Why is it that every trucker I meet smokes?

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by anses, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Okieron

    Okieron Crusty Okie

    Dec 23, 2009
    muskogee, ok
    If you want to quit many states have quitting programs, My wife called here in Ok. and they sent her the patches free and a counselor that called every couple of weeks. never paid a dime and it worked 3 yrs non smoker
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  3. Crash935

    Crash935 Medium Load Member

    Sep 8, 2007
    Wyoming Mi
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  4. Taildragon

    Taildragon Heavy Load Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Well, I guess I need to rephrase myself, (for those of us that are from wwwwaaayyyy out in the sticks), that sure looks like an awfully complicated apparatus just to have a smoke. In the old days it wasn't uncommon to keep a can of Prince Albert and some rolling papers around, just for those hard times that would come around once in a while, it got you out of a bind until you could come up with that thirty or thirty five cents for a pack. Did you ever ask someone a question, and midway through the answer, get rrreeeaaalllllllyyyy uncomfortable? But that would be for a different thread...LOL!! I'm just glad that it didn't mean what you see on occasion after you've backed in the hole and pulled the yellow button out and are filling out the paper work, when you happen to look up, and there goes one across the lot...
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  5. southerndude

    southerndude Light Load Member

    Sep 1, 2012
    When I was in high school, (now this will really date me) In order to be more accommodating to the students, the students had their own "smoking lounge" area that was outside in a courtyard setting. Of course much more than tobacco was smoked there. That was when we were talking about cigarettes possibly going above $1/pack!

    Today... people are just addicted because evidence has show that it is harder to quit smoking the cigarettes of today that to stop using cocaine.

    I quit smoking over 20 years ago.
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  6. fisher guy

    fisher guy Road Train Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Ocala Florida
    wow this was a wrong move reading this thread i got 3 cigs left to last me till morning and im waiting on pizza and no store for miles....thanx thanx a lot :biggrin_25516:
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  7. CertifiedSweetie

    CertifiedSweetie Road Train Member

    Nov 18, 2008
    I never have and never will smoke. I've hardly had alcohol. Some rough days i'd wish for a drink but end up getting a Mountain Dew and calling it a day.

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  8. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

    Apr 19, 2009
    Columbia, SC area
    Once upon a foolish time, I decided I was going to be more "sophisticated" than a cigarette smoker. I was going to smoke a pipe.

    Nobody told me you're not supposed to suck on the thing.

    Thought I was having a stroke. Called my doctor father at his office, about a mile from my apartment at the time...told him I was ill and my symptoms. He came hauling over to my place, enters the front door, takes a few whiffs and asks "Are you smoking a pipe?"

    "Yes....", I sputter.

    He goes to my kitchen, grabs a plastic bag, throws it at me and tells me to "put this #### thing on your head!", and storms out.

    After a few minutes, I finally figure out that I'm hyperventilating and what the bag is for. By the time he called me a few hours later, I was feeling fine physically...but more than a little embarrassed!

    End of my smoking career.
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  9. TruckerPete1990

    TruckerPete1990 Road Train Member

    Jul 16, 2012
    Gentry Arkansas
    It's why smokers die before non smokers lol
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  10. Arkansas Frost

    Arkansas Frost Heavy Load Member

    Aug 2, 2012
    North Little Rock, AR
    Gonna try the ecigs after this pack. I've been fluctuating from a pack a day on rough days to two packs a week when I get myself to stop smoking in the truck. I quit for three years twice. But this time around I just can't kick the habit. It's really weird since I never drink. Anybody got a favorite brand or flavor of the electronics?
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  11. sdlm

    sdlm Light Load Member

    Aug 8, 2012
    Some people come to my truck and ask for a light and I tell them I don't smoke the reaction is usually like "whatever ahole" like they don't believe me lol.

    I don't smoke, I am not fat, and I exercise at least 3 times a week, you don't have to be unhealthy to be a driver.... Though I still think companies shouldn't ban smoking in the trucks.
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