The Devastation Of Smoking

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Auggie69's Comment
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For anyone reading this don't be scared to quit because folks keep saying "it's the worst addiction ever", "can't believe it's so hard".

I smoked for 30 years. Made it to 3 packs a day. Then doing something simple, one day, I got winded. Scared to try and quit because of how hard it was made out to be I was determined to do it.

Long story short, if you can go 72 hours without a smoke, you got it made. I went four days, kicked it cold turkey and have been without a smoke now for over 15 years.

If only I had not listened to those who said HOW HARD IT WAS GOING TO BE and did it myself, I would have been smoke free sooner.

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Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Phishtech's Comment
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Had a boss that had been off of smoking for over 30 years, and if someone lit one up in our group he'd have to walk away because he told us even after 30 years smoke free he wanted one like crazy, he was still hooked on those nasty things.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Matthew N.'s Comment
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I will probably get some backlash but for any smokers that want to quit but don't have the motivation, try vaping. Yes your still feeding the nicotine addiction but removing hazardous chemicals.

Just like gum or patches, it's a healthier way and one step closer. You inhale it like a cigarette so it's instant. You feel it in your lungs. You get the same hand movement. The mental dependency is just as strong as the physical one. And since you choose what % of nicotine to buy, it allows you to lower it based on your needs and schedule. Haven't had a real cigarette in years. Went from 9% down to 3%. I can breathe and weirdly smell again.

I know it's the cool thing to do now but it's a great tool to kick cigarettes and work on kicking nicotine all together.

Anyone has any questions about them just hit me up.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Robsteeler's Comment
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I had a tough time quitting. Went back constantly until I looked at it like an addict. You have to decide that you can never have one again, not even one time. If you can do that, you’ll quit. It’s been 20 years almost since I’ve had one, and I still miss them some days, but I know I can’t have one.

maestro's Comment
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Bruce,

Sorry to hear about your friend. My father-in-law died from lung cancer. He retired, got diagnosed, and died all in the span of six months.

In addition to the serious reasons for quitting smoking, for every cigarette you smoke God takes one day off your life and gives it to Keith Richards.

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Rob, that's some classic dark humor about Keith Richards! When he does finally die, no embalming will be necessary.

Keith Richards actually died years ago but no one had the heart to tell him.

Army 's Comment
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I think time will tell vaping is worse that cigarette smoking.

PackRat's Comment
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I think time will tell vaping is worse that cigarette smoking.

How so? Increased nicotine levels or something else?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I think time will tell vaping is worse that cigarette smoking.

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How so? Increased nicotine levels or something else?

Nicotine levels don't appear to be the main issue with vaping, from what I've read. There are other compounds involved that researchers are discovering. There seems to be increasing evidence that vaping is not the panacea the vaping industry promotes it to be.

PackRat's Comment
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There seems to be increasing evidence that vaping is not the panacea the vaping industry promotes it to be.

shocked.png A manufacturer selling a nicotine-based product would lie about it not being a health benefit?!?!shocked.png We’ve never seen that before. Just ask Joe Camel or the Marlboro Man. Well, actually you can’t, because they both died from emphysema.

Matthew N.'s Comment
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Someone quits smoking cigarettes and chooses to vape and your criticize whether it's healthier or not? Has to be some of the most idiotic thinking and comments I've seen in a long time. Lol thanks. I needed a good laugh.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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