A comment made me curious

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    I started smoking 26 years ago, and quit about 3 years ago. I picked up dip as a ween off of the cigarettes, and am now starting to ween off of that.
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    I also chose kicked the habbit. Smoke a pack-a-day for two years. I got winded as i walking up my stairs to my apartment, and i told my roomate well man, i'm done smoking, if you could quit smoking infront of me that might help. He did his part as best he could and i did mine, and together I quit.
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    Didn't smoke and rarely drank, and then very little, until I turned 60 and decided I was finally a grown up--

    They say both will kill you; I don't have many years left to find out if that's true.

    I will smoke a good cigar now and again, and enjoy some good Bourbon now and again; but neither with any frequency. Both together are very nice.

    Neither mix well with gunsmoke. Cigars go well with Hoppes' #9

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    Now I'm curious as to the % of non-gun folk users. Me: I smoke like a salmon (second hand only).
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    Tried to cigarettes in 8th grade. Hated it.
    Never tried again.
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    You forgot the fifth option... VERY occasional cigar smoker.

    When I lived in Florida with my brother, every weekend we would go out to breakfast in the morning (just him and me) and talk about explosives (he was in EOD school) and guns, then we'd go to a gun/knife show/store, buy something (even if it was just ammo), go shooting, go to the beach and go swimming or a movie. Sometimes we took friends, sometimes it was just us.

    Then, we'd go home, clean guns, play videos, drink beer and smoke a cigar.

    There's just something about the very occasional cigar that reminds me of some of the best times I've ever had with my brother.

    It may be MONTHS between my little trips back down memory lane, but it doesn't matter to me.

    Oh, and I will smoke if I'm playing poker. They just seem to go hand in hand in my head.. Play poker... smoke.

    I haven't had a good game of poker in at least nine months.

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    No tobacco use here....... but I do breathe in quite a bit of gunsmoke :).
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    Turn the election's in 2014 to a "2A Revolution". It will serve as a 1994 refresher not to "infringe" on our Second Amendment. We know who they are now.........SEND 'EM HOME. Our success in this will be proportional to how hard we work to make it happen.

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    I tried cigs at about the age of 12. Got dizzy, sick, and never tried them again. I "experimented" some with a variety of drugs in my teens/20's (Hey, it was the '60's), but when I saw what they did to some of my friends, I decided I was better off without that stuff - and the people that used it.

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    I have maybe two cigars a year. I can live without them, but they are kinda relaxing on a poker night
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    I don't smoke or chew and never have.

    I do however like to smoke the occasional stogie. One of my only vices
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    Quote Originally Posted by TN_Mike View Post
    Never smoked, chewed or dipped. Never even tried it.

    In fact, I have never tried any tobacco or any illegal drug of any kind. I may be one of the few on the planet who can say that. I have been told that makes me a "Boy Scout" but, I was never a boy scout. Go figure.
    Same here.. I actually am a Boy Scout though.

    My dad smoked for almost 40yrs, and I was never tempted to even try it. He's since quit, and is a healthier man for it.
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    I agree lima, cigars are great every now and then. I manage to smoke one w/ my neighbor when he is drunk, he is my parents age, but i'm in love w/ his daughter, luckily we both enjoy talking about guns (took me huntingo on thanksgiving), cigars, and jack n coke... and his daughter
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    I smoke a pipe, occasionally chew tobacco while hunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GBS View Post
    If you are looking for a correlation, try a poll that askes if the parents were smoking during the teen years. Most kids - for better or worse pick up habits that parents have during the late formative years.
    I'd love to see where you came up with that statistic. Like SIXTO and Bob the Great, I don't smoke because of my dad. Besides, aren't the formative years the really early ones?

    Our next-door neighbor way back in the day would occasionally smoke a pipe. I love the smell of pipe smoke but not enough to want to spend good fun-money on it.

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    Never understood the point of it, so I never got started, which I'm glad of.

    A HS friend tried to get me to try chewing tobacco a few times...that ended the day I swallowed by accident...BARF!!!
    "Naked and Starving as They are We Cannot Enough Admire the Incomparable Patience and Fidelity of the Soldiery" George Washington, Valley Forge, 1777.

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