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Butting out: advice for pinklitva's beloved

Thu Nov 10, 2005 Miss Vicky 

pinklitva writes:

My beloved Mr. Backpain has recently stopped smoking (5 days now). He is struggling and I wondered if any of your readers had any experience/advice to help him. He currently feels like his 'life is empty' and he 'doesn't want to feel like this for the rest of his life'.

Sounds stressful, pinklitva. Miss Vicky has little experience with addiction to smoking. But perhaps members of the Faithful Legion can help out.

Readers should be aware that, contrary to Miss Vicky's advice that they wait until she has given Mr. Backpain the once-over, pinklitva and her beloved were married last week. Congrats to the happy couple! Quitting smoking is a good first step toward winning Miss Vicky's approval, however retroactive that will have to be, so Mr. Backpain already has scored a few points. I hope he realizes that his life is never empty as long as pinklitva is in it.

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Tobetiramisu Nov 11, 2005 01:19 AM said:

I feel his pain!!! When I quit smoking 4 years ago I had two big motivators - a new boyfriend who was a recovering smoker therefore didn't want to date one and a bad case of asthma.
My recommendation #2 - take up exercise, I am not a scientist, but there is something that the body releases when you exercise that is better than smoking.... My recommendation #1 - I don't want to be banned for saying something inappropriate, but I'll give you a hint, it has to do with a new boyfriend ;)
It has been four years now and no cravings! (not bad coming from a pack-a-day habit) Tell him not to worry, the cravings will go, just surround yourself with people who don't smoke and enjoy the extra cash in your pocket!
Good luck

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