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    Smoked from the age of around 16 to 30, maybe 15-20 per day but far more if it was a long day in the pub!

    Having kids gave me the incentive to try to quit and after cutting back eventually nailed it. Had the odd one on boozy holidays etc after that but now gone a good 5 years without anything whatsoever.

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    You could start with a Shisha; or as Americans call it Hookah.


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    Also, probably am among the not many people in this world, who cannot get hooked on to anything relating to massaging the dopamine. Not sure whether it's a good thing, even if it looks that way.

    Tried cigarettes, high quality cigars, even tried getting addicted to booze. Weed (etc.), you name it.

    Doesn't seem to happen. I'm not bothered, and don't care either way. Could be my non-addictive, effed-up brain.

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    If you need to stop smoking then you need to change daily routine/habits and you should take a break.Let say you won millions and you some hard and you got lungs cancer then you hospitalized and your money gone to hospital authority and you're poor again.

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    No, and I have never smoked.

    I don't like the smell.. And I'm scared about my lungs due to the staff now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malikbhai View Post
    Also, probably am among the not many people in this world, who cannot get hooked on to anything relating to massaging the dopamine. Not sure whether it's a good thing, even if it looks that way.

    Tried cigarettes, high quality cigars, even tried getting addicted to booze. Weed (etc.), you name it.

    Doesn't seem to happen. I'm not bothered, and don't care either way. Could be my non-addictive, effed-up brain.
    At least you are a good pimp. After selling gambling to poor souls for living you offer virtual shishas to other dopamine-positive creatures.
    We are all bloodsucking ticks, hungry, devious
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    ass-blood sucked by the first from the last is his own

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    I don't smoke, I have never smoked and I will never smoke.

    I don't like the smell already, why would I inhale it deep into my lungs? In the past when everyone was smoking in bars/clubs it was normal. Now when I am close to someone smoking inside I hate it.

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    i smoke fulltime (20/40 a day) for about 25 years now and i still love it Nothing better than a cup of coffee and a cigarette while working...

    However, i do have to say i feel more and more like a paria, as smoking has gotten a real bad image. No matter if it are friends, family, coworkers or unknown people that are closeby while you smoke... 80% or even 90% will look at you like you are a walking decease lol... and kids nowadays are the worst... which dont get me wrong, is a good thing though...

    i like to gamble myself as well... and visiting a casino without smoking is like swimming without water... normally i go to the casino like twice a moth...but for the last years i only go once a year as its just no fun anymore...

    i understand that not everybody likes it, but whats wrong with seperate rooms for smoking and non smoking...? evrything is getting more strict...not only smoking but it feels i can do less every year...but im a stubborn guy, so i always find a solution... for example visiting illegal underground casinos...they always allow smoking...and its more exiting anyway..

    But it also depends where you live...i was in china last year and if i had toguess around 90% of the people still smoked where i was (hong kong)... but here in Holland more and more people are non smokers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mediapartner View Post
    i understand that not everybody likes it, but whats wrong with seperate rooms for smoking and non smoking...? evrything is getting more strict...not only smoking but it feels i can do less every year.
    1st world society got (again) that brilliant idea that it is good to start the war against Jungian shadow. Last time the big purification process of mankind ended well in gas chambers.

    Speaking about smoking. I bought nearly by accident a lot of DMT and now finally a vaporiser, but I still have no balls for this new kind of trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock View Post
    Last time the big purification process of mankind ended well in gas chambers.
    I'm sure you do not mean to imply that the Holocaust was a good thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock View Post
    At least you are a good pimp. After selling gambling to poor souls for living you offer virtual shishas to other dopamine-positive creatures.
    More like an evil, psycho, sociopathic pimp. And it's not just promoting casinos to poor souls, but also own sites that sells them those fancy e-cigs, duty-free tobacco, CBD. Didn't even spare things like porn, sex toys, enlargement pills.

    So, basically, nearly all the stuff the society wants to ban, but still consume the most.

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    I used to smoke for over 10 years and quit like 6 months ago as Mentol cigarretes were banned in EU.

    However I think that smoking is something very related to land Casinos (as well as alcohol). I think that the average profile of the users prefer to drink and smoke while playing.

    What's your opinion?
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    I used to smoke here and there.. not many but enough to have a guilt trip healthwise about it... stopped for good in 2016. Though, when I get stressed I do think about having one. Try not to tho

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    I have quit after a tough battle with tobacco. I encourage everyone reading this to take steps and ensure they rid themselves of this addiction. Saves a lot of money and more importantly your health!

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    Worked in the tobacco industry for almost 30 years and never once tried or smoked a cigarette. Now I am in the gambling industry and don't gamble. LOL

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    I was a heavy smoker in the past. Some 5 years ago I started with those e-cigs. I thought it will be my way out of smoking, but unfortunately, I'm still on them. I hope I will get rid of them very soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nenad View Post
    I was a heavy smoker in the past. Some 5 years ago I started with those e-cigs. I thought it will be my way out of smoking, but unfortunately, I'm still on them. I hope I will get rid of them very soon.
    Maybe give what I've found works for me (below) a try

    I smoked for 45 years. Tried everything to give up, even cold turkey. This year I gave vape (e-cigs) a go. Its been 10 months or so since I smoked a cigarette. I've cut-back on the vaping now, and I've managed to slash the nicotine content from 12mg to 1 - 2mg.

    When I commenced reducing nicotine levels in my vape juice, it 1'st took my body about a week to accustomise to the lower nicotine content (12mg down to 8mg). A few weeks later, I dropped to 6mg, after that, a few weeks later 4mg, and a couple of months later 2mg.

    Finally hitting 1mg of nicotine in juice, which was about at the 7 month period.

    A 60ml bottle of juice, now lasts me about 2 - 3 weeks.

    Occasionally I still get the desire/craving for a cigarette. However, when that happens it usually only lasts a couple of minutes. If that feeling doesn't subside, then I'll fill my vape tank (approx 2.5ml) with 4mg nicotine juice, and use that for the day. That has always curbed the cravings.

    99% of the time I ride the cravings out. Just that 1% can last way too long. I figure it's far better using a stronger juice for the day, than risk picking up an cigarette again. If I did that, I'd be very disappointed in myself. Hence, I reach for the stronger juice.

    Vaping isn't 100% safe but it certainly isn't anywhere near as bad as cigarettes.

    P.S. Once Christmas is over, I plan to try and kick the vaping too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDave View Post
    Maybe give what I've found works for me (below) a try

    I smoked for 45 years. Tried everything to give up, even cold turkey. This year I gave vape (e-cigs) a go. Its been 10 months or so since I smoked a cigarette. I've cut-back on the vaping now, and I've managed to slash the nicotine content from 12mg to 1 - 2mg.

    When I commenced reducing nicotine levels in my vape juice, it 1'st took my body about a week to accustomise to the lower nicotine content (12mg down to 8mg). A few weeks later, I dropped to 6mg, after that, a few weeks later 4mg, and a couple of months later 2mg.

    Finally hitting 1mg of nicotine in juice, which was about at the 7 month period.

    A 60ml bottle of juice, now lasts me about 2 - 3 weeks.

    Occasionally I still get the desire/craving for a cigarette. However, when that happens it usually only lasts a couple of minutes. If that feeling doesn't subside, then I'll fill my vape tank (approx 2.5ml) with 4mg nicotine juice, and use that for the day. That has always curbed the cravings.

    99% of the time I ride the cravings out. Just that 1% can last way too long. I figure it's far better using a stronger juice for the day, than risk picking up an cigarette again. If I did that, I'd be very disappointed in myself. Hence, I reach for the stronger juice.

    Vaping isn't 100% safe but it certainly isn't anywhere near as bad as cigarettes.

    P.S. Once Christmas is over, I plan to try and kick the vaping too.
    I'm on 12 mg of nicotine now. Tried to lower to 8, but was so edgy, and came back to 12. I must try your way as it makes sense. I will make sure to save your post, and to stick with it.

    Thanks for trying to help, and for sharing your experience. All the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nenad View Post
    I'm on 12 mg of nicotine now. Tried to lower to 8, but was so edgy, and came back to 12. I must try your way as it makes sense. I will make sure to save your post, and to stick with it.

    Thanks for trying to help, and for sharing your experience. All the best!
    Mate, in all honesty you can feel a bit edgy when dropping the nicotine mg's. However, that feeling for me, was the worst for 1'st 48 hours (12mg to 8mg)... If you can persevere with it, it gets easier and less edgy by the week's end.

    I also think it's a bit of mind over matter too. Once you conquer the drop to 8mg, dropping to 6, 4, 2 then 1mg was pretty easy tbh.

    It's a bit like having that last cigarette. While the 12mg vape killed the cravings, the mental desire/addiction was still biting at my heels.

    Thing is though, you need to congratulate yourself for giving up the cigarettes. Doing that is an awesome achievement!


    Some people can easily give the cigs the flick, while others, like myself, seem to have a very addictive habit for them. If your like me, then I can understand why your having trouble dropping the nicotine levels.

    Only you know yourself... So my advice... Set yourself reasonable goals to drop the mg levels.

    I wish you all the best success, in this...

    Feel free to PM me if, at any time, you need some support


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    I also found using different flavoured juices made it easier to drop mg levels. For me the fruity and choc/vanilla flavoured juices were easier, than using nutty/caramel/tobacco flavours, which 1'st started vaping on.
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    When I was 30 I decided to have a "Year In The Wilderness".

    Until then I'd never smoked or taken drugs.

    In that year I started smoking and stuck, sniffed and smoked everything I could, with the proviso it would be"just for a year".

    At the end of the year I put myself into the Priory Clinic in Tenterden - one day a week for nine months. It was easy to stop absolutely everything and I've never done anything since, nor would I want to.

    Except cigarettes. Just couldn't kick them.

    Do I hate it? No. I enjoy smoking, and until that time comes when I don't want to smoke anymore I won't be able to give up. You have to have discipline, and I had it for everything else, but oddly not fags.

    BRB. Off for a smoke.

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