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Thread #162452   Message #3867209
Posted By: JMB
19-Jul-17 - 08:37 PM
Thread Name: cigs and e-ecigs in the folk scene
Subject: RE: cigs and e-ecigs in the folk scene
We have several towns where there are by-laws that ban smoking in the downtown core. Smoking in pubs has been banned for almost ten years now. I remember the last night that you could smoke in a pub here.

As for cigs and e-cigs in the folk scene, I smoked off and on over time. I used to have a ritual of having a smoke before and after going on stage. It would help me relax and focus on the music before the show I guess, and afterwards I'm not sure why I would have one.

The physical withdrawal was tough. That's why nicotine replacement therapeutics (or NRT's) help me a lot. I wouldn't be in a physical state of ugh, when quitting smoking. Psychological withdrawal wasn't as bad as it is something that I really wanted to do.