PreTeena by Allison Barrows

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  1. husky51

    husky51 said, over 3 years ago

    exactly what happened to me in 1974. Wife was preg with our first of three. I wrote a pledge that when my first was born I would quit. I was smoking 2-1/2 to 3 packs of Pall Mall regulars a day at the time. When Tam was born, I stopped. Three days later, I was so hard up for a smoke, I went to the local store and bought a pack. I lit one up, took a puff and felt like such an ass for breaking my word to my first child. The cigarette and the pack went out the window and I haven’t smoked since. I was 28 then and I’m 66 now and don’t miss it a bit.

  2. Nachikethass

    Nachikethass said, over 3 years ago

    Smoked from 14 – 39, quit! No real reason – thought 25 years was enough. Been 4 years – don’t miss it. However, picked up 20 kilos, sitting behind a desk… Ah! Well…

  3. frumdebang

    frumdebang said, over 3 years ago


    Better the extra weight than the smoking. When your doctor gives you grief about the weight, you should say “Well, I guess I could take up smoking again.”

  4. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, over 3 years ago

    I was somewhat fortunate. I was very unpopular and unliked in school, so looking “cool” wasn’t an issue. I have never taken a single puff.

  5. Butch Glover

    Butch Glover GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @K.C. Fahel

    Believe it or not, KC, but being unpopular and unliked (lot’sa times ‘cause couldn’t stand kids who were most like us,) was a major reason for smoking. Smoking was the ticket to our “make believe” world.

  6. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    My parents smoked when they were young and quit when we came along, and during the time they were still together did not smoke in the house (though I suspect my dad smoked when he was away from home). Both took it up again when they divorced in 1971. Eventually my mother quit but my dad didn’t, and died of emphysema when he was 75.

  7. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 3 years ago

    Wait’ll she turns 17

  8. MadYank

    MadYank said, over 3 years ago

    Smoked from 16 to 44, but never more than 1 1/2 packs a day, and frequently less. Promised my (third) wife on Christmas Eve 1995, when I opened the carton I just bought, that I would quit when I finished the last pack in it. That was 7:30 AM on 1/11/1996. Haven’t had one since – but I gained 70 pounds, of which I’ve dropped 10.
    I’d rather DIE than break a promise to her. So far, I’m still alive.

  9. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, over 3 years ago

    I smoked a few cigarettes when I was a teen, couldn’t figure out what the fascination was after trying three or four. I decided it must be some mental defect in people that continue doing it and never took up one again.

  10. Furienna

    Furienna said, over 3 years ago

    For the first time ever, I’m proud of Jeri. Smoking is gross and not cool.

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