RE: a health dilemma.

From: Reason (
Date: Wed Jan 23 2002 - 17:49:00 MST

You know, minimalism is good:

I think that this nicely encapsulates everything that's been said on the
topic in that past couple of days. Poetry, comics, and facial expressions
really should be looked on as an important compression techniques for
structured information.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Simon McClenahan
> Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 3:36 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: a health dilemma.
> Whatever works.
> But if you really want to prove that you've quit, you need to face all of
> those excuses you just listed and not smoke, i.e. realize that
> your fiancee
> is gone, no more sex and love platitudes from her. Then carry a pack of
> cigarettes and a lighter with you always (for a couple of weeks
> say, nothing
> too inconvenient for your new intended lifestyle), go to smokey bars, hang
> around your friends who smoke and laugh at you telling you you'll
> never make
> it, etc.
> Don't look at it as losing (the pleasure of smoking), look at it
> as gaining
> (better immunity and health). You may congratulate yourself for giving up
> this time after the ritual is over, but you've only addressed the symptom,
> not the cause.
> Sincerely, congratulations so far, from one ex-smoker to another.
> cheers,
> Simon
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