Herman by Jim Unger for December 05, 2021

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    Zykoic  6 months ago

    I’ve quit. It is easy. I’ve done it thousands of times.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 6 months ago

    Hold on!

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    Cornelius Noodleman  6 months ago

    Sitting by that ashtray doesn’t help.

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    jasonsnakelover  6 months ago

    One time I was 12 minutes old. I’m pretty sure Herman is in the chair, but where are his hermits?

    I walked her home and she held my hand

    I knew it wouldn’t be just a one night stand

    I asked to see her next week and she told me I could

    Something tells me I’m into something good.

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    C  6 months ago

    Addicts are a hoot

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    rshive  6 months ago

    I have always been impressed by what my parents did. They were both regular, though I wouldn’t say frequent, smokers. When I was about ten, they both decided to stop — so as not to give me any ideas, I guess. Never saw a cigarette around the house again.

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    seamusrmacdonald  6 months ago

    I quit years ago. It’s tough at first, but you have to stick with it, and-just as important-don’t succumb to the occasional whim to just have ‘one’ cigarette. Which I did, several times, before finally getting past the whole nasty habit.

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    sandpiper  6 months ago

    Wonder how many folks just quit because of loss of interest in smoking?Myy wife and I separately reached that same conclusion some time back in the 1960’s and just never bothered with it again. Nothing to do with health fears, or cost. Just added nothing of value to our lives.

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    Olddog04  6 months ago

    You have to start somewhere. It’s the small steps that get you there.

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member 6 months ago

    I tried quitting many times. Even had a collapsed lung and that didn’t stop me. Then one day the government increased the price to three dollars a pack. I had five cigarettes left and they were the last ones I ever smoked. That was 34 years ago.

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    EdMeiller Premium Member 6 months ago

    Eleven minutes…that’s longer than I’ve lasted on a diet.

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    pathamil  6 months ago

    I quit when the price went from 50¢ to 55¢ in the cigarette vending machines. After that, I threw 50¢ a day into a jar. I used the money I saved to buy my first computer (a Heathkit H-8).

    Downside? I gained 40 pounds over the next 6 months…

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    dflak  6 months ago

    Cigareets and whusky and wild, wild women.


    Cigarettes are a blight on the whole human race

    A man is a monkey with one in his face;

    Take warning dear friend, take warning dear brother

    A fire’s on one end, a fools on the t’other.

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    WCraft Premium Member 6 months ago

    And the worst part is – 12 minutes in and he has already chewed an entire pack of Nicolette

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    Lafsalot Premium Member 6 months ago

    I tried to stop eating ashtrays once. Couldn’t do it.

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    ragsarooni Premium Member 6 months ago

    I quit “cold turkey”,as they say. HARDEST thing I’ve ever done but still smoke-free 34 years later…..

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    jessie d. Premium Member 6 months ago

    Twenty years for me being off. It is said that quitting heroin is not as bad as tobacco.

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    monya_43  6 months ago

    I found out who always bummed cigarettes off me when I quit. They were not happy about it. Haha! All you need to do to quit is, not smoke the next cigarette. It only takes that one.

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    Larry Miller Premium Member 6 months ago

    I tried smoking once. Couldn’t inhale. Have unusual sinus issues* and got nothing out of it so never really got started

    *had sinus operations when I was a pre-teen and have no external sense of smell but can taste things/differences I shouldn’t be able to so either something adapted or there’s some residual subliminal smellability.

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    mindjob  6 months ago

    I quit using hypnotism. The first 3 days were the hardest. I could still taste the cigarettes up to then.

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    diegot  6 months ago
    I had two motivational events that helped me through to quit: 1) my then 3 year old son asked me for a drag. 2) I had no cigarettes with me one morning at work, and I went around to all the ashtrays in the store looking for butts I could light up. At that moment, I realized what I was doing and how dependent I had become. I quit there and then. It’s been 51 years since those incidents occurred.
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    Julie478 Premium Member 6 months ago

    I quit on November 22, 2000. I got hypnotized. The whole time I was thinking I wasted my money. Walked out, lit a ciggy and it was horrible. I couldn’t finish. Got home and tried again. Same thing. Put them down and been smoke free ever since.

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    l3i7l  6 months ago

    Eleven minutes?!?! Why, I could do that in my sleep!

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    schaefer jim  6 months ago

    Some of my early days trying to quite smoking, finally did it after a heart attack.

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    Cathy P.  6 months ago

    My dad smoked unfiltered Camels, pipes, and cigars. He did stop smoking the Camels at some point, but continued the pipe and cigar smoking. Interestingly enough, when he died at age 88, he had no cancer at all in his body. My mom also smoked unfiltered Camels, she died at age 49 of lymphoma, which I do not think was related to her smoking.

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