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Hey all,


 


I was wondering how leo's and non-leo's cope with smoking and having to do physical activity. Whether it be on the job or not, how does smoking affect you're working habbits?

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Department policy is; no smoking in any state vehicle. A Trooper can not interact with the public while smoking, dipping or chewing. There is no smoking in any state building. Starting next year, smokers will pay an extra 50 dollars per month on their health insurance.

Just thought I'd add, after 40 years of smoking I quit, July 4th, 2009. At 5 bucks a pack, minimum 2 packs a day, since the state isn't giving out any pay raises this year, I gave myself one.


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Department policy is; no smoking in any state vehicle. A Trooper can not interact with the public while smoking, dipping or chewing. There is no smoking in any state building. Starting next year, smokers will pay an extra 50 dollars per month on their health insurance. Just thought I'd add, after 40 years of smoking I quit, July 4th, 2009. At 5 bucks a pack, minimum 2 packs a day, since the state isn't giving out any pay raises this year, I gave myself one.

 good for you!!! congratulations!!


Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.

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daaaaang 2 packs a day!


 


Congrats on quitting, I know it couldn't have been an easy step!

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I know smoking is bad for you and I don't want to do it, but I like the smell haha.  It's hard not to when everyone else is around you, but I pride myself in being set apart and not comforming under peer pressure.


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A Cat Smoking is Always Funny.


I would have to say to just quit.  Try Chantix, although, I have heard it can have reallty weird side-effects.  It is just not good at all for you, especially two packs per day.  That seems like a whole lot.  I have heard success with Chantix though... give it a try.


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I just quit a week ago. I've been training for POST entrance and was having difficulty with the long distance running. After smoking for 10 years I gave it up to pursue my career. I agree its much better just to give it up. Funny thing too after not smoking for a week, I go around a smoker and think to myself, Man they stink. Did I really smell like that?

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I just quit a week ago. I've been training for POST entrance and was having difficulty with the long distance running. After smoking for 10 years I gave it up to pursue my career. I agree its much better just to give it up. Funny thing too after not smoking for a week, I go around a smoker and think to myself, Man they stink. Did I really smell like that?


Yep you probably did smell like that!!!


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lol thanks carebear you sure know how to increase self esteem plus side now "I Smell Pretty Oh So Pretty"

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 Just start usin' those electronic cigarettes, no smoke or tar :P


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DFrost says ...


Department policy is; no smoking in any state vehicle. A Trooper can not interact with the public while smoking, dipping or chewing. There is no smoking in any state building. Starting next year, smokers will pay an extra 50 dollars per month on their health insurance. Just thought I'd add, after 40 years of smoking I quit, July 4th, 2009. At 5 bucks a pack, minimum 2 packs a day, since the state isn't giving out any pay raises this year, I gave myself one.

quit on october 22 2009 best i have felt in years

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Speaking of smoking..  that reminds me.. what's really up with the "medical marijuana"  deal? I mean Doctors, real ones never prescribe any other medications to be smoked...  and as far as I know about medical marijuana patients and what i've read - they all smoke it. 


 I guess my question is if anyone knows, when medical marijuana is prescribed to a patient - does it say exactly how it's supposed to be taken as a dose?

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Noah-


I know what you mean about not giving in when everyone around you do  it.  My ENTIRE family smoked the whole time I was growing up.  My two aunts have now quit, and only my sister, one cousin (who lives out of state) and I are the only other non-smokers in the family now.  It is hard, but it can be done.


 


As for how it affects you on the job - it has some serious physical affects.  Breathing is hampered.  The addiction itself can manifest itself whe you haven't had the "fix" for a while.  Cardiovascular system is affected.  And that's all without cancer.  Do whatever you can to quit - you will be a better partner and co-worker.


 

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Just say no!


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You did it once you will do it again!  all the faith in the world in ya... but next time... just say no!!! 


 


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Smoking sucks.......Im a smoker..


I sucessfully quit for a month, but like a dumb arse ended up going back to it.


Im hoping to quit here again soon.............and please, to the non smokers, dont come in here and say O just quit, cause its not that easy, u dont know, honestly its annoying. And to the former smokers, I know and am jealous of u, I plan here to soon.


In Iraq I smoked 4-5 packs a day. Now Im at 1 -2 a day.



Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.

Ronald Reagan

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Shock, some of us non-smokers are ex-smokers and probably the worst critics of current smokers. I used to smoke (16 years) and you are right, quitting isn't an easy thing to do. Physically it's easy but psychologically it SUX. Us non-smokers that say things like "just say no" and other "slogans" are simply trying to urge those who do or may be thinking of smoking to not to. Not trying to preach but maybe trying to help to motivate. Dude, you can do anything you set your mind to. You joined and successfully completed your Marine Corps tour. You have successfully completed the academy and are nearing the end of your FTO. You can kick the habit of cigarettes too. I got faith in ya.


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ajsdaddy... I meant next time he quits and thinks of going back to it again... just say no... 


Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.

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ShockUSMC87 says ...



ajsdaddyCCSO says ...



Shock, some of us non-smokers are ex-smokers and probably the worst critics of current smokers. I used to smoke (16 years) and you are right, quitting isn't an easy thing to do. Physically it's easy but psychologically it SUX. Us non-smokers that say things like "just say no" and other "slogans" are simply trying to urge those who do or may be thinking of smoking to not to. Not trying to preach but maybe trying to help to motivate. Dude, you can do anything you set your mind to. You joined and successfully completed your Marine Corps tour. You have successfully completed the academy and are nearing the end of your FTO. You can kick the habit of cigarettes too. I got faith in ya.



Naw......people who tell me quit and all that who used to be smokers is all good, cause they have done it and know how hard it is and how bad it sucks. But it honestly annoys the hell out of me when people who have never smoked and just tell me just quit it cant be that hard and things along those lines.


The hardest part is honestly I enjoy smoking, its my release and my "alone" time to gather my thoughts. But I wanna quit cause Im tired of spending $6.50 a day or more on smokes, Im tired of smelling like smoke, Im sick of being bound by nicotine, and the list goes on........here soon, here soon. I also have a very addictive personaility which makes it worse. But people have quit harsher stuff so its 100% feasible, I just gotta plan better next time Im gonna quit.


I had just graduated the academy and went out with everyone for drinks and thought, ahhh Ill have one smoke while were havin drinks.....yea that didnt go as planned.



Told you to stay here in NC........cigs are only $4.50/pack


All kidding aside, you got this. Easy as pie as long as you commit to it and give it the attention that you have given your career choice.


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Naw......people who tell me quit and all that who used to be smokers is all good, cause they have done it and know how hard it is and how bad it sucks. But it honestly annoys the hell out of me when people who have never smoked and just tell me just quit it cant be that hard and things along those lines.


The hardest part is honestly I enjoy smoking, its my release and my "alone" time to gather my thoughts. But I wanna quit cause Im tired of spending $6.50 a day or more on smokes, Im tired of smelling like smoke, Im sick of being bound by nicotine, and the list goes on........here soon, here soon. I also have a very addictive personaility which makes it worse. But people have quit harsher stuff so its 100% feasible, I just gotta plan better next time Im gonna quit.


I had just graduated the academy and went out with everyone for drinks and thought, ahhh Ill have one smoke while were havin drinks.....yea that didnt go as planned.



I hear you! I had quit for three years. I had just one while hanging out, that was probably one of the silliest things I have ever done. Smoking sucks.


Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.- C.S. Lewis

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I smoked for 23 years, Quit cold turkey Christmas Day 2000 as I promised my then 10 year old son,  Just know that it took along time to get your lungs in the bad shape they are in from smoking,  It will take time to get them back to the pink healthy lungs you were born with.




 


Tha biggest thing is you have to really want it for you, When you say you don't want to smoke anymore and you are through, It's your time!




 


Pray on it, Let the man know your serious this time.




 





 




 


Don't give up, it is worth quitting. GOOD LUCK


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I smoked for 9 years.  I loved it, wanted one every 10 minutes.  I took my entry agility test and passed, started running regularly after that.  After a couple of months of running i noticed very little improvements.  I started to cut back on smoking and found that i was decreasing my mile times drastically.  I quit smoking on the 19th of last month.  It has been difficult, but the personal gain is tremendous!  I have smelled things that I couldn't before, tasting things in a different way.  The first week after i quit, i was able to take about a minute off of my mile time.  Now, I am running everyday and have shaved almost 2 minutes off of my mile.  My life is completely different now and i enjoy it to the fullest.  The main thing that encouraged me to quit, other than fitness, was seeing officers smoke in front of civilians.  I am not an officer yet, but when I do become one I don't want to see myself smoking.  I feel this is a degradation of profesionalism.  i encourage everyone that i encounter to try and quit, to try and see how much better your life would be without cigarettes.


Oh, the money I am saving is wonderful.  It goes to purchasing supplies for reloading.  :)


 


 

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I quit smoking 2 years ago when my daughter was born. Now when Im at work I Dip Skoal pouches (APPLE) this way I can get my FIX and if needed I can toss it out with out any mess. WIN WIN situation......


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I quit almost a year ago. I decided one night that this was gonna be my last one, and when I woke up in the Morning, I went for my coffee and didn't buy a pack. I haven't smoked since. The worst part is the first four or five days. You honestly feel like you're gonna crawl out of your skin. I smoked my entire military career. And I also smoked excessively in Iraq. More to stay awake than anything else. It's not an easy process. And after being a smoker for so long, it's actually somewhat of a lifestyle change. You have an empty pocket now. LOL. That;s just one little thing in a laundry list of good reasons.


As for the OP question, your body takes what it can. If you're at a certain fitness level as a smoker, then that's your level.

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When I was on the job...cigarettes were a fantastic asset and advantage...especially when dealing with a sufferer of Gilles de la Tourettes Syndrome...it was amazing to observe that Once they started to smoke the offered cigarette that they had accepted all of their twiching and jerking along with the language suddenly disappeared...I used my marlboros to control my vulgar language being Dx'd with Tourettes...and such inhalable refreshment is an effective tool on mental cases as an inducement to cooperate.


  The outrageous taxing upon cigarettes is a blatant act of discrimination..


If any one would like to learn more of the Tactical Advantages of cigarettes...email me foe a surprising revalation.


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Good luck Matt to you and anyone else trying to quit.  I don't smoke but my mom did for a really long time and had to quit due to medical reasons.  I know she tried quitting for years and it was the hardest thing for her to do.  I'm having the hardest time with my food addiction...  Anyway, I wish the best to all of y'all trying to quit.  I keep seeing the commercials for Chantrix(sp?) and heard it's quite successful.


 


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Smoking sucks.......Im a smoker..


I sucessfully quit for a month, but like a dumb arse ended up going back to it.


Im hoping to quit here again soon.............and please, to the non smokers, dont come in here and say O just quit, cause its not that easy, u dont know, honestly its annoying. And to the former smokers, I know and am jealous of u, I plan here to soon.


In Iraq I smoked 4-5 packs a day. Now Im at 1 -2 a day.



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 I quit smoking about 8 years ago cold turkey.  The only reason I started was when I was in the Maine Corps.  If you smoked you, got a break, if you didn't smoke you had to work the entire day.  But when I did quit I took the almost full pack I had and crushed them flat and never smoked since.  What was weird is that I never craved them after that.  In fact a few days later the smoke from others actually bothered me lol.  But I'm glad I did quit not only for health reasons, but it gave me a huge pay raise!  


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My mother-in-law quit last year after more than 50 years...if she can do it anybody can !! 


Seriously, I quit when my wife became pregnant with my now 17 year old daughter.  Best thing she's ever done for me and she wasn't even born yet .Felt much better and saved a pile of money, even in the early 1990's.  Gotta admit, I don't like the smell at all now, not even in a club or place like that.


As far as my department goes, smoking or other tobacco use is prohibited while in contact woth the public or in a City owned vehicle. New hires for several years have signed an agreement stating they will not use tobacco.  All of this makes perfect sense to me...the dangers of smoking are obvious, and there's no excuse for the public having to pay for the medical problems smokers are likely to have.  Quitting may be rough, but the benefits are well worth the effort.  Regular exercise might help, if your doctor says it is okay. Good luck.


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Shock-


I hope you don't misunderstand me when I say "do whatever you can to quit."  I have never smoked in my life, but growing up in a family that does, I do know how addictive it is. My boyfriend has tried to quit twice since we've been together, and he succeeded for about 4 months the last time.  Nicotine is an addiction as powerful as any other drug.  It takes alot of self-control as well as support from friends and family to succeed.  I have every faith that you will be able to quit when you decide it's time.


I enjoy your posts and wisdom!


 

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Quit over a year ago after 2 years of smoking. It's the psychological addictiont hats the hardest part. Its tough when you had a habit of smoking when you always did a certain even, like for me it was Bowling...Still tough to go bowling and not crave a cigarette.  My advice is the only way to quit smoking is COLD TURKEY! I believe you'll never really quit anything unless you truely want to, and quitting cold turkey is the best test.

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Quit over a year ago after 2 years of smoking. It's the psychological addictiont hats the hardest part. Its tough when you had a habit of smoking when you always did a certain even, like for me it was Bowling...Still tough to go bowling and not crave a cigarette.  My advice is the only way to quit smoking is COLD TURKEY! I believe you'll never really quit anything unless you truely want to, and quitting cold turkey is the best test.



I agree with you on that. Quiting cold turkey is probably the best way to quit. 


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