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Anyone have a smoking tolerance?

Discussion in 'Health & Healing' started by Sutekh, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. Sutekh

    Sutekh Active Member
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    I am a casual smoker myself, one of my buddies who probably smokes more than I would, would tell me that he's never had a tolerance build up in his life. I am curious if many of you every had any tolerance buildups where you don't feel the usual buzz from having a cigarette.

    (And please, dont lecture me on being addicted to smoking, because I am not. Sure I like to smoke my favorite brand but it doesn't mean I smoke all the time)
     
  2. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    I have always wondered : why do smokers smoke?
    :p:p
     
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    Yes, with drug addiction comes tolerance to the drug, same as with other addictions.
     
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  4. Sutekh

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    Their are plenty of reasons, me for example if I am really under a lot of stress by the work that I do, then I might light one up back home and enjoy my buzz. I am usually out once when I am done smoking just 1 cigarette. Others just might enjoy getting that buzzy feeling.
     
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    I've never smoked, so couldn't tell you. I've always had a high alcohol tolerance,though. Friends I drink with get drunk much faster than me even though I drink less frequently and weigh less than them. It takes me several strong drinks in rapid succession to even feel a slight buzz, even though I rarely drink.
     
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  6. Estro Felino

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    I see...I am addicted to espresso so I don't judge anyone:p
     
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    I would get a very tiny buzz first thing or if I waited for hours between smokes, but I wan't that interested in the buzz. It didn't last long and wasn't intense. I didn't smoke to relax.
     
  8. Sutekh

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    Thats interesting, with me I noticed that if I go slow on a Marlboro I would only get a mild buzz, but if I smoke a 2nd hit right away than I would get more of a stronger buzz. Smoking a Newport in my experience is a bit more intense than a Marlboro though.
     
  9. dianaiad

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    Just don't do it around me, because I'll end up in the ER getting steroid shots and sucking on a nebulizer. Given that, I would say that I have absolutely no tolerance for smoking. None. MY smoking wouldn't kill me, but someone else's smoking just might.

    In fact, if I see you smoking anywhere near my house, or inside any 'no smoking' areas, I just MIGHT shoot you. OK, I wouldn't. But I'd be very tempted...and I MIGHT hand you the medical bill.
     
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  10. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    You must admit, guys that smoking is the only addiction which is harmful to others.
    :rolleyes:


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  11. Augustus

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    I'm sure people married to alcoholic, gambling addicts would disagree... (and many others)
     
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    I used to smoke all the time. And I would only feel that "buzz" the first time in the morning. After that, I was maintaining the level of nicotine in my system so there was no more "buzz" from the smoking, only the unpleasant light-headedness and obsessive thinking that comes with the incessant urge to smoke again (when those nicotine levels drop).

    By the way, addiction is not defined by how much you imbibe in the addictive substance or behavior, it's defined by one's inability to stop when they want to. So if you really want to know if you are addicted to something, simply choose to stop engaging in it for 30 days. If you can do that relatively easily, then you are very likely not addicted. But it's a 'sliding scale', as addictions are progressive. So keep that in mind, as well.
     
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    My remarks concern your statement as pertains to denying you're addicted to smoking. And that you are not.

    Prove it to yourself.
    Starting right now.
    Determine for yourself that you are going to prove to yourself you are not addicted to cigarettes. Vow starting right now that you will not smoke from today forward and for a whole 7 days.

    If you laugh at that suggestion, you're addicted.
    Because the thought of going without the nicotine fix scares you on a visceral level.

    If you take up the suggestion and fail, you're addicted.
    This is because you are addicted. Your entire body has been saturated with the chemical of nicotine, which is an addictive substance.
    When you stop smoking your body craves the fix. Just as in withdraw from any other addiction. Be it nicotine, food, alcohol, street drugs. The body has adjusted its physiology to include the "fuel" of the addictive substance and its recurring effects due to that chemical, be it food, alcohol, nicotine, even sex due to the endorphins that are released during orgasm.
    When the body is denied what has become fuel for itself it craves a fix because the immune system, the lymph, all eliminatory organs start to excrete the byproducts of the addictive chemical(s).
    They start to heal the body and restore the balance prior to the saturation episode. Be it having ocurred over days, as in binge drug users, alcoholism. Weeks, months, or years.

    But in the process of that the body craves what it has become use to in order to function under the influence.

    If you're not addicted to nicotine prove it.
    Stop getting your fix of nicotine starting right now. And for seven days.

    Have you ever seen someone die of lung cancer? Esophageal cancer? COPD? (Which killed actor Leonard "Spock" Nemoy. And he'd quit smoking years prior to the diagnosis)
    I have.

    Its ugly.
    For everyone including the patient sufferer.
     
  14. dianaiad

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    I would like to add this to SugarOcean's words: evidently smoking is one of the, if not THE, most difficult addiction to stop. So, if you can't stop, then find help so you can. It won't be a bit easy.

    So I hope you are right and you aren't addicted.

    But I'll bet you are.
     
  15. SalixIncendium

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    The only time I ever got the nicotine buzz was when I'd light up after not smoking for a period of time.

    If one is a regular smoker, there is no sensation of a buzz because the nicotine levels in your bloodstream have stabilized.
     
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  16. David T

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    why not?
    And so what?

    Personally i think it should be against the law to not smoke wear seat belts have fuel efficent cars and urban growth boundries.

    2.8 billion to 7.5 billion in Just my life time is insanity. Who cares human life is now beyond cheap, made cheaper everyday by 200,000 more. learn to die ride a motorcycle smoke a stogie along the way.

    I am vehementaly anti nanny state especially both conservative/liberal version of it. Idiots.
     
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  17. David T

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    Omg spot on!
     
  18. SomeRandom

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    I’ve never smoked but people have been smoking around me since high school. I sort of got better at handling second hand smoke.
    I have built up a tolerance to alcohol though
     
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    I smoke 1.5 packs a day. The only way I get a buzz off a cigarette is if I'm out, like I am right now, and then smoke a cigarette.

    I need to go to the store.
     
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    You should try smoking again. It will make you feel like a kid again. It's cool.
     
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