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Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
01-18-2019
12:30 PM ET (US)
/m29899 TY NY
29900
Stoopid GoobersPerson was signed in when posted
01-18-2019
12:25 PM ET (US)
/m29899 You’re two hours late with that news.
29899
NYGUYPerson was signed in when posted
01-18-2019
12:21 PM ET (US)
2018 1099R NOW AVAILABLE ON OPM SITE.
29898
Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
01-18-2019
11:16 AM ET (US)
I smoked for two short periods in my life ("short", meaning about 6 years). Finally, I shook that nasty habit for good in 1994. It was the hardest thing to do, in my life. It felt like little Demons were on my back, tearing the ribs away from my spine. I would never have succeeded, without the "Patch" (which became available around that time, over-the-counter). Not sure how well I'd do with these Psych drugs today, but I encourage all to do Whatever It Takes, to quit. Cigarettes truly drag you down by the heels and shorten your life by about 15 years, on average. What's more important is that they can WRECK your life, if they don't kill you. Just like the commercials about 50-something people dragging their Oxygen tanks around with them, for the Duration. And I'm sure those Tanks don't make you FEEL GOOD, either. So what, if you survived? Your life won't be worth spit, for your last 15 years here on Earth.

I had a couple in the '90s on one of my routes (they were about 55 but looked 75), who were Confirmed and Dedicated smokers. They used to have CASES of CARTONS of ciggies delivered to the door. He'd open the door (in Full Regalia, oxygen tubes dangling from his pallid, yellowed complexion) to sign for receipt of some of them. One day, he answered the door with ALL THE SKIN blown off his face. He had lit a cigarette, which ignited his Oxygen and blew up, leaving him with a mask of RAW MEAT for a face. That's about the time I got "The Patch".
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Cali to ColoPerson was signed in when posted
01-18-2019
11:02 AM ET (US)
Thanks, drb. I am a dinosaur and can hardly tolerate the new slots.
Edited 01-18-2019 11:02 AM
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drbPerson was signed in when posted
01-18-2019
10:32 AM ET (US)
many (most?) casinos still allow smoking. depends on the state, or if they're on tribal land. some casino floors have separate smoking and non areas; some have outdoor patio-type areas w/slots. have been to casinos in NY, ON, PA, OH, MO, AR, OK, AZ, CA, & NV. only ones I've seen completely non-smoking (step outside to smoke) were in NY (some, not all) and ON.
Edited 01-18-2019 10:41 AM
29895
Always ThinkingPerson was signed in when posted
01-18-2019
10:31 AM ET (US)
New annuity statements for Feb and 1099-R for 2018 posted on OPM today
29894
Cali to ColoPerson was signed in when posted
01-18-2019
10:04 AM ET (US)
Are there still indoor venues that still allow smoking? How about casinos? Seriously, do they (casinos) have a separate smoking section? I thought Black Hawk here in Colorado may have had one recently, but I didn't pay attention. We went up there recently for a surprise b.d. party and the hotels were at least $180 a night and the food wasn't cheap. I didn't gamble and don't gamble.
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DazedandConfusedPerson was signed in when posted
01-18-2019
07:18 AM ET (US)
/m29890 Dano, I quit for 25 years before. I found it got easier the longer you quit. I started to spend a lot of time in clubs, which I don't do anymore, and everybody smoked.
Edited 01-18-2019 07:26 AM
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Dannofrom50Person was signed in when posted
01-18-2019
01:29 AM ET (US)
Hooters ought to be a happy memory or a place you like to go.
29891
baltimore billPerson was signed in when posted
01-18-2019
01:07 AM ET (US)
Good luck with the smoking, Dazed. I quit 26 yrs ago and don't miss it a bit. Stay strong. When you have a craving, try to think of something positive- a happy memory, a place you like to go, etc. It's the biggest favor you will ever do for yourself!!
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Dannofrom50Person was signed in when posted
01-17-2019
09:37 PM ET (US)
Dazed. Let us know how you are progressing once you hit 8 month mark. I've known 3 smokers that started backsliding at that point. It was so easy at first for them. Good luck.
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Cali to ColoPerson was signed in when posted
01-17-2019
07:41 PM ET (US)
COPD is awful. My mom, father-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law (dead at 55) had it. Needing to carry around oxygen is a life changing pain in the ass.
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RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
01-17-2019
06:18 PM ET (US)
I kept giving him the side-eye the whole time because of the warnings about suicidal side effects, but there was none of that at all. He didn't like the way it made him feel, like maybe an upset stomach, something like that. He didn't even finish the whole course of it and has never wanted a cigarette again.
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DazedandConfusedPerson was signed in when posted
01-17-2019
06:14 PM ET (US)
/m29885 RIKSNY, some people have trouble taking it, but I never did.
29886
82% RetiredPerson was signed in when posted
01-17-2019
03:38 PM ET (US)
/m29880 Denise reread /m29862
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