You are viewing pro_smokers

Tired of ads? Upgrade to paid account and never see ads again!
I enjoy smoking and yes i know it's going to kill me [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
the community for those who smoke and LIKE IT

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

SMOKERS WANTED [Apr. 1st, 2015|05:48 pm]
the community for those who smoke and LIKE IT
lilani03
Hi fellow smokers!
I am currently completing a research study for my PhD. I would really appreciate it if you would take the time to participate in my research project.
I am after coffee drinkers, smokers and alcohol drinkers. If you are any of those AND you own and use an iPhone (iOS8) you are one of the lucky ones who can participate.
The study lasts for 14 days and your participation only requires you to answer a few questions on your iPhone a couple of times a day. Please note that you will remain completely anonymous throughout the entire study.
If you do participate, not only will you be involved in one of the greatest psychological studies to grace addiction research, you will also be rewarded with a $20 iTunes voucher!!!!!!!!

If you would like to participate, please contact me on:
lilani.arulkadacham@deakin.edu.au

Thank you so much!
Lilani
Link2 comments|Leave a comment

smoking in (*almost) as much indoor paradise as you'll find anymore, aka Las Vegas [Mar. 27th, 2015|02:37 pm]
the community for those who smoke and LIKE IT

nowthatsbleach
*- Meaning there are some non-ban places left in states without statewide bans, but that such places are getting rarer to find. And usually, bigger cities and college towns have passed bar smoking bans, with some limited exceptions here and there.

Anyway for more populated cities, it's getting rarer to find populated cities and states with sensible laws not prohibiting smoking in bars and other adult-only establishments(I.e. Indiana), or sometimes areas with almost no restrictions(I.e. the Northern Kentucky counties south of Cincinnati). And of course in ban areas, sometimes you'll run into a rare 'smokeasy' that doesn't enforce a bar smoking ban.

That said, Las Vegas was awesome! I think I only spotted a handful of bars along the Strip that were no smoking, and the majority of bar and casino areas still allowed smoking, which was a throwback to the mid-2000s but fun. Cigarettes aren't expensive, and I even saw at least one casino(forget which one) which had people walking around selling cigs. :) Even their airport has indoor lounges where you can smoke post-security(not to mention slot machines on top, and I'm very little into that OTOH), which is VERY RARE for any airport to have nowadays. And so great, when you're getting annoyed by the stress of being in an aiport. I wish more parts of the country were still as smoker-friendly, but hopefully I'll return to Vegas one of these days. I know it's unfortunately getting bad in more and more places(heck, New Orleans shockingly just passed a bar and casino ban, though there is talk about amending it for their casinos), but hopefully I'll get to Vegas several more times before that might be gone, for all I know.
Link5 comments|Leave a comment

i smoke therefore i am. [Aug. 28th, 2014|02:00 am]
the community for those who smoke and LIKE IT
lambertnbutler
Just spotted this and thought ide add a little input.

To anybody who is debating whether to go to an electronic smoke forget it!. Last year I gave in to the hype and bought myself a liquid rechargeable one. eventually after a couple of months I even preferred the taste, Plus I saved I nice bit of money. really windy outside? No problem my freind and if for some reason you care non smokers will no longer complain about the cloud of smoke following you were ever you go.

Wasent long until it started to leak and ran out of battery in times of need. So I was sat outside having a couple of beers one night when it began to leak giving me a very nauseating feeling. So I whipped out my emergency pack and slowly lit a smoke and it was amazing there's something mentally a classic ciggarette can do that any crappy imitation will never produce. Haha although I did throw into the river and it gave a satisfying splash.
Just spotted this and thought ide add a little input.

To anybody who is debating whether to go to an electronic smoke forget it!. Last year I gave in to the hype and bought myself a liquid rechargeable one. eventually after a couple of months I even preferred the taste, Plus I saved I nice bit of money. really windy outside? No problem my freind and if for some reason you care non smokers will no longer complain about the cloud of smoke following you were ever you go.

Wasent long until it started to leak and ran out of battery in times of need. So I was sat outside having a couple of beers one night when it began to leak giving me a very nauseating feeling. So I whipped out my emergency pack and slowly lit a smoke and it was amazing there's something mentally a classic ciggarette can do that any crappy imitation will never produce. Haha although I did throw into the river and it gave a satisfying splash
Link1 comment|Leave a comment

A Brief Rant [Dec. 20th, 2013|12:19 pm]
the community for those who smoke and LIKE IT

leather_lungs
Even though this community has been pretty dead for quite a while I thought I would articulate and post some thoughts that have been running through my head the last few days. I have been attending a series of day-long workshops this week and have come in contact with several people who have expressed surprise and only lightly muffled scorn upon learning that I am an unrepentant smoker. Almost as annoying are the three smokers in their twenties who have thought it appropriate to tell me that at my age (I'm 43) I "Need to quit soon before it's too late" and have professed their intention to quit before they hit 40.

You Smoke?

Yes, I smoke. Every day, from the moment I turn off my alarm to right before turning out the light to go to sleep, I deliberately inhale massive amounts of toxic cigarette smoke into the darkest depths of my corrupted lungs. I don't stop there, either. Oh, no, I hold the poisonous gasses in my lungs several seconds so my poor addicted body can absorb even more oxygen-displacing carbon monoxide and brain-stimulating nicotine while yet another layer of carcinogenic tar coats my delicate alveoli. If that wasn't enough, I smoke 40+ high tar and nicotine cigarettes a day. I have done this deliberate self destructive thing for 32 years.

Why? Because I enjoy it. When I was 11 years old and had succeeded n beating my lungs into submission, I finished the pack of cigarettes I had purchased from a vending machine (It only cost a buck!) and told myself that now that I knew what smoking was like I wouldn't continue. After all, why would I want to keep doing something that was so bad for me. A day later I bought another pack of cigarettes and haven't looked back. I knew I was headed for physical and psychological addiction. I knew that I was headed for decreased stamina, a "smokers cough" and all the other nasty stuff my teachers had described to me in such vivid detail. I also knew that, in time, lung cancer, heart disease, and emphysema were possible results of my decision to continue smoking. Now, more than 50 pack years later, I am still smoking and have no desire to quit. No, I don't have the stamina I would have if I had never smoked or had smoked less; but smoking has never prevented me from engaging in any physical activity I wanted. Yes, when I don't smoke for a while I get a slight cough (More of a throat clearing) as my lungs try to get rid of the mucus they have secreted in a futile attempt to fend of the damage I have inflicted. It is annoying and I put an end to it by lighting another cigarette as soon as I can. Chronic sinusitis exacerbated by smoking gives me an impressive morning hack fest and I have to muster all the raw lung power I can to clear the crap out so I can breath without rattling. I can live with all that and intend to as long as I can.

So, yes, I smoke. Yes, it's probably going to kill me. I can live with that.
Link2 comments|Leave a comment

Hey! [Dec. 8th, 2013|01:16 pm]
the community for those who smoke and LIKE IT

happy_egg
Hey I just found this community a few days ago and read through many of the entries. I have to say, I already love this community! I started smoking when I was 17 and have been smoking for a year or so. I realized, though, that this journal has been pretty dead.

No matter, I have something to share, to whoever might come across this entry. All my smoker friends told me about the stories of their first cigarettes and how they hacked and coughed at the first puff. When I tried mine, I expected myself to too. However, the smoke went down smooth (my first ciggie was a Marlboro Menthol anyway). I didn't cough, not even a little. It was like my body already accepted that this day would come.

For my first cigarette, I didn't inhale. I was a little nervous and couldn't concentrate on listening to my friend's instructions on how to inhale. After finishing the first one, I wasn't proud of myself. I had to do it right. Thus I bummed another immediately off my friend, and then smoked it right this time. This was no coughing. I assumed that my mind and body were ready to accept the smoke without any hesitation (I've been wanting to try smoking for a while then). Anyone with similar experiences?
Link5 comments|Leave a comment

Quick story about a "courteous" skunk [Aug. 20th, 2013|03:28 am]
the community for those who smoke and LIKE IT

reliklaerek
Tonight while I was sitting out in the front for a quick smoke, I heard some faint rustling in the bushes. I didn't really pay it much mind though since my neighbor has a number of cats that roam about at night and like to come up to people and hang out in everyone's lawns. But the exact moment I was putting out my cigarette, a skunk pops out of the bushes, naturally startling me, and thus startling it, and so then it does this little maneuver and poises itself to spray me. It did take me a second to realize that it wasn't a cat since it was so dark out, but I don't think I've ever jumped up so fast in my life nor struggled so hard to open an unlocked door! lol

The thing is, I know there are skunks in my neighborhood and I've seen them (from a distance) on several occasions, especially at night, so that was kind of a lesson to me... Although, I do appreciate that the skunk was nice enough to wait until I was finished before popping out :)
Link4 comments|Leave a comment

(no subject) [May. 21st, 2013|04:14 pm]
the community for those who smoke and LIKE IT

reliklaerek
Hi all. I know this community has been pretty quiet lately, but I think you guys are awesome. I'm glad that a community like this even exists. It's just a shame that it's not more active :(

Anyway, I just wanted to share my little story of how I "came out" to my boyfriend. He's a smoker himself, but I didn't pick up smoking until pretty recently. So far, he's the only one who really knows.

I tried vainly to hide it from him. I guess I didn't really expect him to get after me about it, but I figured he might at least tease me.
He didn't.
I asked if it was ok for me to go outside for a minute. He said "sure" and I hid a cigarette and my cheap lighter in one hand.
I stood on his porch, fumbled with the lighter in the dark. I couldn't close the door all the way.
His roommate had his window open. He was watching Family Guy.
I took a drag, and aside from Peter Griffin, it was quiet.

I came back.
"Everything ok?" he said.
"Yeah....Don't yell at me"
He didn't understand until the next morning -- I left my pack next to my purse when I'd pulled out my meds.
We parted ways, him to go to work, me to go home. I blasted the A/C, trying desperately to cool down my car, when I heard a knock on my window.
"Give me one of your cigarettes. I don't have anymore of mine."
Link9 comments|Leave a comment

doctors [Mar. 19th, 2013|11:56 am]
the community for those who smoke and LIKE IT

wilmet_forsyth
Hi everyone, long time no see. I hope some people are still kicking around here, and doing well. I had a little anecdote I wanted to relate...

So I just called my doctor's office about a bill I received in mail, related to my annual physical in January. The bill said I owed $20 for "Smoke Tob Cessatio". I sensed something was wrong about this as I've never asked my doctor for any advice or help related to smoking, though she does always ask me about my smoking habits, I answer honestly, and she then proceeds to lecture and badger me continually for the rest of the visit about how I must quit immediately.

Anyway, the receptionist claimed it was for "Smoking Cessation Counseling" which I apparently received from my doctor. Apparently her asking me about smoking and bullying me about it counts as counseling? Anyway I politely disagreed that I had received counseling, and she put me on hold for about 5 minutes then came back on and said that I can disregard the bill, that I was "billed in error."

This got me to thinking, about how the extreme antsmoking atmosphere that reigns nowawdays has, I think, affected our trust and rapport with our physicians. I always try to be honest with my doctor about everything in my lifestyle, but her extreme stance about smoking and this incident makes me want to just start lying about my light-to-moderate habit.

How do you all handle doctor's visits? Do you think that your physician is unreasonable about smoking, and does that affect your relationship with them?
Link4 comments|Leave a comment

Missing the Point [Nov. 2nd, 2012|11:24 am]
the community for those who smoke and LIKE IT

leather_lungs
Earlier this week, my job had me driving into the very rural hinterlands. I mean, it was the middle of nowhere, out past where god lost his sandals. Anyway, after about three hours I reached my destination, conducted my business in about twenty minutes, and was ready to be on my way. Since I was hungry and out of cigarettes, I asked for directions to a store and followed them. Said store was a crossroads family-type joint where I got some chips and a cup of coffee. When I asked for a pack of Marlboro eds, I was informed that all they sold were Marlboro Golds/Lights and a couple of menthol varieties of Camel. "We just stock what people around here smoke."

Well, even though I'm willing to put just about anything in my lungs at least once, I refuse to defile them with menthol, so I took the Marlboro Lights. As the clerk pushed them across the counter she said, "These are better for you anyway."

Say what? Do people still buy the notion that "light" cigarettes are significantly less harmful? As far as I'm concerned, people should smoke whatever they want; but to claim that pumping a bunch of crap in your lungs from one kind of cigarette is less harmful than from another makes no sense whatsoever. Two of the three people I have known who have died from emphysema smoked Carlton for God's sake!

Anyway, I made it to another, better stocked, store about an hour later. On my way to my car a guy on a prison work crew cleaning a ditch asked if I had a spare cigarette. I gave him the remainder of the pack of Marlboro Lights/Gold.
Link3 comments|Leave a comment

Little rants of the week [Sep. 23rd, 2012|02:18 am]
the community for those who smoke and LIKE IT

wilmet_forsyth
This week I moved to a new building at work, and am under a new boss (though still in essentially the same position.) New boss doesn't know I smoke, because generally I don't smoke during the day at work (but use snus.) I've gotten out of the habit during work since I find it a bother to take the elevator down and stand outside on the street and be under public scrutiny. 
New boss is showing me around and somehow we get on the subject of drinking coffee and tea, and she is talking about coffee being so unhealthy (huh? apparently she is also one of the new Cult of the Body members) She then relates some anecdote about her father, when she was a kid, always having to have his cup of coffee after dinner, "along with a cigarette. GROSS!" I just chuckled in a non-committed manner and said nothing.
Tonight, as I was standing outside after dinner with my boyfriend and a (female) friend of ours, both nonsmokers, I couldn't find my lighter and she says out of nowhere, "Good! Smoking sucks!"
I'm just so over this week. 
Link5 comments|Leave a comment

navigation
[ viewing | most recent entries ]
[ go | earlier ]