ANSWERS: 35
  • Congratulations!!!!, I I truly feel for you as I was a chainsmoker years ago. Please succeed, but do not become one of the Ex Smoker holier than thou's that some people do become.
  • It's just as I thought. Mention smoking and you instantly get -5'd! The day I have enough of AB, I'll ask 30 questions on smoking-related themes and crash and burn in style...
  • Since I don't know you, I had no opinion to begin with so it doesn't change my opinion. As to the smoking issue. I quit about two years ago. Be strong, hang in there. The first couple of weeks will be hard, but the hardest (at least for me) times will be when you are really stressed. Just think about why you quit.
  • That is total crap that you were down-rated for admitting you smoked. I smoke (tried to quit recently but wasn't really committed so I am back smoking again) and have admitted it here, in much the same way as you, knowing it is a stupid habit. Congratulations on your week of non-smoking, and good luck keeping up with it. I had no particular opinion before of you so there is no opinion to change. All I can say is that I hope you can ignore the crap that sometimes occurs on AB and stick around, you seem OK to me :)
  • now you are just hot, not smokin hot.
  • It has been a couple more weeks...are you still smoke-free? I need to gather the will power to quit myself...What motivated you? Getting downrated? If so, please downrate me ;)
  • im proud of you Elissa for quitting
  • good for you. it is a very difficult thing to do...but why someone would DR you before is beyond my comprehension.
  • First: Good for you for quitting. I hope you can stay strong with that. Second: I am a lifelong non-smoker, but would never let that stop me from befriending a smoker. If so, I would have had to disown some of my own family, including my parents and some siblings. I am sorry you were so badly treated, and I hope you are able to have a better experience here on AB from now on.
  • Congratulations on you victory Elissa.<applauding> Hope your success continues. Quitting smoking isn't as easy for some as it is others.I am sending my positive energy your way. Carry on soldier!!!!
  • sort of but that dosen't mean thats ok your still a smoker
  • It's wrong that you were down rated for being a smoker. I have a few friends who smoke, it's their choice. Good luck with quitting, I know it can be very difficult.
  • I think it's awesome! well done, and keep up the good work. Smoking is very gross, it makes you sick, smelly and broke!
  • I think that people downrating you for being a smoker is pretty pathetic and shallow of them. It just goes to show you how ridiculously petty people can be. The only reason people do asinine things like that is because they can do it anonymously. If they had to give their ID when they downrated you and gave you the opportunity to return the favor, they'd never do it in the first place. Downraters are worthless cowards.
  • That's fantastic! Good for you. I quit (goodness) 5 months ago when my kids begged me to quit (3 and 6).
  • I guess they'll crucify me then as I had given up for 6 months and have started smoking again! Lol. Good luck with your giving up, remember that even if you do give up you'll always have the addiction waiting for you to take that one puff and then it'll be back to square one. But even if you do start again, don't see it as if the war has been lost, just the one battle.
  • Oh, fooey! Elissa. Have a cigar on me.
  • hey, I quit 6 mos ago---this first few weeks will be hard, then its over. Congrats!
  • cool except whyed you tell people on AB????
  • Yeah, it has. You try to please people too much. I told you to eat rusty screws would you? Did you quit for yourself or becuaseof what otherts thought about it?
  • Not at all. I wouldn't have downrated you because you were a smoker. That is your business, but congrats on quitting. It is one of the hardest things I have ever tried to do.
  • I can NOT believe somebody would DR you for something like this. I am glad it was a long time ago and hope people are at least a little better now :). If you can find that question, send me the link. I would LOVE to give you 6 points!
  • It certainly makes me proud of you! : )) BTW ... I celebrated yesterday one month without smoking. : ))
  • Did you quit cold turkey or use some help?
  • here go I wouln't have dr you in the first place
  • Good work...hope you have been able to kick the habit...I did years ago
  • smoker or not..you are the same person so it doesnt change my perception of you. Some people just don't like the answers and downrate ya because of their dislike, not for the validity of the answer..don't let that stuff bother you +5
  • as a smoker, i say quitting is for losers :) just kidding
  • If that is so then there is alot of silly people here. Frankly, who cares about "ranking", why would anyone want to be part of some heard of "dittoheads" anyway? Speak your mind honestly and to hell with the notion of conformity and "mass think". Be an individual and be proud of it, don't cower down to the level of the masses just because you offended a few faceless people in the crowds. Individuality - not conformity is the ideal here, be true to yourself, and the heck with pointless rankings.
  • Good choice my friend! :D
  • No, not at all..except for the fact that I admire your decision and resolve to quit. Smoker or non smoker..it's the person inside who matters. I know what you mean about the DRs, some people cannot tolerate anyone or any idea that is not an exact mirror image of themselves and/or their ideas. Congratulations, by the way...and best of luck to you.
  • I am 3 days into giving up, its depressing and really not nice. However, i know anyone can do it if they can answer this question: do you want a cigarette? I already have depression and i am not taking meds for it, and it is starting to surface with a kick in the ass, but even though i feel damn bad, i would not like to put another cigarette in my mouth ever again. Anyone giving up, instead of saying no!, say "i dont wanna!"
  • No, I'm not that shallow.
  • I'm sorry that happened to you. Please know that most of AB is NOT like that. Good for you for quitting, dear, but it isn't likely you'll get any finger wagging from me. You already know what to do :)
  • congratulations on quitting!!! Looks like a lot of positive points ": O )

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