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(LA Times)   That woman who puffed on a cigarette through a surgical hole in her neck has finally quit smoking   (articles.latimes.com) divider line 73
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2013-03-02 01:42:53 PM  
Anyone have a link to a video of the commercial?  I can't find it anywhere.
 
2013-03-02 02:35:32 PM  
Sorry, Hole in Neck Lady, but Yul Brenner had the anti-smoking commercials of all time.

/of all time!
 
2013-03-02 04:04:01 PM  
See?  Anybody can quit, it just takes willpower!
 
2013-03-02 05:15:16 PM  
At least she turned her problem into a lesson for others.  And probably made enough to survive off doing it.  And eventually quit, herself.

/quit over 2 years ago, still addicted to the electronics though.  It's getting less and less, every day though.
 
2013-03-02 05:34:27 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-02 06:11:51 PM  
I don't understand the "sad" tag.  This is just one more deviant that isn't out there tempting our children down the path of destruction.  Should have been a "Spiffy" tag.
 
2013-03-02 07:04:14 PM  
Quick, somebody give her mouth-to-neck!
 
2013-03-02 08:08:38 PM  
I quit in Sept after 19 years.. Cold turkey.. Not a single craving left. But thing I ever did
 
2013-03-02 08:09:36 PM  
That headline is bad subby and you should feel bad. Just kidding. It was awesome.

/It's never "too soon."
 
2013-03-02 08:09:40 PM  

Lucky LaRue: I don't understand the "sad" tag.  This is just one more deviant that isn't out there tempting our children down the path of destruction.  Should have been a "Spiffy" tag.


In the words of a famously-outspoken man:

Get your popcorn ready.
 
2013-03-02 08:10:22 PM  
I quit in Sept after 19 years.. Cold turkey.. Not a single craving left. But thing I ever did

the cigarette goes in your mouth
 
2013-03-02 08:10:42 PM  

jaylectricity: Quick, somebody give her mouth-to-neck!


nursing411.org
 
2013-03-02 08:10:47 PM  
Still in it, probably not for much longer but I still like it stupidly enough.  I stop things when I don't like them anymore or they become an impedance to what I'm doing, unfortunately smoking hasn't yet crossed that threshold...but it will be soon.

/Been smoking for over half my life now
 
2013-03-02 08:13:01 PM  
I had a great-aunt whom I loved dearly, but... Damned if she wasn't slipping money to the interns at the hospital she ended her days at so they would get her Pall-Malls.

And this was *while* she was on oxygen.


Kids, don't start.
 
2013-03-02 08:13:33 PM  
"Sad"? More like "Obvious" to me.
 
2013-03-02 08:15:04 PM  
FTA: She agreed to make the startling "Voicebox" ad only after a 4-year-old niece drew a black dot on her own neck to mimic her aunt's scar from the surgery and said: "I want to be like you."

My nephew once held a cocktail weenie on top of the zipper of his pants and told me "I want to be like you". That was a pivotal point in my life, and from that day forward, I started jelqing.
 
2013-03-02 08:15:55 PM  
She should have gone to Quitters Inc. They guarantee you will stop smoking.
 
2013-03-02 08:18:00 PM  

maxheck: I had a great-aunt whom I loved dearly, but... Damned if she wasn't slipping money to the interns at the hospital she ended her days at so they would get her Pall-Malls.

And this was *while* she was on oxygen.


Kids, don't start.


Treated the same guy in the ED twice for smoking with his oxygen on.

Third time was the charm for Darwin.
 
2013-03-02 08:18:54 PM  

quatchi: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x478]


*shakes fist*
 
2013-03-02 08:19:40 PM  

The5thElement: She should have gone to Quitters Inc. They guarantee you will stop smoking.


That was a good story, and kind of rings true as to how hard it is to quit.
 
2013-03-02 08:22:12 PM  
media.zoom-cinema.fr

What you got beeyotch?
 
2013-03-02 08:24:22 PM  
Tried to find a pic of the hairy guy from Workaholics giving mouth to neck but I came up empty.
 
2013-03-02 08:24:29 PM  
I had trouble fapping to the video.
 
2013-03-02 08:26:00 PM  
What, did she get hit by a bus crossing the street?
 
2013-03-02 08:29:02 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Still in it, probably not for much longer but I still like it stupidly enough.  I stop things when I don't like them anymore or they become an impedance to what I'm doing, unfortunately smoking hasn't yet crossed that threshold...but it will be soon.

/Been smoking for over half my life now


Ok this is a good time to ask: How does someone who "likes it" stop? Do those fake cigarette things give nicotene properly? Is that enough?
 
2013-03-02 08:31:40 PM  
400,000 dead from tobacco per year?

We'd better concentrate on banning guns!
 
2013-03-02 08:31:40 PM  
Sometimes at the bus stop are young addicts combing the sidewalk and parking lot looking
for unlit cigarettes so they can feed their addiction. Cigarettes not even once.
 
2013-03-02 08:33:21 PM  

FARK rebel soldier: jaylectricity: Quick, somebody give her mouth-to-neck!

[nursing411.org image 525x409]


Ha! That happened in this week's Workaholics.
 
2013-03-02 08:33:39 PM  
On the bright side, at least it wasn't like kissing an ashtray for her husband when she was alive.
 
2013-03-02 08:38:17 PM  
When her father was dying in a VA hospital many years ago, my mother would visit him and she says she commonly saw the old guys there smoking through their traches. I guess, if you're to that point, what does it matter?

Oh, and even having seen the aftermath firsthand, she was a smoker for years.
 
2013-03-02 08:45:43 PM  
it is not hard to find the original ad it is on youtube, I originally added a link to it when it was announced.

Link

I guess five holed lady isn't humorous label
 
2013-03-02 08:48:20 PM  

FARK rebel soldier: BumpInTheNight: Still in it, probably not for much longer but I still like it stupidly enough.  I stop things when I don't like them anymore or they become an impedance to what I'm doing, unfortunately smoking hasn't yet crossed that threshold...but it will be soon.

/Been smoking for over half my life now

Ok this is a good time to ask: How does someone who "likes it" stop? Do those fake cigarette things give nicotene properly? Is that enough?


Without much experience (but some) I can say those E-cigarettes aren't the real deal and don't hold a candle to it.  Picturing the times where I was without (long plane rides) I'd have reached for them for that quick fix but that's really only shifting the goalposts.  Like I didn't bother acquiring one for what I knew was going to be an 18 hour journey where I couldn't smoke, but if one was there I'd have gladly tried it for some relief.  Meh I really think the only method to quit is just straight up meeting the situation where its becoming a detriment or it at least sinks in that smoking in general is enough detriment to stop cold.  Plus you look like a gigantic douche smoking one those things :P  See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aFji7aJP7o for proof :P
 
2013-03-02 08:48:51 PM  
How many people die who don't smoke?
 
2013-03-02 08:53:40 PM  

amquelbettamin: How many people die who don't smoke?


All of them.
 
2013-03-02 09:00:34 PM  
why so "sad"?  she probably had someone to love *weeps in a corner*
 
2013-03-02 09:00:56 PM  

libranoelrose: amquelbettamin: How many people die who don't smoke?

All of them.


All but ONE.

/praise Jesus.
 
2013-03-02 09:17:15 PM  

BumpInTheNight: FARK rebel soldier: BumpInTheNight: Still in it, probably not for much longer but I still like it stupidly enough.  I stop things when I don't like them anymore or they become an impedance to what I'm doing, unfortunately smoking hasn't yet crossed that threshold...but it will be soon.

/Been smoking for over half my life now

Ok this is a good time to ask: How does someone who "likes it" stop? Do those fake cigarette things give nicotene properly? Is that enough?

Without much experience (but some) I can say those E-cigarettes aren't the real deal and don't hold a candle to it.  Picturing the times where I was without (long plane rides) I'd have reached for them for that quick fix but that's really only shifting the goalposts.  Like I didn't bother acquiring one for what I knew was going to be an 18 hour journey where I couldn't smoke, but if one was there I'd have gladly tried it for some relief.  Meh I really think the only method to quit is just straight up meeting the situation where its becoming a detriment or it at least sinks in that smoking in general is enough detriment to stop cold.  Plus you look like a gigantic douche smoking one those things :P  See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aFji7aJP7o for proof :P


Quit waiting for it to become a "impedance".  That moment won't come.  You will find a way to convince yourself that whatever the situation is, it IS NOT a "impedance".  Talk to yourself honestly and realize that you are hiding behind that notion.

I don't know what half of your life is, but in my case I smoked for LONGER than half my life.  I smoked for 27 years and as of last month have been smoke-free for 10 years.  The "right" moment never comes if you are looking for some external sign.  Quitting is the hardest thing I ever did.  Even after 10 years I know that if I took a single puff of a cigarette I would be back to a pack-and-a-half a day within a week.  The only way to STAY quit is to never smoke again.  I won't ever smoke because I never, ever want to have go thru the agony of quitting again.

Quit.  If you can't, quit again.  If you can't then, quit again.  Repeat until you really quit for good.
 
2013-03-02 09:19:56 PM  
BumpInTheNight:

FARK rebel soldier: BumpInTheNight: Still in it, probably not for much longer but I still like it stupidly enough. I stop things when I don't like them anymore or they become an impedance to what I'm doing, unfortunately smoking hasn't yet crossed that threshold...but it will be soon.

/Been smoking for over half my life now

Ok this is a good time to ask: How does someone who "likes it" stop? Do those fake cigarette things give nicotene properly? Is that enough?


Been wondering that myself, I haven't tried nicotine vaporizers. I did quit for about 6 months with the patch, and I could have gone longer but for a long story about working at a secure nuclear lab.

Thing I'd say about the patch... Really amazing, vivid nightmares. I'm perverse enough to *like* that particular side effect, and whenever I use the patch so as to not go postal on long plane flights I keep it on that night so I can see whatever crazy, nicotine-fueled dreams my mind comes up with. YMMV.
If it works for you, Kudos! nasty habit.
 
2013-03-02 09:25:18 PM  

too2ez: I don't know what half of your life is, but in my case I smoked for LONGER than half my life. I smoked for 27 years and as of last month have been smoke-free for 10 years. The "right" moment never comes if you are looking for some external sign. Quitting is the hardest thing I ever did. Even after 10 years I know that if I took a single puff of a cigarette I would be back to a pack-and-a-half a day within a week. The only way to STAY quit is to never smoke again. I won't ever smoke because I never, ever want to have go thru the agony of quitting again.

Quit. If you can't, quit again. If you can't then, quit again. Repeat until you really quit for good.


That's a realization I'm coming to grips with ever so slowly, my current goalposts are before kids show up in my relationship or something sooner of equal importance to ensure smoking is not present.  I know when I decide to quit its gotta be for good, none of this half-assed smoke on weekend or smoke when I drink but full on no more that's it I'm done.  I've quite several things over the years which are sorta like smoking but I will fully admit this will be the hardest thing to quit I've ever faced and I'm not exactly looking forward to it either way.  It will happen though, smoking is stupid and I'm being stupid by delaying it so long.
 
2013-03-02 09:26:03 PM  

highwayrun: When her father was dying in a VA hospital many years ago, my mother would visit him and she says she commonly saw the old guys there smoking through their traches. I guess, if you're to that point, what does it matter?

Oh, and even having seen the aftermath firsthand, she was a smoker for years.


My best friend quit smoking...watching your dad die of emphysema kinda has that effect.
I are proud of him...

/ My mom smoked for most of her life.
// Died of leukemia secondary to lung cancer in remission.
/// Miss ya, Mom...
 
2013-03-02 09:35:47 PM  

BumpInTheNight: too2ez: I don't know what half of your life is, but in my case I smoked for LONGER than half my life. I smoked for 27 years and as of last month have been smoke-free for 10 years. The "right" moment never comes if you are looking for some external sign. Quitting is the hardest thing I ever did. Even after 10 years I know that if I took a single puff of a cigarette I would be back to a pack-and-a-half a day within a week. The only way to STAY quit is to never smoke again. I won't ever smoke because I never, ever want to have go thru the agony of quitting again.

Quit. If you can't, quit again. If you can't then, quit again. Repeat until you really quit for good.

That's a realization I'm coming to grips with ever so slowly, my current goalposts are before kids show up in my relationship or something sooner of equal importance to ensure smoking is not present.  I know when I decide to quit its gotta be for good, none of this half-assed smoke on weekend or smoke when I drink but full on no more that's it I'm done.  I've quite several things over the years which are sorta like smoking but I will fully admit this will be the hardest thing to quit I've ever faced and I'm not exactly looking forward to it either way.  It will happen though, smoking is stupid and I'm being stupid by delaying it so long.


Not trying to sound like some sort of mentor or expert or anything like that here - everyone's situation is different.  I'm just offering observations based on experience.  Here's another one:  calling yourself "stupid" for smoking doesn't really get to the point.

STARTING smoking is stupid.  CONTINUING to smoke is habit - it isn't stupid.  You bring up the point of only smoking when you drink and avoiding that.  Good call.  That was a tough one.  I like to get my drink on as much as the next farker, but I had to stop drinking for six months when I gave up smoking.  The association between smoking and drinking is just too strong.
 
2013-03-02 09:40:22 PM  
A most impressive demonstration of what a non-smoker can do.
(Watch the lower-left corner, and start counting seconds at around 0:08 [you'll know when].)
 
2013-03-02 09:41:16 PM  

99.998er: On the bright side, at least it wasn't like kissing an ashtray for her husband when she was alive.


ashtray mouth
img171.imageshack.us
 
2013-03-02 09:44:16 PM  

too2ez: Not trying to sound like some sort of mentor or expert or anything like that here - everyone's situation is different. I'm just offering observations based on experience. Here's another one: calling yourself "stupid" for smoking doesn't really get to the point.

STARTING smoking is stupid. CONTINUING to smoke is habit - it isn't stupid. You bring up the point of only smoking when you drink and avoiding that. Good call. That was a tough one. I like to get my drink on as much as the next farker, but I had to stop drinking for six months when I gave up smoking. The association between smoking and drinking is just too strong.


Nah nah all good, my currently strategy is just smoking as I want, none of the partial quitting stuff just when I reach the point where I don't want to I will just quit (good luck!).  I remember when my father quit he mentioned how yah drinking was off the table because of how closely they related, my step-mother still returns to the smoking when we get together for occasions (drinking/eating=smoking).  You're right though, putting myself down for smoking while fully knowing what its doing to me isn't nearly enough incentive nor is it really healthy(mentally), I'm just not ready to quit and its one of those bizzare situations where you are quite literally punching yourself in the face while simultaneously saying "don't put your face there and I won't hit it".  Addictions are both hilarious and brutal, I had an easier time with hard drugs then this, god damnit :P
 
2013-03-02 09:51:42 PM  
According to her obit, she quit smoking about four months after filming the ad. Of course, the damage was done, and she spent the rest of her life fighting various forms of cancer.

/quit 20 years ago
//will always be addicted
///fark Big Tobacco
 
2013-03-02 10:02:26 PM  
Being saturated in cigarette smoke growing up living with parents who both smoked about 2-packs a day and asphyxiated you in the car with smoke, to going to school with "white" clothes that were stained a rust color from the nicotine in the air, from repainting your bedroom walls with the exact same brand and shade of paint as the last time you painted and the one from 2 years ago looks like coffee with cream in it, to going to a school dance and having your boyfriend of the moment take one whiff and say "You smell bad." was ALL I ever needed to convince me smoking was disgusting.

Never mind the 3 close relatives that died from lung and throat cancer from being heavy smokers. Now I get to watch my parents ruin their lives (and mine) by smoking; high blood pressure, peripheral circulatory problems, mom had what turned out to be a benign tumor in a salivary gland, dad is at a high risk for stroke, not to mention black lung from 36 years coal mining and COPD. Yet still despite all of that they keep puffing on those farking things. Dad quit for 6 months before mom sabotaged his quitting by asking him to light her cigarettes, puffing it in his face, making him miss it at every opportunity.

Don't ever start smoking, and if you're a smoker, quit before you leave behind those you love.
 
2013-03-02 10:04:30 PM  

maxheck: I had a great-aunt whom I loved dearly, but... Damned if she wasn't slipping money to the interns at the hospital she ended her days at so they would get her Pall-Malls.

And this was *while* she was on oxygen.


Kids, don't start.


I had to check your proflie to see if one of my siblings got a Fark handle.

/same thing, but with colonoscopy bag
 
2013-03-02 10:04:51 PM  
Last time I tried to quit I began hallucinating after a day. Things jumping out at me.

No cancer history in my family so I guess I'll leave it for a while longer. I'm guaranteed to spend 20 years dying of old age diabetes anyway.
 
2013-03-02 10:07:27 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: maxheck: I had a great-aunt whom I loved dearly, but... Damned if she wasn't slipping money to the interns at the hospital she ended her days at so they would get her Pall-Malls.

And this was *while* she was on oxygen.


Kids, don't start.

I had to check your proflie to see if one of my siblings got a Fark handle.

/same thing, but with colonoscopy bag


A whole bag of colonoscopies? Your great aunt's bum must have gotten raw.
 
2013-03-02 10:27:31 PM  
Quit 4 days ago. I think that this time it's for good. I think about smoking, I want to smoke. But I never, never again want to be a smoker. It doesn't fit me -- it doesn't fit anyone. And that one cigarette makes me a smoker, if I have it. I'm mostly past the physical cravings now.

The hard part is that I've spent nearly my whole adult life pointlessly and destructively smoking cigarettes, and part of addiction is that in your animal mind the addiction becomes a piece of who you are. When I think about being a non-smoker I feel very big about it. It's exciting and empowering. But there is a shirking, shadowy piece of my psyche that gnaws at me and tries to make me feel loss. That's not real, and I need to remember that.
 
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