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"special fags"

Unfortunately, I smoke fags.
It's a terrible affliction; one day I hope to escape it's deadly grasp.
However, today, my step towards rehab took one massive step back.

I walked into the local Morrisons and was not-literally blinded by the array of Sparkly fag packets on offer. Mainly down to the big roll-shutter that hid them.
I must have had a premonition, because I asked for a "packet of 20 Sterling " (the 21'st century version of the Noughties L&B, or the 80's and 90's B&H).

From behind the 'YOU MUST NOT SEE' curtain, I was presented with a shimmering cardboard box of absolute enticement: a cardboard box of fags that were somehow a "Limited Edition".

It was like being a Charlie winning the Golden Wonka Ticket.


At this point, salivating and ever more hungry for nicotine, I ripped off the clear plastic outer shell, taking care not to damage any part of this precious parcel.

Once inside this potential Glory Hole, I summoned every ounce of dexterity and eventually removed a cigarette.
Lighting it with my "Special" Poundland lighter (6 FOR A QUID), turned the whole experience into a ceremony akin to the taking of sacrificial wine by Kamikaze pilots.



It tasted like a cheap, crap fag.



And there were 18, not 20 inside.

Whoo fr**king hoo

Limited edition!

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You said, "Glory Hole" [snigger]


Why haven't you switch to vape'ing? All the cool kids are doing it.....


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You said, "Glory Hole" [snigger]


Why haven't you switch to vape'ing? All the cool kids are doing it.....


I am - just reducing the dosage of party fags
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how can anyone not buy into this product?


It's completely hidden from human eyes, yet shines once it's let loose.

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Can't see your pics because I'm not an Arsefook user but do remember the anticipation of ripping cellophane and tearing silver paper to get to the sweet nicotine filled cancer sticks. Happy days.
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Glory hole, not a description I would usually associate with a packet of fags outside of Thailand... Anyway, surely fags are fags are fags, can't believe they taste that much different to the Malboro Reds that made me realise I would never be a smoker when I was about fifteen .

I'd Vape, but I can't believe Alien Cherry and Dark destroyer are flavours. I'm also not cool enough, or young enough to walk around with Doctor Who's wand whilst gently embalming my lungs.
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I also don't get this curtain thing, who cares, they are cigarettes and they are sold everywhere, no point in hiding them, they've been around for years!
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Stan , make an appointment with your GP and ask for a prescription of Champix. Do read up on side effects as i seemed to encounter almost all ............but! havn't had a fag for 11 weeks and must admit anyone smoking near me makes me feel ill. Once i finish this week i will be taken off Champix and then the real fight begins. I do recommend Champix as although you do crave a smoke now and again it quickly passes.
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I tried champix it did work but I couldn't bare feeling physically sick on the morning after taking the tablet.
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Just stop.
The first few days are a nightmare but I found it easier than gradually giving up using aids which only drag the whole sorry process out unnecessarily.
21 years and counting. I smoked 20 a day for 28 years before then.
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Just stop.
I don't think it's that simple for all. Though well done to you for achieving that.
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Cold turkey as Paul says has to be the best option for actually giving up permanently.

Not easy at all, I know personally as well.

I can't see how vaping can ever get you off fags. It does nothing for the habit and physicality of putting something up to your mouth which is the hardest part to break (nicotine addiction is quite mild). I would imagine that if ones e-cig ran out of battery the temptation to have a normal fag if available would be too great to resist. Certainly would have been for me back when I had a life and enjoyed myself.

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Cold turkey as Paul says has to be the best option for actually giving up permanently.

Not easy at all, I know personally as well.

I can't see how vaping can ever get you off fags. It does nothing for the habit and physicality of putting something up to your mouth which is the hardest part to break (nicotine addiction is quite mild). I would imagine that if ones e-cig ran out of battery the temptation to have a normal fag if available would be too great to resist. Certainly would have been for me back when I had a life and enjoyed myself.
Correct, I don't believe it is a method of giving up. You could I guess reduce the nicotine until you use zero nicotine liquid, that was my GF's intention but that has never happened. She decided that giving up was never going to happen. She has tried at least twice since I've known her, even lasted six months but the urge to smoke when things got a bit tough at work took over.

As for that risk of buying a fag if she forgets to take it out or if a battery ran out has to be worked around very carefully. She makes sure (as do I on her behalf) that A) she has the thing and B) enough batteries.
She's coming up for I think, maybe five years this January (might be four ) she's not touched a conventional cigarette in that time.

I'm not going anywhere, I'm just going.
Statements above are all my own opinion and not fact.
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Nicotine is not a mild addiction at all, its as bad as crack cocaine.
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Really? I didn't know that.
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Find out about COPD and if your local NHS runs courses to assist?

If you don't need them now, you may well do at a later date?

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Exactly Eau R. :
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