Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
more useful options
 
PerlMonks  

Re^3: Do you smoke tobacco?

by cLive ;-) (Prior)
on Sep 02, 2004 at 06:56 UTC ( #387818=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Do you smoke tobacco?
in thread Do you smoke tobacco?

Yep. When I was at college, I smoked quite a bit of weed. Before I started, I read a lot - basically that it was non-addictive physically, can be psychologically addictive in large amounts, but is generally not that bad.

Of course, in the UK, everyone smoked their joints mixed with tobacco, and I became addicted to it.

Now? I'm addicted to tobacco, but haven't smoked weed regularly in years. Probably been 2 years since my last toke at a party. It just doesn't appeal anymore - I value being able to think.

My attempts at quitting are sporadic. It's got to be the nastiest addiction out there. The longest I've lasted is 6 months until a very traumatic event triggered using it again.

Nasty stuff from evil companies.

I'm currently lasting a couple of days at a time, but am thinking of trying hypnotherapy and acupuncture soon as a double whammy.

Guess I need to walk around with a picture of my kid dangling in from of my face all day ;-)

cLive ;-)

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re^4: Do you smoke tobacco?
by geekgrrl (Pilgrim) on Sep 20, 2004 at 22:43 UTC

    Oh man, quitting was so hard. For two years afterwards I still wanted one. Hell - I wanted one just a few months ago, and it has been over four years since I gave it up. And I only smoked for 2...It is one hell of an addiction. The only addiction I have had worse than that is caffeine. But caffeine won't kill ya fortunately.

    The good news is we types who get addicted to stuff are less likely to get Parkinson's - our dopamine connections are just too f**king strong.

    I think one thing that helped me quit was to start doing cardio exercise - once I started getting in better shape, I didn't want to mess it up by smoking. Anyway - good luck to those of you trying to quit.

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://387818]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others drinking their drinks and smoking their pipes about the Monastery: (3)
As of 2020-09-24 00:02 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?
    If at first I donít succeed, I Ö










    Results (132 votes). Check out past polls.

    Notices?