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42 days to no smoking (UK)

GUEST 20 May 07 - 03:47 PM
GUEST,Spidey Bobe 20 May 07 - 03:48 PM
Peace 20 May 07 - 03:49 PM
mick p r.m s.c 20 May 07 - 04:03 PM
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Captain Ginger 20 May 07 - 04:58 PM
JennyO 20 May 07 - 10:54 PM
Backwoodsman 21 May 07 - 08:20 AM
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Subject: 42 days to no smoking
From: GUEST
Date: 20 May 07 - 03:47 PM

Just 42 days now before we can all breath in restaurants, folk clubs, theatres etc!!


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking
From: GUEST,Spidey Bobe
Date: 20 May 07 - 03:48 PM

Hooraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking
From: Peace
Date: 20 May 07 - 03:49 PM

I don't know where you are, but your place of residence is really behind the times. We've had that here for years now.


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking
From: mick p r.m s.c
Date: 20 May 07 - 04:03 PM

HOORAYYYYYYYY, cant wait for all that clean air. Just hope that all those polluters dont give up altogether. My taxes are high enough now, let alone the government trying to get back the millions of £s they get from these polluters.


                         ROLL ON THE FIRST OF JULY


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking
From: Jim Lad
Date: 20 May 07 - 04:13 PM

Must be in the U.K.
Take it from a smoker, you'll actually be glad of it when it comes.
Now, off to the BS threads with yous!

Jim


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking
From: GUEST,Big Norman Voice
Date: 20 May 07 - 04:37 PM

This thread is an example of why guest started threads are bad news. The first two posts are both from Guests, and probably both the same Guest too.
Please delete this, the subject already has threads about it which are current, so this one is superfluous.
BNV


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking
From: Captain Ginger
Date: 20 May 07 - 04:58 PM

Bad news - as a non guest (unlike Big Norman Voice) I see nothing wrong with the thread. English pubs, clubs and bars stink - the sooner they lose the disgusting smell of cheap fags the better. I may even be tempted to go back and go to a few sessions and singarounds.


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking
From: JennyO
Date: 20 May 07 - 10:54 PM

Dare I suggest that (in the UK) be added to the thread title? I'm sure the thread originator wouldn't mind - unless he/she is a certain former mudcatter whose name shall not be mentioned ;-)


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 21 May 07 - 08:20 AM

GUEST, we don't breath, we breathe.


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 May 07 - 08:30 AM

we in Scotland have had for a while now.

now no more coughing and breathing in fag smoke, great as I'm an asthmatic and a folksinger as well


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: ossonflags
Date: 21 May 07 - 08:35 AM

As they say in Ireland, "let's go inside for a breath of fresh air"


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 21 May 07 - 05:58 PM

UK??
As guest above says, we've had the ban in Scotland for over a year now, and it's also already in force in Wales, and bl##dy great it is too!
No more having to wash your hair and put all your clothes in the washing machine after a night out.
The only down-side I can see (and I wouldn't turn the clock or the law back) is that on a nice afternoon, the pub gardens will be full of smokers.
Some pubs have seen their takings go UP (contrary to the doom and gloom predictions of the licensees and anti-ban brigade), as the non-smokers now find it possible to go to a pub in comfort.


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Donuel
Date: 21 May 07 - 09:11 PM

Nicorette peppermint is good even for the most addicted smoker.

If you ate 40 a day however your tummy would complain.


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 21 May 07 - 09:16 PM

Could a helpful clone amend this thread title please? It is now less than 42 days to go...


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Crane Driver
Date: 22 May 07 - 04:13 AM

Yes, 'UK' now in the title isn't accurate either, it's only England that lags behind on this. We've been 'smoke-free' since April 2nd in Wales, and it's amazing how fast you get used to it. Going to festivals in England now, it's really strange to see people still lighting up in pubs. We'll be glad when July comes!

Andrew


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: guitar
Date: 22 May 07 - 05:30 AM

Smoke! Smoke! Smoke!(That Cigarette)
Now I'm a fellow with a heart of gold
And the ways of a gentleman I've been told
Kind-of-a-guy that wouldn't even harm a flea

But if me and a certain character met
The guy that invented that cigarette
I'd murder that son-of-a gun in the first degree

It ain't cuz I don't smoke 'em myself
and i don't reckon that it'll hinder your health
I smoked 'em all my life and I ain't dead yet

But nicotine slaves are all the same
at a pettin' party or a poker game
Everything gotta stop while they have a cigarette

CHORUS

Smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette
Puff, puff, puff until you smoke yourself to death.

Tell St. Peter at the Golden Gate
That you hate to make him wait,
But you just gotta have another cigarette.

In a game of chance the other night
Old dame fortune was good and right
The kings and queens they kept on comin' around

Aw, I was hittin' em good and bettin' 'em high
But my bluff didn't work on a certain guy
He kept callin' and layin' his money down

See, he'd raise me then I'd raise him
and I'd say to him buddy ya gotta sink or swim
Finally called me but didn't raise the bet!

--Hmmph! I said Aces Full Pal -- I got you!
He said, "I'll pay up in a minute or two
But right now, i just gotta have another cigarette."

CHORUS

Now the other night I had a date
with the cutest little gal in any state
A high-bred, uptown, fancy little dame

She said she loved me and it seemd to me
That things were sorta like they oughtta be
So hand in hand we strolled down lovers lane

She was a long way from a chunk of ice
And our pettin' party was goin' real nice
And I got an idea I might have been there yet

So I give her a kiss and a little squeeze
Then she said, "Travis, Excuse me Please
But I just gotta have a cigarette."

CHORUS

ps
This is for all the smokers in the world


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: guitar
Date: 22 May 07 - 05:31 AM

1947: 'SMOKE! SMOKE! SMOKE! (THAT CIGARETTE)'


Written by Merle Travis for Tex Williams; the release not only saved Tex Williams' waning career, but also became Capitol Records' first million-seller. Travis later released his own version. These two are the most commonly heard versions, although Phil Harris also had a hit with the song.


From the New York Times, Oct. 13, 1985
:

Country-western songwriter and entertainer Sollie "Tex" Williams, a heavy smoker best known for his tune, "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette," died after a year-long battle with cancer, his daughter said. . . . her father, who was diagnosed a year ago as having cancer, smoked two packs of cigarettes a day, dropping to about a pack a day before he died. "He tried to quit, but he couldn't," she said.
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke!(That Cigarette)
Now I'm a fellow with a heart of gold
And the ways of a gentleman I've been told
Kind-of-a-guy that wouldn't even harm a flea

But if me and a certain character met
The guy that invented that cigarette
I'd murder that son-of-a gun in the first degree

It ain't cuz I don't smoke 'em myself
and i don't reckon that it'll hinder your health
I smoked 'em all my life and I ain't dead yet

But nicotine slaves are all the same
at a pettin' party or a poker game
Everything gotta stop while they have a cigarette

CHORUS

Smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette
Puff, puff, puff until you smoke yourself to death.

Tell St. Peter at the Golden Gate
That you hate to make him wait,
But you just gotta have another cigarette.

In a game of chance the other night
Old dame fortune was good and right
The kings and queens they kept on comin' around

Aw, I was hittin' em good and bettin' 'em high
But my bluff didn't work on a certain guy
He kept callin' and layin' his money down

See, he'd raise me then I'd raise him
and I'd say to him buddy ya gotta sink or swim
Finally called me but didn't raise the bet!

--Hmmph! I said Aces Full Pal -- I got you!
He said, "I'll pay up in a minute or two
But right now, i just gotta have another cigarette."

CHORUS

Now the other night I had a date
with the cutest little gal in any state
A high-bred, uptown, fancy little dame

She said she loved me and it seemd to me
That things were sorta like they oughtta be
So hand in hand we strolled down lovers lane

She was a long way from a chunk of ice
And our pettin' party was goin' real nice
And I got an idea I might have been there yet

So I give her a kiss and a little squeeze
Then she said, "Travis, Excuse me Please
But I just gotta have a cigarette."

CHORUS

I got this from the website about tobacco


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Mr Red
Date: 22 May 07 - 01:49 PM

No butts about it!


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Shaneo
Date: 22 May 07 - 02:01 PM

In Ireland from the end of May cigarettes may only be sold in packs of 20 , no more ten fags , they say it's to stop the young people smoking , but being the cynic I am , I say it's to get more tax into the exchequer.
We have got used to the ban here in Ireland , and would not even think about lighting up in a pud/restaurant/shop/factory/office/lorry/taxi/bus/work car/hospital/cinema/,,,,,,,,,,,


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 22 May 07 - 03:10 PM

Shaneo:
Presumably the same excuse was given when they stopped selling packets of five (lo these may moons agone!)
Still, when I was in High School (mid 60s) one newsagent/tobacconist local to the school would still sell a single cigarette with three matches in a paper wrap. Ah, happy days!

CHEERS
Nigel


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 May 07 - 07:53 PM

I say it's to get more tax into the exchequer.

But why should the tax take be any different if the ciggies are sold in 20s rather than in tens? Unless the suggestion is that somehow this would increase the number of cigarettes that were bought - but I'd have thought it'd be more likely to work the other way round.


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: guitar
Date: 23 May 07 - 01:07 PM

it's great because of people like me who suffer from Asthma cough cough, it's great not having to cough bits of lung up


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: GUEST
Date: 23 May 07 - 01:39 PM

Got an e-mail at work yesterday to say no more smoking breaks from reading the e-mail. They still allow people to wander about the site on their mobiles - when are they going to put some restrictions on them!
I used to go out once(to a designated area well away from anyone) in the morning lunchtime and mid afternoon and cut my lunch time in half to more than make up for the time.

Not a word was spoken about this, no consultation. I think it is unfair.


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Shaneo
Date: 23 May 07 - 01:58 PM

The more you buy , the more you smoke.

Watch out UK . 400 pubs closed in the last year alone in Ireland.
The non smokers came up with all kind of nonsense in Ireland before the ban was intriduced , no more smell clothes-more people will go to the pub-smokers will give up the smokes ,and so on.

All a load of bull , much less are going to the pubs , that's why they are closing


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Captain Ginger
Date: 24 May 07 - 03:49 AM

Sorry, Shaneo, you must have mistaken me for someone who gives a shit. If the only reason a pub stays open is so that people can kill themselves there, tough. The drink-drive laws did more to kill pubs - particularly rural pubs - than any smoking ban ever will. Smokers are a minority. A noisome, unpleasant and vocal minority, but they are declining all the time. Get used to it.


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 May 07 - 03:55 AM

Pubs have been closing at a rate of over 50 a month for a long time here, Shaneo. See this article if you don't believe me. The smoking ban will make very little difference to the rate at which pubs are closing.

As I said on another thread, if smokers would have been sensible and restricted their activities in the first place the ban would have been unnecessary.

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 24 May 07 - 08:07 PM

10 a day or 20 a day?
If you can only buy them in 20s, seems to me it's more likely people will smoke thro' the whole 20 in a day, whereas if they'd only bought 10, they might just manage to spin them out till next morning: so this idea is a double-edged sword! (BMA take note of one of your own members' opinions, since you have also promoted this idea of 20s only discouraging youngsters!)
TB


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: The Villan
Date: 25 May 07 - 03:11 PM

37 days - bring it on


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 26 May 07 - 08:02 AM

Yup.

Went to a 'non-smoking' folk club recently in the upstairs room of a pub. Came home stinking like an ash-tray, and I coughed like a broken-down old piss-mare for the next three days.

Smoke knows no boundaries, but from 1/7, those dirty sods will know theirs. There is a God!


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: guitar
Date: 26 May 07 - 10:35 AM

Willie Sinclair MC for the Irvine folk club says right that is the intervial and now you can go out for some fresh air if you smoke


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Diva
Date: 06 Jun 07 - 04:45 PM

Can't wait, we were going for tea in the Sportsman in Carlisle today and I couldn't cope with the single smoker. So we went to the Greek resturant instead and had a lovely smoke free tea. You'll soon get used to it honest


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: The Villan
Date: 06 Jun 07 - 05:10 PM

>>42 days to no smoking (UK)<<

Should be

24 days to no smoking (UK)


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Lanfranc
Date: 06 Jun 07 - 08:12 PM

I have smoked for most of the past 45 years, although for the last 15 or so of them I only smoked cigars. In January this year, after smoking a selection of fine Havanas that my daughter brought me back from her holiday in Cuba, I gave up.

I resent having to do so, because I genuinely enjoyed my cigars, but any pleasure I might have derived was eventually eroded by the neurotic posturing of non-smokers (or, worse, ex-smokers) and the reduction in the number of places where one could smoke.

The legislation in the UK, as elsewhere, is unduly redolent of the Nanny State because, as far as I can tell, even if you wanted to designate a bar or whatever as a "smoke-easy" just for those who wish to smoke cigars, a pipe or even cigarettes, you cannot.

Long ago I predicted that when the killjoy brigade had finished with smokers, they would start applying similar sanctions to the drinkers of anything alcoholic, and it has started! The pretext is the suppression of "binge drinking", but I suspect that before long even the moderate enjoyment of wine and spirits will be curtailed by legislation.

A pox on the Nanny State and all its apologists! We may not live any longer once everything enjoyable has been legislated away, but it will certainly make life seem interminable.

Alan


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: eddie1
Date: 06 Jun 07 - 08:44 PM

I've been off the net for a couple of weeks so only found this thread today.
Saw an interesting article in a newspaper a few weeks ago to the effect that a chain of discos and clubs in Scotland and Wales as well as England. have had to start spraying rose water as they've realised the smell of cigarettes hid the smell of BO from lots of sweaty dancers!
Ah well, you can't have evrything.

Eddie


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 03:52 AM

Who will you Nannys target next?


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: The Villan
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 04:30 AM

I for one would like to see a real clampdown on all these offensive yobo's/asbo's who are making our society a misery.

Slap em all in boot camps or something like that.

Life would be so much more enjoyable.


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Stu
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 04:46 AM

"Who will you Nannys target next?"

Well, seeing as we've stopped smokers attempting to give other people cancer (presumably because they don't give a toss about anyone else in the rooms they pollute), I vote for legislation banning the use of hydrogenated fats in food which harm (mainly unsuspecting people) through raised cholesterol levels and contribute to subsequent heart problems.


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 04:53 AM

I have said many times in this thread that had it not been for 'militant' smokers, or more likely the tobacco companies, who insisted on the right to smoke whenever and wherever they please we would not have been in this situation. Go in many old pubs etc and you will see that they have a 'smoking room' - Our folk club is in one! My Grandad remembered the days where you went into a seperate room to smoke up to and after WW1. Had that have continued the ban would not have been necessary but after years of forcing the people who do not smoke to breath in the fumes all you are seeing is a 'backlash'. Beside which I think you will find that smokers are now in a minority and for the minority to dictate what the majority does is rather unfair don't you think?

I am an ex-smoker btw but I am far from 'anti'. In our club room many people smoke and I can honestly say that it very rarely affects me in any way. I lost my sense of smell years ago so I don't even notice that! I would have been more than happy to have some premises, or seperate parts of premises, set aside for smoking but because no-one seemed to be willing to make that compromise I will support the ban. Within a two mile radius of where I live there must be over 20 pubs clubs and bars. Not a single one of them had a no smoking area. Most of them had a sticker, provided by the tobacco companies, stating 'Smoking Policy - Smoking allowed everywhere on these premises'. There was not a single place where I could take my wife, who IS seriously affected by smoke, for a drink within walking distance. Sorry but if smokers want to take the hard line then they have to expect a hard-line response.

As to the 'Nanny State' and 'Nazi' comments that have been passed in the thread. Fair enough. Those are your views. But if you don't want any state intervention at all would you be happy for people to drive with no insurance? How about opening your windows so those that enjoy burglary can act unimpeded? Paedophiles believe that their pastime is enjoyable. And it kills far fewer people than tobacco smoke ever did. Should we get rid of legislation against that as well? Cock fighting? Bear Baiting? I strongly suspect that you enjoy the benefits of legislation created by our 'Nazi Nannies'. Until it impinges on your own little pleasures that is.

Cheers

Dave.


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Stu
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 06:18 AM

Hit the nail on the head there Dave - the state should legistlate in matters of public health etc, but confusing anti-smoking laws with the overkill survellience system we all now live under and tracking of our movements and consumerist choices are different things and should not be confused.

As it happens, I enjoy a cigar every couple of weeks, and I go outside to smoke where I am not endangerng other people, and I am respecing their right to breathe pollutant free air.

It's all about respect.


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 11:05 AM

"But why should the tax take be any different if the ciggies are sold in 20s rather than in tens?"

Spot on McGrath! In point of fact packets of ten used to cost anything up to five pence more than half the cost of a packet of twenty.

This was due to the extra packaging material used (so they said), but I think greed had summat to do with it..

The tax, I believe, was calculated on the weight of tobacco, so presumably no difference.

So they might be telling the truth about putting youngsters off.

BUT I wouldn't bet on it!

Don T.


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 11:35 AM

When I was a lad there was a very nice (so we thought at the time) lady shopkeeper used to sell us a single cig and a couple of matches in a paper bag for 3d. The cig was always a number 6 if you wanted filtered or a woodbine if not. Now. 10 woodies were 1/10 and 10 number 6 were, I think, 1/9. No idea how much 20's were as they were a financial impossibilty! Thinking about it years later she made a fortune out of schoolkids - 3d a cig makes it 2/6 for 10! so she made at least 9d extra on every packet - probably more if she split up 20s.

Eeeeee, them were the days. Why does the bloody government have to intervene and spoil all our fun.

Cough, cough...

:D


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Jim Lad
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 11:42 AM

We must be the same age Dave. I have a similar person to thank for my addiction. There was a well worn path from our school to her wee shop.


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Stu
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 12:29 PM

Gold leaf 10s were my smake of choice in my teenage years.

Interstingly enough, I think the ban is already starting to bite. In the pub where we play our session every other week I asked for a cheapo cigar (Castella) from the tin behind the bar, which I intended to go outside to smoke. The landlord said he had none left, and it had take ages to sell that tin as people were already smoking less.

I can't wait for me first smoke-free pickled egg.


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: GUEST,Rumncoke
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 06:37 PM

I remember seeing my Mum crying because, despite him getting 200 cigarettes in the groceries every week, my Dad had taken the last of the money from her purse to buy more, and we had nothing to eat.

Dad was invalided from work because he could not have the operation to improve the blood flow to his feet until he stopped smoking, and he would not - even when warned that any injury to a foot or lower leg would most likely result in amptation

Towards the end of his life, when living alone, he had to either stop smoking or breathing - he opted for the former, but only after he had collapsed several times. His health improved dramatically.

He told me he had never had so much money in his life before, and he mourned for the money he'd wasted, all the things he could have done for his family - I never told him what I thought of him.

Anything which is going to cut down on the dreadful drain on family income cigarettes represent has to be a good thing. Some families where money flows out on drink as well must be pushed below the poverty line by the selfishness of the adults indulging themselves at the expense of their children's well being.


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Rog Peek
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 07:17 PM

And me Jim Lad. Our local shop would sell them singly.

I also remember being able to buy Domino Cigarettes, four in a packet. I'm sure the packet was open ended and had domino spots on the back. Anyone else remember those?


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Jun 07 - 04:14 AM

I don't remember packets of 4 but packets of 5 Woodbines or 5 Park Drive were a common sight near us.

Stigweard, where do you get the smoked pickled eggs? I must try one:-)

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Stu
Date: 08 Jun 07 - 05:51 AM

"Stigweard, where do you get the smoked pickled eggs? I must try one:-)"

Now there's a thought . . .


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 09 Jun 07 - 03:10 AM

I'm always saddened at the sight, at our local supermarkets, of people who look as poor as church mice (or, as me old mum used to say, "haven't got a ha'penny to scratch their arses with"), bags full of cheap-range cans and packets and sliced loaves of the cheapest white bread, no fresh food at all, but spending sixty quid at the fag counter.

Several smokers have told me how it's outrageous me spending £1,500 on a guitar. I told them it's about the same as, or less than, they spend in a year on coffin-nails.

Priorities!


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 09 Jun 07 - 06:14 PM

Senior Service were my first, sold singly by the corner shop near my school.

Anyone remember "Joysticks"? They came in packets of five, about six inches long, and rough as a bag of gravel, but they were dirt cheap, and lasted forever.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK)
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jun 07 - 09:00 PM

"I remember seeing my Mum crying because, despite him getting 200 cigarettes in the groceries every week, my Dad had taken the last of the money from her purse to buy more, and we had nothing to eat."

Sadly I know that feeling although it was alcohol that was the inspiration in my case.


Someone who cries occaisionally


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