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Old 11-12-2007, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Yep, the dark chocolate is good for you but still high in calories for those of us that need to lose some weight.
I guess that will be one of the next things to be taxed.
But you're right. Doesn't it make more sense to eat chocolate than smoke cigarettes? At least it smells and tastes better, but that's my opinion and I'm sure some of the smokers will disagree.
I don't like chocolate... I know, it's weird...I'm a woman, I'm programmed to love chocolate. I just...don't.

You're right that it smells better, though. I'd rather smell chocolate than cigarette smoke. Smoking is such a filthy disgusting habit.
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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I have been smoking at least a pack a day for 40 years. I have tried to quit several times before. I have been to endless smoking cessation programs. I have paid big bucks for some of those. I have read everything there is about smoking and quitting. I have talked to everyone who knows anything about it, to ex-smokers, etc.

I work in healthcare and know that lung cancer, although statistically significant, is NOT the only thing that goes bad in your body due to cigarettes. I have seen tracheotomy patients puffing away through the trach tubes. It's not the nicotine that is the worst thing. It's the other 4,000 chemicals that go into the cigarette. The nicotine is the addictive element.

Every cigarette one smokes cuts 5.5 minutes of your life. Multiply that by 40 years of 20+ cigarettes per day. Each and every day.

Nicotine is MORE addictive than cocaine or heroin or alcohol. Smokers don't think of health or money. The cigarette is the first priority. Why don't they have detox centers for smokers like they do for other drugs or alcohol addictions?

You can quit but you have to have a very strong personal reason to do so, and it takes most people at least 5 attempts with any and all methods, will power, a support system. And everybody is different and reacts differently.

I have to say that non-smokers have no idea what they're talking about when they think that it's a matter of "just quit".

And after all that, I smoked my last cigarette last night at 5:30 pm. I have been taking Chantix for a week now and I'm in a smoking cessation program. Hope it works this time.

But I didn't stop because of a health scare, cancer risk, costs or any of that stuff that some might think would be enough to make anybody come to their senses.

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Old 11-13-2007, 10:56 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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VP, I remember that you've been struggling with this. I just want to wish you the best of luck!!! You are SO persistent and intent on quitting and it's just GOT to happen for you. Good luck and let me know how you're doing.
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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VP, I remember that you've been struggling with this. I just want to wish you the best of luck!!! You are SO persistent and intent on quitting and it's just GOT to happen for you. Good luck and let me know how you're doing.
Thanks Jammie! Yep. It's gonna happen. I count every second that I don't give in. I'm even a little dizzy right now but, I will do it.
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Old 11-18-2007, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Florida
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If they are going to tax cigarettes then they should tax alcohol as well. Anything you have to show an id to purchase should be taxed. Think of how much money they would make then. There are way more drinkers than smokers.
I agree that alcohol should be taxed for this as well. Drinking kills more people than smoking. Look at the accidents from drunk drivers.
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:13 AM
 
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I am more for banning cigerettes than taxing. I am also for prohibition. Of course nothing works, not even taxing as people will find a way to pay for them. Anyway, those are my views.
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