#1
I've started smoking
Only a rollie once or twice a day
But I can't seem to imagine an evening without one now
I promised myself once I run out of tobacco I'll stop, and I still plan on that
But I was wondering, has anyone else ever gone through a week or two phase of smoking?

I bought the tobacco to be used with marijuana, which I used to smoke quite regularly, but this time we were unable to pick up (my dealer went to hospital new years eve!)
So since I had the stuff and I was both bored and extremely stressed, I figured I may aswell use the tobacco
I've got exams coming up and someone who used to be very close to me died recently, I've developed irregular sleep patterns again and I'm constantly angsty or miserable (I'm a diagnosed sufferer of depression, but my medication does very little to change anything, and I can't get my prescription re-filled, I've been without for a week or two)


But back to the point
Ciggie anyone?
#4
I smoked once or twice, and ever since I've had the urge to do it again.
Its not a good feeling. You should stop now.
#5
Yeah it's called "nicotine", and it's apparently addicting.
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#7
I do it all the time, I'll smoke for two days then go a week without, it never really affects me.
No means maybe
#9
I'm pretty sure its called a three day grace period. After three days the urge starts to go away. But yeah, tobacco and marijuana, not a good combination.
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#10
Quote by The_Paranoia
I smoke maybe one cigarette every other weekend and even that is alot for me.


If you smoke 'so little', why smoke at all? Just quit, smoking's just plain retarded. And I feel I have a right to say that never having smoked. Plus, with all the advertising about the bad side-effects of smoking you'd have to be stupid to even start in this day and age.
No matter how difficult you have it (I know difficult, believe me), using it as an excuse to smoke is just not the way to go.

That said: My condolences on your loss.
#11
Quote by coheed713
I'm pretty sure its called a three day grace period. After three days the urge starts to go away. But yeah, tobacco and marijuana, very tasty combination.

Fixed.

Quote by KoRnOnA6String
If you smoke 'so little', why smoke at all? Just quit, smoking's just plain retarded. And I feel I have a right to say that never having smoked. Plus, with all the advertising about the bad side-effects of smoking you'd have to be stupid to even start in this day and age.
No matter how difficult you have it (I know difficult, believe me), using it as an excuse to smoke is just not the way to go.

It gives you a nice buzz. I like the buzz so after a I get a load of work from school or just had a really (key word is really) stressful day, a quick buzz feels good. I know its bad for you. Hence why I hardly do it. Plus my family has a natural addiction to it. (Everyone in my family save my mom and dad were addicted and died from cancer.)
Last edited by The_Paranoia at Jan 9, 2009,
#12
Quote by KoRnOnA6String
If you smoke 'so little', why smoke at all? Just quit, smoking's just plain retarded. And I feel I have a right to say that never having smoked. Plus, with all the advertising about the bad side-effects of smoking you'd have to be stupid to even start in this day and age.
No matter how difficult you have it (I know difficult, believe me), using it as an excuse to smoke is just not the way to go.

That said: My condolences on your loss.


Because in the short-term its effects are pleasurable
In the long-term it's effects are probably duplicated by the amount of times I've been around smoke/walked down very busy roads
The o-zone fog I encounter every morning bombards me with enough free-radicals to cause various cancers etc just as quickly as smoking ever could, and when you've so little to live for, why worry about your health?

Quote by coheed713
I'm pretty sure its called a three day grace period. After three days the urge starts to go away. But yeah, tobacco and marijuana, not a good combination.


The marijuana stopped when I moved here for University, I'm only down the road but I know nobody here, and even I wouldn't catch a train back home just to get some, it's not worth the time

Truth of it is I'm completely alone here, I've no friends on my course, in my building or in general, it seems unrelated but it gives me a reason to leave my room, which little else apart from lectures does

And I've tried socialising etc, I'm just quite bad with people, well, horrendous
#14
Quote by haz_uk
self-destructing isn't the key to being socially inept. make some friends, use a social networking site if you have to.


I'm on one
But even over the internet I simply don't 'work' with people
I've given up trying to work out why
For 7 years I've been somewhat alone, with various people flicking in and out of my life
But moving here was like starting again, and it's even harder this time for me, because I don't enjoy binge drinking or the club atmosphere, I'm a quiet night-in man, which you can't do socially without already having friends
#15
I was like that for a while. Now I'm almost 1/2 a pack a day. A ciggy sounds good right now and I just had one after I got out of work at 8. I thought i wouldn't get addicted either but now I smoke like a fiend
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#16
It may sound stupid but if you find enough motivation (and anybody can, no matter what problems they have), do some sport instead of smoking. Like, in a sport club, anything (swimming, martial arts, team sports...). It's much more rewarding and good for your health to fight the stress through physical exercise rather than with any random ****ty drug. Plus, it helps you solcialise with new people.

Drugs are what they are, addictive and worthless. You have problems in your everyday life, so you start smoking to get an hour of relief MAXIMUM every time you do it, but in the meantime, the fact that your health slowly gets worse feeds the despression, and you don't even realise it. I may sound like an asshole, but smoking to cure stress and sadness is for the weak. And I do know what losing someone feels like, or how much being in a bad period of your life sucks.
#17
Quote by Astyan


Drugs are what they are, addictive and worthless. You have problems in your everyday life, so you start smoking to get an hour of relief MAXIMUM every time you do it, but in the meantime, the fact that your health slowly gets worse feeds the despression, and you don't even realise it. I may sound like an asshole, but smoking to cure stress and sadness is for the weak. And I do know what losing someone feels like, or how much being in a bad period of your life sucks.



Quote by red18420
There is no point except party and be healthy and happy. Also money is not something to live for. If i didnt need money for drugs and beer i would give mine away.


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#18
Quote by Jericho114


Oh yeah they are. I don't blame people, but it's a fact. I know it gets smokers (for example) upset but I don't care.
#19
Quote by Astyan
Oh yeah they are. I don't blame people, but it's a fact. I know it gets smokers (for example) upset but I don't care.


Tylenol helps with headaches and pain, Nyquil with colds, etc, etc.
#20
Quote by Astyan
Oh yeah they are. I don't blame people, but it's a fact. I know it gets smokers (for example) upset but I don't care.





Stop digging a hole dude. That is your opinion and you're trying to pass it off as fact.

Some drugs can cause problems, but overall it's the person using them whether they want to be responsible or not.

You might think it's a waste of time and money, but I think it's a little unfair for you to make them out to be the root of all evil while talking down some peoples past times/hobbies?
Quote by red18420
There is no point except party and be healthy and happy. Also money is not something to live for. If i didnt need money for drugs and beer i would give mine away.


Vote here to help me get to BC!
Last edited by Jericho114 at Jan 9, 2009,
#21
Wait. You're tushmeister. From the Relationship Thread. There was a time when you left. That was a sad day for the pit. I was not informed you came back. Son of a bitch this made my day.
#22
Quote by Astyan
It may sound stupid but if you find enough motivation (and anybody can, no matter what problems they have), do some sport instead of smoking. Like, in a sport club, anything (swimming, martial arts, team sports...). It's much more rewarding and good for your health to fight the stress through physical exercise rather than with any random ****ty drug. Plus, it helps you solcialise with new people.

Drugs are what they are, addictive and worthless. You have problems in your everyday life, so you start smoking to get an hour of relief MAXIMUM every time you do it, but in the meantime, the fact that your health slowly gets worse feeds the despression, and you don't even realise it. I may sound like an asshole, but smoking to cure stress and sadness is for the weak. And I do know what losing someone feels like, or how much being in a bad period of your life sucks.


I can't do most sports
I've got a bad knee and a general lack of time to take up another hobby/interest
But I do almost agree with the majority of what you've said

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Wait. You're tushmeister. From the Relationship Thread. There was a time when you left. That was a sad day for the pit. I was not informed you came back. Son of a bitch this made my day.



Yep that's me, glad someone cares! Few others ever did


And I've found an ingenious way to stop me from smoking the rest of this tobacco, which means I should be 'quitting' as of now, though I'm not too sure if I could call it a fully-fledged habit or not...
#23
Quote by tushmeister
Yep that's me, glad someone cares! Few others ever did


Fuck yes I care. I didn't exactly visit the Relationship Thread (or ever help), but I did see some of your posts there. You're a legend.
#24
Quote by Jericho114


Stop digging a hole dude. That is your opinion and you're trying to pass it off as fact.

Some drugs can cause problems, but overall it's the person using them whether they want to be responsible or not.

You might think it's a waste of time and money, but I think it's a little unfair for you to make them out to be the root of all evil while talking down some peoples past times/hobbies?


I'm sorry dude, it IS a fact. Once again, I know it makes people upset and I don't blame them. I don't despise them or anything. But the fact that it's the person's responsibility to use them or not doesn't take away the fact that you can live without them, and that it makes one's situation worse most of the time.

The thing is, if you've got problems and start smoking (for example), you add several more problems to the existing ones. Shorter breath, bad breath, risks of cancer, not to mention the financial impact of buying cigarettes on a daily basis... You can definitely understand people using drugs of any kind. But there's no point in trying to find excuses or anything, and there's nothing unfair in saying so.

Also, I wouldn't call smoking a hobby.

Edit: Aww, too bad you can't do sport. But I still believe a great way to avoid becoming addicted to smoking is finding another hobby to replace the bad habit. Do you play the guitar? If you're on UG, it's probably the case. Well then, it may sound stupid once again, but any time you feel the urge to smoke, just pick up your guitar instead. Just an idea, could be anything.
Last edited by Astyan at Jan 9, 2009,
#25
Quote by voteforpedro36
Fuck yes I care. I didn't exactly visit the Relationship Thread (or ever help), but I did see some of your posts there. You're a legend.


Aha, a man can wish ey?
My legacy died quite quickly, and rightly so, I'm just another person as is everyone else here, but I appreciate being recognised for it
#26
Quote by tushmeister
Aha, a man can wish ey?
My legacy died quite quickly, and rightly so, I'm just another person as is everyone else here, but I appreciate being recognised for it


Your welcome?
#27
Quote by Astyan
I'm sorry dude, it IS a fact. Once again, I know it makes people upset and I don't blame them. I don't despise them or anything. But the fact that it's the person's responsibility to use them or not doesn't take away the fact that you can live without them, and that it makes one's situation worse most of the time.

The thing is, if you've got problems and start smoking (for example), you add several more problems to the existing ones. Shorter breath, bad breath, risks of cancer, not to mention the financial impact of buying cigarettes on a daily basis... You can definitely understand people using drugs of any kind. But there's no point in trying to find excuses or anything, and there's nothing unfair is saying so.

Also, I wouldn't call smoking a hobby.


1-Source Please??

2- You can "live" without a lot of things, just being alive is killing you. That does not mean they are worthless and a complete waste.

3- You went on a rant about "drugs" in general, you're wrong. I know you think you're right but I am really sorry man. I don't consider smoking a hobby either, but some people do. And smoking Marijuana has a huge sub culture that considers smoking their hobby. Who are you to make that judgement?

4- Once again, please stop using you're opinions as fact until you provide some sources. I am done debating this, as it's not the thread topic.
Quote by red18420
There is no point except party and be healthy and happy. Also money is not something to live for. If i didnt need money for drugs and beer i would give mine away.


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Last edited by Jericho114 at Jan 9, 2009,
#28
Quote by Jericho114
1-Source Please??

2- You can "live" without a lot of things, just being alive is killing you. That does not mean they are worthless and a complete waste.

3- You went on a rant about "drugs" in general, you're wrong. I know you think you're right but I am really sorry man. I don't consider smoking a hobby either, but some people do. And smoking Marijuana has a huge sub culture that considers smoking their hobby. Who are you to make that judgement?

4- Once again, please stop using you're opinions as fact until you provide some sources. I am done debating this, as it's not the thread topic.


Come on, you know there are facts all over the place when it comes to proving any kind of drug is bad, you can't ask for sources. But okay, I agree that the wording made it sound like a judgment, I understand you may have found it annoying. I firmly believe that it should, at least, be recognised as a fact. That's my opinion. Now yeah, we're slightly off-topic so I'm done debating too. =)
#29
Quote by Astyan
Come on, you know there are facts all over the place when it comes to proving any kind of drug is bad, you can't ask for sources. But okay, I agree that the wording made it sound like a judgment, I understand you may have found it annoying. I firmly believe that it should, at least, be recognised as a fact. That's my opinion. Now yeah, we're slightly off-topic so I'm done debating too. =)


Every last substance on this Earth is toxic
Table salt, water and oxygen are all toxic in large anough amounts
EVERYTHING is bad. And that's not cynicism
It's the reason we die of old age, our body is being bombarded by toxins and damaging chemicals from the moment we're conceived

EDIT
Not a defence for any drug by the way
Just your blanketing statements are a bit absurd, there is more evidence suggesting marijuana is better than alcohol etc around, and not biased evidence either, genuine research that supports the idea, yet society allows alcohol and not marijuana
You have to be careful, a lot of what you're told isn't necessarily true, when it comes to drugs the government likes what it can make money off and dislikes things which the public have a control over economically
(And I know, smokers and drinkers cost the Government money on the NHS in the UK, the Government may be myopic but that doesn't change what I've said, it just shows the irony in it)
Last edited by tushmeister at Jan 9, 2009,
#30
Quote by tushmeister
Every last substance on this Earth is toxic
Table salt, water and oxygen are all toxic in large anough amounts
EVERYTHING is bad. And that's not cynicism
It's the reason we die of old age, our body is being bombarded by toxins and damaging chemicals from the moment we're conceived


That is basically what I was implying when I said.

2- You can "live" without a lot of things, just being alive is killing you.

Thanks for simplifying it though.
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There is no point except party and be healthy and happy. Also money is not something to live for. If i didnt need money for drugs and beer i would give mine away.


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#31
i smoke, it all depends really my friend smokes and stops smoking all the time, hell just smoke one week and the next 3 months he wont smoke at all,
It really depends on it, and on your will power
#32
Quote by x/taluha
i smoke, it all depends really my friend smokes and stops smoking all the time, hell just smoke one week and the next 3 months he wont smoke at all,
It really depends on it, and on your will power


God damn that avatar.....
Quote by red18420
There is no point except party and be healthy and happy. Also money is not something to live for. If i didnt need money for drugs and beer i would give mine away.


Vote here to help me get to BC!
#33
Quote by Astyan
I'm sorry dude, it IS a fact. Once again, I know it makes people upset and I don't blame them. I don't despise them or anything. But the fact that it's the person's responsibility to use them or not doesn't take away the fact that you can live without them, and that it makes one's situation worse most of the time.

The thing is, if you've got problems and start smoking (for example), you add several more problems to the existing ones. Shorter breath, bad breath, risks of cancer, not to mention the financial impact of buying cigarettes on a daily basis... You can definitely understand people using drugs of any kind. But there's no point in trying to find excuses or anything, and there's nothing unfair in saying so.

Also, I wouldn't call smoking a hobby.

Edit: Aww, too bad you can't do sport. But I still believe a great way to avoid becoming addicted to smoking is finding another hobby to replace the bad habit. Do you play the guitar? If you're on UG, it's probably the case. Well then, it may sound stupid once again, but any time you feel the urge to smoke, just pick up your guitar instead. Just an idea, could be anything.

#


In response to the edit, I do play guitar, but it doesn't offer anything even similar, with sport the body releases chemicals which actually give you a very similar feeling to smoking, so I could understand it as a replacement, but guitar, just not the same at all.

I do like riding bikes, which my leg is fine with, but my bikes keep breaking, I've had 3 in 4 weeks, the last for Christmas and I'm still waiting for the store to replace or fix it, maybe then I'll be able to let loose by riding around Cardiff for an hour or two each night (at the sacrifice of university work, which I do in excess anyway I suppose)