Smoking outside

Into my 3rd month now as a non-smoker and feeling really good about myself! I went to Swansea today, and as I left the bus station I had to run the gauntlet of the smoker's outside the entrance, ( I used to be one of them ) but today what I noticed in particular was a very well groomed and beautiful young lady having her fix, also there was a tramp there and a few chavs smoking away, I really felt sorry for her she was so out of place!It just goes to show what a terrible hold smoking has on people, well I and the other's in this forum are now free.

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  • So true, I am having similar experiences myself. I am only 9 days into my quit but already when I see all the smokers huddled together outside a university or hospital or bus stop, I cant help but feel pity for them.... they are addicted to a poison which will kill so many more ! I want to help them but I keep walking.... feeling proud at the same time... its a weird feeling.

  • I've called it Leper's Corner for years, lol and there's a good reason for it!!

  • OMG, go back to January, I remember the snow pitching down, me standing outside our office building without a coat because I was only going to be a minute, desperately sucking away at a rolly, and the boss walking by and asking "is it really worth it Jennine" - "Yep" said I - Amazing how I can only see now how pathetic I must have looked:o

  • OMG, go back to January, I remember the snow pitching down, me standing outside our office building without a coat because I was only going to be a minute, desperately sucking away at a rolly, and the boss walking by and asking "is it really worth it Jennine" - "Yep" said I - Amazing how I can only see now how pathetic I must have looked:o

    Used to get that from my dad a lot, whenever it was wet, cold, or when I was ill if he was out when i was smoking he'd give me these pitying looks (especially if I had a stinking cold and cough) and ask why i bothered.

    Had the image in my head of being a rebel but in reality it was sad addict desperate for her fix. :/

  • Well the college I teach at has banned smoking from the campus, so for me to have a fag i had to walk for 10 minutes outside of campus-in the pissing wet rain, get my fix, then walk back to class...that was my 30 minute lunch break done-pathetic really.

    My lunch break has become a comfortable relaxing break, i am now making fantastic salads and sushi to take to work for dinner-because I now have the time to eat-life has improved-no more running to the loo to wash hands and manically spray Channel Nos 5 to mask the smell from my students either-it was ****** hard work been a smoker and paid £8.50 a day for the privilege:mad:

  • Great post Sweet! And now you are being 'paid' £8.50 a day to smell lovely,feel more relaxed,use your time more wisely (20 fags a day-5 mins each=100 minutes that is an hour and 40 mins each day we wasted poisoning ourselves for fun )

    Brilliant! x

    Thankyou Max, and thanks for your support too, I cannot believe I am going into my third week next week!!

  • That was funny

    Well the college I teach at has banned smoking from the campus, so for me to have a fag i had to walk for 10 minutes outside of campus-in the pissing wet rain, get my fix, then walk back to class...that was my 30 minute lunch break done-pathetic really.

    My lunch break has become a comfortable relaxing break, i am now making fantastic salads and sushi to take to work for dinner-because I now have the time to eat-life has improved-no more running to the loo to wash hands and manically spray Channel Nos 5 to mask the smell from my students either-it was ****** hard work been a smoker and paid £8.50 a day for the privilege:mad:

    Reading your post has made my day I just burst out laughing lol

  • I used to "only smoke outside", as if that somehow made a huge difference. :rolleyes:

    But, like SweetB, what a palaver it eventually became if I wanted a fag and it was raining!

    I moved house last year and my old house had a carport, so I could just stand under that and have a fag quite comfortably, even if it was pouring with rain. My new house has no carport, it has a garage and a shed. The garage door is pretty well knackered and there isn't much airflow (:rolleyes:) in there, so any smoke would linger in my hair/clothes, even if I had managed to open the dodgy door. Add to that, trying to close it again afterwards and the battle I had with it would make me need (:rolleyes:) another fag to get over the battle.

    So I resorted to the shed.

    I would have to stumble down to the bottom of the garden in the dark (and rain). Most of myself would be in the shed, but my smoking arm would be outside to try and stop the smoke from coming back into the shed.:rolleyes: Trouble is, both my arm and the fag would be getting wet in the rain.:rolleyes: Plus, I would be having to position myself so that I could blow the smoke outside.:rolleyes:

    I don't know how I would have solved this mighty problem (:rolleyes:) if I hadn't reached the financial point of having to choose between continuing to smoke or having to get a second job to fund the filthy habit. Somehow, I don't know how, common sense prevailed. I loved my fags....they were my friends; but getting that second job was proving elusive and eventually I realised that it wasn't going to happen and the fags had to go.

    It all seems so ridiculous and pathetic now.:o The hold that nicotine can have over you is ENORMOUS; but it's only when you have some distance from it that you can see how it ruled your life and made you do ridiculous things.:o

    Thank goodness we can come here and have a good laugh about it!:D

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