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Cigarette advice sought

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by MrSmith2U, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. MrSmith2U

    MrSmith2U Well-Known Member

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    Gentlemen,

    This morning I happened upon my third born smoking in the Lodge.

    Naturally I was faintly surprised, and not a little ashamed when my gaze rested upon the brand he was meekly holding: a garishly decorated packet with the words 'Lucky Strike' thereupon printed.

    He informed me that the cigarettes in question were popular with the young people of his acquaintance. I was on the receiving end of down-wind cloud and almost dropped my Corona at the nauseous stench I received.
    I myself, in the distant past, used to smoke Boyards Maïs but realised the error of my ways; and the fact that their manufacture was brutally discontinued. My father was, sadly, in no position to offer me guidance.

    I would be interested to hear what you would have me recommend him take up in place of this vulgar brand he believes is the bees knees.

    Yours optimistically,

    Mr Smith

    Note to 'publisher':
    There seems to be a lack of cigar or pipe icon availabe for my use in this thread.
    Please see to it forthwith.
     


  2. johnapril

    johnapril Distinguished Member

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    Kick him in the balls.
     


  3. A Canuker

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    I'd have him take up the gym instead. As a former smoker since the age of 16 I can say with all honesty that this was the single most useless habit I have ever had. When compared to other useless habits like smoking dope or drinking one could make a case that with these at least your crushing brain cells and progressivly you won't know the difference, smokeing is not the case.

    More then likely there is little to do save for advising that he should consider not smokeing at all. Preaching might do more harm then good but a friendly loan of deep thought could do something. Best of luck.
     


  4. cheapmutha

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    if they are gonna smoke, american spirit or nat sherman. both are additive free. i personally smoke the american spirit roll your own... helps keep me smoking less. i somke about half of what i would if i had "normal" smokes.

    shits bad for ya tho.....
     


  5. Kent Wang

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    He did you a favor by making you drop the Corona.
     


  6. ATM

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    First, do what johnapril suggested. Then kick yourself in the balls.
     


  7. Kent Wang

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    As he is your son, it may be possible to kick him so hard that it makes your own balls hurt. You would kill two birds with one stone, as it were, with that maneuver.
     


  8. Thomas

    Thomas Stylish Dinosaur

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    As he is your son, it may be possible to kick him so hard that it makes your own balls hurt. You would kill two birds with one stone, as it were, with that maneuver.

    If at first you didn't feel it, try again harder...
     


  9. MrSmith2U

    MrSmith2U Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, Mr Cheapmutha, for the constructive input.

    I fear the other recommendations would leave one, if not two, smarting somewhat, and obviate the purpose of my sincere enquiry entirely.

    Still, the waters have been tested.
     


  10. Edward Appleby

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    like smoking dope at least your crushing brain cells
    Negatory.
     


  11. ATM

    ATM Senior Member

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    I fear the other recommendations would leave one, if not two, smarting somewhat, and obviate the purpose of my sincere enquiry entirely.

    Still, the waters have been tested.

    It's a mad world.
     


  12. acidboy

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    if you have a doctor friend, try bringing home a human lung wrought with cancer. that'll knock the coolness out of those luckies (which are truly awful cigarettes, btw)

    that worked for me when i was a boy- my science teacher showed us a human lung full of cancer spots. never smoked until my mid-20s!
     


  13. Britalian

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    A move on from the Luckies would be wise.
    Try him on Davidoffs or if he's not keen, maybe Sobraine of London 100s. The 'common' alternative which appeals to many youngsters is 'Silk Cut' or the inevitable Marlboro Lights.
     


  14. Thomas

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    Okay, enough kicking. Now for some reality.

    My grandfather smoked (Luckies, sans filter) for decades.
    By the time I was in college, he came to visit but could not climb any stairs for shortness of breath.
    By graduation he was stuck in Maryland, unable to travel.
    He could not travel down to Texas for my wedding.
    I brought Mrs. Thomas up to meet him - by this time he couldn't leave his apartment, and could hardly get out of his chair. He could hold up a conversation for around 20 - 30 minutes, but after that he was out of voice.
    Our last conversation, I could almost "hear" him smile, but not much else.
    Rest in Peace, Grandfather.

    If you or yours are going to smoke, go ahead, but I doubt that swtiching brands would make much difference for the damage it can cause, and I couldn't let this go without getting this off my chest.
     


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    I used to smoke Luckies - nothing wrong with them. In fact, the whole point of smoking is to look cool. If you whip out a pack of Davidoffs, you don't look cool, you look like even more of a pussy than you looked like without smoking at all. Better to have him stick to the Luckies. The only thing worse than Davidoffs is More reds.

    As for the American Spirit, I used to work at a convenience store selling cigarettes. Whenever anyone would ask for American Spirit, I thought to myself, "this person can't afford regular cigarettes."






























    By the way, in case you can't figure it out, this post was made with a certain amount of tongue in cheek.
     


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