2019 Deadpool

March 4th, 2019 at 4:46:43 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
I'm still 53, but I get your point. Dan Lubin, a heavy smoker, is a perfect example. Despite his heart attack and numerous heart operations, he still couldn't quit.


Many smokers don't know (Face?) that
smoking weakens the heart muscle,
makes it wear out faster in many people.
My dad smoked 4 packs a day and quit
at 55, lived to his 80's.

Know too many smokers to count that
didn't make it out of their 50's.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
March 4th, 2019 at 4:49:37 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Evenbob
At your age, 54, you'll see men dropping
like flies in their 50's. If you've smoked
or did a lot of drugs, the 50's is a decade
you might not make it out of. I can't count
on 10 fingers the men I knew who didn't
make it, all smokers. It causes heart attacks
too, not just lung problems.


Thanks for making my night! I don't smoke (why would anyone born after 1964 or so start?) but don't see myself getting past 70 at best. Now I wonder if I will make 60!
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
March 4th, 2019 at 4:53:08 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
My dad smoked 4 packs a day and quit
at 55, lived to his 80's.


How did he do it? I know so few people to have successfully quit smoking. My father smoked a pipe maybe once a day when I was a kid and he quit, but I wouldn't have called him a heavy smoker by any means. Then again, he still had a heart attack and later died at 76.
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March 4th, 2019 at 5:05:10 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Wizard
I know so few people to have successfully quit smoking.


I think a good way would be to take several thousand dollars and make the smoker burn it up. Woman worked next to me was dropping $400 a month for smokes for her and her daughter. That's five grand a year! Almost half again my car payment!

She had that smoker voice that older women get. Nice woman, but but in 10-15 years what she burned up could have bought the house she lived in.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
March 4th, 2019 at 5:16:38 PM permalink
ams288
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My brother-in-law quit with that Chantix drug.

Said it gave him CRAZY dreams, but it worked.
A straight man will not go for kids. - AZDuffman
March 4th, 2019 at 6:18:10 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
How did he do it? I know so few people to have successfully quit smoking.


Believe it or not, in 1969 he went
cold turkey and just quit. After
35 years of 4 packs a day, you
never saw him without a cig in
his mouth. He put two packs in
his lunch pail and smoked them
at work. $2.99 a carton in those
days.

He never went back to it and quitting
never bothered him. It's a mystery.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
March 4th, 2019 at 7:04:15 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
He never went back to it and quitting
never bothered him. It's a mystery.


I'm impressed.
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March 4th, 2019 at 8:44:14 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
I'm impressed.


I think he just threw all the
smoking stuff away and we
lived so far from a store, it
was too much work to drive
there when he had a craving.
Eventually they just went away.

I actually had no trouble quitting
35 years ago. I smoked a pack
a day for 10 years. One day I
just said, I'm done. I took smoking
off my options list, and never
looked back. I told myself it was
poison, and I don't do poison willingly.
Never had one since and no urges.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
March 5th, 2019 at 5:19:32 AM permalink
Wizard
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Is it just me, or did Luke Perry look like Brian Cranston?


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March 5th, 2019 at 7:20:21 AM permalink
pew
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Alas, King Kong Bundy is no longer with us. 61 years old. Shame.