A friend is quitting smoking. I’m very, very curious to know how it feels to remove something you’re so addicted to from your life, cold turkey.
So i decided to have an interview with him.
Cheesie: Why did you decide to do something so impossible?
Friend: I’m afraid that i’ll cough up black phlegm one day. Hehe. No la. I promised my girlfriend to quit smoking and i love her very much.
Cheesie: That’s so sweet. How are you feeling now, having not touched a cigarette for four days?
Friend: *gasps* Very tulan. I feel like smoking.
Friend: I feel as if i didn’t breathe for four days.
Cheesie: But you know you can’t. You made a vow.
Friend: Yea. Even though I don’t smoke, i feel like lighting up a ciggie and just hold it between my fingers. Ahh, that feels good *looking hallucinated*.
Cheesie: Anything changed after you quit smoking? Emotionally, or physically?
Friend: My vision is clearer, erm, i mean, literally. And I realized a lot of things.
Friend: That smoking is the happiest thing to do in the world.
Cheesie: ….Hmm. Other than that?
Friend: I do a lot of weird things. Like, waking up middle of the night to play piano.
Cheesie: Is there anything else to sacrifice when you quit smoking?
Friend: There’re a lot less happy activities to do. Like clubbing, snooker, ALL GONE!
Cheesie: But you still can do those things without smoking what!
Friend: No way! It’s weird. It’s like wearing a tuxedo without underwear.
Cheesie: I cheese.
Friend: Heck, i won’t even go to mamak yumca! I’ll leave immediately after my meal. If i see someone smokes, i’ll be like “man, you’re a lucky bastard”.
Cheesie: What happens when all your friends light up a ciggie after meals?
Friend: Tell me about it! That’s why i normally eat alone. I feel sorry for my smoking friends, and feel extremely paiseh to go out with them.
Cheesie: Why paiseh? You didn’t do anything wrong.
Friend: We all know that smoking kills. I quit smoking earlier than them, it’s like they’e gonna die sonner.
Cheesie: That’s a…hmm… strange theory. But you will still enjoy the company of your friends when you go yumca, no? It’s not all about smoking.
Friend: Hell no. For me, a yumca session consists of 20% of drinking (tea), 20% of chit-chatting, and 60% of smoking.
Friend: Yea! If i were allowed to choose only one, i’ll rather zip my mouth, stay thirsty, and start smoking away. Wahaha.
Cheesie: Cheez, that gives yumca a whole new definition. Do your friends support your decision to quit smoking?
Friend: They do. But i still feel very uneasy when they start smoking in front of me, because i don’t know where to put my hands!
Cheesie: Haha. Do they ever tempt you into smoking again?
Friend: Hell yes! After a beer or two, they will start shoving a ciggie in between my teeth. Bastard friends.
Cheesie: Quite hard to resist the temptations huh?
Friend: It’s SO. HARD! Imagine 12 out of 10 friends of yours smoke, even the strangers standing beside you!
Cheesie: I understand.
Friend: Smoking is like a symbolization of the togetherness in a friendship. Lemmi ask you, what’s the first thing that you wanna do when you go travelling with your friends?
Cheesie: Err… take photo lo.
Friend: For me, it’s the thought of lighting up a cig when you walk out from the airport, the hotel… I can’t think of anything else. My mind only functions properly after a few puffs.
Cheesie: Now that you can’t smoke, what do you do to get rid of the cravings?
Friend: Keep my mouth full! Can’t you see why i keep buying snacks?
Cheesie:*chuckles* Yea i noticed. No wonder people gain weight after they quit smoking?
Friend: Think about it. One ciggie equals to a KitKat bar. Another ciggie equals to one pint of rootbeer. Another is a bag of Chachos…
Cheesie: Cheez. That sucks.
Friend: That’s not all. The worst is, i ask myself this question everyday. “WHY DO I HAVE TO QUIT SMOKING WHEN I CAN SMOKE?”
Cheesie: Erm. Ok, thank you for your time. Lastly, any useful advice for those people who intend to quit smoking?
Friend: Two words. DON’T QUIT. Seriously. Smoking is the best thing happened in my life. Thank you.
Hey….TWO WORDS from me…………..DON’T START!!
Eep…Kind of…You can’t stop if you never even start.
I agree with sheon,SAY NO TO CIGARETTE!!! 🙂
smoking is good…but quiting smoking is even better….i wish i could stop smoking…..its hard…any tips 😛
ray: go fall in love with someone who hate smoking…kekeke
Cheesie Tan (email@example.com)
Seremban, N 6152
i don’t smoke… -_-“
No real objection to smoking here. Yes, its not good for you health (or others) and it smells a lot but it is people’s choice if they want to or not. Kudos to those who wanna quit, its a hard road but if you’re strong enough to do so then you can do it. Quitting for your gf, bonus kudos..hehe..I would too!
Smoke? It’s your own prerogative………..it’s your lungs and money anyway……..
However, if you choose to smoke, PLEASE stay away from the non-smokers. Coz we CHOOSE to have fresh air and wish to not DIE from lung cancer. It’s so inconsiderate of smokers to puff away, polluting the air….and making our hair and clothes stink. How will they (the smokers) react, say if somebody with really bad BO and insensitively farts everywhere around them…….unfortunately., inhaling farts doesnt give you cancer….dang!
No ciggs, no booze, and I still have fun, besides my girl says kissing a smoker is like kissing an ashtray…haha
p.s. you are now my fashion advisor. E-Mail enroute
you just made me realised NEVER EVER to date a smoker.
Cute. Very cute.
Oh and hey, it is “Various Collections” not “Various Collection” !
I agree.Cheesie,How old is your friend?
The moment you decide to smoke,be prepared to suffer on your death bed without complains or regrets.Die bravely like how you puff away with ignorance.
And if you decide to continue smoking right after marriage,marry a wife who smokes too but please,don’t have kids. SECOND-HAND smoking KILLS faster than smoking directly frm the cig itself.
Dave is right.Kissing a smoker is like kissing an ashtray.
Besides,the smell hangs on to our clothes and -HAIR- even though we’re not the ones who are smoking.
Btw,quitting for ur partner is so wrong.QUIT FOR YOURSELF! Sincerity counts. It’s your life,not hers.
Smoking is a wrong way of giving you a sense of belonging in your clique.
Maybe one of the ways to stop smoking is to watch someone who’s dying from lung cancer.
Furthermore,it is like wasting your cash in return of a shorter lifespan.
say no to ciggie 😛 TAK NAK
hilarious!! ahaha…but your friend is so damn right. it’s the fellowship!!! the fellowship of the ciggies!!! gimme 5, friend!
they’re gonna die sooner for smoking? bullshit. second hand smokers are the real victims, the people with higher chances of getting lung cancer, because smokers are too selfish. weak, for proclaiming that they’re doing it to curb stress. pathetic, for giving in to peer pressure. even “good reasons” to smoke are simply bad excuses.
hmmm… my father should NOT read this…
(Indicating chen’s comment)That sounds really harsh… but it’s true to an extent.
“making our hair and clothes stink” Quoted from sheon
Agree 100%!!!I hate it so much!
First off, your friend has a very good sense of humour.
To be frank, smoke or not, we are being killed slowly day by day. Walking along a busy road is also killing us. Inhaling carbon monoxide is just as bad. In fact, I think it kills way faster. *I think* haha…
Casual smoking is fine by me, so long as you know when to and not to smoke. Some people are not exactly addicted to smoking. They are just not used to not smoking that they naturally light up a cigarette and they are puffing away again. Slowly, they get addicted.
Heavy smoking is the real big issue here, puffing 1 pack of 20s in a day is bad. haha…
It’s good to stop smoking. It saves you hell lots of money. Can you imagine burning RM7.40 everyday. You save RM2701 in a year.. hahaha… 🙂
the last line…OUCH for him..
anyways..smokers know that cigs will kill them one day…
but to some people..they rather live up to 40y.o. and die and had fun dying..
rather thn living up to 80y.o. and be forever be striving for 1 last puff…
and others.. who seemed to have let it go 100%..they’ve found something else to replace..
often someONE else …
Hmm… Lots of my friends do smoke. But I’m seeing less people around me smoke in public now.
2 people I know of were forced to quit smoking because they were bankrupted! Honestly! Smoking kills you not only by filling black tarmac and carbon into your lounges but also by robbing you of your $$$ until your landlord decides to throw you out of your rented apartment. 😛
@lViN : My friend said, save RM2701 in a year, then buy an LV handbag for girlfriend. He’ll rather smoke!
I hate smokers…I can’t stand ppl who sit besides me and smoke. It stinks my nose and I will sneeze..See, I’m sensitive to smoke…
recommend him watching the Aussie smoking ad filled grossly cancered mouths, legs etc..
“Quitting is BAD, but not quitting is WORSE”
A general misconception: Smokers inhale 2nd hand smoke too! In fact, they inhale fresh smoke, exhale, inhale the exhaled smoke, exhale the smoke as 3rd hand, then with another inhalation of fresh smoke…they inhale in together with the 3rd hand smoke…….cancer sticks….indeed……..
Do you know what i simply HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE most? Parents smoking within close proximity of their toddlers!! WTC?!?!?! They wanna kill their innocent kids for what?!?
those who smoke once in awhile may not think that they are in any danger when it comes to health and are able to stop smoking whenever they want to…but actually, they already are…let’s just say they smoke once every fortnight…if you take the cigarette away from them for a few months, the after effects will be the same as smokers who are addicted to it and had tried to quit smoking…you will be craving for it til you lose your mind…it doesn’t matter whether they are addicted or not…once you started, it’s destroying your health already…
I think Cheeserland has become a place for anti-smoking campaigners 😛
Smoking does help our economy, so those smoker contributed more to our country, so never look down those smoker, but just try to avoid them…..tell me i need FRESH AIR…
Cheeesalujah! hahaha…One hell of a spanking laugh i had! I salute yr friend..do tell him that ;D CHeers.
Pfft. Smokers can never quit. They will still sneak a smoke or two when they have the chance to.
So my advice is: smoke filtered cigarettes. You’ll live longer.
Smoking kills? Yes. But I m with Alvin, so does everything else.
Remember to avoid all other things too
e.g. Anything with high cholesterol content, don’t drive – pollution kills too :P, don’t use electricity either – they are mostly produced from oil and gas which causes pollution and kills, so many things – oh yeah, one more – plant your own veggies and start a breeding farm for livestocks!!!
Typical non smokers! 😛
Funny thing – since he quit smoking, he’s chuffin in more junk food than before. If he don’t die of lung cancer also will die of high blood pressure, cholesterol related diseases also.
The key is moderation, replacing cigs with junk food won’t make you live longer 😛
i dun hate smokers but i hate those small restaurant that has smoking area – and there are everywhere in japan! damn even that i sit in non smoking area i hav to bear with the 2nd hand smoke… i m so glad that i dun have to live here (in nagoya) forever.. japan is a real smoking country! with cigarrettes vending machines everywhere – crazy!!
Your friend is in a very difficult stage now. Hmm…. I’m wondering why he didn’t think of the money saved from quit smoking. I don’t smoke, not even 1 stick and I have plenty of friends who smoke. I went out teh tarik, pubs and even snooker.
If you dun wanna be a 2nd hand smoker…be the one smoking..that way u won’t die faster rite?..xD
kidding…smoking kills, folks…
My bf quit smoking for me too =D And he didnt complain =X
But he didnt gain any weight.. still so thin T_T
Think of it in another perspective…you guys know how kiasu our government is rite? Since smoking kills, and Malaysia wants to be like any other smoke-free country, they’re discouraging people from smoking. But then they finally realise that their plan ACTUALLY worked…people are quitting but the country is not making any money because nobody is buying cigarettes…so they continue to up the price of cigs to cover their losses.
And as enrico said…smokers do contribute to society too. Your average 20 year old non-smoker do not pay any tax but a 20 year old smoker would have contributed much more. Besides, if there are no smokers in the country, doctors would have no chance of undergoing experiments to produce cures for lung cancer and the lot. I have plenty more reason because I am 1 big lawyer buruk(haha) and also a smoker…cheers…
wow, getting lots of opinions ar, i hav something to say also…err…nevermind…forget it…err…hey, so many mosquitoes here, better start smoking!
to all those who said bf quit smoking for u all..
wad makes you think he really quit????
as far as i noe, there are plenty of ways to hide smoking as long as u dun smoke lik just b4 u meet ur gf lar.
i wun be with a smoker, even if hes an ex smoker
greentea, y cant u accept an ex-smoker ?
and…john, i totally disgree with wat u said.
1) government increases the price of cig not bcos they r earning less, but bcos they want to discourage the citizens to smoke!!!
2) 20 y/o smoker contributed more to the economy bcos they buy cig? hey, the burden on healthcare to take care of a lung cancer patient will have cost much more than that!! wat the hack…
3) if there’s no smokers in the country, then doctor wouldnt have to bother doing experiments to come out with cures for lung cancer…bcos the number of citizens that hav lung cancer will damn low!!!
i think a person who smokes is OK…. and sometimes quite yeng oso… but sometimes oso very smelly lo… LOL… but if u smoke juz to socialize v plp… then can try to decrease the volume u smoke lo… like when u cham v plp hu didnt smoke… then can try to not smoke lo… i will fully support plp who quit smoke cuz u guys are so determine!!! im not a determine person… keke gambathe and jia you lo!!! strong—> less —> non-smoker lo!!! if you think you can… YOU CAN!!!^.^
If i were to be a lawmaker, i’ll go straight to outlawing ciggies… it dosen’t only pollute the air and make non-smoker stinks… it KILLS us non-smokers!!! i’ve been working in a kopi cha pou when i was after form 5, there were those inconsiderate fuckers that not only smoke, but puff out their carcinogenic smoke right in front of me!!! man, come to think of it, i really want to just pull them up and beat them in a bloody pulp that not even their mamas can recognise them… sorry for thinking so violent though…