Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Please Don't Hate Me

I have decided to pack in Cigarettes...

Please understand this has fuck all to do with the Führer and his cohorts in Bunker Number 10. It does have a lot to do with the copious amounts of green shite I am hacking up and the dwindling stack of pennies in my bank  account.

I have decided to send of for the 'Tax payer funded Free Quit Kit' to amuse myself with as I wave a fond farewell to the little white sticks that have been a major part of my life for the last 25 years.

My lungs aint what they used to be. I've had chest problems since I sucked in shedloads of burning oil back in 91' in Kuwait actually. So maybe I'll feel better - who knows?

I'm fortunate that my GP is not one of Bunker 10's lackeys. His opening gambit tends to be 'Still smokng and drinking too much? Good man so am I' So I haven't been pressured into this decision.

I am making a provision for the future though. If I survive to my 80th birthday I fully intend to start up again. So for now it's time to spend a last few moments with those old chums of mine Lambert & Butler. As the man said - Parting is such sweet sorrow.


  1. I don't want to give up either, but I'm in a similar position - I want to save money, and I'm sick of the crap I have to hawk out of my lungs every morning. I'll probably not give up entirely - just have a fag every now and then, and use a substitute for most of the time.

    Weirdly, e-ciggies make me cough too much so I've just sent off for some of that Swedish snus (up until a couple of weeks ago I'd have thought it was some kind of nose porn!), so I'll have to see how that goes...

  2. I've had a fight trying to stop but I've cut down. Everytime I want one I come into the Mac first and then there's usually a comment to answer. By the time I've done that the idea has diminished. Tried e-cig but get mouth ulcers. Will have a look at Swedish snus, never heard of it before.

    I'm certainly not buying any of the government's propaganda stuff like Nicorette etc.