Before & After

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Remember the rubbish about smoking easing stress…

I was in London yesterday for a meeting and my train from Cardiff was cancelled.

The upshot was I got a later train, grabbed a cab outside Paddington which dropped me off right on time outside my meeting. I finished my meeting, walked to the tube and got back into Paddington with the earlier train back to Wales sitting on the platform so on I jumped and home I came.

Between leaving Cardiff and getting back the only opportunity I would have had for a smoke would have been the short walk between meeting and tube where I might have managed to suck down a couple.

If I’d still been a smoker it would have been a VERY stressful day….

As it was it was wonderfully relaxing. :D

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  • Yep i'm with you on that one!!

    I was more stressed trying to find a time and a place to smoke-a nightmare!:(

    now i have stopped i am more relaxed and less stressed!!;)

  • Hi Austin

    Well done for finding that relaxing oh boy the last time I was in London was years ago it was so stressful I have no wish to repeat the experience it was truly horrible but then I was still a smoker but still think I will just take your word for it

    Margaret

  • Oh, yes!!!! :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    I remember having to get one cigarette and a lighter at the ready for when you got off the train/plane/bus......didn't matter how late you were running, you STILL had to make time for a smoke.....oh, yuck! How disgusting were we? :eek:

  • Oh, yes!!!! :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    I remember having to get one cigarette and a lighter at the ready for when you got off the train/plane/bus......didn't matter how late you were running, you STILL had to make time for a smoke.....oh, yuck! How disgusting were we? :eek:

    I've got my first non-smoker trip planned next wek. I will be flying to London on Monday morning & be with clients all day, every day including dinner on Monday until I fly back on Wednesday night.

    Normally this would have been very very stressful, we have company rules that state we must not drink or smoke with clients - even if they are doing so....

    I would have been desperately trying to get away between meetings & changing for dinner on Monday night.

    Thats not to mention I couldn't always stay in the closest approved hotel because they were completely non-smoking. My prefered hotel in Regent Street was that just because they still had 10 (out of about 200) smoking rooms!!!

  • Normally this would have been very very stressful, we have company rules that state we must not drink or smoke with clients - even if they are doing so....

    I would have been desperately trying to get away between meetings & changing for dinner on Monday night.

    That must of been a nightmare for you!! Thank goodness you dont have to go through that hell anymore!!

  • I think this is the best place to stick this....

    Remember the rubbish about smoking easing stress…

    I was in London yesterday for a meeting and my train from Cardiff was cancelled.

    The upshot was I got a later train, grabbed a cab outside Paddington which dropped me off right on time outside my meeting. I finished my meeting, walked to the tube and got back into Paddington with the earlier train back to Wales sitting on the platform so on I jumped and home I came.

    Between leaving Cardiff and getting back the only opportunity I would have had for a smoke would have been the short walk between meeting and tube where I might have managed to suck down a couple.

    If I’d still been a smoker it would have been a VERY stressful day….

    As it was it was wonderfully relaxing. :D

    I am generally much less stressed now that I have quit, but in particular...

    I regularly have to travel "oop norf" to my companies head office as part of my job. Normally this involves endless meetings for anywhere up to 5 days. Then of course a no smoking hotel, no smoking resaurants, no smoking pubs, no smoking every where. Oh, and of course most of my colleagues would be non-smokers. Evenings out with them were a pain, staying in the hotel was a pain.

    It was a week of constant battling to try and make sure that I got enough nicotine to "survive"... stressful? much?

    Now of course, I don't even have to think about it.

    Live is so much easier as a non smoker :D

  • Well This morning my neice went into labour and I was one of her birthing partners. It was so lovely just to stay in the delivery room and not think of going out for a puff, Felt sorry for her partner he was back and fore like a yoyo. He was born at 1 15 boy 9 pound 6 oz mother and baby doing well. xxxxx

  • Thats wonderful news Linda :) Hope Mum and baby are doing well.

    Dee

    xx

  • Hi linda

    Great news bet you are excited and Mum and babe both well

    Love Marg

    Though I never travelled for business I remember the aggravation when out anywhere of finding somewhere to smoke

    Glad it is all behind me now

    Marg

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