today...who wouldn’t quit.
If I was still smoking today, the financial cost would be $15 a day...no thanks.
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Old Today, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I quit smoking in 1989, at the request of my husband. He had quit many years earlier, after suffering a heart attack.

I enjoyed smoking and I still miss it. I've always joked that I miss it so much that when I turn 80 I'm going to start smoking again. But I'm 72 now and the closer I get to 80, the more I'm inclined to re-think that statement.
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Old Today, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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I've always joked that I miss it so much that when I turn 80 I'm going to start smoking again. But I'm 72 now and the closer I get to 80, the more I'm inclined to re-think that statement.
I joke about it too. Maybe in my 80ís Iíll go buy a carton of Winstonís Weíll see.
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Old Today, 06:41 AM
 
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I'm 69YO, still smoking, but a lot less, about 12 cigarettes a day, oftentimes I just smoke a third, put it out, resume later, and I am diagnosed with COPD. I use the empty filter cigarettes and make my own with Indian tobacco that doesn't have all those additives. To have my first cigarette of the day, I just can't describe it, the pleasure it gives me.
So you've just about given up showering (down to once a week), and you've contemplated giving up chewing your food because it's too much work, but smoking with COPD is fine.

Okay, moving on....
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