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Socialising with smokers today

Morning all

Another new one for me today.

A smoking colleague asked me if I wanted to pop outside for a chat & a "breath of fresh air" (for me anyway, not for him)

Sun is shining, weather is great - so we went out to the smoking area (part of the car park). He smoked 2 fags, and we had a chat about numerous things and then came back in to the office.

I had absolutely no interest in smoking, and he appreciated the chat and that I didn't get all evangelical on him about quitting.

Several other smokers couldn't believe I stood there and didn't get tempted.

While I didn't tell them this, for me its easy. I didn't get tempted because there is not one single thing that I am missing out on. Them smoking is pure and simply feeding the addiction to prevent the onset of withdrawl from the last fag they had - its as easy as that.

Hope you all have a great day, keep healthy!

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sounds great andy !

im going to be stuck in a car full of smokers, having a drink or two with this bunch and driving back with them....

hehe ill let you know how it went..

power to you man !!


nice one!

Keep posting those positive messages, it's good for those of us with quit dates behind you! Makes it feel like it really does get easier! well done!


Andy I know that feeling, I also stood chatting in the smoking area with a colleague recently and didn't want one, great isn't it :D


Our work smoking area is now reduced to one lone smoker (I was the last of us bar him to quit). I feel so sorry for him sometimes...

Nice post Andy :)


I know what you mean Andy, my job is in a hostel for homeless families and a lot of the residents smoke, generally in a group just outside the door of the building, in fact when I smoked I could get a lot of work done outside having a couple of fags with them all, lol. It's me that's changed not them, so quite quickly I began sitting outside with them on occasion as before. They hadn't even realised I wasn't smoking with them until I told them today, lol. To be fair I couldn't hide from smokers at work forever so had to get on with it. It doesn't make me want a cig though, just increases my resolve not to, the stench, the smog, the dependence! But I do now feel like an 'outsider' looking in.....but what I have come to realise is its' not a bad position to be in :)


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