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Smoking and trying to give up

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TrendyNannie6 Fri 27-Dec-19 13:20:36

After having a conversation last night with someone I hadn’t seen for years, who was telling me she no longer smokes,and none of her friends do or family, we were saying that very few people we know still do, I can only think of two in our family that still do, Anyone else think this, don’t know whether it’s the cost, or for health reasons

tanith Fri 27-Dec-19 14:08:19

I have one daughter who now vapes rather than smoke but she is the only one in my family.

Davida1968 Fri 27-Dec-19 14:16:49

Nope, we don't have any friends/family who smoke. (Just know one (older) person who "vapes".) But over Christmas I was surprised to see a neighbour's daughter (visiting from abroad) having a cigarette in their garden.

phoenix Fri 27-Dec-19 14:21:17

Mr P and I both vape. Much cheaper and no more cigarette smell!

jusnoneed Fri 27-Dec-19 14:31:04

We have gone from families (mine and OH) where nearly everyone smoked years ago to completely smoke free. Some took longer than others to achieve it but all got there in the end.
I hate the smell of cigarette smoke now, and horrified to think how much it smelt on clothes/furnishings etc.

Fennel Fri 27-Dec-19 14:47:57

There are still many smokers in our town. You can smell it everywhere in the town centre. Deprived NE.
I used to be quite a heavy smoker - tried many times to quit as family hated it and I knew it was dangerous. Finally managed it when I had very serious 'flu which became pneumonia and I just couldn't smoke for a week.
But in other towns I've noticed smoking is more rare.

gransal Fri 27-Dec-19 14:49:15

None of my family or my husbands smoke, although DH and I used to smoke , as did 3 of the 5 AC. Mum, age 87, still puffs away but I suppose there's no point in her stopping now.

Fennel Fri 27-Dec-19 14:52:58

ps I wonder if the rise in obesity is one of the consequences of cutting out tobacco? People turn to food for comfort, or alcohol or other drugs.

Grannybags Fri 27-Dec-19 15:03:44

No smokers in my family any more - all given up. My Mum smoked from her early twenties until she died aged 97

GrandmaMoira Fri 27-Dec-19 16:01:05

Two of my sons still smoke and their girlfriends and friends. I don't know anyone older who smokes.
Interestingly my DGD says there are kids at her school who vape but no smokers. It shows vaping is not just a way of quitting smoking but starting a new generation of nicotine addicts.

NotAGran55 Fri 27-Dec-19 18:44:58

No smokers in our family or social circle thank goodness.
A couple of youngsters vape outside work and in their cars looking ridiculous which is bad enough to see.

Tedber Fri 27-Dec-19 19:20:05

The smoking 'ban' in pubs seems to be working. Very few outside smoking nowadays and I would absolutely hate it if it reverted.

I remember the days when you got on buses and upstairs you could barely see! Also cinemas - can anyone actually imagine having to watch through a haze of smoke? I remember it well!

Thankfully non of my children smoke....but have to admit I do still have the odd few when I have a few wines! Why? am not sure because I would never allow it in my home and I hide it from all my children!!!!

I remember going to Prague and being totally disgusted because the people on the next table lit up and the smoke was wafting over! Then went outside and had a fag...... Total HYPOCRITE...or what! My brother was a 60 a day man for 40 years and gave up so... why can't I???

SueDonim Fri 27-Dec-19 21:15:43

I can’t think of anyone I know who smokes. My parents both gave up in the late 1980’s.

Actually, I’ve just thought of one person who smokes, one of my sons’ friends. He’s in his early 40’s and has also just been diagnosed as Type 2 diabetic. sad

My dd is a trainee medic and she says so many people are in hospital in the cardiac/lung/vascular units because of smoking. Interestingly, she says they’ve been told that the old mantra of ‘If at first you don’t succeed...’ very much applies to giving up smoking. If you don’t succeed the first time, you’ve got a higher chance of succeeding the second time and so on. smile