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  1. #1 The abstinence crisis- cigarettes 
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    I'm a 16 year old boy, and a passionate smoker (with consent from parents and everything, so don't worry). I'm about 185cm tall, and weigh about 65 kilos. I am relatively athletically built, although I lack some mass. I've been smoking about 15 cigarettes a day.
    Now, let's get to the point. I've recently been diagnosed asthma, and advised to quit smoking. I've got two questions. First, is there any way that would be safe to me to continue smoking? And second, if not, is there any way for getting through the abstinence crisis any easier?
    Thank you in advance.


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    There is no way that it would be safe to continue smoking, whether or not you have athsma.

    Your parents are idiots.


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    Sindrato - There are things to do and tips/tricks to make you more successful in quitting, but when you get right down to it, it's up to you be strong enough... To act like a man... and decide for yourself to stop and not have another one. You can continue acting like a child and do what feels good in the short term, or you can act like a man and make a commitment not to smoke again. Good luck. I know which I'd choose.
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    Harold, thanks I would just like to know how would you forbid your child to smoke? Especially if you are a smoker yourself. Any restriction makes a counter effect, simple as that. And I know of all of the cancer and other risks. I meant no riskier than usual smoking.

    Inow, I am perfectly aware of the fact that I can't continue to smoke with asthma, and I am not smoking for some time now. My question was mostly oriented about physical consequences of addiction, and how to overcome them. However, even if that is impossible, I would still quit smoking...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sindrato
    Harold, thanks I would just like to know how would you forbid your child to smoke? Especially if you are a smoker yourself. Any restriction makes a counter effect, simple as that. And I know of all of the cancer and other risks. I meant no riskier than usual smoking.
    I used to smoke, and yes, I was an idiot. But, when my kids were born, I quit smoking, in large part to set a better example for them.

    By your logic, no parent should ever make restrictions for their kids' behavior because it would make a counter effect. We know that is not true. Parents do often provide effective discipline and guidance for their children.

    No riskier than usual smoking. Do you realize how silly that sounds?
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    It only takes about 72 hours for the physical addition to be over. After that, the rest is mental, and retraining your mind to consider yourself a non-smoker.

    After 3 days the withdrawal is basically gone, and it's just a matter of conditioning yourself to remain stopped. It's about avoiding "just that one" cigarette. It's about not letting the physical addiction return due to a momentary lapse in mental judgment.

    Like I said... It's about being a man and taking responsibility.
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    <sarcasm mode on>

    Quote Originally Posted by Sindrato
    I would just like to know how would you forbid your child to smoke? (...) Any restriction makes a counter effect, simple as that.
    If and when you have children of your own, will you tell them not to run across the street in front of a truck? Or are you afraid this would only make it more attractive for them, due to the forbidden fruit factor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sindrato
    And I know of all of the cancer and other risks. I meant no riskier than usual smoking.
    I'm going to make a Western movie, a remake of the classic High Noon. I would like to hire you as an actor, and right now I'm ordering my supplies. What percentage of live bullets would you consider acceptable on the set?

    <sarcasm mode off>

    Good luck quitting smoking. Enjoy a long and healthy life.
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