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I once had a next-door neighbor (Well, actually, down the hall in the apt. building) who was 35 and looked like an iron-pumper (very fit and buff) who never smoked a day in his life. He also dropped dead of a heart attack.
Who's to blame for that?
I'm 61 3/4 (62 next March) and have been a smoker since I was about 19; at my last checkup, I was found to be essentially as healthy as a horse.
Admittedly, I get a little winded when I pump my bike uphill for a mile or two, but I stop, have a smoke, and don't feel winded any more.
But the Church of Antismokerism is really stepping up their attacks - I think it's because they're afraid of being supplanted by the Church of Warmingism as the National Religion.
Thanks, Rich
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Rich Grise
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You do realize though that if you get hit by a bus whle riding that bike, your death will be listed as smoking related.
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CW
You a smoker?...We would have never guessed...LOL
Careful, when you stop smoking you will find people stink real bad once your sense of smell comes back.
I once had a next-door neighbor (Well, actually, down the hall in the apt. building) who was 35 and looked like an iron-pumper (very fit and buff) who never smoked a day in his life. He also dropped dead of a heart attack.
Who's to blame for that?
I'm 61 3/4 (62 next March) and have been a smoker since I was about 19; at my last checkup, I was found to be essentially as healthy as a horse.
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Josepi
Of course! That's a major part of the problem. My Dad quit smoking when he was 40-ish, and you know what? At the age of 83, he died anyway!
Thanks, Rich
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Rich Grise
I know - I quit once for about a week, and noticed exactly that; I also realized that I like smoking better than I like not smoking. I get really tired of those whiners who are always moaning, "Oh, I just can't quit! I'm such a scum!" (see "guilt trip")
God Damn! If you don't want to smoke, don't smoke!!!
If I don't have any smokes on hand, I have to: 1. Get up off my butt and go to the store 2. Go into the store and tell the clerk I want a pack. 3. Dig out my money and pay for them 4a. Go outside 4b. open the pack, and properly dispose of the cellophane and foil 4c. actually get the cig out of the pack and stick it in my mouth 5. Go back inside to get a match, because I left my lighter at home. ;-) 6. Come back outside and light the damn thing. 7. schlep my lazy ass back to the couch.
If you neglect EVEN ONE of these actions, you won't smoke! (well, except for steps 1 and 7 - you have to do those whether you're buying cigarettes, nicotine pills, or a banana.)
But apparently the antismokerists get off on all that whining and the sympathy and "Oh, gee, you poor little victim" crap.
And membership in the cult of antismokerism gives them a feeling of belonging to some crowd of equally lame whiners. Safety in numbers, you know!
Thanks! Rich
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Rich Grise
I have never, ever "pumped chemicals" into my body, unless you consider drinking and smoking to be "pumping." In any case, your opinion is of no use to me.
But Thanks for Playing! Rich
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Rich Grise
Do whatever you want. Freedom is my Worship Word.
On your way down, don't forget to announce to the people on the 5th, 4th, and 3rd floors, "So far, so good!"
Have fun! Rich
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Rich Grise

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