For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 3 years ago

    Phil, you scoundrel! (Glad to see he got yesterday’s bubble gum off his ’stache.)

  2. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 3 years ago

    I can tell you, from personal experience, that it can be much easier to forgo lighting up when you know you could. Not having access to it can make one panic.

  3. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 3 years ago

    In fact, I carried an unopened pack in my shirt pocket for some time. And I kept an unopened carton in my bedroom for several months. (Until I found myself at a New Year’s party, just up the street from my house, where everyone ran out.)

  4. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 3 years ago

    Boy, was I suddenly popular.

  5. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Before I quit smoking,
    I bought a pack of unfiltered cigarettes and opened it so they would go stale.
    I think I lit 3 or 4 of them, but never finished a single one.

  6. pelican47

    pelican47 said, about 3 years ago

    Back in the 70’s there was an obsure brand of cigarettes with the brand name “CANCER” that I think was made in Oregon.
    The pack was black and white.

    I was never a smoker, but took packs of those to parties as a conversation gimmick. They told me they were similar to Marlborough.

  7. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, about 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    Yeah he must’ve gotten lucky. I wonder how he did it.

  8. Poollady

    Poollady said, about 3 years ago

    Way to go Georgia!!

  9. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, about 3 years ago

    Phil is quite the drama queen!

  10. dsom8

    dsom8 said, about 3 years ago


    This reminds me of the Mad Magazine spoof of the Marlboro ad, where they had a tombstone on the pack, and maybe a dead cowboy. Since I smoked Marlboro’s at the time, I wanted to use that spoof as a cover for my pack. Never took the time to do it, but I did eventually quit the cancer sticks (and the “other” weed too). I actually left the red and white packs on my desk and dresser where seeing them was a reinforcement of my decision to quit, rather than having them show up unexpectedly in a hiding place or from a friend’s pocket where they would be more likely to trigger a fresh desire for a smoke.

  11. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 3 years ago


    " I wonder how he did it."
    Yesterday someone suggested freezing the gum. Wonder whether Phil stuck his head in the freezer . . . Me, I’d rather use the peanut butter “shtick.”

  12. exturk

    exturk said, about 3 years ago

    I was very lucky when young – everyone that smoked were always saying they wished they could quit.
    I decided best thing to do was not to start.
    (I read somewhere that if one does not smoke until age 30 they will not become addicted. Comments?)

  13. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, about 3 years ago

    I didn’t smoke much, but leaving my cigarettes inside a small cedar box for a couple of months “flavored” them enough to make me quit on the spot.

  14. Think Mann

    Think Mann said, about 3 years ago

    Always have emergency cigs when you’re quitting. Then you don’t buy a pack and feel the need to finish them before you quit again. Always knowing that you could have one if you wanted gives you freedom. Both times I quit I had a partial pack for a couple of years. Last cig was Dec 4th 1998

  15. androscoggin

    androscoggin said, about 3 years ago

    My doctor has a few packs of cigarettes on the bookshelves in her office. When I asked about them, she said they were from patients who had quit smoking!

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