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Basil
04-01-2017, 08:24 PM
Chokes together.

I was going thorough a bunch of old photos and ran across this. I know I took this photo somewhere in Albuquerque several years ago, but I can recall exactly where it was. But the "Family Carton" made me chuckle.

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GTP1960
04-01-2017, 09:01 PM
"When my doctor asked me
"Son, how'd you get in this condition?"
I said "Hey sawbones, I'm just carryin' on
An old family tradition"

Basil
04-01-2017, 09:39 PM
"When my doctor asked me
"Son, how'd you get in this condition?"
I said "Hey sawbones, I'm just carryin' on
An old family tradition"

Are those lyrics to some old Roger Miller song?

GTP1960
04-01-2017, 10:02 PM
Hank Williams Jr.
"Family Tradition"

Boink
04-01-2017, 10:19 PM
It's not the cough that carries you off,
it's the coffin they carry you off in.
~ Ogden Nash

GTP1960
04-05-2017, 06:46 AM
48032 ???

Noticed these labels (& several other graphic ones like them) on tobacco products in Munich.
Do we use these type of labels too?

Also, I think we may be overtaking Europe in the smoking dept.
don't see near as many smokers over here as in the past

SD Bugeye
04-05-2017, 09:23 AM
When I was in St. Martin cigarettes were 2.10 a pack compared to I'm guessing about 5.00 here
and the over wrap label very bluntly read SMOKING KILLS
that should get your attention

JPSmit
04-05-2017, 03:36 PM
48032 ???

Noticed these labels (& several other graphic ones like them) on tobacco products in Munich.
Do we use these type of labels too?

Also, I think we may be overtaking Europe in the smoking dept.
don't see near as many smokers over here as in the past

They use them here - and I think in parts (at least) of the USA - currently the gubbmint is talking about plain paper packaging (no "branding") and the industry is fightiing back with the argument that it will encourage smuggling which encourages gang activity. I have no idea.

Smuggling is a big deal here, particularly with the various native territories that straddle the Canada/USA borders - a couple of years ago Big Tobacco was discovered to be colluding with the smugglers.

and of course just a couple years ago:

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/camel-cigarette-makers-bans-employees-smoking-workplace-article-1.1984550

AngliaGT
04-05-2017, 03:41 PM
I'm amazed at all the college students who smoke.I'd think that
they'd be smarter (in that regard) than my generation.
I work in a grocery store,& almost all of the younger employees smoke.
I'd think that the cost would deter them,if nothing else.

NutmegCT
04-05-2017, 05:16 PM
Self-preservation vs. being cool.

Guess which one wins ...

Gliderman8
04-05-2017, 07:31 PM
Self-preservation vs. being cool.

Guess which one wins ...
Assuming lung cancer is cool.

Basil
04-05-2017, 09:19 PM
Self-preservation vs. being cool.

Guess which one wins ...

Had my last fag 27 years ago.

NutmegCT
04-05-2017, 10:34 PM
I had my first - and last - back in high school. At first breath, I thought - who the heck wants to do this? blech!

And never again.

Also helped that when I was about 10, mom took one long drag on her cigarette, then blew through a kleenex. Left a big brown spot.

She looked at me and said "now imagine what my lungs look like after smoking a pack of these every day".

That pretty much sold me against even trying - tho' I did weaken that one time in HS.

Basil
04-05-2017, 11:30 PM
I had my first - and last - back in high school. At first breath, I thought - who the heck wants to do this? blech!

And never again.

Also helped that when I was about 10, mom took one long drag on her cigarette, then blew through a kleenex. Left a big brown spot.

She looked at me and said "now imagine what my lungs look like after smoking a pack of these every day".

That pretty much sold me against even trying - tho' I did weaken that one time in HS.

Joining the military is what did me in. "Smoke em if you got em" was a call of the Drill Sergeant when it was time for a five minute break. I smoked s little in High School, but didn't really get hooked until the military! Quitting was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, but I finally kicked it for good in 1990.

GTP1960
04-06-2017, 02:52 AM
I got started smoking in college, influenced by a girlfriend who smoked.
habit "increased steam" with 1st. prof. job at a publishing company where it seemed like everybody smoked.
literally had to move on from that job/company to start quitting.
(it was also a heavy drinking company as well) liked the work, got tired of the life after 2 years.

Mickey Richaud
04-06-2017, 06:41 AM
Had my last fag 27 years ago.

Umm.....

Mickey Richaud
04-06-2017, 06:43 AM
I had my first - and last - back in high school. At first breath, I thought - who the heck wants to do this? blech!

And never again.

Also helped that when I was about 10, mom took one long drag on her cigarette, then blew through a kleenex. Left a big brown spot.

She looked at me and said "now imagine what my lungs look like after smoking a pack of these every day".

That pretty much sold me against even trying - tho' I did weaken that one time in HS.

Similar story here. That's the ONLY time I've ever been grateful for having asthma as a child! Pretty much the deciding factor against ever starting the habit.

Bayless
04-06-2017, 09:56 AM
I started at a too early age because "everyone else did". Quit probably a dozen times or more but never lasted more than a few weeks. Surgeon finally got my attention with "if you won't quit smoking then we should just cancel this surgery as a waste of my time and your money." That was Jan 2, 1978 and haven't touched one since. Maybe best thing I ever did.

Basil
04-06-2017, 11:19 AM
Umm.....

You know this is a "British" forum, right :cool-new:

Silverghost
04-06-2017, 02:05 PM
My wife's brother, one of the most talented mechanics I've ever known, smoked daily. He rolled his own using tobacco that was free of all the chemicals of commercial cigarettes. Christmas day my wife gets a call. "The Doctors say I have 30-60 days." His lungs were clear - stage 4 liver cancer. 21 days later he was gone.

John Turney
04-09-2017, 07:03 PM
Just bought four cartons of "cheap" cigarettes for my BIL who can't quit. $6.60 per pack. I said he could smoke or have a car payment, but can't afford both.

Basil
04-09-2017, 08:25 PM
I probably paid for my Corvette by quitting :encouragement:

Bayless
04-10-2017, 11:11 AM
I started smoking when they were $.25/pack. Swore I was gonna quit when they hit .50. Swore again at $1.00. Then finally the above mentioned doctor came along. That finally worked.

PC
04-15-2017, 03:09 PM
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