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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2011, 11:41:09 PM »
I like to link people this page every time something about quitting smoking comes up. If you feel the urge to smoke, look at these pictures (or envision them)
http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&source=imghp&biw=1440&bih=780&q=smokers+lungs&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=

Then take a look at some smoking statistics:
http://smoking.ygoy.com/smoking-statistics-general-facts/

And of course, a list of ingredients:
http://www.tobacco.org/Resources/599ingredients.html
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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2011, 06:41:02 AM »
M2 you should make a video. Tittle: Mark Toorock's Choose not to Smoke. That's just what it reminded me of. Which is a good thing. 

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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2011, 07:15:47 AM »
Try chewing multiple pieces off gum, stress ball, punching bag, parkour training, deep breathing, a game of tetris sometimes helps me relax... there are sooo many other ways to relieve stress that are positive instead of being counter-active and smoking. Also, Dan has a cool looking graph, so I'm pretty sure he's right, he normally is. ;)
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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2011, 08:58:33 AM »
If it's worth anything, I've switched to electronic cigarettes to kick the tobacco. I use very low level nicotine juice. Nicotine is actually one of the least harmful things in cigarettes; the flavorings and glycerin in e-cigs are much less harmful than tar and burning leaves.
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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2011, 09:13:08 AM »
If it's worth anything, I've switched to electronic cigarettes to kick the tobacco. I use very low level nicotine juice. Nicotine is actually one of the least harmful things in cigarettes; the flavorings and glycerin in e-cigs are much less harmful than tar and burning leaves.
http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm173401.htm
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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #45 on: February 27, 2011, 09:27:09 AM »
I don't know if people will take this seriously, but..

Take masturbation for example. Soooo many people are addicted. And most guys do it, if they admit it or not. So the non-smokers think that quitting a drug/alcohol addiction is easy? Think about the above statement.
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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #46 on: February 27, 2011, 09:36:51 AM »
Forgot I had these pictures on my computer. I found the first one particularly helpful (click to make it bigger): http://imgur.com/a/Nm23t

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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #47 on: February 27, 2011, 10:44:32 AM »
I smoke,but I am gonna quit,It is kinda hard when its around you literally all day,regardless of where Im at,unless I stay outside all day.
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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #48 on: February 27, 2011, 10:47:34 AM »
I don't know if people will take this seriously, but..

Take masturbation for example. Soooo many people are addicted. And most guys do it, if they admit it or not. So the non-smokers think that quitting a drug/alcohol addiction is easy? Think about the above statement.




You can quit that too.


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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2011, 01:20:50 PM »
Take masturbation for example. Soooo many people are addicted. And most guys do it, if they admit it or not. So the non-smokers think that quitting a drug/alcohol addiction is easy? Think about the above statement.

That isn't analagous.

We have sex drives built into us.  I guess you could say we have a built in addiction to sex.  But when I phrase it that way it puts sex out to be the bad guy, when really it's just a survival mechanism for the species.  Nicotine, however, is not a hardwired addiction, and eventually the brain resets itself and cravings for the drug decrease in intensity and frequency.  This is not the case for sex.

You can quit that too.

Yes, but there is no medical reason to.  Masturbation is not detrimental to an individual's wellbeing.  Quite the opposite, it is actually helpful in some regards.

I smoke,but I am gonna quit,It is kinda hard when its around you literally all day,regardless of where Im at,unless I stay outside all day.

Do something to remind yourself why you quit smoking whenever you get cravings, and remove yourself from situations that would make it difficult for you.  Just remember, the cravings do decrease in frequency and intensity over time.




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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2011, 04:25:00 PM »
I never said you need to quit, I'm saying...take that into perspective when you think its easy to quit a nicotine addiction.
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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #51 on: February 27, 2011, 04:48:31 PM »
That isn't analagous.

We have sex drives built into us.  I guess you could say we have a built in addiction to sex.  But when I phrase it that way it puts sex out to be the bad guy, when really it's just a survival mechanism for the species.  Nicotine, however, is not a hardwired addiction, and eventually the brain resets itself and cravings for the drug decrease in intensity and frequency.  This is not the case for sex.

I knew someone was going to post this. It doesn't matter if the habit is built in or picked up along the way. The analogy still works, since it is just as difficult to quit. That's all he was trying to express.

Actually, I think it would be easier to quit jerkin it.

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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #52 on: February 27, 2011, 05:52:24 PM »
I knew someone was going to post this. It doesn't matter if the habit is built in or picked up along the way. The analogy still works, since it is just as difficult to quit. That's all he was trying to express.

Actually, I think it would be easier to quit jerkin it.

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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #53 on: February 27, 2011, 06:06:25 PM »
Masturbation is a trait only found in animals in Captivity. thanks Travis for the book!!

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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #54 on: February 27, 2011, 08:40:23 PM »
Masturbation is not detrimental to an individual's wellbeing.  Quite the opposite, it is actually helpful in some regards. 
Moderation is key in all things. Too much of anything - even this - can be, well, inappropriate.  :D
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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #55 on: February 27, 2011, 08:56:59 PM »
yea like in an airplane, or bus, or park.....
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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #56 on: February 27, 2011, 10:17:31 PM »
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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #57 on: February 27, 2011, 10:58:52 PM »
Kyle, that's funny. However, let's stay on topic and serious here, guys. Thanks.

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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #58 on: February 28, 2011, 07:18:21 AM »
http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm173401.htm

i dont believe a f#cking thing from the fda. did you know the CEO of the FDA is a congress woman?

of course they want you to have a harder time smoking, the tobacco companies have politicians in their pockets. from a quick skim of that article i saw a lot of "facts" with little research. might have missed them though. 


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Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« Reply #59 on: February 28, 2011, 08:08:28 AM »
i dont believe a f#cking thing from the fda. did you know the CEO of the FDA is a congress woman?

Ad hominem is not a legitimate counter-argument.

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of course they want you to have a harder time smoking, the tobacco companies have politicians in their pockets. from a quick skim of that article i saw a lot of "facts" with little research. might have missed them though. 

You must have misread the article.  It wasn't claiming anything except that e-cigs are still harmful.  They're trying to counter claims like, "E-cigs are the healthy way to smoke," and etc.

I never said you need to quit, I'm saying...take that into perspective when you think its easy to quit a nicotine addiction.

My bad, you're right.

Masturbation is a trait only found in animals in Captivity. thanks Travis for the book!!
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That's...  Not true.  Masturbation is also a trait found in the wild.